Ac­tive Bali

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Canyon Tubing Ad­ven­ture is call­ing out ex­plor­ers to ex­pe­ri­ence this is­land in a unique way by dis­cov­er­ing a hid­den canyon in the heart of Bali by means of float­ing down a crys­tal clear stream in your own tube. Have a thing for the fly­ing fox? The ob­sta­cles of this par­tic­u­lar fly­ing fox con­struc­tion will wow your eyes over Bali’s un­spoiled na­ture.

Below are a few sug­ges­tions of ex­cit­ing land-based and aquatic ac­tiv­i­ties. If you know what you like - go for it!


The 13,677 is­lands of the In­done­sian ar­chi­pel­ago stretch­ing over an area 5,200 km into the pa­cific ocean present a plethora of choices for “boat­ies” to ex­plore. Bali has three main ports - Benoa in the south, Padan­g­bai in the east and Gil­i­manuk in the north. Sev­eral ma­jor ship­ping lines make Padan­g­bai and Benoa ports of call on around the world cruises. If you would like to ex­plore the is­lands near Bali you have wide range of choices for boat­ing ex­pe­di­tions from a day cruises to longer overnight trip on yachts or lux­ury cruis­ers. Here’s the se­lec­tive list of some sea cruise com­pa­nies on the is­land. To Nusa Lem­bon­gan and Nusa Penida - 1 Day

Nusa Lem­bon­gan is an is­land of 12km2, sit­u­ated 28 km east of Benoa. It’s one of Bali’s most pop­u­lar des­ti­na­tions for won­der­ful day trips; its mar­vel­lous coral reefs make it an ex­cel­lent spot for div­ing, snorkelling and surf­ing. Nusa Penida is a larger is­land off the south­east coast of Bali with a dry cli­mate and a pop­u­la­tion of 45,000 peo­ple. This is­land is also is a great spot for div­ing and snorkelling but be­ware of strong cur­rents. Be safe and never dive alone! Sev­eral cruise com­pa­nies of­fer day tours to Nusa Lem­bon­gan or Nusa Penida is­lands. Al­ter­na­tively there is a lo­cal boat from Sa­nur Beach that leaves daily for both is­lands.


In­done­sia’s lead­ing Ma­rine Tourism Com­pany, Bali Hai Cruises, op­er­ates ex­cit­ing Day and Evening Cruises from a pri­vate re­cep­tion fa­cil­ity at Benoa Har­bour, Bali. Aboard a fleet of the most lux­u­ri­ous, mod­ern ves­sels in Bali, our ex­pe­ri­enced, pro­fes­sional and friendly crew en­sures the very best blend of In­done­sian and Western hospi­tal­ity to Lem­bon­gan Is­land daily. Benoa Har­bor T. +62361 720 331


Cruise in com­fort aboard Bali Bounty Cruises 400 pas­sen­ger cata­ma­ran. With a cruis­ing speed of up to 30 knots, you may sit back, re­lax and en­joy full staff ser­vice while read­ing the daily news­pa­per or view­ing the on­board video en­ter­tain­ment. They sail from Bali ev­ery day. Benoa Har­bour T. +62361 726 666


Ven­ture into par­adise each day with Quicksilver Cruises to the pic­turesque is­land of Nusa Penida, where it ties up along­side a float­ing pon­toon for the day. Head Of­fice : Jl. Kerta Dalem Raya no.96 Bali 80224 T. +62361 721 521


Take a trip on the open water and es­cape the stress of life with Blue Mar­lin Bali yachts as you dis­cover ex­otic spots and delve deep into the nat­u­ral beauty of Bali. Of­fer­ing pri­vate char­ters for day trips, Blue Mar­lin Bali is per­fect for groups of up to 18 guests max­i­mum. Cou­ples can also en­joy a pri­vate ro­man­tic get­away in the yacht’s cosy dou­ble cabin or twin cabin. Choose from a half-day cruise, full-day cruise to Lem­bon­gan Is­land, full­day cruise to Gili Is­lands and Sun­downer Cruises with fun ac­tiv­i­ties like snor­kel­ing and div­ing. To book your next pri­vate char­ter, please visit­


Ex­plore the beauty of Bali with Trop­i­cal Yacht Char­ters’ wide range of yachts, sail­boats and fast boats avail­able for pri­vate char­ter. Choose Jenna, a fast cruiser boat ideal for the In­done­sian wa­ters, per­fect for groups of up to 20 pas­sen­gers, or the For­ever Riz­zardi Top Line 50, an im­ported Ital­ian Lux­ury Yacht for your dream trip around the is­lands of Bali and Lom­bok, ideal for groups of up to 8 guests. Each ex­cur­sion is tai­lored to your ex­pec­ta­tions: whether re­lax­ing in the turquoise wa­ters of a se­cluded an­chor­age or an ac­tion-packed on­board ad­ven­ture. Con­tact www.trop­i­caly­achtchar­ to make your book­ing to­day.


Ev­ery­one should know that Bali has a won­der­ful un­der­wa­ter world with abun­dant ma­rine life and beau­ti­ful coral gar­den await­ing to be ex­plored. There are many div­ing sites in Bali that at­tract divers from around the globe. Some of the div­ing sites, like USAT Lib­erty Ship­wreck and Amed div­ing sites are suit­able for begin­ner divers. If you’ve not yet tried these sports, we rec­om­mend that you start at Sa­nur or Tan­jung Benoa Beach where you can hire the nec­es­sary equip­ment, ei­ther right on the beach­front (at a beach club) or at one of the ho­tel-run dive cen­tres. Instructions are avail­able at these div­ing cen­tres. Most of the cen­tres of­fer In­ter­na­tional (PADI) div­ing cer­tifi­cates but be sure to check their PADI Resort Code as well, for the in­sur­ance and med­i­cal fa­cil­i­ties. It is ad­vis­able to look for div­ing cen­tres that have a ‘five-star’ PADI Ap­proval Rat­ing. Please note that Bali’s only de­com­pres­sion cham­ber is at Sanglah Public Hos­pi­tal in Den­pasar (see ‘Hos­pi­tals’ in the ‘Es­sen­tial Info’ sec­tion for more info).

Photo Courtesy of Blue Mar­lin Bali

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