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How to Get from Bali to Nusa Lembongan? Everything you need to know

August 02, 2023

How to Get from Bali to Nusa Lembongan? Everything you need to know

If you're dreaming of an idyllic escape filled with sunkissed shores, crystal-clear waters, and laid-back vibes, Nusa Lembongan is the tropical paradise you've been searching for. Days on Nusa Lembongan are all about enjoying the simple island life. Picture yourself cruising around on the motorbike underneath the swaying palmtrees - swim, SUP, snorkel or surf all day and sipping on a refreshing coconut or tropical cocktail, while swaying in a hammock overlooking the ocean. 

This favorite island of ours is only a 40 minute boat ride away from Bali, therefore the perfect sunscape during your trip to Bali - whether it's a one day trip or to stay there for a few magical days. We love to go here for a long weekend to escape the crowds of buzzing Seminyak and Canggu.

How to get from Bali to Nusa Lembongan?

One of the most asked questions we get! We always take Rocky Fast Cruise.

It is the only one company that provides jetty to jetty service from the new Sanur Harbour in Bali. So that means dry feet, no more walking into the ocean into the boat! Rocky Fast Cruise arrives at their own private harbour in Telatak Village, on the East side of Nusa Lembongan. 

And we have a little gift to save on your trip!
With code 'WELIKEBALI' you'll receive 10% to 15% off your boat tickets.

Traveling solo? You'll get 10% off > Book your boat tickets here
Traveling with 2 persons or more? You'll get 15% off! > Book your boat tickets here

Here's everything you need to know:

Bali > Nusa Lembongan FAQ

1. How long does the boat ride take?
Only 40 minutes!

2. How do I book and pay my Rocky Fast Cruise tickets?
The best way is to book online upfront, as soon as you know your travel dates. You can go to the website of Rocky Fast Cruises, pick your time, book and pay. The seats are yours!

And make sure to use our 'WELIKEBALI' promocode for discount on your boat tickets! 

Traveling solo? You'll get 10% off > Book your boat tickets here
Traveling with 2 persons or more? You'll get 15% off! > Book your boat tickets here

You can WhatsApp for bookings and questions on +62 81339099963.

3. How does pick-up / transfer work?

Rocky Fast Cruise offers free pick-up and drop off at your hotel or villa in Bali. And the Rocky Fast Cruise buggy will arrange drop off and pick-up on Nusa Lembongan.

2. What are the departure times Sanur, Bali - Nusa Lembongan?
Rocky Fast Cruise departs 4 times daily:

10:00 am
12:00 pm (noon)
14:00 pm
17:00 pm

3. Wat are the return times from Nusa Lembongan to Sanur, Bali?
Rocky Fast Cruise returns 4 times daily:
09:00 am
11:00 am
13:00 pm
16:00 pm

4. Can I bring all my luggage?
Yes, easy! The Rocky Fast Cruise crew will take good care of your belongings and all suitcases, luggage, surf boards and more can be stored on the boat.

5. Is it safe to travel to Nusa Lembongan with kids?
We love that it's just a short boat ride and you now depart and land on a dock, rather than the beach which also doable but also tricky with little ones. Rocky Fast Cruise proved life vests on board. The crossing over can be a little bit choppy depending on the sea and wind, so we always recommend to check weather conditions before departure.

6. How is the sea / are the waves when cross over from Bali to Lembongan and back?
It completely depends on swell, tides, sea and wind. We recommend, especially when traveling with young children to check the weather conditions before your departure. We usually check Windguru Bali of Surfline Bali for swell - if there's big swell we recommend to postpone your boat trip. 

We have been on the boat countless times, and our experience the early morning boat rides are usually the most pleasant ones as the seas are generally calmer and there is less wind - while the trips on the end of the day can be a bit more choppy or rough.

If you get sea sick easily, the office provides motion sickness tablets, take them approximately 30 minutes before departure and we can. recommend to sit in the back on the boat, instead of in the front.

7. What time do I need to be at the harbour?
You'll need to be at the Rocky Fast Cruise harbour 30 minutes prior to departure time. We recommend to go earlier, since there can be traffic along the way - especially if you're traveling from Canggu. If you're returning to Bali from Nusa Lembongan, you'll find no traffic on Lembongan - you can use the transfer from Rocky Boat to be picked up at your hotel or arrange with your hotel.

8. How to get to your stay from the harbour? 
Once you arrive at the private harbour of Rocky Fast Cruise, the buddy from Rocky Fast Cruise will drop you off at your hotel / island stay on Nusa Lembongan or Nusa Ceningan! All land transportation on  is included in your ticket price. Or you can arrange a private pick-up by your hotel / island stay which is often also included in your stay. They will await you at the harbour. 

9. Can I change my boat tickets?
Yes! Once you purchased your boat tickets with Rocky Fast Cruise you can change your date and time free or charge. 

Any more questions?
Let us know in the comments below!

Book your Bali - Lembongan boat tickets with Rocky Fast Cruise here - and enjoy. your tropical adventure in paradise!

Traveling solo? You'll get 10% off > Book your boat tickets here
Traveling with 2 persons or more? You'll get 15% off! > Book your boat tickets here


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