CRUISE BALI, GILI &LOMBOK
Cruising to Bali, Gili or Lombok for the day is an excellent option if you book a resort-based holiday but want to get out on the ocean for the day. Each place has its unique spin on exotic island-life and a variety of magnificent sea-centered activities.
Explore’s cruises in Bali, based around Benoa in the south, offer access to one of the island’s best watery playgrounds. Ahmed further to the east provides some of the best diving and snorkeling in the region including an enormous navy shipwreck and the Nusa Islands offer cliff jumping, clear blue lagoons and perfect beaches.
Both rustic and tropical, the Gili’s comprise of three islands: Gili Trawangan (Gili T), Gili Air and Gili Meno. All have beautiful white sand beaches, fabulous snorkeling, and marine life as well as lots of local character. Gili T is renowned as a party destination while Gili Air and Gili Meno are quieter, however, if pure escapism is what you desire, Explore’s charters also cruise to the secret Gilis.
Lombok is far less touristy than Bali, although surfers and divers flock to this location because of the great waves and abundant marine life. Another of the highlights here is Indonesia’s second tallest volcano, Gunung Rinjani, which dominates the island’s landscape attracting keen trekkers to its lush slopes.
Scuba diving and snorkeling
Surfing in Bali and Lombok
Manta Rays in Nusa Penida
Lagoons and beaches
USS liberty shipwreck