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Canberra, Australia
posts: 273
reviews: 22
seasickness prone...

I Yes Mal de mer is a big issue for me...I

had a hellish return trip on the Mabuway Express many years ago after a calm crossing on the Padangbai slow boat...thinking I will fly , then get taxi and cross on local boat to Gili Air next July...strangely the oldfashioned ferry boats which are being phased out are the most stable and i never get sick on them???

Any idea where i can find a stable ,slow displacement (thats the kind i need apparently) boat from Lombok to Gili Air please?

Many thanks

Perth, Australia
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for Lombok
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reviews: 25
1. Re: seasickness prone...

The old fashion ferry boats are certainly not being phased out. They are actually barges and are the only meansfor transporting food, fuel, and every thing else from one island to another. Th ed y are loaded with trucks. It is also the primary means of ttransport for indonesians between islands.

the only type of boat to gili air from lombok is a small boat. Either a local ferry or speed boat

Canberra, Australia
posts: 273
reviews: 22
2. Re: seasickness prone...

ok so i can get a ferry /barge style then wonderful ...where and when would be great info?

thanks

Perth, Australia
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for Lombok
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3. Re: seasickness prone...

The ferry / barge runs from Padang Bai on Bali to Lembar Harbour on Lombok, they leave every hour, day and night. From Lembar you have to then get transport to Bangsal harbour about 2 hrs away and cross by local ferry which is a smallish boat local style that takes about 40 people (and maybe a few chickens)

you can book the trip all the way through with some transport companies in Bali, I think Perama is one

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