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Bali Boat Trip
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Owner description: What to expect? Bali Boat Trip cruises cruise from Serangan harbour over to Crystal Bay on Nusa Penida, named for its super clear water. A renowned diving location due to it's colourful reefs the snorkeling is wonderful. The picturesque island in the bay provides a stunning backdrop to a wonderful day out away from the crowds. The beautiful sandy beach, bordered by coconut tree palms and an old temple sets the scene for the most relaxing day out from Bali. Complimentary fruit, snacks and water for your cruise over will let you settle into the boat life for the day. On arrival we encourage guests to take advantage of the beautiful water while the beach BBQ gets underway. Jump from the top deck, practice your balancing skills by walking our outriggers or grab a mask and go find Nemo! The highlight of the trip is a BBQ consisting of chicken, beef and fish skewers accompanied by a fresh chefs's salad and a secret recipe potato salad. While the food settles the run of the beach and the bay is yours. Occupy your afternoon with beach games, sunbathing, headland walks, top deck diving competitions, snorkeling and even cliff jumping! Mid afternoon everyone is back aboard for the cruise back to Bali, relax in the shade under our large canopy or sit up front catching the last rays of the day with an icy cold Bintang.
Reviewed December 30, 2013

We had a great day with Russel and his crew. In the morning we visited a quiet snorkel area on a neighboring island of Lebongan. For lunch we set course to Lebongan Island where we were taken to the beach club at Sandy Bay, probably the best breezy spot on the island. What a great place this is. After lunch we did som more great snorkeling and then hadded back to Bali. Just a great day to spend with the whole family! thanks Russel!

Thank Godfried v
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Russell F, Owner at Bali Boat Trip, responded to this reviewResponded January 1, 2014

Don't let wet season put you off, we still have glorious sunny days during this season as this day proved. Wonderful to have you and your family with us for the day. Thank you for taking the time to tell other families what a great way to spend some time together this is. Have a great 2014!

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Reviewed November 12, 2013

If you love the sun and the sea and want to get away from the dirty and busy Bali beaches, a day trip with Russell and his crew is absolutely briljant. There are a lot of boat trips out there (possibly cheaper) but certainly for families you want to make sure that you hire a professional crew and not some local fisherman who just dumps you in dangerous places. We have two boys (8 and 9 years) and they loved the speedboat, the snorkeling and the deserted white beaches and blue water. Russell is a wonderful host and great with kids. The food was also excellent. For us the best day in Bali during our stay.

Thank jeroen h
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Russell F, Owner at Bali Boat Trip, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2013

We appreciate the time taken to write this review, it means a lot to us. It was a pleasure to have your family out with us for the day and be part of your children's first snorkel experience. It is a perfect, relaxing family day out away from the crowds as you mentioned so we hope to welcome many more families in the future.
We hope the school presentation went well :)

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Reviewed October 22, 2013

First, let me just say I did a lot of research trying to find a private boat charter for my family (3 generations worth) during our time in Bali. I was surprised how few options I found that weren't boats for overnight trips or day trips where you are with 100 other people Bali Boat Trips is a rare find. We saw a number of those large day trip boats on our day out and booking your own boat is the only way to go! Second, I was a bit nervous booking as the reviews appeared to be mostly adults in a party boat situation. Though I have no doubt they would be perfect for that, it's also FANTASTIC for families!

We spent the day with Russell and his team a few weeks ago and had the most wonderful day! There were 13 of us in total - between the ages of 5 and 83. We were picked up at the villa and taken directly to the boat where we left for Crystal Bay. Did some amazing snorkeling (generally, I'm not a huge snorkeling fan, but the water was beautiful and everyone enjoyed seeing amazing coral and a huge variety of fish). The bay is gorgeous! We then spent most of the day on the beach (which we honestly had to ourselves - a treat in itself in Bali. A few scuba boats were in the bay for a bit, but we were the only ones who actually went to the beach). Played on the beach and in the water and then enjoyed an amazing BBQ lunch. We were fed from the moment we got on the boat and everything was wonderful - I'm not a big fish eater, but the fish skewers are delicious! (food is a tricky task when you have a number of small children in your party, but these folks get it right!). More swimming and playing on the beach, followed by little boat trip to another lovely swimming area and returned home completely exhausted that evening. Thanks to everyone at Bali Boat Trip - great day out!!

Book it - you won't be disappointed!

Thank mpt7
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Russell F, Owner at Bali Boat Trip, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2013

Thank you for taking the time out of a busy family life to review us and share your thoughts, it is very much appreciated.
It is true we have been doing a few party trips but we have also been doing family trips. A private charter is easy to customise to the needs of our guests. This "luxury speed package" was a perfect fit for the 3 generations in this family and we encourage any other travelling families to get away from the crowds and have a personalised day out with Bali Boat Trip.
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

I was organising a stag party for a mate in Bali and having never been to the country before didn't know where to start. So happy I found Bali Boat Trip and Russell as the day ended up being a big success. We rented our own boat and Russell took care of everything, even coming over to our villa the day before to check everything was in place. The day included snorkelling, volleyball on the breach, jumping off the top of the boat, a great lunch and lots of beers from the cooler boxes on the boat. Russell also recommended a great place for dinner that turn out to be a winner as well. Thanks to him and the team and I'd highly recommend them!

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Russell F, Owner at Bali Boat Trip, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2013

We appreciate the kind words! The boat is the perfect build up to a big night out for stag/bucks/hens/ parties as it gives the group time to bond before hitting the clubs. Hope the wedding was a success and we hope you look us up next time you are on the island.

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Reviewed August 16, 2013

We booked this trip through the Internet from Australia, the owner Russell gave quick responses and helped out for a party of 8. The pricing is fantastic, boat was large and comfy, would def look to go on this boat on my next trip back to indo!

Thank _gilly098
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Russell F, Owner at Bali Boat Trip, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review us. More and more stag/bucks/hens parties are enjoying a day out with us. It is the ideal way for a group to re-connect and relax before a potentially big night!
We hope to see you again on your next holiday in Bali.

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