Review for the boat from Amed to Gili T!
I was so super nervous as I’d read what felt like 1000s of reviews about how horrible this crossing was but... I was very pleasantly surprised!
We got a “free” ride from the hotel (including in the ticket price of course).
The crossing was a tad bumpy as it’s the ocean and that’s just how the ocean is but... we had a good day for weather so it seemed we got “calm” waters. I even managed to read my book without feeling sick at all.
The crew was good, keeping us informed and chatting. Free glass of water and what looked like enough life jackets for everyone. Two life rafts that fit 80 people total.
The loading and disembarked were fine... didn’t get wet at all.
Asked one crew member where best to sit to avoid sea sickness and he said at the back. Definitely good advice!
I timed the crossing as well, out of curiosity. On this good day it took 1 hour and 5 minutes so not sure about their 40 minute claim but hey, I was still happy.
Maybe we just got lucky and the trip back won’t be so good but after reading so many not so happy reviews, I wanted to take the time to write a nicer one if it helps calm (even a little bit) someone who is as nervous as me about doing the trip.
We’re doing Gili to Padang Bai in a few days and maybe that will be a whole different story but for now, I’m happy!
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