A Snorkeler’s Pardise: Swimming with Sea Turtles
From the white-sand beaches of the Gili Islands, you can explore the warm and tranquil waters of Indonesia. This snorkeling adventure takes you on a magical underwater expedition that will allow you to see coral gardens, oceanic life, and if you’re lucky, generations of Hawksbill and Green Sea Turtles from the nearby Gili Trawanga Turtle Hatchery will make an appearance.
- Duration: 6 hrs
- Available Days: Every day
- Schedule: 9:00 AM
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- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English
The Gili Islands are a tranquil little trio off the coast of Bali, Indonesia., each with their own charm and personality. Gili Trawangan (Gili T.) boasts cosmopolitan flair; Gili Air offers a combination of action and serenity; while Gili Meno offers the most authentic local flavor, but the thing that each of these islands has in common is their soft white-sand beaches and glittering aquamarine waters. Island hopping on pleasant boat rides, snorkeling, and dancing until dawn are popular activities within the region, and you can take part in them during your Indonesian getaway. But first…
An Underwater Garden Teeming With Life
Explore the waters of Indonesia with this snorkeler’s delight. Let a private boat pick you up from the western shores of Gili Trawangan, and take you out to enjoy some of the region’s best snorkeling. Make your way through elegant and life-giving coral gardens which aren’t far from the shores of white-sand beaches. Local Hawksbill and Green Sea Turtles frequently make appearances in these waters, in large part due to the Gili Trawangan Turtle Hatchery. The hatchery seeks to prevent fragile eggs from being sold, and instead incubates them until they hatch. These hatchlings are further cared for in tanks for 2 months of their young lives in the hopes that they will then have a better chance of surviving in open water upon their release.
Even if these special creatures don’t make an appearance, the water’s of Indonesia are positively teeming with oceanic life. Thanks to the remarkable level of water clarity, you have a great chance of catching a crystal clear glimpse of tropical fish, crustaceans, anemones, and more.
A Sunsoaked Afternoon
At noon (12:00 p.m.), it’s time to stop exploring the water and board your boat for the island of Gili Air. Here, you will enjoy a delicious lunch served at a local beachfront restaurant. When you’ve finished your meal, let your food digest and when you relace on a reserved daybed with umbrella. Feel yourself drift off for an afternoon nap as you listen to the sound of the ocean lapping agains the shore. When you’re ready for a little more activity, you can leave your footprints in glittering white sand as you enter Indonesias vibrant waters for a refreshing swim. As your beachside fun comes to an end, it’s time to board the boat once more, this time heading back to Gili Trawangan and then your hotel.
Enjoy an aquatic adventure in Indonesia — a snorkeler’s paradise, when you add this exciting excursion to your travel itinerary. Make your tropical getaway even better when you let your Anywhere Local Expert manage all of your tours, accommodations, and transportation. Spend more time soaking up the sun and less time stressing about travel arrangments when you choose Anywhere.
PLEASE NOTE: This tour is available to travelers who are staying for 2 nights on the Gili Islands, and this lodging must be booked separately.
Boat rides, snorkeling equipment, and lunch.
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This 9-hour tour introduces you to the intense wildlife that lives just off the coast of the Gili Islands. These islands have laidback vibes and unpolluted waters, hugging the coast of nearby Lombok. You'll get to visit popular sites and have time scheduled to explore Gili Air on your own.
8 hrsFrom $65