With secluded beaches, volcanic mountains to explore, and deeply religious sites to visit, Bali has something for everyone. However, it’s also a popular tourist destination and can get very crowded during high season.
Renting a boat gives you the freedom to create your own itinerary and see Bali in a unique way. Choose from a variety of boats to find the perfect fit for your trip.
Experience Bali’s Beaches
There are few feelings that rival stepping aboard your own privately-rented boat with the intention of exploring one of the world’s most breath-taking landscapes. This is the very experience you can expect with a Bali boat rental, and you’ll often find the vessel comes fully equipped for diving and snorkeling.
With pristine white sand and clear sparkling waters, Bali’s beaches are a paradise must-see for every traveler. But given the island’s immense popularity, many of the best Bali beaches can be overcrowded. This is where boat rentals come into their own.
You can choose to join-in (open) tours that operate fast boats, with a range of specialist activities and itineraries, or opt for a liveaboard experience and explore the most remote Bali islands. The former option will give you more flexibility, while the latter will allow you to really get to know the secluded gems that are tucked away on the fringes of Bali’s coastline.
Head to the beach at Amed and Jemeluk on the northeastern coast of the island, and you’ll be greeted with an expansive stretch of sandy coastline. The beach here is a little rocky but it’s still a beautiful sight, and you can often spot manta rays in the water. Be sure to bring your camera! The area also makes a great stop for snorkeling, and you can explore the secluded coral reef that runs along the shoreline.
Explore the Island’s Ports
One of the best ways to experience Bali’s islands is to book a boat bali rent and island-hop. Join-in fast boat tours are available but may have rigid itineraries, while private speed boats are more flexible. Catamarans are another top choice as they come staffed with a crew for the ultimate on-water adventure. Most liveaboard itineraries include cruising around the nearby Nusa islands and trekking through their most scenic trails. In addition, these boats usually offer top-quality food and views. They’re not cheap, but well worth the price for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The best places to find these rentals use dollar currency in their transactions, but they also accept rupiah.
Diving is one of the most popular activities in Bali. It offers a wealth of underwater wonders, from the magnificent Mola Mola and reef sharks to Manta Rays and a stunning six out of seven sea turtle species. You can island hop with join-in dive tours, or arrange a private boat rental experience with services like Aqua Marine. They offer a “landbased liveaboard” service, providing a seamless transition between resorts and ensuring that you dive the best of each area of Bali.