PRLog - Dec. 21, 2012 - A new development on Lombok's increasingly popular south coast this month is the launch of “Lombok Boat Trips”.
A picture of Mawun Beach in south Lombok
Operated as part of the Discovery Divers from Kuta town, they offer a range of boat trips for couples, families and surfers. They offer private chartered speedboat trips to remote / untouched / inaccessible beaches, surfing trips to any surf break you wish, snorkeling trips, and day trips for families and friends with optional picnics on the beach.
Family Day Trips
One of the main areas they offer are private hire speedboat trips (a 200hp fastboat with full safety equipment on board, and seats for 10 people comfortably)
They have a number of packages which involve leaving Kuta at 9-1am am in the morning and returning later in the afternoon. You will journey to one or two of Lombok's most beautiful beaches where you will probably be all alone except perhaps for one lady selling pineapples.
They also offer “honey-moon”
Lombok is known for surfing. Desert Point, one of the best left hand barrels in the world lies on the south western tip of the island – if you are brave enough..
.. but whether you are a beginner, improver or advanced there is huge variety of choice – from shallow reef breaks with hollow barrels, to rolling mountainous waves with soft coral underneath. Some popular spots which are easily accessible are Grupuk, Ayr Guling, Ekas, Mawi, but yes you can take the boat as far as Desert Point, or even to the west coast of Sumbawa if you wish.
The main advantages you get with this private charter speedboat hire are surfing in comfort and ease (with quick journey times, compared to sometimes long or awkward journeys by motorbike and wooden boats), and surfing without the crowds.
If you take the tourist break at Grupuk then there can be as many as 40 people all waiting for the same swell.. on a bad day.. but if you take your own boat, to a break such as Mawi, Air Guling, or Ekas then it will often be just your group surfing there, or never really more than 10 people in the water.
The Lombok Boat Trips team launched this service and boat rental as they believed it to be something missing in the area – with so many beautiful beaches which can be a mission to get to, and no other fast boats (which are also safe and modern) in the area, they are already proving popular
Overall, they want to offer the service to provide flexibility, so that you can choose your hours, pick your surf break, your beach, or your trip and go on your time.
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