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“Best trip to Nusa Penida”

Nusa Penida Explorer
Ranked #5 of 103 Tours in Nusa Penida
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: We know just the right spots to take you to. We specialise in private tours offering snorkelling, diving trips and also private, guided island sightseeing day tours around the island. We use our own boat for water tours and island tours are either conducted via scooter or air-conditioned vehicle as preferred. We can tailor make tours on request. We specialise in catering for small groups and private tours. With 16 years experience we aim to please all our guests. We are conveniently located in Toyapakeh and have a tourist information office right on the beach road. We can take the stress out of organising your visit by offering boat transfers to and from the island. We also offer a pick up service from your hotel in Bali or on Nusa Penida. Our guides speak good english and will take good care of you ensuring that you have a magical, unforgettable experience.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Me and my husband had a wedding anniversary at this wonderful island . But what make it spectacular was the staff at Explorer that made it all happen. We got picked up from our hotel in Canguu driven to Sanur for the speed boat , payed tickets, pickup at Nusa Penida , then dropped off to our hotel Namaste, and an amazing tour around the breathtaking places on the island in a comfortable jeep. The staff gave us water and even bought local bananas , also payed attention to all our wishes . The next day we went snorkeling , and then also went back by speed boat & transfer to hotel . We had an amazing time . All because of perfect logistics and comfortable cars and amazing coordination and planning . Couldn’t recommend enough
The guys work very fast and effective .
Thanks so much , we will come again and recommend to friends . The prices are more than on point . I think it was around 100$ -200 for all these transfers and two days of amazing adventures.

Thank Анастасия Т
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Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

We found Nusa Penida explorer by chance and were lucky enough to book a tour for the next morning.the tour was amazing!!! Great locations (4 total) we even got to see manta fish. The guides were very professional experienced and patient and helped us a lot. The equipment was also very good. All in all a great experience and a fair price. Highly recommended!

Thank shyb2015
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Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Booked the full day snorkelling and island tour for a reasonable price and loved it! Everything was organised to and from our villa in Seminyak, including lunch and water throughout the day. The tour guides were full of knowledge of the area and knew all the secret spots for the cool photos and the lesser known lookouts. They were heaps of fun, loved taking heaps of photos for us and had good chat, would definitely recommend

Thank Curious816986
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Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Nusa Penida Explorer offers multiple great tours of the island. We booked a two day tour. On day one Abby showed us the western part of Nusa Penida, after snorkeling, and on day two the Southeast. Abby was a great, flexible and relaxed guide with humor. Also, he spoke English quite well.

The tour was with a reliable and new 4WD Toyota. Besides the organisation was open to making a deal for a fixed fee including entrance fees for the whole tour. The only critic we have was when we booked the tour through whatsapp. Although Rod responded quickly, he didn’t always answer our questions directly. That does not change the fact we had memorables days and we would recommend Nusa Penida Explorer if you’re searching for a safe tour and a flexible guide!

Thank Werner1984
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

All of the snorkeling boats seemed to go out on this itinerary: Manta Point, Crystal Bay, Gamet Bay, and Toya Pakeh Point. Because the water is fresh, cold, ocean current-cleansed, it is quite cold for the equator and no one stays in the water long. But the clarity of this water can be remarkable, as it was for us.

Manta Point is less protected and there is a lot of motion in the water. I was flabbergasted on the way out there from TP because the ocean swells were over 6' and the guide (Eamon) said, 'we will have to see if Manta Point is ok today. We maybe have to just go to Crystal Bay.' But we got over there and already half a dozen boats with their captains enthusiastically spotting mantas in the water, so it was, "everyone in the water!" We saw so many massive mantas there, I simply lost count. Visibility was not great (no surprise, with the chop) and someone even got seasick but it was one of the most beautiful snorkels of my life. guide was concerned for the mantas and stopped anyone from getting close and freaking them out. We all stayed in the water a good 20, 25 mins despite the cold temps.

Then it was on to Crystal Bay where visibility was as good as it gets, anywhere in the world. Great schools of fish, a big turtle, blue coral, etc. But no one stayed in the water more than 20 mins here. Ridiculously scenic with craggy limestone island breaking up the bay, but choppy as hell with weird currents. Guide made sure we didn't go into the boat lanes.

Gamet bay simply had different coral and schools of fish, but it was more of the same amazing visibility. Maybe half the boat even bothered to brave more of the cold water and weird currents, but for those of us who went in, it was worth it.

Scenic ride back to TP with view of amazing blow hole, and sunshine building up. At TP, guide suggested we might see large pelagic fish. Maybe 4 of us bothered to snorkel here. It had a crazy current, like the fastest drift snorkel of my life, but after fighting it for four minutes, I finally just hung onto the boat's ladder and watched. 2 or 3 giant tuna, as promised, were there fighting the current right along with us. Cold water and incredible visibility. I know that at other times the strait can be like glass, but that week we had some big swells and tides.

I loved it!! Guide rushed no one, was helpful and safety minded. There were small bottles of drinking water for us on board. Boat had a proper sun canopy on top, so you didn't sit in the sun unless you wanted to. I'd go with these guys again, any day.

Thank queen_of_expats
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