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FreeBird Express

Open Now: 00:00 - 23:59
Open today: 00:00 - 23:59
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Does the job, plus free transfers, a bit hot

Went from Gili Air to Ahmed (with brief stop in Lomboc enroute). Both loading and unloading was not... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Seminyak, Indonesia
via mobile
Not too bad

A wee bit of a hassle getting baggage and passengers on board but not too bad.Very hot in the cabin... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2018
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Freebird Express is the newest, largest and most luxurious boat servicing the Gili Islands and Lombok out of Amed. Our number one priority is safety and the boat is inspected frequently to make sure it meets all safety requirements.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Jl. Raya Amed, Amed, Abang 80252, Indonesia
+62 819-9924-2600
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lucked out today had a great ride with Free Bird. Smooth comfortable seats they open windows so nice breeze. The hotel pickup can really vary we were waiting 45 minutes and then got to load area and another wait of 30 so be prepared. Luck...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank patw767
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pick up at hotel was on time and after a lot of milling around at the dock to load up all the luggage the trip was uneventful.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank yogamamma
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went from Gili Air to Ahmed (with brief stop in Lomboc enroute). Both loading and unloading was not on a dock but directly on the beach (if you time it right you could get on the ladder without getting your shoes wet). True to what...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Badmemory123
Reviewed 16 December 2018

Our trip from Amed to Gili Air went smoothly but our return trip included a 45-minute wait at Lombok harbour so the crew could collect someone they knew. This almost doubled the length of our trip. They didn't seem to mind making everyone wait and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank keithrT1819KX
Reviewed 3 December 2018

A wee bit of a hassle getting baggage and passengers on board but not too bad.Very hot in the cabin going from the Gillies to Lombok.However once we got going to Amed things cooled down and a lot of people actually fell asleep including myself,so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank hamishb866
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

My wife and kids travelled on the Freebird recently and was very happy with the service they offered from the beginning of contacting them via email and the pick up and time of departure- they did a great job all around.. thank you and we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Daydream58874955045
Reviewed 23 November 2018

Used Freebird Express to go to Gili T. Crossing a bit bouncy but it is the sea. Got a good price through the dive centre.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NotaPigsty
Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

We were a bit apprehensive about this trip after all the reviews we read about service/standards/experiences over all the companies so done some research into the most reputable companies, however, we had a great experience with freebird in the end! We asked about tickets at...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank carpediem_cch_1986
Reviewed 9 November 2018

Windy day with waves and a bumpy ride but the crew was so much fun, I will just have great memories of my husband bouncing along on the boat with a big smile singing along with the Country Western songs that were playing at his...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cb20186
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

Very safe, great staff they were extremely friendly. Only downside is it got very hot! If i did this again id pay to sit up top!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sampaigetaylor
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Angus B
23 December 2018|
Response from amedscott | Property representative |
Yes we are running!!
1 September 2018|
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Response from Brodzmum1 | Reviewed this property |
Just chatted (8.37am Sun 2nd Sept) with Gede Arya Solaluna from Solaluna Beach Bungalows in Amed, and he said the boats are not currently running in and out of Amed. Maybe in and out of Padang Bay. I will check with my... More
Danique E
2 August 2018|
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Response from sjtrav3ler | Reviewed this property |
The waves had nothing to do with the earthquakes. They’re not running today, but weather may be favorable tomorrow 👍