Nusa Penida Day Tour with Optional Snorkelling

A day trip to Nusa Penida, one of the closest islands just off the east coast of Bali is always popular due to the amazingly photogenic attractions of world-famous beaches and spectacular lookouts. Visit Atuh and Diamond beaches, the Tree House and Thousand Island and Kelingking (T-rex) Lookouts.

You will need a reasonable level of fitness and the minimum age is 15 years old with parents or guardians.

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Transfer to Nusa Penida

After picking you up at your hotel or villa we head to Sanur for the fast boat to Nusa Penida, located just 20 km east of Sanur, Bali.

Nusa Penida West Tour

  • Broken Beach
  • Angels Billabong
  • Kelingking Beach
  • Paluang Cliff
  • Crystal Bay Beach

Nusa Penida East Tour

  • Atuh Beach
  • Diamond Beach
  • Tree House Molenteng
  • King of five
  • Teletubies Hills

Nusa Penida Combined East & West Tour

  • Diamond Beach
  • Kelingking Beach
  • Broken Beach
  • Angels Billabong

Nusa Penida West + Snorkelling Tour

  • Snorkelling 4 spots: Manta Bay, Gamat Bay, Wall Point, Gt Point
  • Broken Beach
  • Angels Billabong
  • Kelingking Beach

Atuh Beach & Diamond Beach

From the fast boat drop-off point, you then travel by private car and driver to Atuh Beach. It’s a steep trek down to the beach so you will need both hands free at times to grab the rope, so make sure you only have a light backpack with essentials. There aren’t any changing facilities at the beach so it might pay to wer your bathing suit down there.

At Diamond Beach, you get the chance to swim in crystal clear waters and gorgeous photos of the iconic carved staircase.

Diamond Beach - Nusa Penida Day Tour

Rumah Pohon (Treehouse) & Thousand Island Lookout

Then it’s a lunch stop at a local cafe (called a warung)

Next, we head further East towards the world-famous Rumah Pohon Tree House and the breathtaking views of Thousand Island lookout.

Rumah Pohon Treehouse - Nusa Penida Day Tour

Kelingking (T-rex) Lookout

The last stop on the tour is the unique views overlooking Kelingking Beach and the T-rex headland.

Kelingking Beach - Nusa Penida Day Tour

Manta Bay

This tour actually takes in snorkelling at one or more of 4 different locations known for Manta Rays — Manta Bay, Gamat Bay, Wall Point and GT Point.

Your skipper will decide the best spots on the day for swimming with manta rays, as he will cruise around looking for the telltale signs of the dark shapes floating along below the surface.

Snorkelling Manta Bay Tour - Nusa Penida

What is and isn’t included?


  • Pick up from your hotel or villa and transfer to Sanur with an English-speaking driver and air-conditioned SUV.
  • Round-trip transfers from Sanur to Nusa Penida via fast boat.
  • Private car and English-speaking driver with an air-conditioned vehicle for the tour of east Nusa Penida attractions.
  • All entrance fees to Nusa Penida island itself and attractions.
  • Lunch and bottled water.

Not included

  • Travel Insurance
  • Snacks and beverages

What to bring

  • Swimmers
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Dry clothes
  • Sunscreen


06:30 am – Pick-up from Hotel or Villa

Pick-up is only available from limited areas in South Bali.

08:00 am – Fast Boat to Nusa Penida

Your tickets are included and your driver will ensure you get on the boat.

08:30 am – Arrive Nusa Penida

It’s called a fast boat for a reason.

08:30 am – 03:30 pm Nusa Penida Tour

Choose your itinerary in the booking form below.

15:30 Transfer back to Bali

Back to the fast boat for the return to Sanur in Bali

17:00 Drop-off at accommodation

Back to your hotel or villa.

Times after arriving at Nusa Penida may change according to conditions and the amount of time you wish to spend at each attraction. Transfer back to Bali on fast boat cannot change.

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  1. Hi Mike,

    Visiting Bali in mid Dec 2023. Have booked hotel in Nusa Dua. Some questions …

    1. When should I book my airport transfers?
    2. Can I book a car for a day – open ended? Not sure what we would do.
    3. Could you please point me to a site that has authentic info of things to do in Nusa Dua. The basic plan is “just chill”. Have visited Bali before and done a few day trips. This visit’s theme is “no rush” 🙂

  2. Hello! I just want to clarify something for your tours, your West tour lists things on the east side and your East tour lists stuff on the west side. Is this a mistake?

    “Nusa Penida East Tour – Broken Beach. Angels Billabong, Kelingking Beach, Paluang Cliff, Crystal Bay Beach
    Nusa Penida West Tour – Atuh Beach, Diamond Beach, Tree House Molenteng, King of five, Teletubies Hills”

    Also, if I book the tour with Kelingking or the snorkel tour + Kelingking tour and stay in Nusa Penida without needing a ride back to where we came from, can we save any money doing this? We are moving from one place to another and wanted to book a driver for the switch over and the tour.

    • Hi Michael – you just picked up an epic editing mistake. Can’t believe I missed that! Thanks so much for the heads-up.

      The ride back is literally the cheapest part of the tour, but I’m going to make an option where you get to drop the return journey. The issue is then going to be people asking to pre-book their return ferry tickets, which will be difficult for me to do, which is why so far it’s a one-day inclusive tour.

      Let me work on it and get back to you.

      Safe travels, Michael

      • Hi Michael,

        The article mention that “You will need a reasonable level of fitness and the minimum age is 15 years old with parents or guardians.”

        Just double checking, since our kids are 5-6 years old, there is no option for us to do the Nusa Penida Tour?

        • Hi Emmanuel – the reason that is said is that the ferry companies carry a level of liability for passengers, especially as they often leave from Sanur (before the new ferry building is finished) off the beach – which is not a physical environment conducive to the safety of children.

          Please understand this is not reticence on my part, I am simply doing the best I can to limit guests from making a mistake in judgement, on your behalf, based on experience and what the third-party operators are capable of with respect to safety.

          I’ve caught that ferry a few times, and let me say with crystal clarity, I would not want to take any of my family under 15 on that trip. Hope this helps.

          Safe travels, Michael.

  3. Hi There,

    How long is spent at each location ?
    Is there flexibility to alter the stops? we are fast travellers, and don’t like to hang around the one spot for too long?

    • Hi Jess, how long you spend at each attraction is entirely up to you. You want to get out, get the shot and move on? No problem, just tell your driver. But remember, for the Nusa Penida Tour the fast boat returns to Bali at a set time.

      Safe travels, Michael

  4. Hi, i like to book a day tour to nusa penida for a group of 12 people, but the option is only up to 6 people. is there any other options for large group or i have to book 2 tour for 12 people.

    • Hi Desmond, the answer is you must book 2 tours of 6 people. We can get you on the same boat, but on Nusa Penida you will also be in 2 cars as the roads are too narrow for a minivan.

      Safe travels, Michael

  5. Hi Michael, Once we book an activity, what if it rains too much or we want to cancel or postpone the activity to another day? Do you help with refunds as well? I hear Bali rains are bad in December so I am unsure how to book for attractions.

    • Hi Naga, 50% of your booking can be refunded if cancelled outside 7 days of your tour date. This is to compensate our drivers as they would have refused other jobs to confirm your reservation. Otherwise, no refunds or date changes permitted.

      Safe travels, Michael

  6. Hi Michael. We have a group of 8 people. Is it possible to book a tour for that size for this tour and the Ubud tour? I wasn’t sure if we would have to book 2 separate tours of 4 or if it is possible to book the mini van for the tours. Thank you!

    • Hi Matt – for the Nusa Penida Tour you are better off booking 2 tours of 4 people. For an Ubud Tour, you can book a minivan and specify the South Bali option. You can then let your driver know what your preferred itinerary is on the day.

      safe travels, Michael

  7. Hi Michael – is the Nusa Penida + Snorkeling tour flexible? I’m interested in booking but only stopping at 2 spots for snorkeling and making our way East to see some attractions as part of the day.

    It’s unclear if the snorkeling tour is on a boat with other people and therefore would have to hit all four snorkel spots.

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