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Established in 1990, Bali Hai Cruises is Indonesia's leading Marine Tourism Company operating exciting day cruises to Lembongan Island, with fun-filled activities for the whole family. Offering a range of activities to cater for those with an adventurous spirit, to those who are seeking a relaxing day on the paradise island.

Also boasting beachfront accommodation at Hai Tide Beach Resort, as well as evening dinner cruises. Bali Hai Cruises truly has something for everyone.

the first foray

Australian entrepreneurs Dick Chandler and Rob Mazzucchelli founded Bali Hai Cruises in 1990. Back then, Bali was already on the map as a top tourist destination, but the surrounding islands of Lembongan, Ceningan, and Penida were still relatively unknown. Together, Dick and Rob set out on a mission to change this by building the Bali Hai I, the first boat to ever operate day trips to the islands. Today, these destination islands are known for their stunning topography, pristine blue waters, and vibrant local culture.

bali’s best day out

In a few short years Bali Hai established itself as “Bali’s best day out“ and the fleet expanded to include Aristocat, the luxury sailing catamaran, and Ocean Rafting, the fastest adventure boat in Bali. These new vessels allowed us to expand our tourism services to include the nearby and relatively unpopulated island of Penida.

beach club expansion

The immediate success of Bali Hai I led to the introduction of a second aluminium catamaran in 1994, the aptly named Bali Hai II. In 1995, Bali Hai reached another major milestone when it constructed Lembongan Island’s first ever beach club. This oceanside oasis offers visitors the chance to soak up the laid-back island vibes of Lembongan from the stunning vantage point of Mushroom Bay.

diving in

In 1995, the group established Bali Hai Diving Adventures and began offering visitors a chance to explore the underwater depths of Bali, Lembongan, and Penida. The first custom diving platform was then constructed, which, at the time, was one of the only places in the world a beginner could reef dive without any prior scuba training. One million registered dives later, we are now a 5-star PADI dive centre with multiple custom diving boats and an experienced team of PADI professionals that teach in multiple different languages.

accommodation evolution

Bali Hai branched out into the world of resorts with the launch of Hai Tide Huts in 2000. The architecture borrowed from the raised surfaces and thatched roofs of traditional Bali rice houses, known locally as Lumbungs. Today, Hai Tide Huts has expanded to become Hai Tide Beach Resort, an award-winning boutique resort with 24 lumbungs and three luxury villas nestled in lush tropical gardens, next to the soft golden sands of Mushroom Bay.

food, glorious food

In 2013 Bali Hai began its culinary journey with the launch of Hai Bar & Grill. The space features an imaginative yet traditional open-aired design, where the kitchen serves an innovative and diverse menu of fresh local seafood and a selection of international dishes, including wood fired pizza and fish and chips. The restaurant’s overwhelming popularity led to the establishment of a second beachside restaurant, Hai Ri Zen. The menu features Indonesian fusion served on small plates, and the venue is one of Indonesia’s best wedding and event venues.

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