After seeing incredible pictures of the Gili Islands I knew we had to visit while we were in Bali. A day trip is ambitious but The Best Kuta Lombok Tour and Travel made it so easy to do! My family and I were staying about 45 minutes from Padangbai. The driver Krishna came on time and provided great insight into Balinese culture and tradition on our drive to the ferry. The actual fast boat from Padangbai to the Gili Islands took about 1.5 hours and was a larger shared boat- just an FYI. We were met at the first stop by Hady- the incredible owner of the business, Moldy- our boat captain and Sabirin- the most amazing snorkeling guide. From there on our it was a private tour of the best snorkeling spots on the Gili Islands. We swam super close to sea turtles, Sabirin is very impressive with his ability to find the best spots to snorkel to see the best sea life. The coral, diverse fish populations and underwater statues definitely made this one of the most memorable snorkeling trips we have ever been on. Hady and the team had all the safety gear we needed for our whole family, including 8- and 6-year old kids. It was such a beautiful and memorable day. I can’t recommend visiting the Gili Islands and this tour enough!!! Book it NOW!!!