|Blue water Ferry
|0 hrs 30 mins
International travelers should carry the passport with at least 6 months of validity and return or One-Way ticket to continue traveling to another country.
Mersing Jetty is the gateway to the beautiful Tioman Island. There are only three ferry services per day by the Bluewater Ferry. Ferries are the only way to reach this remote island with several drop-off points. You may choose the appropriate one as per your hotel or resort booking. The ferry ride will be in economy class. It is a shorter ride from Mersing Jetty to Tioman Island.
Mersing Jetty is located in the Johor state of Malaysia. It is better known as the gateway to Tioman Island as the ferry to the island is operational only from this terminal. Mersing Jetty is situated in the Mersing Harbour Centre. The harbour working hours start at 8 am but the ticket counter for the ferry will be opened one hour before the departure time. Mersing generally has a hot, humid, and cloudy climate. November-December gets the maximum rain; January is the coldest month when the daytime temperature is 31 degrees. February gets the least amount of rain. The harbor is close to the Mersing bus station. You may arrive at the bus station from other parts of the country and need to walk the remaining distance to the terminal.
Tioman island is locally called Pulau Tioman. It is an ecological wonder in Southeast Asia, located off Pahang. It is a small island with plenty of warm beaches inviting the visitors to enjoy the day out. The coral reefs and general marine life calls for adventurous activities. The wildlife on the island forms a perfect layout for nature explorations as well. There are two ways of reaching here- one from the Mersing jetty, the primary gateway, and the Tanjung Gemok ferry. June to August is the best season to visit Tioman Island. Since the island has a tropical rainforest climate, it often gets rainfall, and the temperature does not deviate much from 30-32 degrees Celsius.
There are usually three ferries from Mersing Jetty to Pulau Tioman. The timings are 6.30 am, 12.30 pm, and 2 pm onwards, and the return services are available at 7 am. The travel duration on the ferry is 39 minutes on each side. The ferry offers economy seats for all. Seats are available at affordable rates. You must choose a return ticket while booking, which will be available at cheaper rates. The ticket rate for one adult is MYR 120 for both tickets. The onward boarding is from Mersing Jetty. There are no other boarding points from this side, but drop-off could be anywhere you choose from the five options at Tioman Island. You can buy a ferry ticket online at the cheapest fare on redBus.
Boarding and Drop-off Points
Popular Ferry Operators for Mersing Jetty to Tioman Island
Mersing Jetty to Tioman Island ferry ticket online booking can be done on redBus. You can buy ferry tickets online at a great price at the click of a finger from the comfort of your house. Check the steps below-
A: A ferry ride from Mersing to Tioman island takes between 1.5 hours to 2 hours. The duration of Mersing to Tioman ferry also depends on the tide and where your want to be dropped off.
A: Bluewater Express is one of the most popular ferry operator that offers ferries from Mersing to Tioman on a daily basis.
A: You can book a ferry of your choice to any destination in Malaysia by logging on to the official website of redBus which is www.redbus.my . The site is user-friendly and you can book your ferry ticket in a matter of minutes.
A: You can either visit the port and go the booth belonging to the ferry operator of your choice, wait in line, select a seat, and book your ticket. If you’d rather not do that, you can visit www.redbus.my and book your seat within 5 minutes.
A: Yes, it is better that you take a print of your ferry ticket since every ferry operator has different rules of boarding.
A: There are a number of different modes of payment offered to customers. Customers can either pay by credit card, debit card, or they can select any of the banks listed when you click the “FPX (Malaysia Online Bank Transfer).
Tourists visiting Marine Parks Malaysia have to pay a nominal conservation charge as required by the Fees Act 1951, Fees (Marine Parks Malaysia) Order 2017. The revenue collected from the charge goes to the Marine Parks and Marine Reserves Trust Fund to manage and maintain the parks, and to provide facilities and comfort to visitors.
People with disabilities are exempted from the charge, and residents living on islands surrounded by Marine Parks are also exempted.
Adults - RM 5
Children (aged between 6 to 12 years old) and Senior citizens (aged 60 years old and above ) - RM 2
Disabled - Free
Adults - RM 30
Children (aged between 6 to 12 years old) and Senior citizens (aged 60 years old and above ) - RM 15
Disabled - Free
Additionally, there are different fee rates for activities like camping, research, commercial filming/documentary, scuba diving, and cruising. Please check the Official Department of Fisheries Portal Malaysia for more information.
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