Bluewater Ferry

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Bluewater Ferry Routes & Timings

Bluewater Ferry Schedule - September 2023

2 hrs 30 mins
Tioman Island
Ferry schedule
First trip:9:30
Last trip:11:0
Tioman Island
2 hrs 30 mins
Tanjung Gemok
Ferry schedule
First trip:10:0
Last trip:10:0
Tanjung Gemok
2 hrs 30 mins
Tioman Island
Ferry schedule
First trip:12:0
Last trip:12:0
Tioman Island
2 hrs 30 mins
Ferry schedule
First trip:10:0
Last trip:10:0

Latest Updates on Bluewater Ferry Schedule

The September 2023 schedule of Bluewater Ferry is released.

There will be 2 or 1 sailing from Mersing To Tioman and back at different times of the day. On From 20 September to 22nd September, there will be no sailing from Tioman to Mersing. Please make sure to keep these dates in mind when booking your Bluewater Ferry tickets to Tioman.

Bluewater Express Ferry from Mersing to Tioman Island

Bluewater Express operates under the management of Bistari Gemilang Travel Sdn Bhd, headquartered in Mersing, Johor. At present, they are the most popular ferry service provider connecting Mersing to Pulau Tioman, also known as Tioman Island. Their ferry routes encompass round-trip journeys between Mersing Jetty and multiple jetties on Pulau Tioman, including Kg Air Batang Jetty, Kg Genting Jetty, Kg Paya Jetty, Kg Salang Jetty, and Tektek Jetty.

Bluewater Ferry, headquartered in Mersing Harbour Centre, departs exclusively from the Mersing Ferry Terminal, connected to various tourist destinations in Malaysia. The Mersing Ferry Terminal is famous due to its proximity to many tourist attractions. Tanjung Gemok Jetty is another popular ferry terminal to book Bluewater ferry tickets to Tioman. 

The timings may differ on weekdays, public holidays, and weekends. Keep your eyes peeled for the Bluewater ferry schedule for your travels. With the timetable available online on redBus, you can be sure to find the right ferry for your schedule. The Bluewater Ferry service is available every day from Mersing to Tioman . You can find ferries from the Mersing Ferry Terminal to the Tioman Islands and other locations up to three times a day. Bluewater Ferry maintains this frequency almost all months except for the monsoon season.

Bluewater Ferry Address and Contact Information

  • Address: Bistari Gemilang Travel Sdn Bhd (1202002-U), W1 & W2, Mersing Harbour Centre, Jalan Abu Bakar, 86800 Mersing, Johor, MALAYSIA

Book Bluewater Express Ferry Services (Ferry to Tioman)

  • Bluewater express ferry boats are equipped with the most modern technologies and luxuries.
  • The boats are state-of-the-art and come with air-conditioning as well.
  • Both single-decker and double-decker boats are available by the Bluewater Ferry, and each can transport over a hundred passengers.
  • There are separate cabins for passengers travelling in these ferries, all air-conditioned.
  • The seats are very comfortable, and all passengers have toilets on the deck.
  • They also have sufficient and necessary equipment for safety measures, such as lifeguards and life jackets inside the Bluewater Express ferry boats.

At the time of booking, you can check all amenities available. All Bluewater ferry boats are well-maintained and have the best amenities. When you book a ferry ticket online, the price will include all the above-mentioned facilities.

Bluewater Express Ferry Travel Time

The Bluewater Express Tioman ferry operates from 7.30 AM to 5.00 PM. The ferry takes about 2 hours 30 minutes to reach Tioman Island from Mersing Jetty. However, sometimes high tides in Mersing are likely to affect travel time.

Bluewater Ferry Check-in Time

Passengers can do online check-in to speed up the process. A valid identification card and proof of booking confirmation via mobile phone/tablet/etc. is required at the check-in counter to generate a boarding pass.

While the ticket counter closes 30 minutes before boarding the ferry, you must collect your tickets from the ticket collection counter 1 hour before departure. The ticketing counter is located at unit W1 & W2, Mersing Harbour Centre.

Bluewater Ferry Ticket Prices

The ferry ticket prices are variable as per the drop-off in Tioman islands.

Bluewater Ferry charges RM 60-85 for adult passengers and RM 55-70 for children for a one-way ferry to Tioman islands. The ferry ride is free for children below 5 years of age, accompanied by an adult.

Passengers can book their ferry tickets online and pay the Marine Park entry fee, terminal fee, and purchase tickets for the Johor National Park at the ferry terminal itself. 

*Ticket Prices are subject to change and are exclusive of Marine Park Fee, and others.

Marine Park Conservation Charges 

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.

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.

Marine Park Fee

Age GroupMYKAD Holders Non MYKAD Holders
AdultsRM 5RM 30
Children (aged between 6 to 12 years old) RM 2RM 15
Senior Citizens (aged 60 years old and above) RM 2RM 15

Latest Travel Requirements for Tioman Islands

As per Bluewater ferry's official website, it is important that you must abide by the following when travelling to Tioman Islands -

  • Passengers 18 years old and above must be fully vaccinated. They must have passed the vaccination maturity period.
  • Passengers 17 years old and below are only required to undergo symptom screenings. However, they must be accompanied with their parents or caretakers who are fully vaccinated, not a positive case or close contacts to positive cases.
  • All passengers are advised to be at the ferry terminal 2 hours before departure.


How much are the ferry tickets for Bluewater express ferry for Mersing Jetty to Tioman Islands?
Bluewater Ferry charges RM 60-85 for adult passengers and RM 55-70 for children for a one-way ferry to Tioman islands. The ferry ride is free for children below 5 years of age, accompanied by an adult.
Can I cancel my ferry tickets and get a refund?
No, the ferry tickets that are sold are non-refundable.
How long does it take from Mersing jetty to Tioman island?
It takes about 2 hours to travel from Mersing to Tioman islands on blue water ferry services.
Where can you book the ferry to Tioman?
Ferry to Tioman can be booked in the ferry counters on the Mersing Jetty or you can also opt for online ferry ticket booking on the redBus app. You can opt for Bluewater ferry to Tioman or Cataferry as per your choice and preference.
Where can I collect the Bluewater ferry boarding pass? Do I need to carry any document?
You can complete online check-in for Bluewater ferry ride before your journey. This will speed up the collection of boarding pass from the Bluewater ferry counter. The counter closes 20 minutes before the journey. You need to carry you valid tickets only.
Where can I get tickets for Bluewater ferry to Tioman?
You can book ferry tickets to Tioman from the Mersing Ferry Terminal or book the Blue water express ferry tickets online on redBus.
Does Bluewater ferry have a toilet facility?
Yes, bluewater ferry has several amenities including toilets.
Where do you get the ferry to Tioman island?
The most popular ferry to Tioman island, Bluewater Express ferry can be boarded from Mersing Jetty. 
Is Bluewater Express ferry operating today?
Yes, Bluewater ferry is operating as on 02-10-2023(UTC).