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SERANGAN HARBOUR. 8°43.199S, 115°14.332E

The other Bali anchorage option, especially for cruising yachts spending longer periods enjoying Bali, is north in the protection behind Serangan (Turtle) Island. The entrance through the reef is two miles northeast of the Benoa entrance and the yacht masts behind the reclaimed island can be seen from afar.

As with the Benoa channel, try to time your entry for daylight. The entrance through the reef is easily recognisable by the breaking waves; even when it’s calm, there’s often a southern ocean generated ground swell running here. The channel is about a quarter mile wide at its narrowest where it runs straight east to west.

Once inside there’s plenty of room; moorings are available or anchor anywhere with reasonable swing room. The moorings are all owned and charged out for a fee.

The Royal Bali Yacht Club (RBYC) has moorings and limited stern‑to floating jetty. These are clearly marked and further inside port side. Showers, cold beer and cruising advice are all here.

Bali - Serangan Harbour | Photo by Bill O'Leary
Serangan Anchorage, Bali | Photo by Bill O’Leary

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