And so i thought i might wanna post this up for the benefit of those younger Baweanese generation who are keen to explore more on our roots and the exotic island itself. Some of my colleagues and friends are kind of surprise that i do go back to ‘kampung boyan’ as they rarely hear young people like me going back to boyan these days. The common feedback i gather from them is ‘nobody to bring us there’ so i thought this post might be helpful as your trip to boyan requires early planning and it can become complex along the way and you guys need a back up plan. But dun start to get panicky yet guys. Do read on and hope you will still be convince to visit that lil exotic island. •
So for a start you can take any flight to Surabaya Juanda Airport. Nak yang budget boleh. Nak yang comfy naik SQ pun boleh. Asal ada wang. Hehe. So the question is when do you need fly to Surabaya. It actually depends as to when you want to reach the island on the very next day or you would want to explore Surabaya/Gresik for a night or two. Of cos as for me i would want to reach the island the soonest i can. There are 2 options that you can get to the island. The common one is a 3 hr ferry ride from Gresik (about an hour trip from Surabaya) Currently, @expressbahariindo ferries passengers frm Gresik to Bawean and vice versa on a scheduled trip. There is also another ferry that commutes to Boyan daily but that will be an 8 hour journey starting from 9pm-5am WIB. Hence, i do recommend to book that 3 hr ferry ride instead and to stay 1 night at @hotelpesonnagresik which is about 5-7min taxi ride from the port. So you guys wont be late to catch the ferry ride the very next day. The 2nd option for you guys to reach Bawean itself is by domestic flight #airfast from Surabaya. Also commutes to Bawean on a scheduled trip. However, do take note that you might need to book as early as 2 months in advance for the flight as it can only ferry about 12 passengers and with certain weight limit.
Now, what can go wrong. These crafts wont depart if weather is not on our side. So, you need to have connections with someone in Bawean to oversee to these matters should you be stranded in Gresik.
To be cont. 😄