This Month’s Ferry Schedule.

This is the ferry schedule for March 2019, running from Tanjung Gemok to Tioman Island.

For those that don’t know, Tanjung Gemok is a small town north of Mersing. It is about half an hour by car, roughly 30 miles. Driving there is simple. There is a car park, and buses run from Mersing, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. If you are catching the bus from Kuala Lumpur make sure that the bus goes via Rompin.

Bluewater currently advise their customers to be at the Tanjung Gemok ferry terminal at least half an hour in advance of the schedule when departing.

Tanjung Gemok ferry terminal was built around fifteen years ago and is much more pleasant than Mersing. The layout makes better sense and the toilets are much better. There are a couple of food and drink outlets with a few shops selling T-shirts and the like. There are some small restaurants just outside the compound which serve delicious food!

For the return journey from Salang you are currently advised to be at the jetty at least half an hour before the published time. However, flexi-time is normal practice here, so I recommend you bring a book and some patience! When I come back I normally hang out in one of the restaurants close to the jetty and wait in comfort.

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Tanjung Gemok to Tioman Island March 2019


    1. The ferry from Tanjung Gemok to Tioman is not running during February. It will return in March and I will post the schedule as soon as I get it. Meanwhile there is a ferry service running out of Mersing. I will be posting February’s schedule on Sunday. If you need it before then please go to my contact page and email me. Kind regards Scuba Guru.

  1. Are there any buses running from Tanjung Gemok back to KL on the 30th?

    1. yes .. u may contact 0136465773 ( mr.sathiv) Sanwa Express from Tanjung Gemok to TBS(KL) everyday.

      1. It is on my Next Month’s Tanjung Gemok page as of today! Sorry for the delay!!

    1. I don’t know I am afraid. That is not my business. Ask the ferry operator…

  2. Hi, I would like to book ferry I’m coming from Singapore, how do I book. Thank you

    1. Get on line – find Tioman Ferry Tickets and they will do it for you!

  3. Hi,

    may i ask if you know any private charter boat from tanjung gemuk or mersing to tioman island?

    We are planning to go there with 10 adults and 16 kids it would be convenient and safe for the kids to travel in a not crowded ferry.

    Thank for the help in advance

    1. I don’t I am afraid. All I can suggest is to head to the dock and ask around – it is not unknown!

  4. Hi there, do you have the schedule for September and do you know if there is an ATM?

    1. September’s ferry schedule is on the next month’s page – I will be updating this page later today and post it here! The only atm on Tioman Island is in Tekek.

    1. I think it is out but I haven’t been able to get it yet. I hope to have it posted in a few days.

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  6. Can you tell me which Ferry Boat Company we have to take to get to the Island of Tioman on april 23rd, 2017? At what time the
    Ferry Boat is leaving from where to Tioman?

    1. The ferry company is called Bluewater. They travel to Tioman from two departure point: Mersing and Tanjung Gemok. I can’t tell you the times since the schedule is not published until mid way through the previous month. Have fun!

  7. This is really helpful, since their schedule is nowhere else on the internet! 🙂

    Facing a bit of a dilemma here, because the date we are visiting (22nd Jan), the ferry departs at 4.30 PM, which is kind of late. Do you know if there are private speedboats or chartered ferries (safe ones, of course), who can hired from Mersing to take us to Tioman? Appreciate any advice/numbers, if you have them. And thanks again for shedding some light on the schedule..

    1. I don’t know of other ferries but there are speed boats. If you can get one to take you out it will be very expensive!! But I don’t know any personally and I have never used one. My advice is to put up with inconvenient ferry times!

  8. Dear,

    We are considering coming to Tioman end of February (most likely Feb 28th) – I know it’s hard to predict weather, but does monsoon already ends end of February, or is it still to expect rough weather at that time?


    1. The monsoon normally is normally finished by the end of January so you should be okay by the end of February – but no guarantees with the weather!!

      1. February’s schedule is on the Next Month’s Schedule page but I will drop you an email with it attached right now!

    1. I don’t have the schedule in front of me but I am pretty much certain that there is a ferry on 11.02.17. You need to go to the page ‘Next Months Ferry Schedule for Mersing to Tioman’ and there it will be. On or around the first of the month I change over to this months’s page. But to save you the trouble I will send you an email with the schedule attached!

    1. I am glad that you found the web site useful and if you want to learn with me the best thing is to go to the contact page, fill in the required details and we can take it from there.

    1. Many thanks for your feedback – now go and tell all your family and friends about it!! You can also follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

    1. 07.00 and 11.00. Go to ‘About” and select ‘Next month’s…’

  9. Hello does anybody know where the ferry from Tanjung Gemok stops on Tioman? Does it go to Kampung Tekek and to Genting Jetty?
    Thanks for information.

    1. Bluewater stops at them all but I don’t know about the other ferry companies. You would need to contact them direct.

    1. So far only one of my guests has tried it and they liked it. I want to try it but since I live in Mersing there has to be a very good reason for me to travel up to Tanjung Gemok and so far that has not happened yet. They don’t publish a schedule which makes the booking process more complex and from my customers point of view they don’t automatically come to Salang – you have to specify it – so from my point of view they need to sharpen up a bit before I can recommend it.

      1. Cataferry operate 5 days a week except Tuesday and Thursday. ( this 27th June they are operate due to festival season)

        Daily 8.00am from Tg Gemok is their fix and On time schedule.

        hope my info helps

  10. Hi guys !
    I m planning my trip to to Tioman on the 25 june but when I want to book a ferry ticket the websites don’t propose me the same hours than those scheduled … I don’t get it
    Any idea ? It is possible to go whitout booking at this periode ?
    Thank you in advance 🙂

    1. Hi Victor,

      You must have a ticket at this time and preferably a room booked – it’s Hari Raya celebrating the end of Ramadan and one of the biggest holidays in Malaysia. There are at least two separate firms operating ferries to Tioman. I publish the schedule for Bluewater Ferries and as far as I know they don’t have a web site and so cannot accept web bookings. There are also several travel agents who do accept online bookings but I don’t know their sites. It sounds to me like you are on Cataferries web site. They don’t publish a schedule. I presume you select a date and they give you scheduling options. Hope this is helpful.

  11. Thank you for your answer !
    I will have a closer look though

    For the accommodation everything on internet is booked so I may change my destination… But I read on some travel blogs that you can find acoomodations without reservation, but it not very clear…

    Do you know some place like Tioman which could be more accessible ?
    My girlfriend is coming to visit me and I didn’t booked anything yet ^^
    I didn’t realise that it would be so confusing haha

    Thank you


  12. There is no where else like Tioman. You can normally find some sort of accommodation in Salang, but without a booking there is obviously no guarantee. This is a huge holiday and everywhere in Malaysia will be busy! You really need to think ahead prior to these events. Good luck!

  13. Saya nk book tiket feri 18 dan 20hb 8, mcmne saya nk dptkn contct number?

  14. Is ferry running on 23rd & 24th November 2017 from TG Gamuk to tioman ? Kindly please tell . if not then what is the way to reach tioman on those dates ??

    1. I expect a ferry will run, but we will not know until the schedule gets published later this month.

  15. How to contact Bluewater Ferries? What number is their counter at the jetty?

    1. I’m sorry but I don’t know the number for Bluewater in Tanjung Gemok. The number for Mersing is 07 7994811/8518. If you phone them I guess they would have the number for Tanjung Gemok. Or you could go online to

  16. We are travelling to Tioman from Singapore on Sunday 15 October, what is the best route to take? Do u have any advice on getting the bus from Singapore to Tanjung Gemok or Mersing? Which company is best to use, how long the journey is ect? Many thanks in advance for your help.

    1. It is best to get a direct bus – easiest way to do customs, but I don’t know which firm it is. The next best way is to go to Queen ST. and take a cab to Larkin which is the bus dept for JB. From there it is easy to get buses to either location. The least best way to to catch a regular bus through but it is chaotic for getting through the border checks. Good luck!

  17. I wanna know, is it advisable for me to buy the ticket online or can I just buy it over the counter??

    1. If you are traveling on the week end or a public holiday then I recommend that you buy your ticket in advance, but mid week on a normal day probably not necessary.

  18. What does Bk mean on the ferry plan? On 20/4 it says bk in (). Thanks!

  19. Is the ferry for 11th April leaving at 7am and 1130am? If yes, how long before do we need to be at the jetty?

    1. The times are correct and Bluewater advises to be at the jetty half an hour before departure but I try to get there a little earlier if I can.

    1. It is normally released in the middle of the previous month, so we have to wait for maybe another two weeks.

    1. Author

      Sorry for the slow response Neesa but I am up in Taiping renovating my new condo. Unfortunately that means that I cannot keep the schedules on my web site up to date.

    1. Author

      Hi Kurt, the August schedule will come out in the middle of July. It is a pain that it published so late, but that is how it is!

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