This Month’s Ferry Schedule.
This is the ferry schedule for February 2018. Bluewater normally doesn’t start the service from Tanjung Gemok until March but they have laid on ferries for the second half of February.
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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