A glass bottom boat is a specially designed boat with crystal clear glass window on the bottom of it for viewing underwater marine life. In south Bali for glass bottom boat tour, the boat used is a traditional motorized type boat with glass bottom. Those who love seeing marine life can enjoy it without having to swim, dive or getting wet. This activity is suitable for all ages and safe. It has a maximum capacity of 10 persons. Children can feed fish from this glass bottom boat too.
The glass bottom boat tour in Tanjung Benoa Nusa Dua normally includes visit to a green turtle sanctuary and conservation facility. Green turtles in Bali is a protected species. There, you will be shown how to maintain the turtles, how the turtles breed, newly hatched turtles and you will also have a chance to feed very old turtles.
The glass bottom boat trip lasts about 15 minutes. From the coast of Tanjung Benoa Nusa Dua you ride the glass bottom boat accompanied by a guide. It is about 300 – 500 away. Then continue to the turtle conservation facility. It takes about 15 minutes to get there. Once you reach the turtle island, you can see the green turtles. The green turtles hatching facility is managed independently by the people of Tanjung Benoa, who previously worked as fishermen.
At the entrance of the green turtle breeding area, visitors are required to pay admission ticket. The funds from the admission ticket is used for the maintenance and preservation of green turtles and the conservation facilities.