Tanjung Gemok Jetty is another way to go to Tioman Island by ferry if you missed the ferry at Mersing Jetty (also called Jeti Penumpang). Whether you’re in Tanjung Gemok for a stopover or a short stay, a quick visit to the nearby island of Tioman will definitely be on your mind.
And it’s hard to resist as the island remains a popular island to visit as it offers a range of activities from top notch scuba diving, to great beaches and the island is duty free.
Below I’ll break down for you how to navigate your way into the island by the ferries that depart from Tanjung Gemok.
1 How To Book Ferry Ticket From Tanjung Gemok Jetty To Tioman Island
Travelers may purchase tickets over the counter at jetty or make online purchases. Advanced bookings and purchases online are recommended as counter purchases are on a first come first serve basis and counter purchases do not accept foreign currencies.
Total ferry travelling time is 1.5-2 hours to the jetties in Tioman Island which you are alighting. The ferry will transfer you from Tg. Gemok Jetty tot Tekek, Kg. Genting, Kg. Paya, Kg. Air Batang and Kg. Salang. All of these jetties located in Tioman Island.
Option 1: Purchase Ferry Ticket From Tanjung Gemok Jetty To Tioman At The Counter
Go directly towards the counter at Tanjung Gemok Jetty. You should easily spot the ferry ticket counter. Transactions at the ticket ferry counter are in Ringgit Malaysia (MYR).
Tip: If you’re staying one night in Tanjung Gemok do purchase your ticket when you arrive at Tanjung Gemok for next day departure.
Option 2: Purchase Ferry Ticket From Tanjung Gemok Jetty To Tioman Via Online
Online purchases are recommended for advanced ferry bookings and purchases. Here’s the online purchase link:
This method is fast, easy, secure and convenient especially during peak season. This is by far the most popular option for travellers.
Option 3: Purchase Ferry Ticket From Tanjung Gemok Jetty To Tioman By Tour Packages
Often, when you’re planning to head to Tioman from Singapore by coach, you may likely get asked by the ticketing officer if you’d like to purchase ferry tickets meaning coach and ferry transfers will be sold you as a combo.
Do check with your respective coach operator on the combo ticket total package price.
2 Ferry From Tanjung Gemok Jetty To Tioman Island
The most safe and new ferry from Tanjung Gemok to Tioman is operated by Cataferry.
Some travellers do prefer taking the ferry from Tanjung Gemok Jetty over Mersing Jetty as the journey isn’t as affected by local weather conditions and tide patters as compared to Mersing Jetty.
The journey typically takes 2 hours and is depend on which jetty of Tioman you’re alighting. Also, remember the beach you want to head to in Tioman as you don’t want to miss your stop.
3. Ferry Ticket Price To Tioman Island From Tanjung Gemok Jetty
From Tanjung Gemok Jetty to Tioman Island, the ticket prices are as follows:
Adult: RM35 per person (1 way) or RM70 per person (2 way return)
Child: RM30 per person (1 way) or RM60 per person (2 way return)
Do consider peak season, local holidays and weather seasons as all these factors will affect your travel time and ticket availability. Do make your booking in advanced via online especially if you’re travelling during busy periods.
4 Tanjung Gemok Ferry Schedule 2018
Planning ahead makes it easier when you’ve peace of mind that you’re aware of important details of your journey.
From Tanjung Gemok Jetty to Tioman Island and vice versa, there is several ferry per day per route so do ensure you’ve planned accordingly. If you looking for Tioman Ferry schedule depart from Tanjung Gemok Jetty, click here: Tioman Ferry Schedule.
5 Operation Time For Tanjung Gemok Jetty
Tanjung Gemok jetty operates throughout the year, except during the monsoon season as the weather and tidal conditions make it unfavorable for ferries and boat to cross over this route.
The peak season is typically from February until November every year. Visitors who are travelling to Tioman close to monsoon season can still make their way to Tioman departing from Mersing Jetty instead.
5. Marine Park and Johor National Park Fee For Tg Gemok Jetty
If you’re buying ferry tickets at the counters in the jetty you’ll likely be directed to another counter to purchase a Marine Park Fee.
It’s a one-time payment per person per entry into Tioman Island and the funds collected go towards the preservation and conservation of the Marine Park and sea life in Tioman.
Marine Park Fee
Malaysian: RM5/Adult per entry; RM2/Child (below 18 years old)
Non-Malaysian: RM30/Adult per entry; RM15/Child (below 18 years old)
Johor National Park Fee
RM5 per adult per entry
RM3 per child (below 18 years old)
Important: You no need to pay the Johor National Park fee if you take ferry from Tanjung Gemok Jetty to Tioman Island. If you depart at Mersing Jetty, then you need to pay Johor National Park fee.
Useful Travel Tips & Info For Travellers Before Getting To Tanjung Gemok Jetty
- Do allow for ample travel and/ or transit time when planning your itinerary
- Always check and double check the time you plan to travel and plan accordingly noting local Malaysia and Singapore school holidays and festivities
- Remember the season, weather conditions all affect ferry transfer times
- Visit during July-August for drier weather
- Try to book and purchase coach and ferry tickets in advance
- Bring a sweater or cardigan with you if you’re travelling on the coach on an early morning departure as the air-conditioning gets quite cold
- Take coconut oil with you to protect your skin, if you plan to chill at the beach as some beaches have sand flies. Do check with your hotel if the nearby beach has them