Crystal clear turquoise water, spectacular diving sites and white sand beaches are what Tioman Island of Peninsula Malaysia is famous for!
Being an island though, the only way to get there is by boat or rather, ferry since flights to Tioman Island are no longer in operation!
Besides from Mersing Jetty to Tioman Island, there is Tanjung Gemok Jetty (between Endau and Rompin in Pahang). Tg. Gemok Jetty is roughly 30-40 minutes’ drive from Mersing, Johor.
Tg. Gemok has 2 main ferry operators and more reliable sailing schedules!
Ferry Operators From Tanjung Gemok Jetty To Tioman Island
- Bluewater Express Ferry
Regardless of which ferry operator you choose, the journey will likely take 1.5-2 hours!
Table of contents:
- How To Go To Tioman Island From Tanjung Gemok Jetty
- How To Go To Tanjung Gemok Jetty From Tioman Island
- Tanjung Gemok Jetty To/From Tioman Island Ferry Schedule
- Ferry Ticket From Tanjung Gemok Jetty To Tioman Island
- Marine Park & Johor National Park Fee Depart From Tanjung Gemok Jetty
- Tioman Island Ferry Operator Review
- Tanjung Gemok Jetty To Tioman Island Travel Tips
Ferry Stops At Tioman Island From Tanjung Gemok Jetty
Regardless of the ferry operator, this is the order of the stops they will make at Tioman Island, from the first stop to the last stop:
- Genting Pier
- Paya Pier
- Tekek Pier
- Air Batang
- Salang Pier
Seeing that there are no ticket counters on Tioman Island, it is highly advisable that you purchase a two-way ticket to Tioman Island from Tanjung Gemok Jetty from the get-go!
As with Mersing Jetty, both ferries will also stop at the 5 villages in Tioman Island before heading back to Tanjung Gemok Jetty.
Tioman Island To Tanjung Gemok Jetty Ferry Route:
Kampung Salang → Kampung Air Batang (ABC) → Kampung Tekek → Kampung Paya → Kampung Genting → Tanjung Gemok
This is in reverse order of the initial route from Tanjung Gemok Jetty to Tioman Island.
Remember which jetty your chosen resort is closest too, don’t forget which jetty you are going to board!
If your resort is at Salang for example, you need to be at the pier no less than 30 minutes before the time stated on the schedule!
The schedule changes regularly every month and services are limited during monsoon season!
Check out the best time to visit Tioman Island before planning your trip.
Bluewater Express will typically run 1 trip per day during November until February and Cataferry schedule subject to enquiry and weather conditions during monsoon season.
Read also: How To Get To Tanjung Gemok Jetty
Tides do not affect this particular jetty as badly as compare to Mersing Jetty so the ferry schedules are more reliable.
But occasionally, there can still be delays, all are subject to the ferry operators’ discretion.
The times per the schedule for the return route are based on the ferry service’s arrival at Kampung Tekek.
Plan accordingly with reference to the village your resort is at.
See the latest two-way Tioman Ferry Schedule for Tanjung Gemok Jetty to/from Tioman Island.
Here are the details on each of the different methods to acquire ferry tickets from Tg. Gemok Jetty to Tioman Island!
Visitors to Tioman Island often choose Cataferry over Bluewater Express for their better service and stable schedule!
Read also: 11 Best Beach In Tioman Island
If you want to buy your ferry tickets straight from the Tg. Gemok Jetty counter, make sure you have ample Ringgit as foreign currency is not allowed!
And since counter purchases are on a first-come first-serve basis, it’s not advisable to buy your ferry tickets this way during peak season or public holidays in case they sell out!
Tanjung Gemok Ferry Ticket Counter
Address: Kampung Tanjung Gemok, 26820 Kuala Rompin, Pahang, Malaysia
Contact: +609 – 413 1445
Opening Hours: 6:00am to 10:00pm
Read also: Bluewater Vs Cataferry: Which Tioman Ferry To Choose?
Lucky for you, there are convenient tour packages that include everything!
From accommodation, food, ferry transport to and from Tioman Island and Tg. Gemok Jetty.
Some of the packages even include the transfer to and from Singapore to Tanjung Gemok Jetty!
See available options for Tioman Island Package
If you have made payment online for your ferry ticket, this is how you can collect them once you are at Tanjung Gemok Jetty:
Step 1: Counter check-in starts up to an hour before the ferry departure time.
Step 2: Head to the counter and bring your online booking confirmation as well as your MyKad (for Malaysians) or passport (for foreigners)
Step 3: After you have your ferry boarding pass in hand, you can head over to the ferry checkpoint by the jetty (30 minutes before departure)
Depending on when you book (e.g. season and date), a two-way ticket for either Bluewater Express or Cataferry will usually set you back by RM70-80 per person.
Ferry ticket: RM35 (one-way), RM70-80 (two-way)
Departure time: 1-2 times a day
Ferry ticket: RM35 (one-way), RM70(two-way)
Departure time: 2-4 times a day at 7.00am, 8.00am, 11.00am, 12.00pm
These fees are mandatory and must be paid in Ringgit before your ferry departure at Tg. Gemok Jetty.
Unlike in Mersing Jetty, you will not have to pay the Johor National Park Fee at Tg. Gemok Jetty.
While you only have one ferry operator (Bluewater Express) to choose at Mersing Jetty, you have the choice of choosing the newer luxury ferry operator, Cataferry at Tanjung Gemok Jetty!
Here are the differences between the two ferry operators:
Blue Water Express
- More frequent sailings per day
- Average ferry condition and service
- Tickets are cheaper
- More space inside the larger catamaran ferries
- Comparably accurate sailing times
- Higher safety standards (e.g. trained staff, safety briefing)
- Good customer service
- Onboard entertainment, luggage storage, WiFi and snacks (for purchase) are available
- Choice of Premium Seats
Question 1: How far is it from Mersing Jetty to Tanjung Gemok Jetty?
Answer 1: It is a 35-40 minutes’ drive (38.6km).
Question 2: How long does it take from Tanjung Gemok Jetty to Tioman Island?
Answer 2: By ferry, it usually takes 1.5-2 hours.
Question 3: Are the seats on Cataferry numbered and assigned to each passenger?
Answer 3: Yes.
Question 4: What is the boarding process like for Cataferry?
Answer 4: The ferry staff will check your identification (i.e. MyKad or passport) as well as your ticket and seat assignment.
Question 5: Is there a charging station onboard Cataferry?
Answer 5: Yes, these are located at the rear seats by the window but you will of course need to bring your own chargers.
Question 6: What if I accidently leave my personal belonging onboard Cataferry?
Make a call to the Cataferry headquarters and they will ask you some questions to verify that the item is indeed yours.
Upon successful verification, they will not arrange transport to send the bag back. You must pick it up in person or through a friend.
Question 7: I need more leg room. Which are the best seats for me?
Answer 7: Pick seats at the front or buy the Premium Seats.
Question 8: How much does it cost to take the ferry from Tanjung Gemok Jetty to Tioman Island?
Answer 8: Typically RM35 (one way) per person and RM 70-80 for a return trip per person.
Question 9: Is there another way other than ferry to go to Tioman Island from Tanjung Gemok?
Answer 9: No.
Question 10: What if I miss my ferry?
You will not be refunded and repurchase the ferry ticket, if there are no more ferry service on that day, you will likely have to stay overnight to catch the next ferry.
Question 11: Is there anywhere to stay in Tanjung Gemok Jetty if I missed my ferry?
Answer 11: There are only a few places to stay overnight at Tanjung Gemok. A good choice is Hotel Jeti Tg Gemok.
Question 12: What are the facilities at Tanjung Gemok Jetty?
Answer 12: There is an information counter, baggage storage as well as a few eateries around besides the ticket counters and marine department office.
Question 13: Where can I park and leave my car at Tanjung Gemok Jetty?
Answer 13: In the direction of the jetty is an open air carpark. It costs around RM10/day.
If you have more questions please refer to FAQ section.