We do not need to understand other people and their customs fully to interact with them and learn in the process; it is making the effort to interact without knowing all the rules, improvising certain situations, that allows us to grow.
– Mary Catherine Bateson
**BEWARE YOU WILL GET MOBBED APPROACHING THE WATERFRONT BUT IGNORE ALL PEOPLE, SAME EVEN AFTER YOU PURCHASE AS PEOPLE INQUIRE ABOUT YOUR RETURN AND ATTEMPT TO SELL YOU ON OTHER VESSEL OPTIONS**
The speedboats on average charge around 400,000Rp ($33.55) and will get you to the island in 25-minutes as opposed to the slow boat that the locals use for a fraction of the cost. Yes, you wait a bit and there can be some overcrowding as other items being transported are loaded before the passengers, but I had a fine seat and my bag was well secured. Still arrived at the same location as others, but at a fraction of the cost.