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From Gorontalo to Togian Islands

Cordoba, Spain
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From Gorontalo to Togian Islands
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Hi everybody!

I would like to take a flight from Manado to Gorontalo, and the Lion Air flight arrives in Gorontalo at 16:10, I've seen ferries to the Togians (from Gorontalo) depart Tuesdays and Fridays, but I'm not sure about the schedule. I've seen 17:00, 18:00 and 20:00. If my flight arrives at 16:10 in Gorontalo, do you think I can expect having time to go from the airport to the port to take the ferry to the Togians at 17:00 or 18:00?? (I'd like to avoid spending a night in Gorontalo, 30 days visa is too short!).

If anyone knows the departure time of the Gorontalo-Togians ferry, I'd be very grateful to know, so that I can buy the right flight?

Thank you so much for your help!!

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Raja Ampat...
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1. Re: From Gorontalo to Togian Islands
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Hi,

According to this,official goverment's site of indonesia ferry,KM Tuna Tomini departs from Gorontalo to Wakai in Togean at 18.30 in the evening every tuesday and friday :

http://www.indonesiaferry.co.id/id/jadwalkapal/detail/16

But the problem is, the schedule often changed without any notification before sometimes due to the weather. Sometimes sooner or later than 18.30. And because its only twice per day, im afraid about the availability of the tickets. Last time when we went to togean, we already arrived at the port at 4pm,and we also already got our tickets in the morning just to make sure we got executive class tickets. Cause there is no way i would spend 12 hours in the ferry on the sea in economy class. Eventhough people there said ferry departs at 5pm and official site said at 6.30pm, the fact was ferry departed at 8pm at that moment. Lol

If i were you, i would take the sooner flight from manado to gorontalo, or from makassar to gorontalo if there is one. You will have enough time to collect luggage,get the car to take you to port,probably some lunch first even,and also to get peace of mind.

Edited: 6 years ago
Cordoba, Spain
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Thanks a lot Evatad! I'll take your recommendation into account.

If anybody else has tried this before, I'd appreciate any comments! :)

Indonesia
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Hi Zadia, it is definitely possible as our ferry departed at (1900hrs) the last time I was there.

But Indonesia is notorious for 'rubber time' - this is to say, they don't always stick to their schedules. But I would say 1610hrs is generally quite safe as I don't think they will depart any earlier than 1700hrs.

Cordoba, Spain
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Thanks for your reply, Simon!

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I am planning on doing the same (arriving at 16.10 and then catching the ferry) and was wondering if it worked out for you?

Thanks for coming back to me :)

Bandung, Indonesia
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HI there,

I'd like to ask about the transportation from gorontalo airport to the departure tuna tomini ferry port (to wakai)

Thank you

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