If you've decided to go to Amazing Anambas and you're ready to take the plunge, but you're not quite sure how to get to Anambas, then read on.

There are two ferry operators that go to Anambas, from Pulau Bintan and from Pulau Batam. Both take about 7-9 hours, with the ferry from Batam typically arriving a few hours faster.

Ferry ticket collection counter
Ferry ticket collection counter

Both ferry routes are by way of Letung, which is located in Pulau Jemaja and then, after about a 30 minute lay-over, the ferry proceeds to Pulau Siantan, Tarempa, Anambas' de facto capital, being the final destination.

By the way, upon arriving at the ferry terminal in Tarempa, just make your way to Jalan Hang Tuah, the town's main road and then turn left towards the T-junction ahead. Tarempak Beach is about a 5-10 minute stroll away from the ferry terminal.

Ferry nearing Anambas
Ferry nearing Anambas

One thing to keep in mind is that when you take the ferry to Anambas, you may well encounter service interruptions, due to sea and/or weather. However, typically, the March to September season is usually calm and fair. Rougher conditions are more the norm during the monsoon months, December to February.

For more details on the ferry to Anambas, click "Ferry to Anambas"

Lastly, if you prefer getting to Anambas quickly, i.e. in an hour or so, then take the flight.

[Edit: The ferry from Batam to Anambas has been suspended indefinitely. This leaves just the Bintan ferry.]

Must-See Anambas Islands

These paradise islands rank as the most popular in Anambas, ideal as they are for island-hopping, diving, snorkeling, kite/foil-boarding and for recreating an authentic Robinson Crusoe feel. Tip: Have a private beach BBQ, a unique once-a-lifetime experience.

Must-Dos in Anambas