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Uni student Sarah Said-Smith recounts horror Bali ferry ride

The ferry ride from HELL: Aussie student’s horror four-hour night boat to Bali that saw passengers vomiting, forced to wear life jackets and freak waves: ‘I don’t know how we didn’t die’

  • Australian model Sarah Said-Smith has shared her horror Balinese trip
  • She was travelling from the beautiful Gili Islands to Nusa Lembongan via ferry
  • But it was five hours late, took off in the dark and encountered rough seas
  • Sarah said that they made it to the other side safely but it was touch-and-go

An Australian model travelling around Indonesia has detailed her horror experience on a four-hour ferry ride, claiming that she’s lucky to be alive.

University student Sarah Said-Smith, who is based in Sydney but currently making her way around Bali, booked a ferry with her boyfriend from the Gili Islands to Nusa Lembongan.

In her latest TikTok video Sarah explained how disastrous the experience was, starting with a five-hour delay to boarding – which should have been enough alone to convince her ‘not to get on the boat’. 

‘Because the next four hours was the worst hell of my life,’ she said.

In her latest TikTok video Sarah explained how disastrous the experience was, starting with a five-hour delay to boarding - which should have been enough alone to convince her 'not to get on the boat'

University student Sarah Said-Smith, who is based in Sydney but currently making her way around Bali, booked a ferry with her boyfriend from the Gili Islands to Nusa Lembongan

Despite getting up at 5.30am to prepare for the ferry Sarah and her fellow passengers didn’t board until 5.30pm.

By the time they set off it was dark so the crew and passengers were forced to sit on the boat without any lights and riding the biggest waves she ‘had ever seen’.

Everyone was wearing life jackets, vomiting and ‘freaking out’, with fears that the boat would capsize.

Sarah claimed there were two separate captain changes during the four-hour ordeal and many of the crew on board were on their ‘first day’. 

Everyone was wearing life jackets, vomiting and 'freaking out', with fears that the boat would capsize

Everyone was wearing life jackets, vomiting and ‘freaking out’, with fears that the boat would capsize

‘And four hours later we didn’t get to Nusa Lembongan, we just docked at this random port,’ she said.

‘Like, I don’t know how the f**k we did not just die on that boat.’

Sarah said she was drenched after the boat ride and the inside of the boat flooded, soaking everyone’s luggage.

Her followers were quick to sympathise, with some even saying they’d had a similar experience.

Sarah said she was drenched after the boat ride and the inside of the boat flooded, soaking everyone's luggage

Sarah said she was drenched after the boat ride and the inside of the boat flooded, soaking everyone’s luggage

‘Same thing happened to us – when the locals started vomiting and crying that’s when the panic kicked in – I just sat there quietly crying,’ one woman said.

‘We had the same thing happen to us, only in the daytime. I was pregnant with twins! Super traumatic… but that’s Indonesia for ya! Hope you’re okay,’ said another.

A third added: ‘Jesus remind me to never ever take any type of boat ride in Bali. It sounds so traumatic’. 



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