Santubong Wildlife Cruise
Kuching Tours

Santubong Wildlife Cruise

Price from MYR260 per person
Duration 3-4 hours
Cruise the rivers and mangroves of Santubong and go in search of Irrawaddy dolphins, proboscis monkeys, crocodiles and other wildlife

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1545-1615 hours pick-up form hotel in Kuching and drive to the Santubong Boat Club (30 mins) where you board a boat and start your cruise along the rivers, creeks and mangroves of the Santubong Peninsula. The cruise first heads to the mouth of the Santubong River, where Irrawaddy dolphins are regularly sighted. From there continue along the mangrove-lined rivers and estuaries looking for wildlife, including proboscis monkeys. Groups of these Borneo endemic monkeys are often seen amongst the mangroves at the water’s edge. As the light fades your boatman will search for fireflies and crocodiles. Crocodiles are sometimes spotted on the muddy riverbanks by the reflection of their eyes reflected from a torchlight is shone over the water. Fireflies gather along certain areas of the river. Watch the fireflies light up the branches of the mangrove trees before returning to the boat club and then travelling back to Kuching.

Note: The tour does not operate during rough sea conditions or heavy rain. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. However, wildlife often seen on this cruise includes Irrawaddy dolphins, proboscis monkeys, crocodiles, silver-leaf monkeys, fireflies, long-tailed macaque monkeys, monitor lizards and a range of birds, including egrets, white-bellied sea eagles and kingfishers.

Trip Notes


Pick up and drop off at hotel, tour as stated above and English speaking guide.


Juices, carbonated & alcoholic beverages


2 adults per order

Single Person

Surcharge will apply, please contact us for more information


We reserve the right to cancel or postpone this tour in case of heavy rain or bad weather conditions.

The 1600 hours pick-up time for this tour is for hotels located in the city centre (e.g. Pullman, Hilton, Grand Margherita, Riverside Majestic, etc). If you are staying in another location the pick-up time is between 1545-1630 hours. We will email the exact time following confirmation of your order.

As you will be on the river at dusk, you should bring mosquito repellent.

These tours operate on the principle that you may be in a small group of other people.

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An Irrawaddy dolphin surfaces at the mouth of the Santubong River, near Damai Beach, Sarawak, Malaysia santubong wildlife cruise

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