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Day Cruises

Weston Fireflies River Cruise from Kota Kinabalu City

Watch for Borneo's extraordinary wildlife on a jungle river cruise and firefly experience from Kota Kinabalu that includes a Malay dinner at a local restaurant. You'll cruise in the late afternoon, the perfect time to spot primates, crocodiles, and birds, then head out after dinner to see fireflies illuminate the river banks in a sparkling display. With pickup and drop-off at hotels in Kota Kinabalu, this Borneo river cruise is a great introduction to the jungled interior of Sabah.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Day tour by Power Yacht to Mantanani island from Kota Kinabalu

• The only Power Yacht with stable comfortable sofa, spacious area with fly bridge for family and friends relaxing and laughing.• Private clubhouse exclusive for our customers, including restaurant, bathroom, clean shower area, and the most popular selfie spot in Sabah: Sky-mirror!• Snorkeling at the crystal sea water for unforgettable memories for discovery under the magic sea water you have never made before.Activity Information  Please note that the timings below are subject to change based on weather, tidal, or traffic conditions of the day. • 6:30am-7:30am hotel pick up • 9:00am-10:30am Departure to Mantanani Island with yacht and enjoy the welcome drink at our private clubhouse;• 11:00am Snorkeling around the crystal water near island;• 12:30pm Enjoy delicious seafood buffet lunch• 1:30-3:00pm Relax at private club house: swimming ,taking amazing photo at the most popular Sky-mirror spot which only for our customers; • 3:00-4:00pm Back to the pier and hotel drop off;
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Day Trips

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Island Hopping Tour (2 Island) From Kota Kinabalu

Uncover the incredible underwater world off the coast of Kota Kinabalu on this snorkeling excursion in Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park. Enjoy time to swim and snorkel in 2 different destinations, and once you've worked up an appetite, indulge in a lunch on 1 of the park's 5 spectacular islands.- Exciting snorkeling excursion off the Kota Kinabalu coast- Stunning scenery on the cruise from the shore to the park- Chance to dive into the water & swim with colorful sea life- Views of exotic animals like spotted turtles & tropical fish- Ample time to eat, relax or explore the forest on the island
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Day Trips

Manukan Island Day Trip from Kota Kinabalu

Spend the day in paradise during this day trip to Manukan Island near Kota Kinabalu. Enjoy a range of activities during your beach sojourn, ranging from beach volleyball to sunbathing to snorkeling and more. Additional amenities like the island’s nearly 1-mile-long (1.5-km) walking trail, optional side visit to Sapi or Mamutik Island, and an included barbecue lunch help ensure a memorable day.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Klias River Safari from Kota Kinabalu

Spot wildlife and fireflies on the banks of the Klias River on river cruise from Kota Kinabalu that goes deep into the protected Klias Wetland. The afternoon departure time ensures that you’ll arrive at the river as animals become most active, you’ll see a spectacular natural show when thousands of fireflies come out after sunset, and the night concludes with a traditional kampong-style dinner.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Dinner Cruises

North Borneo Cruises City Night Dinner Cruise

Cruise the TARP Islands and Kota Kinabalu waterfront on a dinner cruise that’s timed to catch sunset off the Borneo coast. Dancing and live music turn this Kota Kinabalu dinner cruise into a romantic evening out, with the chance to stargaze from the boat’s open-air rooftop deck, and watch the Kota Kinabalu skyline light up after dark.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours

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Mantanani island & Kawa Fireflies Sunset tour by Power Catamaran

• The only Power Yacht with stable comfortable sofa ,spacious area with fly bridge for family and friends relaxing and laughing ;• Private clubhouse exclusive for our customers,including restaurant, bathroom, clean shower area,and the most popular selfie spot in Sabah: Sky-mirror!Activity Information  Please note that the timings below are subject to change based on weather, tidal, or traffic conditions of the day. • 6:30am-7:30am hotel pick up • 9:00am-10:30am Departure to Mantanani island• 11:00am Snorkeling around the crystal water near island;• 12:30pm Enjoy delicious seafood buffet lunch• 1:30-3:00pm Relax at private club house: Swimming ,taking amazing photo at the most popular Sky Mirror spot which only for our customers; • 3:00-4:00pm Back to the pier, enjoy the afternoon tea :Local snacks and orange shake;• 5:00pm Departure to Kawa and enjoy the sunset view;• 6:30pm Enjoy dinner buffet near the mangrove forest then go to see the firefly;• 8:00pm Back to the hotel;
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  • 11 hours
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  • 11 hours
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Luxury Catamaran Charter Tour

• Ride a luxury catamaran, which boasts comfortable sofas and spacious area for rest and relaxation • Get a chance to interact with a variety of marine animals and see a wide range of colorful corals!• 7 hours for private use• Sit back and relax as you enjoy the convenience of the complimentary round trip hotel transfersRecommend schedule:Please note that the timings below are subject to change based on weather, tidal, or traffic conditions of the day. • 7:30am-8:30am hotel pick up • 8:30am-9:00am arrive at Sabah University Pier, travel to Sepanggar Island. • 09:40am arrive at Sepanggar Island, play kayaking and banana boat. Participate in other water projects(Parasailing, sea walking,etc) at your own expense. • 11:00am snorkel around the pier• 12:00pm Buffet seafood lunch at island resort • 1:00pm snorkel around Sepanggar Island • 3:00pm return to Sabah University Pier • 3:30pm arrive at the pier, visit Malaysian University of Sabah and Mosque• 4:00pm hotel drop off
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Dinner Cruises

Kota Kinabalu City Dinner Cruise by North Borneo Cruises

Dine and dance under the stars on a Kota Kinabalu cruise that includes live music and a buffet of international cuisine. The boat’s open upper deck gives panoramic views of the Kota Kinabalu skyline as the city lights up after dark, and since this dinner cruise features door-to-door transfers from hotels in Kota Kinabalu, you can enjoy an evening out without the hassle of finding late-night transport.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes

Day Trips

Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park 2 Islands Hopping Tour From Kota Kinabalu

Escape the city and journey to the paradise islands off the coast of Kota Kinabalu on a hassle-free day trip to Manukan Island. Let a guide take care of transfers, entrance fees, and activities as you sit back, relax, and enjoy the white sands and crystal-clear waters of the island. You'll have chance to snorkel and hike in the jungle, and benefit from the in-depth knowledge of a guide.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Day Cruises

Klias Proboscis Monkey and Firefly Cruise from Kota Kinabalu City

See a sparkling display of fireflies above the Klias River on a sunset nature tour from Kota Kinabalu with two nature cruises timed for both wildlife-watching and firefly activity. Take a evening cruise to spot proboscis monkeys, crocodiles, and birds, pause for dinner, then return to the water as the fireflies appear among the trees in a remarkable nightly show.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Day Cruises

Klias River Nature and Wildlife Cruise from Kota Kinabalu Including Fireflies Watching

Maximize your chances of spotting some of Borneo’s endemic wildlife during a cruise of the Klias Wetlands. Ideal for nature enthusiasts, this excursion includes two cruises; one to spot silver-leaf monkeys and wild macaques, and another that reveals the illuminated fireflies that collect around the river banks. Included dinner and round-trip hotel transport from Kota Kinabalu make for a seamless experience.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

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Sepanggar island day tour by Mini-Disney Catamaran

This trip is designed for families by:1.The first spacious catamaran will keep your seating more comfortable ,more stable with more safety than speedboat.2.It is like a Mini-Disney on the ocean,Banana boat、Kayaking ,Slider,Bubble pool provided for entertaining all of our customers.3.Besides snorkeling and lunch on the island .all customers get visit the pink Mosque and Sabah university in the morning.• 7:30am-8:30am hotel pick up• 8:30am-9:00am arrive at Sabah University Pier, travel to Sepanggar Island. • 09:40am arrive at Sepanggar Island, play kayaking amd banana boat. Participate in other water projects(Parasailing, sea walking,etc) at your own expense. • 11:00am snorkel around the pier• 12:00pm Buffet seafood lunch at island resort • 1:00pm snorkel around Sepanggar Island• 3:00pm return to Sabah University Pier • 3:30pm arrive at the pier, visit Malaysian University of Sabah and Mosque• 4:00pm hotel drop off
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Dinawan Island by Speedboat from Kota Kinabalu Including Lunch

Take the short speedboat trip to Dinawanal Island and enjoy great relaxing, swimming and snorkeling. The island offer picturesque beaches and turquoise waters with colorful marine life and corals.Go snorkeling and walk on the white-sand beach during this relaxing day out that includes all transportation, use of snorkel equipment, seafood lunch and snacks, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Sunset Cruise& Seafood Dinner & Firefly Watching by Catamaran

• Enjoy a seafood dinner onboard and catch an amazing view of the sunset• Ride a luxury catamaran, which boasts comfortable sofas and spacious area for rest and relaxation • 20-person small group• Enjoy a night show of dancing fireflies• Hotel pick up and drop off make for a hassle-free tripActivity Information  Please note that the timings below are subject to change based on weather, tidal, or traffic conditions of the day. • 3:30pm-4:30pm hotel pick up • 4:30pm-5:00pm arrive at Sabah University pier and start off the tour• 5:00pm-7:00pm Enjoy a seafood dinner on board and catch an amazing view of the sunset• 7:00pm Return to Sabah University Pier, go to Anjung Gayang pier by van.• 7:30pm Enjoy a night show of dancing fireflies(about 25 minutes)• 8:50pm Return to the pier and hotel drop off
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Sunset Cruises

SeaTango Sunset Cruise in Kota Kinabalu

End your day in Sabah on a high note with a sunset cruise from Kota Kinabalu. Aboard a catamaran, you'll glide across the water to take in the natural beauty of Borneo as the day fades away into the South China Sea. Bottled water, beverages, and snacks are provided.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Dinner Cruises

Sunset Dinner Cruise with North Borneo Cruises

See Kota Kinabalu from a different perspective during a sunset dinner cruise around Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. A romantic experience ideal for couples, this cruise on the South China Sea includes a buffet-style dinner of Malaysian dishes and live music. You’ll have access to free-flowing tea, coffee, and water, and benefit from the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off, which lets you skip the hassle of finding a meeting point.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes

Day Cruises

Pulau Tiga Survivor Island and Klias River Cruise Tour

Spend some time deep in the jungles and wetlands of Malaysia, well away from the hustle and bustle of the city, on this full-day getaway. Spend the morning visiting the uninhabited Pulau Tiga, the setting of the very first season of Survivor. Explore the jungle, enjoy a rejuvenating bath in a mud volcano, and go snorkeling in the South China Sea. In the afternoon, head to the nearby Klias Wetlands for a cruise through the lush mangrove forests. Look out for proboscis monkeys, crocodiles, and many more native critters!
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  • 1 day
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  • 1 day

Nature & Wildlife

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Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park 2 Islands Hopping Tour from Kota Kinabalu

Spend a day of family fun venturing between the islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, just a short distance from Kota Kinabalu in the South China Sea. Immerse yourself in the splendors of these charming islands as you dive into the water and swim with the abundant marine life of Sabah.- Exploration of national park & island group by boat- Relaxing visit to popular islets around Kota Kinabalu- Fun-filled day along white sandy beaches & clear blue water- Opportunities to swim, snorkel & sunbathe as you like- Delicious barbecue lunch prepared with local ingredients
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Dinner Cruises

North Borneo Cruises Sunset Dinner Cruise

Dance to live music and watch a gorgeous Borneo sunset on a Kota Kinabalu dinner cruise timed to catch evening light over Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. The open-air top deck is perfect for enjoying the cool evening air, and after cruising past the islands, you’ll have spectacular views of the Kota Kinabalu skyline as the city lights up after dark.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Day Trips

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Day Tour in Mengalum Island Kota Kinabalu

Discover the colorful underwater world on two snorkeling sessions around the Mengalum Island. Megalum Island presents beautiful view of white sandy beaches and the clear turquoise seawater. This tour will lead you to a tropical paradise!_______Itinerary_______• 07:45AM Sutera harbour marina meeting• Meet local guide and take about 40-50 minute boat ride to the meeting• 1st snorkeling after arrival• Lunch• 2nd snorkeling• 16:30-15:00 from the island• 15:30-16: 00 Arrival at Sutra Harbor• The itinerary is for reference only, it subjects to any necessary changes in accordance with local requirements.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Kota Kinabalu P2 Private Island Escape with BBQ Lunch

See baby barracudas, snappers, and more on a snorkel tour to Pandan Pandan Island. After pickup from your hotel, enjoy a scenic drive and short boat ride to the snorkel site. Explore the crystal clear waters and vibrant reefs with complimentary life vests and snorkel gear. Later, enjoy lunch and time to lounge on the secluded beach. You can also participate in additional water activities (own expense).
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Borneo Kellybays Mangrove Cruise & Crab Catching Tour from Kota Kinabalu

Fish for crabs in a mangrove forest on a full-day tour from Kota Kinabalu to Borneo Kellybays that combines a morning mangrove cruise with a free afternoon in a scenic resort. With optional activities that include kayaking, paddle boats, and banana boats, the day can be as relaxed or adventurous as you want, and you’ll find plenty of space to lounge on Borneo Kellybays’ pristine beach.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Nature & Wildlife

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Padas River Rafting Grade 3-4 from Kota Kinabalu

Malaysia is home to some of the best whitewater rafting in Asia, and visitors to Kota Kinabalu need not miss out. Take the strain off your legs after a day hiking Mount Kinabalu and give your arms a workout instead, with a grade three-to-four rafting trip on the Padas River. These rapids are suited for confident rafters, and offer the perfect mix of thrilling whitewater and rainforest views.
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  • 6 hours
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