Santubong Wildlife Cruise – 2.5 hours
The Santubong Peninsula extends 10km into the South China Sea and is bordered by the Sarawak River on the South. This cruise takes you down the Santubong River, past the majestic Mount Santubong and into the bay, where pods of Irrawaddy dolphins are often seen especially if there are fishing boats around, as they love to feed off the discarded fish. The boat then heads to the western side of the bay into the Kuching Wetlands National Park, where mangroves are home to Proboscis Monkeys, Silver Leaf Monkeys, monitor lizards, crocodiles, 43 varieties of fish, 11 species of prawns, and fire flies.
The 9am morning cruise is the best for seeing the eco-systems of the mangroves and dolphins can be sighted if the weather conditions are good. The late afternoon cruise at 5pm is great for seeing wildlife, particularly proboscis monkeys and after sunset the fire flies.
Please note that sightings of wildlife are subject to prevailing conditions and are not guaranteed, but there is a high success rate!
Depart your hotel at either 8am or 4pm. Return transportation, boat fee, drinking water and a light snack is included.