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Manukan Island + Sea Gypsies Fireflies Cruise


  • Manukan Island
  • Close to Kota Kinabalu city
  • Island excursion + river cruise
  • Visit Oyster/ Mussels home
  • included snorkeling mask, life jacket and sand mattress


Return boat & land transfer, English speaking tour guide, snorkeling equipment, sand mattress, entrance fee, BBQ lunch * 1, dinner * 1.


Price List

Number of Adult
Rate /pax (EUR)

Manukan Island is the second largest island of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park and the most frequented island by tourists. Manukan Island is facing a bay of crystal clear and tranquil sea. The water is so calm and shallow that it’s also suitable for non-swimmers. Families feel safe to let their kids playing in the water. No matter how far their children go, parents still can have a clear open view on what’s going on.

Proceed for 30-45 minutes drive to Mengkabong home of the descendants of pirates knows as Bajau Sea Gypsies who set foot land on in the early 19th century. Presently they known as fisherman who resides in small village built on water (i.e house built on stilts and connected by narrow wooden planks). A memorable and educational river cruise about the importance of Mangrove forest with beautiful nature scenery along the river where water streams peacefully and sea real life one of famous indigenous tribe Bajau fisherman lifestyle.


* The itinerary is for reference only, it subjects to any necessary changes in accordance to local requirements.

  • 09:00

    Pickup from hotel, proceed to jetty and take boat ride towards Manukan Island.

  • 09:30

    Be mesmerized by the colorful fishes transparent by the crystal clear blue sea and vast greeneries surrounding the island.

  • 12:00

    BBQ lunch will be served at Manukan Island.

  • 13:00

    Free at leisure for relaxing, or an option for water sports.

  • 14:00

    Transfer back to mainland.

  • 14:30

    Proceed to Mengkabong home of the descendants of pirates.

  • 15:30

    Local style high tea will be served upon arrival before going for river cruise.

  • 16:00

    Board on a boat to cruise in search for wild life along the river.

  • 17:30

    Visit to Oyster/ Mussels home, crad catching and fish catching by fishnet before heading to the river mouth.

  • 18:30

    Malay seafood dinner is served.

  • 19:00

    Continue for night river cruise to search for glimpses of fireflies.

  • 20:00

    Heading back to Kota Kinabalu.

  • 21:00

    Reach Kota Kinabalu city, transfer back to hotel / lodge.


BBQ Lunch

Malay Style Seafood Dinner

Warm Remind

  • Surcharge of MYR20 per person applied for pickup location in Kinarut area and Putatan area (eg. Beringgis Beach Resort, Kinabalu Villas, Narada Hotel).
  • MYR 150 for child age 2 years old.
  • Recommend to bring: sun block lotion, insect repellent, camera, sun glasses, binocular, sneaker, pocket money, extra clothes and towel.
  • Activities fee are not included, please contact the management office in the island.
  • No locker in islands, please take care of own belongings, do not carry valuables..

Pickup Time & Transport Fee

The pickup time is for reference only, actual time may be vary depends on number of visitors, distance, season, weather and road conditions, should be within 15 minutes. Transport fee quoted is per person.

Zone Hotel Pickup Time Fee (EUR)
A Kota Kinabalu city North (Grandis, Hyatt, Gaya street area...) 9 am Free
B Kota Kinabalu city Center (Marriott, Marina Court, Horizon, ...) 9 am Free
C Kota Kinabalu city South (Sutera Harbour, KK Time Square, ...) 9 am Free
D Airport area (Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Aeropod, ...) 8:45 am Free
E 1Borneo area (Tune, Grand Borneo, ...) 8:30 am 2.09
F Outskirt area (Shangri-La Rasa Ria, Nexus Karambunai, ...) 8 am 4.18
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How to Pay

Pay on travelling day

No advance payment is required, simply pay cash in Ringgit-Malaysia to tour guide. However, you still need pay in full for any cancellation made 1 day prior to tour date.

Pay Online

Accep Visa and MasterCard credit card, Malaysian bank transfer, Paypal, FPX, Alipay. 2.3% surcharge apply. Please be noted that 2.3% processing fee is non-refundable in case there is cancellation 3 days after the payment made.

Bank Transfer

Please request bank staff to calculate equivalent amount in USD before Telegraphic Transfer (T/T) to Malaysia. It takes 3 days to reach us. No 2.3% surcharge but you have to bear both side banks charges. The balances will be paid to either side as the case may be.

Additional information

Min. Participant(s)2 Persons To Go (child does not counted)

Tour location / Depart fromKota Kinabalu

Recommend to book1 month(s) in advance

To book at least2 day(s) in advance

Cancellation & Refund Policy:  Less than 3 days (from date of departure) charge 50% OF tour fare. No refund for those tours which involve accommodation.

Specialities: You may decide the joining date, no compulsory tips (If you are happy and satisfied with the journey and the tour guide service, it's always a nice way to express your appreciation with tipping, OR words of thanks is good enough).

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# Currency EUR is for reference only, actual price will be based on Ringgit-Malaysia (MYR).