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Address: Sungai Buaya, Semporna, Malaysia
Phone Number: +60 89-785 088
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River Cruise has become an increasingly popular way of exploring and...

River Cruise has become an increasingly popular way of exploring and appreciating a fascinating aspect of the beauty of Sabah nature, especially the wildlife in the biodiversity-rich mangrove ecosystems and also the very rare species Proboscis Monkeys which can be found only in Borneo.If the idea of cruising along a meandering river and catching glimpses of Proboscis Monkeys, Fruit Bats (a kind of bats which consume fruits and nectars). Crocodile scores of fireflies and other creatures sound exciting to you, then you should not miss the maiden Borneo Semporna Proboscis River Cruise.

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Din't see long nosed monkey!

We saw short tail monkeys, long tail monkeys, but didn't see long-nosed monkeys. We also saw eagles and egrets!

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 January 2016
Yana C
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Melbourne, Australia
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

There are quite a few river cruise packages, but this was recommended by our concierge at the Le Meridien in Kota Kinabalu. Upon arrival, we were greeted by the staff which sat us down for some snacks and drinks. Upon boarding the boats--into the jungle we went. The boat operator has a very keen eye in where to effectively drive... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Went to this place since my nephew suggest to watch the proboscis monkey. Being a homie myself, proud that there's a new place for tourist sightseeing. However the attitude of a tour guide that waiting at the front entrance really disappointing. Rude and so double standard. The way she explain us shows everything. I guess she isn't Semporna people from... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

We saw short tail monkeys, long tail monkeys, but didn't see long-nosed monkeys. We also saw eagles and egrets!

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1 Thank Yana C
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2015

This is a relaxing boat ride, & since the monkeys are in the wild it is quite difficult to see them, they are also shy animals , so be patient while looking for them . There is also a ride to find the egret, if you are lucky you can see crocodile lurking at the bottom of the tree ,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

This is a cozy boat trip along the river. You get to see lots of Proboscis monkets which is pretty fun. Nice scenery but definitely not the highlight of my trip

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

The organisation of the expedition was bad. We strted from the hotel 15 min late, we went to another hotel where we were waiting for a group of Chinese tourists making the payment for 20 minutes. Waiting in not air conditioned car (in spite of promised air condition). Finally the car was changed (with air condition) and we went. River... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

It is very very difficult to see the proboscis as they are not many and shy. The staff spotted a few proboscis in mangrove forest but we could not see their faces as blocked by leaves. We just saw their bodies when they moved. The mangrove & sunset view was very good. After the BBQ set dinner around 6:45pm, the... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

I went this week as I arrived in semporna at noon and there is really nothing to do if you don't dive or go to the islands. ORGANIZATION : The pick up can be arranged at your hotel in semporna as is the return. Easy. Their office is just 50 meter from the seafest hotel. Cost 125 MYR is not... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014

Although it's been nearly a year since my wife and I went on this river cruise, we still felt compelled to write a review as our experience was nothing short of brilliant. Staff were outstanding, and went above and beyond to make our experience wonderful. Unfortunately, we didn't get a great look at any Proboscis monkeys (due to some military... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2012

Having a day off in Semporna, this became the option to fill time, and turned out great, with sightings of seven proboscis monkeys. Obviously it was low season with me as the only participant - it started off with feeding of the two resident monkey species (Pigtail Macaque (Macaca nemestrina) and Long-tailed Macaque (Macaca fascicularis) next to the cruise start... More 

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