Borneo reef world adventure - Private Tour

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Private Tour
7 Hours
Hotel pick-up

What To Expect

Borneo Reef World, a Reef Activity Pontoon, is the largest in South East Asia and is equally modern as the ones operated at the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. It measures 37.5m Length by 24.5m Width by 11.8m Height and is built with high marine grade rust-proof aluminium. Its modern, large, spacious , stable and luxurious Reef Activity Platform , provides great experiences in all weather conditions. The 2 level pontoon include the unique Underwater Observatory, carpeted walkways, sunbathing deck, freshwater showers, shaded seating areas, children's pool and comfortable dining area. It also houses the 5 sea level platforms to launch the various water activities. Borneo Reef World is located in between the islands of Manukan and Gaya within the area of Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. This location in all its splendour and enchanting beauty, its untouched reef, natural coral gardens, myriad species of fishes and unique clear water is suitable for all sea sports activities such as diving, snorkeling or plain observing in the unique "Underwater Observatory."


Pick up from Kota Kinabalu city hotel lobby at 8.30am and transfer to jetty for 9.00am boat departure to the “Borneo Reef World”, the largest reef activity pontoon in South East Asia. 
10.20 Upon arrival, be welcomed by your friendly Pontoon stewardess followed by tours introductory and safety briefing. Enjoy a cup of hot coffee or tea and light refreshments. Explore the double-deck reef pontoon and be mesmerised by the tranquility of the environment, with the wind in your face and open sea beneath you. 
10.30 am: For the adventurous, get changed and begin your sea walking and snorkeling experienceamong the coral reefs. You can also purchase optional sea sports activities such as scuba diving, kayaking, banana boating, jet skiing etc. For those who prefer not to get wet, tour the uniqueUnderwater Observatory to catch a glimpse of the underwater world and enjoy the natural coral and fishes swimming around, or simply laze around the beach/pontoon to enjoy the scenic view of all islands in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. 
12.30 pm The meals provided include a sumptuous buffet lunch, fruits and refreshments. 
1.00 pm After lunch, transfer to Sapi Island to enjoy the white sandy beaches, sunbath under the tropical sun, or explore the short forest trail on your own. You can also choose to snorkel from the beautiful island shore. 
3.00 pm Depart from Pontoon. On the return journey, you will enjoy a romantic scenic cruise through Sabah Islands to end your perfect unforgettable day with sun, sea, corals and marine life. It is a day to truly lift your spirits and take you into a realm of nature's finest beauty. 


  • Private tour
  • Underwater Observatory Aquarium
  • Snorkeling
  • Sea Walking Activity 
  • Sapi Island Excursion
  • Children’s pool within the sea
  • Fresh water shower facility


  • Duration: Halfday. From 8.30 am – 3. 30 pm
  • Departure: Your Kota Kinabalu City Hotel
  • Returning point: The departure point


  • Hotel Pickup & Drop off
  • Land Transportation (Seat-In-Coach)
  • 2-Way Boat Transfer
  • Meals as Stated
  • Snorkeling Equipment (Snorkel Mask, Fin, Life Jacket)
  • Complimentary Sea Walking with Helmet
  • Sabah Park Entrance Fees (2 USD)


  • Water sports expenses
  • Personal expenses
  • Any items not mentioned

Please Note

  • Outskirt Hotels Pick-Up & Drop Off Surcharge :

Additional charges of USD 7 per pax are chargeable for outskirt hotels pick-ups. Outskirt Hotels include Rasa Ria, Nexus, Sabandar, Mimpian Jadi, Langkah Syabas, Beringgis Resort, Kasih Sayang, etc.

  • Meal: 1 lunch, coffee/tea and snacks, drinking water
  • Things You Should Bring:

+ Sun block / Tan lotion   Extra clothing

+ Hat / Cap

+ Swimming attire

+ Sandals or Slippers

+ Towel

+ Extra set of clothing

  • Things You Should Know:

+ Your safety is our top priority. Should the weather or sea conditions render it unsafe to proceed for this tour, we reserve the right to change or cancel tour. Tour will be refunded accordingly.

+ Jelly bugs are common in the waters but they are usually harmless and it will just cause some slight itch.

+ Lockers are available for rent on the pontoon @ USD 1 per unit subject to availability.

+ Please do not bring valuables for all island tours.

+ Sea Walking Activity - Scuba Walker with Helmet is suitable for non-swimmers and persons aged over 10 years. It also depends on your body size (shoulder width) if you are able to fit the 35kg helmet. Should you not be able to proceed for the sea walking activity, no refund will be made as this is a complimentary activity.

You are advised to bring enough cash for your sea sport activities. Pricing guidelines as displayed below.

  • Things to do at Borneo Reef World and pricing guidelines:

+ Underwater Observatory: F.O.C

+ Sea Walking Activity – Scuba Walker with helmet: 61 USD/15 mins dive

+ Snorkeling: FOC/ Non-guided self-snorkel

                        12USD/Guided Snorkel Safari

+ Introductory Scuba Dive (Discover Scuba Diving) (Pre-booking required): 68 USD/session

+ Leisure Dive for Certified Divers (Pre-booking required): 68USD per dive, additional 12USD/pax for boat dives (min.5pax per boat for 2 dives)

+ Sea Kayaking (Pre-booking required): 4USD/pax

+ Parasailing (Pre-booking required): 24USD/pax per session (single); 44USD/couple per session (Tandem)

+ Banana Boat/ Flying fish (Pre-booking required): 7USD/pax/banana boat ride; 17 USD/pax/ Flying fish ride.

+ Jet Ski (Pre-booking required): 39 USD/pax. Min. 2 pax

+ Massage (Pre-booking required): 61 USD/pax

From USD
138.00 (per person)

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