Sarawak River Cruises

Rivers play an important role in Sarawak’s transportation. Since hundreds of years, the locals have been using river transportation to get access to various parts of the state. Now visitors too can experience this inportant espect of local lifestyle.

One of the most popular cruises is the Sarawak River Cruise, which departs from the Kuching waterfront twice a day. It retraces the historical journey of Sir James Brooke in the yesteryear while giving a glimpse of the city’s old-world charm.

Visitors in search of of more excitement can board the perahu tambang, a localboat. It is the easiest and quickest method to get across the Kuching River. This service is widely used by the locals because of its reasonable fare.

Irrawaddy Dolphin Watching

The Santubong peninsula beckons with a delightful attraction – dolphin watching. The shallow coastal areas and estuaries make good habitats for the rare Irrawaddy dolphins. Although sightings depend on the weather and a good guide, the serene views along the river will keep visitors fascinated. Most cruises can be arranged through travel agents.

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