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Kuala Sepetang: Private Boat Cruise
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Kuala Sepetang: Private Boat Cruise

By Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve
Recommended by 100% of travellers
100% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Come and join our 10 seater private boat for the best interpretation and tour to create a great experiences. Our licences nature guide will relate what you see to social economy and nature awareness. On how we manage this 40,000 hectres of mangrove forest sustainable. Spot the resident and migration birds.

Ages 1-80
Duration: 1h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English
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  • Private Tour. Minimum price is for 5 persons
What's not included
  • There is 4 seafood restaurant facing to the river for you to choose


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Option 1
    Kuala Sepetang Eco Tourism, Jalan Sungai Manggis, Kampung Kuala Sepetang, 34650 Kuala Sepetang, Perak, Malaysia
    Look for this building near the jetty "Restoran, Tiket & Boat"
  • Option 2
    Kuala Sepetang Police Station, Jalan Besar, Kampung Kuala Sepetang, 34650 Kuala Sepetang, Perak, Malaysia
    Easy parking here and take 100 metre walk to the jetty.
Pickup details
  • Meet at the hotel lobby
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Pushchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 259832P1

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Most travellers can participate
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 259832P1

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      • Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve
        200
        Kuala Sepetang, Malaysia
        Joined in March 2011
      • danielnH7318FR
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great birding trip
        Amazing trip. Khairul our guide has super patience and knowledgeable and sharp eye to locate the birds for us. We took the package G for 2 hours birding and it was a memorable one.
        Written 28 December 2023
      • 324michaelk324
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A lovely day in Kuala Sepetang
        Thanks to  Khairul we had a wonderful day in Kuala Sepetang.  He managed to entertain,  inform and educate us in a very friendly and captivating manner. Whoever visits this place should call on Khairul as a guide.
        Written 3 December 2023
      • eemran249
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Explore The Other Water Part of Larut Matang!
        Stumbled upon this private tour service on Google Map while searching for activities to do in Taiping for a family trip. In contact personally with Mr. Khairul Salleh. Since it was a private tour service, time was flexible - which is a plus for a crowd with kids, trying to get ready on time! Mr. Khairul Salleh is very friendly yet professional, and very knowledgeable in regards to Kuala Sepetang and its neighbourhood. We took 2 trip packages: daytime trip around Kuala Sepetang & nighttime trip for the fireflies. Daytime Kuala Sepetang trip: 90min boat trip along the river. We were shown around looking at the fishing industry, the mangrove forest & the coal factory. We landed at the 'Shell Beach' where the kids managed to collect various seashells washed ashore by the local cockle & shellfish industries byproducts. Then we stopped at the fish farm looking at tilapias, horseshoe crabs, pufferfish & mudskippers. Info sharing session by Mr. Khairul Salleh was very informative & interactive. I was very happy that my siblings & the kids were very happy getting involved throughout the trip. We ended the trip watching eagles feeding on the river. Magnificent! Oh, almost forgot the mangrove sapling release into the river with hope of everlasting green ecosystem for the future to enjoy & cherish! Nighttime firefly trip: Another memorable trip. One hour session watching fireflies amongst the mangrove trees flashing lights synchronously along the river. We were all in awe by Mr. Khairul Salleh's vast knowledge of the fireflies & the mangrove habitat, and reminded us how crucial & important keeping earth clean & green is to the sustainability of the ecosystem. All in all, we really enjoyed it & definitely would recommend it! Keep it up, En. Khairul!!!
        Written 3 September 2023
      • marerhremy
        0 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        A walk through in August
        Not worth going in August as everything was dry so no animals in sight except for some bugs. Mangrove trees were awesome and walkway easy to walk but halfway, it was badly damaged so we had to turn back. The damage seemed to not be rectified for a long time due to very rusty rails and aged planks. Was not informed by the "office rangers". No wonder we did not have to pay for the entrance fees.
        Written 1 September 2023
      • Sunshine47191893679
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Site Visit for a CSR programme
        Encik Khairul was very informative and helpful, we came for a site survey planning for an upcoming CSR programme. It was really an enjoyable trip with lots of information that was priceless i.e., community economic niche, different types of boat tour, mangrove ecosystem sightseeing. Looking forward for a collaborative effort with Encik Khairul, thank you for having us yesterday!
        Written 29 August 2023
      • Curiosity568132
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Unforgettable experience
        Khairul is a competent and passionate tour guide that made our trip in kuala sepetang and Matang mangrove forest unforgettable. We spent 4h with him and we had the best time of our holidays in Malaysia. Highly recommend for a funny, involving and emotional experience.
        Written 8 August 2023
      • FLOGJA
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Kuala Sepetang tour
        We had an amazing tour with Khairul. We were intrigued by the cultural lifestyle of the fisherman - our mangrove tour was long and not rushed. Of course the fireflies were simply magnificent! Khairul was friendly and made the trip so relaxed - exactly what we wanted.
        Written 4 August 2023
      • Excursion39061975395
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Wonderful experience with great english explanation!
        Such a friendly and really interesting facts shared during the tour which organised by Mr Khairul. The tour takes us around 1 hour and 30 minutes to 2 hours. We learned a lot about the biodiversity in Kuala Sepetang Mangrove Forest! Really recommended this tour to everyone especially university students ^^//
        Written 23 July 2023
      • CelinaMalaika
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Firefly tour to remember!
        We did the firefliy trip. Incredibly educational trip as we learned about the area and the mangroves on the way! Would highly recommend this and the day tour to anyone!
        Written 22 July 2023
      • Roam16273665621
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Firefly sunset river cruise trip
        Lovely boat ride at sunset with so many firefly's! Host and guide Khairul was so friendly and helpful... Lots of useful information and facts. Thoroughly recommended!!!
        Written 12 July 2023
      • OnAir35399740198
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Most knowledgeable Firefly Guide in Malaysia
        Can't recommend this tour enough! We had an amazing experience with Khairul on the Kuala Sepetang Firefly Tour. He was on time and ready for us with a boat full of life jackets. We cruised into an incredibly vivid sunset while he explained the ecosystem of the Mangroves and the business of the local charcoal factories and forest management. It was a dark night and the fireflies were vivid and bright, and Khairul knew the answer to most of our questions. Khairul is an engaging and enthusiastic guide, and you can tell he genuinely enjoys the fireflies as well. Not to be missed if you're traveling through the Taiping region.
        Written 11 July 2023
      • pardys
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing trip with the patient and knowledgeable tour guide!
        Tour guide Khairul is very knowledgeable and patient with us (we came from Singapore and were not sure of what Kuala Sepetang could offer). He kindly explained to us over WhatsApp and made arrangements so that we did not have to worry about transport. He also brought us to places with good seafood choices. He has the heart of a teacher and shares his historical and scientific knowledge passionately, ensuring that we can learn all there is about the place. The boat trip itself is amazing as we got to see eagles and herons flying around in their natural habitats. Monkeys and monitor lizards can also be seen but they do not pose any danger to us. It was an enjoyable trip and there was no hassle at all during the trip. It is elderly friendly and suitable for a family of 4 to 5 people. If interested, feel free to message him via WhatsApp and arrange a custom itinerary if it suits you!
        Written 11 June 2023
      • Physique481
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great boat tour experience, thank you Cikgu Khairul!
        The Kuala Sepetang boat tour is highly recommended. Cikgu Khairul - our tour guide - is very knowledgeable about the places he brought us to, the students from UTHM Pagoh Branch Campus enjoyed the trip and I would say we had a fruitful visit to Pusat Eko-Pengajaran Hutan Paya Laut Matang!
        Written 22 May 2023
      • Traveler09411074134
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Recommended. Best private boat tour
        Great experience. I chose this private tour because i bring a kid and i dont like crowded. My husband like to learn new things. So he asked many question to Mr Khairul. Our tour guide Mr Khairul explain everything. Recommend to family who likes more relax experience
        Written 14 May 2023
      • Curiosity16926580222
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Kuala Sepetang private boat cruise.
        Went on an early morning Kuala Sepetang private boat cruise with Mr Khairul. He is an excellent guide with a lot of interesting and useful information about the wildlife and activities in this rich mangrove forest of Kuala Sepetang. Were taken to see fishermen sorting out fresh catch of prawns of various species and sizes. Were shown a private local fish farm too. You can see puffer fish here. Truly an interesting boat cruise!
        Written 9 May 2023
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      Lydia Mason
      3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2022 • Friends
      My second time on this tour.Excellent sunrise guided tour with an experience guide, En Khairul and son Amirul.Good explainations and exciting experiences during the tour.Watching birds , animals and activities along the river and swamp forests.We visited the fish farm as well and everyone had a good time holding the belangkas and taking photos at multiple sites of interest and wonderful views. The history of Kuala Sepetang and Port Weld was very interesting. By the way, this lovely tour comes with simple buffet breakfast of Nasi Lemak, roti canai ,assorted bread and tea.Would highly recommend this tour to international and local tourists. I definitely would come again .Thank you En Khairul and Amirul.We enjoyed ourselves very much.
      Written 26 January 2022
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      Nurhafizah Z
      Kuala Lumpur31 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2022 • Family
      Booked a day before.easy & fast respond👍

      Mr Khairul was already on the boat w our breakfast as we arrived at 8am. Friendly & very knowledgable regarding Kuala Sepetang.

      Morning view was spectacular! First we went upstream to observed the fishing village where some of them just arrive & sorting prawn/fishes to sell. These generous fishermen will gv some to the birds & making it a beautiful flocking scene😍. We even encounter a family of beaver swimming & eating.

      Then he showed us charcoal factory by the riverbank & then we went downstream & pitstop on a fish farm. Here we can feed the fishes, face to face with a family of horseshoecrab, pufferfish.

      While on the boat, Mr Khairul showed us 2 types of kingfisher which is fame among birdwatchers. Theres even a slot for eagle feeding. Abundant species in one habitat!

      Love every minute of this tour!
      The surrounding animal & mangrove species, local activities, types of birds & even the history of JWW Birch & Ngah Ibrahim (theres also a museum nearby-MUZIUM MANJUNG). Will come again one day to watch the Irrawaddy dolphine🤩

      Thank you Mr. Khairul.
      Recommended nature guide 👍👍👍
      Written 16 March 2022
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      Nani
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2021 • Family
      En khairul is an excellent tour guide cum boatman. Very knowledgeable. He was a primary school teacher. So he explained very well. Just like a teacher! Sometimes he questioned back my kids. So there were two way communication. My kids enjoyed the boat ride with Encik Khairul very much

      We paid rm200 for a PRIVATE tour. package B. 1.5 hour cruise for 5 person. (2A3C). (dec 2021)Other boat operator offer a mix tour..about the same price. So it was quite a good bargain👍

      I do recommend Encik Khairul, If you are looking for a river cruise at Kuala Sepetang.
      Written 27 December 2021
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      Jacki S
      Penang Island, Malaysia126 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jul 2020
      Khairul was fabulous! We had driven down to Taiping from Penang and made a last-minute decision to try and book a river cruise to see eagles, fish farm, and try to see the pink bottle-nosed dolphins. Khairul spoke terrific English over the phone and made it very easy to book the trip. He was very hospitable and friendly and did a wonderful job in explaining the mangrove ecosystem, community fishing life, and much more. He answered our questions with ease and stopped frequently so that we could take photos. We were unable to see dolphins, but he was so kind to send us a photo of what he'd seen in the past. I would highly recommend him! He was the perfect boy scout guide!
      Written 16 July 2020
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      Thank you for visiting Kuala Sepetang
      Written 6 August 2020
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Ifah Salleh
      6 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2022 • Family
      Great experience overall. Tour guide khairul is very informative. Explain everything in detail yet fun way. There’s always Q&A from him to keep the audience attention in check (love that). I genuinely recommend this trip to those who come with different age groups. All in all 5 ⭐️ for the service provided and would come again!
      Written 26 January 2023
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      NathanL
      Penang, Malaysia48 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2022
      This trip far exceeeded my expectations. Khairul who runs the tour is a former teacher, and his passion to share about the mangroves, the conservation, the dolphins, and the fireflies is so clear to see. He was a wealth of knowledge and was very engaging. We had actually booked this tour just to see the fireflies, but even in the first 20 minutes before we went that way we had already seen and been told so much and enjoyed it by that point that we could have skipped the fireflies and it would still have been amazing. The fireflies themselves were a special bonus on top.
      Written 7 April 2022
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      Lokmin Jusoh
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2021 • Family
      Its an amazing experience with Mr Khairul explaining the mangrove forest function in a very exciting way! The trip are kids friendly with Mr Khairul explaination attract the kids to stay listening until end of the trip. The boat is comfortable, well equipped with life jacket even for the kids. I would recommend others to give it a try! Definitely will come back again and using his other services.
      Written 19 December 2021
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      Will S
      Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      We had a great private boat tour with our guide Khairul and thoroughly recommend him! Khairul is an experienced guide and was able to point out lots of the wildlife, including kingfishers, Brahmini Kites, mudskippers and egrets. Khairul also explained about the importance of mangrove forests and how they are managed sustainably. My three-year-old son was so excited and absolutely loved it! Highly recommend!
      Written 29 June 2020
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      Thank you for visiting Kuala Sepetang
      Written 6 August 2020
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      ricwong74
      Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia38 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Booked this tour for a day trip to Kuala Sepetang. Our friendly & amiable guide Encik Khairul took us for an enjoyable 2 hour boat ride to explore Sungai Sepetang and the Mangrove river side. Pleasant guided tour with the guide explaining to us the conservation efforts taken to protect the mangrove eco system. Visited the quaint fishing village of Kuala Sangga and a floating fish farm. Got to feed the Brahminy Kites but alas could not spot any dolphins. Just our luck. Overall a friendly and knowledgeable guide and we had a good time.
      Written 12 March 2022
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      syaqilah
      Ampang, Malaysia11 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      This tour should be on your TO DO list if you are in Taiping.
      Mr Khairul Salleh Ahmad is very knowledgeable and super friendly.
      Check the weather. We came in December, it rained but Mr Khairul managed the tour very well nevertheless.
      Loving it!
      Written 2 December 2021
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