Mantanani Island Snorkelling + Kawa Kawa Fireflies Cruise COMBO Tour


See the best of Sabah — via this Mantanani Snorkeling and Kawa-Kawa Cruise Tour.

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the proboscis monkey is only found in borneo and going on this mantanani and kawa kawa cruise is a perfect way to see both the monkey and marine lives

Things You Can Do Here

  • Enjoy snorkeling at Mantanani and later get on a boat cruise up the pristine Kawa Kawa river.
  • Get off the beaten track, avoid tourist crowds and explore Mantanani for a snorkeling adventure that will blow you away.
  • Swim in crystal clear waters, enjoy the sound of the waves and soak up the sun at this pristine beach of Sabah.
  • Get a chance to see the sea cows or dugong, a creature close to extinction.
  • Discover the blue spotted rays and beautiful coral reefs in a group of secluded island off Kota Kinabalu.
  • Hop on a boat and embark on a night cruise along the Kawa Kawa river. Spot the rare Borneo monkeys enjoy the river’s breathtaking tropical forest.
  • See a stunning show of the fireflies after the sun sets from the comfort of your boat.
  • If you just want to see Mantanani, you may also opt for the Mantanani Snorkeling tour.
  • If you just want to join the Kawa Kawa river cruise alone, you may also do it at the Kawa-Kawa Fireflies tour single package,
the mantanani's sheer distance from the kota kinabalu area and clear water is the reason why snorkeling is perfect

Tour Info

About This Trip

This Mantanani Island Snorkelling + Kawa Kawa Fireflies Cruise COMBO Tour is must do trip for wildlife lovers.

With this tour, you will be on a full day hunt of the Sabah’s underwater creatures as well as the fireflies and the unusually big nosed Proboscis monkey.

The Mantanani Islands

  • The Mantanani islands are a group of three isolated islands located northwest of Kota Belud, Sabah.
  • The Mantanani besar which has a knife like shape has a long beach that stretches up to 2500 metres with water visibility of up to 40 meters deep.
  • Aside from the wealth of marine treasures, the island is blessed with shipwrecks, making it a haven for sea creatures. The current here is also mild most of the year.
  • To get to Mantanani, one needs to go on a two-hour drive to Kampung Kuala Abai jetty in Kota Belud.
  • From there, you’ll hop on a speedboat for an hour trip from Kota Belud to the island itself.
  • There are 16 marked diving spots to explore in Mantanani, including more that have not yet been mapped,  consisting of ancient and fascinating shipwrecks.
  • The most famous diving spot in Mantanani is around the Usukan Bay. There are 3  Japanese warships sunk by a US submarine during World War II, and magnificent coral reefs swirling with fish of many colors.
  • The best time to visit is from April to September. Outside of this period you might need flexibility of schedules to travel as the sea can be rough at times.
  • Since the trip to Mantanani is long, many opt to get here on a 2D1N trip, with the chance to see Mantanani spellbinding sunset view.
  • It is also near the Kawa-Kawa area, hence making it an excellent nature combo once you are already here.

The Kawa Kawa River

  • This river is located 112 km away from Kota Kinabalu,  and is in the district of Kota Belud.
  • The Kawa Kawa’s mangrove habitat forms an excellent habitat for the Borneo’s Proboscis Monkeys, who swing on the high branches of the trees.
  • This virgin oasis is little touched by men, is still in pristine wildness, and is best suited for nature lovers looking to enjoy Borneo after-dark.
  • Apart from the monkeys and hornbills, the  night river-safari also offering dazzling firefly sightings.

From Kota Kinabalu City Center

3 hours