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Borneo Boats and Beaches - Private Tours

Jessleton Point Jetty, Kota Kinabalu 88300, Malaysia
+60 13-865 2445
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Fabulous family day out

We had a fantastic day out with Jonathan and his crew. Firstly Jonathan worked so hard to ensure... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
njj07
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Just do it !

This trip was easily the highlight of my & my son's recent visit to Kota Kinabalu & Sabah.We were... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
jamiefloyd
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Borneo Boats and Beaches..... offer private boat charters, snorkelling safaris, romantic sunset cruises and personalised boat trips out of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. With a choice of 5 nearby tropical islands, part of a Marine Park in the South China Sea, you can enjoy great day trips, island hopping cruises, swimming in clear waters, coral reefs teaming with colourful tropical fish and occasional turtles. Excellent snorkelling, beautiful white sandy beaches, water villages, amazing sunsets and more. We are used to instructing and "buddying" first-timers of all ages from kids to grandparents. For our more experienced and independent snorkellers, we'll take you to the very best sites for you to find the most beautiful coral and marine life and give you as much time as you want in the water. Get away from the crowds and experience the feeling that this is 'your boat' for the day. With the help and advice of our experienced 3-man crew you can decide exactly where you want to go, how long you want to stay and what you want to do.
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“zip wire” (12 reviews)
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Jessleton Point Jetty, Kota Kinabalu 88300, Malaysia
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+60 13-865 2445

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a fantastic day out with Jonathan and his crew. Firstly Jonathan worked so hard to ensure that we were able to go out with him after our schedules were conflicted! Our son is an avid fishermen and were able to take us out...More

Thank njj07
Cpn_Jonathan, Owner at Borneo Boats and Beaches - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi njj07, Thank you for writing this review. I am glad all your efforts and mine during the booking process happily came to fruition. Your children were so polite and entertaining and it was a pleasure to have you all on board. It's amazing how...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This trip was easily the highlight of my & my son's recent visit to Kota Kinabalu & Sabah.We were well looked after by Jonathan(originally from Mull of Kintyre Scotland)& his local assistants Rizzi & Midz.We chartered boat for 6 hours & enjoyed good snorkelling in...More

Thank jamiefloyd
Cpn_Jonathan, Owner at Borneo Boats and Beaches - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi jamiefloyd, I am delighted that your private charter on my boat was the highlight of your visit to KK and Sabah. That's quite an accolade! Many thanks for writing your review and for your generous praise. I hope we do see you again one...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can I say - a wonderful way to spent your wedding anniversary. Jonathan was entertaining and engaging and his 2 crew were very helpful and attentive. We got to see some beautiful coral and swim with many fish you usually see in an aquarium,...More

Thank Krystyna F
Cpn_Jonathan, Owner at Borneo Boats and Beaches - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Krystyna F, Thank you for your review and your recommendation. Thank you also for persevering through some inclement weather at times. I am glad you still had a wonderful day to celebrate your wedding anniversary. Best wishes to you both. Happy Boating! Jonathan

Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a trip with Jonathan and his crew for our honeymoon and it was such an excellent day! Jonathan was extremely professional from first contact by providing detailed notes and itinerary so we knew what to expect. On the day, the boat was superb...More

Thank Sam S
Cpn_Jonathan, Owner at Borneo Boats and Beaches - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Sam S, Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review. It is always exciting to have a honeymoon couple on the boat and love in the air. I am glad you enjoyed your first experience of snorkelling with us and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked the trip as a treat for my partner's birthday. After hearing that snorkelling spots around the islands can get very busy, we decided to treat ourselves to a private tour with Borneo Boats and Beaches. It was worth every penny! From the moment...More

Thank kat765
Cpn_Jonathan, Owner at Borneo Boats and Beaches - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi kat765, A very big thank you for this terrific review. A private boat charter is a wonderful way to celebrate a birthday with the one you love and I am glad you both had the most perfect day. I'm really very touched by your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say other than FABULOUS! Just back from a wonderful day with Jonathan and his crew, snorkelling and we also did the zip wire which was fantastic and not to be missed. Arranged the booking via email which was seamless his reply on...More

Thank Ychh1157
Cpn_Jonathan, Owner at Borneo Boats and Beaches - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Ychh1157, Thank you for your FABULOUS review! It was a pleasure for us to be involved in your last day in Borneo and I am delighted it was such a wonderful trip. Thanks again for your booking and we hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017

Had a brilliant day with Jonathon and his team. We were taken to some great snorkelling spots and had a very nice lunch. Would highly recommend.

Thank janeserpell l
Cpn_Jonathan, Owner at Borneo Boats and Beaches - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi janeserpell 1, Thank you very much for your review and and compliments. Very kind of you. We look forward to seeing you again one day. Happy Boating! Jonathan

Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Just returned from an amazing day of snorkelling, fishing, swimming and relaxing with Jonathan and his crew. It was fabulous. Jonathan could not have been more accommodating from the minute I first contacted him to the minute we got off his boat. He kept us...More

Thank Jo B
Cpn_Jonathan, Owner at Borneo Boats and Beaches - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Jo B, Thank you for your kind review. We did have a lot of fun that day and it was a pleasure to have you and your family on board. I was astonished when your husband came up with the name of a mutual...More

Reviewed 26 July 2017

Finding ourselves back in KK, and on the strength of a great day's snorkelling back in 2014, we called up Jonathan on the off-chance that he might be available the next day. He kindly changed his personal plans to accommodate us, this time placing us...More

Thank AST118
Cpn_Jonathan, Owner at Borneo Boats and Beaches - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Hi AST118, Thank you for your kind review. It is always nice when previous customers come back again and two and a half years after your last visit, it was great to see you all again this time. I'm glad to hear that my wonderful...More

Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We heard about this super trip through another family we met. Very efficient booking and arrangements to meet with lots of helpful advice and Jonathan answered email queries. We had a great time snorkelling and felt very safe as the two helpers came in the...More

Thank cranfk
Cpn_Jonathan, Owner at Borneo Boats and Beaches - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Hi cranfk, Thank you very much for your lovely review. It was a very happy day with you and your wonderful family on board, the epitome of quality time which binds a family together with shared magical memories. It was a huge pleasure for me...More

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Senthil K
20 August 2017|
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Response from Cpn_Jonathan | Property representative |
Hi Senthil K, There are various options and prices. All details and prices are on my website and there's a link to my website near the top of the first page of this listing - click overview above. My phone number is there... More
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