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Borneo Boats and Beaches - Private Tours
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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...more
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Jessleton Point Jetty, Kota Kinabalu 88300, Malaysia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We booked Jonathan and had informed him that my family of 6 included my older aunt, an 8 year old and a 16 month old. I was worried that the activities may leave one or other members of my family out as it may not...More

1  Thank dhana k
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Jonathan and his staff are incredible! Jonathan made the booking/deposit process very smooth and easy. He emailed me a detailed itinerary about what to expect and what was included in the tour. He also sent us a picture of the “meeting place” which was also...More

Thank jac8686
Cpn_Jonathan, Owner at Borneo Boats and Beaches - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Jessica, Thank you for writing such a glowing review of your charter with us. I am delighted to hear that the booking process was smooth and easy for you and the information that I sent you was helpful. There are some beautiful and deserted...More

Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

What a marvellous day. Jonathon and the team were very accommodating, friendly and knowledgeable. Superb snorkelling, lunch and scenery. Saw wild boar, turtles and lots of amazing fish. Many thanks again.

Thank emmatt123
Cpn_Jonathan, Owner at Borneo Boats and Beaches - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi emmatt123, Every review with a 5-star, excellent rating is very gratefully received so thank you for writing this one. I am glad you had a marvellous day and enjoyed your private charter with Borneo Boats and Beaches. Happy Boating! Jonathan jskkbbb@outlook.com

Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

We chartered the boat for a 5 hour trip to the 5 island national marine park for our 3 generation family. We were welcomed by Jonathan, the owner, who was a great host. Together with his two boatsmen they did everything to make the day...More

Thank 575Sander575
Cpn_Jonathan, Owner at Borneo Boats and Beaches - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2018

Hi 575Sander575, We have done many wonderful trips with three-generation families and I am delighted that your charter worked so well for you all. I think your daughter just needed a little gentle encouragement and personal attention to build her confidence so she felt safe...More

Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

We had a great trip with Jonathan and his crew yesterday. My wife and I, with our three kids (13, 12 and 8) took the 5-hour trip, which included two amazing snorkelling sessions. The first was in a shallower section, so we could learn to...More

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Cpn_Jonathan, Owner at Borneo Boats and Beaches - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2018

Hi Risqi R, Thank you for writing this review and for giving us an excellent rating. We really enjoyed having you on board and I never tire of watching a lovely family all having fun and creating happy holiday memories together. I hope you come...More

Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Honestly. Friendly people, wonderful sea and snorkelling and just lazing about in the water. At our own pace. I love going out with Jonathan and his crew and will definitely go as often as possible while we are here. And I recommend you do the...More

Thank sylviahowe
Cpn_Jonathan, Owner at Borneo Boats and Beaches - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Hi sylviahowe, Thank you for writing another delightful review for me after your most recent charters. I look forward to future trips with you and your family and friends and will keep trying to make them even better than the last time. Happy Boating! Jonathan...More

Reviewed 20 September 2018

Jonathan and his crew are fantastic. We had a private boat tour with our family, 2 adults and 2 kids ( 12 +10 y) he took us to beautifull spots to snorkel and we even saw black tips ! The lunch was well taken care...More

Thank BavPij
Cpn_Jonathan, Owner at Borneo Boats and Beaches - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Hi BavPij, Thank you for writing your first ever Trip Advisor review. We too had a lovely day with you and your charming kids on board. I hope the remainder of your holiday went well and you now have lots of happy memories. Please come...More

Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We were four adults and two young children and we thoroughly enjoyed our day out snorkeling around the Marine Park off KK. Jonathan is the perfect relaxed and friendly host, allowing us our privacy on the boat. Jonathan's boat crew were so helpful and we...More

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Cpn_Jonathan, Owner at Borneo Boats and Beaches - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Hi SquiddyAustralia, Thank you for writing this lovely review. We work hard to look relaxed (haha) and make sure that everyone has a great day on the boat and in the sea. Rizy loves looking after the children in his care and safely showing them...More

Reviewed 2 September 2018

It is Jonathan and his crew that make the big difference. A very nice boat cruising around the super location just outside of KK. Jonathan and his crew are nice, solid and fully trustable professionals that create a perfect experience for their customers. Just everything...More

Thank Karin S
Cpn_Jonathan, Owner at Borneo Boats and Beaches - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Hi Karin S, Thank you so much for this delightful and very complimentary review. I don't think it comes much better than "perfect and professional". It was a pleasure for me to spend the day with such a charming family and to show you the...More

Reviewed 21 August 2018

My family of five with three teenagers spent a wonderful day with Jonathan and crew. Jonathan provides plenty of information and choices beforehand enabling you to make the best of your time. We included the zip wire between islands which was great fun. One of...More

1  Thank celb0403
Cpn_Jonathan, Owner at Borneo Boats and Beaches - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Hi celb0403, Thank you for taking the time to write this review and for your kind comments. Our lunch is most often described as 'simple but delicious' and I am always pleased to hear that our egg mayonnaise went down well (something we hear quite...More

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Geoallen
13 November 2018|
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Response from Cpn_Jonathan | Property representative |
Hi, Sorry but my licence is for a maximum of 12 passengers and the boat is full at that number.
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Senthil K
20 August 2017|
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Response from Frances M |
It's a set rate for the boat for the day, regardless of the number of people. I can't remember how much this was but if you email Jonathan he'll quote you. I think it was more than RM1,000 but we had 6 adults so between us... More
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