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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
Jessleton Point Jetty, Kota Kinabalu 88300, Malaysia
+60 13-865 2445
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Risqi R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

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

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 4 weeks ago

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

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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

Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

If you're lucky enough to visit KK then you must take a day trip with Borneo Boats & Beaches. Jonathan and his team are fantastic host's, guide's and genuinely love what they do. We had two 11 year olds and one of them hadn't snorkelled...More

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

Hi GrimsOnerNerd, Thank you for this great review! It was a pleasure having you all aboard and I'm glad it was such a successful trip. We go to great lengths to ensure that first-time snorkellers have a safe and happy experience and having our snorkelling...More

Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

We’ve been coming to KK over the years to see family in Sabah. In the early days before the hordes of tourists arrived, an afternoon to the islands was very relaxing - clean quiet empty beaches. The tourists arrivals are here to stay but taking...More

Thank 161derekk
Cpn_Jonathan, Owner at Borneo Boats and Beaches - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Hi Derek K, Thank you for writing this review and for mentioning seldom noticed things such as the paperwork and clearances. Where possible we try to complete all the paperwork, like the passenger manifest and indemnity forms, in advance to speed up the boarding process....More

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

It was an enjoyable trip for our family.The crews,Midz and Rizy take good care of us from the first step into the boat till we reached back to the jetty.They brought us to quiet but beautiful places for snorkelling.Midz bought tasty lunches from local restaurant...More

Thank drfaulzanm
Cpn_Jonathan, Owner at Borneo Boats and Beaches - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Hi drfaulzan m, It is very reassuring to know that my wonderful crew, brothers Midz and Rizy, looked after you and your family so well. We have done hundreds of charters together and they also do some charters without me when I need a day...More

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Senthil K
20 August 2017|
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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