Dolphin Watching & Satang Island


Departure: daily start 15th March – 15th October every year/ 0800hrs.
Duration: 7 hours

In the morning meet your guide at the hotel Lobby who will bring you for an approximate 45 minutes overland transfer to the beach of the Permai Rainforest Resort where you will board a speedboat and proceed for an approximate 20 minutes boat ride to the river mouth and search together with your guide for the Irrawaddi (or Snubfin) Dolphins. This species has a large melon and a blunt, rounded head. Its beak is indistinct. The dorsal fin is short, blunt and triangular. It is located about two-thirds of the way along the back. The flippers are long and broad. It is lightly colored all over - slightly whiter on the underside than the back. It appears whiter than it actually is when set against the background of a muddy river. Length is about 100cm at birth and 230cm at full maturity. Birth weight is about 10kg. Adult weight exceeds 130kg. Lifespan is about 30 years.

The Irrawaddy Dolphin is a slow swimmer. It surfaces in a rolling fashion and lifts its tail fluke clear of the water for a deep dive only. Irrawaddy Dolphins spit streams of water from their mouths whilst spy hopping. Observe the dolphins while they are swimming around the boats of the local fishermen in search for food.

After observing the dolphins, we will once more try to find wild Crocodiles along the Riverbanks of the Mangrove Forest. Afterwards we will proceed by boat for another 45 minutes to the Satang Islands located off the coast of Santubong. Together with the Talang-Talang Islands that are located off the coast of Sematan, these two locations are the only major marine turtle nesting sites in Sarawak. During the “turtle season” from May to September, Green Turtles come ashore at night to lay their eggs and rest in the surrounding waters before and in between landings. Packed lunch is provided on the island. Enjoy the beautiful view from the island, relax at the beach or go for a swim or snorkel in the clear water.

On the return boat ride to Permai we will pass by “Bird’s Rock”. We will slowly pass by the rock for a better impression of this rocky islet which is an important rookery for Black-napped and Bridled terns (Nesting period May – September). After the tour return to Permai Rainforest Resort and from here overland back to your hotel in Kuching.


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Package Rate is inclusive of:

  • English speaking Guide
  • Tours & Transfers as stated in the program
  • Entrance Fees
  • Snorkel Equipment


Package Rate is exclusive of:

  • Any airfares and -taxes
  • Insurance
  • What is not stated above


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