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Borneo Boats and Beaches - Private Tours

220 reviews
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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About Borneo Boats and Beaches - Private Tours
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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Reviewed 4 days ago

It was definitely one of the best island/snorkeling trips for the 7 of us including my baby onboard the sea Oasis. Jonathan had been extremely detailed on the arrangement prior to the departure day. The crew headed by Midz, Rizy and Asri.. hands down to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank EdwinCheng86
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommend booking with BBB. Jonathan and his crew looked after us very well and the lunch they provided was yummy! It was my first time snorkeling and it was AMAZING! Thanks BBB for a wonderful and unforgettable day!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jean L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an awesome day with Borneo Boats and Beaches. Jonathan and his crew are great hosts and we were well taken care for. Snorkeling was amazing and we could avoid all the crowdy places. Lunch was very nice. We were with 3 adults and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Robdebree
Cpn_Jonathan, Owner at Borneo Boats and Beaches - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Robdebree, Thank you for writing this review. We enjoyed having you and your family on board and watching you all having fun and I am delighted to hear that you had an awesome day. Hopefully we will see you again one day. Happy Boating!...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My family of 3 booked this tour on a recommendation from our accommodation. Jonathan and his team are simply fantastic, and ensure a safe, peaceful and all around amazing trip. We are very keen snorkelers so it was wonderful to have the reef's to ourselves...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank MrsWoodie
Cpn_Jonathan, Owner at Borneo Boats and Beaches - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi MrsWoodie, I am very grateful to you for writing such a terrific review of your day on my boat. It is always reassuring when keen and experienced snorkellers such as yourselves are impressed by the reefs and sea life in the marine park. You...More

Reviewed April 19, 2019

My family of five had a wonderful day with Jonathan and his crew. From start to finish everything was handled efficiently, professionally, safely and with great humor. Jonathan and his team worked hard to ensure that we all had an amazing experience. There were 2...More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank Daniellecov
Cpn_Jonathan, Owner at Borneo Boats and Beaches - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Daniellecov, Thank you for writing this review. The crew and I really enjoyed having you and your family aboard and to know that you could not have had a more perfect day makes all our hard work very worthwhile. Best wishes to you all...More

Reviewed April 16, 2019

Following the excellent reviews on Trip advisor I decided to book this private boat - Sea Oasis. We have not yet travelled but just want to say how easy it was to book. Jonathon replied straight away to my email and gave a full description...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank caroldove62
Cpn_Jonathan, Owner at Borneo Boats and Beaches - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2019

Hi caroldove62, This is the first time I have received a review before the trip and I am very pleased that the ease of the booking process motivated you to write it. Your charter is a long way off but it is something we will...More

Reviewed April 5, 2019 via mobile

We just had some of the best snorkeling trips in the our life with Jonathan and his crews. They brought us to the most beautiful snorkling spots in KK. The reefs were super stunning and full of life! We didn't want to leave and we...More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank saimanc2017
Cpn_Jonathan, Owner at Borneo Boats and Beaches - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2019

Hi saimanc2017, I know you enjoyed your trip with me because after the first trip you booked a second trip with me for two days later! You had great snorkelling conditions both days and you really made the most of the chance to snorkel some...More

Reviewed April 3, 2019 via mobile

We had a really great time on the boat and in the water with Jonathan in the crew. Jonathan took great care that everything was safe and according to our wishes. He had very good equipment for us including leggings and "armings" (sleeves), shoes and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Becquerelle
Cpn_Jonathan, Owner at Borneo Boats and Beaches - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2019

Hi Becquerelle, Thank you for writing this review. It's always "safety first" on the boat and in the sea and hopefully that makes it easier for you to relax and have fun. There are some amazing places to snorkel if you get away from the...More

Reviewed March 22, 2019

Captain Jon Shale is a friendly and no-fuss private boat operator. His boat crew of 3 were respectful, polite, helpful and friendly. They accompanied my young children (precocious 11-year-old son and 19-year old twins) who were novice snorkellers during the snorkeling activity. My 75-year-old mother...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Rindra1209
Cpn_Jonathan, Owner at Borneo Boats and Beaches - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2019

Hi Rindra1209, Thank you for taking the time to write this great review. I am very pleased to hear that my crew looked after you all so well on the boat and in the sea. I am delighted that your mother-in-law felt safe enough to...More

Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

Jonathan and the crew gave us the most relaxing, friendly and professional private snorkelling charter you could hope for around the beautiful islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. Abundant corals, rainbows of reef fish fish and even the elusive blacktip reef sharks put in...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kkfirstimer
Cpn_Jonathan, Owner at Borneo Boats and Beaches - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2019

Hi KKfirsttimer, First time to KK and your first review on Trip Advisor! I am very pleased that you enjoyed your trip enough to write this review. It was a great day and the crew and I all enjoyed spending the day with you both...More

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Geoallen
November 13, 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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kumar4599
August 20, 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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