The Mangrove Paddle Boat Tour offers an educational tour by boat through Sabang’s mangrove forests. To get there, one will need to make a 15 minute trek from Sabang’s port area through Sabang beach resorts.
On board the boat which has a capacity of 6 persons, a paddler and a guide comes along. Each person is also provided with life vests for safety purposes and umbrellas to repel heat from the sun. The tour goes slowly as guests are paddled deep into the forest while following the river through it. On the shoreline, it is common to see mudskippers and monitor lizards while on the branches of the overhanging mangrove trees snakes may be spotted.
As the river goes deeper in the forest, the _river narrows and becomes shallower. On shallower parts of the river, the water spans wider through the forest grounds where roots of the mangroves grow on. Also, deeper in the forest, the mangroves stand very high above the ground.
At the turning point within the forest, the tour takes a few minute of rest where the visitors are allowed to alight the boats and walk on the roots of the mangroves. Guides also pick up woodworms or ‘tamilok’ as they are called locally. Tamilok is favorite dish of the locals.
After the whole tour, each guest is given a mangrove sapling where they are encouraged to plant these in the planting area. This is to inspire people in preserving the mangroves.
Highlights : Give you an opportunity to witness wildlife like local Binturan or nocturnal yellow and black striped sea snake, crab eating monkeys, etc.
Witness different resident birds of the area
Your guide may have a chance to show how Tamilok (woodworm), a local delicacy is harvested and prepared
Price Includes : Biaya Masuk
Perjalanan Pulang Pergi dengan Kapal Besar
Price Excludes : Pengeluaran Pribadi
Warnings : - In case of extreme weather conditions, this tour may be cancelled. In such cases, your host will get in touch with you directly.
Safety and insurance:
- Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
Mangrove Forest Paddle Boat Tour with Guide