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Borneo Boats and Beaches - Private Tours

Jessleton Point Jetty, Kota Kinabalu 88300, Malaysia
+60 13-865 2445
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Private bliss on the seas of Sabah.

Recently booked Jonathan and his crew for a special day out. From the the initial email I sent... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
DMtime_traveller
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Hvar
A Holiday Highlight

My wife and I were on our honeymoon in Borneo when we went on our trip with Jonathan and his crew... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Framps69
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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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 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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Jessleton Point Jetty, Kota Kinabalu 88300, Malaysia
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+60 13-865 2445

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Reviewed 6 October 2017

Recently booked Jonathan and his crew for a special day out. From the the initial email I sent Jonathan inquiring about his services to the entry back into the wharf at KK, Jonathan was on-the-ball and a consummate professional, but also very relaxed, informative and...More

Thank DMtime_traveller
Cpn_Jonathan, Owner at Borneo Boats and Beaches - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Hi badger_prince, It's very kind of you to write such a glowing review. The crew and I thoroughly enjoyed the excitement of the day and the anticipation of you proposing to your now-fiancee. We all wish you both every happiness together in the years to...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017

My wife and I were on our honeymoon in Borneo when we went on our trip with Jonathan and his crew. I had never snorkelled before, and I am not the strongest of swimmers, but I was made to feel completely safe and at ease...More

Thank Framps69
Cpn_Jonathan, Owner at Borneo Boats and Beaches - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Hi Framps69, I am delighted to read your kind review and to know that you had a wonderful day out with us. We always take great care to keep novice snorkellers safe, within their comfort zone and able to really enjoy the new experience and...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We had a great day snorkelling with Jonathan, Rizy & Midz. The weather wasn't great but we still got to see plenty of colourful fish and coral. Rizy was great with both of our kids. My son was fascinated but the bubble trick and is...More

1  Thank Lyndell C
Cpn_Jonathan, Owner at Borneo Boats and Beaches - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Hi Lyndell C, Thank you for writing this review and for not letting the cloudy weather spoil your day. True Australian spirit! I am really glad that Rizy impressed you with his bubble trick and the way he took care of your children whilst snorkelling....More

Reviewed 23 September 2017

We had a fantastic day out with Jonathan and his crew. Firstly Jonathan worked so hard to ensure that we were able to go out with him after our schedules were conflicted! Our son is an avid fishermen and were able to take us out...More

Thank njj07
Cpn_Jonathan, Owner at Borneo Boats and Beaches - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2017

Hi njj07, Thank you for writing this review. I am glad all your efforts and mine during the booking process happily came to fruition. Your children were so polite and entertaining and it was a pleasure to have you all on board. It's amazing how...More

Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

This trip was easily the highlight of my & my son's recent visit to Kota Kinabalu & Sabah.We were well looked after by Jonathan(originally from Mull of Kintyre Scotland)& his local assistants Rizzi & Midz.We chartered boat for 6 hours & enjoyed good snorkelling in...More

Thank jamiefloyd
Cpn_Jonathan, Owner at Borneo Boats and Beaches - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2017

Hi jamiefloyd, I am delighted that your private charter on my boat was the highlight of your visit to KK and Sabah. That's quite an accolade! Many thanks for writing your review and for your generous praise. I hope we do see you again one...More

Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

What can I say - a wonderful way to spent your wedding anniversary. Jonathan was entertaining and engaging and his 2 crew were very helpful and attentive. We got to see some beautiful coral and swim with many fish you usually see in an aquarium,...More

Thank Krystyna F
Cpn_Jonathan, Owner at Borneo Boats and Beaches - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Hi Krystyna F, Thank you for your review and your recommendation. Thank you also for persevering through some inclement weather at times. I am glad you still had a wonderful day to celebrate your wedding anniversary. Best wishes to you both. Happy Boating! Jonathan

Reviewed 17 September 2017

We booked a trip with Jonathan and his crew for our honeymoon and it was such an excellent day! Jonathan was extremely professional from first contact by providing detailed notes and itinerary so we knew what to expect. On the day, the boat was superb...More

Thank Sam S
Cpn_Jonathan, Owner at Borneo Boats and Beaches - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Hi Sam S, Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review. It is always exciting to have a honeymoon couple on the boat and love in the air. I am glad you enjoyed your first experience of snorkelling with us and...More

Reviewed 10 September 2017

We booked the trip as a treat for my partner's birthday. After hearing that snorkelling spots around the islands can get very busy, we decided to treat ourselves to a private tour with Borneo Boats and Beaches. It was worth every penny! From the moment...More

Thank kat765
Cpn_Jonathan, Owner at Borneo Boats and Beaches - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Hi kat765, A very big thank you for this terrific review. A private boat charter is a wonderful way to celebrate a birthday with the one you love and I am glad you both had the most perfect day. I'm really very touched by your...More

Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

What can I say other than FABULOUS! Just back from a wonderful day with Jonathan and his crew, snorkelling and we also did the zip wire which was fantastic and not to be missed. Arranged the booking via email which was seamless his reply on...More

Thank Ychh1157
Cpn_Jonathan, Owner at Borneo Boats and Beaches - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Hi Ychh1157, Thank you for your FABULOUS review! It was a pleasure for us to be involved in your last day in Borneo and I am delighted it was such a wonderful trip. Thanks again for your booking and we hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017

Had a brilliant day with Jonathon and his team. We were taken to some great snorkelling spots and had a very nice lunch. Would highly recommend.

Thank janeserpell l
Cpn_Jonathan, Owner at Borneo Boats and Beaches - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Hi janeserpell 1, Thank you very much for your review and and compliments. Very kind of you. We look forward to seeing you again one day. Happy Boating! Jonathan

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Senthil K
20 August 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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