You might have heard about places like Klias Wetland, Weston, and Kota Belud to see fireflies. But, have you heard about Beringgis Fireflies Cruise? The Beringgis Fireflies Cruise is something that you must not miss and it is one of Sabah’s latest tourism products.
The journey takes about 30 minutes from the great Kota Kinabalu City to Beringgis. It is the closest destination to see the mesmerising fireflies. Upon arrival, a simple tea break will be served while waiting for the cruise, continued by a short safety briefing before all on board.
The boat ride takes a total of two hours and fits up to a maximum of 25 passengers per boat. This is definitely the best place to forget about work and let nature detox and clear your mind. While enjoying the greenery of the mangrove trees, you might encounter some wildlife like the proboscis monkey, crocodiles, and migrating birds… IF you are lucky enough!
As the Kawang river is located close to the sea, you can also catch a perfect sunset at the beach – when the weather is good. Relax while watching the colours of the sky change from white to orange-pink. And of course, take the chance to selfie and wefie as you walk along the beach.
When the day ends and you’re left with the moonlight, the mysterious fireflies will come out to play. The difference with the fireflies here is their habitat. Most of the fireflies would stay on top of the mangrove trees in many places, but here along the Kawang river, they are mostly around the bushes. This means, you will have a clearer view of the fireflies at the eye level, and it looks exactly like fairy-lights!
The tour ends with a scrumptious seafood dinner at the Beringgis Riverside Seafood Restaurant by the riverbanks of Kawang. Savour delicious seafood like the local crabs, prawns, clams, fishes, and local vegetables.
Interested in other tours within the compound? They also offer fishing tour, crab catching, and wildlife sightings along the Kawang River.
The Beringgis Fireflies Cruise is wholly-owned by Totally Borneo Holidays Sdn Bhd.
Tour starts at 4:30 p.m. and ends at 8:00 p.m.
Address: Beringgis Papar, 1, Jalan Baru, Kg. Beringgis, 89500 Papar
Office Address: SH 9-10-2, 2nd Floor, Taman Suria Shopoffice, 89500 Penampang, Kota Kinabalu
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