Mangrove Cruise in Cherating

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From $16.12

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 1 hours

Departs: malaysia, malaysia

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


Join a 90-minute cruise on the Cherating River for a wildlife-viewing ride through the mangroves. Depart in the morning or late afternoon and drift along the tranquil waterway, which stretches for about 4 miles (7 km). You’ll learn about the unique ecosystem of this river swamp and spot its resident monkeys.

What's Included


What's Not Included

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transportation to/from attractions

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 2 - 10
  • ADULT: Age: 11 - 77

Additional Info

  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Cherating Fire Fly
Along the way, your guide points out local flora and fauna such as various mangrove trees in addition to crabs, fish, lizards, snakes, birds, and monkeys that inhabit the tree-line swamps. Learn about the importance of mangrove conservation in preventing erosion and preserving this coastal region of Malaysia.

After the cruise, you will be returned to the original departure point.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Free


Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife
lunarJade, 27-08-2020
Cherating is not all about the beach. We went for a 1 1/2-hour mangrove river cruise with Hafiz's Cherating Activities at 9 a.m. As it was high tide (high water level), the departure was at another jetty further upstream located across Jalan Kuantan-Kemaman (federal road #3 - essentially after the bridge) from the main Cherating area. We drove our own vehicles to the said departure point which is less than a kilometre away.

Our boatman did not say very much but have a keen eyesight. He spotted three yellow-ringed cat snakes (or mangrove snakes), mangrove crabs and the very adorable dusky-leaf monkeys (or spectacled langurs). Birds can be heard but very difficult to spot. We saw a collared kingfisher and a Brahminy kite. Did not see a water monitor lizard although they are usually very common in such a habitat (saw one the next day rummaging through rubbish near a bin together with some long-tailed macaques). The journey along the Cherating river is serene and picturesque with mangrove trees with fascinating air roots and some Nipah palms lined up on both sides of the river under the beautiful blue sky. Wear a wide-brimmed hat and apply sunblock to protect yourself against the sun's rays. All in all, an enjoyable outing to appreciate our natural heritage - both the wildlife and the mangroves.

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