Discover why this mysterious island has captured the wild hearts of so many.
This wild island, claimed by Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei, is renowned for its endemic wildlife and pristine landscapes. Add in a fascinating mix of indigenous cultures and stranger-than-fiction stories and you’ve got a truly adventurous destination, from the heights of Mount Kinabalu to the idyllic islands off the coastline. Its waters are perfect for cruising, swimming and snorkelling, while its forested interior is happy to reveal its treasures to the intrepid traveller.
Our cruises in Borneo
Highlights of Borneo
Bako National Park
Head north-east from Kuching and you’ll hit Bako National Park, covering a peninsula jutting out into the South China Sea. It’s here you’ll find the rare proboscis monkey in all its big-nosed glory, along with white-sand beaches, thick jungle and a whole bunch of other fascinating friends including monitor lizards and long-tailed macaque monkeys.
Pulau Tiga National Park
Any ‘Survivor’ fans out there? The 2001 season of the famous reality show was filmed here, and trust us, there are worse places to be stuck. Explore the underwater world, kick back on the beach and imagine how you’d survive out here – it’s harder than it seems.
Bandar Seri Begawan
The capital of tiny Brunei is a fascinating city known for its palatial mosque, night markets and the Royal Regalia Museum. Get to know this rarely visited region on a city tour including a visit to Kampong Ayer, a centuries-old water village built over the Brunei River.
Excursions and experiences
- Visit the Sarawak Cultural Village to gain an insight into the varied indigenous cultures that inhabit Malaysian Borneo
- Spend some time in Kuching, Sarawak’s capital, and learn the story behind the city’s obsession with cats
- Drink tea with the locals in a stilted village built over the Brunei River
- Swim, snorkel and kayak off the boat at various destinations along the way
- Encounter Borneo’s famous wildlife at a number of national parks in Sarawak, Brunei and Sabah.
Meet our fleet
Cruise in style aboard this state-of-the-art Motor Sailer. Cabins are equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay including air conditioning, en suite bathroom, mini-fridge and safe box. Enjoy meals in the cosy restaurant area on the lower desk or al fresco on the upper deck. A swimming platform lets you swim right off the boat.
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