Explore The Natural
Immerse yourself in indescribable beauty, where nature reveals its flawlessness. The Dash mangrove tours, where everything flows harmoniously, the blend of freshwater and saltwater, the diversity of the most extraordinary plants and wildlife are all set against a backdrop that unveils its natural splendour.
Two Unique And Educational Tours
Currently, we offer two unique tours of the Desaru Mangroves, the combined Mangrove EDU & Kampung Tour and the exclusive Marina Mangrove Tour. However, we will be adding a third tour of the Sadili Wetland and River later this year.
Each of our tours is designed for all ages, including kids and should leave you with not only lasting memories but an understanding of the mangroves, their people and the role they play in our daily lives.
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Mangrove EDU & Kampung Tour
To ensure your only concern is to have a fantastic trip, we take care of all the travel arrangements for you to arrive at the mouth of the mangroves.
Here you will be met and introduced to your highly experienced bi-lingual Dash Crew; then as you cruise majestically along the mangrove forest of Tanjung Belungkor and share the scenic and breathtaking views of the Belungkor River, your guides will take you through the history of Johor Sultanate.
Our Expert Tour Guides
Among our many expert tour guides is the much-respected local conservationist Nur Wahyu. Born in Langkawi and the eldest of seven siblings, Nur Wahyu or ‘Along’ as she is known in the tourism community, comes from a family of nature lovers. Her father, the Langkawi conservationist and a senior naturalist, Mr Othman Ayeb, is one of her proudest inspirations.
Following her intensity for a greater understanding of biodiversity, ‘Along’ started her career as a tour guide at just aged 17. In 2018 after achieving her nature guide license, she journeyed to Johor.
With her experience and extensive knowledge in the eco-tourism industry, she helped develop eco-tourism-based activity in Tanjung Belungkor. Simultaneously, she looked to bring more awareness of nature and the community’s environment through the conservationist team known as Belungkor Adventure.
In 2020 her journey took her further, and she was appointed the resident naturalist for Anantara Hotel in Desaru. Today, she continues to journey and spread her quest to raise awareness of mother nature’s beauty and the need for nature conservation.
Get Up Close And Personal With The Birds And Wildlife Of The Mangrove.
As you cruise peacefully along the river, you may well come across any number of the mangrove swamps residents such as the White Collared-Kingfisher, Brahminy Kite with its distinctive white head and breast, the White Bellied Sea Eagle – renown for its loud goose-like honking call and if you are lucky enough you may also spot a group of Otters taking in the day.
Your Chance To Support The Conversation Of The Mangroves
In the middle of the tour, you’ll stop by a mangrove nursery where you will have the opportunity to plant a baby mangrove as your contribution to the mangrove conservation. During our stop at the nursery, you will have the chance to enjoy a selection of light refreshments made from mangrove species known as the Sea Holly or in Malay known as Jeruju, with its legendary health benefits.
Meet The People Of The Mangrove
From here the cruise stops by a long jetty at Linting Village for the Kampung Tour activity where you get to experience the daily routine of the villagers in Tanjung Surat Island & Linting Village.
Visit The Stingless Bee Garden
We end our Kampung Tour by visiting the stingless bee garden, where you get to know various kinds of stingless bee, and you can also try the stingless bee honey at the nearby local stall. We then depart the cruise to head back to Desaru through the Johor River and the Straits of Johor.
Mangrove EDU & Kampung Tour Summary And Itinerary
Boat Ride, Mangrove Forest Landscape, Wildlife, Culture & Lifestyle and History
Tanjung Belungkur & Pulau Tanjung Surat
Three Hours, including a stop at Linting Village and a visit to the Stingless Bee Garden
All age groups are welcome
09.30 am and 3.00 pm
Private Tour RM700 per boat (maximum four passengers)
Adults RM165, Children RM125
Marina Mangrove Tour
The exclusive Marina Mangrove Tour is designed very much for the more energetic traveller one who wants to explore the mangrove’s wonders and breathtaking beauty a little differently.
Tours For The More Energetic
We offer two options, you can either hop on board one of our fleet of kayaks and meander along taking in all the charms of the undiscovered forest at your own pace. Or if that sounds like hard work and you want something a little unusual, then explore the exotic waterways from the comfort of a top of the range Seadoo Jet Ski – we have the largest fleet of Seadoo Jet Skis in Malaysia.
Discover The Haunting Beauty Of The Ecosystem
You will cruise through the river system and mangroves in a convoy led by one of our highly experienced bi-lingual guides. As you go along, not only will you discover the haunting beauty of the local ecosystem.
Get Up Close And Personal With The Wildlife Of The Mangrove
You may well come across many of the mangrove swamps residents. Including the White Collared-Kingfisher, Brahminy Kite with its distinctive white head and breast, the mighty White Bellied Sea Eagle – renowned for its loud goose-like honking call, and if you’re lucky you might get to spot a group of Otters going about their day.
The Marina Mangrove Tour Summary And Itinerary
Choice of Jet Ski or Kayak Tour, Mangrove Forest Landscape, Culture & Lifestyle and History
2 to 3 Hours
Single-use craft 18+, junior guests are welcome if accompanied by a responsible adult.
09.30 am and 3.00 pm
The Sadili Wetland And River Tour
Located just a short drive along the Desaru Coast, Sedili is a typical Malaya fishing village. Created to learn more about the significance of the wetlands and its people. The tour will cover three very distinctive vegetation belts that change from the fertile mangrove forest, Nypa swamp, Putat and Pandanus belt before reaching the freshwater wetland where you will find the endangered Water Trumpet snails.
As you go along your highly experienced naturalist guide will help you spot many of the exciting wildlife that makes Sedili their home
‘Your tour will be completed with a short drive to a clifftop location where you can enjoy a selection of light refreshments and admire the breathtaking views of the South China Sea’.
If you have any questions or want to learn more about the Mangrove EDU & Kampung Tour, the exclusive Marina Mangrove Tour, the forthcoming Sadili Wetlands & River Tour, or would like to book a tour, please speak to one of the Dash Crew members or contact us at
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Tours Designed To Protect You And Our Environment
Here at Dash, we take your safety seriously, and that’s why we ensure that all guests that take the exclusive Sebana Cove Mangrove Tour wear life jackets and receive a full safety briefing before their departure. For the safe use of all water-based craft, terms and conditions apply.
When it comes to protecting the environment and supporting the local communities, we only use boats owned by a village cooperative for all of our mangrove tours. By doing so, we are helping to sustain local indigenous tribes and populations.