Explore The Natural
Beauty Of

Desaru Coast

Immerse yourself in indescribable beauty, where nature reveals its flawlessness. The Dash mangrove tours, where everything flows harmoniously, the blend of freshwater and salt water, 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 Sedili Wetland and River  ater.

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.

pFollowing 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 Desaru Coast Resort & Villas. 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 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 – renowned 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.

Witness village life

From here, the cruise stops by a long jetty at Linting Village for the Kampung Tour activity, where you will get to witness 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 Belungkor & Pulau Tanjung Surat


Three Hours, including a stop at Linting Village and a visit to the Stingless Bee Garden


All age groups are welcome

Tour Departure:

Two sailing per day. The times vary according to tidal conditions, so it is difficult to pinpoint the actual departure times. Furthermore, with this being an ecologically sensitive area, we limit the number of boats that enter the mangrove forests on any given day, so pre-booking is strongly advised.

Marina Mangrove Tour

The exclusive Marina Mangrove Tour is designed very much for the more energetic traveller 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.

Get Up Close And Personal With The Wildlife Of The Mangrove

You may 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 goose-like honking call, and if you’re lucky you might get to  spot a group of Otters going about their day.

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-lungual guides. As you go along, not only will you discover the haunting beauty of the local ecosystem.

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 for 18+ while junior guests are welcome if accompanied by a responsible adult.

Tour Departure:

Two sailing per day. The times vary according to tidal conditions, so it is difficult to pinpoint the actual departure times. Furthermore, with this being an ecologically sensitive area, we limit the number of boats that enter the mangrove forests on any given day, so pre-booking is strongly advised.

Coming Soon

The Sedili 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’.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or want to learn more about the Mangrove EDU & Kampung Tour, the exclusive Marina Mangrove Tour, the forthcoming Sedili Wetlands & River Tour, or would like to book or enquire any nature tours, 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.



Experience the flight of your life with Dash Outdoors parasailing! Parasailing uses a parachute to let you ‘fly’ behind our boat whilst safely and securely attached at all times. We use a specialised parasailing’ winch boat’ for perfectly controlled takeoffs and landings - the only internationally approved parasailing method. Our boat’s rear has a large takeoff and landing platform, which is where we harness you into the parachute, perform our safety checks, and then start the flight. Our powerful winching system controls your ascent and takes you up to a height of around 500 feet from where you can soak up the incredible views of the unspoiled Desaru coastline. When it’s time to come down, we gradually winch you back to the landing platform for a perfect landing every time. Parasailing is an exciting adventure for singles, couples, groups, and is even safe for kids. No skill is required so share the fun and fly with family and friends or go it alone on a solo flight. Let Dash Outdoors take you to new heights with a parasailing experience that’s sure to be the highlight of your Desaru beach adventure.

Mountain Bike Tours

The impressive Desaru Coast development is set over 4,000 acres of land, and no one has the kind of exclusive access that Dash Outdoors has, to give you an immersive 3-hour eco-tour adventure on a bike. Dash also offers an amazing ATV tour, which takes you further along the coast, however, if you’re a wildlife lover, you may prefer to take the quieter bicycle tour so you can sneak up on the amazing bird and wildlife we have on offer. Our brand new 21-speed mountain bikes take groups through pristine jungle, secluded beaches and bush trails that you would unlikely explore otherwise. We kit you out with full safety gear and water bottles. All you have to do is bring your legs! Our guides look after you throughout the tour giving you interesting facts about the wildlife, flora and local environment. They also pack a range of snacks and refreshments for the group to enjoy when you get to the most secluded part of this extraordinary tour. There’s no better way to have fun and get fit than riding along an unspoilt tropical coastline.


Test your Robin Hood skills at our archery range at Desaru Coast. Archery is a great fun activity for the whole family and for all ages. It helps develop focus, improve balance and coordination.

Crazy Golf

Crazy golf is another fun activity that all the family can enjoy at any time of the day. You will be challenged with fun and frustrating obstacles. Get around the course with the least number of strokes and you’re a WINNER! Our crazy golf course is located right next to the beach at our Sand and Sandals outlet.

New Mangrove Tour

Take a tour through our beautiful mangrove forest and let a professional guide take you on a journey of tranquility and understanding of nature. Learn about the vital importance of mangrove forests conservation. Be a part of the mangrove replantinginitiation programme that will preserve our ecosystem for our future generations to enjoy.


Bring your waterproof camera, grab a paddle, and be in control of your beach holiday! Take this chance to explore the beautiful Desaru coastline with a Dash Outdoors kayak. Go solo with our single seaters or double up with a paddling partner. We have plenty of equipment waiting for you and everything is in tip top condition. This is a great activity to do with a loved one, the whole family or a larger group of colleagues.

ATV Track Riding

The rugged terrain of our exclusive one-kilometre track challenges the skills of the most experienced ATV rider. Navigating your way through a combination of wet, muddy jungle floors and across rugged sandy beaches on our brand new ATV quad bikes is not only exciting but makes it great fun for everybody.
For most of our guests, this will be their first experience of riding a quad bike. That's fine - we kit you out with all the proper safety gear and give you a full demonstration at the beginning of every ride.
So that you can guarantee your spot it's best to plan ahead, so don't delay - get in touch with us today for available timings and bookings.

Knee Boarding

Knee-Boarding is one of the most accessible types of water sports there is. It's easy to start with, but it's also fun to progress and even do some tricks along the way. It's an excellent activity for those that haven't mastered the 'standing-up' part of wakeboarding or water skiing yet. Learn how to knee-board properly with the Dash Outdoors team, or if you're experienced, we'd love to see you shred the waves.

Water Skiing

Join Dash Outdoors in the tropical paradise of Desaru for a waterskiing session that you'll never forget. Using our high powered jet skis to pull you up, we'll have you slicing through the ocean in no time. If you are a beginner, this is an excellent opportunity to try this exciting sport with the Dash crew coaching you all the way. We also provide waterski sessions for advanced skiers and more formal lesson programs for beginners. Just pop by and let's have a chat.


Possibly one of the coolest water sports around. Just as snowboarding overtook skiing, wakeboarding has fast become the funkiest way to ride the water under power. Once you've picked up the basics, wakeboarding is extremely easy to learn and enormous fun. Typical wakeboarding speeds are 30–40 kilometres per hour, but that can feel a lot faster when you are riding a wakeboard and bouncing over the waves.
At Dash Outdoors, we'll equip you with top-of-the-line wakeboard and safety gear. We use our high power jet skis to do the towing, which means no propellers to worry about. Be prepared to get wet, have a laugh and probably a few aches the next day - it's a serious workout!
We provide wakeboard sessions for advanced boarders and starter lessons for beginners. Just pop by and have a chat.


Windsurfing is the perfect combination of sailing and surfing. If you have ever thought to try this out one day - now is the time! With one of our expert Dash instructors, you can learn basic windsurfing in just a couple of hours.
Here at Desaru, we have excellent conditions all year round for windsurfing. When the winds blow a consistent speed during the monsoon months, we have perfect conditions for advanced sailors or those looking to improve their skills. During the rest of the year, we have calm seas and light breezes – perfect for beginners.
If you're an experienced windsurfer, then come down to see us and rent some kit. If you are new to windsurfing, we can provide a taster session for an hour, and you can then progress to solo sailing, or have additional instruction as you wish. It's all about having fun and getting out on the water.

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP)

A relatively new craze, Stand-Up Paddle-boarding (or SUP) gives you the freedom to explore the ocean using a single-ended long paddle. Our boards are wide, long, super stable and easy to use. They're so good they can take a few people at the same time. Some people even go out early in the morning or later in the afternoon for a relaxing SUP yoga session.

Fat Bikes

Why walk along this beautiful tropical beach when you can cycle it? Our top of the line "fat bikes" boast massive 4inch wide "fat tyres" that will have you cruising soft sand with ease. We have both adult and kids versions complete with helmets and locks so you can take the whole family and explore our beautiful Desaru coastline in comfort and style.