Sungai Merbok River Cruise Tour

Sungai Merbok River Cruise Tour

Merbok River is a mangrove forest river located in the state of Kedah. The mangrove forest that flanks the river is a rich habitat for an amazing biodiversity of flora and fauna. This unique mangrove consists of 40 out of 60 species of mangrove in the world. This tour will bring you on an exciting and fun adventure as you explore the Merbok River’s attractions.

Firstly, you will visit to the Semeling Jetty Complex. There is a gallery that showcases the treasures of flora and fauna that can be found in the Merbok Biosphere. Other than that, there is also an information centre in the area. After a brief tour around, you will head to the Semeling Jetty for the Mangrove River Cruise. With stretch as far as 3,000 hectares, Sungai Merbok has amazing displays of natures. One of the 40 species of mangrove at Merbok River is known as “Bruguiera hainesii” and has been listed as a “critically endangered species” which can only be found in Malaysia, Singapore and Papua New Guinea. You will be able to see mangroves flanking on the two sides of the river and witness the unique ecosystem. You can also learn more about the ecosystem of the mangrove biosphere and how the process of rehabilitation and restoration are being carried out.

Then,the next stop will be at the Bakau Hijau Oyster Farm. You will be greeted with a refreshing welcome drink and get a chance to taste Bakau Hijau’s very own fresh river-grown oyster (1 piece per pax). After that, the guide will bring you on a tour about the permaculture process of cultivating the oysters. Next, the river cruise will continue by heading towards the last stop which is known as “Pulau Tiga” before returning to the Semeling Jetty and end our tour.


  • Penang Ferry service heritage ride
  • Whispering Market, Kuala Muda
  • Tsunami Gallery
  • Sungai Merbok River Cruise
  • Mangrove Exploration
  • Visit to oyster farm
  • Sungai Batu Archeological Site
  •  2nd Penang Bridge (return)
Day 1
8 Hours Tour

8.00 am – Pick up from hotel

8.30 am – Pick up from Swettenham Cruise Terminal

9.00 am – Visit Whispering Market

9.30 am – Visit Tsunami Gallery

10.00 am – Explore the Merbok River inclusive of stop at Bakau Hijau Oyster Farm

1.00 pm – Lunch at floating restaurants (Malay food)

1.45 pm – Visit Sungai Batu Archelogical Site

2.30 pm – Return transfer to George Town

3.30 pm – Arrive at Swettenham Cruise Terminal

4.00 pm – Arrive at hotel

What Included

  • Return Transfers
  • Licensed English-Speaking Guide
  • Boat Ride as per picture
  • Lunch (Malay Food)
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Bottle water

What Excluded

  • Any Items Not Mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Personal Expenses

Minimum Booking: 4 Adults

Children Under Age 12 Is Free

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Sungai Merbok River Cruise Tour
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Trip Facts

  • Penang, Malaysia
  • Penang International Airport/Cruise Terminal/Hotel
  • Modern Air-conditioned Vehicle
  • Up to Max 12 pax
  • Daily Except Friday
  • 8.00 am to 4.00 pm
  • Approx 8 hours
  • Light cotton slacks (neutral colours), walking shoes, long sleeve shirt (neutral colours), and sun protection
  • Easy
  • Lunch at Floating Restaurant (please advise if you have any diet restriction)