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Stand Up Paddle Borneo, Discovery Tours

kota kinabalu, Malaysia

Experience hosted by Nick

2.5 hoursHosted in English and French
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes drinks and equipment

What you'll do

We avoid the crowds! We meet and begin at the Kinabalu Yacht Club (KYC), at Kota Kinabalu's main beach, Tanjung Aru. We start with some basic instruction on the beach, before heading out to the nearby floating pontoon, clownfish (Nemo!) field, coral bar or sand bar, depending on the tide and weather conditions. This Discovery Tour lasts between 2 and 3 hours, depending on weather and your fitness level, and is available from 7am to 7pm. The sunset session starts at 4:30pm but usually does not include the snorkeling part, due to usually rougher seas and higher tide levels. The morning session (starting at 8am) generally enjoys the best weather (and flattest seas), which means we can then also discover the area best and do a bit of snorkeling (clownfish colony) around the sand and coral bars. This SUP package includes board, paddle, snorkeling mask, safety equipment, numerous GoPro action photos and videos, and a post-paddle drink.
Other things to note
Each session lasts between 1 and 2 hours. The experience is available twice a day. The morning session starts at 8am, and the sunset session starts at 4:30pm. Other time slots (sunrise session for example) are also available upon request. Morning sessions usually enjoy better weather and seas.
We avoid the crowds! We meet and begin at the Kinabalu Yacht Club (KYC), at Kota Kinabalu's main beach, Tanjung Aru. We start with some basic instruction on the beach, before heading out to the nearby floating pontoon, clownfish (Nemo!) field, coral bar or sand bar, depending on the tide and weather conditions. This Discovery Tour lasts between 2 and 3 hours, depending on weather and your fitness level, and is available from 7am to 7pm. Th…

What's included

  • Drinks
  • Equipment
    Life jackets.
    Multiple action photos (GoPro).

Meet your host, Nick

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 68 Reviews
  • Identity verified
It's not what you own, it's what you do. Experience paddleboarding in Kota Kinabalu with me. I have a keen interest in Borneo's beaches, seas, islands and rivers, and over 5 years of exploring this beautiful corner of the world on my Stand Up Paddle. I am now sharing my experience and knowledge with visitors, young and old, in a safe environment, just a few minutes from central Kota Kinabalu.
Chinese speaking paddlers also welcome. We have, when needed, a Chinese translator on board. "欢迎中国桨手!我们有中文翻译员协助
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/ person
Sun, Apr 18
$30 per person
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
$30 per person
Mon, Apr 19
$30 per person
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
$30 per person
Mon, Apr 19
$30 per person
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
$30 per person

Where you'll be

Starting from the beach at the Kinabalu Yacht Club, we paddle at an easy pace to the floating pontoon, clownfish field (for a little bit of snorkeling), sand bar and coral bar (weather permitting). After the session, showers are available from the Yacht Club, as well as Food & Beverages.
Puva
September 2020
Its the perfect way to explore the beach and the sunsets. Nick was attentive, friendly, knowledgeable and also funny! I had so much fun in the experience (i even fell twice and was laughing about it). Its a must do if you’re in this city. The sunsets in this beach is magnificent!
Its the perfect way to explore the beach and the sunsets. Nick was attentive, friendly, knowledgeable and also funny! I had so much fun in the experience (i even fell twice and was…
Anastasia
March 2020
This is by far one of the most amazing things you will get to do. Nick teaches you so well, you feel like a pro really quickly. Amazing amazing amazing. Really recommend!!!!
March 2020
The best experience in all projects!the most successful booking on airbnb!learned a new skill!从没写过点评 但这次真的太值得称赞了 nick人特别好又有耐心 划船比想象中容易学会 真的太美了 带我们玩了好久 看到了海的分界线 超级舒服超级棒。这才是该体验的!
Kana
February 2020
It was such a wonderful experience! Nick was super nice, friendly and funny gentleman and no wonder his experience has such a great reviews! My friend and I did enjoy experience and so glad we took this experience! Must try you are in KK:)
소라
February 2020
날씨에 따라서 체험의 만족도가 매우 달라질 수 있어요. 선셋과 함께 체험하고 싶었는데 오전으로 시간을 옮기도록 권유하셨어요.
윤혜
February 2020
선셋을 바다 한가운데서 보다니 너무 특별한 경험이었습다.7살아이도 전혀 두려움없이 체험할수 있게 배려해줬습니다.

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  • Sun, Apr 18
    4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    $30 per person
  • Mon, Apr 19
    8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    $30 per person
  • Mon, Apr 19
    4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    $30 per person
  • Tue, Apr 20
    8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    $30 per person
  • Tue, Apr 20
    4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    $30 per person
  • Wed, Apr 21
    8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    $30 per person
  • Wed, Apr 21
    4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    $30 per person
  • Thu, Apr 22
    8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    $30 per person

Activity advisory

Expert industry partners
Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.
Know your comfort level
Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 6 and up can attend.

What to bring

Swim shorts, and sandals (to walk on sand bar at low tide).

Sun hat, for morning session.