Thursday, December 9, 2010

Kuantan River Cruise

If you are in Kuantan and have the time, head for an adventure by cruising down the Kuantan River. As you cruise along the river, you will be able to see the modern skyscraper buildings along with the traditional fishing village settlement. Take note of the inhabitants of the mangrove swamp as you do a board walk on the specially constructed platform. Day cruises are available everyday at a price of RM15/adult and RM8/child. Night cruises are available only on Fridays and Saturdays evening.
The cruise starts at the Shahbandar Jetty which is located just beside the Municipal Council Office near the Esplanade.

Fishermen Villages
The Tanjung Lumpur fishing village which is located at the mouth of Kuantan River is the first stop during your cruise. As this is a fishermen village, you will be able to see many fishing boats moored along the beach. The colours of the boats show the identity of the origin of the boats whether they are from Pahang, Johor, Terengganu or Kelantan. The colour codes are Yellow - Pahang, Blue - Johor, Green - Terengganu and Red - Kelantan.

The Shahbandar Jetty where you can park your car and go for the river cruise.


Mangrove Swamp
Enjoy the 339 hectares of Mangrove Reserve Forest which has been in existence for over 500 years. There are 2 routes with lengths of 250 m and 750 m for you to experience the Mangrove Boardwalk. You may even want to climb the 40m viewing tower and see a panoramic view of the forest reserve. As with any mangrove swamp, see the crabs, prawns, fish, lizards and other living creatures as you take a stroll along the platform. See the nipah palm leaves which are used to make attap roof in the traditional Malay houses.

Cruise Schedule
The River Cruise is operated by MPK or Kuantan Municipal Council.

Day Cruise Operating Hours
Monday to Thursday, Sat, Sunday : 9am, 11am, 2:30pm, 4pm
Fridays: 9am and 3pm

Night Cruise Operating Hours
Fridays and Saturdays: 8pm , 8:30pm, 9pm, 9:30pm, 10pm, 10:30pm, 11pm, 11:30pm and 12am.

Cruise Fee
Day Cruise: RM15/adult, RM8/child
Night Cruise: RM5/person
Take note that for each cruise, there must be a minimum of 5 adults. Hence, if the number of adults is less than 5, you will have to pay for the price of 5 adults for the cruise to take off.
For reservation, contact the Municipal Council at Tel: +6 09 5121 644 or
+6 09 5121 555.

Map of the Cruise
See the map of the cruise that was obtained from River Cruise leaflet.

Getting HereThe jetty is located off Jalan Besar. If you are coming from Teluk Chempedak, go towards Jalan Teluk Sisik after which you will go into Jalan Besar. You will be able to see Teruntum Complex to your right. The jetty is to your left just after a couple of hundred meters from Teruntum Complex.

Other Places of Interest
If you are looking for a seafood restaurant near Kuantan, head for Pak Su Seafood Restaurant which is just 10 to 15 minutes drive away from the city.

If you are travelling to Terengganu, you can also stop by Chukai and try the famous stuffed crab. Chukai is about 25km from Cherating.



River cruises are really full of enjoyments and I must say that they gives us a lot of enjoyments. Kuantan is very famous river and we really can enjoy cruise there because its atmosphere is also very cool and attractive.

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