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From Kuching, take the No. 6 Petra Jaya Bus to Kampung (village) Bako. The journey takes approximately 45 minutes. Continue a 30-minute scenic boat ride to the Park.
Quick tip: Book a return boat journey immediately after you arrive at the Park. Try to talk to some people and see if you're leaving at the same time, so you can split the boat fare back.
Cost: About $15-$20 each way per boat; fare can be split among passengers (up to 5 or 6)
Written Dec 24, 2005
From the jetty of Kampung Bako, take the open top boat ride to Bako National Park's HQ in Teluk Assam. Its a rough yet enjoyable 30 minutes ride, passing through scenic views en route to the National Park. The 30 minutes boat ride also gives an impression of remotness of the National Park.
The boat can be chartered for RM80 per boat for a maximun of 5 passengers for the return journey to Bako National Park's HQ. However, if you want to go to other area in the National Park, you have to pay extra charges for the journey. For an additional RM30 per boat, you can take the boat ride to the sea stack area to view the famous "cobra head" formation.
Make sure that you tell the boatman the time you want him to fatch you for the return journey to Kampong Bako's jetty - otherwise you will be left stranded in Bako National Park.
Updated Apr 3, 2004
Take the Petra Jaya City Bus no. 6 from Jalan Khoo Hun Yeang in Kuching (next to the open air market/Electra House) to go to Kampung Bako. The fare is RM1.50 and the journey will take approximately 45 minutes. The bus will stop at the jetty of Kampung Bako (its last stop) where there is a registration counter for the open top boat ride to the national park.
Updated Apr 3, 2004
To get to Bako National Park, take Petra Jaya Bus no. 6 which takes you to Kampung Bako. It takes about 45 mins to get there and only costs RM2.10. It departs from the open air market regularly from the first bus at 6:40am and last bus is at 5:15pm.
Then, you will need to take a boat ride from Kampung Bako to Bako National Park which takes about half an hour ride.
Written Aug 31, 2002