Avoid the crowds,
connect with Nature, 
discover Stand Up Paddling with
Borneo Paddle Monkeys.


About Borneo Paddle Monkeys

Experience paddleboarding in tropical Kota Kinabalu with Nick from Borneo Paddle Monkeys, the paddling specialists.

Nick has been exploring Sabah's beaches, seas, islands and rivers for the past 6 years on his Stand Up Paddle board. He is now sharing his experience and knowledge with his guests, young and old, in a safe environment, just a few minutes from central Kota Kinabalu, away from the city's hustle and bustle.                                                                 WhatsApp us directly at 0178172001 to find out more about our current 'Covid Packages' for locals.



Stand Up Paddling is for everyone.

Borneo Paddle Monkeys caters to people of all abilities and ages.  We have had 6-year olds paddling well with us, and several grandmas.  If you are a first-time paddler, we recommend the morning session, as the weather is then usually best.  If you are a more confirmed paddler, go for the Expedition session, which will take you island hopping just outside Kota Kinabalu town.

We usually paddle to our local sandbar and, weather permitting, push on to our secret clownfish (Nemo!) field for a touch of snorkeling in this truly magical place. So bring your own swim goggles (or diving mask) if you have any (if you don't, we'll get some for you, no stress).               See you soon on the water!  And don't forget to check us out on Facebook and Instagram to learn more about what we do. 

Morning Session

Sunset Session

Expedition Session

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RM 120 per pax.
2 to 3 hours.
Minimum 2 pax, maximum 8.

RM 120 per pax.

2 hours.

Minimum 2 pax, maximum 8.

RM 180 per pax.
3 to 4 hours.
Minimum 2 pax, maximum 5.

The Morning session generally enjoys the best weather (sunny) and sea conditions (flat), and is highly recommended for first-time paddlers.  Also, that time of the day usually offers the best light for snorkeling and photo taking.  Morning sessions usually start at 8am, but we are flexible, depending on season and weather forecast.

If what you really really want is photos of you paddling in the sunset, then book the Evening paddle.  That session starts at 5pm, and can indeed be magical, if the sun and weather cooperate, which is never guaranteed...

The Expedition paddle will take you exploring the surrounding islands, sand bars, and floating villages.  But it is more intense than the morning or sunset sessions, so be ready to paddle for over 3 hours.  It usually happens early in the morning. 


“I’m convinced that wilderness holds the path to a simple, balanced life, and I’m going in search of it.”

Justin Riney, USA.


More (info and reviews) about us on our Airbnb Experience pages:

Also, Google Maps and Facebook: Borneo Paddle Monkeys.

And Instagram: borneopaddlemonkeys. 

And https://meowtainpeople.com/tanjung-aru-stand-up-paddling/


Contact us

Contact us to book your session with Borneo Paddle Monkeys.

On the beach, between Kinabalu Yacht Club and Kinabalu Golf Club, Tanjung Aru beach, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.

Tel/WhatsApp +60 0178172001

WeChat and KakaoTalk ID: nickboura