Mangroves and Riverways
If swimming, kayaking, canoes, walking and Barbecues attract then you're in the right place - The mangroves & river ways are a playground for both water based & naturalist activities.
Most of the activities on this page require no more than a reasonable level of fitness & are suitable for children over five years. However, our Cascades Kayak trip may prove a little more demanding to the novice kayaker while our boardwalk excursion is considered easy & ideal for families with younger children.
Our specialist tours of the mangroves are aimed at individuals that hold a particular interest in flora & fauna but are open to aspiring entomologists & botanist alike.
Cascades by Kayak
Demanding | 6 hrs
Min 2 Adults
If you're feeling in need of a bit of a workout then come Kayak up the river ways and swim in the cascades of mountain fresh waters.
This trip follows the riverbanks of the Tatai River towards the sea before heading up one of the many inlets on the edge of the mangrove forests and where mountain waters enter over numerous cascades. The entire journey by kayak is approximately 10km journey, never fear however, our support vessel & guide is always just a short distance behind you and ready to offer assistance if the going gets too tough.
At the cascades you are at liberty to relax and swim in the cooling & refreshing mountain waters. Then after lunch there is plenty of time to join our guided walk around the rapids before returning by boat.
Mangrove Forest by Kayak
Mild | 6 hrs
Min 3 Adults
Gently kayaking along the river inlets lined with twisted roots of the mangrove trees and clambering onto marshy outreaches is a great way to get up close & personal with this strange & alluring place.
The sheer diversity of the surrounding environment draws you from your kayak to experience by foot some of the more unusual plants, such like the carnivorous pitcher plants that cannot be seen from the river.
Home to many varieties of plants & small animals, the habitat itself is so unusual that for many it will be like nothing they've seen before. Gee Chartier, our resident naturalist, will tell you he loves this place and could happily spend a full week there!
Lunch is taken aboard the shelter or shade of the tour boat or on land if the weather is favourable.
Operates May - January.
Easy | 3.5 - 4.5hrs
Min 3 Adults
A short drive of approximately thirty minutes and you arrive at Peam Krasop Wildlife sanctuary and the gateway to the Mangrove boardwalks. This sanctuary boasts a unique mangrove ecosystem consisting of 23,750 hectares and has around 10,000 people living within its borders.
It is at this sanctuary that you can experience the tangled structures and intertwined roots and branches that is unique to the mangrove forest, without having to get your feet wet.
A walk along the boardwalks is an easy, pleasant and peaceful way of getting up close with the alluring mangrove forestation that quite literally surrounds you. There is a viewing tower on the walk that provides a bird's eye view across the forest and it's not just roots and branches; there is every chance you will see some interesting and unusual creatures on your trip around.
This activity is a solo tour but can be undertaken with a specialist guide for a supplement of $8 per head inclusive & includes a 30 minute boat tour around the sanctuary.
Tour Guide $25.00
Specialist Guide $28.50
Operates all year round.