Kumai is the newest boat from Wow Borneo. Silently powered by solar panels, it is 19.5 metres in length and 3.8 metres wide. Previously a fishing boat, it has been remodelled in a local boatyard by experienced Bugis boatmen. Named after the river it was built on, it can accommodate seven passengers, with space on deck to enjoy the views from the comfort of rattan sofas and optional outdoor hammock sleeping. Cruises through the Tanjung Puting National Park are accompanied by five crew and an English-speaking guide. It has 3 air-conditioned cabins with mosquito netting and en-suite bathrooms. The upper viewing deck is completely open, and is furnished with comfortable rattan furniture, and a dining table to enjoy delicious food prepared onboard by the chef.

Rates from 736 USD/person for a 3D-2N jungle cruise
(based on 2 persons sharing the same cabin)

Find the Secret Cruise to suit you
The Secret Retreats concierge is ready to assist you with planning and reserving the perfect cruise to suit you. With a choice of both private charter and scheduled cabin jungle cruises in Borneo there is a cruise to suit every itinerary. Contact the concierge on dream@secret-retreats.com.



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Your Hosts and The Team

“We have been operating orangutan cruises in Central Kalimantan since 2008. We use local guides who are experienced in the forest and with the wildlife to take guests on our amazing cruises and walks into the dense forest to view a wide variety of animals, and birds. It’s a nature photographer’s paradise!”



Superior Large Cabin with Terrace (1 unit)

  • Superior Large Cabin with Terrace (1 unit)
Superior Large Cabin with Terrace (1 unit)
Featuring local timber, this roomy cabin of over 16sqm has windows on two sides. It has a queen bed, air-conditioning and en-suite bathroom. Access to the private terrace on the bow of the boat is directly through the cabin.

Double Cabin (1 unit)

  • Double Cabin (1 unit)
Double Cabin (1 unit)
Featuring local timber, this 10sqm cabin has large shuttered and mosquito screened windows. It has a queen bed, air conditioning, and en-suite bathroom.

Double Cabin (2 units)

  • Double Cabin (2 units)
Double Cabin (2 units)
Featuring local timber, this 10sqm cabin has large shuttered and mosquito screened windows. One cabin has a queen bed and the other a twin bed, air conditioning, and en-suite bathroom.

Facilities and Highlights


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Facilities and Highlights

  • Kumai highlight
  • Kumai highlight

  • Tanjung Putting National Park (OFI): Established in 1982, this national park and has become a famous conservation area for orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus) and proboscis monkeys (Nasalis larvatus). The Orangutan Foundation International (OFI) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the conservation of wild orangutans and their rainforest habitat. OFI also supports research on orangutans and forests, education initiatives, both local and international, and brings awareness concerning orangutans wherever it can. OFI is profoundly committed to the welfare of all orangutans, whether captive, ex-captive, or wild. Established by Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas and associates in 1986, OFI operates Camp Leakey, an orangutan research centre, within Tanjung Puting National Park. Many orangutans from this programme are released into the park. A visit to Camp Leakey is included in your tour of the park.
  • Cuisine: Meals are served at a large dining table on the upper deck. All dishes are served Asian buffet-style. Breakfast comprises a selection of western style offerings including homemade bread and jams, as well as an Indonesian option. Lunch and dinner include fluffy Indonesian white rice, and in-house chilli sambals. All dietary requirements are cheerfully provided for.

Useful Information

Cruising Areas: Kumai and Sekonyer Rivers, Central Kalimantan (Borneo)
Length: 19.5m
Beam: 3.80m
Number of Cabins: 3
Annual Docking: a few days in February
Annual closing:
a few days in February

Time zone: (GMT+07:00) Jakarta
Currency accepted: IDR
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, JCB, Diners, UnionPay
Electricity voltage: 220V
Electricity plug type:  
Your concierge is ready to assist you with planning and completing your reservation, contact them on dream@secret-retreats.com
Transfers from Pangkalan Bun Airport or hotels to the boat are included.
Airport: Iskandar Pangkalan Bun Airport (PKN) - 11 km


“The sister boat of Sekonyer, this vessel was launched in October 2018. It has three cabins, including one for family (able to accommodate up to four persons). The cruise is a unique way to explore the Borneo jungle and approach orangutans in the wild.”
Kim, the discoverer.

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