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Mangrove tour

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Nusa Lembongan’s northeast corner is covered with a substantial mangrove forest which plays an important environmental role sheltering the coast and preventing erosion. It's possible to explore the area by boat.

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While mangrove boat tours have long been available, since the seaweed industry closed down, many former seaweed farmers have put their boats to use offering them. Don’t expect a running commentary or even to glean any information, as most don’t speak English, but it’s a pleasant way to while away half an hour out of the sun.

This is how you do it. Photo taken in or around Mangrove tour, Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia by Sally Arnold.

This is how you do it. Photo: Sally Arnold

From the main drag at Jungut Batu, it’s about two kilometres to the mangrove forest area, an easy walk, cycle or motorbike ride. A jungle of signs offer tours, and local boatmen will approach you to volunteer their services. Prices are negotiable, but most offered us 100,000 rupiah for one person or 150,000 rupiah for two people for a 20-minute trip (which ended up being a ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 300 words.)

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