Tourism Boat / klotok tour to see orangutan Tanjung Puting
A klotok is a traditional river boat used to navigate the waters of Indonesia. Fitted with inboard or outboard motors, klotoks are primarily used for cabotage up rivers,
transporting people and goods. Klotoks are found in floating marketplaces, national parks, and fishing areas. Depending on their function or how they are equipped,
they may be called by various names.
The boat's named refers to the noise it makes, “klok tok tok tok”. The klotok may also be called by other names, such as “water taxi”, or “motorized gondola” or “mini-trawler”.
The klotok is a wooden river boat with a shallow draft. Its size varies somewhat by use.
Common sizes are 12 m (39 ft) by 2.5 m (8.2 ft), such as for a dugout, or 8 m (26 ft) by 10 m (33 ft) for a small commercial boat.
It can be even larger, such as a 55 ft (17 m) houseboat. The klotok has a roof, which forms the upper deck from where one can experience excellent views.
The boats are fitted with inboard engines. The klotok has varying standards of facilities. It can provide accommodation for visitors to stay overnight at
upper deck with clean mattress, mosquitho net and cover by roof from all side. The upper deck is also use for sighseeing and served meal during the day.
Kitchen, crew/luggages room and toilets set at lower deck.
Klotoks are a popular transportation for tourism to visit parks wildlife, such as tour tosee orangutan at Tanjung Puting National
Park which is providing for viewing wildlife along the way, though many species of wild animals and birds can also be seen, such as macaques,
proboscis, gibbons, and monkeys even sometime wild orangutan. Such travel is a unique experience to spoting wildlife within the parks.
Specially for Tanjung puting klotok/ boat has quite many changing, during 1991 to 1995 the klotok size are very small and it suitable for only 2 peoples, it could be understand due the tourism at Tanjung Puting was not quite popular as today. By following years some new building boat come on the river, most of them quite big enough, the biggest boat could be load by 15 peoples and the smallest could be 6 peoples. Some modification has been made, today we can find 1 or 2 of them using cabin and air-conditioning room ( even it quite useless and disturbing due during night the sound of generator for the AC is annoying the natural sound , There more than 60 tourist boat and during the highest demand in June, July and August all them will cruise up the river ( You can imagine, small river with 60 boats )
PT. Purima Wisata Nusantara
Head Office : Jl Soekarno hatta Kedon Mertoyudan Magelang
Branch Office : Jl. Iskandar 54 Pangkalan Bun - Central Kalimantan
Phone : 62 293 3281051
Mobile : 62 813 52 755 255, 62 811 26 33511