Enjoying Kiluan Gulf, Lampung, not only for dolphin but more than that


Seeing dolphin at Sea World or other place (not natural one) is usual. How about seeing them on the high sea by using small boat, it will be a great experience. On 2014, I had that experience.

Gulf Kiluan in Kiluan village, district Kelumbayan, Tanggamus- Lampung. For those who don’t know Lampung, It is a city in Sumatra Island- Indonesia. The journey to the Gulf Kiluan will be challenge for travelers. Road on the West Coast of Sumatra was not too smooth, but since you see the dolphin and all the natural things, it is worth it. The beaches in the Gulf Kiluan suitable to be used as “Getaway Destination”.

Travelers who are interested to watching Dolphins on the high sea – or in their natural habitat could hire outrigger boat.  Visitors can enjoy the beauty of dancing dolphins by the boat in the direction of the ocean. From the distance, the dolphin fin antenna-like submarine. After the close, dolphins were jumping, diving turn, raised sink, almost no distance by boat. They seemed to show himself to the human race and an easy touch. Dolphins that looked very cute, wish it was hugging and kissing them.


There are two types of dolphins in these waters, the first species is Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops Truncatus) with a larger body and shy. The second species is Part Length Dolphins (Stenella Longirostris) are smaller stature and happy jump. Happy dolphins approaching boats or ships passing in the sea. This area is also famous for its natural beauty and a haven for anglers reliable. Fishing competition held every year in the Gulf Kiluan followed by masters anglers throughout Indonesia.



Not only enjoying dolphin you also can go around the island by outrigger boat while enjoying the beautiful scenery. In the afternoon, you can see the black and hairy primates shrill shouted to each other. Yes, gibbon (Symphalangus Syndactylus) and Hoop (Presbythis Melalops) as well as the slow loris (Nycticebus Coucang). Very often seen jumping from one tree to another. birds singing was heard in almost every morning and afternoon were able to soothe the mind. If lucky, Travelers also get to watch the Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) and Hawksbill (Eretmochelys Imbricate), which at certain times to pull over to the beach.

Lodging Facility
Lodging facilities in the Gulf Kiluan very limited. On the island there is only one home Kiluan stage is used as a homestay. Very minimal facilities, the electricity used is a simple generator that illuminates very limited (110V). Another alternative is to stay in a home stay in the Gulf Kiluan (mainland), with the condition that it should be better.

photos took from Tempo, sharing informationblogspot. Kinds of dolphin, tooked from; liburan wisata.

Here some photos of mine for the trip;

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