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Kilauan Bay

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Kiluan bay is a tourism object located in Bumi Sari Natar, Tanggamus regency, Lampung province with marine tourism potentials and well known with many dolphins and whales around the bay. Kiluan bay is also well known with its natural beauty and heaven for fishers. Annually, at the bay, fishing competition is held and participated in by the fishers throughout Indonesia. The bay has a distance around 73 kilometers from Bandara Lampung and takes around 3 hours by motor vehicles. One of the bay’s peculiars is dolphins’ attraction at the sea.

At the Kiluan bay, you can watch dolphins’ groups whose number is in hundreds. Kiluan bay is a migration line of two kinds of dolphins, namely bottlenose dolphins with a bigger body and have gray color and smaller long beak dolphins. The two kinds of the dolphins are a lot and hundreds or even thousands of dolphins pass the bay. Those dolphins are quite familiar with human beings. They like to approach the boats or ships which pass at the sea. If you want to see those dolphins, it is better at 6 am of local time.

 At Kiluan bay, there is also Gayau lagoon which is located behind the hills of the bay. To go to the lagoon, it takes around 30 minutes. There is also a tour guide for tourists who visit the bay for the first time with an entrance fee Rp 50,000 per trip. To enter the lagoon complex, you must buy a ticket worth Rp 5,000 per person. Going to the lagoon, tourists will pass a beautiful beach with many large rocks scattered, but you have to be careful with its wave which is quite big. After passing the beach, you can watch the lagoon’s beauty which is shaped like a basin at the beach and bounded by coral walls. The water in the lagoon is very clear and transparent with a greenish blue color. The depth of the lagoon is around 1 until 3 meters so that it is safe for swimming or soaking. At Kilauan bay, tourists can also do snorkeling. The edge of the beach varies, ranging from white sandy beaches with sloping coastal contours to rocky cliffs.

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