Pulau Tikus

Located only 10 km (6.2 miles) west of Bengkulu city, this small island offers blue waters, white beaches, coral reef, and the feel of a remote getaway that you will not want to miss. Pulau Tikus (Mouse Island) is home to a small community of local fisherman, many colorful fish, and ironically many cats. This popular tourist destination can be reached by an hour ride on a speedboat. Equipped with our snorkeling gear you can enjoy hours of underwater exploration around the island as you observe the diversity of aquatic life present there.  You can also climb the signal light tower and view the entire island and surrounding reef from a vantage point high above the island.


Plan on leaving in the morning between 0900 and 1000, enjoying the trip out to the island with one of our local partner businesses.  Enjoy time swimming and snorkeling around the island before you eat a traditional “bungkus” (take out) lunch on the beach.  Relax on the beach for a bit before exploring the reef some more and then returning to Bengkulu in the afternoon between 1300 and 1400.

At a glance

Difficulty: Moderate, participants will need to be able to wade in the ocean to the boat and climb into the boat
Activities: Swimming, Snorkeling
Terrain: Ocean, Reefs
Duration: Day Trip – 4-6 hours

Months of Operation: All year pending good weather

Additional information:  Life jackets provided for all participants.


Total Cost starting at: 1,100,000 IDR for two people.  This activity is offered through the services of a local partner and the price is dependent upon the number of participants and day of the week.  Charter services are available as well.  Please contact us for a quote.