Exploring the Sea Through Marine Tourism, Pekalongan
Along with the waves, the twilight reflections on the sea surface is widening and rising. As if in response to this, the sea breeze caress our face. Good morning from Pekalongan’s marine tourism!
Located 4 kilometers from downtown Pekalongan, Pekalongan Marine Tourism becomes the perfect place to relax for a moment. Since its inauguration on July 16, 2006, this area has become one of the favorite recreation places in Pekalongan. One reason: the sunrises can be seen intact from here. Beautiful!
The blue gate, displaying the logo of a fish holding a canting (traditional waxing tool to create batik) lined this area of 10,000 m2. The three-story blue-painted buildings are often dubbed as the mini Seaworld of Pekalongan. With IDR6,000 entrance ticket, we can dive into the underwater world at Museum Bahari.
The ground floor is filled with large aquariums containing various types of sea and freshwater fish. Some collections include alligator fish, piranha fish, tiger fish, Arowana, sea eel, albino catfish, and many other types of fish.
Once satisfied with these various types of fish, on the second floor, you can see a variety of miniature fishing-boats, including boats with baggy nets, the miniature of Gillnet Cakalang, Tuna Long Line boat, and Trammel Net.
The top floor is left empty as a viewing post. From here you can enjoy the view of the Java sea as a whole. If looking at it alone is not enough, water rides that jutted to the beach could be the answer. Here, there are small ships that can take you across the ocean.
For the lovers of fishing sport, the marine tour promises a fun experience of fishing all day, for free. There is no particular levy for the results of the fishing gains. You just pay the entrance ticket for IDR3,000 per person.
For children, there is a playground with colorful paints in a shady garden. At the back, the canteen is ready to serve hungry customers after playing. There are also gazebos that can be a place to relax and enjoy the beach atmosphere. Toilets and praying facilities are also available.
Wisata Bahari (Marine Tourism) Pekalongan is open all week, except Thursday, from 6 am to 6 pm, at Jalan WR Supratman no. 1, Kelurahan Panjang Wetan, North Pekalongan. Let’s explore the marine tourism in Pekalongan!