Getting to Bako National Park
There are no roads to Bako National Park. The only way to get in is by taking a boat from Bako Bazaar (about 20 minutes from the center of Kuching). As of 2017, boat rides are pooled and arranged for you so you don't have to worry about finding other people to split the cost with. The ride will cost RM20 and you will be placed with other passengers. The shared boats all depart for Bako National Park in a single wave around 8AM-9AM, so try to arrive early.
Odds are good you will arrive during a low tide. Be prepared to disembark from your boat in the water and wade to shore. Wearing shorts and shoes you can remove easily is a good idea. Tourists storming the beach is an essential part of the Bako experience.
Some people try to do Bako as a day trip. The return boats leave relatively...