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Selingan Turtle Island

Highlight

  • Snorkeling during the day
  • Watch egg laying at night
  • Super hot tour in Sandakan

Included

1 night Twin Room (with attached bathroom and Air-Condition), return land & boat transfer, conservation fee, tour guide, breakfast * 1, lunch * 1, dinner * 1.

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Price List

Number of Adult
Rate /pax (MYR)
1
Not accepted
2 ~ 4
770 +6% GST
5 ~ 10
760 +6% GST
11 ~ 30
750 +6% GST
Child
400 +6% GST

The Turtle Island Park (gazetted 1977) lies 40 km north of Sandakan in the Sulu Sea and consists of Selingan, Bakungan Kecil and Gulisan islands. The park is a safe haven for the endangered green and hawksbill turtles and gives you the rare opportunity to watch turtle landings. Selingan, the largest of the islands, houses the park’s headquarters, a turtle hatchery, tourist accommodation and basic facilities. The other two islands are more for conservation activities.


As turtle landings usually occur after dusk, an overnight stay would be the best plan to see the turtles as they come ashore to lay their eggs, but shining a light on them or using camera flashes should be avoided as either can be stressful on the creatures.

Turtles lay their eggs throughout the year, but the best time to head there is between July and October (peak-season) when the sea is calmer. Observe the collection of eggs, tagging of mother turtles and releasing of baby turtles into the sea.

Equipment for rent on island:

  1. Mask snorkel & fin (one set) - MYR 25
  2. Mask snorkel - MYR 15
  3. Mask only - MYR 10
  4. Fin only - MYR 10
  5. Snorkel only - MYR 5
  6. Beach Mat (Large) - MYR 10
  7. Beach Mat - MYR 4
  8. Towel - MYR 5
  9. Life Jacket - MYR 5

Itinerary

09:00     Pick up from hotel and transfer to Jetty for Selingan Turtle Island. This journey
             by motorized boat will take about 1 hour. Go to reception counter at the
             Visitor’s Centre and check in to Chalet.

12:30     Lunch will be served at the cafeteria.

             After lunch, free at leisure!
             You may grab your mask, fins and snorkel and head to the beach where you can
             find lots of juvenile marine life or you can choose to relax or sun bathing by the
             beach.

             Before dinner, treat yourself to a slide show featuring information of the Turtle
             Park and turtles.

             After dinner, stand-by at the cafeteria.
             Wait for park ranger’s signal before proceed in a small group to the egg-laying
             site to witness the mother turtle laying eggs, transferring of eggs to the
             hatchery and releasing of hatchlings to the sea.

             Stay overnight at Island Chalet (Twin Room Basis).

  • Breakfast: N/A
  • Lunch: Lunch on island
  • Dinner: Dinner on island


A warm remind

  • Things to bring : cap/hat, insect repellent, sun cream, swim wear, torch light, sandals, comfortable cotton T-shirt with short pant, binocular, camera, personal toiletries and medications.
  • Photographing of turtles only with camera of unaided flash.
  • Snorkeling gears are available to hire (please refer to the island).
  • Camera fee is not included.
  • You would need to book half a year in advance for peak-season visiting due to limitation of 25 rooms on the island.
  • Full payment is required. Kindly understand that payment is not refundable.

Wake up early in the morning for breakfast in the cafeteria.

07:00    Surrender your key to the Reception Counter and depart the island.

08:00    Estimated arrival time at the jetty. Transfer back to respective hotels.

  • Breakfast: Breakfast on island
  • Lunch: N/A
  • Dinner: N/A

Pickup Time & Transport Fee

The pickup time is for reference only, actual time may be vary depends on number of visitors, distance, season, weather and road conditions, should be within 15 minutes. Transport fee quoted is based on per person.

Zone Hotel Pickup Time Fee (MYR)
A Sandakan city (Sandakan Hotel, Swiss Inn, Nak, ...) 9 am Free
B Sabah Hotel 8:45 am Free
C Mile 4 area (Best Western, Bandar Indah, Prima Square, ...) 8:45 am Free
D Airport 8:30 am Free
E Sepilok area (Sepilok Jungle Resort, RDC, ...) 8:30 am Free
Where is my hotel?   

How to Pay

Pay on travelling day

No advance payment is required, simply pay cash in Ringgit-Malaysia to tour guide. However, you still need pay in full for any cancellation made 1 day prior to tour date.

Pay Online

Accep Visa and MasterCard credit card, Malaysian bank transfer, Paypal, UnionPay, Alipay. 3% surcharge apply.

Bank Transfer

Please request bank staff to calculate equivalent amount in USD before Telegraphic Transfer (T/T) to Malaysia. It takes 3 days to reach us. No 3% surcharge but you have to bear both side banks charges. The balances will be paid to either side as the case may be.

Additional information

Min. Participant(s)4 Persons To Go (child does not counted)

Tour location / Depart fromSandakan . To reach Sandakan city, you have to take a domestic flight or bus express from Kota Kinabalu.

Recommend to book3 month(s) in advance

To book at least7 day(s) in advance

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Tour Type: Sit-In-Coach basis (SIC). This tour is not private tour, you will share the trip with other guests come from different countries. Please notify us upon booking if you are looking for private tour, surcharge might be applied.

Insurance: Tourist transportation insurance included. Please contact your insurance agency for personal travel insurance.

Pickup Service:  Pickup service will be provided from the hotel/hostel/lodge that you are staying. Please wait at lobby while the tour guide will find you when he/she arrive. Dropoff service will be provided after travelling, please notify us upon booking if your dropoff location is differ from pickup location.

Specialities: You may decide the joining date, no compulsory tips (If you are happy and satisfied with the journey and the tour guide service, it's always a nice way to express your appreciation with tipping, OR words of thanks is good enough).

Goods & Services Tax (GST): Tour fare included 6% GST. Itemized fee (extra expenses) is for reference only, it might not included GST unless stated otherwise.

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