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Fun Boat Snorkeling and Island Visit from Kota Kinabalu provided by Amazing Borneo Tours

Fun Boat Snorkeling and Island Visit from Kota Kinabalu

Fun Boat Snorkeling and Island Visit from Kota Kinabalu
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About
Snorkeling is one of the easiest yet fun ways to see the underwater world. It is inexpensive and very popular as anybody can participate in this sport regardless of age, skill and physical fitness. Non-swimmers can snorkel too. Come and enjoy snorkeling at TARP Island on this day tour from Kota Kinabalu hotels. Lunch, entrance fee and hotel transfers is included.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • After hotel pickup in Kota Kinabalu, your day tour starts with a transfer to the jetty to board your boat. Set off on the ride to your first snorkeling spot in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park islands.  With a dive master, you can receive snorkeling assistance if you need it. If you're experienced, hop in and enjoy the underwater show. Back on the boat, proceed to the next snorkeling location to look for more wildlife in the marine park, and then head to the nearby island for lunch and time to relax.  In the mid-afternoon, you'll start the boat ride back to Kota Kinabalu, where you'll be transferred from the pier to your hotel in the city.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • After hotel pickup in Kota Kinabalu, your day tour starts with a transfer to the jetty to board your boat. Set off on the ride to your first snorkeling spot in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park islands.  With a dive master, you can receive snorkeling assistance if you need it. If you're experienced, hop in and enjoy the underwater show. Back on the boat, proceed to the next snorkeling location to look for more wildlife in the marine park, and then head to the nearby island for lunch and time to relax.  In the mid-afternoon, you'll start the boat ride back to Kota Kinabalu, where you'll be transferred from the pier to your hotel in the city.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 31593P3
Call +27 21 426 8204
Important information
Inclusions
  • Meals (01 Lunch)
  • Kota Kinabalu City Hotel Pickup & Dropped Off
  • 2-Way Boat Transfer
  • Fees (Sutera Harbour Marina Jetty Fee, Sabah Parks Entrance Fee)
  • PADI Certified Snorkeling/Diving Instructors
  • Entry/Admission - Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
  • Entry/Admission - Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Outskirts Transportation Surcharges
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • • Pick Up Time: between 08:00hrs - 08:15hrs • Pick Up Point: Your Hotel in Kota Kinabalu City
 • Dropped off Time: between 15:00hrs - 15:15hrs • Dropped off Point: Your Hotel in Kota Kinabalu City • Actual pick up timing will be provided 1 day prior to your departure • An additional charge of MYR 30 per pax is chargeable for outskirt hotel pick ups. Outskirt charges applicable for hotels outside of Kota Kinabalu City & 1Borneo Area. To be paid upon pick up
  • Sutera Harbour Marina & Country Club, Jalan Utama Sutera Harbour, Sutera Harbour Boulevard, 88100 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia Look for "Island & Cruises" office, our friendly crew is waiting you over there.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Baby Car Seats (for infant aged 0-2) and Child Booster Seats (for children aged 3-11) are available for rental. Please check with your tour consultant for availability.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Inclusions
  • Meals (01 Lunch)
  • Kota Kinabalu City Hotel Pickup & Dropped Off
  • 2-Way Boat Transfer
  • Fees (Sutera Harbour Marina Jetty Fee, Sabah Parks Entrance Fee)
  • PADI Certified Snorkeling/Diving Instructors
  • Entry/Admission - Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
  • Entry/Admission - Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Outskirts Transportation Surcharges
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • • Pick Up Time: between 08:00hrs - 08:15hrs • Pick Up Point: Your Hotel in Kota Kinabalu City
 • Dropped off Time: between 15:00hrs - 15:15hrs • Dropped off Point: Your Hotel in Kota Kinabalu City • Actual pick up timing will be provided 1 day prior to your departure • An additional charge of MYR 30 per pax is chargeable for outskirt hotel pick ups. Outskirt charges applicable for hotels outside of Kota Kinabalu City & 1Borneo Area. To be paid upon pick up
  • Sutera Harbour Marina & Country Club, Jalan Utama Sutera Harbour, Sutera Harbour Boulevard, 88100 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia Look for "Island & Cruises" office, our friendly crew is waiting you over there.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Baby Car Seats (for infant aged 0-2) and Child Booster Seats (for children aged 3-11) are available for rental. Please check with your tour consultant for availability.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Sutera Harbour Marina & Country Club
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Sutera Harbour Golf & Country Club
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Pulau Gaya
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Sutera Harbour Golf & Country Club
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
17 reviews
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michelle y
2 contributions
Best real life experience
Jan 2020
Brought my friend who first time came to Sabah, had the best experience with Amazing Borneo they had the best snorkel guide and friendly boat driver who kept us company. Our friend who was scared of snorkel but the snorkel guide was kind enough to guide us slowly and tell us where to snorkel too see amazing sea lives. Thanks to flora who helped us set up this amazing trip!
Written 7 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi michelleyD3805MN, Thank you so much for taking the time to review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your snorkelling trip in Sabah! Snorkelling for the first time can be scary but safety of our customers is always top priority so we're glad to hear that the guide was able to help your friend enjoy the experience! We hope to see you traveling with us again in the near future and we'll be sure to pass the compliments to Flora :) cheers and have a good week ahead!
Written 11 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

dicksontam23
5 contributions
Amazing Non Certified Diving Tour with Island visit.
Nov 2019
My friends and I experienced our first scuba diving tour with dive Lester! We had a great time and we highly recommend you go diving with our man Lester. The tour consisted of two dive sections and afterward lunch and time relax at the beach. His attention to detail and high-quality instruction helped us feel safe and comfortable. The whole experience was amazing, safe, unforgettable! We highly recommend diving and especially with Lester.
Written 19 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi dicksontam23, Thank you so much for the amazing review! We're glad to know that you had a great time diving with us and that everything went well! We'll be sure to pass the compliments to Lester, he'll be very happy to hear that he has made your trip an enjoyable one. We hope to see you diving with us again soon and have a great week ahead!
Written 20 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nur F
2 contributions
Amazing experience worth the extra $$ paid
Kuddos to the team Nathan,Merson n Lester first. We engaged this tour in Sept'19 for snorkelling. Having been to snorkelling tours and island hope before, i would say this trip was thus far the best . They brought is to really good snorkelling sites plenty of marine life to spot and live corals as well. Friendly staff who make u feel safe. Also got to see others try out diving. Overall a great trip. Thanks Amazing Borneo!!
Written 6 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi 852nurf, Thank you so much for the 5-star review! We're glad you and your friends had a great time snorkeling around the beautiful islands of Sabah, with plenty of marine life and live corals for company. We will be sure to pass your compliments to Nathan, Merson, Lester, and the rest of the team. We hope to see you traveling with us again in the future!
Written 10 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Amz H
Perth, Australia15 contributions
Great tour company with great guides
Sep 2019 • Couples
We actually booked three trips with these guys and they were all fabulous. We did the Klias river cruise, Kinabalu park day trip and the fun boat snorkelling. Very easy to book, pick ups were on time and the guides were heaps of fun! Tours are well priced for what you get and well organised. Very easy process - you get whatsApp reminders the day before which is helpful. The booking agent even gave us some great tips on our trip to Sandakan even tho we didn’t book with them. Would definitely recommend these guys!
Written 19 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Amz880, Thank you for your review. Indeed it is a pleasure to serve your group. We also wish to thank you for repeatedly booking with us. We hope you had a good trip in Sandakan. Sabah has so much to offer and you must come back! We hope to see you again.
Written 20 September 2019
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Sascha on Tour (Luxemburg)
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg37 contributions
Surely worth a trip, but...Edited
Jun 2019 • Couples
We did this tour among three others with Amazing Borneo on Saturday, June 15th. Pickup and drop-off were impeccable, everything was organized smoothly. The weather wasn't that good, and it hadn't been for quite a while, as we were told. So we were made aware of the fact that visibility would be poor right from the start. Which is fine, because that's just nature and you can't control it. We were 10 people on the boat and realized from the start that there were only 4 people who came for snorkeling. The rest came to dive. We've done snorkeling before where we were put together with divers, and those tours usually favored the divers at the expense of those who wanted to snorkel. Meaning that the spots were chosen with regard to what you can see when you dive, not necessarily when you only want to snorkel.
We got the impression that this was the case here,too, as we were informed that we would actually not stop at any of the usual snorkeling spots because of the afore mentioned poor visibility.
So our first stop was at the more protected side of an island, with mainly hard corals and rather few fish. We did spot some unexpected clownfish, so that was cool. We actually found visibility quite good, we've had far, far worse, and we began to wonder whether we couldn't have gone to the more colorful reef side of the island after all. Still, snorkeling there was OK. There were jellyfish in the water, harmless ones, but they had quite the sting and you didn't really see them as they were transparent. So we suggest you wear swim shirts or such. But again, they are harmless.
Time allocated to snorkel was ample compared to other, similar tours taken in different countries, though that might actually be one of the good things that came from being with divers:you have to wait for them, which means more time in the water.
Our second spot was pretty disastrous, and it was almost insolent to sell it as a snorkeling spot. There was mainly dead coral, fish life was almost non-existent. Best thing we saw were a few blue sea stars, a few neon blue swarmfish, that was it. The ocean there was practically empty, if it weren't for the jellyfish, that were far more numerous there... I've never seen the likes of it and we snorkel in almost every holiday. We know what you can potentially spot during snorkeling in TARP, so really, this was soo disappointing. One of the boat crew confirmed our suspicion that that was not normally one of their spots. Incidentally, we were the only boat there... Visibility was not great in the second spot either, but that's not their fault. It was still okay, again, we've had worse.
Snorkeling was pretty well safety-wise. Two of the crew were always in the water with us, bringing safety rings to mark the limits of where you should swim, and to help the snorkelers should they tire in the water.
Lunch was very good, selection of local and western food, drinks had to be paid extra. After lunch, we had about 90 minutes of leisure time on the island, then we came back at around 14:30.

It was an okay trip, but we kinda wish they would have either cancelled it, if they really thought visibility was THAT bad, or tried to switch days, or that they would have tried the nicer spots nonetheless... then again, we're pretty sure that this trip was cut out for the six divers, not for the 4 snorkelers and that we had to contend with diving spots instead of beautiful snorkeling spots. We have another snorkeling trip coming up on June 18th... here's to hoping it will be better.

EDIT: We received very nice feedback from management to our review and were offered compensation for this trip. This goes to show that the company very obviously cares about their clients and shows some awesome customer service. All our other tours booked with this operator were very enjoyable: do take the tour to the Kinabalu Park and Hot Springs, it´s totally worth it, and our guide, Joel, was absolutely awesome. You should give him a serious pay raise! He was very knowledgeable about the plants and flowers of the Kinabalu Park and we had some very nice discussions with him. His english was flawless. The tour was only outdone by the amazing snorkeling on Mengalum Island, which is also totally worth the trip. Do not shy away from this trip because of the many tourists that go there, as the reef spreads around the island and disperses the crowds for snorkeling.
Written 23 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

tvirag
Budapest, Hungary5 contributions
Fun tour with professional staff
May 2019
My friend and I went for a snorkelling trip. We enjoyed every moment. They took good care of all of us making sure that we feel safe and make the most out of the trip. We saw fantastic fish and corals close to Gaya and Sapi islands without being disturbed by the crowds of other tourists. Lester and Tan are very kind and fantastic instructors with great sense of humor.
The trip was well organized, the communication was smooth. The boat was very clean and the provided equipment was also good.
The lunch and snack we received were also fine. We could choose from several options to fit to specific dietary requirements. Thanks for the amazing trip.

Written 13 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi tvirag, thank you for your feedback ! I am sure that both Lester and Tan are delighted having you complement them to the world and they deserved it. Thank you so much for your review. We hope to see you again one day. Cheers !
Written 18 June 2019
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Shezan Mahmud Adnan
London, UK61 contributions
Great experience!!
Awesome service by them, neither my wife nor I can swim, and over that I have never been in the sea without a vessel. So Andy was the name of the guy who was with us all the time. He helped me overcome my fear of getting into the water and try for the first time snorkeling. Such a good kid he was. Overall had a great experience with them.
Written 29 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Shezan M, great to know that you had a great experience with us during your snorkeling trip here recently. Thank you very much for your support and we look forward to welcoming you again to Land Below the Wind in the future !
Written 4 April 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Marjorie Shum
12 contributions
A small group tour with great services
The services of this travel company were beyond great. Very kind to remind us about the pick-up time via Messages, Whatsapp and email. They were very punctual for pickup. The islands were not as nice as expected but it was quite chill to have snorkelled in the quiet sea. The team was professional and took good care of all of us. Highly recommend!
Written 15 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

RoyH123
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK19 contributions
Boat snorkeling
Saw this operator on YouTube and followed the recommendation. Sea Tango are well organised, friendly and professional; felt very safe and a valued customer. We first snorkelled off Pulau Mamutik for about an hour. There were no other groups here at that time and we saw many beautiful fish and coral. Then coffee and cake. Our guides were helpful, knowledgeable and keen to see we had the best possible experience. Our second location was on Pulau Gaya and again clear water and many fish to see, including wrasse, parrotfish, damselfish and clown fish. Next we went for lunch on Gaya and it was good. The island was also clean and tidy with nice shower blocks. The beach was good and many fish could be seen just off the shore. The day was great value and very enjoyable. Thank you to Nathan and the team.
Written 12 February 2019
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Hello RoyH123, great to know that you enjoyed your day and most importantly, felt safe with our Seatango team ! Thank you very much for your kind review and we shall forward your praise to Nathan and the team, I am sure that they will be delighted. Hope to serve you again in the future. See you !
Written 14 February 2019
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Markus H
Frankfurt, Germany18 contributions
Relaxed snorkelling trip from Kota Kinabalu
Super relaxed and well organized tour! Booking and arrangements are as easy as it gets (booked through TripAdvisor). Hotel pickup was on time and the transfer to the jetty was very comfortable. Did two more stops on the way and ended up with a small group of 11 which fit on the boat nicely.

Instructors and all other personnel were very friendly, helpful and most professional. The two different reefs (snorkelling stops) were super nice and we were the only boat in the near vicinity.

Even the lunch was good and a la carte instead of the usual hit-or-miss buffet! Snacks and drinks were also provided on the boat.

Overall a fantastic tour and highly recommended when in KK!
Written 8 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Markus H, thank you very much for your review ! Glad to know that you had a super relaxed and organized tour with our Seatango team. We hope to serve you again in the future. See you..
Written 14 February 2019
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