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Turtle Island Park

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Sandakan, Malaysia
6088 248 698 211 732
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“crystal quest” (85 reviews)
“eggs” (240 reviews)
“boat ride” (42 reviews)
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Sandakan, Malaysia
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6088 248 698 211 732
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"crystal quest"
in 85 reviews
"eggs"
in 240 reviews
"boat ride"
in 42 reviews
"turtle island"
in 129 reviews
"egg laying"
in 23 reviews
"one night"
in 34 reviews
"next morning"
in 27 reviews
"once in a lifetime"
in 29 reviews
"beach mats"
in 13 reviews
"amazing experience"
in 32 reviews
"rooms are basic"
in 14 reviews
"spent the afternoon"
in 8 reviews
"beautiful island"
in 17 reviews
"before dinner"
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"air conditioning"
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"snorkel gear"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a tour through Sepilok Tropical Wildlife Adventure during the lowseason which was good, it would not be as enjoyable had the number of tourists been higher. It is wise to book in advance since there is limited amount of accomodation, and also cheapest...More

2  Thank tuvabom
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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

We had an absolute ball at Turtle Island. I recommend that you book through Crystal Quest Tours, which is roughly a 10min walk from the centre of Sandakan. This seemed to be the significantly cheaper option compared to booking through the hotel or tour operators....More

2  Thank HappyHippy101
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

Turtle Island (Selingan) is great for snorkeling during the day and observing the turtle hatchery process at night. Know that you can only observe one turtle laying its eggs--good for conservation reasons, but don't expect to watch multiple turtles come onto shore. It's especially amazing...More

1  Thank ab326
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Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I booked directly through Crystals Quest in their Sandakan office which was easy to do. They are difficult to contact by phone or email but face to face was fine. The accommodation is basic but fine and the food is if good...More

12  Thank JnR_travels
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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

From start to finninsh everything is fixed and works like a clock. The staff is so friendly. The personal guide who follows you from the door on your acomodation throughout the whole stay till you are back home feels realy serious. It is truly a...More

1  Thank Ludvig E
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

I booked directly through Crystal Quest online. Took a while but worth the savings. There were 3 of us, myself, my girl friend and her 7 year old daughter. The turtle part of the trip is at night. You arrive at the island about 10:30...More

Thank James D
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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

This was an unforgettable event, very interesting and informative. You can book it directly in the Crystal Quest office to get the best price. It is no more than 15 mins walk from town and you can hike a bus for 1RM on the way...More

1  Thank Marek J
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

The water here is stunning and you will want to dive right in. There is some stunning coral for snorkelling but not a whole lot but still worth a look. The Green turtles were too late for us on the night but watching the babies...More

1  Thank mellowred156
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely evening in a beautiful island. The only draw back is the one hour boat ride but worth it. Daw a nesting mother, the egg collection process and the hatchlings heading for the water. They are doing their bit for conservation -...More

Thank Moonbears
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We stayed the night on the island so that we could witness turtles coming ashore to lay eggs and young hatchlings heading back into the water. The process is carefully controlled to minimise distress to the mothers but it is possible to take good photographs...More

Thank Mark N
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Tanja G
12 November 2017|
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Response from Mark N | Reviewed this property |
You could try Adventure Borneo.
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Rlunicomb
6 September 2017|
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Response from Huibvw | Reviewed this property |
I think Turttle Island is still ok to visit despite the negative advice. Its maybe safer than London, Paris, Brussels..... At least there are no incidents the past years in this specific region.
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Becky L
15 August 2017|
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You HAVE to book in advance because there is only a limited amount of visitors allowed per night
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