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Turtle Island Park

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Sandakan, Malaysia
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Reviewed today via mobile

Had the best time, basic but clean accommodation, very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Beautiful scenery. Seeing the turtle laying eggs was a once in a lifetime experience, we watched a nest hatch, and then saw baby turtles released into the sea. Well worth the boat...More

Thank Emma W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Booked a trip to the Selingan Island, Sepilok and Sandakan Memorial Park via Nasalis Larvatus Tours Sdn. Bhd. Many thanks to Ms. Jacky for all of your arrangement and hospitality from beginning. Mr. Aljun & Mr. Sapri, a very helpful and friendly drivers during pick...More

Thank Susilawati I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were skeptical about whether we would enjoy the experience on Selingan Island after reading the reviews about other tourists behaviour towards the turtles but we thought we would give it a go. We booked directly through Crystal Quest which was easy and cheaper than...More

1  Thank srdbso
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a tricky one to get booked up, but completely and utterly worth the hassle! The tour itself is run by Crystal Quest but having tried to get through to them via a number of different email addresses I found online, I gave up...More

Thank Leanne M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With only 50 permits per day, book ahead. The trip leaves 0930, giving most of the day to relax on the beach and snorkel in a large shallow (<2m) marked area. There is a helpful ‘museum’ and 30 min video re turtles and conservation. After...More

1  Thank Hugh_Risebrow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful overnight trip booked via our hotel. The staff and guides were really informative, and the three meals we had there,a buffet style, with plenty of food. The turtles as predicted came up for laying about eight. We were only allowed to see...More

Thank gipsee5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Watching momma give birth to 75 eggs.. then helping guide a hundred newborn turtles into the ocean to start their new life, was nothing less than awe inspiring. Great facility, great food, awesome guide. Quality operation, park rangers are doing a fine job and thankful...More

Thank Canucktravelinlatin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We left Sandakan Harbour on a fast boat at 9.00am and travelled to turtle island. This was an interesting trip and we saw lots of houses built on the water. It was a fast boat but a smooth ride, no toilet on board. You need...More

1  Thank Paul M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I heard somebody say it was difficult to arrange without using a tour guide - couldn't comment as we went through 'Amazing Borneo Tours' - great outfit too. That said, my tour guid explained that anyone on the island is automatically included in the coordinated...More

Thank MikeyEss
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Aside from the fact it’s a little pricey, turtle island has to be one of our favourite things we’ve done in the last 3 months travelling. The beaches are insane and the water is crystal clear, it’s definitely the best snorkelling I’ve ever had. With...More

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11 August 2018|
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Response from Andrew C | Reviewed this property |
No you leave early in the morning. We left at 7am
12 June 2018|
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Response from Philip A | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we went the whole family and felt very safe. Just go!
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6 April 2018|
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Response from Mark N | Reviewed this property |
We were there in October 2017 and did not see any signs of trouble. We took the boat from Sandakan and stayed the night. No sign of police or military on the Island, but we (family of 4) never felt the least threatened... More