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Tun Sakaran Marine Park
Tun Sakaran Marine Park comprises of eight islands, which include Bohey Dulang, Bodgaya, Sebangkat, Selakan, Mantabuan, Sibuan, Maiga, Church Reef, and Kapikan Reef.
On this tour, you will be visiting, Bohey Dulang, Mantabuan, as well as Sibuan island.
Below is the description of each island you will be visiting:
Bohey Dulang Island
Bohey Dulang island is the second-largest island in the Tun Sakaran Marine Park, the journey from Semporna to this island takes around 35 minutes by speed boat.
You can enjoy a hiking activity on this island, and it takes about 45 minutes to an hour for you to reach its 353 meters peak top.
Along with your hiking journey, you will be accompanied by the island’s unique flora and fauna such as colorful birds, monkeys(Long-tailed macaque), and rare plants that grow on volcanic rocks.
Mantabuan Island is known as the smallest island in the Tun Sakaran Marine Park, it takes 35 minutes journey from Semporna to Mantabuan island by boat.
The island is inhabited by a small and friendly community of Sea Gypsies(Bajau Laut), and is also known as a hot spot for snorkeling and diving activities.
You may will encountered the sighting groups of manta rays, eagle rays, and devil rays, especially when the currents pick up. Other marine life also spotted in the area include sea turtles,blue-spotted stingrays, crocodile fish, pufferfish, and the rare black coral.
Sibuan Island is the loveliest island in the Celebes sea. It takes around 30 minutes from Semporna to Sibuan island by boat.
Sibuan island is known locally as a Battleship island, however, its unspoiled condition and its well-preserved coral make the island more attractive.
With its silvery sand and clear water, it is ideal for scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, and even sunbathing. It is common for you to find stingrays, cuttlefish, turtles, and colorful mandarin fish on this island.
With the combination of shallow plateaus and steep slopes, the island becomes a regular stop for any diving courses.
Mataking Island is made up of the “Kecil”(Small island) and the “Besar”(Big island), these islands are connected through a sandbar making visitors have a unique experience of feeling like walking on water.
With its sparkling white sand, mesmerizing blue water and top-class resort making Mataking is the best place for a getaway. Divers can gear up and explore the Eel Garden, Coral Garden, Nudibranch Garden, Turtle Playground, Lobster Lair, and Hump Head Point.
Timba Timba Island
With its long white sandy beach and photogenic landscape, the island attracts visitors looking forward to a picture-perfect vacation.
Every corner of the island is an opportunity to pose and snap a memorable picture. You can rest at the gazebo, lounge on the hammock, or find your sunbathing spot anywhere on the island. The alluring blue hues surrounding the island make it irresistible to swim on it.
Pom Pom Island
Pom Pom Island is a small coral reef island in the Celebs Sea. The island is rich with many rare and uncommon species. The region is a part of the coral triangle which has 500-plus coral species.
Its the best place for you to visit and spend some time relaxing or sunbathing. If you wish to see an amazing view to see how the little baby sea turtles get out from their nest, you can come around the month of May and August, since this is the time when sea turtles nest on the island.
Upon arrival at Tawau Airport, our representative will transfer you to Semporna Town for check in to your selected hotel
Meet at Semporna Hotel
Register at the Semporna office and grab snorkeling equipment and get ready to depart to Bohey Dulang
Arrive at Bohey Dulang Island. You may take a hiking activity, the hike may take around 1 hour.
Packed lunch will be served at Bohey Dulang jetty.
Depart to Mantabuan Island for 1st Snorkeling session
Depart to Sibuan Island for 2nd Snorkeling session
Arrive back to Semporna town
Meet at Semporna Hotel
Register at the Semporna office and be ready to depart to Timba Timba Island(The journey takes an hour by boat)
1st Snorkeling session
Depart to Mataking
Lunch will be served at Mataking
Enjoy the 2nd Snorkeling session
Depart to Pom Pom Island, leisure time
Arrive back at Semporna
Breakfast at the hotel
Transfer to Tawau Airport for departure flight
Min. Participant(s): 2 Persons To Go (child does not counted)
Tour location / Depart from: Tawau (Semporna) . To reach Tawau city, you have to take a domestic flight or bus express from Kota Kinabalu or Sandakan. There are direct flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport too.
Recommend to book: 1 month(s) in advance
To book at least: 30 day(s) in advance
Cancellation & Refund Policy: Over 14 days (from date of departure) charge 30% of Tour fare; 7 to 14 days (from date of departure) charge 50% of tour fare; Less than 7 days (from date of departure) charge full tour fare. No refund for those tours which involve accommodation.
Tour Type: Private trip. You group will NOT share the trip with other guests.
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).