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Turtle Island Park, Sandakan

Categories: National Parks, Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.1/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web
Admire the nature of some of the earth's slowest inhabitants at Turtle Island Park. Providing a safe habitat for the endangered green and hawksbill turtles, the park offers the opportunity to see turtle landings at night. You'll need to join an organized tour to access the attraction, which includes an overnight stay in the onsite accommodations. After dark is the time to catch sight of the turtles coming in and laying their eggs, which rangers then take into the hatchery for protection. It's not all about the turtles, though: their natural enemy, giant monitor lizards, also live in the park, along with eagles and sharks. Note that the hour boat ride to the park can induce a bit of seasickness, so plan ahead. Work out when and for how long to visit Turtle Island Park and other Sandakan attractions using our handy Sandakan vacation generator.
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  • Great hour long boat trip to island. Went to our room and then lunch and on the beach until later in the afternoon. Not much to do until the Turtles arrive. Need a cafe or something to pass the time d...  read more »
  • We were on a 3 week self guided tour of Borneo and this was one of places on our list. Getting tickets wasn't easy but we did manage to pre-book online with Sepilok Wildlife Adventure. The pros - seei...  read more »
  • Please consider carefully before visiting. Seeing the turtle and witnessing the laying of the eggs and release of the babies was absolutely magical! However.... There are some things to consider: 1. A...  read more »
  • Location from cristal quest is more East at the harbour. Just walk the main road and after 10 min it is in the right hand side. Amazing stay at the island.
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