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Turtle Island Park, Sandakan

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National Park
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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TripAdvisor
  • We managed to book here for 2 nights through Crystal Quest (though it was very difficult to do this). Most other groups were with a guide from a local guesthouse (which is way more expensive and unnec...  more »
  • The rooms are basic but it's all about the experience which is fantastic. We were lucky enough to watch a turtle laying eggs then watched newly hatched baby turtles being released in to the sea. An ad...  more »
  • This is a fantastic get-away and truly a unique experience of understanding more about the protection of endangered species. After an hour long boat ride (quite bumpy and wet, bring meds if you're pro...  more »
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  • 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.