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Turtle Island Park, Sandakan

(4.1/5 based on 500+ 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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TripAdvisor
  • Reading through the reviews and the feedback on this place especially in lonely planet we were very dubious about booking this. we were actually presently surprised and the park exceeded our expectati...  more »
  • A beautiful island a lovely lodge excellent tour guide and seeing turtles hatch or scurry on the shore is a delight to see ... However a police escort at all times due to the past kidnaps by pirates a...  more »
  • We saw the mother turtle and the turtles hatchery.Those are amazing and I love it. The turtle island had no wifi even no phone signal.Really quiet island.Can do swim and snorkeling. Our room the water...  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.