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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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  • 海龟岛名副其实,上面有很多的海龟在上面爬来爬去的,沙滩也很美,非常漂亮的海岛,小朋友很喜欢与海龟玩,但是大家要保护环境! 
  • I'm going to say this is an amazing experience just like the others have said. A must-see if you are in Sandakan. Note that Crystal Quest is the only officially appointed booking agency. When booking ...  more »
  • My husband and I spent one night on turtle island. We arrived by speed boat early afternoon and had the day at leisure to snorkel, swim and sunbathe. My husband had never snorkelled before and he was ...  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.