Turtle Island Park, Sandakan

4.2
#3 of 32 in Nature in Sabah
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 tour itinerary planning app .
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  • We booked direct through crystal quest, it was easy, Fatima was fantastic and responded quickly everytime she was very helpful from begining to end. After a few emails back and forth it was booked and...  more »
  • Excellent company with focus on the conservation & well being of the turtles & not on making money. Good service, fast boat trip across (make sure all your stuff is in drybags as boat open & everythin...  more »
  • The place itself is very pretty and there is a largish area of beach from which you can swim and snorkel. There is a bit of coral but not much to excite those who have seen proper coral reefs. We were...  more »
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