Turtle Island Park, Sandakan

4.2
#3 of 31 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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  • Morning, 9:30, boarded the ship, 10 half-time arrived on the island. Subsequent appointments, lunch, 12:30. Spawning observation is true, we went from 14:00 17 is free time, explore the beaches and Islands, but midnight 12:00 find the fish in the sea was close to going to the small child is spicy, NAP will be in, but the Fun and crazy, swam. Then at 19:00 on the ground floor cafeteria and shop on the second floor of a location, watch video, 19:30 starts with dinner. Wait for the dinner after the turtle make a nest and lay their eggs in the dining room. Or dug a hole during the migration to spawning areas, number of animals, confirmed the turtle egg laying in the back, but somehow through the turtles, will be said in the Guide, dark, Sandy has moved. And release sea turtles were observed after spawning buried in hatching eggs, hatched from an egg and the program is finished. I think for the number of people put on the island is limited booking well in advance is needed.
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  • I would go definitely, we were lucky to see spawn a green sea turtle and then see release a babys, I think that who like animals, can not go, perhaps a little expensive, but worth the live a moment like this , can be made by the Agency crystal quest is the only one that does it, or by the hotels, but much more expensive. I will always have the doubt, in Sandankan they eat and sell turtle eggs, where to get them? This is a protected area...
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  • We book the 2 days 1 night turtle island park through our accomodation and enjoyed it tremendously! The boat ride and opportunity to walk around the island was awesome! The clarity of water for snorke...  more »

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