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Turtle Island Park

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Address: Sandakan, Malaysia
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6088 248 698 211 732
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US$515.99*
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Incredible experience!!

I came here with my nieces and nephew and we absolutely loved it. I organised the trip directly with Crystal Quest and everything ran very smoothly. We stay in the Four Points... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Alicia M
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Houston, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While I totally respect what they are doing here to protect the green turtles, there were several things I wish I had known before booking this trip. 1. December is a down month. We saw 1 turtle lay eggs 2. You have to stay up until almost midnight to catch a glimpse of the turtles coming to shore 3. The... More 

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Thank Nicole B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with my nieces and nephew and we absolutely loved it. I organised the trip directly with Crystal Quest and everything ran very smoothly. We stay in the Four Points hotel which is a 10 minute taxi ride to the jetty so we could get there early. We left at 09:30 and had a very smooth departure. Everything... More 

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Thank Alicia M
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

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 with a tour company, they are simply re-selling the tickets. The difference is that the agencies will sell at more than double the price, but... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

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 amazed at the amount of fish and sea life so close to the shore. It would be perfect for beginners as the water... More 

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4 Thank ZoeRonnie
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Bumpy ride over, spent morning and afternoon snorkelling which was brilliant, although got very sunburnt! Quite a lot of waiting around for watching the turtles. Was sometimes a little unnerving as children and some tourists in group got very close despite being told not to by guides. Lots of education about the turtles and seeing them lay and releasing the... More 

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2 Thank Betty W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This has to be a highlight of my Malaysian Borneo adventure! The island it's self is paradise! The rooms offer everything you need. A comfy bed air con and an en suite bathroom. The food was good and lots of it! The work that they do on the island is amazing and I'm so great full that I was able... More 

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2 Thank TheExplorerxoxo
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Simply an amazing experience to be out on the island while the turtles come ashore to nest. They nest every day of the year so you can go any time. Be prepared for a long night, as the first turtle may not come ashore until the early hours of the morning. We were fortunate in that the first nesting happened... More 

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Hobart
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Seeing the turtles lay their eggs and then letting the baby turtles go was a once in a life time experience!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We arrived to the island by speed boat. An hour long journey and rather smooth compared to the boat rides I had in Semporna and the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park in KK. Lunch, dinner, and breakfast were pretty good and filling (don't go expecting a 5* restaurant though). Vegetarians are catered for. A small bottle of water is provided at... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing, if you get the chance to go, then go! The accommodation is very basic but clean and the food is very basic. What it lacks in those areas it completely makes up for in location and experience. We were lucky enough to see a wild turtle nest hatch during the day as well as seeing the... More 

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