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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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Amazing experience

Great stop to see the nesting turtles. A very beautiful experience. The group sizes can vary greatly, it might have been better in a smaller group. Nice snorkeling in the area too

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Tammy T
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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92 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great stop to see the nesting turtles. A very beautiful experience. The group sizes can vary greatly, it might have been better in a smaller group. Nice snorkeling in the area too

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London, England, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 expectations. I do think that were were lucky whilst visiting and can potentially see why some people may not be happy with the experience. Our guide was very good,... More 

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1 Thank Natalie S
Beijing
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 few years ago made us feel safe yet uncomfortable.. worth a visit ...

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2 Thank davidgary8
Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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 heater was not work.Children's room the heater was work but the shower head need to fix :( But room had A/C. The room space is... More 

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Houston, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

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 29 December 2016 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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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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 29 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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