Turtle Island Park, Sandakan

#3 of 42 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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  • Definitely the highlight of our Borneo trip. We booked with Cristal Quest, and it worked perfect. No need really for a guide with you. Rooms are really basic, but ok. We have followed the advice of th...  more »
  • First, when there in the right months you will definitely see turtles and baby turtles! Only possible overnight cause thats when the turtles come for laying eggs + the releasing the babies. In summer ...  more »
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