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 had a great experience. Pia who took care of us was really friendly and helpful. The whole experience is a bit expensive but was worth it. Seeing the turtle laying the eggs and releasing the... more »
We just come back from the island and I have to say never had a place made me happy one hour and so sad straight afterwards. The experience was amazing but some stuff they said en did were quite... more »
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