Swimming with turtles | Borneo

Selingan Turtle Island

3 days  |  from  R8,900

Hop onboard a speedboat to Selingan Turtle Island and learn about the efforts of this national park to protect newly laid eggs and vulnerable sea turtles hatchlings, and in the evening witness for yourself the laying off eggs and release of baby turtles into the sea.

Day 1 – Arrive at Sepilok Nature Resort
Upon arrival at Sandakan Airport you will be met and transferred to the Sepilok Nature Resort. After checking in to your accommodation, spend the rest of the day and evening at leisure. Overnight Sepilok Nature Resort - Four Points by Sheridan.

Day 2 – Turtle Island
After breakfast you will be transferred to the jetty in Sandakan for a speedboat journey to Selingan Turtle Island. This designated national park works to protect newly laid eggs and vulnerable sea turtle hatchlings from potential predators. Upon arrival check-in to your hotel and then spend the rest of the day relaxing on the beach or exploring the island surrounds. You will have dinner at the cafeteria while you are waiting for the park ranger to signal that it is turtle watching time. Then you’ll be escorted in small groups by a park ranger to the beach where you can watch the process of a Green turtle laying its eggs. After that the park ranger will transfer the eggs to the hatchery and if the time is right, you will see the release of the baby turtles to the open sea. Please note that you are only allowed to see one turtle per night and those sightings can never be guaranteed. Overnight – Turtle Island Park Chalet. (B, L, D)

Day 3 – Return to Sandakan
After breakfast, this morning a boat will take you back to Sandakan for your transfer to the airport. (B)

Prices Dates  Price/Person   Single Supp. 
Selingan Turtle Island - 3 days All Dates R8900 -

Additional Information

Starts/Ends: Sandakan
Departs any day, subject to availability
Organised on a shared basis, with other travellers

What's Included

1 night, 4 star hotel at Sepilok Nature Resort
1 night, chalet on Turtle Island (private room, en suite)
All transfers and transportation
Touring as per itinerary
English-speaking guide
Entrance Fees
2 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 1 dinner
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