2 Days 1 night
The Selingan Turtle Island is an amazing experience.
Selingan is one of the three islands of the Turtle Island Park, which lies 40 km north of Sandakan. Selingan is the second largest among the clusters of islands and is the main nesting area for green and hawksbill turtles. These areas are protected for conservation and preservation of turtles and other marine animal.
As turtles usually come ashore after dusk, we highly recommend at least, an overnight stay. Selingan Island contains the park’s headquarters, a visitor’s information centre, accommodation with basic facilities and a turtle hatchery. For protection of the environment and wildlife purposes, only a maximum of 60 visitors can stay overnight at any one time at Selingan Island. Be sure to make your reservation early!
0800- 0830: Pick Up from Resort
0930hrs: A speedboat will whisk you off to Selingan Turtle Island. Take in the bright brilliant blues on your 1 hour journey to the oldest turtle hatcheries in the world, also one of South East Asia's most important nesting beach and breeding ground for the Green Turtle and Hawksbill Turtle… just 40km north of Sandakan, poised on the Sulu Sea.
Check in to your basic but clean accommodation. The rest of the day you are free to stretch out by the beach or jump right into the sea for a snorkel round the nearby reefs. Dinner will be served on the Island.
A Park Ranger will give a few knocks on your chalet door to alert you when a Sea Turtle is seen to be coming ashore to lay eggs. You can also take part in the release of baby turtle hatchlings, where baby hatchling are brought by the buckets by Park Rangers to be release by the sea shore. Witness hundreds of baby sea turtles make a dash towards salty waters where they will spend the rest of their lives in.
Overnight at the Island Chalet.
*Due to the limited quota given it is advisable to book in advance.
Please note that deposit will have to be made to make the reservation.