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Trip Starting From: Kota Kinabalu
Trip Location: Kota Kinabalu
About the Activity:
The Mengalum Island Tour is a 9-10 hours long guided tour from Kota Kinabalu City to the island of Mengalum
This tour will take you to the West Coast Division of Sabah and offer some breathtaking views of sand, sea and skies
On this trip, you will get to snorkel on the ocean floor of Mengalum Island, walk on the white sand beaches around the shoreline and lounge in the sun-filled environs
This is a group tour and can include 1-25 people in every group
The tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off facility for hotels in Kota Kinabalu and its surroundings
The tour also includes boat rides to the island from Sutera Marine Jetty
The guide/driver provided in the tour is knowledgeable and understands and speaks English for efficient communication
This Mengalum Island Day Tour also includes lunch and the sample menu includes chicken, soup, seasonal vegetables, fruits, prawns, fish, eggs and rice
Once at the island, the tour also includes a safety discussion session and proper snorkelling gear
About Mengalum Island Tour:
The Mengalum Island Tour takes you to the island of Mengalum located on the West Coast Division of Sabah. This island is popular with the tourists and locals alike for its stunning beauty. You can take a boat to the island and easily spend a day, taking part in water-based activities or just lazing around.
The island provides excellent opportunities for snorkeling. You can swim to the ocean floor and spot a myriad of sea creatures including colorful florals, schools of fish and sea turtles parading on all sides.
Snorkeling at the island is an ideal way of spending time with your family and friends as it has things to enjoy for everyone. You can sunbathe on the beach or go for long, sandy walks.
The crystal-clear waters and white sand offer perfect opportunities for photography as well. Or, you can simply put down a picnic and eat away with your loved ones as you look at the amazing views. Sunsets and sunrise at the island are also mesmerizing.
7:00am hotel pick up from Kota Kinabalu City
8:00am depart from Sutera Marine Jetty to Mengalum Island
9:15am safety briefing and prepare snorkeling equipment
9:30am depart for snorkeling session
12:00pm enjoy sumptious lunch on the island
2:30pm get ready for depart back to Kota Kinabalu
3:30pm arrival at Sutera Marina Jetty and hotel drop off in Kota Kinabalu
Hotel Pick Up Details:
Please arrive at the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pick up time
The operator will reconfirm your pick up time before the tour
As this is a shared transfer, please be patient in cases of unforeseen delays along the pick up route
Transfer to or from outskirt hotels/homestays will incur the following fees to be paid directly to the driver:
1-3 people: MYR15 per person/way
4 or more: MYR10 per person/way
Transfers to or from hotels located in Kinarut will incur the following fees, to be paid directly to the driver:
1-6 people: MYR30 per person/way
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How to use the booking voucher?
You can redeem the booking voucher for Mengalum Island at the time of pickup by showing it your driver/guide when boarding the vehicle.
What is the best time to go for Mengalum Island?
February to April and August to September are usually considered the best months to visit Mengalum Island. The weather is pleasant around these months and there are lesser chances of rainfall.
Is snorkelling in Mengalum Island safe?
Before you can snorkel during your Mengalum Island Tour, you are given a proper safety briefing and you are supplied with adequate snorkelling gear.
Is it worth visiting Mengalum island for snorkelling?
Mengalum island is a popular snorkelling destination in Malaysia. It has earned its status due to its turquoise waters, white, powdery sand and colorful corals. It is definitely worth a visit.
Which place is the meeting point for the tour?
The meeting point for the tour is the hotel lobby of your hotel if it is covered in the list of hotels. If your hotel is not covered, you can contact the operator for additional information.
Can I bring my camera or video camera for Mengalum Island snorkelling?
Yes, you can bring your camera or video camera to Mengalum Island snorkelling but it is the responsibility of the person to take care of their equipment. Make sure that your camera stays out of the water at all times.
What are the different packages available for the snorkelling in Sabah Malaysia?
The Snorkelling package for Sabah Malaysia includes food, snorkelling and a boat ride. The prices vary from adults and children. You can avail Adult Tickets and Child Tickets.
Will I have a guide in my snorkelling package?
Yes, you will get a knowledgeable English-speaking guide for your snorkelling trip who can also understand Chinese, Cantonese and Malay.
If I get injured what would be the solutions and who will bear the medical treatment cost?
Transportation insurance is provided by the operator and if you get injured during transportation, the insurance company will bear the cost of the medical treatment.
Can I do it solo or I have to join a group?
The number of people in this tour can vary from 1-25. Therefore, it totally depends on the strength of the group. More likely, you will have to join the group.
What do I need to wear for Mengalum Island snorkelling?
For the Mengalum Island tour, you must wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Also, you must carry a swimsuit or a change of clothes with you. Head protection like hats/scarves/caps must also be carried. Do not forget to carry sunblock or sunscreen.
Which meals are included in the package?
The Mengalum Island tour is inclusive of lunch. The sample lunch menu includes:
Which are the places included in the tour?
The tour includes a visit to the Mengalum Island and its ocean floor. You can walk around the coastline and discover different parts of the island.
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