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Trip Starting From: Kota Kinabalu
Trip Location: Kota Kinabalu
Get ready to spend a day which will be filled with thrill and fun while you enjoy a trip to this amazing island and relish the boat snorkeling experience. You will be stepping into a different world as you embark on the beautiful islands of Manukan, Mamutik, Sapi, and Gaya islands. you will get to snorkel in crystal waters and witness the beauty of marine life. You will be refreshed when the tropical breeze will touch your face while you aboard a double-deck catamaran on the way to dreamy Gaya Island. You will be delighted as you will be savoring local style lunch by the beach alongside spectacular oceanic views.
8:15am-8: 30 am: Pick up from the hotel
8:40 am: Depart for Sutera Harbour Marina Jetty
9:00 am Arrival at the jetty for the boat ride to first snorkeling point
9:20am-9: 50 am: Arrive at the first snorkeling point and snorkeling activity
10:00 am: Proceed to the next snorkeling point
12:00 pm: Transfer to Gaya Island for lunch (guests can visit other islands at their own expense)
12:30 pm: Relax on the beach or enjoy more water activities on-site free and easy, optional activities available onsite
1:30 pm: Depart back to the jetty
3:00pm-3: 30 pm: Drop off to the hotel
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What is the capacity of boat?
The capacity of the boat is between 16 and 31 passengers. Tourists can hop in and enjoy the thrilling water ride. Based on the number of divers, the boat will be arranged. For instance, if there are less than 15 participants, the instructor will take a speed boat and take you to the diving spots directly. If the number goes more than 15, they will use a wooden boat that can accommodate nearly 31 people at a time. Due to safety reasons, all passengers are required to wear life jackets before getting into the boat, whether they know swimming or not.
Is Pick up and Drop off included in this price?
Yes, indeed. The pickup and drop off prices are included in the overall package. Upon booking the activity, the tourists need to pay for the tickets, and it includes only the insurance, guide, transfer service, snorkelling equipment, park entry fee, and sightseeing across the island. Usually, tourists book the activity and opt for the transfer service as it takes them from their hotel to the starting point and vice versa without much hassle. However, if tourists think they can reach the location on their own, they don’t need to pay for the vehicle to pick up and drop. Please note that there are different pickup timings for different locations and it’s only within Kota Kinabalu city.
Why is Day Trip to Tunku Abdul Rahman Island with Boat snorkelling experience so famous?
This Day Trip to Tunku Abdul Rahman Island with Boat Snorkeling Experience is widely famous for its exotic places and views. When you come to this island for the first-time, you would immediately fall in love with its pristine beauty and urges you to stay there as much as you can. With a calm environment, surrounded by mountains, crystal clear waters, and the variety of plants and animals, it’s easy to get stunned for a moment. Tourists from the bustling city landscape, flock together to this place and have a perfect holiday respite. Moreover, they seize those breathtaking views and share it in their social media
Will we get any meals?
Yes, of course. After indulging in the adventurous snorkelling thing, you will be taken back to the base camp for lunch. Here, a delicious meal is waiting for you. The food is cooked by the professional chefs who know exactly which ingredients are required to give enough stamina to the riders. The food menu includes rice, noodles, and soup (both vegetarian and non-vegetarian). Tourists can get the best lunch after a tiresome activity. It is sure to fill their appetite and give an exquisite supper. After lunch, don’t forget to relax for a while and enjoy swimming at the house reef.
Can we do snorkelling?
Yes. As a part of this tour, you can do snorkelling at the serene waters and explore the deep sea creatures seamlessly. Whether you’re having previous snorkelling experience, swimming skills or not, you can still indulge in this activity after wearing the necessary safety gears. In each diving spot, you can spend 20 – 30 minutes, and then move on to the next location. Unless there is an extreme weather condition or unusual water behaviour, the activity will be temporarily stopped. Once nature comes to its normal state, the activity will be resumed at the earliest.
What is the duration of this activity?
The total duration of this tour is 7 hours, including pickup and drop off services provided on request. As per the itinerary, the tourists will be picked up between 8.15 am – 8.30 am, and they will depart to Sutera Harbour Marina jetty. At 9.00 am, they will reach jetty and relax for sometime before taking the boat to the island. They can start the most awaited snorkelling activity at Tunku Abdul Rahman Island and return to base camp for lunch. Around 1.30 pm, they can spend some leisure time and swim at the house reef. At 5.00 pm, they will arrive at the base camp and transfer back to the hotel.
What things should I carry?
You need to carry a swimming suit to keep your body dry and warm. You need to bring an extra pair of clothes, to change your wet clothes once you get out of the water, and a waterproof bag. If you want to capture some awe-inspiring moments, you can carry a waterproof camera. It saves pictures of vibrant species that can swim in lightening speed. Moreover, it is worth keeping as a lifelong memory. Above all, you need to carry your valid ID proof, which is applicable for verification purpose
Is the whole activity safe?
Yes. The whole activity is completely safe and secured. As an organization, we give priority to the customer’s safety and make sure they’re having a smooth experience right from the beginning. All the riders need to wear life jackets; oxygen tanks, eye goggles, and a swimming suit to stay dry as much as possible. The snorkelling activity will be conducted only after giving clear instructions to the participants. If they find any difficulty with the activity, they can immediately seek help from the instructors.
Is the boat transfer fee included?
Yes. The boat transfer fee is included in the overall package. So, tourists don’t need to pay any additional cost to the boat captains. Considering the number of passengers and the type of boat, a certain amount will be already included in the tour package.
Will there be an English Speaking guide?
Yes. You will be accompanied by English and Chinese speaking guides. Since there are many travellers from English speaking and other Asian countries, the tour operators and management have decided to dedicate instructors who could speak fluent English and communicate with tourists at ease. They will brief you about the activity, the place, and the overall exotic species under the water. The snorkelers need to follow their instructions and ask doubts if any.
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