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Trip Starting From: Kota Kinabalu

Trip Location: Kota Kinabalu

About the Activity:

Sepanggar Island Sabah Tour is a 7 hours 30 minutes long guided tour from Kota Kinabalu City to the island of Mengalum

With this tour, you can explore the farthest corners of Sabah and treat yourself to the natural landscapes and wealth of nature-based activities of
Sepanggar Sabah

The tour covers the aquamarine waters and the vibrant tropical rainforests of the area

You can enter the waters and observe the coral reefs up-close while snorkelling or follow trails in the jungle all the while taking in the flora and fauna

At the island, you can also enjoy parasailing, sea walking, kayaking, etc. by paying separately at the location

You can choose between an English-speaking or a Chinese-speaking guide/driver for the ease of communication

You will also be provided with an English-speaking instructor and proper snorkelling gear before you get into the water

The tour includes free pickup and drop off facility from Kota Kinabalu city centre and paid facilities from Kota Kinabalu outskirts in air-conditioned vehicles

Boat transfers to and from the island are also included in the tour and t
he tour also includes local-styled lunch, packed with local delicacies

About Sepanggar Island:

Sepanggar Island is a small Malaysian Island which is located off Sepanggar in Sabah. A small local community thrives on the eastern shore of the island while the rest of it is largely uninhabited, giving it an air of unspoilt beauty. The sprawling landscapes are dominated by crystal clear waters and powdery, white sand.

You can get some amazing views of the Gaya Bay on its eastern shoreline. Since the island is also home to several peaks, covered in tropical rainforests, it also offers several opportunities for trekking and walking.

The island is mostly home to fishermen and not swarmed by tourists, making it a quiet getaway from the busy city life. But it’s quietude should not be confused with boredom as it offers several water-based activities like snorkelling, parasailing, sea walking, kayaking, etc. It also has a small snippet of history to its account as this is the site where several World War II bombs have been found.


8:00am hotel pick up to Jesselton jetty
8:30am arrive at the Jesselton Point jetty
9:30am boat ride to Sepanggar Island about 10-15mins
10:00am arrive at island, enjoy snorkeling activity
12:30pm enjoy local style lunch
1:30pm second section of snorkeling
3:30pm hotel drop off

Please note:
 All timings are estimated and for reference only. Actual timings will be provided prior to your departure. Each dive will take about 30-45 minutes depending on the weather, participant's fitness, and inhaling oxygen conditions of the day

Hotel Pick Up Information:

Pick up time: 8:00am
The operator will contact you to confirm your pick up details before the day of the tour
Please arrive at your hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pick up time. For no shows and late arrivals, rescheduling and refund requests will not be entertained
As this is a shared transfer, please be patient in cases of unforeseen delays along the pick up route
Additional charges of MYR30 per person will be charged for those living on the outskirts of Kota Kinabalu City and 1 Borneo Area
Please check the full list of coverage areas and hotels below to see whether your hotel or area is applicable for this transfer: Kota Kinabalu City Center (hotel transfer service area with no surcharge) Kota Kinabalu Outskirts(hotel transfer service area with surcharge)


  • Lunch Included


  • Snorkelling
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  • Sightseeing

Other Inclusions

  • Round trip hotel transfers
  • 7
  • Snorkeling gear
  • 7
  • English speaking trainer
  • 7
  • Island fees and jetty fees


  • Shared Vehicle

Things To Carry

  • Waterproof camera
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  • Sunglasses
  • 7
  • Sunblock
  • 7
  • Personal toiletries/towel
  • 7
  • A hat/cap
  • 7
  • Swimming attire, rash guard, and leggings
  • 7
  • Drinking water
  • 7
  • Extra cash (MYR 30 outskirt surcharge payable directly to driver)


  • This is a group tour and you might have to share the bus and boat transfers and snorkelling experience with other guests
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  • Infants between the ages of 0-2 can participate for free
  • 7
  • Children between the ages of 3-11 are eligible for Child Ticket; there are no child seats available
  • 7
  • Children over the age of 11 must get an Adult Ticket
  • 7
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times
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  • Please do carry waterproof camera, sunglasses, sunblock, personal toiletries/towels, hat/cap, swimming attire, rash guard, leggings, sandals/slippers, drinking water and extra cash for the trip
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  • It is advisable to wear comfortable clothes and shoes as the trip includes moderate amounts of walking
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  • Pregnant women, guests with heart disease, epilepsy, persons with disabilities and other serious illnesses are advised not to participate in the tour
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  • Each dive takes around 30-45 minutes and is dependant on the weather, fitness of the participant, inhaling oxygen conditions
  • 7
  • Please schedule your itinerary so that there are at least 24 hours after the diving activity before embarking on a flight or any high altitude activity
  • 7
  • Please refrain from touching or teasing the turtles, coral reef, or any other marine life
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  • Jellyfish season may vary but starts around mid and goes till end of the year, Please inform the guides in case of a bite
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  • Jelly bugs are abundant but usually harmless
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  • The rates of the tour include pick up and drop off to hotels in Kota Kinabalu City Center
  • 7
  • Additional charges (MYR 30) will incur if you opt for a pickup or drop off from Kota Kinabalu Outskirts
  • 7
  • Pickup time might vary depending on the pickup location
  • 7
  • Please reach your hotel lobby 10 minutes prior to the time of departure to avoid delays
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  • The ticket is non-transferrable
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  • The ticket is valid only for the date and time of booking
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  • Please note: In case of changes in schedule or cancellation due to traffic, weather, or other unforeseeable circumstances the operator has the right to alter routes, timetables, and itineraries reserved should condition beyond their control render it necessary. In case of cancellation, the participants will also be offered an alternative schedule or full refund.

Tour Type

  • This is a group tour

Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellations are made 15 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
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  • If cancellations are made 7-15 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-7 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

Refund Policy

  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

Confirmation Policy

  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. How to use the booking voucher?

      You can redeem your booking voucher for Sepanggar Island Trip at the time of boarding the bus and show an e-ticket or a physical voucher in return for a seat on the vehicle.

    2. What is the best time to go for Sepanggar island?

      The best time to visit the island is from April to September. You can enjoy the island with a lesser probability of rough seas.

    3. Which place is the meeting point for the trip?

      The meeting point for the Sepanggar Island trip is your hotel lobby, for hotels in Kota Kinabalu city centre and surrounding areas.

    4. What are the various kinds of species available in the Sepanggar Island?

      When at the Sepanggar Island, you can expect to see monkeys, cats and wide variety of flowers and trees on the island. The water also has its share of differently coloured fish and corals.

    5. What are the different packages available for the Sepanggar Island day tour?

      You can enjoy a Sepanggar Island Day Tour with the inclusion of:

      Round trip hotel transfers
      Snorkelling Gear
      English-speaking Trainer
      Local Lunch
      Jetty and boat fees

      This package costs Rs. 3637 for an adult ticket and Rs. 3234 for a child ticket. A child should always be accompanied by an adult.

    6. Can I do it solo or I have to join a group?

      Sepanggar Sabah is a group tour. Even if you buy a single ticket for the tour, you will have to share the bus and boat transfers with other members of the group. The snorkelling dives are also done in groups.

    7. Where is Sepanggar Island located?

      Sepanggar Island is located off Sepanggar in Sabah. It is situated on a 15-minute boat ride from the city of Kota Kinabalu.

    8. Is food available in the package?

      Yes, you can enjoy a full local-style lunch at the island with this package. If you have any special dietary requirements or are a vegetarian, then you can specify that at the time of checkout.

    9. What is the child age ticket limit and cost?

      The age limit for a child ticket is 2-11 years and it costs Rs. 2,736. Infants between the ages of 0-2 can come for free. Children older than 11 years of age must pay for an Adult Ticket.

    10. What are the activities we are going to experience in this Sepanggar Island day tour?

      There are a lot of activities that can be undertaken while in Sepanggar Kota Kinabalu Sabah:

      Snorkelling in the crystal clear waters
      Walking in the tropical jungles
      Water-based activities like parasailing, sea walking, kayaking, etc.
      Sunbathing on the beach
      Swimming in the water
      Capturing the stunning scenery of the island

    11. How far is Sepanggar Island from Sabah?

      Sepanggar Island is located at a 15 minute boat ride away from Jesselton Jetty in Sabah.

    12. What is Sepanggar Island famous for

      Sepanggar Island is known as a popular snorkelling destination. It also has two major peaks which offer many walking trails and sightseeing opportunities.

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