Tour Highlights

  1. Visit the Twin Islands of Manukan & Sapi
  2. Snorkeling Equipment Included
  3. Hotel Pickup / Drop Off

Tunku Abdul Rahman Islands

Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park comprises of a group of 5 islands located between 3 to 8 KM off Kota Kinabalu’s coastline. Kick off those shoes, get some sand between your toes, salt in your hair and enjoy the palmy..or shall we say, balmy bit of paradise. With a slew of things to see and do ; Say hello to the vibrant marine-life, or go parasailing, banana-boating, fly-fishing, and windsurfing. One can even go for a short forest walk for a more up close and personal experience with the natural wonders it boasts, it sure to add some sun into your holiday fun.

Manukan Island

Manukan Island is the second largest island in the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park. Just 10 minutes off the coast of Kota Kinabalu and is easily accessible by boat.Manukan is a popular weekend spot for locals seeking some fun under the sun. Manukan has some good stretches of beaches on the southern coastline. The best beach is on the eastern tip of the island. Offshore of Manukan are coral reefs, which is ideal for snorkeling, diving and swimming. Out of the five islands of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Manukan boasts the most developed tourist facilities that includes 20 chalet units, a clubhouse, a few restaurants and a diving centre. Recreation facilities include a swimming pool, football field, volleyball and Sepak Takraw courts.

Activities Included

  • Nature Trekking to Sunset Point
  • Beach Picnics
  • Beach Volley Ball
  • Bird Watching
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba Diving
  • Discover Scuba Diving (Introductory course)
  • Ocean Kayaking
  • Fun Fishing
  • Fish Feeding
  • Jetskiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Banana Boat Ride
  • Parasailing
Sapi Island

Perched on a calm ocean bed is the second smallest island in the marine park, Sapi Island. A 10 minute speed boat ride from Jesselton Point takes you passing interesting stilt villages and the lush hilly forest of the neighboring island Pulau Gaya. Its surroundings are mostly natural with facilities such as picnic tables, chairs, souvenir shops, BBQ pits and of course, restrooms.
Nature lovers can hit the jungle trails leading to small pockets of isolated beaches. Due to its proximity to Pulau Gaya, the island is swarming with monitor lizards or also deemed “dragons of Sapi”. Macaques are also common so keep those belonging in sight!
Snorkels are full of life here. Coral reefs are of abundance in the water, even more than Manukan or Mamutik. Colorful marine fish seek food and shelter amidst these reefs, also a plenty are the little anchovies gathering around the jetty pillars.

Activities Included

  • Sapi Jungle Trekking (30 mins return)
  • Beach Picnics
  • Beach Volley Ball
  • Bird Watching
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba Diving
  • Discover Scuba Diving (Introductory course)
  • Ocean Kayaking
  • Fun Fishing
  • Fish Feeding
  • Jetskiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Banana Boat Ride
  • Parasailing
  • Sea Walking

Guide on Sea Sport Activities List

Sample Itinerary

  1. Sun’s out, shade’s on… Your Pick-up awaits bright and early at the Hotel Lobby for a day out in the wild Island blues of Borneo. Upon arrival at the Jetty, another short 20 minute boat ride ushers you to your first Island stop. Soak up the Vitamin Sea, take a dip and indulge in all the tranquility the island offers.
  2. Hop back on a speedboat for your next island stop, Sapi Island, where the fun in the sun continues. if all the tropical splendors has worked up an appetite for you, a seafood BBQ by the beach awaits you.
  3. It is Free & Easy for the rest of the day. You may continue your sea sports activity if you wish.
  4. As evening creeps in, prepare to pack up and standby by the island jetty for a return boat ride to Kota Kinabalu jetty and onward transfer to your hotel.
Meal: Lunch

~ End of Tour ~

Tour Prices

(Per Pax)
(Per Pax)


- Rate Per Person is based on Join-In Tour Basis (shared guide & vehicle).
- All rates displayed are quoted in Ringgit Malaysia (MYR).
- All rates displayed are inclusive of 6% Goods & Service Tax (GST).

Child Policy:

- Child rate applies for children between 3 - 11 years old.
- Infant below 3 years old is FOC.

Outskirt Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off Surcharges:

Additional charges of MYR 30 per pax are chargeable for outskirt hotels pick-ups. Outskirt charges applicable for hotels outside of Kota Kinabalu city area & 1Borneo Area.



1 Buffet Lunch


Hotel Pickup & Drop off, Land Transportation (Seat-In-Coach), 2-Way Boat Transfer, Meals as Stated, Entrance Fee to Sabah Parks - TARP Islands, Jetty Fee, Snorkeling Equipment (Snorkel Mask, Life Jacket) and English Speaking Guide


Tipping (Optional), Alcoholic Drinks, Personal Travel Insurance and Any Items Not Mentioned.

Islands Hopping Location

Recommended Attire

  • Bathing suit
  • Quick Dry T-shirt
  • Shorts
  • Sun hat/Cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals/Flip Flops

Things You Should Bring

  • Sun block / Tan lotion
  • Hat / Cap
  • Swimming attire
  • Sandals or Slippers
  • Drinking water
Things You Should Know

  • Please do not bring valuables as there are no lockers on the islands.
  • We will not know when is the jelly fish season as it varies. Usually it occurs during mid of the year or/and end of the year. Just be extra careful and inform our guides should you be bitten. Our guides are first aid trained.
  • Jelly bugs are common in the waters but they are usually harmless and it will just cause some slight itch.
  • The two islands that you will be hopping to are Manukan Island and Sapi Island. Occasionally, we may change one of the islands to Mamutik. It depends on the crowd, water, jetty and or logistics situations, and this will be decided by our experienced operation team. Kindly note that we have stopped going to Sulug Island due to safety reasons such as water currents and damaged jetty.
Friendly Note

  • Everyone needs a little bit of vitamin "sea"! Islands are one of Sabah's most sought after attractions, and they do tend to get a little bit crowded during the Weekends, Public Holidays, and Peak Seasons from July - August.
  • Your belongings may get wet. You can bring along waterproof bags such as dry bags or plastic bags to keep your belongings nice and dry!
  • Before going out for some fun in the sun, you may bring along some SPF50 sunscreen and an umbrella to protect your skin.
  • For any Island tour, if you're interested in water sports (ie banana boat, seawalking, parasailing, etc), be sure to bring along a little bit of extra cash as these activities are not included in our tour package.

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