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Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park

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Address: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Snorkeling Day Trip with Coral Flyer Zipline in Kota Kinabalu
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The Coral Flyer Zipline Adventure at Tunku Abdul Rahman Park from Kota Kinabalu
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Private Tour: Gaya Island Hike and Zipline Adventure from Kota Kinabalu

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We visited Sapi , Mamutik , Manukan islands . Very beautiful and enjoyed water sports - Sea walking and Parasailing . Island hopping day package from sea quest was good .

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 February 2017
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Bhubaneswar, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

To have such a marvelous collection of reefs and marine life, not to mention rainforest trails, so close to the city is a dream come true. Easily accessible via speedboat taken from Jesselton Point (RM20-30), you can simply go for casual snorkeling trips all around, or solo hikes on Gaya Island (as its the largest and hosts the most wildlife... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful tropical islands, much wildlife including the hornbill, water monitor lizard, wild boar, turtles, mangroves, South China Sea teeming with aquatic life. I would recommend visiting. The guides are very knowledgable and happy to talk to you all day long.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This marine park is a definite, absolute must for any traveller staying to KK for a while, I would suggest to skip staying in KK and just stay on the islands. It's superb

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The islands of this park are located near to the city of Kota Kinabalu. You can get there from the jetty called 'Jesselton Point' which is very crowded from 8.30am onwards (on weekends even worse!). Therefore make sure you are an early bird (around 8am) in order to spare some stress. The tickets for activities and transport must be purchased... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I did three dives here around Gaya Island. The guys from the diving shop made it a good experience. Good refreshment of techniques (at no extra cost). But there is just not that much to see here. I'm afraid mass tourism in the high season is ruining this place. Visites Gaya the day after but again here: not that much... More 

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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

The first thing a tourist would be suggested to visit is the TAR Marine Park. the are a few islands to choose from which is great but you are restricted to the agreed schedule and can't promptly change your plans. When deciding on which company to go with, always negotiate the price! I prefer to bring my own food (some... More 

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Bhubaneswar, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We visited Sapi , Mamutik , Manukan islands . Very beautiful and enjoyed water sports - Sea walking and Parasailing . Island hopping day package from sea quest was good .

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We visited 3 of the islands in as many days and though the beaches were lovely they were spoilt by the large amount of rubbish on the sand and in the water- one of them, I believe it was Sapi had sewage pumping into the sea close to the main swimming area. Getting to the islands is a bit of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

We went on a daylong snorkeling tour with a company called Diverse Borneo. The pros: -The two spots at which we snorkeled had a wide variety of fish and coral, particularly the reef near Sipi (spelling?) Island. -We had a staff member in the water with us to ensure safety. -The price was very affordable at 120 ringgit. The cons... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We went scuba diving and the guides were all very knowledgeable and safe with excellent equipment (we had our own masks and fins). We saw loads of fish and had a turtle swim alongside us. Sad part is the rubbish in the sea nearer to KK but unfortunately that's part of a big city in a third world country...

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