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Fun Boat Snorkeling and Island Visit from Kota Kinabalu
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Fun Boat Snorkeling and Island Visit from Kota Kinabalu

By Amazing Borneo Tours
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$77.29
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$77.29
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Ages 0-85, max of 40 per group
Duration: 8h
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  • Meals (01 Lunch)
  • Kota Kinabalu City Hotel Pickup & Dropped Off
  • 2-Way Boat Transfer
  • Fees (Sutera Harbour Marina Jetty Fee, Sabah Parks Entrance Fee)
  • PADI Certified Snorkeling/Diving Instructors
  • Entry/Admission - Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
  • Entry/Admission - Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Outskirts Transportation Surcharges


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • • Pick Up Time: between 08:00hrs - 08:15hrs • Pick Up Point: Your Hotel in Kota Kinabalu City
 • Dropped off Time: between 15:00hrs - 15:15hrs • Dropped off Point: Your Hotel in Kota Kinabalu City • Actual pick up timing will be provided 1 day prior to your departure • An additional charge of MYR 30 per pax is chargeable for outskirt hotel pick ups. Outskirt charges applicable for hotels outside of Kota Kinabalu City & 1Borneo Area. To be paid upon pick up
  • Sutera Harbour Marina & Country Club, Jalan Utama Sutera Harbour, Sutera Harbour Boulevard, 88100 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia Look for "Island & Cruises" office, our friendly crew is waiting you over there.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 31593P3

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Baby Car Seats (for infant aged 0-2) and Child Booster Seats (for children aged 3-11) are available for rental. Please check with your tour consultant for availability.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Fun Boat Snorkeling and Island Visit from Kota Kinabalu?
Fun Boat Snorkeling and Island Visit from Kota Kinabalu price starts from $76.86. Discover and book Fun Boat Snorkeling and Island Visit from Kota Kinabalu on Tripadvisor
What is the Fun Boat Snorkeling and Island Visit from Kota Kinabalu cancellation policy?
Fun Boat Snorkeling and Island Visit from Kota Kinabalu cancellation policy: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Discover and book Fun Boat Snorkeling and Island Visit from Kota Kinabalu on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Fun Boat Snorkeling and Island Visit from Kota Kinabalu?
Fun Boat Snorkeling and Island Visit from Kota Kinabalu is hosted by Amazing Borneo Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Amazing Borneo Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Fun Boat Snorkeling and Island Visit from Kota Kinabalu on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 31593P3

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Sutera Harbour Marina & Country Club
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure details
  • 1
    Sutera Harbour Golf & Country Club
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Pulau Gaya
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Sutera Harbour Golf & Country Club
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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44maelu
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Ask for Reza George, she is SUPERB!
Being my first time going to Sabah and traveling solo, I felt it's better and safer to go through an agency. Thank
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Amazing Expereince
The whole package was amazing. Everyone was well taken care of. Will always recommend Amazing Borneo
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Awesome Tour and Guide
The trip was awesome and well organized. Joel, which is our tour guide and driver was informative, polite and full
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Amazing
Amazing Guide/Porter. The tour group was responsive. May have some delays in response due to reception up there but
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Amazing Borneo is AMAZING
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4D3N trip to Kota Kinabalu.
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Wonderful Mountain Climbing Experience
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Excellent Booking Experience
Thank you Sarah from Amazing Borneo for the many fast response and great help to our many last minute changes and r
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Amazing trip
Joey has been very helpful organising the trip and has been very accommodating in detailing all the trips plan and
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Excellent customer service
Being a first-timer for touring Sabah, we receive excellent customer services from sales rep Anthony Wong. Frequent
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Half a day advanture
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Sabah Travel and Amazing Borneo Tours were excellent!
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excellent service
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julianSmi09
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
Jul 2022
My friend and I went for our first time to Sabah where we decided to book the Fun Boat Snorkeling and Island Visit from Kota Kinabalu with Amazing Borneo. We’ve done many snorkelling tours so far, but this one surely stood out!! Our friendly guide Joel gave us high-quality and detailed instruction which made the experience even better. During the trip, we managed to see lots of marine life and corals. I would definitely recommend all to make sure you don't miss out on this well-organised and fun trip!
Written July 6, 2022
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Hi julainSmi09! Thank you very much for your 5-star review! We really appreciate it! We are glad to know that your Fun Boat Snorkeling tour experience went smooth and both of you enjoyed it! We will surely pass your compliments to our guide, Joel. It certainly would make his day :) We hope to see you travelling with us again soon! Until then, stay safe and all the best. Cheers!
Written July 20, 2022
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michelle y
2 contributions
Jan 2020
Brought my friend who first time came to Sabah, had the best experience with Amazing Borneo they had the best snorkel guide and friendly boat driver who kept us company. Our friend who was scared of snorkel but the snorkel guide was kind enough to guide us slowly and tell us where to snorkel too see amazing sea lives. Thanks to flora who helped us set up this amazing trip!
Written February 7, 2020
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Hi michelleyD3805MN, Thank you so much for taking the time to review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your snorkelling trip in Sabah! Snorkelling for the first time can be scary but safety of our customers is always top priority so we're glad to hear that the guide was able to help your friend enjoy the experience! We hope to see you traveling with us again in the near future and we'll be sure to pass the compliments to Flora :) cheers and have a good week ahead!
Written February 11, 2020
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dicksontam23
5 contributions
Nov 2019
My friends and I experienced our first scuba diving tour with dive Lester! We had a great time and we highly recommend you go diving with our man Lester. The tour consisted of two dive sections and afterward lunch and time relax at the beach. His attention to detail and high-quality instruction helped us feel safe and comfortable. The whole experience was amazing, safe, unforgettable! We highly recommend diving and especially with Lester.
Written November 19, 2019
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Hi dicksontam23, Thank you so much for the amazing review! We're glad to know that you had a great time diving with us and that everything went well! We'll be sure to pass the compliments to Lester, he'll be very happy to hear that he has made your trip an enjoyable one. We hope to see you diving with us again soon and have a great week ahead!
Written November 20, 2019
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Nur F
2 contributions
Kuddos to the team Nathan,Merson n Lester first. We engaged this tour in Sept'19 for snorkelling. Having been to snorkelling tours and island hope before, i would say this trip was thus far the best . They brought is to really good snorkelling sites plenty of marine life to spot and live corals as well. Friendly staff who make u feel safe. Also got to see others try out diving. Overall a great trip. Thanks Amazing Borneo!!
Written October 6, 2019
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Hi 852nurf, Thank you so much for the 5-star review! We're glad you and your friends had a great time snorkeling around the beautiful islands of Sabah, with plenty of marine life and live corals for company. We will be sure to pass your compliments to Nathan, Merson, Lester, and the rest of the team. We hope to see you traveling with us again in the future!
Written October 10, 2019
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Amz H
Perth, Australia15 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
We actually booked three trips with these guys and they were all fabulous. We did the Klias river cruise, Kinabalu park day trip and the fun boat snorkelling. Very easy to book, pick ups were on time and the guides were heaps of fun! Tours are well priced for what you get and well organised. Very easy process - you get whatsApp reminders the day before which is helpful. The booking agent even gave us some great tips on our trip to Sandakan even tho we didn’t book with them. Would definitely recommend these guys!
Written September 19, 2019
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Hi Amz880, Thank you for your review. Indeed it is a pleasure to serve your group. We also wish to thank you for repeatedly booking with us. We hope you had a good trip in Sandakan. Sabah has so much to offer and you must come back! We hope to see you again.
Written September 20, 2019
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Sascha on Tour (Luxemburg)
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg37 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
We did this tour among three others with Amazing Borneo on Saturday, June 15th. Pickup and drop-off were impeccable, everything was organized smoothly. The weather wasn't that good, and it hadn't been for quite a while, as we were told. So we were made aware of the fact that visibility would be poor right from the start. Which is fine, because that's just nature and you can't control it. We were 10 people on the boat and realized from the start that there were only 4 people who came for snorkeling. The rest came to dive. We've done snorkeling before where we were put together with divers, and those tours usually favored the divers at the expense of those who wanted to snorkel. Meaning that the spots were chosen with regard to what you can see when you dive, not necessarily when you only want to snorkel.
We got the impression that this was the case here,too, as we were informed that we would actually not stop at any of the usual snorkeling spots because of the afore mentioned poor visibility.
So our first stop was at the more protected side of an island, with mainly hard corals and rather few fish. We did spot some unexpected clownfish, so that was cool. We actually found visibility quite good, we've had far, far worse, and we began to wonder whether we couldn't have gone to the more colorful reef side of the island after all. Still, snorkeling there was OK. There were jellyfish in the water, harmless ones, but they had quite the sting and you didn't really see them as they were transparent. So we suggest you wear swim shirts or such. But again, they are harmless.
Time allocated to snorkel was ample compared to other, similar tours taken in different countries, though that might actually be one of the good things that came from being with divers:you have to wait for them, which means more time in the water.
Our second spot was pretty disastrous, and it was almost insolent to sell it as a snorkeling spot. There was mainly dead coral, fish life was almost non-existent. Best thing we saw were a few blue sea stars, a few neon blue swarmfish, that was it. The ocean there was practically empty, if it weren't for the jellyfish, that were far more numerous there... I've never seen the likes of it and we snorkel in almost every holiday. We know what you can potentially spot during snorkeling in TARP, so really, this was soo disappointing. One of the boat crew confirmed our suspicion that that was not normally one of their spots. Incidentally, we were the only boat there... Visibility was not great in the second spot either, but that's not their fault. It was still okay, again, we've had worse.
Snorkeling was pretty well safety-wise. Two of the crew were always in the water with us, bringing safety rings to mark the limits of where you should swim, and to help the snorkelers should they tire in the water.
Lunch was very good, selection of local and western food, drinks had to be paid extra. After lunch, we had about 90 minutes of leisure time on the island, then we came back at around 14:30.

It was an okay trip, but we kinda wish they would have either cancelled it, if they really thought visibility was THAT bad, or tried to switch days, or that they would have tried the nicer spots nonetheless... then again, we're pretty sure that this trip was cut out for the six divers, not for the 4 snorkelers and that we had to contend with diving spots instead of beautiful snorkeling spots. We have another snorkeling trip coming up on June 18th... here's to hoping it will be better.

EDIT: We received very nice feedback from management to our review and were offered compensation for this trip. This goes to show that the company very obviously cares about their clients and shows some awesome customer service. All our other tours booked with this operator were very enjoyable: do take the tour to the Kinabalu Park and Hot Springs, it´s totally worth it, and our guide, Joel, was absolutely awesome. You should give him a serious pay raise! He was very knowledgeable about the plants and flowers of the Kinabalu Park and we had some very nice discussions with him. His english was flawless. The tour was only outdone by the amazing snorkeling on Mengalum Island, which is also totally worth the trip. Do not shy away from this trip because of the many tourists that go there, as the reef spreads around the island and disperses the crowds for snorkeling.
Written June 23, 2019
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tvirag
Budapest, Hungary5 contributions
May 2019
My friend and I went for a snorkelling trip. We enjoyed every moment. They took good care of all of us making sure that we feel safe and make the most out of the trip. We saw fantastic fish and corals close to Gaya and Sapi islands without being disturbed by the crowds of other tourists. Lester and Tan are very kind and fantastic instructors with great sense of humor.
The trip was well organized, the communication was smooth. The boat was very clean and the provided equipment was also good.
The lunch and snack we received were also fine. We could choose from several options to fit to specific dietary requirements. Thanks for the amazing trip.

Written May 13, 2019
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Hi tvirag, thank you for your feedback ! I am sure that both Lester and Tan are delighted having you complement them to the world and they deserved it. Thank you so much for your review. We hope to see you again one day. Cheers !
Written June 18, 2019
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Shezan Mahmud Adnan
London, UK61 contributions
Awesome service by them, neither my wife nor I can swim, and over that I have never been in the sea without a vessel. So Andy was the name of the guy who was with us all the time. He helped me overcome my fear of getting into the water and try for the first time snorkeling. Such a good kid he was. Overall had a great experience with them.
Written March 29, 2019
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Hi Shezan M, great to know that you had a great experience with us during your snorkeling trip here recently. Thank you very much for your support and we look forward to welcoming you again to Land Below the Wind in the future !
Written April 4, 2019
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Marjorie Shum
12 contributions
The services of this travel company were beyond great. Very kind to remind us about the pick-up time via Messages, Whatsapp and email. They were very punctual for pickup. The islands were not as nice as expected but it was quite chill to have snorkelled in the quiet sea. The team was professional and took good care of all of us. Highly recommend!
Written February 15, 2019
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RoyH123
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK19 contributions
Saw this operator on YouTube and followed the recommendation. Sea Tango are well organised, friendly and professional; felt very safe and a valued customer. We first snorkelled off Pulau Mamutik for about an hour. There were no other groups here at that time and we saw many beautiful fish and coral. Then coffee and cake. Our guides were helpful, knowledgeable and keen to see we had the best possible experience. Our second location was on Pulau Gaya and again clear water and many fish to see, including wrasse, parrotfish, damselfish and clown fish. Next we went for lunch on Gaya and it was good. The island was also clean and tidy with nice shower blocks. The beach was good and many fish could be seen just off the shore. The day was great value and very enjoyable. Thank you to Nathan and the team.
Written February 12, 2019
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Hello RoyH123, great to know that you enjoyed your day and most importantly, felt safe with our Seatango team ! Thank you very much for your kind review and we shall forward your praise to Nathan and the team, I am sure that they will be delighted. Hope to serve you again in the future. See you !
Written February 14, 2019
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