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Sangalaki Island

East Kalimantan, Indonesia
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Green turtle, pristine coral and beautiful manta rays

Sangalaki Island was one of the must see destination when you do island-hopping on your Derawan... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Adrianus D
Sengata, Indonesia
Full of Mantas

This is a very quiet and beautiful island! I have never swam with so many manta rays in my life... read more

Reviewed April 8, 2017
Dive Master G
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5 days ago
“Green turtle, pristine coral and beautiful manta rays”
Apr 8, 2017
“Full of Mantas”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
East Kalimantan, Indonesia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Sangalaki Island was one of the must see destination when you do island-hopping on your Derawan Paradise Trip. I did it this June with my family. During fair weather it took about one hour boat ride from Derawan Island to get to Sangalaki. Arrive in...More

Thank Adrianus D
Reviewed April 8, 2017

This is a very quiet and beautiful island! I have never swam with so many manta rays in my life! Water was very clear and there was beautiful corals and lots of fish :)

Thank Dive Master G
Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

when you came to derawan island, don't miss to visit sangalaki island with the boat. in this island, you will find captive turtles and beautiful beach,, the best time to visiting this island in afternoon, cause you will see gergous sunset 😊

Thank arie s
Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

Quiet, empty sandy beaches, amazing corals, Manta Rays all year round and tonnes of beautiful sea creatures! Go to sight see, scuba dive or snorkel! Explore Sangalaki Island before it's ruined by boat loads of polluting tourists!

Thank ActionAdventure1
Reviewed January 17, 2017

This is the second turtle conservation that I visited, the first one was at Pangumbahan beach Ujung Genteng - West Java. But in this island there is two turtles species of Hawskbill Sea Turtle (eretmochelys imbricata) and Green Sea Turtle(chelonia mydas)

Thank Alayn1807
Reviewed December 18, 2016

We took a bot to the water near Sangalaki Island. Wooow, first time in my life to see many big manta rays. The manta rays are really big, they are a few meters in diameter. The we landed in Sangalaki Island, the place for sea...More

Thank Mama2010
Reviewed October 12, 2016

My kids & I visited Sangalaki Island to see the baby turtles just before they were released into the ocean. It was lovely to hear about the turtle conservation efforts that are being made locally, and to learn a bit more about green and hawkbill...More

Thank Belinda M
Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

We went snorkeling to find sea turtles here. There were so many of them, you will not get a problem taking amazing pictures above or under water. The reefs are gorgeous. The fishes are colorful, and the sea is calm. Perfect spot to take your...More

Thank Ati J
Reviewed September 25, 2016

From Derawan, with a speedboat for 45 minutes, we got to the Sangalaki Island. Along the coastline, there are a lot of starfish. There is a turtle breeding inside, so cute....

Thank 998mirah
Reviewed September 12, 2016

We took a 40min boat ride out to dive at Manta Point and Manta Cleaning station. Unlike Crystal Bay in Nusa Penida where the swell can be very choppy and one have to hover at 5m to watch the mantas, Manta Point offered a little...More

Thank audreyc720
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What's the nearest airport ?
September 10, 2016|
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Response from ProfessorScuba |
Most people land at Tarakan, then take a boat. The scuba places generally have boats scheduled on the days that flights arrive in Tarakan. Malaysia Airlines flies from Tawau, MY to Tarakan, IN, three times weekly, on... More