Tun Sakaran Marine Park
Tun Sakaran Marine Park
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ADELINE K
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We booked a day trip with Lemon Holiday for island hopping at Tun Sakaran Marine Park in June 2022. As our Air Asia flight had rescheduled, we only managed to visit 2 island : Bohey Dulang and Sipuan islands.

Bohey Dulang is also known as "Pearl Island" as it was a pearl cultivation centre previously. Hiking at Bohey Dulang was exhausting but not very difficult. There were 2 separate trekking paths -- 700m heading up to the viewpoint with 265m height and 600m heading down to the jetty. The tallest peak at the other side of the hill is 353m height but it's not open for hiking. It took about 40 minutes for us to reach the view point with stunning view of the lagoon and nearby islands. It's a "must visit" place in Semporna as you will be mesmerize by the amazing view upon reaching the peak.

Remember to wear proper hiking shoes as some places are quite slippery. Also need to bring water for the hike as there is no canteen/stall selling water at Bohey Dulang.

Recommended to book day trip or tour packages with Lemon Holiday as the boss/staff are very helpful and good in taking beautiful photographs.
Written July 5, 2022
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Wei Jie Tan
Johor Bahru, Malaysia288 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
The island hopping tour will take you to 4 different locations. Firstly, they will bring you to a Bajau Laut settlement where the community will come begging from tourists. I highly recommend NOT to give them any sweets as it causes cavities in the children. The next stop is Bohey Dulang. Unfortunately I wasn't able to climb the mountain because it rained the day before. I heard the view is awesome. The next stop comes with lunch. The beach is okay, although it is a little too hot. There are Bajau Laut settlements around and they are happy to invite you in for a chat if you approach them. The last island had a lot of coconut trees and was pretty picturesque.

The island tour comes with lunch, bottled water, and snorkeling equipment. All in all, it was pretty worth it.
Written June 16, 2018
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Daniel L
Laguna Niguel, CA251 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
We stopped at this island for a hike to the top of the mountain for the view of bay. Unfortunately, I was watching my youngest so we didn't make it to the top, but the my boys and wife made it to the top. The view from top is gorgeous. Just be aware that the hike up is kind of challenging for those who don't regularly exercise. Plus, there are a lot of tourists who don't climb regularly, so making it up requires both physical abilities and the ability to dodge other hikers.
Written October 10, 2019
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Caroline
Glasgow, UK17 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
It is a beautiful place but depressing to see the damaging effect humans have had on nature. Plastic bags and bottles float about in the sea, and saw many people chuck cigarette butts into the water. The coral is damaged beyond belief and boat anchors were thrown into the water above coral reefs with no regard for the marine life below. For a marine park there seems to be shockingly little efforts made by the government to conserve its beauty.

The park is overcrowded with boats, with at least 10 boats stopped at each tiny island at the same time (don't understand why they all have to take the same route?), which completely ruins the experience.

At the end of the day we felt embarrassed to have contributed to the harmful impact and wished we had researched a bit more. Please avoid until efforts are made to conserve this precious area.
Written January 19, 2020
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sega9778
Johor Bahru, Malaysia178 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
It's all started with the trip to Bohey Dulang as my first trip to Tun Sakaran Marine Park. As we goes closer to bohey Dulang the boat skewed to pave way for a long fishing net spread at the ocean.
That gave me an answer why very little fishes at marine park comparing other places at peninsular Malaysia.
The floating rubbish made an eyesore in the middle of the ocean.
The dispose of sewage, dirty water and kitchen trash at most of floating houses is a concern for swimmer's health.
Overall nature is beautiful but very little actions to preserve the nature for future generations.
Written December 27, 2018
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Naviguesser50
Mesolongion, Greece95 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
Was privileged to spend a few days at anchor in the lagoon. Sadly though the place is a floating plastic tip. Even travelling by dinghy the outboard would frequently get caught up in the stuff. Each morning we’d wake up surrounded by floating plastic bottles. This could be such a beautiful spot but sadly I can’t recommend it. It needs the National Park staff to clean up the water, ban single use water bottles and force the day trip boats to take all their clients rubbish home.
Written August 23, 2019
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Kevin H
Kochi (Cochin), India8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
Beautiful place being spoiled by all the rubbish. Swim with the turtles and placyic waste from the tourist boats.
Written August 23, 2019
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Malekku
93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Friends
meet with local bajau laut. but the most highlight of my trip is sibuan island is really a perfect island with very photo-like scenery. even i cant believe my eyes with what i saw..so beautiful blue turqoise colour of sea with white sand.
Written February 18, 2018
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duhoz
Beroun, Czech Republic7,237 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Solo
I spent a day here on a 3 island tour package and I realy enjoyed the tour around crystal clear waters. Even just snorkling the marine life we saw was eay catching with coral reefs in abundance. I was lucky to swimm with turtle. At Bohey Dulang island you can make a break from diving or snorkling and do a brief (about 20 minutes) climb on the top of the moutine to have an amazing view.
Written March 31, 2016
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Clarence G
Seri Kembangan, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Friends
I went to this sibuan island and bohey dulang island in Tun Sakaran Marine Park.
Both are wonderful islands which normally be combine into a half/full day trip.
You may do climb and jungle trekking in bohey dulang island and enjoy wonderful scenery and later visit sibuan island for swimming and snorkeling/diving or even simply photographing..

Takenote, and makesure you wear divesuit, as i spotted alot small groups of jelly fish,
Written September 27, 2015
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