SELINGAN ISLAND

SAFE HAVEN FOR THE ENDANGERED GREEN AND HAWKSBILL TURTLES

sukau rainforest lodge

A designated National Park, Selingan Island is popular with tourists and turtles alike. Located approximately 40 kilometres north of Sandakan in the Sulu Sea, the island is a safe haven for the endangered green and hawksbill turtles and gives you the rare opportunity to watch turtle landings.

As turtle landings usually occur after dusk, an overnight stay would be the best plan to see the turtles as they come ashore to lay their eggs. Turtles lay their eggs throughout the year, but the best time to head there is between July and October when the sea is calmer. Observe the collection of eggs, tagging of mother turtles and releasing of baby turtles into the sea. During the day, visitors can resort to other activities such as scuba diving and snorkeling.

Other islands in the National Park are Bakungan Kecil and Gulisan islands. Visitors are not allowed to stay overnight on the islands due to conservation efforts and research being carried out; however day visits are sometimes possible.


 
Visit two of Sabah's iconic treasures, the Orang Utan and the Turtles. Spend the first day at Selingan Island, witnessing turtles laying eggs at night, the transplanting process of the eggs to a hatchery and finally the experience of releasing baby turtles back into the wild. The second day we visit Sepilok Orang Utan Center and Borneon Sun Bear Centre.

RM 1270.00/pax



  
This tour combines a visit to Selingan island (1 night) and also Sukau Rainforest Lodge (2 nights) for the wildlife lovers, along with a trip to Sepilok Orang-Utan and Bornean Sun Bear Centres. If we have time, the Rainforest Discovery Center in Sepilok area.

RM 2895.00/pax



  
Explore Sabah's fantastic beauty on a 7 day journey with us, capturing the best parts including the nearby Tunku Abdul Rahman marine park islands, the Mount Kinabalu world heritage areas, turtle watching at Selingan island and round the trip off with 2 nights at the multi-award winning Sukau Rainforest Lodge to experience the wildlife of Borneo.

RM 3956.00/pax