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Manukan Island (Pulau Manukan) Tours

Manukan Island (Pulau Manukan)
The second-largest island in Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, Manukan Island (Pulau Manukan) boasts coral reefs, crystal clear waters, white-sand beaches, and lots of lush vegetation. Head to the island to do some snorkeling and to explore on the network of walking trails. 

The Basics 
Manukan Island offers a variety of outdoor activities: Scuba divers can take advantage of the island’s diving center, while thrill seekers can go paragliding for birds-eye views of the archipelago. As the best developed island in the marine park, Manukan Island is a staple of island-hopping tours, which typically include round-trip transportation and give you free time to swim, snorkel, and hike on 2–4 of the park’s islands.

Things to Know Before You Go 
  • There is an admission fee to enter the island, which helps fund conservation programs.
  • Bring water, sunscreen, bathing suits, and towels. 
  • Vendors on the island offer snacks and amenities, but prices are steep.
  • Only a few vendors on Manukan Island accept credit cards, and there aren’t any ATMs on the island, so bring plenty of cash. 
  • Manukan Island offers campsites, and you can also rent a beachfront chalet. 

How to Get There 
You can reach Manukan Island by boat from Jesselton Point, which is located just off the waterfront promenade in Kota Kinabalu. Motorized boats operated by several different companies depart regularly beginning the early morning. The journey takes approximately 30 minutes. 

When to Get There 
The weather on Manukan Island (Pulau Manukan) stays the same all year round. The island is most crowded from mid-morning until mid-afternoon. For a quiet visit, stay overnight, and you’ll feel like you have the place all to yourself after the day trippers depart. 

Exploring the Islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park
Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park is comprised of five islands, which include Sapi, Gaya, Manukan, Sulug, and Mamutik. All of the islands boast hiking trails and world-class snorkeling. One of the park’s highlights is the Coral Flyer Zipline, which connects the islands of Sapi and Gaya and is one of the longest island-to-island ziplines in the world. 
Address: Manukan Island, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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7 Tours and Activities to Experience Manukan Island (Pulau Manukan)

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Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park Snorkeling with Coral Flyer Zipline

Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park Snorkeling with Coral Flyer Zipline

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Cruise to Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park for a day of snorkeling and ziplining to get two remarkable perspectives on Borneo's gorgeous reefs and marine wildlife. Snorkel from a boat or one of the islands in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, then experience the Coral Flyer, a zipline that connects two tropical islands, soaring above crystal-clear water and coral reefs. This full-day Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park tour includes all activities, lunch, and snorkeling equipment for a relaxing day in the islands.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Manukan Island + Sapi or Mamutik Island Trip from Kota Kinabalu

Manukan Island + Sapi or Mamutik Island Trip from Kota Kinabalu

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Spend the day in paradise during this day trip to Manukan Island near Kota Kinabalu. Enjoy a range of activities during your beach sojourn, ranging from beach volleyball to sunbathing to snorkeling and more. Additional amenities like the island’s nearly 1-mile-long (1.5-km) walking trail, optional side visit to Sapi or Mamutik Island, and an included barbecue lunch help ensure a memorable day.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Hopping Tour in Dinawan Island

Hopping Tour in Dinawan Island

Kota Kinabalu is close to downtown and is a very quiet island, so you can feel like a private beach, and the surrounding environment is so well maintained that you can see the clear sight even when enjoying snorkeling. Enjoy various snorkeling points and get Free hammocks, sunbeds and kayaks! ----------------- ITINERARY ----------------- •09:00 Meeting at hotel lobby •Getting ready for Dinawan Island Hopping Tour •First-class snorkeling and kayaking •Current knowledge lunch •Secondary snorkeling, kayaking •Free time after meal •15:30 Go to hotel * Schedule may change depending on local situation
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  • 8 hours
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Kota Kinabalu Kelly Bay Day Tour

Kota Kinabalu Kelly Bay Day Tour

Kelly Bay is located in mangrove forest that leads to the beach. With this tour, you can get a glimpse of lives of the locals who live in the river, ride kayaks, relax in hammock, and enjoy a variety of water sports. Here you can try the Batik experience with traditional dyeing cloth craft program, or the Blow Pipe experience with native hunting tools, and don't miss the banana boat and the crab catch! ------------------ ITINERARY ------------------ •09:00 - 10:30 Departure from the hotel → 10:30 Mangrove cruise and relaxation → 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch → 13:00 Various activities including water sports •The schedule above is the estimated time and may vary depending on the circumstances.
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  • 5 hours
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$69.75
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Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park 2 Islands Hopping Tour from Kota Kinabalu

Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park 2 Islands Hopping Tour from Kota Kinabalu

Escape the city and journey to the paradise islands off the coast of Kota Kinabalu on a hassle-free day trip to Manukan Island. Let a guide take care of transfers, entrance fees, and activities as you sit back, relax, and enjoy the white sands and crystal-clear waters of the island. You'll have chance to snorkel and hike in the jungle, and benefit from the in-depth knowledge of a guide.
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  • 5 hours
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PADI Scuba Diving in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park from Kota Kinabalu

PADI Scuba Diving in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park from Kota Kinabalu

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Enjoy an introduction to scuba diving on this 6-hour PADI course in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park from Kota Kinabalu. Cruise into the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park and admire panoramic views over the islands of Pulau Manukan and Pulau Gaya. Listen to step-by-step instructions from your guide and learn how to use your equipment. Then, descend beneath the waves on two dives and marvel at the coral seascape below. Watch colorful puffer fish and stingrays swimming through the crystal-clear waters, and watch the waves for graceful sea turtles.
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  • 6 hours
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2-Tank Dive in Tunku Abdul Rahman Park

2-Tank Dive in Tunku Abdul Rahman Park

Explore beautiful dive spots off the coast of Sabah on this 6-hour scuba-diving experience in Tunku Abdul Rahman Park from Kota Kinabalu. Hop aboard your speedboat with your guide and zoom into the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, home to dive sites suited to certified divers of all levels. Visit two dive sites around Manukan Island and enjoy 45-minute dives with your guide at each one. Search the coral for colorful sea life including clownfish and snapper, and keep your eyes open for graceful stingrays, turtles and blue-spotted octopus.
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  • 6 hours
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