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Talang Satang National Park Tours

Talang Satang National Park
Dedicated to conserving sea turtles, particularly green and hawksbill turtles, Talang Satang National Park occupies four white-sand islands and the surrounding marine territory. Pulau Satang Besar is the only island that’s open to regular day-trippers; the other three are for researchers, conservation organizations, and volunteers only.

The Basics
There is a small fee to enter Talang Satang National Park, which is typically absorbed into the tour cost, but the 4-day sea-turtle volunteer program, based on Pulau Talang-Talang Besar, costs a significant amount. As there are no public boats to the islands, almost everyone visits on an organized day trip from Kuching.

Talang Satang National Park tours typically include a visit to the turtle-conservation area and hatchery on Pulau Satang Besar, a beach session with snorkeling on the park’s pristine reef, a packed lunch, and perhaps a forest hike. It’s also possible to scuba dive here.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Talang Satang National Park is a must for animal-lovers of all persuasions.
  • While the corals and turtles are spectacular, visibility in the water is often limited.
  • Talang Satang National Park is not wheelchair-accessible.

How to Get There
Talang Satang National Park sits off the coast of Sarawak, northeast of Kuching. Boats to the park typically depart from the village of Telaga Air, around 18 miles (29 kilometers) northeast of Kuching; the boat ride takes about half an hour. Almost everyone who visits does so on an organized tour out of Kuching.

When to Get There
May to September is the peak turtle-nesting season in the islands, with the most turtles coming ashore during the nights of the new and full moons. If volunteering, plan your visit around the lunar calendar to maximize chances of seeing these majestic creatures laying their eggs. Hatchlings are released 40–60 days later.

Conserving Sea Turtles at Talang Satang National Park

Using powerful natural navigation, perhaps following the earth’s magnetic fields, sea turtles always return to lay their eggs on the same beach where they were born. At Talang Satang National Park, workers collect eggs after they are laid and transfer them to a hatchery to protect them from human and animal predators. Finally, hatchlings are released into the ocean.
Address: Pulau Satang Besar and Pulau Satang Kecil, Sarawak, Malaysia
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3 in 1 Combo Satang Island Day Trip

3 in 1 Combo Satang Island Day Trip

Drive from Kuching for about 45 minutes in the direction of Santubong or Damai area. Board a small boat (12 capacity of passengers) and begin your cruise to the mouth of the Salak River. You should be able to spot the elusive and rare schools of Irrawaddy dolphins which are quite common in this area. Our boatman will stop nearby Bird Island to see the sea birds before proceeding to Satang Island. Head out to the South China Sea for Satang Island. The island is part of the Satang National Park where a turtle conservation project is located on the island. Green Turtles and the rare Hawksbill Turtles often lay their eggs here. Look in on the hatchery to get an idea of conservation work being carried out on these highly endangered sea creatures. Spend time on the island's white sandy beach or go snorkelling. You will be able to enjoy the corals and the marine life in the crystalline waters of the island.
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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