Turtle Island Borneo

Welcome to Turtle Island

…the most fantastic experience and a privilege to only a few people. At Turtle Island you will get an unique experience and at the same time you will tribute to one of the worlds most important conservation programs for sea turtle.

The Turtle Islands Park in the Sulu Sea just north of Borneo is all about rescuing the endangered turtles in the area. Turtles threatened by the influence of the human being.

Only due to the great work of full time employed rangers from Turtle Island is there a chance of seeing these fantastic creatures in the future.

And the best part is by giving them a visit you contributes to the program and thereby to the saving of both the green and the hawksbill turtles.

A trip to Turtle Island Borneo will give you an insight to the wonderful world of sea turtles. Not only will you see the magic of the turtle laying eggs but you will also experience the hatchlings being send to the sea on their first journey ever. This beautiful little island is not just a adventure in the nature but will also be a small relaxing journey that you will never forget.

Take nothing but photos
and leave nothing but footprints…

91 Responses

  • Noelia Hernandez says:

    We want to visit your place from 2 of july to 3.
    We are three people
    How much It cost?

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  • Keith pang kien chin says:

    I am thinking to brjng my family, 2 adult, 2 children, 1 3 years old and 1 10 years old to have a relax at selingan island for 2 days 1 night. Pls advise which date is available during hari raya and also the rate. We are malaysia.
    Thank you

  • Rozaini Delphaut says:

    Hello , I would like to visit turtle island. How much for 1 foreigner, 1 malaysian and 1 for 22 months old child .
    And is there availability for 22/may ?

    Thank you in advance

  • Daniel King says:


    Me and my girlfriend would really like. We both love turtles and and have been looking for ages for a way to help while we are here in Borneo. Do you have any space available for around the 20th of this month and can you please let me know how much it will be.

    Kind Regards.
    Daniel King

  • Caroline Prebble says:

    Hello, I am planning a trip for May/June 2020 and would like to stay for a night at Selingan Turtle Island Chalet. I can’t seem to get prices or availability for this year to get an idea of cost.
    Please advise the cost for a twin room for 2 people at this years rate and when you would recommend we book for May/june 2020?
    Kind regards

  • Caroline Prebble says:

    Hello, I am planning a trip for May/June 2020 and would like to stay for a night at Selingan Turtle Island Chalet. I can’t seem to get prices or availability for this year to get an idea of cost.
    Please advise the cost for a twin room for 2 people at this years rate and when you would recommend we book for May/june 2020?
    Kind regards
    Tel: 07824613803

  • Mike & Trish Fox says:

    We visited Turtle Island in the Sulu Sea for 2 nights on 13 and 14 September.
    It was a great experience. Thank you for doing such a great conservation job with the Turtles.
    We adopted the nest number 4175 on 14 September 2018 with 79 eggs.
    Can you please advise how many hatched ?
    Many thanks
    Mike Fox
    New Zealand

    • admin says:

      Hi Mike & Trish.
      Happy to hear you had a good experience. This is only an information site. Please contact your agency for informations on who to write for more information regarding your adoption.

      • Erin OToole says:

        Hi everyone, I will be traveling to Sandakan from dec.26 till Dec.31. Would like to visit Selingan Turtle island on Dec.30th till Dec.31 but I am traveling alone. would there be anyone else who is also traveling alone who would like to sign up with me? I read they only take booking for a minimum of 2 people. I really would love to go to this.
        Erin OToole from Canada

  • Kate Wild says:

    Hi My husband and I recently visited the island and it was an incredible experience, thank you. I feel there is significant opportunity for additional revenue to be raised to support the work on this island and the other conservation islands by providing quality souvenirs for visitors to take home. Is there a way I could work with someone there to discuss how we could raise money for the conservation of the island and turtles?


  • Dionisius Endy says:

    The right time to see turtles on the Pesisir Paloh Festival 2018. About last October will be the peak of the turtle-nesting season with plenty of local’s parties to show gratitude for an abundance of turtle eggs. The exact location of this event at Temajuk Village, Paloh District, Sambas regency. Paloh is directly adjacent to Malaysia that is located on the west side with long beach that stretches as far as 63 kilometers for the habitat of four out of seven different turtle species in the world. Apart from being known as the home of turtles, the festival also famous for traditional values which first held in 2012. With theme’s highlight for this year, “Preserve Sea Turtles, Keep the Sea-Clean, Save the Earth” will feature activities such as youth camping from 3 nations, (of Malaysian and Brunei Darrusalam) and for the first time will be attended by Susi Pudjiastuti as the Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of Indonesia.

  • Meyrand says:

    Hello, have you got à room for one night thé 20,21,22,23 or 24 september place ?

  • Lynda Tyler says:

    Hi there, I would like to know if it would be possible to book in 4 people in June 2019. Not sure if we could stay 2 nights, if so that would be wonderful, however happy to work in with your policy.
    Kind regards
    Lynda Tyler

  • Lynda Tyler says:

    Hi there, I would like to know if I should be booking a trip for next June now? Also would 3 or 4 nights be too many?
    Many thanks

  • Celeste says:

    We’d like to visit turtle island at 27 of 28 of september. Is that’s possible to book?

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  • Demi Shaun says:

    It’s been 9 years since my mother and I experienced the trip of a lifetime! We toured around for roughly a month and got to spend two nights on turtle island! Although I didn’t use it, I was young at the time and couldn’t understand the importance of not using the camera and flash at night. I cannot stress the importance enough of not using it and listening and respecting what is asked. I have mental images in my head of the experience from start to finish and even after a stroke 3 years ago those memories are still very vivid and very close to my heart! Turtle island is an absolute must!!!!! Would love so very much to be able to visit again one day! X

  • Nina Börbrink says:

    Hi, we’re thinking about going to the turtle island tomorrow. How’s the weather?

    • liz davis says:

      Did you find the answer your question? I would like to know how to book online directly instead of with a tour company. I will visit in june 2018. Thank you.

      • admin says:

        Dear Liz.
        Unfortunately I do not know of any online booking. Therefore I made this site to give just a bit of information to potential visitors.

        Good luck.

  • emily leung says:

    HI , do you have any rooms available at the 10APR (IN)-11APR(OUT) 1NIGHT 1ROOM for1 persons?


  • Tracy says:


    We have been to your island and have experience and enjoyed seeing the turtles hatch 18yrs ago. Now we would like to bring our kids.
    I am interested to book a stay at turtle island for a family of 4 – 2 adults and 2 children.
    Do you have any packages and availability for any days between April 4-7th?
    Thanks in advance

    Thank you in advance

  • Milly says:

    Hello, is it possible to just do a daytrip from Sandakan? I cannot find the jetty mentioned… thank you!

  • Jodie Campbell says:


    Do you have any openings on January 3 or 4, 2018?

    Thank you.

    Jodie Campbell

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  • Debbie says:

    Hi, I am booked to see turtle island late Nov 2017. What is the weather like then? I get sea sick and am wondering if the sea is going to be rough?

  • Marta says:

    Hi I would like to know what are the options to stay at turtle island from this Friday.



  • Katrin Byreus says:

    Hello, do you have any rooms available at the 23/7-24/7 or the 24/7-25/7 for 7-10 persons?We are working as volonteers at Sepilok for 8 weeks and would so much like to go to Turtle Island when we have days off. Best regards/Katrin Byreus +46708736871

  • Alice says:

    Hi everyone I have a question about the safety in Sabah.
    I want to visit Sabah this summer, but all the government websites write about a high safety risk due to the pirates, and do not recomment to go to Sabah unless there is no other way…
    Could you maybe tell me how locals view the situation and if human sense is all we need ? =)

    Thank you!

    • Wendy Ng says:

      Hi Alice. I am not a local but I have been studying at Sabah for around 2 years and I think its not that dangerous like what the news and websites always shown. Its quite peaceful here at town and you can experience a lot of beautiful Sabah culture. :)

  • Karen says:

    Hello! I would like to book 2 tickets to the island for May 3rd 2017. Can you help me with this.

  • Vivian Chu says:

    Hi Admin,

    we do managed Walai Penyu Resort – Libaran island and is it possible to list of tour itinerary here and picture? how to contact you.

    Thanks and hear from you soon


  • Aishah says:

    Me & my friend will be headed to sandakan next week & currently searching agency who can provide us 1day trip to Selingan Island only. Any idea which agency have that kind of service.

  • Angie says:


    We want to come in like 10 days, will we still be able to see something?

  • Xavier Gloor says:

    Hello, My name is Xavier Gloor, we came in July and have adopted four turtle nests. The numbers of nests are: for my daughter Tiffany Leuenberger 2503, my son Julien Leuenberger 2504, my mother and me 2505 2506. We still expect you to send us photos. Thank you to answer me by mail to: xg_67@hotmial.com. Best regards.

  • Sammie says:

    Hi. I am coming to Borneo in 2 weeks with two other friends. We are wanting to go to turtle island for the day and over night but don’t know anything about it.

    Do you have to book in advance?
    How much does it cost to get there and back?
    Is their accommodation on the island? And how much is it?
    Is it safe?
    Are you guaranteed to see turtles?

    Any information would be appreciated. Thanks

    • admin says:

      Hi Sammie.
      Please have a look around the website and you will find answer to most of your questions :-)
      I recommend that you book in advance but you can also just go to Sandakan at the jetty. There is a chance that it is sold out the day you like to go but if you got the time then take it easy and see the rest of the area. Two things, regarding safe always check the areas you go to with the forring authorities of your country, regarding guarantee there is no guarantee in life as it is animals but…. this one is pretty sure as the turtles hatch all year round. Some days a few some days hundreds but you will always only go to see one or two any way.
      Hope you will get a great trip.

  • Nicole says:

    Hi there,

    I was wondering what time of year the turtles hatch and go back to the sea?


  • Helen says:

    Hi there,
    Melissa has enquirer about my stay check in 19/9 check out 20/9 for the 1n,2d tour, accommodation arrangements.
    Are the rooms interconnecting? I must be with my children, they will be too frightened to sleep on their own.

  • wilma says:

    Dear reader,

    I like to visit the turtle farm. What are the prices for the excursion in the first 2 weeks of august for 1 adult and 3 children (age 16 and 20) incl the night experience?
    And what is the best airport to fly from KUL to you?
    Thanks for your reply,

    rgds, Wilma

    • Kelvin says:

      Hi Wilma,

      For your information, there are only one departure time to Selingan Turtle Island from Sabah Park Jetty everyday which is 0930 hrs. So we highly recommended you to take the flight AK 6492 ETA 0745 from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan in order to catch the only one departure to Selingan Turtle Island. For more details, please send your inquiry to kelvin@stwadventure.com

      Have a blessed day : )

  • Madja says:


    We are a group of 7 people who would like to visit Turtle Island for one day only at the end of June. Is it possible to do a day-trip or do we have to spend the night on the island? If possible, how do we proceed for booking?

    Best regards, Madja

  • Charlemagne says:

    Hi, British FCO issued a travel warning recently for East Sabah, incl Turtle Islands it seems (See: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/malaysia) What is your safety situation?

  • sherona chan says:

    friend coming from HK, they will be staying in KK from 10th aug to 18 aug, any available seat for 3 pax, if yes they can book the flight to Sandakan.
    Thank you

  • Nicolai says:

    Are you availeble for tomorrow for a two day one night trip? What time do I have to be there? I am in semporna know, will I be able to make it ?

  • Ethna says:

    Hi we are travelling to sandakan in two weeks and hope to get to the island. However we are alarmed by the kidnappings in recent times especially the one in May in Sandakan. What security provisions are in place please. We will be travelling with our two children and obvious prioritise their safety. Thanks

    • admin says:

      Hi Ethna.
      Thank you for your comment. I understand your concern especially when traveling with children. Therefor I will not guide you whether to go or not, you of course have to decide for yourself. I would listen to the guidelines from the governments and use is as input.

      Here is the UK:

      In my opinion most travelling can give some kind of concern and of course also in this case. But it is not tourists being kidnapped and it is an isolated situation and not one of many. Copenhagen and Paris is not less safe now than before terror and the same I think about going to Turtle Island. You just have to look out as you always should then not going to an all-you-can-eat-resort in Alanya but actually want to explore the world ;-)

  • Linda Papps says:

    my daughter and I will be in Sandakan and hope to do turtle island on the 14th September for one day and one night only as other things booked already. Is it possible to book this on line. We have been to marimari.com but they now tell us they cant get us in on the 14th but can do the 15th. As we are flying back to Kota on that day already booked we cannot do. Can you help us please

  • Heather says:

    Travelling alone, I am struggling to get a reasonable quote on the trip to turtle island. Any suggestions on where I can try. I had an email address for Crystal Quest but it bounced back, so still haven’t reached them. And contact info other than the phone number?

  • Liz says:

    Is there a trip from KK where you can do both turtle island and sun bear centre?

    How exciting!

    Thank you

  • Liz says:

    Hi there,

    I am coming on honeymoon to KK in April.
    We will be planning a trip to see turtle island and stay over one night.
    Do you know if there is a tour available that fits both The sun bear centre and turtle island?

    Thank you

  • Charlie says:


    My friend and I wish to come but our embassy has advised against travel to a number of islands off eastern borneo. We assume that because it is a conservation park that travel is fine but can you please advise? Thanks

  • Dannerbauer Patrick says:

    me and my girlfriend are travelling in Malaysia Borneo and we are in KK in the Moment. Is there a way we can come to turtle islands maybe on the 3.10.14 ?
    and how much is the price?
    greetings Patrick

  • Adhip Arora says:

    I visited the turtle island in December 2013 with my family.It was altogether a different experience.We saw monitor lizards and on seeing it for the first time we all got scared but later on got to know that it was harmless.
    Really enjoyed my stay at the island. Keep up the great work and hope the nature here remains preserved

  • Mikael Lindberg says:

    Today it´s almost 14 years since I and my girlfriend visited Turtle Island. What an experience! I still remember it. It´s hard to describe the feeling of a young turtle in your hands – it´s strong flippers fighting for life. And still, so few survive their very first year.
    We had the chance to name “our” turtle before its release in to the ocean. The baby turtle got a fine name: Snutt. I hope that “Snutt” was one that survived – it was so strong.
    Who knows, maybe I will meet just that one turtle some day when I go diving …

  • narasimhakumar says:

    nature is shadow of supreme god……

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  • Just lovin’ this island with its wild nature and extremely friendly people. Keep up the great work and hope the nature here remains preserved. I’m also a bit baffled why there isn’t even any recycling going on in this country. One would think that it should be profitable, with so much waste.

  • Rene van Berkel says:

    Oke, super nature in glorie, nice cabi’s, nice staf. I hope you can keep this like now. There is one thing, people who uses a flah with the camera in the night while making foto of litle turtle and eggs, you haveta make a penalty beceause they don’t listenand won’t listen.

    • admin says:

      Hi Rene.
      I couldn’t agree more. That is also why it is posted on all the pages on this website. Visitors have to respect the nature and for once experience the adventure instead of getting a picture for later use. If you are sincerely present at the moment you will carry the perfect image and memory with you for ever.
      Best regards and thank you for the comment.

  • Rose says:

    macam mana nak booking p pulau selingan pada 27-28 august 2013 untuk 2 orang?.

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