Mabul Island Snorkelling Backpackers (5Days/4Nights)

Pick up from Tawau

Tour Code: TWU-36  Duration: 5 Days / 4 Night

Get the complete snorkelling adventure in this 5 days and 4 nights exploration of the islands of Sipadan, Mabul and Kapalai in their diverse marine habitat!


  • Experience the Amazing Marine Life in Waters of Mabul and Kapalai
  • Go Stargazing in the Clear Starry Skies of Mabul Island
  • Get a Chance to Swim with Turtles and See Rare Marine Life

    Tour Description:

    Mabul Island is a beautiful holiday destination for divers and non-divers alike. Famous for its muck diving, even without going too far from the beach, one can spot turtles, cuttlefish, octopi, eagle and blue spotted stingrays by the house reef. The underwater scenery further away from the beach is even better, so take a boat to go further out to sea where treasures are hidden. Strap on your diving equipment and swim through the clear waters of Celebes sea.

    On this adventure, you will get seven snorkelling trips to Mabul Island and Kapalai. Off the shores of Mabul Island, you can see the gently sloping coral reefs of the Eel garden, Ribbon valley, Stingray city, Lobster wall and Panglima. Corals thrive in abundance here and range in shapes, colours, sizes and textures. There is also an array of minute

    and colourful nudibranchs all along the way, and while snorkelling you may spot other marine life such as giant barracudas, moray eels, turtles and rays, and if you’re lucky enough you may even spot a whale shark!

    Kapalai, meanwhile, is no longer an island, but its beauty is not one to be dismissed either. Kapalai is a world-class diving destination but one can also appreciate what it has to offer by snorkelling. Giant potato groupers, bump-head parrotfish, shimmering fusiliers and schooling jackfish can be seen making their way through the calm underwater world as smaller fish like the mandarin fish and friendly batfish flit through corals. There are also wrecks that you can observe just below a shallow sloping reef on a sandy plateau, and many unique organisms like orangutan crabs, spider crabs and hyper-coloured nudibranchs make their home there.

    For your accommodation, you will get a fan-ventilated twin-sharing room and a shared bathroom. The nights will be cool and breezy and should be adequate in providing your room with a comfortable temperature. Your room will also overlook the majestic Celebes sea, so sit back and relax with the view and some alcohol or carbonated soft drinks at an extra charge. You need not worry about your meals as they are all included, while refreshments and snacks are also free of charge.

    Cancellation Policy:

    Please refer to our refunds policy under Terms of Use section.

    Pick-Up Time:  

    • 10:00 am - 10:30 am

    What's Included:

    • Four (4) Night’s Accommodation at Mabul Backpackers Standard Room with Fan & Shared Bathroom(Twin / Triple Sharing)
    • Full board buffet style meals (3 Breakfast, 2 Lunch and 3 Dinner)
    • Jetty Fees
    • Seven (7) Snorkelling Boat Trips around Mabul and Kapalai
    • Snorkelling Equipment
    • Return Transfers from Tawau Airport to Semporna
    • Return Boat Transfers Semporna – Mabul Island

    What's Not Included:

    • Any Items Not Mentioned
    • Carbonated & Alcoholic Drinks

    Additional Information:

    • Prices shown are for minimum two (2) pax. Single travellers are subject to additional surcharges
    • Transfer duration above are estimated and subject to traffic and weather condition, and not inclusive of any sightseeing
    • Please check with Adventoro Concierge regarding accommodation availability (Call / Whatsapp +6010 468 8011)
    • Please adhere to strict pick-up time punctuality. Tour operators may forfeit tours for travellers if no-show during stipulated time
    • Registered name of the traveller must be corresponding with photograph documentation (Example: Passport). Tour operators reserve the right to reject if registered traveller fails to provide photographed documentation of their own
    • Note: Starting from 1st September 2017, a tourism tax of RM10 per room per night will be imposed on non-Malaysian tourists for all types of hotels and accommodations. This is payable to the hotel upon check-out