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Mabul Island Snorkelling Backpackers - Dormitory

Pick up from Tawau
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Tour Code: TWU-36 Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights

Explore the pristine water of the Celebes Sea in this 5 days and 4 nights exploration of the islands of Mabul and Kapalai in their diverse marine habitat!


  • Experience the Amazing Marine Life in Waters of Mabul and Kapalai
  • Snorkel your way Around the Various Snorkelling Hotspots Sprawled Around the Celebes Sea and get the Chance to swim Alongside Green Turtles and Whale Sharks Along the way
  • Get a Chance to Swim with Turtles and See Rare Marine Life

Tour Description:

As one of Sabah’s most iconic diving destination for locals and tourists alike, Mabul Island packs more of a punch than you would think it does. Arriving there, you will be welcomed with the fresh ocean breeze blowing past your cheeks and the salty taste of the ocean building up in the air. It gets better – you will also notice that your Mabul Island accommodation lies on the strong construct of a wooden platform extending into the sea. It feels like Venice – only this one is much closer to home. Looking further into the distance, you will notice that Mabul Island is also met with other small islands and diving destinations. To the southeast, you will see the Sipadan-Kapalai islet and resort, to the north is none other than the city of Semporna. For those with keen eyes, you may also notice the presence of a boat-shaped oil rig not too far away from Sipadan-Kapalai islet. Well, you will be surprised to know that it is actually a diving platform now. Aside from the stunning architecture in the surrounding area, the calm water of the Celebes Sea also hides the richness of the aquatic life under its azure blanket. Snorkel your way along the surface and behold the hidden beauty of the underwater world of Celebes Sea in this diving journey you are about to undertake.

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.

The surface of the ocean itself is teeming with rich aquatic inhabitants that are waiting for you to explore. You will get to see beautiful corals decorating the ocean floor and green turtles crossing your path along the way. Feel the rush of wind on your back as you dip your head into the water and make your way around the famous snorkelling hotspots around the area to see the beauty of the underwater world yourself.  

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 Dormitory Room
  • 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

Pick-Up Location(s)

Refer to the map below to see a list of pick up location(s) that are available for you to choose from. You can select your desired pick up location when you book the tour.

List of Location(s):

    Pick up is also available for other location(s) under the vicinity of Tawau. For more information, please contact Adventoro's concierge service.

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