Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park

Pulau Gaya, Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine ParkPulau Gaya Jetty

Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine park is a cluster of 5 Island including Pulau Gaya,Pulau Manukan, Pulau Sapi, Pulau Mamutik and Pulau Sulug. it took 10 - 20 minutes by speedboat ride from Sutera Harbor's Marina or Jesselton Point, the Marine park is covering some 4,929 hectares of land and sea. The Marine Park was gazetted as the National park in 1974 and named for the nation's first Prime Minister. This Marine Park offers you white sandy beaches and crystal clear water. The Park also has some of the most diverse coral reefs and marine life in the world.

tunku abdul rahman marine parkWhite Sandy Beach of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park

This marine Park is an ideal location for divers. The reefs lie in shallow waters with little current making it an ideal location for novice divers. It also an interesting location for experienced divers and underwater photographer because of the diverse and rare marine creatures. There are also variety of marine life can be found such as Scorpion fish, Blue-spotted rays, cuttlefish, mantis shrimps and the occasional green or hawksbill turtle.

Tunku Abdul Rahman marine parkFish in The marine park. You can even fed the fish by hands

Sometimes, at some locations, rare creatures such as harlequin ghost pipe-fish and mandarin fish can be found especially with the help from local dive guides. During the cooler months from November to February, plankton blooms attract krill which in turn attract whale shark, the world's largest fish. At times, the density of the krill v=can be so thick in these murky conditions underwater encounter with these colossal animal can be exciting as they suddenly appear out of the gloom.

World War II, Tunku Abdul Rahman marine ParkRemnant of World War II

There are also remnant of World War II bomb found at Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park.

How To get There

If you wish to go there, there are daily boat services available from the jetty of Jesselton Point at Kota Kinabalu City Center from 7.30am to 5pm. Here, express boats transport visitors to the park and back to the jetty of Jesselton Point. You can also Head to Sutera Harbor's marina where they provide you services to go and pick up from the marine park.

For more info, contact

Sabah Tourism Board, 51 Gaya Street, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Malaysia.
Tel: +6088 212121 Fax: +6088 212075 Email: info@sabahtourism.com

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