|Map taken from www.etawu.com|
Among the five islands of TAR Marine Park, we chose Sapi, Manukan and Mamutik only. Prior to the trip, you need to arrange the schedule of transfers from one island to another. Any changes during the duration of the trip needs to be communicated to Jesselton Ferry Point Terminal which is quite a hassle for any fickle-minded souls.
For the three island boat transfers, we paid MYR33 + MYR 7.20 Tax and Conservation Fee of MYR10.
With approximately 20-minute boat ride from Jesselton Ferry Point Terminal, we took our first stop at Sapi Island (Pulau Sapi).
|approaching Pulau Sapi dock|
We opted to take our brunch at the open cafe first. It was nearly ten and we scheduled our transfer to Manukan Island at 1pm.
After awhile we got bored as we couldn't go snorkeling with the weather turning gloomy. We just waited at the dock for our 1PM boat transfer to Manukan Island.
Finally, the boat arrived at 1pm and we transferred to Manukan Island.
Manukan Island is better than Sapi with it's long stretch of shoreline, clear waters as well where you can actually see the fishes even at the seashore and more touristy with the existence of cottages, restaurants and other amenities. We enjoyed snorkeling and walking along the stretch of the shoreline.
Unfortunately, we only arranged to stay there for two hours so we hopped the boat transfer to Mamutik at 3pm. From our experience, I would recommend that you stay longer in Manukan than the other islands.
We took a speedboat to Mamutik Island and that added the fun! Mamutik is almost same in size as Manukan and had so much to offer.
Our stay in Mamutik Island was a quick-one with only an hour to stay. They have cottages and good for day excursion and family picnic. The weather in KK from Mamutik was getting gloomier and neither the waves were inviting for a swim.
With only an hour and a weather getting darker, we just took our shower, had some souvenir shots and waited at the island's dock for our 3PM transfer back to Jesselton Point.
|It was a nice waiting time at the dock enjoying the fishes in the water.|
|the welcome cottage at Pulau Manukan|
|the stretch of Manukan Island|
|the things that we enjoyed the most at Pulau Manukan|
|the beautiful walkway from the dock of Manukan Island|
|the welcome board at Mamutik Island|
|Shallow water good for swimming|
|Ending our island tour with our souvenir photo at the dock of Mamutik Island|