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Satang Turtle Island (Join In Boat): Diethelm Standard

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day tour

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Budget

Tour Period: Morning

7 hours       Kuching

tour highlights

  • Satang Turtle Island
  • Kuching Wetlands National Park
  • Irrawaddy Dolphins
  • Snorkeling

tour details

Embark on an interesting day excursion to Satang Turtle Island & the Kuching Wetlands National Park.
You’ll first look out for Irrawaddy dolphins, which are often sighted around the Santubong & Buntal coastal areas when sea conditions are calm. Following this, you’ll proceed to lovely Satang Turtle Island, which is one of 3 islands protected by the government for turtle conservation. At night, turtles come to lay eggs on the white sandy beach, which stretches across the entire southern side of this island. Although it is highly unlikely you’ll see turtles during bright daylight, the soft corals surrounding the island provide great opportunities for snorkelling (snorkelling gear provided). In the afternoon, you’ll cruise along the mangrove swamp of Kuching Wetlands National Park.

Why choose this tour?

Sarawak's first marine protected area, Talang-Satang National Park covers an area of 19,414 hectares and was gazette in 1999 to enhance marine turtle conservation in Sarawak.

    tour description

    Transfer to Santubong on air-conditioned vehicle. Embark on an interesting day excursion to Satang Turtle Island and the Kuching Wetlands National Park. We will first look for Irrawaddy dolphins, which are often sighted around the Santubong and Buntal coastal areas during fine sea condition. Following this, we will proceed to Satang Turtle Island, which is one of three islands set under protection by the government for turtle conservation. At night, turtles will come to the white sandy beach, which stretches across the entire southern side of this island to lay eggs. Although it is highly unlikely to see turtles during bright daylight, the soft corals surrounding the island give good opportunities for snorkelling (snorkelling gear provided). In the afternoon, we cruise along the mangrove swamp of Kuching Wetlands National Park.

    customise the tour

    • Add-on dinner at seafood restaurant

    includes

    • Transfer to/from hotel included: Yes
    • Pick-up/Drop-off at hotels out of town at surcharge
    • Meal included: Yes-Packed Lunch

    notes

    • Even from April until September we might occasionally experience heavier rain falls and rough sea conditions might occur, which can have an effect on the boat services ex/to Satang Island. Therefore the guide may at any given time decide to divert to a similar alternative tour if necessary.
    • In order to minimise the impact on the sensitive mangrove ecosystem, all mangrove cruises are on join-in basis. For private tours guests will have a private guide, but sharing a boat with other guests.
    • Sightings of wildlife depend on several natural factors (e.g. weather) and therefore cannot be guaranteed.

    Tour code: EXKFSTIC

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