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Day tours to islands around Kota Kinabalu for a day of fun

GAYANA ECO RESORT- MARINE ECOLOGY RESEARCH CENTRE (MERC) DAY TOUR

Tour Code: AOSBKI-GER-001
Itinerary: 09:00am – 05:00pm GAYANA ECO RESORT
Meet at hotel lobby and transfer to jetty. Upon arrival at the jetty, hop on for a short 20 minutes boat ride to Gayana Eco Resort.

Visit the Marine Ecology Research Centre, MERC that is aiming to create a reflective consciousness towards our marine environment. You will have an introductory video presentation that provides an overview of MERC, followed by a personalized guided tour around the displays where intricate details of marine life are revealed such as the unique physical feature of the body of the clown fish which is coated with special mucus that protects it from the anemone’s toxic stings.

Have the chance to get up, close and personal to less sensitive marine life via the touch pool, caressing species such as the horseshoe crab, with its hard, curved protective shell.

After sumptuous lunch at the resort restaurant, free & easy.

There is a a varied range of water sports (own expense) available at Gayana. Only non–motorised water sports, or perhaps borrow a canoe and paddle about the waters for a bit. This could be in the form of kayaking around the bay or to the Mangrove, the birthplace of many tropical fish.

Highly recommended activity is snorkeling above the coral garden where you will definitely see Nemo and may also see all his cousins and the odd ray. You are also free to trek through the jungles which is easy to navigate and can be accommodated by informing our reservations in advance. One of our experienced local guides will accompany you to point out the jungle’s hidden marvels. Lunch.

Late afternoon (16:00hrs), return back by boat to Kota Kinabalu jetty and onwards transfer to your hotel.

  • Visit Gaya Island
  • Visit Marine Ecology Research Centre
  • Guided Tour on Marine Education
  • Coral Planting Activity
  • Witness Giant Clams

Kota Kinabalu Tour

Prices start from
Adults MYR 375 per pax
Child MYR 300 per pax

Tour Code: AOSBKI-GER-001

Gayana Eco Resort, Gaya Island, Sabah

Gayana Eco Resort, Gaya Island, Sabah

Gayana Eco Resorts Marine Ecology Research Centre (MERC)

Gayana Eco Resorts Marine Ecology Research Centre (MERC)

Manukan Island © Credit Photo David Kirkland/Sabah Board Tourism

Manukan Island © Credit Photo David Kirkland/Sabah Board Tourism

MAMUTIK ISLAND & FUN FISHING TRIP

Tour Code: AOSBKI-MFF-001
Itinerary: 08.15am to 3.00pm Mamutik Island
08:15hrs – Pick up from your hotel lobby and transfer to the Jetty. Upon arrival, register at the operation counter followed by a short tour briefing by the fishing coordinator.

Depart the Marina Jetty in a 32 footer long boat and head towards the fishing point of South China Sea at Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, not only suitable for snorkeling, diving and other water sport activities, is also a good spot for fishing. Fishes found in this place include Garoupa fish, Red Carp fish, Catfish and many more. The boat ride takes about 20 minutes from the mainland. Fishing will takes about 3 hours. Try to catch as many fish as possible!

Transfer to Mamutik Island and enjoy BBQ lunch served at Mamutik Beach. Free at leisure; swimming, snorkeling and sport activities.

15:00hrs – Be ready at Mamutik Jetty to board the boat back to mainland and onward transfer to your respective hotel.

Kota Kinabalu Tour

Prices start from
Adult MYR 480 per pax
Child MYR 384 per pax

Tour Code: AOSBKI-MFF-001

PULAU TIGA – SURVIVOR ISLAND DAY TRIP

Tour Code: AOSBKI-PTS-001
Itinerary: 07.30am to 06.00pm
07:30 – Pick up from your hotel and depart to Kuala Penyu jetty (about 1.5 hours’ drive)
09:30 – Arrive at jetty
10:00 – 25 minutes boat ride to Pulau Tiga – Survivor Island
10.40 – Visit Snake Island and thereafter snorkeling session
12:30 – Lunch
14:00 – Trek to the mud volcano where you can soak yourself into the pool of therapeutic volcanic mud
15:30 – Depart from Island back to jetty
18:00 – Arrive at Kota Kinabalu city

  • Mud Bath
  • Scuba Diving & Snorkeling
  • Nature Trails

Kota Kinabalu Tour

Prices start from
Adult MYR 370 per pax
Child MYR 296 per pax

Tour Code: AOSBKI-PTS-001

Mudpack on Pulau Tiga Survivor Island Sabah_ExodusBorneo

Mudpack on Pulau Tiga Survivor Island Sabah

TARP Island Hopping in Sabah_Photo by David Kirkland © Sabah Tourism

TARP Island Hopping in Sabah_Photo by David Kirkland © Sabah Tourism

TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN: TWIN ISLANDS HOPPING

Tour Code: AOSBKI-TAR-001
Itinerary: 08:00am – 15:00pm
Meet at hotel lobby and transfer to jetty.
Upon arrival at the jetty, hop on for a short 20 minutes boat ride which departs at 08:30hrs to the first island. Start of your activity.

Spend designated time on the first island before proceeding to the second island for BBQ Seafood Buffet lunch.

After lunch, you are free to explore the second island or continue your sea sports activity. You can also laze around the Beach soaking the tropical sun.

In the late afternoon, prepare to pack up and standby by the island jetty for return boat ride to Kota Kinabalu jetty and onward transfer to your hotel.

Kota Kinabalu Tour

Prices start from
Adult MYR 195 per pax
Child MYR 156 per pax

Tour Code: AOSBKI-TAR-001

MANTANANI ISLAND-SNORKELING

Tour Code: AOSBKI-MIS-001
Itinerary: 07.00am to 06.00pm
Pick-up from hotel and transfer by van to Kuala Abai Jetty, Kota Belud. Estimated travel time will be 1hr 45mins.
Arrival at Jetty and depart by boat to Palm Beach at Mantanani Island. Boat ride takes approx. 1 hour to the island.
Upon arrival at Palm Beach, freshen up and have some refreshment. Get changed.
Begin your activity (Snorkeling, Leisure Diving, or Discover Scuba Diving).
Lunch is provided at the Dive Lodge.
After lunch, continue to the second snorkeling house reef site or simply swim around the house reef.
Depart at 3.00pm back to Kuala Abai Jetty. Upon arrival, board van and proceed back to Kota Kinabalu and transfer to your respective hotel.

Kota Kinabalu Tour

Prices start from
Adult MYR 310 per pax
Child MYR 248 per pax

Tour Code: AOSBKI-MIS-001

Enjoy yourself - Discover snorkeling

Enjoy yourself – Discover snorkeling

Scuba Diving in Matanani Island_Exodus Borneo

Scuba Diving in Matanani Island

Scuba Diving Day Tour to Mantanani Island

Scuba Diving Day Tour to Mantanani Island

MANTANANI ISLAND-DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING (DSD)/LEISURE DIVE (LD)

Tour Code: AOSBKI-MID-001
Itinerary: 07:15am – 18:00pm
Pick-up from hotel and transfer by van to Kuala Abai Jetty, Kota Belud. Estimated travel time will be 1 hour & 45 minutes.
Arrival at Jetty and depart by boat to Palm Beach at Mantanani Island. Boat ride takes approx. 1 hour to the island.

Discover Scuba Diving Activity Itinerary (For Non-Cert Divers)

  • Arrival at Palm Beach at 10.45am. After gearing up, safety briefing will be given by our Dive Instructor/Master.
  • After briefing, proceed for 1st Dive in shallow water (waist deep) around the beach to familiarize with the equipment and learn basic skills.
  • Get on the boat and proceed for the 2nd Dive (less than 6 meters depth).
  • Dive sites will be determined by our Dive Instructor/Instructor depending on guest’s capability.
  • Return back to Palm Beach for lunch at 12:30hrs to Mantanani Island.
  • After lunch, freshen up. Free and easy. You can snorkel at the beach, play volleyball, take photos, or engage in watersport activities.
  • Unlimited snorkeling (F.O.C.) from the beach for Discover Scuba Divers after lunch.
  • Depart back to Kuala Abai Jetty at 15:00hrs. Upon arrival, board van and proceed back to Kota Kinabalu and transfer to your respective hotel.

Leisure Diving Activity Itinerary (For Certified Divers)

  • 10.45hrs – Upon reaching starting point, Dive equipments will be provided to the guests.
  • After gearing up, safety briefing will be given by our DIVE MASTER/INSTRUCTOR.
  • Proceed to the 1st Dive site with boat. 1st Dive commences.
  • Return back to Dive Lodge at 12:30hrs for lunch.
  • After lunch, get ready for a Second Dive. Proceed to a different dive site with boat.
  • Depart back to Kuala Abai Jetty at 15:00hrs . Upon arrival, board van and proceed back to Kota Kinabalu and transfer to your respective hotel.

Kota Kinabalu Tour

Prices start from
Adult MYR 500 per pax
Child MYR 400 per pax

Tour Code: AOSBKI-MID-001

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Category: Daily Tours
City/Region: Ex-Kota Kinabalu
Tour Code: AOSBKI-GER-001
Pricing from: Adults MYR 375 per pax; Child MYR 300 per pax

Duration: Full Day
Package: GAYANA ECO RESORT- MARINE ECOLOGY RESEARCH CENTRE (MERC) DAY TOUR
Min Pax: 2 pax on SIC basis

Tour Availability: Everyday
Departure Time: 09:00hrs
Departure Point: Kota Kinabalu City Hotel
Return Time: 17:00hrs

Meals: Lunch

Includes:
Entrance Fees to Gayana Eco Resorts MERC, Sabah Parks Entrance Fees, Return Hotel Transfer (Seat-In-Coach), Return Boat Transfer (Jetty – MERC – Jetty), Meal as stated and English Speaking Guide.

Excludes:
Snorkeling Equipment, Water Sports, Any Items Not Mentioned.

Things to bring:
Comfortable walking shoes, umbrella/cap, insect repellent, drinking water, camera.

Outskirt Hotels Pick-Up & Drop Off Surcharge:
Additional charges of MYR 30 nett per pax are chargeable for outskirt hotels pick-ups. Outskirt Hotels include Rasa Ria, Nexus, Sabandar, Mimpian Jadi, Langkah Syabas, Beringgis Resort, Kasih Sayang, etc.

Category: Daily Tours
City/Region: Ex-Kota Kinabalu
Tour Code: AOSBKI-MFF-001
Pricing from: Adult MYR 480 per pax; Child MYR 384 per pax

Duration: Full Day
Package: MAMUTIK ISLAND & FUN FISHING TRIP
Min Pax: 2 pax

Tour Availability: Upon Request
Departure Time: 08:15hrs
Return Time: 15:00hrs

Meals: BBQ Lunch at Mamutik Island

Includes:
2-Way Hotel Transfer, 2-Way Boat Transfer (Seat-in-Coach), Mamutik Island Entrance Fee, Meal, Fishing Rod, Hand lines, Reels, Baits, Drinking water, Skipper and Crew.

Things to bring:
Extra clothing, sunglasses, sun block lotion, insect repellent, hat/cap, sea sick medication.

Note:
It is advisable to book this tour in advance.
All programs quoted are subject to space availability and environmental conditions.
Customers are responsible for the broken/damage fishing equipment which are rented from us.

Category: Daily Tours
City/Region: Ex-Kota Kinabalu
Tour Code: AOSBKI-PTS-001
Pricing from: Adult MYR 370 per pax; Child MYR 296per pax

Duration: Full Day
Package: PULAU TIGA – SURVIVOR ISLAND DAY TRIP
Min Pax: 2 pax on SIC basis

Tour Availability: Everyday
Departure Time: 07:30hrs
Departure Point: Kota Kinabalu City Hotel
Return Time: 18:00hrs

Meals: Lunch

Includes:
Hotel Pickup & Drop off, Land Transportation (Seat-In-Coach), Boat Ride, Snorkeling Equipment, Meals as Stated, Sabah Parks Fee, Jetty Fee and English Speaking Guide.

Excludes:
Tipping (Optional), Alcoholic & Carbonated Drinks, Any Items Not Mentioned.

Things to bring:
Swim wear, insect repellant, sunblock lotion, sun hat, slippers, change of clothes, waterproof bag or backpack, towel, extra pocket money.

Note:

  • The boat journey to Pulau Tiga – Survivor Island may not be suitable for pregnant women as the boat ride may be bumpy depending on the sea condition.
  • You might get WET during the boat journey, so please be sure to pack and stow your belongings properly during the journey. Dry bags or plastic bags for waterproofing are recommended.
  • Kindly note that you are responsible for the safe keeping of your belongings at all time. We do not encourage guests bringing along electronic devices, valuables and important documents.
  • Please check with us if you have any special dietary request, e.g. vegetarian. We however do not guarantee that we will be able to meet all requests.
  • Guests are reminded to be on time for the pick up from the hotel. For guests who missed the transport pick up in the morning, this is considered as NO SHOW and there will be no refund.
  • All reservation MUST provide the following information: Name as per passport, Passport Number, Nationality and at least 1 Emergency contact information of friend or relative.
  • For safety reasons, tour and activities are dependent on SEA & WEATHER CONDITIONS.
  • Liability Release Form MUST be understood and signed by the participant before the tour commences.
Category: Daily Tours
City/Region: Ex-Kota Kinabalu
Tour Code: AOSBKI-TAR-001
Pricing from: Adult MYR 195 per pax; Child MYR 156 per pax

Duration: Full Day
Package: TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN: TWIN ISLANDS HOPPING
Min Pax: 2 pax on SIC basis

Tour Availability: Everyday
Departure Time: 08:00hrs
Departure Point: Kota Kinabalu City Hotel
Return Time: 15:00hrs

Meals: BBQ Seafood Buffet Lunch

Includes:
Hotel Pickup & Drop off, Land Transportation (Seat-In-Coach), 2-Way Boat Transfer, Meals as Stated, Entrance Fee to Sabah Parks – TARP Islands, Jetty Fee, Snorkeling Equipment (Snorkel Mask, Life Jacket) and English Speaking Guide.

Excludes:
Tipping (Optional), Alcoholic Drinks, Any Items Not Mentioned.

Things to bring:
Sunblock/Tan lotion, hat/cap, swimming attire, sandals or slippers, drinking water.

Outskirt Hotels Pick-Up & Drop Off Surcharge:
Additional charges of MYR 30 nett per pax are chargeable for outskirt hotels pick-ups. Outskirt Hotels include Rasa Ria, Nexus, Sabandar, Mimpian Jadi, Langkah Syabas, Beringgis Resort, Kasih Sayang, etc.

Note:

  • Please do not bring valuables as there are no lockers on the islands.
  • You are advised to bring enough cash for your sea sport activities.
  • The two islands that you will be hopping to are Mamutik Island and Sapi Island. Occasionally, we may change one of the islands to Manukan. It depends on the crowd, water, jetty and or logistics conditions.
Category: Daily Tours
City/Region: Ex-Kota Belud
Tour Code: AOSBKI-MIS-001
Pricing from: Adult MYR 310 per pax; Child MYR 248 per pax

Duration: Full Day
Package: MANTANANI ISLAND-SNORKELING
Min Pax: 2 pax

Departure Time: 07:00hrs
Departure Point: Kota Kinabalu City Hotel
Return Time: 18:00hrs

Meals: Buffet Lunch, Mineral Water

Includes:
Meals as Stated, Return Land Transfer SIC basis (Kota Kinabalu – Kuala Abai Jetty), Return Boat Transfer (Kuala Abai Jetty – Mantanani Island)

For Snorkelers & Non-Divers:
Snorkeling Equipment (Mask, Fins, Snorkel), 2 Snorkeling Sessions with Boat.

For Discover Scuba Divers:
Diving Equipment (Weights, Weight Belts, BCD, Regulator, Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Wetsuit, 1 Tank), 1 Boat Dive & 1 Shore Dive, Dive Instructor/Master.

For Leisure Divers:
Diving Equipment (Weights, Weight Belts, BCD, Regulator, Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Wetsuit, 2 Tanks), 2 Boat Dives, Dive Instructor/Master.

Excludes:
Alcoholic Drinks, Tipping, Any Items Not Mentioned.

Things to bring:
Log book and diver certification card (For Diver Only),
sun block lotion, towel, suitable outfit for diving, extra change of clothing,
Personal toiletries, insect repellent, hat/cap, raincoat.

Outskirt Surcharge:
Additional MYR 10 per person for transport pick up from Nexus Resort and Shangri-la Rasa Ria Resort.
Additional MYR 40 per person for transport pick up from Tuaran Beach Resort / Kinarut Area.

Note:

  • Participant must be physically fit as this is an adventure tour.
  • Due to the adventurous nature of the tour, children under 5 years old are not encouraged to participate in the tour.
  • Age limit for diving with compressed air is 12 years old and above.
  • The boat journey to Mantanani Island may not be suitable for pregnant women as the boat ride may be bumpy depending on the sea condition.
  • You might get WET during the boat journey, so please be sure to pack and stow your belongings properly during the journey. Dry bags or plastic bags for waterproofing are recommended.
  • You are responsible for the safe keeping of your belongings at all time. We do not encourage guests bringing along electronic devices, valuables and important documents.
Category: Daily Tours
City/Region: Ex-Kota Belud
Tour Code: AOSBKI-MID-001
Pricing from: Adult MYR 500 per pax; Child MYR 400 per pax

Duration: Full Day
Package: MANTANANI ISLAND-DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING (DSD)/LEISURE DIVE (LD)
Min Pax: 2 pax

Tour Availability: Upon Request
Departure Time: 07:15hrs
Departure Point: Kota Kinabalu City Hotel
Return Time: 18:00hrs

Meals: Buffet Lunch, Mineral Water

Includes:
Land Transfers, Boat return Transfers, 2 boat snorkeling, snorkeling equipment (mask, fins, rash guard, regulator, weight belt, weights, scuba tanks & professional PADI dive instructor / Dive Master), meal as stated.

For Snorkelers & Non-Divers:
Snorkeling Equipment (Mask, Fins, Snorkel), 2 Snorkeling Sessions with Boat.

For Discover Scuba Divers:
Diving Equipment (Weights, Weight Belts, BCD, Regulator, Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Wetsuit, 1 Tank), 1 Boat Dive & 1 Shore Dive, Dive Instructor/Master.

For Leisure Divers:
Diving Equipment (Weights, Weight Belts, BCD, Regulator, Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Wetsuit, 2 Tanks), 2 Boat Dives, Dive Instructor/Master.

Excludes:
Alcoholic Drinks, Tipping, Any Items Not Mentioned.

Things to bring:
Log book and diver certification card (For Diver Only),
sun block lotion, towel, suitable outfit for diving, extra change of clothing,
Personal toiletries, insect repellent, hat/cap, raincoat.

Outskirt Surcharge:
Additional MYR 10 per person for transport pick up from Nexus Resort and Shangri-la Rasa Ria Resort.
Additional MYR 40 per person for transport pick up from Tuaran Beach Resort / Kinarut Area.

Note:

  • Strictly no fly policy within 24 hours after the last dive.
  • Participant must be physically fit as this is an adventure tour.
  • Due to the adventurous nature of the tour, children under 5 years old are not encouraged to participate in the tour.
  • Minimum age for unlicensed divers is 13yrs and above.
  • The boat journey to Mantanani Island may not be suitable for pregnant women as the boat ride may be bumpy depending on the sea condition.
  • You might get WET during the boat journey, so please be sure to pack and stow your belongings properly during the journey. Dry bags or plastic bags for waterproofing are recommended.
  • You are responsible for the safe keeping of your belongings at all time. We do not encourage guests bringing along electronic devices, valuables and important documents.
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