Guided Snorkelling Trip at Mantanani Island

location_on Mari Mari Backpackers Lodge Kampong Mantanani Sabah Malaysia

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About this exploration

Find out what is hidden beneath the sea around Mantanani Island with confidence.

You will be given:
Safety briefing by our Snorkelling Guide
and introduction and proper use of snorkelling equipments
How to breathe through your snorkel
How to swim with fins
How to clear water from mask & snorkel
Safety skills – e.g. cramp recovery
Resting position

With the skills that you have acquired in Sessions 1, your guide will now take you to our snorkelling site by boat.
Take a guided tour of the the nearby reef. See the rich varieties of underwater lives like clownfish, anemone, colourful table coral, barrel sponges, brain coral, stack horn coral and many others.


Marine Marine

Special Interest

Fishes Fishes

Crustaceans Crustaceans

Molluscs Molluscs


Snorkeling Snorkeling

Boat Cruise Boat Cruise

Language spoken in this Xploration
  • English
  • Malay
What's included
  • Return Land transfer : Kota Kinabalu-Kuala Abai Jetty (Kota Belud)-Kota Kinabalu
  • Return Boat transfer : Kuala Abai Jetty-Mantanani Island-Kuala Abai Jetty
  • Snorkelling Equipments Rental
  • Snorkelling Guide / Dive Master
  • Lunch
  • Insurance For Guests Are Provided (Terms and Conditions Apply)
Cancellation policy
  • 50% refund 15 days prior to exploration date, except fee.
  • 100% cancellation charged on NO SHOW or Less than 24 hours prior to event date.
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances, making it impossible to conduct the tour, we reserve the right to change to another tour or cancel the tour at our absolute discretion. In such eventuality, no resources or claims shall be made against us.
Remarks from host

Things To Notes :
1. Please check with us if you have any special dietary request, e.g. vegetarian.

2. Please take noted our transportation schedule (Land and Boat) are FIXED, there are NO others shuttle service time, please well manage your own flight/bus schedule to your next destination.

3. Due to the outdoor and adventure nature of the tours and activities, we do not recommend to anyone who has pre-existing medical conditions (such as pregnancy, hypertension, back pain problem...etc) that will normally preclude him/her from taking part in activities of similar nature. Children below 5 years old are not encouraged to participate in the tours. We reserve the right to refuse service where we deem appropriate.

4. Liability Release Form MUST be signed and understood by the participant before the tour and activities commence.

5. For safety reasons, tour and activities are dependent on SEA & WEATHER CONDITIONS. We reserve the rights to CANCEL or POSTPONE any tour or activity if it deems there is an absence of a safe operating environment. We monitor closely weather changes through the relevant sources.

6. 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.

7. We will not be liable for any damage to your belongings caused by exposure to elements of nature such as weather and sea conditions.

8. Kindly note that you are responsible for the safekeeping of your belongings at all time. We do not encourage guests bringing along electronic devices, valuables and important documents.

9. Please produce your passport number or other identification for registration.

Things To Bring:
Booking Voucher
Pocket money
Insect repellent
Sun-block lotion
Personal toiletries
Change of clothes,
Raincoat to protect against water splashes during boat ride
Dry bag/plastic bag to protect your personal belongings

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Day 1

07:15 am Meet at Wisma Sabah, Jalan Tun Fuad Stephen, Kota Kinabalu and transfer by coach or van to Kuala Abai Jetty, Kota Belud. Estimated travel time will be 1 hour & 45 minutes.

09:30 am Arrival at Jetty and depart to Mari Mari Backpackers Lodge at Pulau Mantanani Besar. The journey will take approximately 1 hour.

Mantanani Island group consists of 3 islands namely Pulau Mantanani Besar (Big Mantanani Island), Pulau Mantanani Kecil (Small Mantanani Island) and Pulau Lungisan. NOTE: For safety reasons, we may cancel/turn back halfway if the weather or sea condition is deemed unsafe for the journey to proceed.

10:30 am Safety briefing and briefing on the use of equipment by our snorkelling guide and then proceed to board boat to snorkelling site. See the rich varieties of underwater lives such as clownfish, anemone, colourful table coral, barrel sponges, brain coral, stack horn coral and many others.

12:00 pm Back to the lodge for lunch. Relax while enjoying the scenic view of Mantanani.

13:00 pm After lunch, proceed to second snorkelling site by boat.
15:00 pm Depart back to Kuala Abai Jetty. Upon arrival, board coach/van and proceed back to Kota Kinabalu.

NOTE: We may depart earlier from the island if we foresee that the sea or weather is going to be rough due to the change of weather condition.

18:30 am Arrive at Kota Kinabalu & drop off at Wisma Sabah. End of service. Thank you & Hope to see you again soon!

07:15 AM - 06:30 PM


location_on Mari Mari Backpackers Lodge Kampong Mantanani Sabah Malaysia

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Mari Mari Mantanani

Malaysia · Joined in October 2017

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