Kayaking around TARP Islands

Tour is listed under  |   Easy/Family, Island Escape  | 

Escape to Borneo’s luscious Islands, where you can take a swim in the crystal clear waters and discover exotic, colourful marine life. Kayak between the islands and experience the tranquility and excitement that Sabah’s waters have to offer.


Kota Kinabalu IslandsThis trip takes you to five scenic islands a short distance west of Kota Kinabalu; Pulau Gaya, Manukan, Sulug, Mamutik and Sapi. The islands combined with the stunning reefs in between make up TARP, which covers a total area of just over 49 sq km. TARP offers crystal-clear waters and some excellent beaches, as well as opportunities for tropical snorkeling.

At 0800hrs, we will pick you up from you hotel or Kota Kinabalu City Center and drive 20munites to the starting point of your kayaking adventure at Likas Bay. A comprehensive safety briefing will be delivered before kayaking begins. Your kayaking route will take you through the water villages on Gaya Island less than an hours paddle from the starting point. Gaya island is home to small stilt villages, and an impressive and illicit version of Brunei’s famous Kampung Ayer has grown in front of Pulau Gaya-it can easily be seen from the city waterfront. From here there will be a further 1.5 hours paddle to the PHQ for lunch stop.

A delicious BBQ lunch will be prepared for you just in front of the beaches. Next, you will paddle to Sapi Island for about 1.5hours, the best snorkeling spot at TARP.

At 1600hrs, we will return to the starting point; you have the opportunity to either paddle the 2.5 hours, or  take a 15minute boat ride. We will then return to Kota Kinabalu and drop you off at your hotel.

Price RM 300.00 per person (Min 2 person)


Price Includes:- Return transportation, entrance fees, full kayak equipment (inc. life jacket, paddle, etc), BBQ lunch, refreshments and guide.

Things to Bring:- Hat, sunglasses, sandals, swimming costume, towel, change of clothes, sun block lotion and  insect repellent.

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