This Marine Park, which is also known as the Semporna Islands Park, comprises of eight islands – Bohey Dulang, Bodgaya, Sebangkat, Selakan, Mantabuan, Sibuan, Maiga, as well as the Church Reef and Kapikan Reef. Divers have reported many sightings of eagle rays, turtles, barracuda, bumphead parrotfish, and plenty of nudibranchs.

Tun Sakaran Marine Park is not equipped with facilities for tourists; however, visitors are welcome to explore the marine park’s dive sites with their snorkels and scuba gears for a day trip. Most travel agencies based in Semporna offers islands hopping day tour to 2 or more islands. These packages can be pre-booked ahead of your Semporna trip.

Take some time to tour the Tun Sakaran Marine Research Unit in Bohey Dulang Island where the giant clam spawning and seaweed farming centre is located.

Prior to visit, visitors need to obtain a permit from Sabah Parks.

However, for Bohey Dulang, the island is open for tourists to hike and capture the mesmerizing scenery of the lagoon. The hike is about 700m uphill. Hikers must wear covered footwear, or Adidas Kampung (rubber shoes) as we locals refer to it, are available to rent.  Entrance fee is also applicable to hike.

Further Contact

Sabah Parks,
Lot 45 & 46, 1st - 5th Floor,
Block H, Signature Office,
KK Times Square, Coastal Highway,
88100 Kota Kinabalu.

Last reviewed: June 21, 2021