Guided Snorkeling Tour in Kota Kinabalu


MYR 225.00

The Guided Snorkeling Tour with Borneo Dream offers guided snorkeling tours from our boat along tropical coral reefs fringing the islands in nearby Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. You will be guided by one of our experienced, friendly qualified PADI Crew who have fantastic eyes for spotting a wide variety of marine life. Expect to see a wide range of colourful tropical fish life during your snorkeling sessions, including Nemo's cousins - and a Turtle if we're lucky :-)


Guided Snorkeling Tour in Kota Kinabalu Sabah

Looking for a snorkeling adventure in warm tropical waters during your holiday in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah? Then join the PADI Discover Snorkeling Experience - a Guided Snorkeling Tour in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park near Kota Kinabalu. Whether you are new to snorkeling, or have gone snorkeling many times before, the guided snorkeling tour will be tailored by your Snorkel Guide, an experienced PADI Instructor, to offer you the best snorkeling experience.

During our Guided Snorkeling tour we offer three fully guided snorkel tours (from our boat) by a PADI Professional - two in the morning, one in the afternoon - helping you to get the most from your snorkeling day tour in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. During your Guided Snorkeling Tour, or PADI Discover Snorkeling Experience, we will not only show you some great marine life but help you with your snorkeling skills should there be a need. As your guided snorkel tours are from our boat you will be snorkeling shallow fringing coral reefs on one of the islands in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, and therefore away from the busy beach areas on the public islands. Chilled out, tropical guided snorkeling fun with Borneo Dream in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah! Book your Guided Snorkeling Tour Kota Kinabalu Sabah with Borneo Dream Today!

Experience the Underwater World with a Guided Snorkeling Adventure

The tropical coral reefs we visit for our guided snorkeling tours in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park are home to a myriad of tropical marine life. Expect to see a wide variety of tropical fish species including Clown Fish (maybe Nemo's cousin :-), Parrot Fish, Damsel Fish, Puffer Fish, Lion Fish, Wrasse, Scorpion Fish, Barracuda and lots more. If you are lucky you could come across a Hawksbill Turtle during a guided snorkel Tour - very cool! As we only use experienced PADI Professionals to guide you on our Guided Snorkeling Day Trip they have fantastic eyes for spotting marine life for you.

After enjoying a relaxing snorkeling trip around our local marine park why not consider some scuba diving? If you are not a scuba diver already then why not try a PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience with Borneo Dream. Or, why not push the boat out with some new snorkel gear from our extensive shop range.

Trip Itinerary - Your Guided Snorkeling Trip Adventure in Kota Kinabalu

08:45hrs: Meet our crew at the Red Telephone Booths/Boxes on the left hand side, just inside the entrance on the left hand side at Jesselton Point Jetty.

09:00hrs: Board our boat and a boat safety briefing will be provided. Your Snorkel Guide will introduce themselves and outline the itinerary for your itinerary for the day. You will then be transferred to the morning snorkel site in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park.

09:30hrs - 9:45hrs: From Jesselton Point Jetty it takes about 15 - 30 minutes to arrive in the marine park. We will then give you a full briefing prior to your first guided snorkeling tour. Get your snorkel gear on and off you go with your PADI Instructor Snorkel Guide for your morning guided snorkeling tour. During the morning you will be offered two guided snorkeling sessions at two different coral reef sites (each snorkel session will be maximum 1 hour). Your Snorkel Guide 'PADI Professional' can also choose to adapt the morning snorkel session to offer one longer snorkel tour in the morning if a site offers lovey snorkeling conditions, or due to weather / sea state.

~ 12:00hrs: Your group and guide will be collected and taken for lunch on one of the islands in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park.

~13:30hrs: After your lunch break you will have the opportunity to join a guided snorkeling tour on a different snorkel site or alternatively relax on a beach.

15:00 - 16:00hrs: At the end of the day you will be returned to Jesselton Point jetty.

Trip Pre-requisites For Guided Snorkeling Day Tour

The PADI Discover Snorkeling Experience, Guided Snorkeling Tour in Kota Kinabalu, is a available to anyone. There are no age restrictions but we ask that anyone under 18 yrs old be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian. It is recommended too for joining the guided snorkeling activity that you should be able to swim and be in good health.

Trip Inclusions

  • Return boat transfers on one of our Borneo Dream boats from Jesselton Point Jetty.
  • Jesselton Point jetty fee and Sabah Parks island conservation fee.
  • Free use of our rental snorkel gear (mask, snorkel, full foot fins, shorty tropical 3mm wetsuit and life jacket if required).
  • 2 - 3 guided snorkel tours (subject to conditions on the day)
  • Guiding by one of our friendly, experienced, qualified PADI Professionals in maximum ratio of 1:6.
  • Lunch at a cafe on an island in the Marine Park (choose from a range of meal options).
  • Free flow water and snacks (biscuits / sweets) on our boats. 
  • 0% Sales & Service Tax on the tour price as applicable from 6th May 2019.

Trip Exclusions

We suggest you bring small change for an ice cream or a soft drink / fruit juice at lunch time.

Camera with underwater housing are available for daily rental (advance booking required).

Recommended Packing List For Your Guided Snorkeling Day Trip

Swim wear, towel, dry clothes, sun tan lotion, sun hat and sun glasses.


A PADI Liability Release Form must be signed and understood by the participant before the tour commences. Any participant under 18 years is supervised by a parent or guardian at all times.

So, what are you waiting for, book your guided snorkeling day trip in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah today.

Extremely well organized trip!
Took a boat for two different snorkeling sites, the snorkeling took over one hour on each site which was great. The sites were not crowded, huge amount of different fish and saa even a shark. Then had Ok lunch on an island after which had third session of snorkeling, over an hour again. So the trip was all about what we had wished and paid for, snorkeling on good sites and saa so much.
Small group was nice, well planned snorkeling tours, a great guide, could not wish more. Jason was so great guide, very good English speaking, knows very much about fish, snorkelingsites etc. All gear we had from the organizer was in excellent condition and we were very well informed all the time about everything. I so recommend this tour and company If you wish to dive or snorkel in Borneo. I have snorkeled for 25 years and this surely one of the best trips ever, If not the best too.

Brilliant day snorkelling - Jumping into the sea in Borneo is like getting into an aquarium! Did the guided snorkelling trip with Esther. She was absolutely brilliant, funny and chatty but most of all had a great knowledge of all the marine life- we were spotting sharks etc. while other groups were in the wrong place! What an experience. Boat driver was also funny as was the other guide on the trip, really nice environment. Nice lunch was provided and for what you pay it’s great value. If you love colourful marine life, do the guided snorkelling tour, but I think any underwater adventure with them would be great. Keep up the great work!

A wonderful way to spend a day in Kota Kinabalu - We had a great day snorkelling with Borneo Dream Travel. The staff was very helpful and fun. In the afternoon, the girls stayed on the boat and relaxed while the boys went on the second segment of snorkelling. The highlight of the trip was the zip line between the islands at lunch. Would recommend renting the camera waterproof case to capture the fish and underwater wildlife you can see. We did not take advantage of it but wish we had.

Day of snorkel - The team took a lot of effort in taking us to the nice snorkel sites. If you stay close to the guide, he will show you the unexpected wonders of the sea.

Amazing snorkelling and diving trips - We went snorkelling as a family in August and the following day my son (14) and I, had an introduction to diving. We had Esther as our instructor on both occasions, which was perfect because she is very competent and great fun. On the first day, we got caught by a storm in the afternoon, but we were taken back to our resort by our fantastic skipper Shah who also helped me with the heavy equipment on my diving trial (thank you Shah!!). We had a fantastic time on both days, saw loads of fish and sea life, had fun and felt very safe ( even my apprehensive teenage daughter who had a blast!). If you are in the area, I would highly recommend Borneo Dream for snorkelling or diving.

Excellent snorkelling trip - We booked on the 1-day snorkelling trip in TARP from Kota Kinabalu as we wanted to snorkel from a boat rather than from a beach. Before the trip, the email communication was excellent and they ensured they had the right sizes of equipment on board for us.

Our leader, Sabri, met us at Jesselton and ensured everything ran smoothly all day. The boat had 3 separate parties - 2 snorkelling and 1 diving - a nice touch was that each party had their own leader so Sabri was only looking after my family. He pointed out fish and coral to us when in the water and also arranged for my girls to do the zip line between Gaya and Sapi at lunchtime.

Lunch is included on Gaya Island and you get to choose from a menu so you don't all have to eat the same food.

Overall it was a great day out and highly recommended.

Amazing day - My mom and I had a private snorkelling trip with our own guide and had a wonderful day together with Dave. Nice program and good attention in the guest.

Did a snorkeling trip as my girlfriend does not dive. First snorkel there was a lot of destroyed coral due to dynamite fishing. The afternoon snorkel was perfect for my girlfriend as a newcomer to snorkeling. Nice coral, lots of fish, OK visability, a nice drift at times. We saw a blue spotted Ray and Green Turtle which was nice. The atmosphere on the boat was really nice, the staff very friendly and they took care of the new divers on the boat... Overall a good day and I would recommend this company :-)

Borneo Dream snorkelling trip was fantastic. Big thanks to all staff from booking to the trip stage, especially to Basir who ensured I always followed the group throughout the day. All in all the trip was well organised, safe and comfortable for me to take participate in.

Really well organised trip with great guides. They were very friendly and really helped to find the best spots to snorkel on. Would really recommend to anyone wanting to avoid the crowded areas surrounding KK. Thanks guys
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