Mataking and Timba-Timba - Snorkeling Day Trip


Activity Duration

7 Hours

Nearest City

Tawau City




english / malay / chinese

Suitable For

adult / child

Package Type

Join In Group

Pick Up Point

Semporna Jetty


Mataking and Timba-Timba Island are popular with divers and snorkelers alike. Mataking island features sparkling white sands and crystal clear blue water surrounded by diversely populated coral reefs and fishes. Timba-timba Island is a wonderful island that great to look for rare marine life that include frog fish, sea snakes and large cuttlefish. Turtle can be seen in numbers and you have higher chance to spot nurse sharks, blue ribbon eels, barracudas, lobster, moray eels, snappers and coral trout.

Tour Highlights

  • Experience the amazing Islands of Mataking and Timba-Timba
  • Snorkeling session
  • Unique Marine Life Sightings

General Itinerary

Semporna Jetty / Mataking Island/ Timba-Timba Island

Boat Transfer
  • Meet Up

    Arrive at Semporna Jetty and proceed to Semporna Office for registration

  • Mataking Island

    Boat ride to Mataking Island to enjoy your first Snorkeling session

  • Lunch

    Lunch will be served on boat

  • Timba-Timba Island

    After lunch, depart to Timba-Timba Island for the second and third Snorkeling session

  • Return Transfer

    Transfer back to your Semporna Jetty


Life Jacket, All Snorkeling Equipment Rental
Pick-Up & Drop-Off Service
Return Boat Transfer (Scheduled)
Food & Drink
Lunch, Light Refreshments, Drinking Water
English-Speaking Guide
Fees & Charges
Entry Permit & Taxes to Conservation Area, Entrance Fee
Boat Ride

Select Package Option and Local Operator

Please select your package option and preferred local operator you want to travel with.

What to Wear

  • Bathing suit / Swimwear
  • Quick Dry T-shirt
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals / Flip flops

What to Bring

  • Sun protection (sunblock / cap)
  • Towel
  • Change of clothes
  • First Aid Kit
  • Waterproof Camera
  • Personal toiletries

Important Note

  • This tour package is based on join-in basis of shared guide and transportation.
  • Your safety is always our top priority. Should weather or sea conditions deem it unsafe to proceed for this tour, we reserve the right to change or cancel the tour. Refunds will be made accordingly.
  • You will need to sign the liability form before proceeding for your journey.

Additional Information

  • We recommend that you book 1 month in advance and at least 7 days in advance from the day of your trip
  • Your belongings may get wet so do bring along waterproof bags to keep your belongings nice and dry!
  • Before going out to have some fun under the sun, do bring along a SPF50+ sunscreen / sunblock and an umbrella to protect your skin from sunburns.
  • Though it is never expected, tipping is always appreciated.

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