Mataking with Timba-Timba Islands Hopping


REGION: Tawau / Semporna
PICK UP POINT: Semporna Jetty
PICK UP TIME: 08:00 Hrs - 08:30 Hrs
DROP OFF POINT: Semporna Jetty
DROP OFF TIME: 17:00 Hrs - 17:30 Hrs
* All timings are estimated and for reference purposes only. Actual timing will be provided prior to your departure.

Tour highlights

  • Snorkel in Crystal clear waters of Tun Sakaran Marine Park, Semporna 
  • Dive to explore “Underwater Post Office” at Mataking Island 
  • Sandy beach of Timba Timba Island 
  • Snorkeling / Diving Equipment included  


Off the coast of Semporna are world-renowned island paradises. Sunseekers can enjoy this island hopping day tour in Tun Sakaran Marine Park, snorkeling and diving in the clear sea and treading on the white sand along with stunning seascape. You can also dive to send a postcard from Malaysia’s first underwater post office.  Both Timba Timba island and Mataking island are top choices for snorkeling and diving.  


Timba Timba Island is covered with soft, pure white sand. Apart from being known for its wonderful beach, it is also a great place to look for rarer macro marine life that includes cuttlefish, frog fish, crab and occasionally nurse sharks. While turtles can be seen in numbers, other frequent sightings include blue ribbon eels, moray eels, lobster and barracudas. 

Mataking Island is home to the first ‘Underwater Post Office’ in Malaysia, also known as the ‘Shipwrek Post’, and is connected to Pulau Mataking Kecil (Small Mataking Island) via a narrow sand bank. House reefs surround the whole island where you can easily snorkel or dive. During the months of May to August, you may be lucky enough to spot Hawksbill and green turtles laying their eggs on the beach. 

Sample itinerary

Day 1 - Semporna / Timba Timba Island / Mataking Island / Semporna

  • Meet up at Semporna Jetty
  • Hop on a speedboat and proceed to the first island, Timba Timba Island
  • Gear up and attend to a short safety briefing before snorkeling or diving. Enjoy your first snorkeling or diving session. 
  • Proceed to next island, Mataking Island.  
  • Mataking Island is considered one of the best islands around Semporna for snorkeling and diving! For snorkelers, gear up for your second snorkeling session to enjoy the reefs.  For divers, get your mail ready, put them in a sealed waterproof vacuum bag, and post it from Malaysia’s first underwater Post Office to surprise your friends & families.  
  • After two sessions of snorkeling or diving, enjoy a simple packed lunch
  • After lunch, head back to Semporna Jetty
Meals : Lunch


01 Lunch, Snacks With Coffee And Bread

Inclusion Meals as Stated, Towel, Complimentary Use of Glass Boat, Return Boat Transfer (Semporna Jetty-Tun Sakaran Marine Park-Semporna Jetty), Jetty Fees, Conservation Fees
For Snorkelers & Non-Divers
Snorkeling Equipments (Masks, Fins, Snorkel), 02 Boat Snorkeling Sessions, Snorkeling Guide
For Divers
Diving Equipments (Weights, Weight Belts, BCD, Regulator, Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Wetsuit, Tank), 02 Boat Dives, Divemaster
Exclusion Alcoholic Drinks, Personal Travel Insurance and Any Items Not Mentioned.
  • Bathing suit
  • Quick Dry T-shirt
  • Shorts
  • Sun hat/Cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals/Flip Flops
  • Sunblock lotion
  • Suitable outfit for snorkelling / diving
  • Extra change of clothing
  • Personal toiletries
  • Insect repellent
  • Towel
  • Boat journey to the island(s) may not be suitable for individuals who have any of the following conditions but not limited to: heart or lung conditions, recent surgery, back or spinal surgery, back problems/injury/fracture, arthritis, osteoporosis or other similar spinal/pelvic diseases.  
  • Pregnant women are also not recommended as the boat ride may be bumpy depending on the sea condition. If you are having similar issues as above, kindly consult your physician before you enrol in this activity. 
  • Please do not bring valuables as there are no lockers on the islands. 
  • Be a Responsible Snorkeler / Diver: 
    • If we deem your diving / snorkeling skills or attitude may bring harm to marine life or other guests, the crew has the right to stop you from participating in the activity. 
    • It is strictly prohibited to remove, pick up, step on, or destroy any marine life during the trip. 
    • Do not snorkel or dive separately from the group and follow the crew’s instructions. Failure to do so will result in the crew stopping you from participating in the activity and no refunds will be made. 

Information below acts as a guideline & subject to change without prior notice.

Arrival Flight Information

SECTOR FLIGHT       ETD             ETA     
BKI/TWU AK6268 0610 0705
KUL/TWU AK5744 0650 0950
BKI/TWU AK9272 0730 0820
KUL/TWU MH2660 0730 1020
BKI/TWU MH2121/FY7745 0740 0825
BKI/TWU MH3093(Via SDK) 0800 0950
BKI/TWU OD1700 0810 0900
KUL/TWU AK9744 0830 1125
BKI/TWU MH3051 0850 1000
BKI/TWU AK6260 0950 1045
KUL/TWU AK5746 1100 1355
BKI/TWU AK6266 1225 1320
BKI/TWU MH2137/FY7747 1300 1345

MH- Malaysia Airlines     AK- AirAsia     FY - Firefly

Departure Flight Information





TWU/BKI MH3092(Via SDK) 1010 1205
TWU/KUL AK5745 1015 1300
TWU/KUL AK6261 1110 1200
TWU/KUL MH2661 1115 1350
TWU/KUL AK9745 1150 1435
TWU/BKI MH3052 1245 1345
TWU/BKI AK6267 1345 1440
TWU/KUL AK5747 1420 1725
TWU/KUL MH2665 1440 1725
TWU/KUL AK5749 1610 1855
TWU/JHB AK5597 1650 1920
TWU/BKI AK6263 1720 1815
TWU/BKI MH2134/FY7746 1810 1900
TWU/KUL AK5752 1825 2110
TWU/KUL AK5741 2050 2335
TWU/BKI MH3056 2110 2220
TWU/BKI AK6265 2150 2240

MH- Malaysia Airlines     AK- AirAsia     FY - Firefly

  • You will be responsible for obtaining your own visas to enter Sabah. 
  • Flights to and from Semporna will be at your own arrangement. Contact our Tour Consultants if you need assistance. 
  • You are strongly recommended to have your own personal travel insurance while traveling, to ensure a peace of mind. 
  • Your safety is our top priority. Should the weather or sea conditions render it unsafe to proceed for this tour, Amazing Borneo Tours reserves the right to change or cancel tour.  
  • If an accident(s) were to occur during the trip, all customers must return to the dive centre together. No refunds or change of date will be made. 
  • Departure time is approximate and varies from different hotels so please do reconfirm with our staffs. Please call the relevant telephone number as stated on the voucher before making alternative arrangements. 
  • Amazing Borneo Tours reserves the right to alter routes, timetables, itineraries and accommodation reserved should conditions beyond our control render it necessary. 
  • Amazing Borneo Tours will not be held responsible, or in any way liable, for property losses, personal losses, accidents, injury, or death for any reason whatsoever, whether through any activities booked through us, or caused to you by third parties. 
  • Tipping is like giving a hug. Although it’s never expected, it’s always very much appreciated. 
  • Your belongings may get wet. You can bring along waterproof bags such as dry bags or plastic bags to keep your belongings nice and dry!  
  •  Before going out for some fun in the sun, you may bring along some environmental-friendly SPF50 sunscreen and an umbrella to shield you from the sun.