Mabul Island is the most famous island in Sabah.

The crystal clear water and blue sky are as beautiful as a painting.

Mabul Island has residential areas,

you can go to the village to see another world on the island.

Mabul Island is not big, you can cross it.

The main means of transportation are boats.

Mabul Island is also known as a diving or snorkeling paradise.

Whether diving or snorkeling,

you can see abundant and rare marine life.

Mabul Island is close to Kapalai Island and Sipadan Island.

The entire island is surrounded by the ocean.

This is an oval-shaped island surrounded by sandy beaches.

Mabul Island Jetty Information

Taman Bandar Semporna,

91308 Semporna, Sabah

Google Map:

How to get to Mabul Island

The Mabul Island jetty is in Taman Bandar Semporna, Semporna, Sabah, Malaysia.

It’s where boats leave for Mabul Island.

People use it to go diving or snorkeling.

It’s also used by locals and tourists to travel between the island and the mainland.

You can find facilities like ticket counters and restrooms there.

The jetty has nice views of the sea and is easy to reach from Semporna town.

Boats usually operate from morning to late afternoon.

From Semporna Jetty To Mabul Island

The boat ride takes approximately 45 minutes.

Speed ​​boats are used from Semporna Jetty to Mabul Island.

Usually, the package includes a ferry ticket.

No additional cost.

You can see the clear water from the boat,

and the scenery of the seabed is right in front of your eyes.

Boat Schedule

The boat ride time will be different for each resort.

Boat leaving the island at 3 or 4 pm at the latest.

Some resorts do not have a choice of boat time~

You can refer to the timetable above.

Suggested Flight Time/Boat Time

If you are not sure how to choose the flight time or boat time,

it is recommended to refer to the table below.

You can refer and arrange your own flight time or boat time.

Arriving flight

Depart from KUL to TWU


Depart from BKI to TWU


From SDK to TWU


The arrival time is before 9 AM.

It is recommended to arrange a 10 AM boat to enter Mabul Island.

The arrival time is after 9AM,

it is recommended to arrange a 12.30PM boat into Mabul Island.

The exact boat time needs to be based on the resort’s schedule.

Return flight

Depart from TWU to KUL


Depart from TWU to BKI


From TWU to SDK


All the flights code,

times are just for reference.

KUL is Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

BKI is Kota Kinabalu International Airport

TWU is Tawau airport.

SDK is Sandakan airport

Airasia airline code is AK.

Malaysia Airline code is MH.

Pick up from Tawau Hotel usually in Morning 7:00 AM,

and Semporna Hotel is 9:30 AM.

Other Information

Some resorts will not include jetty fees.

This fee will be paid to the jetty.

The cost is also very reasonable.

One person from RM 2 to RM 5.

Foreigners will be more expensive.

If the package is already included,

there is no charge.


Mabul Island is a very culturally rich island.

There is only one jetty to go to Mabul Island.

Need to confirm the time of the boat before buying the ticket

Reserve more time to prevent traffic jams or unexpected things happen.

You can also refer to no.4 of the suggested time~


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