About Mabul Island Jetty
Sabah has several gems off its mainland, one of them being Mabul Island, a small oval-shaped island fringed by sandy beaches. Perched on the northwest corner of a larger 200-hectare reef, the island has slowly gained recognition as one of the best muck-diving sites in the world. It is stationed about 15 minutes away by speedboat from the splendid Sipadan Island.
Upon arriving at the Mabul Island ferry terminal, travellers will have the chance to explore the fantastic array of macro life by scuba-diving or have a lazy day by the terrace lodge overlooking the sea. Be marvelled by the island’s underwater life that is a photographer’s dream location to capture some of the rarest ecological species.
How to Get to Mabul Island Jetty
The island is open to diving all year round but the best time to visit Mabul Island is from March through October, during the dry season but it is advised to refer to the weather forecast ahead of the booking. Travellers will have to take a speedboat from the nearest jetty to Mabul Island that is usually provided by the resort on Semporna Island.
The boat ride journey would take approximately 45 minutes depending on the tide. Please note that the last boat departs around 4:30 PM from Semporna to Mabul Island. It is recommended to organise all your transfers in advance and to make sure to get the correct boat schedule to Mabul Island.
Popular Ferry Operators
The operators available on Easybook to get to Mabul Island are D One Permata and Semporna Paradise Travel & Tours. It also comes with packages to other nearby islands such as Sipadan Island, Kapalai Island and Gusungan Island.
- D One Permata
- Semporna Paradise Travel & Tours
Popular Ferry Routes
Popular routes to and from Mabul Island Jetty in Malaysia.
The Mabul Island Jetty is a simple long structure made from sturdy wood, mainly used for dropping off and picking up passengers. Mabul Island has several resorts that provide speedboat services to transport travellers from/to Semporna Jetty and other neighbourhood islands within the area.
The facilities for each jetty at each resort might differ. There are information boards at the dock and a sheltered waiting area with benches. Interestingly, diving stations and shower cubicles can be seen at the jetty too. Travellers are advised to do their research about the place that they have chosen as well as to check beforehand for the competitive prices of the boat rides.
- Sheltered waiting area with benches
- Diving station
- Information boards
- Shower cubicles
Mabul Island is a magical place where the slow-paced island life will make you forget all about your city qualms. It is a world-famous muck diving destination, surrounded by idyllic water villages with a tranquillity like no other. Be sure to pre-arrange transportation with your respective resort or dive operator upon planning the trip to Mabul Island.
Mabul Island Jetty Contact Details:
Mabul Island, 91300 Semporna, Sabah