About Semporna Jetty
Semporna is a city situated in the east-coast of Sabah. The town was initially founded after the establishment of Sandakan by the British North Borneo Company, whereby the name beholds the meaning of “a place to rest.”
Due to huge demand and interest from travellers and locals in visiting diving sites within the Semporna region, Semporna Jetty is a well-known gateway to many breath-taking islands within the area such as Mabul Island, the ever famous Sipadan Island, Kapalai Island, Mataking Island as well as Pom Pom Island. All these islands are famous for its diving and snorkelling activities as the sea water is crystal-clear and is occupied with various marine wildlife. Hence, Semporna Jetty provides an easy access of speedboat operators to get to the islands.
How to Get to Semporna Jetty
Ever since the Semporna town becomes a popular tourist site, the locals have provided an easy access to commute to Semporna Jetty. As for now, the only mean of public transportation that is available within the travellers’ reach is either by bus or taxi.
From Tawau, travellers can board a bus directly to Semporna Jetty. The bus ride takes about an hour and a half to reach the said jetty. Meanwhile from Kota Kinabalu, travellers can also board a bus or take a taxi to get to Semporna Jetty.
Popular Ferry Operator
Travellers shall make their way to the many beautiful islands in Semporna by speedboats. These speedboats usually depart from the Semporna Jetty to the islands. The only speedboat operator that can be reserve on Easybook website is D One Permata.
Travellers can rent a boat to get to different islands such as Bohey Dulang, Isbuan, Mantabuan on the Easybook website where the ticket price is including departure and return services to rent the whole boat which is limited to 2 – 5 pax per boat.
Popular Ferry Routes
Popular routes from Semporna Jetty in Malaysia.
Being the main gateway to many beautiful islands of Semporna, Semporna Jetty acts as one of the tourist attractions, thus providing necessary facilities and amenities. While waiting for respective speedboats, they can check out the places nearby. There are several facilities within walking distance from the Semporna Jetty such as restaurants, hotels, supermarkets, banks and others.
- Sheltered waiting area
- Ticketing counter
- Parking space
- Convenient store
- Information boards
Semporna Jetty is a well-known jetty in Sabah. This jetty is the main gateway for travellers who wish to go to many exquisite islands and diving sites surround the area such as Mabul Island, Kapalai Island, the ever famous Sipadan Island, Mataking Island, Pom Pom Island, and many more.
The only option to get to these islands are only through speedboats. Semporna Jetty provides various choice of speedboat operators in getting to the islands. The speedboats mainly depart from Semporna Jetty. The journey to the islands usually will depend on the tidal issue as well which sometimes can prolong a certain journey.
Travellers shall plan their journey ahead by checking out Easybook website to buy the speedboat tickets. It is easier and faster!
Semporna Jetty Contact Details:
Taman Bandar Semporna, 91308 Semporna, Sabah