Things You Can Do Here
- Meet the Sea Gypsies or the Bajau Laut, the original people who live around Bohey Dulang and Bodgaya who live on stilt huts built atop of coral reefs and rarely set foot on land.
- See a massive number of amazing underwater creatures — from turtles and seahorses right to the frogfish during your snorkelling trip.
- Enjoy the stunning view of 3 of the most beautiful island in Sabah, rivalling Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in terms of diversity.
How To Get to Bohey Dulang
- To get to Bohey Dulang from Kota Kinabalu, you need to take an hour flight to the city of Tawau.
- From Tawau, take a 2 hour ride to the Sempoerna town. From here, Bohey Dulang is 45 minutes away by boat. A day trip is theoretically possible but in practise, is difficult.
- Most tour companies will take you from Sempoerna jetty. Double check the pickup point as most tourists are unaware that these islands are no where near Kota Kinabalu.
- For a trip to islands nearer to Kota Kinabalu, try the Sapi and Manukan.
About Your Bohey Dulang Snorkeling Tour
- The Bohey Dulang off the coast of Sabah is one of those rare places where it is more majestic in person than in the pictures.
- The sea gypsies around this area claimed that this is the island where a princess, named Salamia were hidden, on run from a notorious Philippines Sultan. But she eventually vanished in the wilderness and turned into a spirit.
- Also called the Treasure Island, Bohey Dulang was off limit and heavily guarded as it was used as a pearl farm until 1993. But even after it was opened, the sheer distance and the logistics and from the main Sabah airport makes going here difficult.
- Want to see this magnificent island? Get an arranged tour, and quit smoking. If not, you probably die on your way up the 30 minutes hiking trail.