Jesselton Point

Jesselton Point, Kota Kinabalu: Hours, Address, Jesselton Point Reviews: 3.5/5

Jesselton Point
3.5
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 12:00 PM
About
Jesselton Point is jetty and ferry terminal. Here you can find jetty to islands in Kota Kinabalu, ferry terminal for people to go to Labuan island, many food and beverages outlets with so many selections, indoor soccer field and taxi station.
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Manis Chen
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia387 contributions
Aug 2020
this is the place to buy yourself a ticket to any island within kota kinabalu waters or to go to labuan via sea which takes about 3 hours
Written 29 August 2020
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thank you for your review
Written 7 October 2020
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Katy Santos
Philippines516 contributions
Jun 2019
Before having an island hopping, you've to drop by in Jesselton Point which is the getaway point for island hopping. You can book your ferry tickets to Manukan Island, Sapi Island, Gaya, Mamutik, and Sulug.

Jesselton Point has a lot of souvenir shops and local restaurants to choose from. We had our lunch here before we head to Manukan Island.

You can island hop to these islands: Manukan, Sapi, Mamutik. Gayan, Sapi and Sulug.

The three main islands are Manukan, Mamutik, and Sapi.

You can choose to book one, two, or three islands at a certain price. You can also add water activities like kayaking, snorkeling, sea walking, parasailing, flying fish, jetski, etc.

In our case, we only choose one island, which is Manukan Island, as we have to compressed our itinerary.
Written 1 May 2020
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thank you for your review
Written 7 October 2020
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nik m
Swansea County, UK59 contributions
Mar 2020
Had read a lot of reviews so knew what to expect, though it is still a bit of a shock when you experience it first hand. When you enter the ticket office, there is a long row of ticket booths, probably about 12-14. As you walk through the door, the literally every seller hangs out of thier booth pleading with you to visit thier booth. It is overwhelming. I went for booth 6, rainbow tours or something similar. You pay for the ticket, it is a standard price, agree a return time then wait further along the jetty for the boat to pick you up. All very easy.
Written 17 March 2020
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Christine B
Fordingbridge, UK1,358 contributions
Feb 2020
I walked here from my hotel in Gaya Street.
It was a bit run down but that is probably the norm around the area.
It was nice to take in the local atmosphere.
I booked a tour from one of the tourist stalls.
Written 8 March 2020
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Thank you for visiting Jesselton Point. Thank you for your review about Jesselton Point. Your review will help us to improve this area in the future.
Written 9 March 2020
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada1,613 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
This is terminal has many operators that offer boat services to three nearby islands (Manukan, Sapi and Mamutik) and you can pick to do one, two or all three islands in a day. They also offer services to many more destinations nearby as well. We found that operators were all vying for our attention, but past the ticket booking we enjoyed our experience. We were able to get cheap snacks and drinks on our walk to the boat and pick up nice inexpensive hats. We were told the departure times and to make sure we were there 5 to 10 minutes early, but we found that the boats always left 10 to 20 minutes late. The islands are very worth the trip and have nice bays for easy snorkeling. The prices are posted at the booths and most offer the same pricing from what we see. We had a mostly positive experience with booth 10.
Written 1 March 2020
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Thank you for your review about Jesselton Point. See you again in next trip in Kota Kinabalu.
Written 9 March 2020
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Ed Davie
Kuching, Malaysia2 contributions
Feb 2020
When you arrive at the ferry terminal there are booking agents for the boats numbered 1-12+. Under no circumstances should you use no3. They are slightly cheaper than the others but they are unreliable. A couple of days ago we were stranded for 3 hours and no boat came to collect us with small children. This is a really shoddy operation and my adi d would be don’t do it - go with another provider instead
Written 17 February 2020
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Helenlouisezaki
6 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Please do not go with counter 3 they are really corrupt and dishonest. We paid for 2 islands but they only took us to one island. We were forced to get onto another boat who refused to give us life jackets were really rude and unprofessional. Treated us like a herd of cows. We were told that we would be picked up at a different island byour company but they did not turn up so we spent a few hours with our babies on a different island. The island was beautiful. No one came for us our departure was supposed to be 315. We had to make some phone calls and eventually a boat came after 4 pm but we didn't depart til 4 30 pm.

We spoke to someone from the company and she was extremely rude and argued going around in circles. I asked her for a refund and she refused but instead offered us another island trip. She requested we arrive at 830 a. M. We agreed and turned up at 8:30 but no one from the company turned up. We decided to leave at 9 15 am.. As we were flying that afternoo which I had informed her of. We couldn't believe it as we had got up at 630 a. M had to wake up the babies so we could be punctual and yet this woman did not keep her word. It left a sour taste in our mouth. My friend and I are both well travelled and have never experienced this before. Also we tried to contact her and she was u contactable.

So just to advise everyone not to even contemplate buying a ticket from Counter 3.
Written 13 February 2020
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Jan@chimptrips
Camberley, UK68 contributions
Aug 2019
The terminal is fine as a departure point for going on one of the many snorkelling trips. It's a shame there isn't a changing area or better facilities and toilets for when you get off the boat trip!
Written 8 February 2020
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Jo-Ann
Shanghai, China15,224 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Convenient and a one stop centre for islands in Sabah. Drop by Jesselton Point jetty, pick your package and choose your booth. We decided to pay Manukan Island a visit and had a bbq lunch there.
Written 4 February 2020
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Melissa S
22 contributions
Dec 2019
As we were on our way to Jesselton Point, we were stopped by other men with a boat and made the mistake of using them. The boat was dirty, there were no life jackets and it kept stalling. They never came back for us, so we ended up using the Rainbow Sunshine (or Happy Rainbow) company to head back - they were professional and terrific. Don't fall for what we did - use a reputable company at Jesselton Point!
Written 8 January 2020
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