Coral Flyer Zipline in Sabah - Malaysia Asia Travel Blog

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Coral Flyer Zipline in Sabah

Coral Flyer Zipline in Sabah

One of the new tourism products in Sabah is the Coral Flyer Zipline which is absolutely unique for anyone who loves adventure and outdoor.

This is also the world's longest island to island zipline with a 250 meter total length and is located just outside Kota Kinabalu at Gaya Island and Sapi Island. 

Coral Flyer Zipline in Sabah

Opened in May 2014 by a Sabahan company, the Coral Flyer zip line challenges participants as the experience takes you over the sea from one island to another island.

Something out of the ordinary and thrilling, this attraction is open to all ages too. In general, the entire experience can be done within an hour and many are known to do it twice.

Padang Point Jetty on Gaya Island
Padang Point Jetty on Gaya Island
The starting point is located on a hilly area of Pulau Gaya and the zipline slopes downwards to Sapi Island which is your endpoint.

From the Gaya Island jetty, one needs to walk in pass the main jetty building and then turn left to the gear up point. 

After gearing up with the harnesses and a safety briefing (safety is their number one concern), you then trek up a hill which is a 45 degrees walk for 5 minutes.

You then reach the metal platform where final checks are done before you go on your thrilling journey across the sea.

Sabah Zipline Coral Flyer
A sign leading to the Coral Flyer Zipline
Longest Island to Island Zipline in the World
Longest Island to Island Zipline in the World
Gearing up and safety briefing
Trekking Gaya Island
Trekking up 5 minutes to the start point
Sabah Coray Flyer
Coral Flyer Start Point
Coray Flyer Pictures
View of the adventure
Coral Flyer in Sabah
The endpoint of Coral Flyer
Each ride can accommodate two persons at one time and the extreme experience takes a total of about 25-30 seconds.

For those with bags and equipment, fear not as they have a transfer service for your bags where they will bring it over to your ending point. 

After you have flown over the sea to Sapi Island, your experience is complete. You then take a 5-minute hike back down to the main Sapi Island area and continue your snorkeling or beach activities there. 

Coral Flyer Zipline Video


Coral Flyer Zipline in Sabah
Open: 7 days a week
Time: 10.00 am to 3.00 pm
Tickets: RM65 (Inclusive GST tax)
Where to buy: Sapi Island Jetty Counter

In general, when you head to Sapi Island, you need to buy your boat tickets from the Jesselton Pier ferry counters.

When you arrive here, you will see many counters that offer you boat services to any of the islands here, therefore, you need to go to Sapi Island which is part of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park.

Jesselton Pier Ferry Ticket Counter
Jesselton Pier Ferry Ticket Counter
Here is a step-by-step process for the Coral Flyer;

1. Go to Jesselton Pier in Kota Kinabalu
2. Buy a return boat ticket to Sapi Island from any of the counters
3. Arrive at Sapi Island (15-minute boat ride)
4. Walk along the jetty to the jetty office
5. The Coral Flyer counter is next to the marine park counter
6. Buy your Coral Flyer tickets from the counter
7. Fill up the form, pay RM65
8. Return to jetty and take Coral Flyer boat to Gaya Island (2 minutes)
9. Walk into Padang Point on Gaya Island
10. Take a left after the main building
11. Reach Coral Flyer 'Gear Up & Briefing' point
12. Trek uphill for about 5 minutes
13. Reach the Coral Flyer starting point
14. Enjoy and end up on Sapi Island

Boat to Gaya Island
Boat to Sapi Island
This experience was done by me at the end of April 2015 and my recommendation to anyone who loves the outdoors and adventure, you should not miss this amazing experience.

For RM65, it is well worth it! Moreover, the Coral Flyer is located just 15 minutes from Kota Kinabalu city and on Sapi Island.

Coral Flyer Gaya Island
Coral Flyer is located in between Sapi Island (Left) and Gaya Island (Right)
Conclusion

For those heading to KK, you can also check out my other article on free things to do in Kota Kinabalu as it is centered around the city here.

But for the serious outdoor and adventure junkie, read this article on all the Canopy Walks in Malaysia as there are a few around Sabah. 

Finally, Ropeskills Rigging Sdn. Bhd - the company operating this attraction has noted that they intend to double the length of the Coral Flyer Zipline in Sabah to 500 meters and this could be ready in the latter part of 2015. 

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