435 miles from Sarawak River Marina (Kuching)
The approach is heading 90° keeping Tanjung Wakong a half mile to port until abeam then steer 128° into the marina. The charted depth is not accurate since dredging works have taken the bottom down to 6 metres just outside the breakwater and to 4 metres inside the basin.
This marina is part of the Sutera Harbour Marina, Golf, Spa and Country Club estate. The modern 104-berth marina is located adjacent to the city centre of Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah, and has an array of sporting and leisure facilities.
Flanked by the 5-star Magellan Sutera Resort with 456 rooms, the complex also has a 27-hole championship golf course.
With the large island of Pulau Gaya abeam the port side, approach the marina on a heading of 117°-115° to waypoint 5°58.18N, 116°03.31E.
The channel into the marina is marked with white pylons and runs parallel with the shore in a northerly direction. These can be hard to spot from sea but the stone seawall is easy to distinguish and the marina entrance will be clearly visible to starboard once closer to shore. VHF Ch.71.
The average depth is 5 metres inside the basin and outside the breakwater is more than 7 metres. Fuel, water and WiFi are available, but any provisioning will have to be done at the five major shopping centres in town, ten minutes away by taxi.
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