Tumbak Marine Park
Tumbak Marine Park is one of the most remarkable tourism potential in North Sulawesi after Bunaken. Currently, the publications and information about Tumbak in Southeast Minahasa is not much. But, did you know that Tumbak has fascinating marine parks? Its beauty is similar to what you may know in the Bunaken Marine Park.
Tumbak Marine Park is geographically situated in Southeast Minahasa Regency, you have to travel for three hours from the city of Manado to reach Tumbak village; a village that is included in the administrative area in District of Posumaen, Southeast Minahasa.
One of the things that characterizes Tumbak and becomes different from Bunaken is the small islands with white sand. The scenery is about awesome panoramic sea that you can only meet in this place. The clear sea water in blue Tumbak water is really nice and lovely. The crystal clear, making the expanse of beautiful coral is highly visible from the surface.
If you want to enjoy the beauty of Tumbak beach, then the most preferable choice is to take the rental accommodation and to stay there for at least 2 days. There is a cottage that you can rent, and it located just above the sea of Tumbak. You can arrive at the cottage by using speedboat and it takes about 15 minutes from Tumbak Village.
In Tumbak, you can choose 20 points of snorkeling and diving. There is some interesting spots, such as Napo Kipas, Bohaga Mangrove, Small Bohaga, MFT 1, MFT2, Taman Karang, and Pintu Samudra. Diving at Tumbak will take you on a panoramic expanse of spacious coral, either hard coral or soft coral. There, you can even see the forest of marine fan in an area of 300 m at a depth of 3-6 m.
Tumbak village is a fisherman village and there is an inn standing on the sea named Water Cottage. This cottage has two rooms and made of planks. By spending Rp 350 thousand per night, you have the opportunity to watch the sunset arising on the left of Soputan, a volcano in the South Minahasa.