Awesome Things About Island Hopping You Need To Know
Why You Shouldn't Miss an Island Hopping In Langkawi?
Dayang Bunting Marble Geoforest Park is the main focus during the island hopping tour. You will be amazed with a scenic view landscape as you approach the jetty. As compared to Kilim Geoforest Park during mangrove tour, This Geo-park has its own attraction and famous with the largest fresh water lake.
” We headed around three islands of Langkawi with this trip. You begin by heading off a bustling jetty taking a boat to three different areas. Essentially you visit two islands and stay on the boat whilst eagles (and a few seagulls!) dive down into the sea. The freshwater lake is nice though obviously touristy, then the final coral island quite beautiful. A good price to do something that shows off the simple beauty of these islands here.”
Where does the boat for island hopping departs?
The boat for island hopping tour departs from Teluk Baru jetty which located 5 minutes away from Cenang and 30 Minutes from Kuah. The parking is quite limited due to the popularity of this tour attracts a lot of tourist. I would personally recommend to come with a provided pickup service or by any E-hailing services such as a Grab Car.
However, if you keen to drive to the jetty, you might park your vehicle on the road shoulder. Make sure your vehicle doesn’t interrupt the traffic flow. Don’t worry about your vehicle safety as i never heard anything bad happened to the vehicle in Langkawi.
There are a few counters available for an island hopping. However, If you are looking for a trusted with long years of experience operator, you can proceed to our counter. Look for the blue roof counter and meet our friendly person in-charge, Ms. Suria.
You will be given a sticker and put it on your shirt. This is how we recognize you and its easier to manage the group. If you join a sharing package, there are up to 16 persons for one boat. Once every persons are counted, you will be directed to the boat.
While on the boat, always listen to our boatmen to ensure the safety of everyone. Make sure to put on the life jackets as we are cruising trough the andaman sea. This is the speedboat and the ride is a bit bumpy but don’t worry its absolutely safe. You will enjoy the sea breeze as the boat travel to the first stop-over.
The first stop-over , Pregnant Maiden Island
Eagle-Feeding at Singa Besar Island
White Sandy Beach of Beras Basah Island
This island is the last stop for the island hopping langkawi tour. The name literally means “Island of wet rice”. This is a picture perfect island with far reaching views of the sea and wonderful soft white sands. It’s a great place for the beach lovers and swimmers. There is a stall that offers banana boating, jet skis, Parasailing and also beer and some snacks.
If you love snorkeling, you can rent a snorkeling gear from the kiosk on the island. It going to cost RM15 per set. However, don’t expect too much when you snorkeling here as compare to Pulau Payar Snorkeling. Sometimes due to the passing boats, the water gets murky and the water visibility could drop to a meter or so. This is when snorkeling won’t be ideal.
Private tour or sharing tour? Which one works best?
For a sharing package, the tour is going to cost you RM35 per person. While for a private tour, the rate is RM300 for a 10 seater boat.
Free hotel transfer in Cenang Beach area offered but if you are staying outside cenang, extra charge applied depends on the vehicle type.
Is it safe for elderly, pregnant ladies and babies?
It is safe for elderly and babies even though the ride is bumpy due to travelling on the andaman sea. For a pregnant ladies, i would not recommend to join this activity.
You are advise to join a private tour so you can have a more flexibility during the tour. If you need help, just spoke to the boatmen.