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Address: 548, Jalan Tanjung Bungah, Tanjung Bungah, Penang Island 11200, Malaysia
Phone Number: 00604-890 6273
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Brilliant day out on the Blue Whale. Very relaxing.

Lovely day out on the Blue Whale.  Excellent food, great company, fantastic service.  To see Penang from the water was a very relaxing way to experience the city.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We were so excited to experience the day going to Monkey Beach, but so sorry Blue Whale but I have to agree with Kaza09 this day did not exceed our expectations. 1. The boat is quite run down and went very slow with the diesel fumes sometimes overwhelming. 2. Due to the wind we were told we couldn't disembark off... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Lovely day out on the Blue Whale.  Excellent food, great company, fantastic service.  To see Penang from the water was a very relaxing way to experience the city.

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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

If you want to go on a cruise don't choose this one. Not much info given about Penang, our taxi drivers new more. Boat went slow and the fumes from the deisel... well it went into the watermelon we were given, which went overboard!. Meal was average, thats if you could eat it as it was mixed with deisel fumes... More 

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traveller
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I recently was a guest among 10+ other people on the Blue Whale Cruise out of Straits Quay. Shortly after leaving the Marina, the boat developed engine/steering problems and we attempted to turn back. This proved futile as we appeared to have no power. These things happen, no big deal. But what followed was rather unnerving and, in my humble... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We made a last-minute request for a trip on our wedding anniversary. Eileen responded to my first email very quickly, and within 2 hours had confirmed all details and we were booked in. Little did we know that she had organised the trip just for us and that we had the boat to ourselves. Eileen and the crew were so... More 

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Superior, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you are looking for a unique, laid back way to see the coast of Georgetown, Penang, look no further. Blue Whale Cruises took us out on a dinner cruise for sunset over Penang and it was fantastic. Eileen, the owner, pays close attention to detail and serves up one heck of a dinner. There was so much food we... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I went on the full day Monkey Beach Cruise. The boat leaves from Straits Quay at around 10am and returns at around 3pm. We were welcomed onto the boat by friendly crew and given a welcome drink which was refreshing. My partner and I chose to sit up the front of the boat on the way to Monkey Beach. The... More 

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I made my booking with Eileen 4 days in advance before my arrival to Penang. Normally, an confirmation has to be made during the booking but Eileen is so kind that she allow me to pay the deposit when I arrive Penang. When we meet , I tell Eileen that my brother in law is allergic to sea food, Eileen... More 

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Leeds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

A must do on a visit to Penang as it capture the beauty of the island. Watching the sunset from the boat is something special. A lovely meal was made by the genuine and lovely Eileen who gave us a local history lesson and first hand knowledge of the island. Overall an excellent experience, well worth every penny. Definitely recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Eileen and crew still working their magic on Blue Whale Cruises. Don't leave Penang without enjoying the delights of a sunset or daytime cruise. Food excellent. Highly recommended.

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Address: 548, Jalan Tanjung Bungah, Tanjung Bungah, Penang Island 11200, Malaysia
Phone Number: 00604-890 6273
Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  Tanjung Bungah

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