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Pulau Payar Marine Park

Address: Jetty Point Complex, Langkawi, Malaysia
Phone Number: 04-9667318
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Pulau Payar Marine Park Snorkeling Tour from...
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Ranked #19 of 38 Attractions in Langkawi
Type: Parks, Reefs, Water sports, Outdoors
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Type: Parks, Reefs, Water sports, Outdoors
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Package is advertised as 6-8 hours, depending on hotel location. Price is the same with or without hotel pick up/drop off. Ferry ride from Kuah Jetty to Pulau Payar took about 50mins. However, they docked us "beach package" people at the platform where the more expensive "platform package" people were based. Then we had to wait for a shuttle boat... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

The island and marine park is an amazing experience and while snorkelling there are lifeguards to ensure that nothing goes wrong and that tourists do not stand on ant coral. The amount of people are limited to the marine park everyday and our day tour was done through Coral Marine where were dropped off onto a giant pontoon and could... More 

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Chonburi, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I went here on a day trip with the platform package which means you get to be on a platform when your not in the water most of the day, the trip was a bit cheesy compared to snorkeling in the Andaman sea but not too bad due to the visibility being low, no guided snorkeling and hardly to fishes... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Is great to see and feel fishes swimming around you. Water not as clean as mentioned in the internet. Toilet dirty. 1 Hour from jetty to Pulau Payar. spent few hours in the sea.food was awful.Then 1 hour back to the jetty

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We arrived early and had picked a good spot. The water is crystal clear and you can even see the fishes.. the fishes were swimming right up to the beach... spotted a lot of black-tip reef baby shark just by the beach and a lot more under the bridge... will definitely come back.. fantastic place for those who enjoy snorkeling...

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Nottingham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Teaming with unsupervised tourists throwing food to sharks as others ares swimming in water. Accident waiting to happen.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

If you are on the island and can accept long transfer times and non individual treatment it is worth to have a look. They make sure you are always back in time.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The area given to tourist from the operator is rather crowded and the seabed is stirred up by the people. Fishes are few and the sharks not very visible. Private charter to some other hidden beaches might be better. That said, the area is good for families with young children.

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København, Danmark
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

My family and I, visited Pulau Payar Marine Park on a one-day trip from Kuah, Langkawi in November 2014. To start with the good things about the day trip: the water and marine life when snorkeling was great. Plenty of colorful fish and baby sharks swimming in the shallow waters just at the beach - amazing! Secondly, the price of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

East Marine were good - picked me up from my hotel in Penang and dropped me back there, provided good food and equipment. Visibility wasn't great, but there was plenty to see. Nice professional bunch.

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