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snorkeling day trips?

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snorkeling day trips?

I'm planning on spending 10 nights in Penang. I take it the water is a bit murky off Batu Ferringhu, which doesn't bother me as long as I can go on some kind of day trip to a nearby island/location for snorkeling....is this possible?

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1. Re: snorkeling day trips?

The closest Island that is used for snorkelling is Pulau Payar, see: tripadvisor.com.au/Attraction_Review-g298283… for reviews . You can organise a day trip from Penang when you arrive.

If you want to do it by yourself the Penang to Langkawi ferry stops at Pulau Payar departing at 0815 and returns from the Island about 1530, see langkawi-ferry.com/Home/Schedule.aspx#penang.

Do not expect to much in the way of coral and fish, it is pretty much loved to death.

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2. Re: snorkeling day trips?

"Do not expect to much in the way of coral and fish, it is pretty much loved to death."

LoL... love this quote. Pulau Payar is the best we can offer at this part of Malaysia. Price wise still OK for tourist but honestly, you can get better at Borneo (Semporna). Should spend probably 3D2N there if snorkeling/diving is one of your trip important highlight.

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3. Re: snorkeling day trips?

Thanks

How long does it take to get there from Penang? Also I assume there must be other boats doing private boat tours to this island?

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4. Re: snorkeling day trips?

If i'm not midyskrn, by speedboat..it's around 2hrs from Penang - Pulau Payar. Depart early morning (around 8am ) and back (reach penang around 7pm).

I believe there's private boat (sail-cruise), which of course will charge you more... I never explore that option before though

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5. Re: snorkeling day trips?

Thanks Karloon

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6. Re: snorkeling day trips?

Hi , we're planning to Penang and Langkawi in the end of January next year. I wonder is it a good time for snorkelling at that month? As karloon said in Pulau Payar. Thank you

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7. Re: snorkeling day trips?

January is usually one of the drier months, therefore chances are it will be OK.

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