DO NOT TAKE THESE BOATS! we took it, a family of 4 about 2 years ago and i still break down about it now. I thought the boat was going to capsize several times as the engine cut off in really rough seas in darkness in this tiny old boat! This journey was pure HELL. I was afraid of loosing all my family for a 4 hour ride! NEVER EVER AGAIN will i get on any boat without checking it out thoroughly before. There are other ways to go from Lankawi-Penang.