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“Nice and smooth journey”
Review of Langkawi Ferry

Langkawi Ferry
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One-Way Ferry Ticket from Langkawi to Penang with...
Ranked #48 of 63 things to do in Langkawi
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Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

Went to take the 2pm ferry from Penang to Langkawi expecting the worst, after reading all the reviews. However this was one of the most organised and smoothest ferry rides I’ve taken. Yes the ferry can be a bit rocky at times, but that can only be expected. Didn’t see any people puking in their seats (thankfully). Even my partner slept the whole way with no problems.

Organisation was good. When you check in with your ticket you are assigned a seat number. At the time of boarding you will just place you luggage behind some container/bars so it doesn’t go flying... there are going to be a lot of bags so they can start overflowing... so if you manage to get on first you have a better chance of placing your bags securely.

Only issue was that the seat assigning is done by a person at check-in, so some seats can be double booked. The boat crew will find you a seat though.

All in all a good comfortable ferry ride.

2  Thank Richard K
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Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

The ferry was good. We left on time and journey was smooth. Our ferry was big with 530 passengers capacity.

Thank Hassan G
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

We took the ferry from Langkawi to Penang and were impressed! The port looks and feels more like an airport, and the ferry was pretty comfortable. Took about 3 hours to get to Penang, and navigated well through the choppy water. Keep in mind your bags get thrown with everyone else's bag and your stuff may be crushed.

Thank ChaseforA
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Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Before we boarded the ferry we were sick with nerves after reading the reviews. We grabbed several sick bags which were provided as a safety measure for what may come. Lots of others were doing the same.
As it turned out it was probably the calmest boat journey we've had to date. The staff were very friendly and helpful. All emergency exits were clear of bags which were stacked in a designated area in front of the seating area, like many other ferry companies do. They showed 2 kids movies while we were on board.
Air con was good, no sweating and no freezing. The ports on both sides were quite impressive, more so Langkawi, very modern like walking through an airport.
There was a smell of fuel in the beginning but it subsided after a while and the seats were quite close together.
All in all a very pleasant experience. It really must be down to the weather and sea conditions at the time of travel.

Thank sarahf79m2018
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Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

The boat trip from Penang to Langkawi was torture. The boat is so small you can hardly call it a ferry. As a result, it nearly capsizes with every wave. For 3,5 hours I was paralyzed with fear, while my neighbor was vomiting from seasickness. I’m so relieved I made it out alive.
I heard that the plane to Langkawi costs about 25 euros. I would have gladly paid the 10 euros extra to avoid this near-death experience.

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