Very disappointing tour, chaotic, too many people in a small area, coral reef dead or dying. There were lots of coloured fish but the organisers showed no concern for the marine life. Does not compare well with other places we have been to.
After reading such positive reviews on here, we thought this trip was a must do when in Penang. We were not disappointed. There were lots of fish and the water was crystal clear. It was busy, but we never felt too crowded. It is a long way from Penang, but worth the day trip.
very nice trip. Clear water and lots of fish!
Boat ride there was relatively long and certainly not on a catamaran or luxurious boat (on a ferry). Once arriving there, the coral reef is split into two sides - those who come from Penang and those from Langkawi. The reef itself is spectacular and the Snorkelling is well worth the one an a half hours to the reef. Water extremely salty, but beautiful and clear and the amount of fish and coral is incredible. Swimming with the sharks was great. Staff were relatively helpful and buffet lunch was great. Would do this trip again if i was to return to Penang.
What a wonderful experience. Even though the weather was overcast, the colors and schools of fish were breath-taking. A definite 'must do'.
The marine park was beautiful and snorkelling was great fun. With the tour that we went on, if you weren't in the water you were required to stay on a floating pontoon with only an hour set aside in the afternoon after lunch where you could get a boat transfer onto the shore to admire the beach and swim. Unfortunately there seemed to be a lot of rubbish washed up which was a shame for such a beautiful place. I did hear from other guests that the scuba diving was great. A great place although could've been a little better.
An excellent trip with a fabulous array of fish in lovely clear water. Great day out.
Fantastic trip. Although their appeared to be a lot of people snorkeling, I never felt overly crowded. Fish in abundance and clear waters. Option of swimming with the sharks, I declined! 2hr boat trip from Penang was also very pleasant. All pick ups were well organized,
It was nice, but could have been better planned. It was an extremely early start so we didn't have time for breakfast. By the time lunch came around we had just about passed out from starvation. They sell soft drinks but no snacks to keep people going until kunch was served. Also, they took us over to where the baby sharks were but we were not allowed to take our snorkels. Like how the hell were we supposed to see anything without goggles??
definitely recommend. Take sea sickness tablets though as water was extremely choppy and we were not forewarned. Everyone on the boat was sick
Fantastic day lots of snorkelling with lots of fish, great lunch, and then a swim with baby reef sharks.
We had a great day at Pulau Payar, well worth the 1 and a half hour fast ferry ride there! I would definitely recommend it! The waters were crystal clear and the fish were and coral were in abundance. The buffet lunch was also very good. I'm very happy with it!
Tour was well organised, and the snorkelling and diving were fantastic. Would definitely go again when next visiting Penang or Langkawi.
Very disappointing. Terrible boat ride to the island. The marine park was not what we expected. Staff were very strict on where we could swim. Extremely windy and cold when we went. Make sure you bring your own towel! Lunch was less than ordinary.
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