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Pulau Payar Marine Park Tours

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Pulau Payar Marine Park
Set between Penang and Langkawi, Pulau Payar Marine Park offers probably the best diving and snorkeling on the west coast of peninsular Malaysia. The four islands that make up the park are a marine protected area, meaning there’s a rich range of coral reef and fish life, from angelfish and clownfish to blacktip reef sharks.

The Basics
A small conservation fee is required to enter Pulau Payar Marine Park, which is generally visited as a day trip from either Langkawi or Penang. If you learn to dive on Langkawi you’ll find yourself diving here, but the park is best known for snorkeling, either from the beach or from floating platforms suspended in the ocean.

While it’s possible to visit Pulau Payar Marine Park independently, most travelers prefer the convenience of a tour that includes snorkel gear, lunch, and door-to-door round-trip transfers.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Pulau Payar Marine Park is a popular choice for snorkelers.
  • There are limited facilities on the island, so don’t forget the sunscreen.
  • Nonswimmers can check out the fish from an underwater observation chamber in the floating platform.
  • The boats that run to Pulau Payar Marine Park are not wheelchair-friendly.

How to Get There
Pulau Payar Marine Park is midway between the islands of Penang and Langkawi. While there are regular ferries from Penang, the park is only accessible from Langkawi by private speedboat or catamaran. As there’s no accommodation on the island, many travelers choose an organized tour to make the most of their time.

When to Get There
During Langkawi’s peak season (roughly November through March), Pulau Payar can get unpleasantly crowded, especially on weekends and during Malaysian school holidays. Seas can be choppy in August and September, so April through June, the mid-season, is the best time to visit.

Help Save Pulau Payar Marine Park

Although it’s a marine park, Pulau Payar faces a number of challenges. Please don’t support tour operators who feed fish. It distorts the natural ecosystem, alters fish behavior, and can harm coral. Please also be aware that coral can take centuries to grow and is very fragile. Touching it or standing on it can kill the structure altogether.
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Full Day Tour- Pulau Payar Platform

The most famous in Langkawi coral is platform, the ship will stop at the middle of the sea. Enjoy a swim among the schools of fishes and experience an underwater view of a world filled with colorful coral reefs without getting wet on Langkawi Coral’s floating platform equipped with an underwater observation facility. The experience with Pulau Payar Platform is like floating like an island in the sea, the unique platform provides excellent facilities for scuba diving, snorkelling and coral viewing.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Pulau Payar Marine Park Snorkeling Tour from Langkawi

Set sail on a cruise through West Malaysia’s only marine park, Pulau Payar, stationed south of Langkawi Island. Enjoy pristine landscapes, coastal views and even head under the water for a closer look at coral, tropical fish, and other colorful marine life.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Coral Island Escapade - ex-Penang

Escape the city and discover the wonder of Pulau Payar Marine Park, the only marine park in west Malaysia, on a day trip from Penang. A great choice for lovers of nature, this excursion includes a visit to the four uninhabited islands that comprise the park, as well as activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving. A buffet lunch and convenient hotel pickup and drop-off make for a seamless experience.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Coral Island Escapade - ex-Langkawi

Discover the only marine park in west Malaysia on a hassle-free day trip to Pulau Payar Marine Park from Langkawi. A great choice for families and first-time visitors, this tour eliminates the hassle of advance planning by taking care of round-trip ferry transfers, air-conditioned hotel pickup and drop-off, and lunch. You can spend the day snorkeling or scuba diving (own expense) and learning about the protected marine park from your guide.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Full Day Tour-Payar Island Beach

Enjoy snorkeling with incredible marine life in shallow water and swim with fishes.The most beautiful island recommended in Langkawi.There are a variety of tropical fish and corals in Pulau Payar.
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Full-Day Pulau Payar Snorkeling Tour from Langkawi

Explore the colorful underwater world of the Pulau Payar Marine Park on a snorkeling day trip from Langkawi. This family-friendly outing takes you on a 1-hour ferry ride to a large floating platform, which serves as your snorkel base in the well-preserved marine park. Calm seas and high visibility make this snorkeling site — just 18 miles (30 km) offshore — popular with marine life enthusiasts, and you’ll find plenty of undersea action. Includes round-trip hotel transport to the jetty plus snorkeling equipment and a box lunch.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Pulau Payar Marine Park Snorkeling Tour from Penang

Explore the colorful underwater world of the Pulau Payar Marine Park on this great day trip from Penang. Spend the day snorkeling and swimming, plus enjoy a scenic ferry ride between Penang and Pulau Payar. All equipment, a savory buffet lunch of Dominican fare, and round-trip transport from your hotel is included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Day Trip Snorkelling to Payar Island Marine Park from Langkawi

Spend the day swimming, sunbathing, and snorkeling at Pulau Payar Marine Park on a full-day tour from Langkawi. You’ll cruise to a floating platform just off Pulau Payar, then have free time to explore the undersea world, enjoy the view, or swim to the island's white sand beaches. This full-day Pulau Payar Marine Park excursion includes pickup and drop-off at Langkawi hotels, transport by ferry or speed boat, snorkeling equipment, and a buffet lunch on the water.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Langkawi Island Snorkeling Trip

The most famous in Langkawi Coral is platform snorkelling + diving, the ship will stop at the middle of the sea. Enjoy a swim among the schools of fishes and experience an underwater view of a world filled with colorful coral reefs without getting wet on Langkawi Coral's floating platform equipped with an underwater observation facility. Be awestruck by the beauty of the reefs and its inhabitants as you snorkel in the vast ocean. At 10m deep, cooler than the rest. The only sounds are your steady breath in and out through the regulator and a tapping sound from a nearby fish pecking at coral. Visibility is good and you can see schools of fish circling above and many others swimming calmly around you. The anemones, coral and Christmas tree worms present a beautiful, waving display on the ocean floor.  
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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