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.
Spend the day snorkeling and swimming in the colorful marine park of Pulau Payar
Enjoyable ferry ride between Penang and Pulau Payar
Use of snorkeling equipment
Buffet lunch and hotel pickup and drop off included
Your best Palau Payar Marine Park snorkeling tour from Penang kicks off with hotel pick up and transportation to the local ferry. You’ll venture into clear waters aboard a relaxing ship and make your way to Pulau Payar Marine Park, near the western coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Relax on the pristine sandy beaches that surround you, or snorkel among the tropical fish that call this oasis home, using equipment that’s provided. (SCUBA diving can be arranged for an additional cost.) A savory lunch of typical Malaysian cuisine is served on a floating platform, where you can enjoy your stunning surroundings while tucking into tasty fare. Your tour ends with a trip back to shore and drop off at your Penang hotel.
Reviews by Viator travelers
We are avid snorkelers and were very...
, Feb 2018
We are avid snorkelers and were very disappointed with this tour. Having purchased tours via Viator before, we thought we would enjoy ourselves. It is a misnomer to consider this site a marine park. After a two-hour trip in the hull of a dilapidated ferry, we were escorted from the Langkawi Coral onto a platform at 10:30 am across from the beach and could not reach the beach until 1:00pm when a small boat operated by LC would take us to a floating pier to walk to the beach. If the floating pier were attached to the platform, we could have walked directly to the beach independently. The beach is so small that it can not accommodate many people. So, we were held captive until 1:00 pm while we sat and watched other tourists arrive and were taken directly to the floating pier and stayed on the beach. The amount of tourists on the beach have to be controlled and is what is known as crowd control. Unfortunate for us, we were not scheduled to be taken to the pier until 1:00pm and depart at 2:00pm - an hour!! We paid 144 to waste our time. Also, the lunch that was included was horrible! Malaysia is known as a gastronomic paradise but LC's food was an inherent disappointment too. Why is Viator offering this excursion. The company is not acting in the best interest of the tourist. Shame on VIATOR!
The snorkeling experience is just ok. Very crowded place with about 300 people trying to snorkel and scuba dive at the same venue. No instructors available incase we have any queries regarding snorkeling/diving. Not many species of fishes and the corals are all dead. Beach is average! Overall i would not rate this as a worthwhile experience...not worth the money at all
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.
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.
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??