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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,
Patsy R Australia
definitely recommend. Take sea sickness tablets though as water was extremely choppy and we were not forewarned. Everyone on the boat was sick
Davin C Australia
Fantastic day lots of snorkelling with lots of fish, great lunch, and then a swim with baby reef sharks.
Teresa G Australia
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!
Great tour! buffet was good! very beautiful place, the ferry home was 1.5 hrs but worth it!
Josephine B United Kingdom
The whole experience was breathtaking, and you didn't need to be a great swimmer. The company was well organized and very friendly. The main person in charge was terrific. The snorkeling was absolutely wonderful and the variety of fish was amazing. Overall, the trip was well worth it and inexpensive.
Lorraine D United Kingdom
This trip was wonderful. The ferry crossing was a bit rough but really worth it. The guide was very good and the snorkeling was amazing. Really worth doing. Lunch was very nice to.
Iris H United Kingdom
Out of this world. The experience was amazing. The service and food was excellent.
Very good trip. Great water for snorkeling. Pity there wasn't a smoking ban on the trip.
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.
Tour was well organised, and the snorkelling and diving were fantastic. Would definitely go again when next visiting Penang or Langkawi.
Debbie Anderson South Africa
This was an enjoyable day. A bit crowded, though.
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??
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
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.
We enjoyed our day but some aspects could have been better. The pick-up from our hotel was fine. However, the catamaran was old and scruffy and there was no safety announcement. The time at the platform was enjoyable if you don't mind snorkeling with crowds of other people generally making a lot of noise and scaring the fish away. The buffet lunch was very good. Good points – the staff running the reef experience made it fun and got us into the water before a second boatload of tourists arrived.
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!
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