Pulau Payar Marine Park Snorkeling Tour from Penang
For those who do not dive or snorkel, you can still see the spectacular sights below the surface from the large floating platform. Scuba diving can be arranged at additional cost.
Please provide the below information:
1) Name as per passport
2) Date of birth
3) Passport number
4) Passport expiry date
5) Passport issuing country
- Ferry boat between Penang and Pulau Payar
- Lunch - Buffet lunch
- Use of Snorkelling equipment
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Scuba Diving (optional)
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- Passport name, number, expiry date, issuing country, gender and date of birth is required at time of booking for all participants
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
This tour was amazing!
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!