Pulau Payar Marine Park

On 14 November, a few fellow bloggers (Ray, Wai Hoe, Kean Hooi, Calvyn, Sherming) & I joined a travel exploration trip to Pulau Payar Marine Park. The trip is arranged by Criz Bon Appetite & fully sponsored by Langkawi Coral (Langkawi Saga Travel and Tour Sdn. Bhd.) under the “Travel with a Green Heart” campaign.

The trip started with great weather ahead. We took a ferry ride at 8am from the Swettenham Pier, Penang to Pulau Payar. The journey took about 2 hours.

Heading to Pulau Payar Marine Park on Ferry

We reached at Pulau Payar Marine Park at around 10am. There is a spacious reef platform stationed on the marine park which housed various corals and underwater attractions.

Here We Are!!

On the Reef Platform

At the marine park, basic snorkeling gears (masks & snorkeling vests) are provided for visitors to enjoy the beauty of the corals and various fishes which are available around the platform out on sea.

There are rows of metal seats for visitor to get close with the fishes during feeding. Do bring some bread if you wish to feed the fishes.

Below are some of the photos taken from the reef platform.

Besides that, an observation chamber is available under the reef platform for visitors to enjoy the beauty of the corals and fishes without getting wet.

On top of the snorkeling & fish feeding activities around the reef platform, visitors are taken with short boat ride to the beach to enjoy more snorkeling, swimming, sun bathing, shark feeding and beach walk. Scuba diving courses & packages are available as well with separate charges.

Short Boat Ride to Pulau Payar Beach

Pulau Payar Beach

Wooden Walking Path next to the Beach

Baby Shark Feeding

It is a great place for family & friends to spend a short weekend to do snorkeling, fish feeding, swimming, sun bathing, having some beach walk and scuba diving besides experiencing the wonderful getaway & learning the wonders of the sea. All of us enjoyed the day at the marine park.

Langkawi Coral also provides sufficient shower cubical for visitors to wash up before heading back. Buffet lunch is provided with variety of food, fruits and drinks.

Interested to have some fun at Pulau Payar Marine Park? Grab your tickets now at the ticket counters near Swettenham Pier, Penang!! Prices & itinerary for the snorkeling package are as follows:

Adult - RM300
Children - RM200
Infant - RM50

0715 – 0755 Hotel pick-up from scheduled pick-up points
0730 – 0800 Check-in at Swettenham Pier, Penang
0815 - 1015 Depart for Pulau Payar Marine Park by ferry
1015 - 1230 Marine Park Exploration @ Malaysia’s 1st & Only Reef Platform & Beach
1230 – 1400 Buffet lunch on table sharing basis
1530 - 1730 Depart for Penang by ferry
1730 - 1800 Arrive at Swettenham Pier, Penang & return pick-up to hotel

Contact for More Information:
Langkawi Saga Travel & Tours Sdn. Bhd.
16, Jalan Tanjung Bungah, 11200 Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
Tel : 604-899 8822
Email: sales@langkawicoral.com
Website: http://www.langkawicoral.com

Photoset: Pulau Payar