Penang Island Pulau Payar Marine Park
Pulau Payar Marine Park - starts from Penang & ends in Penang
Penang Pulau Payar Marine Park Tour, comprising four uninhabited islands of Payar Marine Park, Lembu, Kaca and Segantang, makes up Malaysia's oldest Marine Park sanctuary. These islands, famous for the varied and colorful marine life that they support, offer the best diving site on Peninsular Malaysia's west coast. Access is not a problem as speedboats and catamarans ply the route on a regular basis from Langkawi and Penang Island.
At Pulau Payar Marine Park , the largest of the four, you will find the Marine Park Centre, which was set up and operated by the Fisheries Department. Here, useful information can be obtained on the do's and don'ts while visiting the island.
If you are not into water activities at Pulau Payar Marine Park, do check out the two hiking trails that have been constructed to enable visitors to explore and enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding sea and beyond. Gazebos, picnic tables, BBQ pits and restroom facilities are also available for public use. Although picnics and camping are allowed, cutting of trees and open burning are strictly prohibited.
Nearby is a jetty, and just a short distance away is a pontoon, with facilities for easy access to the reef below. The waters of Pulau Payar have an additional attraction -- artificial reefs built from tyres, concrete blocks and old boats, which over the years developed into mature reefs that are teeming with marine life.
0700hrs Pick-up from hotel scheduled pick-up points. 8.15am ferry departure to Pulau Payar
0800hrs Check-in at Swettenham Pier, Penang.
0815hrs Depart for Pulau Payar Marine Park by ferry.
1015hrs Marine Park Exploration @ Malaysia’s 1st & Only Reef Platform & beach.
• Snorkeling (mask & snorkeling vest are provided) • Coral Viewing • Fish Watching • Sun Bathing • Beach Walk
1230 – 1400hrs Buffet lunch on table sharing basis fixed menu
1530hrs Ferry departs for Penang.
1730hrs Arrive at Port Swettemham, transfer back to hotel in Penang.
Includes : - 2 way transfer from any hotels in Penang beach and city centre to Port Swettemham and back - 2 way ferry transfer (Penang- Pulau Payar- Penang) - 1 lunch - snorkeling with equipment - Tour is based on SIC (seat in coach)