Ayien Lin (April 2016)
Hi, I'm going there at the end of July with group of 9 people... is it possible if we want just only one private boat for our group for island hoping? Thank you
Raj (langkawi-insight.com, April 2016)
Hi, yes possible. Just ask your tour operator to arrange one, or go down to Teluk Baru jetty and charter a boat.
Vinod (March 2016)
Hello sir, we are going to Langkawi on april 11th. 4 adults, 2 kids of 7 yrs and infant.. which is the best way or island hopping.. will they provide snorkelling gears and will there be assistants?
Raj (langkawi-insight.com, March 2016)
You need to carry your own snorkel gears if you are availing a standard island hopping tour from an operator. You can either go through one of the plenty operators in Pantai Cenang (they have stalls on the road), or go down to Teluk Baru jetty in Pantai Tengah and hop into a boat that operate on a sharing basis. There are usually no guides or assistants. Boat operator will drop you at the islands and wait to pick you up. You need to take care of your kids.
Lin (October 2015)
Hi Raj, I will be arriving at Langkawi airport at 830am and would like to know if there are any island hopping tours starting at 930am so that I can get to jetty on time from airport using taxi. If not, are there many island-hopping tours in the afternoon? And if yes, what time do the afternoon tours start and which jetty should I go to? I only have 1.5 days at Langkawi so hope to do island hopping tour, skybridge and Kuah town visit on day 1 and mangrove tour on the next day, before flying off at night. Please help. Thank you in advance.
Raj (langkawi-insight.com, October 2015)
Hi, Island Hopping boat tours leave from the Teluk Baru ferry Jetty at Pantai Tengah. There are no fixed times. The boats keep leaving from the Jetty usually from 9am onwards during the day time. So go down to the Jetty and either take a full boat or join a group.
Hani (August 2015)
Hello. My friends and I in a group of 10 people are going to Langkawi in early September. I would like to inquire if we can charter 1 boat on Saturday, 5th September 2015. I am asking because I do not know the maximum person per boat. Appreciate your reply soon. Thanks.
Raj (langkawi-insight.com, August 2015)
If you are looking for motorized boats for island hopping, mangrove tours etc, some boats can accommodate up to 10 persons. For sailing yachts, capacity can vary from 12 to 65 (or more) depending on size. You can charter a motorized boat or even a sailing yacht by the hour.
Rinku Bali (August 2014)
Dear Raj, You are a wonderful reservoir of knowledge. Do let me know if there is a possibility of doing the island hopping tour in the evening. This is because I have only 1.5 days in Langkawi and I would like to enjoy my hotel's beach in the morning.
Raj (langkawi-insight.com, August 2014)
Nope! Island Hopping takes place only during the day time. You can't get into the islands at night.
Siew Guat (March 2014)
Hi, We are interested in the Island Hopping Tour. However, we have some queries below:
1) I'm bringing my parents to Langkawi,for holidays in mid March, they are about 70 - 75 years old & walk very slowly. My dad's leg easily get tired and needs wheelchair. Are they suitable for Island Hopping Tour?
2) We are a group of 6 adults, will the tour operator cater 1 boat by ourselves and how big is the boat?
3) Where is the jetty where we depart for the Island Hopping Tour?
4) Any recommendation on the Island Hopping tour operator and how much they charge per pax?
5) Do we need to book the Island Hopping Tour 1 day in advance?
We would appreciate your respond soonest. Thank You.
Raj (langkawi-insight.com, March 2014)
Hi, In my view you should not try the island hopping tour with your parents who have mobility problems. You can reserve a boat for your own group. The jetty is in Pantai Tengah near Awana Porto Malai Resorts. You need not book through a tour operator, and rather take a taxi, go down to the jetty and directly take a boat. Alternatively, you may book through an operator, but ensure they include hotel transfers.
Ryan Tan (May 2013)
Dear Sir, my wife and I would be arriving to Langkawi on the morning of May 7th Tuesday, via the cruise ship Costa Atlantica. We hope to join in the morning 9am shared package tour for island hopping, and might need arrangements (transportation) to be picked up and dropped off at the port. Can you tell me your recommendations on which tour operators can I engage in?
Raj (langkawi-insight.com, May 2013)
Island Hopping Tour is the most common and popular boat tours in Langkawi. There are lots of tour operators and agents along Pantai Cenang and Tengah who offer this tour at a per person rate of RM 35-50. You don't need to book this tour in advance. If you go through a formal and well established operator, it can easily cost you 4-5 times more. Your cruise ship is likely to dock at the Star Cruise Jetty near south western end of the island. All these island hopping boat tours leave from Teluk Baru Jetty which is located nearby. You can actually walk down to the jetty from your cruise terminal and hop into a boat. Alternatively take a short taxi ride to the jetty. There will be large number of boats there and you can't miss it.
But if you are willing to pay more and get lot more comfort, food, transfers and personal care as you do island hopping, you can consider Moondance Cruises operated by Bill & Angelika. Their "Mystical Island Tours 3 in 1" offers swimming and fishing along with island hopping. Visit Top Tour Boat Operators to know about their offerings & contact info.