Parasailing, Langkawi Island
Highlights – It is better to choose authorised tour operators for parasailing, because one may have to go through lots of risks when choosing illegal operators. Two to three people can travel in one ride and the ride usually takes ten minutes. The thrill that you get when you are lifted close to 500feet above sea level and when you land back safely on to the boat cannot be described in words.
Location– Langkawi Island.
Timing – One parasailing trip takes around 30 minutes to complete. 2 to 3 people are lifted at a time.
Price – RM80 per person on the beach for 3km; RM180 per person on the boat for 8km.
Highlights: Best visibility of coral reefs, rock formations and incredible marine lives upto 150 feet (45 meters). Temperate water throughout the year; large number of marine animals, white shark, larger reef fishes and Manta string rays being a common acquaintance under water.
Best Season: November to April for better visibility.
Best Location: Palau Payar Marine Park, 30 km from Langkawi
Courses offered: PADI certification from beginner to master level, classes conducted in several languages including Japanese and Russian.
Highlights: Packages includes swimming in the fresh water lake of pregnant maiden island and snorkeling, drop at beaches of your choice for rejuvenation and refreshments; visit up to 20 islands (4 hours ride); observe some breathtaking views of the Malay islands; ride to the coastal mangrove forests nearby, bird watching (eagles and seagulls) at Singa Besar island.
Best Location for Jet Ski: Pantai Cenang Beach.
Price: starts at RM 400
Additional inclusion: A guide for instruction and supervision and Jet Ski gears and equipments.
Best Season: November to April
Location: The kayak will pass you through the narrow desolate channels of the Kilim river.
Highlights: Kayaks will take you really close to the mangroves and you will be able to see the vipers on the mangroves and many other animals and bird life like herons, kingfishers, monkeys, crabs, walking fish and lot more. The Kayak adventure tours come in packages and include visits to the fossil islands, floating fish farm and the caves. Some will even combine a swimming and hiking by a jungle stream.
Price: For adults the price is about 220 RM and for the children aged between 5-12 years, the price is about 140 RM.
Best time: 9.30am; Mondays and Fridays: 10.30am. Duration of the trip is usually 5-5.5 hours
|The right water temperature and stunning beaches with crystal clear Andaman Sea as beach water, imagine how exhilarating snorkeling can be? Snorkeling in Langkawi Island is a family sport and can be enjoyed by any person of any age limit. Langkawi has many shallow coral making it an ideal place for snorkeling. Getting to the main island won’t be a problem as many speed boats and catamaran facilities are available for transportation.|
Highlights: Shark feeding; sun bathing; perfect temperature (29 degree to 35 degree). Finish a snorkeling session and engulf into an amazing view of the surrounding landscape; picnic, BBQ and camping allowed, lots of eateries stalls, BBQs and Gazebos for the tourists.
Best season: November to MarchBest snorkeling.
Location: Palau Payar Marine park; it has 4 exotic islands – Payar, Kaca, Segantang and Lembu, away from the habitation that shelters best of marine lives such as rabbitfish, butterflyfish, Moorish idols and lot more.
Children as young as 8 years can carry out wakeboarding. Additionally, Langkawi wakeboarding has gained recent popularity because of the island beaches and the water of the Andaman Sea.
Highlights: Andaman Sea provides you the ultimate opportunity for this fun sport due its perfect surge of the water in the sea. Plus, crystal clear water surface is an added advantage to observe fishes and corals while you traverse the water surface. The surrounding landscapes and the temperature poses the right accompany simultaneously.
Best Location: Pantai Tengah.
Inclusions : Wakeboard, Guide for supervision and water gear
Best Season: Dry Season November to April
Difficulty level: Moderate.
Location: The boats depart from a couple of ferry jetties such as the Awana Porto Malai Terminal at the southern end of Pantai Tengah.
Highlights: Banana boating can be done so as to reach the secluded islands on the beach or for having lunch or dinner in the floating restaurants. Definitely the most popular activity in Langkawi, Banana boating is the top favorite of all tourists.
Price: Banana boating usually operates on sharing basis and the rates are applied on person basis.
The mangrove safari, also known as Kilim Karst Geoforest Park is nestled at the northeastern tip of Langkawi and is full of sandy beaches, mangrove swamps, lush green trees. It is just a 10 minutes drive from Tanjung Rhu beach and thus, is a good option for families; especially those with kids. During the months of September to March, which form the migratory season, tourists can spot different species of birds here.
Some of them being - white-bellied fish eagles, kite eagles, and kingfishers. For the other months, the wildlife is not bad either and comprises of creatures like monitor lizards and tree climbing crabs. Most of the safari tours here introduce tourists to everything mentioned above; and much more.
Location: 3 kilometres from Tanjung Rhu Beach towards the northeast
Timings: 8 am to 5 pm
Highlights: Annual sailing events such as Langkawi Regatta are organized here that tend to attract boats from across the globe. Some clubs and operators offer services of private cruise for an entire day.
Location: Currently the island has 4 key marinas supported by a number of bases. All the bases have a number of top notch facilities for yachts around the islands. Out of these some marinas are even a part of the resort developments and offer all the amenities of the first class resort hotels as well as the other yacht services.
Price: The price for sailing usually varies from operator to operator. It also depends on whether you go sailing on shared or private basis.
From offering you picturesque views of the beaches and nearby islands to offering you a chance to explore limestone caves, verdant valleys as well as mangrove swamps, a boating activity in Langkawi has it all. Furthermore, banana boat rides in Langkawi can also take you to some of the secluded islands and beaches in the area, where you can witness some of the most vibrant marine life in the clear blue waters of the sea.
Location: Ferry Jetties in Langkawi (Awana Porto Malai Terminal)
Timing: 05:00 a.m. to 08:00 p.m.