Guide to Island Hopping Tour

Guide to Island Hopping Tour
Jan 13, 2020

Tour & Sightseeing
Guide to Island Hopping Tour
  13 Jan 2020

Are you looking to spend less on your next visit to Langkawi but wish to join a tour packages at the same time?
If yes, then this affordable tour packages named Island-Hopping Tour should be on your list!

Island Hopping simply means travel from one island to another, especially as a tourist in an area of small islands. This classic Island-hopping sharing tour in Langkawi is the most budget-friendly tour packages for people who wish to patronize a number of different islands on a single trip.

Starting at an affordable price of RM35, Island Hopping sharing package usually starts at 9.00am in the morning and departed from Awana Porta Malai Terminal. The entire tour lasts for 3.5 to 4 hours including hotel-transfer which only covers the hotels located at Pantai Tengah and Pantai Cenang.

There are three islands covered in the tour, which are the Pregnant Island (Pulau Dayang Bunting), Giant Lion Island (Pulau Singa Besar), and Wet Rice Island (Pulau Beras Basah).
Upon arrival on each spot, the boatman will explain the time of the tour end, when and where he will be waiting for everyone. Should you pay attention to the re-boarding time, else you will probably miss the boat.

For visitors who are travelling in group, they can actually chartered a boat instead! Yes it's CHEAPER XD

Following are the spots included in the Island hopping sharing packages:

1.Pulau Dayang Bunting

Love locks in Dayang Bunting Island.

Floating Pontoon at the Lake of Pregnant Maiden.

The jetty of Dayang Bunting Island.

Featuring Langkawi’s second largest uninhabited island, Pulau Dayang Bunting is considered part of the Dayang Bunting Marble Geoforest Park that has proudly listed at Langkawi UNESCO Global Geopark. The uniqueness of this island is its beautiful marble, stunning limestones and most importantly, the mythical lake named Lake of Maiden Pregnant.

As the name suggested, this lake has its legends in granting unfortunate childless couples to gain fertility. Some also believed that the island is so-named because it has a shape of a pregnant lady lying in the mountain. Whether you are riding on a speedboat or jet-ski, you can discover this strange-looking shape at certain angle.

There is only one narrow pathway which can lead you to the fresh water lake. You may require to take a 10 minute climb along the steps on the hills and pass through the tropical forest in order to reach the lake which located on the opposite of jetty.

Usually, you will be given approximately an hour on this island to indulge yourself in water sport activities, enjoy wonderful scenic views of the sparkling fresh water lake or even take a dip into it!

Gender Reminder:
1.Due to conservation purpose, visitors are required to pay an admission fee for the entry which is not included in the packages. It will usually cost about RM3-RM6 depending on whether you are a local citizen or a foreign traveler.
2.Visitors are advised to wear a life jacket while swimming in the designated area. Don't go too far out as the lake is 10-meter-deep with no shallow area.
Be aware with the monkeys as they have a tendency to grab your items. It is better for visitor to leave an eye on their belongings.
4.Visitors who wish to swim are encouraged to change their attires at the pay toilet nearby the entrance or wear a swimming suit inside.

5.Island hopping tour is not suitable for elderly as there are hundred steps to climb in order to reach the lake of pregnant maiden.

2.Pulau Beras Basah

A bird's eye view of the Pulau Beras Basah.

Pulau Beras Basah.

Pulau Beras Basah.

Small stores where you can buy some refreshments on this Beras Basah Island.

Located at the south of Langkawi’s archipelago, Pulau Beras Basah has a bounty of white sand beaches marked by the crystal-clear and shallow water of Andaman Sea. It is ideal for those who are looking for a sunbathes, refreshing swim or snorkeling experience. Thrill seekers who wish to do something different can try their hand at high-intensity activitie such as jet-ski, banana boats and parasailing which are available on the island!

Although Pulau Beras Basah is a typical spot covered in Island-Hopping Tour, you can also reach here by taking a boat from the Awana Porto Malai Terminal.

Gender Reminder:
1.Bring along your sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat to protect yourself as the afternoon sun may be brutal.
2.It is advisable to wear your swim suit inside as there is no changing room available on the island.

3.Eagle Feeding (Giant Lion Island)

White-bellied Fish Eagle Haliaeetus Leucogaster.

Eagles that lived at Giant Lion Island.

As the name "Langkawi" implies, thousands of eagles are native on Langkawi’s archipelago and lived in wild. Giant Lion Island is perhaps one of the forest reserve islet that inhabited with abundance of eagles.

There is no actual landfall during this spot as the entire eagle sightseeing and feeding experience are carry out from the boat. Circling eagles will swoop down with their sharp talons fully extended to pick the meat nimbly off the surface.

Gender Reminder:

Although eagle feeding might be a wonderful scene and experience for the island-hopping tour, it has brought some ecosystem concerns against naturalists. Visitors who are sensitive with this issue are encouraged to take the tour from operators who have ceased this practice and provided only eagle sightseeing.


Destinations below only accessible if you purchase Island Hopping 5 in 1 packages. Such packages have a comparable higher price than the normal Island-Hopping Sharing Tour as you are able to enjoy a great fishing experience and a beach buffet BBQ lunch!

Fun Fishing

Enjoy a fun fishing experience with your little one.

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Hand-line Fishing.                                                                   Fishes caught during fun fishing session.

Show us your best firstcatch moment!

Without a doubt, the most interesting part throughout the entire Island-hopping 5 in 1 experience has to be the fishing session. Dont worry if you do not have a fishing rod and don't even know how to catch the fish.

It is all about hand-line fishing, which is a simple technique for you to catch the fish with a single fishing line held in the hands. The boatman would provide you some fresh fish food to attached on the baited hooks. The only thing you need to do is to jig the fishing bait up and down in a series of short movement and then wait for the fish to fully take the bait.


Beachside BBQ Lunch

Beachside BBQ Lunch during Island Hopping 5 in 1

Last but not least, you will get to sample deliciously charred meat and large selection of live seafood such as squid, crab, fishes and shrimp straight from the grill with free-flow beer, juice and soft drink

Not to mention, you can ask the staff to process and cook the fishes you just caught on the spot with FREE Of Charge! They can be made into grilled fish or fish soup :)

Have your Lunch with the fresh sea breezes and sandy toes here~

For people who are interested on Island Hopping Tour, including sharing, charter boats and 5 in 1 Packages, more information can be obtained via links below:

1.Island Hopping Tour Packages (Departed from Cenang) :
2.Island Hopping Tour Packages (Departed from Kuah) :
3.Island Hopping 5 in 1 Packages :

Don't hesitate to contact our assistants for more info~

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