Affordable tour packages to Pulau Payar from mainland Kedah

Last update: 19/02/2020

ALOR SETAR, Feb 18 -- The Kuala Kedah Area Fishermen's Association (PNK) is offering tour packages to Pulau Payar from Kuala Jerlun jetty on mainland Kedah at reasonable prices and shorter boat ride.

Its general manager Ahmad Mohd Jaeh said previously, tourists who wanted to go to the marine park would have to take tour packages from Langkawi or Penang and a boat ride would take about an hour.

"We are offering special packages to Pulau Payar directly from the mainland at reasonable prices and also saving travel time. It will take just a 30-minute boat ride. 

"The skippers handling the boats are certified and well-trained fishermen. Each passenger is insured and to ensure optimum safety, safety jackets are provided for everyone, including children," he told Bernama here recently.

He said the Kuala Kedah PNK had five boats complete with safety features for day trips (from morning to afternoon) to Pulau Payar.

"Tour packages start from as low as RM1,000 for 12-passenger capacity boat. Equipment for snorkelling activities are also provided and diving enthusiasts can see the beauty of coral reefs around the island," he said.

Ahmad said besides Pulau Payar, the Kuala Kedah PNK also received boat bookings for fishing activities outside the marine park with rates ranging from RM500 to RM600 per day.