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Langkawi Water Sports

1. Parasailing
2. Scuba Diving
3. Snorkeling
4. Jet Ski
5. Wakeboarding
6. Banana Boat
7. Kayaking
8. Mangrove Safari
9. Sailing
10. Boating

The wide range of Langkawi Water Sports are well worth the while during a holiday in this island paradise. Considered a haven for adventure enthusiasts, Langkawi is home to numerous amazing beaches where you can try your hands-on activities in the crystal-clear waters of the Andaman Sea. In addition to soaking in the serene vistas of the blue lagoons, you can indulge in a wide variety of water sports.

Water Sports in Langkawi are some of the best ways to explore the immense beauty of the sea, while also fulfilling the adrenaline within you. Amateurs or tourists who are scared of adventure can indulge in a myriad of water activities like boating, banana boat rides and kayaking amidst the dense mangrove forests.

On the other hand, adventure junkies can enthral themselves by taking part in scuba diving and snorkelling sessions to explore the mysteries of the underwater world, or conquer the waves by surfing and wakeboarding. 

Here are some of the best Langkawi water sports:

01

Parasailing, Langkawi Island

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Malaysia is one of the most-sought after destinations of adventure water sports activities. Though almost all beach resorts provide parasailing tours for their guests, this is best enjoyed in 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.
02

Scuba Diving

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Andaman Sea comprises of crystal clear green water with the warmth of right temperature thus making it a worthy locale for scuba diving. Langkawi scuba diving can be a breathtaking experience for life. Non swimmers can also relish this sport as there are plenty of introductory diving options for them conducted by experienced scuba instructors. Each new comer in scuba diving is under the guidance of expert supervision and furthermore is given one to one classes underwater for better security.

 

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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.
03

Jet Ski

Jet skiing can really be an adrenalin rush game and water babies can genuinely enjoy this outrageously fun water sport in Langkawi. You can opt for different types of Jet Ski option, packages ranging from 1 hour ride to 4 hours ride. Langkawi jet skiing rides takes you through more than 20 islands in the Andaman Sea through the green emerald crystal clear water.

 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
04

Kayaking

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In Langkawi, there are a number of adventure tours organized and Kayaking is just one of them. Kayaks can be used to explore the mangroves and Kilim geopark.

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

05

Snorkeling

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.
06

Wakeboarding

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Wakeboarding is fun if you know the skill. The right amount of pressure, speed and balance is required for a smooth ride. It is a combination of water skiing, snowboarding and surfing. Langkawi island waters are perfect to carry out this sport.

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.



07

Banana Boat

People who pick Langkawi as the destination for vacations are usually a fan of blue waters, beaches and the tropical climate that are the highlights of the place. Some of the islands here offer unparalleled experience of marine life and exceptionally great opportunities for boating in the fresh water lakes. Banana Boat is used for the exploring of the fresh water lakes that are surrounded by the beautiful mountains.

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.

08

Mangrove Safari

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

09

Sailing

Langkawi brings forth a number of options for sailing as well as the plenty of protected anchorages. In the last few years, the area has been recognized as the ideal sailing destination.

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.

10

Boating

Boating is one of the most underrated and unique Langkawi Water Sports that you can enjoy. From banana boat and donut boat rides, to sunset and island cruises, there are many types of boating activities that you can enjoy in Langkawi.

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.
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It was a lovely experience. The speed of the cruise was just nice for participants to enjoy the view.It's the best way to have a view of entire landscape.
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We had a fantastic experience I was a bit apprehensive about the safety aspects but I needn't have worried. The equipment is in good condition and the lines are well maintained
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  1. Which are the best places to do water sports in Langkawi?

    1. Dua Island: Dua Island is one of the best places to enjoy Water Sports in Langkawi. One of the top spots to try deep water soloing, this island is also great for enjoying water activities like paddle boating, mangrove safaris, wakeboarding as well as banana boat rides.

    2. Pantai Cenang: To try your hand at Langkawi Water Sports, head to Pantai Cenang, one of the best places on the island. The beach is a paradise for those who love water sports, and offers a wide array of the same, including jet-skiing, paragliding, swimming, banana boat rides and snorkelling, among other activities.

    3. Pulau Payar Marine Park: The Pulau Payar Marine Park is another great place to indulge in Water Sports in Langkawi. Famous for being the place to indulge in the best snorkelling experience in all of Langkawi, this marine park has soft sandy beaches, clear waters and vibrant corals where you can enjoy scuba diving as well.

    4. Kilim Mangrove Forest Reserve: To try Langkawi Water Sports, you can also visit the Kilim Mangrove Forest Reserve. Home to protected green mangrove forests, the reserve is the perfect place for a serene boating and kayaking experience in Langkawi.

  2. Which are the best things to do in Langkawi?

    1. Snorkelling: When in Langkawi, one of the best things to do is snorkelling. Home to some of the most beautiful coral reefs and a wide range of exotic marine creatures, Langkawi offers an amazing snorkelling experience to tourists. It is during this activity that you can witness different types of fishes, and other sea creatures, including pink anemonefish, butterflyfish, damselfish, stingrays, manta rays, rabbitfish and more.

    2. Visit Eagle Square: Visiting Eagle Square or Dataran Lang is one of the best things to do in Langkawi. This iconic spot on the island boasts a large 12-metre statue of an eagle that is about to take flight and is simply mesmerising. The square is also close to many fountains and bridges on the island and has several restaurants located nearby.

    3. Explore the Underwater World Langkawi: You can also head over to the Underwater World Langkawi and check out the many different fishes here. Located in Pantai Cenang, this aquarium has close to 500 marine wildlife species, from seals, seahorses and rockhopper penguins, to many different types of fishes.

    4. Relax at the Ayer Hangat Hot Springs: For a unique experience in Langkawi, visit the Ayer Hangat Hot Springs and spend some time soaking in the warm waters here. The hot spring has an outdoor pool, along with many reflexology paths and sheltered areas where you can take a dip, relax and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul.

  3. What is the best time to visit Langkawi?

    The best time to visit Langkawi is from November to April. This is when Langkawi has its dry season when the days are pleasant and nights are cooler, and there is little to no rainfall. These months are perfect for enjoying outdoor activities like water sports, sightseeing, island hopping, visiting the night markets, etc.
  4. How to reach Langkawi?

    You can reach Langkawi by air via the Langkawi International Airport. Most cities in the world have direct and connecting flights that operate to the airport on a regular basis. Some major airlines that connect India with Langkawi include Cathay Pacific, Malaysian Airlines, Air Asia, Qatar, Etihad, Singapore Airlines, etc.
  5. What is Langkawi famous for?

    Located on the west coast of Malaysia, Langkawi is famous for having 99 islands, in addition to stunning beaches, lush rainforests as well as shopping centres. It is also a great place to try fresh seafood and traditional Malay cuisine, or indulge in water sports like parasailing, scuba diving, snorkelling, wakeboarding, etc. Langkawi is also famous for the Langkawi Sky Bridge, Cable Car, Kilim Geo Park, Eagle Square, Underwater World, mangrove forests, Galeria Perdana and other sightseeing attractions.

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