Top 10 Water Sports And Activities In Langkawi, Malaysia - Updated 2024

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Located about 30 km (18 miles) off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia and also known as the Jewel of Kedah, Langkawi is a district and archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea. With its surreal bays and beaches, Langkawi is also famous for its mystical legends, pristine rainforests, and marvelous duty-free shopping. Interspersed with lush tropical rainforest are islets that are surrounded by crystalline sea waters. Langkawi has a delightful treasure of exciting and fun activities that will fill your holiday with magical moments and give you countless reasons to visit this ultimate tourist destination. Scroll below and take a look at the top water sports and activities in Langkawi, Malaysia.

1. Jet ski tour (from USD 145.0)

Enjoy a four-hour jet-ski guided exploration of the beautiful attractions of the Langkawi. For this splendid adventure, you will be with an experienced guide who will lead your group over the calm waters of the Andaman Sea to eight islands. From Tepur Island where further directions will be issued, you’ll proceed to Dayang Bunting Island, which is the main attraction. Formed by the outline of hills and rocky outcrops on one side of Dayang Bunting Lake, is the pregnant maiden’s silhouette for which the island was named. A legend has it that a lovely fairy princess got pregnant after drinking the water from Dayang Bunting Lake. Finally, you can rent a paddle boat or have some fun time swimming as you enjoy the last moments of your wonderful tour.

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Langkawi Archipelago Jet Ski Tour with Dayang Bunting Island

Duration: 4 hours

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2. Island hopping by boat (from USD 16.0)

Are you looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to a place where you will enjoy the tranquility of islands as you enjoy some island-hopping? Don’t worry this excursion has got you covered. This adventure begins once the driver guide picks you up and drops you at the island hopping boat jetty. You’ll make the first stop at Dayang Bunting Island, home to the lake of the pregnant maiden. Experience the beauty of the freshwater lake surrounded by hills having a dense rain forest. From there, you’ll head over to Pulau Singa Besar where you’ll have a chance to see and even feed eagles. Before you call it a day, make sure to visit Beras Basah Island or famously referred to as the island of wet rice. Enjoy the sandy beaches and luckily, get to see dolphins.

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Half-Day Langkawi Island Hopping by Boat

Duration: 4 hours

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3. Parasailing sensation with double flyers (from USD 113.0)

This is an opportunity to share an adrenaline rush with your favorite person, be it lovers or just best friends. First, you’ll enjoy complimentary and luxurious pickups from the designated hotels to the beach where people will be briefed on safety issues before embarking on this thrilling exploration. It’s an amazing experience where one can enjoy some breathtaking moments of parasailing as you get the opportunity to view Langkawi from high up in the air. Explore the beautiful archipelago from almost 500 feet (152 meters) up, on a high-tech custom-built parasailing vessel, for a 10-minute ride in the skies above the beautiful blue waters.

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Langkawi Parasailing Sensation - Double Flyers

Duration: 10 minutes

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4. Private fishing tour of Langkawi (from USD 102.0)

Do you love fishing especially angling? Look no further, this private six-hour fishing adventure of Langkawi is designed specifically for you. You need to have the best angling abilities because regardless you’ll still be able to experience fun on this fast modern fishing boat as you visit some of the most serene locations such as Teluk Baru, Pekan Rabu, and Kilim Karst Geoforest Park. You will explore the island’s best fishing spots so that you can try out some angling. The picturesque beauty of the island will warm your heart with breathtaking views of dawn and dusk across the Pekan Rabu. Before returning back to your accommodations, enjoy swimming and catch a barbecue.

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Private Langkawi Fishing Safari

Duration: 4 to 6 hours

5. Mangrove safari boat tour (from USD 36.0)

If you would love to access the mangrove forest then a boat tour is the easiest way. As you will come to learn on this thrilling adventure, Langkawi’s mangrove forest is home to eagles, otters, and dolphins. The advantage of this small boat tour is that you get to access places where larger boats can’t reach and this will also provide the best view possible. Chances are you are likely to spot wildlife on this tour but importantly there’ll be a guide who will explain how the flora and fauna have adapted to thrive in an ever-changing environment. This is also a chance to see the limestone outcropping breaking through the trees along the northeastern edge of the island before ending your tour.

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Sharing Basis Half-Day Mangrove Safari Boat Tour in Langkawi

Duration: 6 hours

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6. Enjoy an exotic experience on Payar Island (from USD 61.0)

Payar, one of the 100 islands from the Langkawi archipelago is a dream destination for someone looking to get away from all activities so that they can have fun and relax on the sandy beaches and the blue waters of the Andaman Sea. Before going to relax on this small paradise, you’ll be served with a cup of tea and coffee in the morning to start your adventure. You’ll get to enjoy basking in the sun on the sand, diving in the placid waters, and even observing the beautiful scenery on the island. Those who love scuba diving, you can put on diving masks and fins and enjoy snorkeling. There’s also a packed lunch included on this tour plus water and fresh fruit.

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Payar Paradise of Langkawi’s Coast

Duration: 7 hours

7. Pulau Payar Marine Park snorkeling (from USD 114.0)

Have you ever wondered how marine animals feel when living deep below under water? This adventurous exercise gives you the opportunity to sail on a classic catamaran and enjoy those thrilling moments. As you make your way to Pulau Payar, nature presents you with this beautiful opportunity to enjoy the picturesque scenery of coastal inlets, tranquil waters, plus clear horizons. If you love scuba diving then it seems this thrilling event has your interest at heart because you will get the chance to enjoy snorkeling with colorful tropical fish as you make your way to an underwater observatory for a closer view of the beautiful attractions under water.

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Pulau Payar Marine Park with Lunch from Langkawi

Duration: 8 hours

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8. Sailing and island hopping adventure (from USD 152.0)

sailing and island hopping adventure

Throughout this adventurous sea expedition, you get to see the magnificent coast of Kuala Perlis on a comfortable sailboat as you explore the 104 islands that lay off Pulau Langkawi. A visit to the white sandy beaches of Pulau Dayang Bunting is a must because the tropical vibes, beautiful wildlife and ultimate relaxation is an experience like no other that you can’t afford to miss. Enjoy a two-hour ride over the tranquil waters on a luxury yacht as you view the crystal blue waters, breathtaking archipelagos, and colorful birds and fish. Enjoy some barbecue with plenty of drinks from beer and cocktails to wine and soft drinks. You might even spot lizards, monkeys, and eagles on the mangrove forest. Relax and unwind as you return to Pulau Langkawi.

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Langkawi Sailing and Island Hopping Adventure

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9. Sunset cruise with dinner and drinks (from USD 63.0)

sunset cruise with dinner and drinks

For travelers looking for an extra-special experience of magical Langkawi, then this three-hour sunset cruise is an ideal choice of activity for you. Experience Langkawi at its magical best during sunset and have a chance to take some fantastic photos as you view the island from a different angle on a luxury cruise. This is not like any other normal cruise as you’ll get to enjoy music on a dance floor and special swimming net that allows you to relax on the sea. The cruise also has an open bar that serves unlimited beer, wine, soft drinks, and other alcoholic beverages. Dinner will also be served before enjoying some music on the floating disco.

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Sunset Cruise with Dinner and Drinks Included in Langkawi

10. Jet ski and biking on Vivanta Rebak Island (from USD 135.0)

jet ski and biking on vivanta rebak island

This activity is a good opportunity for you to go burn some calories as you have fun. For this activity pickup and drop-off facilities are available. Inheriting its name from the native Rebak tree, Vivanta Renak Island is one of the 99 isles that constitute the legendary Langkawi. Explore the Taj Hote Resorts and Palaces which has over 100 hotels in 62 locations. Not only is it recognized all over the world for delivering a unique flavor of hospitality, but it also treats its guests to a refined luxury of heritage and the local experience with the assurance of quality. Drive to Port Cenang and enjoy riding a speedboat covering 4 km (2.48 miles) in seven minutes. Enjoy a one-hour biking tour on the 100 million-year-old rainforest and see animals like otters, eagles, monitor lizards, and hornbills hovering amongst the trees.

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Halfday rebak island visit with Jetski and Biking Activity

Top water sports and activities you can do in Langkawi

Whether you’re visiting Langkawi for a honeymoon or even a family vacation, it doesn’t matter because, with Viator tours, there are a lot of fun activities and water sports for you to enjoy.

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