Island Hopping is probably the most popular boat tour in Langkawi and also one of the cheapest ones. This is a standard tour that usually starts at 9.00 in the morning and lasts for 3.5 to 4 hours including hotel transfers.
Because of its popularity, this tour is offered by virtually all tour operators, travel stalls and hotels in the island. It covers three spots that includes wonderful scenic islands to the south of the main island of Langkawi and eagle feeding where you can watch the marvelous spectacle of many eagles swooping down from the sky to catch their prey on the water.
The two islands offer plenty of activities including swimming in scenic fresh water lake, paddle boating, snorkeling from soft sandy beach, lounging and sunbathing, or just relaxing and enjoying the stunning scenery all around. The boat tours usually start from Teluk Baru Jetty located at the southern part of Pantai Tengah and before Resorts World or Star Cruise Jetty. So if you are staying at Pantai Tengah or Pantain Cenang areas, the tours would be very convenient.
There are large and small boats. The larger ones can accommodate some 20 persons and the smaller ones 8-10. The tour operators choose the boats according to the demand. During high tourist season, you may find hundreds of tourists waiting at the jetty for their boats. All the Island Hopping tours mostly begin around the same time. You should apply and carry enough sun block lotion to avoid sun burns and also carry bottles of drinking water.