There are number of sailing cruises in Langkawi offering different types of cruising on recreational yachts. There are several well established operators and have different types of mono-hull yachts and catamarans. Sizes of yachts vary from small (8-10 persons), medium (15-20 persons) to large (35-70 persons). There are also motorized yachts.

Some of the sailing cruises operate on a sharing basis and some are offered for private charters. There are essentially three places (docks) from where the cruises depart and that depends on the location of the cruise operator. Some like Crystal Yacht, Tropical Charter, Rampant Sailing etc depart from Awana Porto Malai (now known as Resorts World Langkawi) Terminal located at the southern end of Pantai Tengah at the south western coast. They usually sail around the southern islands of Langkawi.

Stardust operates from the north eastern Kilim Jetty and they usually navigate their boat around the Kilim Geopark & Mangroves area and also at the open sea at Tanjung Rhu in the north. While Blue Water Star Sailing and its sister company Damai Indah operate from Royal Langkawi Yacht Club on Kuah’s Bass Harbor. They will usually sail around the south eastern islands.

Here are the top sailing cruise operators in Langkawi (not in any order) along with their key offerings, rates, yachts, contact information for booking & inquiry.

Crystal Yacht Holidays
The company was established in 1997 by Jamie and Ryoko Scott, a Canadian-Japanese couple. They are the first in Langkawi to offer the Sunset Cruise.

Departs from
Awana Porto Malai, Southern end of Pantai Tengah

Shared Cruises
1) Sunset Cocktail Cruise: 3 hours (5pm-8pm), RM250 per person. Includes free flow bar & snacks, but no dinner.
2) Sunset Dinner Cruise (includes cocktail): 3 hours (5pm-8pm), RM300 per person. Includes free flow bar, snacks & barbecue buffet dinner.
3) Day Cruise (exploring geopark): 6 hours (10am – 4pm), RM360 per person. Includes free flow bar, snacks, barbecue buffet lunch.

Note: Discounts offered in online booking through their website. Hotel transfers included except for Datai & Tanjung Rhu areas. Children rates are lower.

Private Cruises
1) Catamaran cruise. Can be customized to suit your needs and can be for multiple days/nights. Rate: US$125 per person per 24 hours; Starts at 12 noon. Minimum heads required.
2) Private customizable cruise on luxury motor yacht. Duration: 6 Hours (10am – 4pm). Rate: Starts from RM2,800.

Food & Beverages
Buffet barbecue (chicken, fish, prawn, beef, vegetables) with variety of salads (all halal). Free flow bar (wine, beer, spirits, cold beverages).

Yachts
They have a catamaran and a luxury motor yacht.

Contact Information for booking & inquiry
Address: Crystal Yacht Holidays Sdn Bhd
243, Kampung Berjaya, Pantai Cenang, 07000 Langkawi, Malaysia.
Office Phone: +6 04 955 6545; Mobile: +6 012 408 7866 or +6 012 431 7866
Email: info@crystalyacht.com; Website: crystalyacht.com

Damai Indah
This is a sister concern of Blue Water Star Sailing and run by Eva who is originally from Germany. She started this operation after she bought her first boat in 2008. She has enormous sailing experience together with her husband.

Departs from
Royal Langkawi Yacht Club, Kuah, at the south eastern end of Langkawi’s main island.

Shared Cruises
1) Day Cruise: 6 hours (2pm – 8pm), RM450 per person. Includes sunset views, and both lunch & dinner. Hotel transfers included. Children get lower rates.

Private Cruises
1) Private Sunset Cruise: 4 hours (4pm until 8pm). Rate: RM2750 + RM200 per person. Children get lower rates. Includes light lunch, dinner and open bar.
2) Private Overnight Cruise: 1 night 2 days. Rate: RM6000 + RM300 per person. Includes all meals and open bar. Children get lower rates.
3) Private Full Day Cruise: 8 hours (12noon to 8pm). Rate: RM3450 + RM250 per person. Children get lower rate. Includes lunch, dinner and open bar.

**Hotel transfers included.

Food & Beverages
Tapas items and seafood offered in lunch. Buffet dinner includes catch of the day (snapper etc.) chicken, prawn, fish, meat (all halal) and vegetables with rice & noodles. Cocktails, wine, beer & soft drinks are offered.

Yachts
Damai Indah: 56ft sailing yacht with 2 cabins, 1 bathroom. Capacity: 25 in day, 4 at night.
Damai Indah Lagi: 56ft sailing yacht with 1 cabin, 1 bathroom. Capacity: 25 in day, 4 at night.

Contact Information for booking & inquiry
Address: Damai Indah Cruises at Blue Water Star Sailing
Royal Langkawi Yacht Club, Jalan Dato Syed Omar, 07000 Kuah, Langkawi.
Eva (the owner): +60-19-447 0745 or +60-17-584 9353; Office: +60-4-966 4868;
Fax.: +60-4-9664858; Website: www.damaiindah.com

Tropical Charters
The management has over 35 years of aggregated sailing experience.
Departs from
Awana Porto Malai (Fun & Adventure Center), Southern end of Pantai Tengah

Shared Cruises
1) Sunset Cocktail Cruise: 3 hours (5pm-8pm), RM220 per person. Includes free flow bar with snacks, but no dinner.
2) Sunset Dinner Cruise (includes cocktail): 3 hours (5pm-8pm), RM260 per person. Includes free flow bar, snacks & barbecue buffet dinner.
3) Day Cruise: 6 hours (10am – 4pm), RM320 per person

Note: Hotel transfers included (surcharge applies for Datai & Tanjung Rhu areas). Children rates are lower.

Private Cruises
1) Beach Barbecue Cruise (Duration & Rate: Please contact the operator)
2) Wedding Cruise (Duration & Rate: Please contact the operator)

Food & Beverages
Buffet barbecue (chicken, fish, prawn, beef, vegetables) with variety of salads. Free flow bar offering cocktails, wine, beer, spirits, cold beverages.

Yachts
Sensation: 55ft. x 30ft twin deck catamaran with capacity of up to 65.
Suka Suka: 22 meters long luxury sailing yacht with capacity of 25. Four a/c cabins.
Warisan Dyuong: 60-ft wooden sailing yacht with 3 cabins.
Alexandra: 3t-ft speed boat good for up to 6 persons, for fun rides.
C’est la Vie: Luxury motor yacht with full amenities. Good for up to 12 persons.

Contact Information for booking & inquiry
Address: Tropical Charters Sdn Bhd
Kedai No. 3, KampungTasikAnak, JalanTelokBaru, Pantai Tengah 07000 Langkawi.
Phone: (+6)04-955 3407; Fax: (+6)04-955 4407; Mobile: (+6)012-588 3274
Email: info@tropicalcharters.com.my, Website: tropicalcharters.com.my

Rampant Sailing
The couple Carel and Bea are from South Africa and Switzerland, and run the operation. They have vast sailing experience between them.

Departs from
Awana Porto Malai (Fun & Adventure Center), Southern end of Pantai Tengah

Shared Cruises
1) Day Cruise: 6.5 hours (10am – 4:30pm), RM299 per person. Includes barbecue buffet lunch and free flow bar with alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages. Hotel transfers are not offered.

Private Cruises
1) Private Sunset Cruise: 3 hours (5pm-8pm), RM2400 (max. 12 persons). Includes free flow bar with Canap├ęs, chips and Nuts as snacks. Hotel transfers are not offered.
2) Private Day Cruise: 6.5 hours (10am – 4:30pm), RM4000 (max. 12 persons). Includes barbecue buffet lunch and free flow bar with alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages. Hotel transfers are not offered.

Food & Beverages
11 dish buffet, with local flavors such as BBQ chicken, BBQ shrimp & chicken satays, sea food, beef, chicken, salads, vegetables & rice. White wine is served with lunch.

Yacht
40-ft catamaran with maximum capacity of 12.

Contact Information for booking & inquiry
Rampant Sailing
Email: sa40cat@gmail.com
Phone: +6-012-591-5836

Blue Water Star Sailing
Dr. Gerd B. Zimmermann, originally from Germany and a sailor, founded this company along with his wife Eva several years back and have been offering mainly exclusive chartered sailing cruises under its operations.

Departs from
Royal Langkawi Yacht Club, Kuah

Shared Cruises
1) Romantic Sail Away Cruise: 6 Hours (2pm-8pm). Rate: RM720 per person. Includes open bar, snacks, fruits and buffet meal.

Private Cruises
1) Private Sunset Dinner Cruise: 6 hours (2pm-8pm). Rates vary depending on the yahcht you choose. Includes open bar, snacks and buffet dinner.
2) Private Full Day Cruise: 9 hours (11am-8pm). Rates vary depending on the yahcht you choose. Includes open bar, snacks and buffet lunch & dinner.
3) Private Overnight Cruise: 1 night 2 days. Rate: RM6000 + RM300 per person. Includes all meals and open bar. Children get lower rates.
4) Wedding Cruise: Rates vary depending your requirement.

Food & Beverages
Buffet meal including prawns, fish, chicken, vegetables, salads, noodles and rice, all freshly prepared on the boat.

Yacht
A wide range of sailing & luxury yachts, motor yachts and dream yachts.

Contact Information for booking & inquiry
BLUE WATER STAR SAILING (M) SDN BHD
Royal Langkawi Yacht Club, Jalan Dato Syed Omar, 07000 Kuah, Langkawi.
Phone: +6013-407 3166; Fax: +604-966 4858;
Email: info@bluewaterstarsailing.com; Website: bluewaterstarsailing.com

Stardust Yacht Charter
This is a the only sailing yacht departing from Kilim Jetty at the north east of Langkawi. Their cruise trips are combined with one hour speed boat safari to explore the mangroves, caves, lagoons and the Kilim geopark. So you get two excursions in one offering.

Departs from
Kilim Jetty.

Shared Cruises
1) Sunset Dinner Cruise (includes cocktail): 2.5 hours (5:30pm-8pm), RM295 per person. Includes free flow bar, snacks & barbecue buffet dinner.
2) Day Cruise: 7 hours (10am – 5pm), RM 325 per person. Includes open bar and bugget meal.

Note: Children get lower rates.

Private Cruises
1) There are also private cruise available. Please contact the company for details.

Food & Beverages
Buffet including dishes on Prawns, chicken tikka kebabs, whole fish, chicken prepared in green curry, rice, salad and fruits & chocolates.

Yacht
A gaff rigged with top mast schooner fitted with bras and varnished.

Contact Information for booking & inquiry
Stardust Yacht Charter
Phone: +60 (0)124050649
Email: hamish@langkawiyachtcharter.com
Website: langkawiyachtcharter.com

Naam Cruise Sdn Bhd
They operate day and dinner cruises daily on a lovely 55′ catamaran.

Departs from
The cruise departs from the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club in Kuah.

Shared Cruises (Sea Falcon – Catamaran)
1) Shared Evening Dinner Cruise: 5pm – 8pm. Rate: RM285 per person. (Transfers Included in the rate. However some locations have a surcharge).

2) Private options available on request with various boats from their fleet.

Vessel
Catamaran with white and yellow body.

Contact Information for booking & inquiry
Naam Cruise Sdn Bhd
FF2, 1st Floor. Kompleks Jeti Pelancongan,
Pekan Rabu, Kuah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
Phone: +60(4) 963 9200; Email: info@naam.bz; Website: www.naam.bz

Update December 2014: NAAM received the Best Boat Operator award at the Langkawi Tourism Awards function held at Mahsuri International Exhibition Center, Langkawi in December organized by Langkawi Development Authority (LADA):

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