Free Anchorages:

by Mark

Bass Harbour: In front of Kuah Town If you choose this option – which many yachts do – be aware of two things: The anchor ground is not ideal. There…

Bass Harbour: In front of Kuah Town

If you choose this option – which many yachts do – be aware of two things:

The anchor ground is not ideal. There are patches where your anchor will not hold in gusts over 20 knots, which can occur at any time from May to November.

Do not anchor too near to the ferries. They do occasionally drag or break loose from their mooring and damage other boats. For RM8 p/day you can land your dinghy at Royal Langkawi Yacht Club, where use of showers/ toilet costs an extra RM5 per day .

Those wanting WIFI facilities out in the Bay (Bass Harbour) will also have to pay RM35 per month to RLYC. The connection does not work in the whole bay. Check first!


Free Anchorage:  Outside Telaga Harbour

Situated in a protected bay behind two
sand islands with clean water and beach.
From there you can go about 300mtrs by
dinghy to Telaga Marina.  A landing fee
of RM5 p/day or RM20 p/week includes
hot showers & toilets, (free if in Marina)
plus rubbish disposal & yachties lounge
with TV and books. WIFI: RM5 per day,
RM18 per week or RM30 per month,
(free, if berthed in the Marina).

Facilities at Jeti Pelancongan: Bass Harbour, Kuah (Not Free)

You can also tie up your dinghy at the small ferry jetty (Jeti Pelancongan) on the blue coloured floating pontoon. This new complex is situated in Bass Harbour, immediately behind the Mosque, midway between Kuah Town and Jetty Point ferry terminal (RLYC).

Dinghy fees are RM3 p/day, or RM20 p/wk, or RM60 p/mth. Pay in the office upstairs
If you pay weekly or monthly you can use toilet and showers.

Storage: is available on site, in secure lockable, separate vacant shop units,  on long/short term. See manager, office upstairs, mornings only. Tel: 04-969 8300 Fax: 04-969 8302

This is NOT a fully equipped marina, but
for monohulls under 36 ft, there’s some-
times a berth available in one of the 8
fingers for RM400 per month. There is
no electricity and water is available only
by a single hose. Note: NO SEA WALL.

These berths are affected by swell
and waves, particularly May to Nov.



NOTE:  Due to closeness of shore-based facilities, the anchorages above are usually
well populated with cruising yachts. There are also many remote anchorages around
Langkawi to choose from, such as the protected ‘all-weather’ area in the SE known as
the Fjords and Tanjung Rhu in the North, plus “Hole in the Wall” in the NE and others. 

For full details click Langkawi in the SE Asia map below. This will take you to a new map
and a list of 14 of the best anchorages. When each numbered anchorage is clicked,
details are given of Lat/Long, depths, plus “best months to be there” and any dangers.

Click on the Map below to find 14 good Anchorages around Langkawi




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