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Address: 548 Jalan Tanjung Bungah, Tanjung Bungah, Penang Island 11200, Malaysia
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Brilliant day out on the Blue Whale. Very relaxing.

Lovely day out on the Blue Whale.  Excellent food, great company, fantastic service.  To see Penang from the water was a very relaxing way to experience the city.

Reviewed 3 April 2015
Melbourne, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015

We were so excited to experience the day going to Monkey Beach, but so sorry Blue Whale but I have to agree with Kaza09 this day did not exceed our expectations. 1. The boat is quite run down and went very slow with the diesel fumes sometimes overwhelming. 2. Due to the wind we were told we couldn't disembark off... More 

7 Thank jened1956
Melbourne, Australia
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103 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2015

Lovely day out on the Blue Whale.  Excellent food, great company, fantastic service.  To see Penang from the water was a very relaxing way to experience the city.

3 Thank tcyokohama
Perth, Australia
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2014

If you want to go on a cruise don't choose this one. Not much info given about Penang, our taxi drivers new more. Boat went slow and the fumes from the deisel... well it went into the watermelon we were given, which went overboard!. Meal was average, thats if you could eat it as it was mixed with deisel fumes... More 

5 Thank kaza09
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2014

I recently was a guest among 10+ other people on the Blue Whale Cruise out of Straits Quay. Shortly after leaving the Marina, the boat developed engine/steering problems and we attempted to turn back. This proved futile as we appeared to have no power. These things happen, no big deal. But what followed was rather unnerving and, in my humble... More 

23 Thank asianomad88
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2014

We made a last-minute request for a trip on our wedding anniversary. Eileen responded to my first email very quickly, and within 2 hours had confirmed all details and we were booked in. Little did we know that she had organised the trip just for us and that we had the boat to ourselves. Eileen and the crew were so... More 

1 Thank fionap2005
Superior, Wisconsin
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140 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2014

If you are looking for a unique, laid back way to see the coast of Georgetown, Penang, look no further. Blue Whale Cruises took us out on a dinner cruise for sunset over Penang and it was fantastic. Eileen, the owner, pays close attention to detail and serves up one heck of a dinner. There was so much food we... More 

2 Thank superiorcold
Brisbane, Australia
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55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

I went on the full day Monkey Beach Cruise. The boat leaves from Straits Quay at around 10am and returns at around 3pm. We were welcomed onto the boat by friendly crew and given a welcome drink which was refreshing. My partner and I chose to sit up the front of the boat on the way to Monkey Beach. The... More 

3 Thank Natalie M
Hong Kong
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2014 via mobile

I made my booking with Eileen 4 days in advance before my arrival to Penang. Normally, an confirmation has to be made during the booking but Eileen is so kind that she allow me to pay the deposit when I arrive Penang. When we meet , I tell Eileen that my brother in law is allergic to sea food, Eileen... More 

2 Thank vincentcc143
Level Contributor
25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2014

A must do on a visit to Penang as it capture the beauty of the island. Watching the sunset from the boat is something special. A lovely meal was made by the genuine and lovely Eileen who gave us a local history lesson and first hand knowledge of the island. Overall an excellent experience, well worth every penny. Definitely recommended.

3 Thank samyLeeds
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2013

Eileen and crew still working their magic on Blue Whale Cruises. Don't leave Penang without enjoying the delights of a sunset or daytime cruise. Food excellent. Highly recommended.

Thank joan m

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