Educational Island tour is probably the most popular boat tour in Langkawi and also one of the best ones. This is a standard tour that usually starts at 9.00 in the morning and lasts for 3.5 to 4 hours including pick up and transfers.
Because of its popularity, this tour is offered by virtually all tour operators, travel stalls and hotels in the island. It covers five spots that includes wonderful scenic islands to the south of the main island of Langkawi , private beach, mangrove , 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 whole area is administered and protected by the Peninsular Malaysia Forestry Department. It is part of the larger Langkawi Geopark and one of the biggest hot spots of Eco tourism in the entire region.
The approach to the Dayang Bunting Marble Geopark is through the Archipelago of Dayang Bunting. You will need to take a tour on a motor boat that starts from the Awana Jetty or the Telok Baru bay area both located at the south eastern end of Langkawi. A guided boat tour would be ideal to appreciate all the attractions in Dayang Bunting marble geopark . The Dayang Bunting Marble Geopark area comprises of the river basins of Sedang Raya river, and Tuba Island along with several islands including Pulau Lima and pulau Dua .
So what do you get to experience? The boat ride will initially take you along the Archipelago with dense green mangroves (also known as wetland mangroves) on one side and gigantic limestone rocks on the other rising from the river bed. Some of these limestone rocks that look like mountains, have been formed some 500 million years back. The mangroves serve to protect the shoreline from the sea and prevent soil erosion by forming a barricade.