The Terengganu Islands: Tenggol, Kapas, Redang & Perhentian
Terengganu is one of the states of the Malaysian Federation and the capital of this state is called Kuala (rivermouth) Terengganu. This is the place where the traditional wooden boat building of the Malays had reached its golden age on the island of Duyong in the estuary of the Terengganu river.
Off the coast of this state lie the most beautiful islands of the peninsula in crystal clear water, fringed with life reef, with white sand beach shores, covered with virgin jungle and blessed with a mild climate. They are the object of the Naga Pelangi Pearlstring Hop.
Most of them have fresh water streams, but few of them were populated 30 years ago. Only on Redang and the smaller one of the Perhentians was a small fishing villige to be found then.
Today tourism has discovered these islands and all of them had their share of development. Since diving in those waters is excellent, dive centers established there. All of them have chalet type resorts with restaurants and some like Redang even airport and 5 star hotels. But still they are beautiful and well worth a visit!
Tenggol is the southernmost of the Terengganu islands. Because of the good diving there, a small chalet type resort has opened during the SW-monsoon.
The Naga Pelangi Pearlstring Hop,* coming from Tioman, makes a stopover here to explore the diving sites.
Kuala Terengganu Cruise 1 *:
Pulau Kapas Round Trip
Departure: Kuala Terengganu yacht club @ lunch time. Sail south to Pulau Kapas, anchor there and sail back the next day to arrive late afternoon. Can be extended.
Duration: Minimum 2 days 1 night.
Kuala Terengganu Cruise 2 *:
Pulau Redang Round Trip
Departure: Kuala Terengganu yacht club @ lunch time. Sail north to Redang and anchor there. Swimming and sailing around the island. Transfer to the mainland by ferry on the evening of the 2. (or 3.) day.
Duration: Modular cruise. Minimum 2 days 1 night.
Kuala Terengganu Cruise 3 *:
Redang - Perhentian Special:
Departure: Kuala Terengganu yacht club @ lunch time. Sail north to Pulau Redang. Anchor the night, one day and one night there, sail to Perhentian, spend the day there. Take the last ferry to the mainland.
Duration: Modular cruise. Minimum 3 days 2 nights.
Naga Pelangi Spice Route Passage: Southbound, Terengganu - Tioman
Departure: Kuala Terengganu, Yacht club.
Before the NE-monsoon sets in in December, Naga Pelangi wants to leave the east coast of the peninsula and sail round to the west coast, visiting historic ports along the way. This is a major passage and a lot of sailing!
If the Naga Pelangi was in the Gulf of Siam for the season, she will have come here on a first leg from Koh Samui. From Terengganu she will be heading south for Tioman with stopovers at Pulau Kapas and Pulau Tenggol. For info on the round Singapore leg, Tioman to Malacca, click Destinations map Tioman.
Duration: 5 - 8 days.
Availability: Transition period - November only.
* All cruises mentioned above are available during the SW-monsoon from May - November if the Naga Pelangi came to this area for the season. Naga Pelangi might have taken the Borneo Passage and she might be
The cruises are proposals. Naga Pelangi offers private charters and the charterer is encouraged to propose destinations and schedules within the frame of the monsoon weather pattern. We are looking forward to your suggestions.
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