Penang’s ferry service is supposedly the oldest ferry service in Malaysia.
My parents and I went for a ride during our trip to Penang. We planned to take the bus back on the bridge but we couldn’t find the bus so we took the boat back again.
From Georgetown, there is no fee for passengers.
But it was about RM1.20 on the way back.
Passengers share the upper deck with cars. There are only a few seats by the side of the ferry and these are usually taken up if you do not run fast enough.
Since I do not take water transport much, I really liked the ferry ride to and from Georgetown.
For those who are too lazy to plan things to do in Penang, consider taking the boat. The scenery might be better at night when the city sparkles.