A Southeast Asian sailing paradise

Sailing in Malaysia

If you’re hankering for some tropical fun, sun, snorkeling and some of the world’s most affordable yacht charters, sailing in Malaysia will fit the bill. Find your perfect Malaysian boat rental with Sailo.

Many travelers pass through Malaysia, often spending a few days in the buzzing capital Kuala Lumpur, or enjoying the colonial splendor of Georgetown in Penang. However, what many do not know, is that Malaysia offers lots of potential for an excellent Southeast Asia sailing experience.

On land, Malaysia is a culturally rich and fascinating country. A melting pot of Malay, Tamil and Chinese culture means there is always a festival, and the food might be some of the best on the planet.

Sailing in Malaysia is most definitely an underrated experience for travelers, which is a shame. Yacht rentals in Malaysia are some of the most affordable in the world, with the opportunity to explore lush tropical islands and hidden beaches.

From lively cities to hidden charms

Peninsula Malaysia is dotted with fascinating cities such as Georgetown in Penang and Port Klang, near the capital KL, which make great staging posts for exploring by yacht charter.

Over on Borneo island, you will find the city of Kuching - one of the main entry points for visitors off to explore the rainforest and meet orangutans.

A motor yacht or catamaran charter is a great way to get away from the hustle bustle and experience a whole other side of Malaysia. It is only up to you on how much you want to explore the waters Sailo boat rental.

Island life

Malaysia is blessed with beautiful islands including Langkawi, the Perhentian Islands and Penang. You’ll find sailing in Malaysia easy to enjoy in any of these popular locations, with many of the best spots more accessible by private boat rental. Discover your own hidden beach or reef on a day trip, or set sail along the coast of Malaysia with a Sailo yacht charter.

Discover Langkawi

This large island in the north of Malaysia is one of the country’s main attractions for tourists, with a huge selection of resort hotels, some great jungle trekking and beautiful tropical beaches. Sailo offers a great selection of boat rentals in Langkawi, which are perfect for both day trips or longer vacations. With many smaller islands to explore, a day or two sailing in Langkawi with a private yacht charter is one of the best ways to get the most out of your visit.

See more of Penang

Georgetown, the main city on the island, is often referred to as Penang by visitors. Most visitors don’t get beyond the colonial era old city, exploring the fantastic culinary scene and perhaps heading to enjoy some trekking at Air Itam. With a private boat rental from Penang, you can discover a whole other side to this beautiful island. Enjoy the city-scape from the private deck of your yacht charter, or sail to the lesser explored west coast of Penang Island for a unique sailing experience.

The Perhentian Islands

On Malaysia’s east coast, the Perhentian Islands entice visitors with their traditional and still relatively undeveloped landscapes. The appeal of the islands is the tranquil scenery and relaxed lifestyle, as well as great reef swimming and beaches that have yet to be reached by major hotel chains. Although there are a lor of good snorkel spots on the islands, next to the shore, the most spectacular ones are best reached with a private boat rental. Enjoy sailing in Malaysia with a Perhentian Islands yacht charter from Sailo!

Beautiful Borneo

Kuching is the capital of the Malaysian state of Sarawak, on the island of Borneo. Most visitors come to see the Orangutans, or to go jungle trekking in the hilly interior of the island. However, Kuching is also the perfect location to enjoy a Malaysian sailing experience, too. You’ll also find party boats in Kuching, perfect for birthdays and weddings.So if you’re looking for a boat rental in Borneo, take a look at our offer.

Sailing in Malaysia from KL

Escape the chaos and noise of Kuala Lumpur for just a few hours, and enjoy a day sailing in Malaysia with Sailo. Port Klang is just a short drive from KL, and you’ll find boat charters including motorboats, catamarans and party boats to enjoy a day on the water. Just offshore there are islands to explore, such as Pulau Kertam, which is mostly home to mangroves and fishing villages. However, sailing from Port Klang makes a great way to relax for a few hours.

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