Marinas & Anchorages

Straits Quay Marina


Marina Contact:  John Ferguson, Marina Manager

+60 4890 6521

Contact Marina

Office Hours:  9:00 am - 6:00 pm daily

Marina entrance 05 deg 27.5min N 100 deg 18.9 min E.  VHF Channel 71


Straits Quay Marina is located on the North East end of Penang Island. It is not a large marina so available berths are limited. The Marina Manager makes welcome any boats anchoring off the searwall.  Pay attention to the extensive reclamation works currently underway in the area - marina produced aid to navigation is available.


Facilities include: Showers, toilets, washing machine and dryer (charge for laundry facilities)

Marina Batu Uban


Marina Contact: Visanthi

+60 16 407 9500

Marina entrance: 05º21'.3N 100º18'.9E in the Western Channel


A small public marina at Batu Uban operated by the Jabatan Laut (Marine Dept.) just south of the old Penang Bridge with 35 berths for vessels up to 12m.  The marina has no breakwater. Not as convenient as Straits Quay but close to the large Queensbay Mall and bus transport hub. Express bus 104 from Queensbay to Komtar in the centre of Georgetown is Rm1.40 and takes about 10 mins – non-express buses take at least an hour.  


NOTE:  The bridge in this area near the marina is NOT passable for yachts.  It has an air height of approximately 6m at high tide.





Usually very comfortable between Jerejak Island and Penang Island with access for 2-3 tenders on the floating pontoon alongside the substantial ferry jetty – Fresh water also available if you ask nicely.   Southern anchorage is also excellent but not as easy access ashore and the karaoke bar can be a bit noisy.


The Junk Anchorage, lies off the clan jetties, (the New, Yeoh, Lee, Tan, Chew and Lim jetties), about 200m south of the car ferry terminal. Diesel fuel is usually available from a fuel barge nearby. The Junk Anchorage is exposed to weather from the north and east and there is plenty of debris fouling the bottom. Be sure to double check that your anchor is set and holding properly. It is safer here during Neap tides. At Spring tides the current can run at 3 - 4 knots and an adverse afternoon breeze of up to 20 knots can create a nasty "wind against tide" situation. It's necessary to check the tides when leaving your dinghy at the Chew Jetty and be sure to ask where to tie up.