The Swettenham Pier built in 1904. After completed major rebuild, it opened in 2010 and became a terminal for large cruise ships and other boats.
The main tenants at this pier are Star Cruise, Amusement World and ferry service that ply between Penang and Pulau Langkawi.
Near The Swettenham Pier,there are few companies selling ticket and tour package for tourist. Star Cruise Penang Office is located at Beach Street.
The ferry schedule from Penang to Langkawi is at 8.15am (Via Pulau Payar), 8.30am(Direct) and 2pm(Direct). The ferry from langkawi to Penang is at 10.30am (Direct), 2.30pm(Via Pulau Payar) and 5.15pm(Direct)
If you are interested to going to Pulau Payar for snorkeling trip, you may get a ferry departure from Penang at 8.15am and take a ferry which return to Penang at 2.30pm.