The island sits 45 km east of Mersing mainland.
Pemanggil Island is known for deep-sea fishing and good hunting grounds for marlins and mackerels. It has also hill at the outcrop of the island. On the north-eastern coast of the island is Teluk Lancang, an isolated bay. At the center of the island lies a huge boulder known locally as Batu Buau which locals regard as sacred.
The island is accessible by boat from Mersing Town.