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Phi Phi Islands Full-Day Speedboat Trip from Krabi

1. Phi Phi Islands Full-Day Speedboat Trip from Krabi

Enjoy a full-day of relaxation on this speedboat trip to Phi Phi Islands, lapped by turquoise waters and shaded by towering limestone rocks. Scene of the blockbuster movie “The Beach,” Phi Phi is a paradise destination just 30 miles from mainland Thailand. Composed of 2 islets, Phi Phi Don is the larger, known for its fine beaches and coral formations. Above average tourist facilities are available along the 2 beautiful curved bays of Ton Sai and Lodalam. During the day you can visit Maya Bay, where “The Beach” was filmed, swim in some of the world's clearest water, snorkel at beautiful Hin Klang, and explore Viking Cave, where thousands of swallows nest. Discover the hidden coves of Phi Phi Lee, such as Phi Lee Bay, where the limestone cliffs rise straight up from the waters and are only reachable by boat. Snorkel among the coral gardens of Ao Maya and Ao Lo Sama. Completely uninhabited and surrounded by flawless sand beaches, expect to see abundant reef fish and even the occasional leopard shark. You will also visit Monkey Beach, which is located on the southwestern side of Ton Sai Bay. It is a simply stunning 150 meter long strip of white powdery sand fringed by emerald water. During low tide you can see a colony of monkeys having their breakfast down on the beach. The morning session will end on Phi Phi Don, the larger of the 2 sister islands. A rich Thai buffet lunch is served in the restaurant of Phi Phi Cliff Beach Resort. Then it is time to explore the island path of Ton Sai which offers average tourist facilities along the beautiful curved bays of Ton Sai and Loh Dalum Bay. In the afternoon you will have to chance to swim and snorkel at Bamboo Island, a tiny and flat island covered by lush vegetation and entirely surrounded by a strip of white sand and a reef that spreads up to 500 meters from the shore. The uninhabited paradise located 3 miles (5 km) off the northern tip of Koh Phi Phi Don provides visitors with the feeling of swimming in an aquarium. Itinerary: 08:00 - 08:45: Hotel pickup in Krabi 08:45 - 09:00: Meet the boat crew at Nopparat Thara Pier in Ao Nang 09:15 - 09:30: Cruise by speed boat to Railay Beach to pick up other guests 09:30 - 10:15: Head further to Bamboo Island 10:15 - 11:00: Swim and relax at the white-sand beach of Koh Pai (Bamboo Island) 11:00 - 11:15: Cruise slowly past Viking Cave and Maya Bay 11:15 - 11:45: Swim in Pileh Lagoon 11:45 - 12:15: Spot monkeys at Monkey Beach 12:15 - 13:00: Enjoy lunch at a restaurant on the Phi Phi Islands 13.00 - 13:30: Explore the island path of Ton Sai on the Phi Phi Islands 13.30 - 14.20 : Snorkel around the Phi Phi Islands 14.20 - 15:20: Head back to the mainland with a short stopover at Railay Beach 15:45 - 16:00: Arrive at Nopparat Thara Pier

Krabi: 4 Islands Tour by Longtail Boat

2. Krabi: 4 Islands Tour by Longtail Boat

Discover some of the most picturesque islands near Krabi on a day trip by longtail boat, with stops for swimming and snorkeling in clear blue waters. Relax on tranquil beaches and snap fantastic photos of the stunning scenery. Start the tour directly from your hotel in Krabi with pickup by minivan. Meet the crew and board the wooden longtail boat at Nopparat Thara Pier in Ao Nang. Head over to the first of the four islands, with a short stopover at Railay Beach to pickup fellow explorers. Visit the world-renowned Phra Nang Cave Beach on Railay. Admire views of vertical limestone cliffs, lush green jungle, white beaches, and clear turquoise waters. Visit the Princess Cave at the end of the beach, where fishermen make offerings in the form of incense and flowers to ensure safe voyages. Continue to Poda Island, famous for its white beaches and turquoise water. Spot the huge rock in front of the island, featured on countless postcards, so don’t miss the opportunity to snap your own photo memory here. After some swimming and snorkeling, enjoy a Thai-style lunch on the beach. Next, cruise around the “head” of Chicken Island, notable for the oddly-shaped rocky outcrop that gave it its name. Here also makes for an excellent photo opportunity. The next stop is at Koh Tub where you can walk across the spectacular sandbar that connects it to the Chicken and Mor Islands nearby. After your stroll, head back on the return leg of your adventure to the pier in Ao Nang.

Krabi: 7 Islands Sunset Tour with BBQ Dinner and Snorkeling

3. Krabi: 7 Islands Sunset Tour with BBQ Dinner and Snorkeling

Enjoy an island-hopping adventure to 7 beautiful islands near Krabi on a long tail boat tour. Visit a variety of picturesque islands and enjoy a tasty BBQ dinner as you watch the magical sunset on Koh Poda. Start the 7 island sunset tour with pickup from your hotel in Krabi, or at one of several meeting points in the area. Depart by traditional longtail boat from Nopparat Thara Pier in Ao Nang, with a short stopover at Railay Beach to pick up fellow travelers. Continue to Koh Yawasam and dive into a paradise of large shallow gardens of coral surrounded by flat sandy areas. Cruise around the chicken-shaped rock at Koh Kai. Enjoy an excellent photo opportunity at this oddly-shaped natural landmark. The next stop is at Koh Tub for some beach time or (at low tide) a walk across the spectacular sandbank that connects it to Chicken and Mor Islands nearby. Swim in the crystal-clear water at Koh Tan Ming, a small rock islet in front of Koh Poda. After plenty of exertion and activity, you will then enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner right on the beach of Koh Poda as the sun goes down. Complete the evening with a short swim amidst the bio-luminescent plankton in the surrounding ocean of Koe Raeng before returning to the pier in Ao Nang.

Krabi: 4 Islands Sunset Snorkeling Tour with BBQ Dinner

4. Krabi: 4 Islands Sunset Snorkeling Tour with BBQ Dinner

Discover the best islands of Krabi on a day-long excursion with a local guide. Go snorkeling, watch the sun set and enjoy a BBQ on the beach. Depart from Ao Nang Pier and make your way to the first island of the excursion, Yawasam Island. Here you can do some snorkeling at a vibrant coral reef. Spot diverse species of colorful fish at one of the best snorkeling spots in Krabi. See species such as lionfish, parrotfish, and clownfish.  Next visit Poda Island, where you can relax and sunbathe on the white sandy beach. Make a short stop on Taming Island for more snorkeling, before arriving at Chicken Island. The island gets its name from the striking rock formation that looks like the head of a chicken. At the tip of the island, there is a beautiful beach where you can swim with colorful marine life. As the evening approaches, arrive at the island of Tup and Mor Island. These islands are connected by a sandbank at low tide, and you can even walk across from one island to the other right over the ocean. This sea parting is very rare and only a few places in the world have this type of sandbank. Next, make your way to the Phranang Cave Beach. This beautiful beach is located on the stunning Railay peninsula with spectacular limestone cliffs and white coral sand. Explore the cave and swim in the crystal-clear water. Then, enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner on the beach by the locals as the sun goes down. Complete the evening with a short swim amidst the bio-luminescent plankton in the surrounding ocean before returning to the pier at Ao Nang at 7:30 PM.

Krabi: 4 Islands Snorkeling Boat Tour

5. Krabi: 4 Islands Snorkeling Boat Tour

After hotel pick-up head to the dock and board the boat. Sail to Phra Nang Cave, known as the house of a princess spirit worshipped by the local fisherman. Continue to Tup Island, one of Thailand’s unseen highlights situated along Koh Dam Khwan. As the tide recedes the white sand and limestone beach will begin to appear connecting with Chicken island. Journey to Poda Island and enjoy a picnic lunch. Spend time snorkeling and discover the area's amazing marine life. Lastly, stop at Chicken Island, named after the distinctive chicken-like rock formation. Enjoy either sunbathing or swimming. Then journey back to the pier, arriving backing at your hotel at 3:00 PM.

Phang Nga Bay: Early Bird James Bond & Beyond Tour

6. Phang Nga Bay: Early Bird James Bond & Beyond Tour

Head out before the crowds on an early-morning tour to avoid the tourist hustle and bustle. Enjoy an early bird trip to James Bond Island and the fascinating Phang Nga Bay with its Karst rock formations, mangroves and caves, sights that are sure to take your breath away. Make your first stop at James Bond Island, then go canoeing at a private canoe station away from the regular tours. Explore the depths of the area's caves, and take the chance to drive through the mangroves. Visit the famous floating village of Panyee and enjoy a beach break for swimming. Take a dip into the tranquil blue waters at Kudu or Nok Island. A private lunch will be waiting for you at Koh Yao island in a setting between rubber plantations, coconut trees and pineapples, before you finish your tour.

Railay: 4 Islands Sunset & Night Snorkel Boat Tour

7. Railay: 4 Islands Sunset & Night Snorkel Boat Tour

Discover the beautiful islands of Ao Nang, Krabi, and Railay, on this full-day semi-private long-tail boat trip. enjoy sailing through the islands with your guide and with lunch included. Head to Railay Beach, one of the most popular beaches in all of Thailand surrounded by lush jungle and huge limestone formations. Take a traditional Thai wooden boat to Poda Island, home to white-sand beaches surrounded by limestone cliffs. During the voyage, glimpse the beautiful Tup Island formed by white sand that connects to Chicken Island when the tide goes down. Marvel at the stunning sandbars and crystal clear waters. Stop on Poda Island for traditional Thai food. Sail to Koh Sii Island which is considered one of the best diving and snorkeling spots in the Ao Nang area. Dive into the waters with great visibility and see hard and soft coral. Enjoy the rich underwater life including tropical fish such as Nemo fish, butterfly fish, barracudas, puffer fish, and more. Next, go to Phranang beach and take a break for a small snack. Explore the famous Phranang Cave, famous for a large number of phallic carvings made in honor of the fertility goddess. Sit and watch one of the best sunsets in Thailand, while having a club sandwich. On the way to Ao Nang, stop for some night snorkeling and take the opportunity to swim amongst the bioluminescent plankton which is a wonderful and unforgettable experience. Your guide will be with you all day, teaching you about Thai culture, the history of the islands, peculiarities of this area, and safety rules on board. Your guide will also stay with you during the snorkel sessions so that you can learn details of the marine life that you will find. Experience the islands in privacy, visiting them outside of peak hours, in groups with a maximum of 15 people. Relax on the comfortable and spacious boats. Your guide will customize the itinerary, adapting to the sea conditions, tides, and the level of occupation of the beaches. You will return to the Ao Nang area at around 8:00 or 8:30 PM.

Krabi: Hong Islands Boat Tour with Panorama Viewpoint

8. Krabi: Hong Islands Boat Tour with Panorama Viewpoint

Explore the Hong Islands on a traditional longtail boat on this day trip from Krabi. Snorkel, swim and relax as you pass through lush landscapes. Be in awe of the region with a stop for panoramic views. Start your day trip with a hotel pickup service in Krabi in the morning. Undergo a short health check-up by the crew at Nopparat Thara Pier in Ao Nang or at Hin Pheng Pier in Klong Muang depending on the sea conditions. Hop aboard a traditional longtail boat with your fellow explorers and head over to the Hong Islands. Make a short stopover at Koh Daeng for open sea snorkeling in clear waters and a coral reef. Then spend the day leisurely exploring the main island, Koh Hong. See mangrove trees, wild birds, giant lizards, incredible rock formations, and beaches. Relax on the sundeck and soak up the scenery or jump from the boat into the refreshing waters of a hidden lagoon. Stop for a highlight of your trip, scenic panoramas from a viewpoint. Gaze at the limestone islands of the Andaman Sea. Head further to the tropical gem of Lading Island, nicknamed Paradise island, with its 2 small bays and sandy beaches. Here you can snorkel in the cool turquoise waters and spot a wide array of colorful fish and other marine animals. Enjoy a delicious, freshly made Thai-style lunch directly at the beach before being brought back to the pier and to your hotel.

Krabi: Hong Islands Snorkeling with Lunch by Longtail Boat

9. Krabi: Hong Islands Snorkeling with Lunch by Longtail Boat

Start your hotel pick-up in Ao Nang at 8:30 AM and depart for Hong Island by longtail or speed boat. Enter the lagoon through a narrow passageway, and take in the crystal-clear waters, tropical islands and cliffs.  Visit the small islands starting with Koh Pakbia which contain impressive sandbars revealed at low tide. Afterwards, visit Koh Lahding, also known as Paradise Island which has a beautiful sandy cove. Lastly, experience Hong Island’s Bay where you can spot a giant red rock and snorkel in the clear water and see the tropical fish. Enjoy your lunch on the beach with the marvelous view. After the fulfilling day, arrive back at the pier at around 3:00 PM and be transferred back to your hotel.

Coral Bay & Phi Phi Island Tour by Big Boat & Premium Lunch

10. Coral Bay & Phi Phi Island Tour by Big Boat & Premium Lunch

Start the day with a hotel pick-up service from 7:00 AM and head to Rassada Harbor to board the boat and enjoy the VIP seat reserved. Enjoy sightseeing at Phi Phi Lay and absorb the beauty of Maya Bay, where “The Beach” was filmed. Continue on and enjoy the sight of turquoise water at Loh Samah and Pileh Lagoon. See the Viking Cave where thousands of swallows nest. Get closer to nature when you board the snorkeling boat at Ton Sai Pier and enjoy some swimming or snorkeling in the beautiful Coral Bay. Afterwards, enjoy a premium Thai lunch at Phi Phi Don and free time to roam and explore what Phi Phi Don has to offer. Depart from Phi Phi Island at Ton Sai Pier at 2:40 PM for the journey back to Phuket.

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What people are saying about Krabi

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 1,552 reviews

It was an awesome day, we had enough time at each stop to really enjoy it, the lunch was beyond expectation and the tour guides were fantastic warm, friendly and so informative. I highly recommend this trip, it was so much more than I thought it was going to be, my only disappointment was that I sat at the back of the boat so didnt see as much as I would liked to as we hopped between stops.

When we set off it was raining hard and we’re not very optimistic about the trip. 1 hour in and all changed, had some great snorkelling and nice island visits. Then topped off with a fantastic barbecue at Poda island with amazing sunset…. to finish we were lucky to swim in the bioluminescent algi AJ the guide was brilliant!! Recommend this trip!!

Superb heavenly day with our canoe guide/driver. We were able to snorkel, see incredible landscapes, see several islands and beaches, have lunch on one of them, and stay until sunset.

Our tour guide June was the best! He was amazing! The whole thing was well planned and fun!

Just brilliant. Well organised, excellent locations.