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Similan Islands Snorkeling Day Trip from Phuket or Khaolak

1. Similan Islands Snorkeling Day Trip from Phuket or Khaolak

Start the trip with a convenient transfer service to Love Andaman private pier at Tablamu. Enjoy a light breakfast with tea or coffee as you receive a briefing from your tour guide. At 9:00 AM, hop on a first-class speedboat and head for the Similan Islands. The first stop is known as Donald Duck Bay or Island No. 8. Here, you can hike to the Sail-Rock to admire the amazing scenery or spend time at the sandy beach swimming and sunbathing.  At 11:00 AM, visit the first snorkeling spot of Ba Ngu Island or Island No. 9. Explore the breathtaking coral bay, the best location to see different species of fish in the colorful underwater world. Take a break and enjoy a home-cooked Thai lunch buffet at noon. Enjoy fresh fruit as you relax on Thailand's most beautiful white sand beach.  Continue to the second snorkeling spot, where it is time to find Nemo at Payu Island or Island No. 7. Sea turtles and clown-fish are often sighted here. Take a rest at Miang Island or Island No. 4 and head to gorgeous beach of the Honeymoon Bay and Princess Bay for more scenic photographs and relaxing. Head back to the pier and be transferred back to your accommodation with wonderful memories. 

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Phuket: James Bond Island Luxury Sunset Cruise

2. Phuket: James Bond Island Luxury Sunset Cruise

After your hotel pickup service, set off for the pier at Ao Por Pier, where your luxury boat will depart. Begin your Phang Nga Bay luxury cruise in style and comfort with a delicious buffet lunch served on board. Admire the spectacular limestone scenery along the coast as you savor a wide array of international cuisine ranging from sushi to local dishes.  Next, explore the sea caves by kayaking to Hong Island, where you can discover many lost worlds inside the caves. Marvel at the beautiful limestone walls covered in greenery and the open-sky cavern ceilings. After kayaking, spend some time relaxing, swimming or lounging on a water hammock at Yai Island. Then, arrive at Phing Kan Island, the centerpiece of Phang Nga National Park, to admire its amazing leaning vertical rocks. This island is also known as James Bond Island - and you may recognize it from the movie, 'The Man with the Golden Gun'.  Between 4:30 - 6:30 PM, cruise back towards the Marina as you enjoy a buffet dinner during a stunning panoramic sunset. Get amazing views of the evening sun setting over the water from the cruise ship - a truly unmissable experience. At 7 PM, arrive back a the Yacht Haven Marina and be transferred back to your hotel.

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Phang Nga Bay: Early Bird James Bond & Beyond Tour

3. 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.

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From Phuket Or Khao Lak: Phi Phi Islands Early Bird Tour

4. From Phuket Or Khao Lak: Phi Phi Islands Early Bird Tour

Embark on a Phi Phi Islands speedboat tour and leave the crowds behind. Visit the most famous spots of the beautiful Phi Phi islands, its pristine beaches and landscapes, and jump into the clear waters for a swim and a snorkel. Start your tour very early in order to arrive at the islands before the regular tours. Stop at the island Phi Phi Leh, with its beautiful Maya Bay, which is famous from the Hollywood movie The Beach, and the Phi Phi Leh Lagoon. Take time for a refreshing swimming break in the lagoon. After, continue to Phi Phi Don to climb up to the striking viewpoint. Enjoy the amazing views from the top of the island and get a glimpse of the town. Tuck into a delicious light breakfast followed by lunch later in the day and enjoy drinks aboard the speedboat. Don't miss out on the opportunity for sightseeing around the island to see the Viking Cave and visit the monkey beach. Make the most of two long snorkeling stops, and as a final stop head to Bamboo Island for a picnic lunch and extensive beach and swimming time. 

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Phuket: Phi Phi & Khai Island Tour with Lunch

5. Phuket: Phi Phi & Khai Island Tour with Lunch

Upon arrival at the pier, be greeted by your friendly host and enjoy a light breakfast with some tea or coffee. Then, begin your tour and visit 6 beautiful locations throughout the Phi Phi Islands. Discover highlights of the islands including Pileh Lagoon, Phi Phi Don, Maya Bay, the Viking Cave, Monkey Beach, and Loh Samah Bay. Upon reaching the Phi Phi islands first visit the stunning Pileh Lagoon, which is encircled by towering limestone cliffs. Discover the serene surroundings up close as you cruise into the lagoon on a local wooden longtail boat. Jump into the warm water of Pileh Lagoon and enjoy a relaxing swimming stop. Next, continue to the famous Viking Cave. Cruise past Maya Baya and see where the cult-classic movie, The Beach, was filmed. Enjoy a stop for some snorkelling at Loh Samah Bay. Discover vast and colorful coral reefs home to a variety of tropical fish. Stop on the island of Phi Phi Don for some exploring and relaxation time. Enjoy a delicious Thai-style buffet lunch, with optional champagne and cold cuts available. After lunch, enjoy some free time explore Phi Phi Don's charming cafes or hike to the stunning viewpoint. Afterward, travel back to Phuket by speedboat.

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Phuket: Full-Day Phi Phi Islands Trip by Luxury Catamaran

6. Phuket: Full-Day Phi Phi Islands Trip by Luxury Catamaran

Start your experience with hotel pickup and head to Chalong Pier to board the catamaran. Relax and admire the beautiful ocean landscape as you enjoy snacks and drinks onboard. Arrive at Phi Phi Le and cruise along the towering karst rock coastline. Hop aboard a longtail boat and cruise into Pileh Lagoon, where stunning emerald waters are encircled by limestone cliffs. Visit the iconic Viking Cave and enjoy a snorkeling session to discover the underwater landscape of colorful corals. Arrive at Phi Phi Don for lunch and enjoy 2 hours of free time to explore the island. Head back to the boat and continue to Maiton Private Island, for snorkelling, paddle boarding, and kayaking. Enjoy some delicious BBQ chicken on the beach, before heading back to Phuket.

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From Phuket/Khaolak: Surin Islands Snorkeling Day Trip

7. From Phuket/Khaolak: Surin Islands Snorkeling Day Trip

Discover the Surin Islands Marine Park, which hosts a phenomenal range of flora and fauna on the land and in the sea. Start your adventure with a long snorkeling stop at Ao Mae Yai, and explore the underwater world that lives here.  After your peaceful time in the sea, have the opportunity to meet the Mokens. The islands are populated only with a group of nomadic sea people, called Moken, who normally live in the Burmese Mergui Archipelago. Enjoy a Thai lunch at the national park restaurant and take the time to enjoy the beach. Go for a swim and take in the stunning surrounding nature. In the season between January and April, you will get a chance to see the baby sharks hanging out nearby. 

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Cheow Lan Lake: 3-Day Floating Resort Luxury Experience

8. Cheow Lan Lake: 3-Day Floating Resort Luxury Experience

Experience the 500 Rai Floating Resort, where all of its rooms float on the emerald-green waters of Cheow Lan Lake. Enjoy luxurious living in the jungle and relax on your terrace overseeing the panoramic view of the lake.  Immerse yourself in the serenity of the resort’s floating infinity pool. Explore the nature of Khao Sok partake in sports, leisure, adventures, and create memories that will last on this multi-day holiday experience. Day 1: Explore the Lake, Jungle, Coral Cave, and Guilin Rocks of Thailand Start your adventure bright and early with complimentary pickup from your accommodation in Phuket, Khao Lak, Krabi, Phang-Nga, Surat Thani, or Khao Sok. Alternatively, you can choose to drive yourself to 500 Rai Floating Resort. Enjoy the stunning local life views along the way. Stop to capture a memorable moment at Cheow Lan Lake viewpoint. Board a traditional long-tail boat upon arrival at the lake. Then, go for a jungle walk, bamboo rafting, and cave exploration at Coral Cave. Make a photo stop at the impressive limstone formation, Khao Sam Klur, the Guilin Rocks of Thailand. Enjoy lunch on a buffet setting upon arrival at 500Rai Floating Resort. Check in and explore the lake with your own kayak. Enjoy complimentary drinks (coffee, tea, and fruit juice) and seasonal fruit by the poolside.  Go on a Khao Sok wildlife safari by long-tail boat. Then, head back to the resort and enjoy a mouthwatering buffet dinner. Day 2: Bird-Watching Long-Tail Boat Ride and Leisure Day Start the day early with a warm beverage before heading out on another long-tail boat ride. Do some bird watching from the boat, keep your eyes peeled on the rainforest canopy. Return to the resort for breakfast. Spend the whole morning relaxing by the pool, swimming at the lake, or explore a nearby islet with your kayak. Dine at the floating resort for lunch. Spend your free time in the afternoon as you like. If you would like to explore more of Cheow Lan Lake, there are more tours offered at the resort. Finish your day with dinner at the resort. Day 3: Free Time and Departure Have beakfast and relax by the pool the whole morning. Swim in the lake or do some final exploring with your kayak. Have lunch at the resort and depart at 1:00 PM. Head towards back to your hotel.

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Surin Islands Snorkeling Day Trip from Phuket or Khaolak

9. Surin Islands Snorkeling Day Trip from Phuket or Khaolak

Start the trip with a convenient transfer service to Tablamu Pier for a 7:30 AM check-in. Enjoy a light breakfast with tea or coffee as you receive a briefing from your tour guide. At 8:00 AM, hop on a first-class speedboat and head for Surin Island. The first stop is for your snorkeling experience at The Nemo or Pineapple Gulf. Swim and enjoy the beautiful beach and scenic view at Twin Beach.  At 11:00 AM, visit the famous Sea Gypsy Moken Village. Visit and learn their traditional lifestyle before heading for buffet lunch at the beach on Surin National Park. After lunch, head to the enchanting Mae Yai Gulf and the Tao Gulf. Snorkel here and explore the breathtaking coral reefs before heading back to the pier to be transferred back to your accommodation with wonderful memories. 

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From Phuket: James Bond Island Excursion by Longtail Boat

10. From Phuket: James Bond Island Excursion by Longtail Boat

First, you will get picked up from your hotel. Start this full-day tour visiting the famous Monkey Cave of Wat Suwan Kuha. Discover the many interconnected caves in the mountain and admire the gold reclining Buddha image at the temple. Explore the magical mangrove forest of Ao Phang Nga National Park by long-tail boat. Stop at a fishing village on Pan Yee Island to enjoy a tasty lunch before seeing James Bond Island, where the blockbuster movie, The Man with the Golden Gun, was filmed. Continue to Khao Phing Kan to see the stunning limestone karst formations. Experience the area’s beauty by sea canoe, paddling around Talu Island before returning to the pier. To ensure your safety, your expert guide will paddle the canoe for you, as the waters in this area can be difficult for paddling. 

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 224 reviews

We had a great time on this tour! Everything was very well organised, and the team did a great job so that everyone felt welcome on the boat. The lunch was yummy as well. Snorkelling was ok, and we only got to see one monkey in the trees, but overall enjoyed our day. As for the boat trip itself, I believe we were lucky with the weather and the sea was relatively calm. Also, not that many people everywhere we went which was great.

This was a spectacular activity. The snorkeling was fun with lots of colorful fish; the Thai lunch was delicious, and the beach was gorgeous. At first we weren’t sure whether we needed an English speaking guide, but we were glad we had one in the end. Great value for money

Had an amazing time! Khao sok is beautiful, 500rai is stunning and we also really enjoyed the trek to Coral cave.

Yum Yum was great!! She loves her country and her job. You will enjoy this tour!

This was the highlight of our trip to Southern Thailand. Highly recommend.