Similan Islands Snorkeling and Island Hopping
Explore the marine life of this archipelago in the Andaman Sea at its most serene, before crowds of tourists arrive
Take a speedboat to some of the eleven paradise islands that make up Similan National Park, including “Donald Duck Bay,” known for the rock look-a-like of the well-loved Disney character
Enjoy a Thai lunch on a white sand beach after a morning dive in the pristine waters of the archipelago
- Trip Available tomorrow
- Trip Duration: 9hs
- Available Languages: English/Thai
- Pickup & drop off to your hotel
- Instant Confirmation
- Food and/or beverages
- Special gear and equipment
- Certified tour guide / instructor
You may think that the Similan Islands is the next unspoiled destination to discover, but you’ll be surprised to know that this tour is precisely designed to avoid the crowds of tourists that flock day in and out. With pick-up from your hotel right after sunrise, though, you can be sure to have a head on the remote archipelago’s lush tropical jungle and marine life at its quietest hours.
But, it’ll be quite a journey to get there. Unlike Koh Phi Phi and its proximity to Phuket, the Similan Islands are a 2-hour road trip (from the mainland) and a 2-hour boat ride away. It’ll be a small price to pay for the snorkeling adventure that awaits, but it would be best to prepare yourself for quite a ride getting there.
Located in the middle of the Andaman Sea, the archipelago is home to whale sharks, manta rays, and an underwater city of coral reefs. It was named among the “Top 10 Diving Spots” by National Geographic, with an average depth of 25 meters lining its shores, allowing both beginner and intermediate divers to explore the sub-aquatic sights. Lest swarms of tourists ruin your view of the magnificent boulders and #nofilter beauty of the white sand beach, set your alarm to this call of nature and enjoy a day of snorkeling, island hopping, and picnicking around this National Park.
While Similan means “nine” in the native tongue, there are actually 11 islands that make it up, with the northern islands Koh Tachai and Koh Bon recently added to its expansive 140-square kilometer coverage. Out of convenience, the islands are identified by their numbers, with Island No. 4 being home to the royal family during the summer months.
- 6.00-6.30 am
- Pick-up from your hotel by air-conditioned transport (exact pick-up time depends on your location)
- Depart from Phuket Yacht Haven (or, from a private pier in Khao Lak for guests outside Phuket)
- Snorkel at the Similan Islands (you will go out 2-3 times to marvel at the excellent diversity of this National Park)
- Visit several beaches around Donald Duck Bay, where you’ll find a curiously-shaped rock formation
- Lunch will be served right at the beach, where you will have plenty of time to relax and unwind at your leisure
- Walk to the Sailing Rock viewpoint to get a real grasp of the beauty of these islands
- Depart for the Phuket Yacht Haven (or the Khao Lak Pier)
- Arrive and disembark, then transfer to your hotel
Besides the beautiful destination, this tour is really well organized, nice guide, you just go and relax, great experience!
Wonderful beach and celar water. Perfect spot to go for relaxing and swimming. Unfortunately it gets very busy with tourists, especially Chineses. Good thing of the tour is that it starts very early in the morning so that you are able to arrive to the islands long before all the crowds.