Found approximately 31 miles (50km) off the Phang Nga coast of the Andaman Sea, are 9 small islands known as the Similan Islands. It's a bit further out than other tours but definitely worth the trip.
What to Expect
Open to the public from October to May each year, it is recommend to plan your visit from November. Stay alert for the majestic sea turtle and dolphins that often come out to say hello.
05:30: Rise early to join your transfer by minivan from your hotel. Enjoy a small light breakfast including coffee, tea, bread, and fresh fruit at Tablamu pier.
Here you can pick-up your last minute supplies, like a disposable underwater camera.
09:00 Depart the pier by speedboat and settle in for the 67miles (109km) journey to the Similan Islands.
11.30 You have been fitted with your snorkel gear and have enjoyed some time in the crystal clear water, watching the active marine life carry out their daily chores. Time for a hike up to the Richelieu Rock viewpoint, before satisfying your hunger with a sumptuous Thai buffet lunch. Complimenting your dining is a selection of refreshments including fruit juice and soft drinks.
14.30: Relax on the beach or strike a pose for the camera with the stunning ocean behind you, before taking one last dive into that beautiful clear water. Back on board the speedboat, you'll depart the Similan Islands and make the journey back to Phuket, followed by your transfer back to your hotel. You should reach the pier around 15:30/16:00 and your hotel about 1 hour later.
- Light refreshments
- Use of snorkel equipment
- National Park entrance fees
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
What's Not Included
- Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
- Personal expenses and gratuities