Snorkeling and Sightseeing Day Trip from Phuket

1 Day

This full-day tour offers a convenient and hassle-free way for travellers in Phuket to explore the remote and captivating Similan Islands, renowned for their exceptional tropical coral reefs and marine life.

The package is all-inclusive, providing you with the necessary equipment to fully immerse yourself in the island’s crystal-clear waters and witness the stunning coral reefs up close. Accompanied by an experienced guide, you will be led to a diverse range of snorkeling sites, each offering a unique marine experience.

In addition to the exhilarating snorkeling adventures, the tour includes a delectable lunch featuring traditional Thai cuisine, allowing you to savour the flavours of Thailand amidst this natural paradise. Time to walk to the viewpoint or just stroll along the pristine beaches with the warm Andaman Sea at your feet.

The Similan Islands are known for their natural beauty, with white-sand beaches, towering granite boulders, and lush tropical vegetation. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to relax and soak up the sun or go for a hike to enjoy the breathtaking views.

Why go to the Similan Islands?

  • The Similan Islands are part of the National Marine Park Of Thailand which is home to many amazing underwater creatures, and an array of soft and hard corals. These protected coral reefs are the best in Thailand to snorkel on - you will be amazed at the diversity of marine life.
  • The Similan Islands are home to the biggest fish in the world - The Whale Shark. The whale sharks are not guaranteed but you might be lucky - if not the tropical coral reefs will amaze you.


6:00 AM :
Hotel Pickup

Our team will pick you up from your hotel at 6:00 AM in an air-conditioned minivan to take you to the private pier in Tub-lamu.

Similan Islands Hotel Transfer Mini Van


2 hours
8:30 AM :

Our team will warmly welcome you at the private pier in Tub-lamu. Enjoy a cup of coffee and treats while you complete the check-in process and receive your snorkeling equipment. Please note that all guests are required to provide a copy of their passport.

30 minutes

We will depart to the Similan Islands via Power Catamaran.

1 hour and 50 minute
10:50 AM :

Upon arrival at the Similan Islands, you will have the opportunity to engage in your first snorkeling experience and admire the captivating underwater world. You can witness the beauty of various fish species and vibrant corals at Islands No.5 and No.6.

50 minutes

We will transport you to Island No.4, also known as Koh Miang, where you can indulge in pure relaxation at Princess Bay, enjoying your leisure time on the pristine beach.

20 minutes
12:00 PM :

Delight in a delectable lunch box set on picturesque Island No. 4,  also known as Koh Miang.

1 hour

We will depart from Island No. 4 and head towards the enchanting Island No. 9, also known as Koh Ba Ngu,  for an unforgettable snorkeling experience at Christmas Point or Namchai Bay. These remarkable locations boast captivating coral reefs teeming with a diverse array of vibrant fish species, creating a highlight of your journey.

1 hour & 15 minute
2:15 PM :
Island No. 8

Prepare to be amazed as we take you to explore the iconic Sailing Rock, a renowned landmark of the “Similan Islands” located at Island No. 8 also known as Koh Similan. Here, you can indulge in relaxation, take a refreshing swim, capture stunning photographs, or even climb to the top of the Sailing Rock for a mesmerizing view from the viewpoint.

1 hour & 15 minute

Our journey will conclude as we depart from the Similan Islands and make our way back to the port.


1 hour & 20 minute

Upon arrival at the private pier in Tub-lamu, we will warmly welcome you with a wide selection of refreshing drinks and snacks.

40 minutes

After enjoying these treats, we will provide transportation for you to return to your hotel, ensuring a comfortable and convenient journey back.

2 hours

Inclusion / Exclusion

Includes the following:

  • Round trip transfer hotel to pier
  • Round trip transfer by speed boat
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Life vest
  • Beverages such as cola, water, tea, coffee
  • Lunch, snacks such as fruit and bread
  • Professional guide
  • Staff trained in first aid and CPR
  • Full travel accident insurance coverage
  • National Marine park fee

Excludes the following:

  • Alcoholic beverage


What should I bring?

When embarking on a day trip to the Similan Islands, it’s important to pack wisely to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Here are some recommended items to bring with you:

  • Swimwear: Don’t forget to pack your favorite swimsuit or swim trunks. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to swim, snorkel, and enjoy the pristine waters surrounding the islands.
  • Sunscreen: The sun can be intense in tropical regions, so pack a high-SPF sunscreen to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Choose a reef-safe sunscreen to help preserve the fragile marine ecosystem.
  • Hat and Sunglasses: Bring a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses to shield your face and eyes from the sun. This will provide extra protection and make your time in the sun more comfortable.
  • Snorkeling Gear: We provide snorkeling gear but, it’s always a good idea to bring your own if you have it. This includes a mask, snorkel, and fins. Having your own gear ensures a proper fit and comfort.
  • Towel: Pack a lightweight and quick-drying towel to dry off after swimming or snorkeling. It’s also handy for lounging on the beach.
  • Water Shoes: While not mandatory, water shoes can be useful for navigating rocky areas and protecting your feet from sharp coral or rocks.
  • Camera or Waterproof Phone Case: Capture the beauty of the Similan Islands with a camera or a waterproof phone case. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to document stunning landscapes and marine life.
  • Insect Repellent: While the Similan Islands are not heavily infested with mosquitoes, it’s always a good idea to bring insect repellent, especially if you plan to explore the interior of the islands.
  • Cash: Bring some Thai baht for any additional expenses, such as purchasing souvenirs.
  • Remember to pack light, as you’ll want to be comfortable during your day trip.

Is Similan Islands good for snorkeling?

The Similan Islands are an exceptional destination for snorkeling enthusiasts. With their warm and clear waters boasting visibility of up to thirty meters or more, the islands offer an unforgettable snorkeling experience. The marine life is diverse and vibrant, featuring beautiful corals and an array of colorful fish, including Snappers, Surgeon Fish, and Parrot Fish. Lucky snorkelers may even encounter turtles, Blue Spotted Stingrays, and other fascinating marine creatures. The Similan Islands’ underwater wonders make it a must-visit destination for both seasoned snorkelers and beginners alike.

Can non-swimmers do snorkeling?

One of the fantastic aspects of snorkeling is its accessibility to most individuals, requiring minimal equipment. However, like any water sport, it is recommended that participants have a certain level of water confidence and ability. If you are determined to try snorkeling, there are a few essential measures to follow.

It is crucial to inform your dive instructor about your abilities and any concerns you may have. Experienced instructors can keep a watchful eye on you and provide helpful guidance. Additionally, you will be provided with a life jacket to aid in floatation. Prior to entering the water, ensure that your mask fits correctly, which is crucial for any snorkeler, especially those who are not confident swimmers. This will eliminate any fear of the mask filling up with water. Furthermore, practicing taking your snorkel mask on and off beforehand will help you feel more confident in the water.

In summary, even non-swimmers can enjoy snorkeling, but it is advisable to develop your water confidence and ability before embarking on the activity. Informing your dive instructor of your skill level is essential for your safety, as well as that of your fellow snorkelers.

Will I see a whale shark?

While we cannot guarantee a sighting of a whale shark, we can promise you an unforgettable experience exploring the beauty and richness of these pristine waters. The Similan Islands are renowned for their stunning natural landscapes and diverse marine life, providing an exceptional opportunity for adventure and sightseeing. Our team of expert guides and crew are dedicated to giving you the best possible chance of spotting a whale shark, but even if you don’t, we are confident that you will still have a fantastic time discovering the many other wonders of this amazing region. Join us for a Similan Islands trip that will create memories to last a lifetime.

Is the trip available throughout the year?

No, the Similan Islands are closed to visitors annually from May 15th to October 14th. This duration is chosen to facilitate the recovery of the environment, which has been impacted by over-tourism.

Cancellations and Refunds.

We understand that sometimes things come up and you may need to cancel your day trip booking. We will do our best to accommodate your request and move your booking to a different date if possible. However, if this is not possible, we will issue you a refund according to the following policy:

– For cancellations made more than 7 days in advance of your departure date, you will receive a full refund minus a 500 THB per person administrative and bank charge fee.
– For cancellations made within 7 days of your departure date, no refund will be issued.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

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Snorkeling and Sightseeing Day Trip from Phuket
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From ฿4,450 ฿4,000
/ Adult
From ฿4,000 ฿3,500
/ Child
  • Fully Inclusive Trip
  • Hotel Transfers Included
  • Professional Snorkeling Guide
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  • No Extra Charge
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