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Railay: 4 Islands Sunset & Night Snorkel

1. Railay: 4 Islands Sunset & Night Snorkel

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 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 some delicious 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 to enjoy 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, sail to Phranang beach and stop 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. On the way to Ao Nang, stop for some night snorkeling and the opportunity to swim amongst the bioluminescent plankton which is a wonderful and unforgettable experience. Return to the Ao Nang area at around 8 or 8.30 PM. 

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Krabi: 4 Islands Day Trip by Speedboat Including Lunch Box

2. Krabi: 4 Islands Day Trip by Speedboat Including Lunch Box

Be picked up from your hotel in Krabi Town, Klong Muang or Ao Nang between 8:00 AM and 8:30 AM. Enjoy a 20-minute speedboat ride to Railay Beach, where the boat will stop to pick-up some remaining passengers at 9:30 AM. Then, head to Phranang Cave which will be the first stop. Visit Phranang Cave, a very famous cave known as the house of a princess spirit who is respected and worshiped by the local people. Continue to Chicken Island where there is a distinctive rock formation that looks like a chicken. This is an excellent snorkeling spot with marine life that will amaze you. After relaxing here, enjoy your included lunch box. Journey 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 and connect the two islands at low tide. Afterwards, visit the last stop, Poda Island. A lovely white and sandy beach which is ideal for sunbathing, swimming and snorkeling. Enjoy great underwater adventures, exploring colorful corals and reef fish. After the long joyful day, journey back to the pier around 3:00 PM before driving backing to your hotel.  

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Krabi: Private Luxury Long Tail Boat to the 4 Islands

3. Krabi: Private Luxury Long Tail Boat to the 4 Islands

Choose from either the Early Bird Tour which departs at 5:30 AM, or the Afternoon Sunset Tour which departs at 12:30 PM.  For the Early Bird option, escape the crowds of tourists and discover the beautiful 4 Islands with no one around. Catch sight of the spectacular sunrise while you set sail to the first destination, Phra Nang Beach. Phra Nang Beach is next to Railay Beach and commands an enviable location on the tip of the bay looking out on the emerald expanse of the Andaman Sea. Discover Phra Nang Cave, which has a spirit house dedicated to the goddess of the Andaman Sea. The wooden spirit house is worshiped by the local fisherman community and offerings of wooden phallic symbols or lingams are placed throughout the cave. At your next stop, enjoy the opportunity to snorkel in crystal clear water and maybe also witness the amazing 'Talae Waek', or 'parting sea'. At low tide, a long sandbar will emerge connecting Ko Tup to Chicken Island and Ko Mor, which allows you to walk from one island to another. In front of Chicken Island, see an island with a unique rock formation that looks like a chicken's head. Explore the area with the snorkeling equipment provided and find many tropical fish. Next, hop back on your luxury long tail boat and head towards Ko Poda, a paradise island with powder white sand and crystal clear turquoise water where you will see many sergeant and piper fish. In front of the island, you will also see the iconic limestone formation which stands tall in the middle of the ocean and offers a great photo opportunity. After this great escape to paradise, head back to Ao Nang where you will be transferred back to your hotel.

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Krabi 6-Hour Sunset Cruise with Snorkeling and Meal

4. Krabi 6-Hour Sunset Cruise with Snorkeling and Meal

This 6-hour Krabi Sunset Cruise is available 7 days a week and all year round. The program begins at approximately 02:00 PM with meeting points in both Ao Nang and Railay. Head out to the islands off the coast of Railay. At Poda, Chicken, Si and Ta Ming islands you’ll have the opportunity to swim and snorkel. You can also try the 2-person kayak and 1 of the 4 stand-up paddle boards available. Do as much or as little as you like on the cruise. The teak deck is perfect for relaxing and taking in the majestic views. End the day sailing back to the Railay Peninsula while watching the sun set over the Andaman. You’ll also have a chance to swim in the waters next to Pranang Beach after dark if you’d like to experience the bio-luminescence.

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Krabi: Big Game Fishing and Snorkelling at Four Islands

5. Krabi: Big Game Fishing and Snorkelling at Four Islands

Explore the fishing area in the Anaman Sea, home to big fish such as cobia, sailfish, barracuda, giant trevally, mackerel, bigeye tuna, marlin, queenfish, grouper, snapper, and Jacks. Be picked up at your hotel and board an iconic longtail boat or big boat. Get your gear and start your fishing game. Enjoy your lunch on the beach and relax under the sun. Go for a swim and snorkeling around the famous four islands of Krabi, Chicken Island, Poda Island, Tup Island, and Phra Nang before return to the pier and be transferred to your hotel.

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From Krabi: 4 Islands Snorkeling Tour by Speed Boat

6. From Krabi: 4 Islands Snorkeling Tour by Speed Boat

Spend the day island hopping and exploring white sand beaches in this 4-island tour. Cruise through crystal waters and dive below the surface to discover the area's rich marine life. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the beautiful Koh Poda Island. The day begins with pick up from designated hotels in Krabi. Head to the dock and sail off to Phra Nang Cave, known as the house of a princess spirit worshipped by the local fisherman. Inaccessible by road, Phra Nang Cave Beach is considered to be one of the most beautiful strips of sand in the world. Continue to Tup Island, one of Thailand’s hidden gems. As the tide recedes the white sand and limestone beach appears, revealing a hidden path from Tup to neighboring Chicken island. Journey to Koh Poda Island and enjoy a picnic lunch with seasonal fresh fruits and water. Relax on the beach or hit the waves in search of tropical fish and marine life.  Last but not least, stop at Chicken Island, named after its distinctive chicken-like rock formation. Explore the beach and enjoy panoramic views of the Krabi coastline in the background. After a day full of fun in the sun, return to Krabi, arriving back at your hotel by approximately 3:00 PM.

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Krabi: 4 Islands Private Trip by Speedboat

7. Krabi: 4 Islands Private Trip by Speedboat

Relax on 4 beautiful islands in the Andaman Sea on a private day trip by speedboat from Krabi. Tailor your own timetable for each island to enjoy a unique experience. Benefit from pickup at your hotel, and then climb aboard the boat at Nopparat Thara Pier. Set sail for Tup Island, where you can go for a swim or take a leisurely walk along the sandbar of Talay Waek. Continue to Chicken Island to snorkel with the magnificent marine life and marvel at the tropical fish up close. Sail to Poda Island to enjoy a picnic lunch and relax on a beautiful white sand beach. End your adventure at Railay Beach, where a guide will take you on a tour of the famous cave shrine to a princess spirit at Phra Nang Beach. Get some time to swim and top up your tan before cruising back to the pier before getting dropped off at your hotel.

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Krabi: 4 Islands Tour by Longtail Boat

8. 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.

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Krabi: 4 Islands Snorkeling Boat Tour

9. 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.

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Krabi Islands: Exclusive Power Catamaran Sightseeing Tour

10. Krabi Islands: Exclusive Power Catamaran Sightseeing Tour

Sail onboard a power catamaran on a sightseeing cruise around the islands and beaches of Krabi. Admire the beautiful views, snorkel or swim at Railay Beach, Phra Nang Cave Beach, Ao Nang Beach, Koh Poda, Tup Island, and Chicken Island.  Start your trip with a welcome drink and snack on gourmet canapés. Taste the local flavors traditional Thai dishes, fresh seafood and meat on the barbecue, with tropical fruits and melted chocolate for dessert.  Stop and snorkel to see coral reefs and tropical fish. Head off to hidden beaches with the Zodiac. Go out on the blue waters with a SUP board or kayak.  In between stops, choose to relax anywhere along the 40-foot catamaran. Lay down on the bean bags, sip on a cocktail, or sunbathe on the pool float. Enjoy the company of a small group of maximum 22 people. Listen to atmospheric music and watch the waves. On the way back to the pier, watch the sunset over the sea.

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What people are saying about Ko Poda

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Tour guide was brilliant. Boat crew were nice. Timely transfer and departures in a comfortable truck. The only problem I have is the huge national park fee 40baht for Thai's and 400b for foreigners. This is criminal and should be illegal in Thailand. Its not the tour operators fault its the government. Any way I opted to stay on the boat and gave my national park fee as a tip to the Thai staff that helped me. Thailand really needs to address this dual pricing issue especially if a non-Thai person lives here like I do. Thank you so much for a memorable day and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. The luck box was also very satisfying and fruit aswell as cake too.

It was pretty easy to get places or though doesn’t say that you have to pay an entry fee upon arrival which would have been more ideal. Also, make sure you have cash with you as it charges an extra person with card; though this was kind of expected with the card fees here. Otherwise was super fun and accessing pictures is really easy so you don’t have to worry too much about taking some yourself. :).

Everything was perfect. Our tour guide was amazing, very happy and cheerful all the time. Explained all details very well and made us feel welcomed. The lunch was just amazing, great thai food very tasty. Also they offer a snack and loads of fresh drinks all the time. Snorkel at night was one in life time experience. Overall everything was superb.

Great tour. Well organized. Beautiful beaches. Food on the way was adequate with water, fruit and a lunch box. Guide Fay was very kind and helpful. Took pictures and sent them via WhatsApp at the end of the day!

experience was fun. tour guide Max from PhiPhi tours is very accommodating! i really enjoyed the trip.