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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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From Krabi: 4 Islands Snorkeling Tour by Speed Boat

5. 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 Sunset Snorkeling Tour with BBQ Dinner

6. Krabi: 4 Islands Sunset Snorkeling Tour with BBQ Dinner

Start with pickup from your hotel at 12:00 PM. Depart from Ao Nang Pier and make your way to the first island of the excursion, Yawasam Island. Here you can do some snorkeling at a vibrant coral reef. Spot diverse species of colorful fish at one of the best snorkeling spots in Krabi. See species such as lionfish, parrotfish, and clownfish.  Next visit Poda Island, where you can relax and sunbathe on the white sandy beach. Make a short stop on Taming Island for more snorkeling, before arriving at Chicken Island. The island gets its name from the striking rock formation that looks like the head of a chicken. At the tip of the island there is a beautiful beach where you can swim with colorful marine life. As the evening approaches, arrive at the island of Tup and Mor Island. These islands are connected by a sandbank at low tide, and you can even walk across from one island to the other right over the ocean. This sea parting is very rare and only a few places in the world have this type of sandbank. Next, make your way to the Phranang Cave Beach. This beautiful beach is located on the stunning Railay peninsula with spectacular limestone cliffs and white coral sand. Explore the cave and swim in the crystal-clear water. Then, enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner on the beach and watch a fire show performed on the beach by the locals as the sun goes down. Complete the evening with a short swim amidst the bio-luminescent plankton in the surrounding ocean before returning to the pier at Ao Nang at 7:30 PM.

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Krabi: 4 Islands Snorkeling Boat Tour

7. 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: 4 Islands Private Full-Day Tour by Longtail Boat

8. Krabi: 4 Islands Private Full-Day Tour by Longtail Boat

Cruise on a private longtail boat to the famous 4 islands and experience a fun-filled day in the sun on this unforgettable island adventure. The tour includes hotel transfers and a custom-made itinerary for each island.  Start with a pickup from your hotel in Krabi Town, Klong Muang Beach, or Ao Nang Beach at 08:00 AM. Depart from Ao Nang pier by traditional longtail boat. Glide on the longtail speedboat to Pranang Beach to explore Princess Cave, dedicated to the goddess of the ocean. Learn about its origin, including the spirit house, and how local fishermen give offerings to the goddess. Afterward, spend time sunbathing, swimming, exploring, or taking photos. Next, hop back onto the speedboat and head to Tup Island. This is an exotic tropical island where you can snorkel in the crystal clear water and explore the beach on foot. When the tide is low, you can walk along the white sandy causeway joining the Koh Mor. Continue to Poda Island which is a stunning jewel of the Andaman Ocean with both lowland bamboo plantations and majestic rocky cliffs bordering the long beautiful beach. It will be there that a delicious Thai picnic lunch will be served on the beach. End at the famous Chicken Island. This landmark has a unique limestone formation in the shape of a chicken's head jutting out into the sea. The island has many beautiful and vibrant coral reefs which are nice for snorkeling and swimming. At 3:00 PM, hop back onto the boat and return to the pier where you will meet your transportation back to your accommodation.

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Krabi Islands: Exclusive Power Catamaran Sightseeing Tour

9. 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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Krabi: Private Island Luxury Picnic By Long Tail Boat

10. Krabi: Private Island Luxury Picnic By Long Tail Boat

Enjoy a fully customizable private tour to the beautiful islands near Ao Nang, including a special picnic on a quiet beach. For lunch, choose between two options: charcuterie, cheese, and sandwiches, or a traditional Indian comfort food dish. The following is a sample itinerary, which can be totally personalized. Get picked up from your hotel and head to Hat Nopparat Thara Pier, where you will catch your private long-tail boat. Sail to Tub Island and Talay Waek for sunbathing, snorkeling, and swimming in the azure waters. Head then to Poda Island to set up your private picnic on the beach. Revel in the company of your friends, family, or loved one during this special moment. Continue to Chicken Island and enjoy a stop for snorkeling from the boat. Upon arrival to Phra Nang Beach, walk to Railay and explore the magical surrounding area. Cruise back to Hat Nopparat Thara Pier and return to your hotel by van.

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What people are saying about Ko Poda

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.