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Krabi: Private Luxury Long Tail Boat to the 4 Islands

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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: 7 Islands Sunset Tour with BBQ Dinner and Snorkeling

4. Krabi: 7 Islands Sunset Tour with BBQ Dinner and Snorkeling

Enjoy an island-hopping adventure to 7 beautiful islands near Krabi on a long tail boat tour. Visit a variety of picturesque islands and enjoy a tasty BBQ dinner as you watch the magical sunset on Koh Poda. Start the 7 island sunset tour with pickup from your hotel in Krabi, or at one of several meeting points in the area. Depart by traditional longtail boat from Nopparat Thara Pier in Ao Nang, with a short stopover at Railay Beach to pickup fellow travelers. 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 Koh Yawasam and dive into a paradise of large shallow gardens of coral surrounded by flat sandy areas. Cruise around the chicken-shaped rock at Koh Kai. Enjoy an excellent photo opportunity at this oddly-shaped natural landmark. The next stop is at Koh Tub for some beach time or (at low tide) a walk across the spectacular sandbank that connects it to Chicken and Mor Islands nearby. Swim in the crystal-clear water at Koh Tan Ming, a small rock islet in front of Koh Poda. After plenty of exertion and activity, you will then enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner right on the beach of Koh Poda as the sun goes down. Complete the evening with a short swim amidst the bio-luminescent plankton in the surrounding ocean of Koe Raeng before returning to the pier in Ao Nang.

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Krabi: 4 Islands Tour by Longtail Boat

5. 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: Private 4-Island Sunset Tour with Dinner

6. Krabi: Private 4-Island Sunset Tour with Dinner

You will be picked up at midday directly from your hotel lobby before heading to the starting point at Nopparat Thara Pier in Ao Nang. From there you'll depart on a premium speed boat and cruise to the famous 4 Islands Archipelago. The first stop will be at Ko Tup, an offshore island with panoramic views of the Krabi coastline as its backdrop. At low tide, a sandbar emerges linking Tup Island with Chicken Island as well as the smaller Mor Island. This unique occurrence is commonly referred to as Talay Waek, meaning "divided sea". You'll cruise slowly past Koh Kai, which got its name from a bizarre rock formation resembling the head of a chicken. Escape reality and leave the crowds behind with a stop at Koh Ya Wa Sam, where hordes of visitors are replaced by serenity and relaxation. This secret island is the ideal snorkeling spot, complete with a beautiful coral reef and colorful fish. On the way to Poda Island you will have the opportunity to snorkel in deep water around Koh Tan Ming Island, a small rocky outcrop just in front of Koh Poda. You will have plenty of time to explore the largest island of the group, despite its area being no more than a kilometer in diameter. Covered with palm and pine trees and almost entirely encircled by a soft white sand beach, it is a stunning tropical getaway. The last stop will be to the Phra Nang Cave Beach, which is complete with powdery sand and crystal clear waters. It is ranked among Asia's top ten beaches and offers spectacular limestone cliffs with staggering stalagmites and stalactites. On the edge of Phra Nang Beach, a cave has been dedicated to a princess goddess of the sea named Phra Nang. According to legend, she was an Indian princess who was killed in a shipwreck. Before the sun sets you'll feast on a romantic Thai-style BBQ dinner on the beach whilst watching the spectacular amber sky over the ocean horizon. You'll enjoy this unique moment before heading back to the pier, from where the driver will bring you back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Ko Poda

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 53 reviews

We had the best afternoon/evening with Michael and the crew. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. We have little experience snorkelling but the team were fantastic and helped us build our confidence in the water. The food was amazing! One of the best Thai meals we have had over our 2-week holiday. 100% recommend this trip! We couldn't have asked for better. Shauna and Steven (Manchester, UK)

Well organized and amazing crew! We had so much fun and there was enough time to do different activities and the food was great. I hadn't snorkeled before but I was comfortable doing so because the crew was so helpful with the equipment etc. Michael pulled me with a ring buoy and showed me some amazing creatures of the sea

This was the best tour we've ever been on. The snorkeling was absolutely amazing and the sunset views were incredible. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly, and took time to talk to all of the guests on board. I would highly recommend anyone who visits Krabi to take this tour.

Possibly one of the best excursions we have EVER done !! Well organised, lots of attention to detail, amazing staff on board. Wonderful sites, great food, awesome drinks and the most amazing sunset you will ever see!! A MUST do experience!!

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