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Similan Islands: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Phuket/Khaolak: Similan Islands Early Bird Day Trip

1. From Phuket/Khaolak: Similan Islands Early Bird Day Trip

Enjoy a speedboat tour to snorkel through crystal-clear waters in Donald Duck, Honeymoon, and Princess Bay. Stop for a delicious picnic lunch by the sea at Honeymoon bay. Choose from tour options with convenient pickup and drop-off points in Phuket or Nam Kem Pier in Khaolak. The early bird tour to Similan Islands will leave directly from the Yacht Haven in Phuket or Nam Kem Pier in Khaolak. An early departure ensures you get there early enough to enjoy Donald Duck Bay, hike up the short trail to the Sail Rock, and take those amazing pictures from the viewpoint. The tour includes two long snorkeling breaks to explore the beautiful underwater world and a chance to see a sea turtle. The next stop will be Island no 4, where you can enjoy a picnic lunch near the beach at Honeymoon Bay. Take a small walk through a nature trail to the stunning beach at Princess Bay where you have time to relax and swim in the crystal clear waters. After, there will be one more snorkeling stop either at the famous Koh Bon or Similan Island depending on the weather conditions.

From Phuket or Khaolak: Similan Islands Snorkeling Day Trip

2. From Phuket or Khaolak: Similan Islands Snorkeling Day Trip

Embark on a full-day guided speedboat tour of the Similan Islands from Phuket or Khaolak. Explore the underwater world at Ba Ngu's coral bay, relax on the pristine shores of Miang Island, and enjoy a buffet lunch. Start the trip with a convenient transfer service to Love Andaman private pier at Tablamu. Enjoy a light breakfast with tea or coffee as you receive a briefing from your tour guide.  Hop on a first-class speedboat and head for the Similan Islands. The first stop is known as Donald Duck Bay or Island No. 8. Here, you can hike to the Sail-Rock to admire the amazing scenery or spend time at the sandy beach swimming and sunbathing.  Visit the first snorkeling spot of Ba Ngu Island or Island No. 9. Explore the breathtaking coral bay, the best location to see different species of fish in the colorful underwater world. Take a break and enjoy a home-cooked Thai lunch buffet at noon. Enjoy fresh fruit as you relax on Thailand's most beautiful white sand beach.  Continue to the second snorkeling spot, where it is time to find Nemo at Payu Island or Island No. 7. Sea turtles and clownfish are often sighted here.  Take a rest at Miang Island or Island No. 4 and head to the gorgeous beaches of Honeymoon Bay and Princess Bay. Head back to the pier and be transferred back to your accommodation with wonderful memories. 

From Phuket: Similan Islands Full-Day Boat Trip

3. From Phuket: Similan Islands Full-Day Boat Trip

Enjoy a speedboat tour from Phuket around the scenic Similan Islands. Snorkel through crystal-clear waters in Donald Duck, Honeymoon, and Princess Bay. Stop for a picnic lunch by the sea and enjoy two long snorkeling breaks to explore the underwater world and its marine life. An early departure ensures you get enough time to enjoy Donald Duck Bay, hike up the short trail to the Sailing Rock, the signature of Similan Island, and take panoramic pictures from the viewpoint. Jet off to the first snorkeling site at Payu Island, the habitat of local sea turtles. Search for sea creatures during a 40-minute dive session before heading to the next stop, Bangu Island, the 7th of the 9 Similan Islands. After a 15-minute ride, arrive at Bangu and discover more of the underwater world's beauty as colorful fish swim beside you. Enjoy another 40 minutes to swim, watch the fish, and explore the coral reefs. Later, stop at another island where you can enjoy a picnic lunch near the beach at Honeymoon Bay. Take a small walk through a nature trail to the beach at Princess Bay. Relax, swim, and take memorable pictures of the sparkling waters. Later, head back to the pier and enjoy some final snacks before departing for hotel drop-off.

From Khao Lak: Full-Day Snorkeling in the Similan Islands

4. From Khao Lak: Full-Day Snorkeling in the Similan Islands

Benefit from early morning pick-up from your hotel in the Khao Lak area and depart for the beautiful Similan Islands by speedboat. Get the chance to swim and snorkel at some of the best spots in Thailand and immerse yourself in the magical marine life on your first snorkeling stop at island number 4. Enjoy a delicious Thai lunch at around midday, and then head to 2 more snorkeling stops at islands 9 and 8. Look for parrot fish, sea snakes and sea turtles in their natural habitat. Then, journey back to the Khao Lak area in the mid afternoon and get dropped off at your hotel at the end of a memorable trip.

From Khao Lak: Similan Islands Snorkeling Day Trip w/Meals

5. From Khao Lak: Similan Islands Snorkeling Day Trip w/Meals

Discover the lush scenery and glistening waters of the Similan Islands on a day trip from Khao Lak. Soak up the views on a speedboat ride, marvel at the vibrant marine world as you snorkel, and enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner. After being picked up at your hotel, make your way to Thap Lamu Pier. Meet the crew and enjoy a light breakfast before boarding your speedboat. As you ride over the waves, take in the views of Sailboat Rock in Koh Similan, which offers phenomenal views over the clear blue sea and Donald Duck Bay. Stop at Collar Bay near Koh Bangu for your first snorkeling opportunity. Explore the world beneath the waves and admire the colorful fish and coral reefs. Continue to the National Park Office in Koh Meang and refuel with some lunch and a stunning view of the water. Marvel at the rock formations consisting of huge boulders, shallow waters, and dense tropical forests. After lunch, make your way to the second snorkeling spot at Koh Pousar. Explore this popular snorkeling site with its paradise scenery and hard and soft coral reefs. Then, head back to the mainland for a shower and tuck into a light dinner. Trade stories with fellow travelers and your crew before a return transfer to your hotel.

From Phuket: Similan Day Trip with National Park Fee

6. From Phuket: Similan Day Trip with National Park Fee

Enjoy a day on the water with 2 snorkeling stops at some of the best underwater locations in the Similan Islands. With Phuket hotel pickup, light breakfast, boxed lunch, and light dinner included, there's nothing to worry about except setting your alarm clock. After a light breakfast, board a speedboat for the 75-minute trip from Lamu Pier to the Similan Islands. Relax and enjoy the views as limestone cliffs emerge from the clear waters of the Andaman Sea. Pass by Donald Duck Bay, named after a pile of rocks that look like the famous character's head. The Similan Islands offer some of the best snorkeling locations in the world, where tropical islands, dazzling white beaches, and protected warm waters provide excellent conditions for beginners through to advanced snorkelers. Jump in the water at Koh Bangu for your first snorkel of the day. Explore the beautiful coral reefs and colorful fish just below the surface, and keep an eye out for turtles and small reef sharks cruising by. Back onboard for a short ride to the Koh Meang for lunch with a view before continuing to Koh Pousar. The rich marine life, hard and soft corals, and crystal clear waters offer another memorable snorkeling experience. Return to the mainland for a quick shower and light dinner at the pier, before returning to your Phuket hotel.

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What people are saying about Similan Islands

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 341 reviews

Beautiful islands, simply a must-see. Our tour guide Song really worked hard to make sure we were fine at all times and also took excellent care of the seasick people. Hats off and thank you for the great experience!

The early bird tour on January 1st, 2023 was definitely worth it. There was little going on, the group was small, the stops were well worth seeing and the team with guide Fabio was great!

The tour was absolutely perfect from start to finish, the lunch very good, which is rare in this type of outing, the guide brilliant. Honestly the best tour I've done in Thailand

Gorgeous islands, wish we could have stayed a little longer. Great tour!

Beautiful excursion all crystal clear sea and breathtaking landscape