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Krabi: 4 Islands Tour by Longtail Boat

1. 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.

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. After, visit Poda Island. Relax on a white-sand beach or swim and snorkel in the crystal water. Explore colorful corals and admire the variety of reef fish. After the long joyful day, journey back to the pier around 3:00 PM before driving backing to your hotel.  

Krabi: Big Game Fishing and Snorkelling at Four Islands

3. 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.

From Koh Yao Noi: 4 Islands Private Long-Tail Boat Tour

4. From Koh Yao Noi: 4 Islands Private Long-Tail Boat Tour

Enjoy a comfortable hotel pickup and board your private long-tail boat before heading to Pranang Beach, a secluded peninsula. Visit Pranang Cave and learn about its origin and how local fishermen give offerings to the goddess. Afterwards, spend time sunbathing, swimming, exploring, or taking photos with your friends and family. Hop back onto the boat and head to Tup Island, an exotic tropical island where you can snorkel in the crystal clear water and explore the beach on foot. When the tide is low, walk along the white sandy causeway joining the Koh Mor. Following that, head to Poda Island, famous for both lowland bamboo plantations and majestic rocky cliffs bordering the long beautiful beach. Enjoy a delicious Thai picnic lunch served on the beach. Continue to the famous Chicken Island with its unique limestone formation in the shape of a chicken's head jutting out into the sea. Enjoy snorkelling and swimming at the many beautiful and vibrant coral reefs. In the afternoon, hop back onto your boat and head back to your accommodation. Remark: 1. Kayaking add-on is available at Phranang Bay, 1 Hours (1 kayak/ 2 people)

Krabi: Seven Islands Snorkel Cruise with Dinner

5. Krabi: Seven Islands Snorkel Cruise with Dinner

Discover the best of Krabi's islands and beaches on this snorkel cruise. Visit seven islands, including Chicken Island, Ko Ya Wa Sam, and  Koh Mor. Swim with bioluminescent plankton and savor a delicious buffet dinner on the beach in Railay. After getting picked up from your hotel, travel to Ao Nang Pier and board your boat. Choose between a traditional Thai longboat or a speedboat cruise. Your first stop of the day is Ko Ya Wa Sam, where you can snorkel with colorful marine life and corals. Next, head to Ko Poda. Here, relax on the white-sand beaches or snorkel with the abundant sea life. Continue your snorkel adventure in Ko Ma Tang Ming before heading to Chicken Island, so-called thanks to its hen-like rock formations. Afterward, visit the islets of Ko Thap and Koh Mor, which are connected to Chicken Island by a sandbank. Head to Railay and visit Phra Nang Cave Beach. Admire the beach's limestone cliffs and white coral sands and explore the cave where a goddess princess is believed to live. Sit down to a delicious Thai buffet dinner at the Sand Sea Resort as the sun sets on the horizon. Finally, finish the day by swimming with the bioluminescent plankton below the moonlight. At the end of the day, get dropped off back at your hotel by car.

Krabi: Private Long Tail Boat to the 4 Islands

6. Krabi: Private 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. Add-on paddle boards are available for these options as well. 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 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.

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.

Krabi: 4 Island Tour, Sunset+Plankton, Small Group 12 pax

8. Krabi: 4 Island Tour, Sunset+Plankton, Small Group 12 pax

Your tour will begin with a visit to Koh Poda, which will prove the main step of your tour. Whilst there you will have time to relax and swim, before enjoying lunch which will consist of a traditional Thai Buffet on the beach. You will soon visit Koh Tup, where you can enjoy the white sand beach and can even walk out to Chicken Island with the right tides. Take pictures of the unique limestone in Chicken Islands, and jump in the water at Koh Yawasam to snorkel in the crystal clear water. Later, visit Phranang Beach to discover the Princess Cave and enjoy the sunset on the beach. You can then go swimming at night to enjoy the bioluminescent plankton, before you later return to your accommodation.

Phuket: 4-Island Private Speedboat Charter Tour

9. Phuket: 4-Island Private Speedboat Charter Tour

Following pickup from your hotel at 8:00AM from Phuket, Patong-Kata, Karon, or Rawai Beach, you will check-in to the Phuket Marina. Following that, enjoy a private trip to 4 islands by a speedboat charter service from Phuket, benefiting from a personalized timetable as you set sail for an exciting island adventure. Board your private speedboat and head to Pranang Beach, a secluded peninsula. Just a short walk away is Pranang Cave, commonly known as Princess Cave, the goddess of the ocean. Learn about its origin and how local fishermen give offerings to the goddess, as you spend time sunbathing, swimming, exploring, or taking photos with your friends and family. Later, 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 by foot. When the tide is low, you can walk along the white sandy causeway joining the Koh Mor. Your last stop is Poda Island, a stunning jewel of the Andaman Ocean with both lowland bamboo plantations and majestic rocky cliffs bordering the long beautiful beach. It will also be at this location that a delicious Thai picnic lunch will be served. Your next stop is 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 3:00PM you will hop back onto the speed boat and return to the pier to meet your return transportation to your accommodation.

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 Tup

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 651 reviews

The experience went above and beyond what we expected. Mai and her team were wonderful. From the early pick-up to the first island location where we were provided with a light breakfast and hot coffee while we waited for the sunrise. We were able to explore and they knew just where to position us to get exceptional photos. We were able to do a bit a snorkeling and then we went to the second island where we were able to snorkel while they set up lunch. The Pad Thai, fruit and beverages were perfect. We were able to take photos and explore that island, as well. We rode by Chicken Island before going to Railay Beach. We didn’t stay long (our choice), as it was extremely crowded. During the entire experience, Mai and her team made sure we had everything we needed - and more. We never felt rushed and had time to venture out on our own and explore at our leisure. I cannot recommend this private experience enough - well worth it.

The tour was as good as we expected. We checked the reviews before choosing this provider and we were expecting to be in a small boat with more people than capacity but that was not the reality. We fitted comfortably in the boat and the length of the tour was perfect as it did not feel too short or long at all. We bought in advance a snorkeling mask but when we reached the activity time we were surprised on the amount of masks the guide had already and they even provided us with a dispensable extension for the tube where you breath in the mask that eliminated any hygiene issues. Food was decent and the 4-5 stops were quite beautiful and made it a perfect day. Thank you!

Well organised and the islands were all beautiful. All the guides were helpful and first aid trained for any cuts from snorkelling in amongst the coral!

Very nice guides, delicious food, plenty of water and good explanations.

A very fun activity and a must if you come to Krabi