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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

Be the first to arrive at Similan Islands with our original Similan Early Bird! The boat leaves the pier at 7:00 AM, and pick-ups in Phuket start as early as 4:00 AM. It's an early start but it will be worth it if you want to beat the crowd. Set sail for an exhilarating speedboat tour to snorkel through the pristine waters of Donald Duck, Honeymoon, and Princess Bay. Relish a delightful picnic lunch by the sea at Honeymoon Bay. Opt for tour packages that offer convenient pickup and drop-off locations in Phuket or Khaolak. Your early bird journey to the Similan Islands will take off in Khaolak. Setting out early ensures that you get to Donald Duck Bay in time to hike the short trail to Sail Rock and snap those jaw-dropping photos from the viewpoint. On this tour, you'll also get two extended snorkeling breaks to explore the vibrant underwater world, with a chance to even spot a sea turtle. Your next destination will be Island no 4, where you'll enjoy your picnic lunch beside the scenic Honeymoon Bay. Follow that up with a leisurely walk through a nature trail leading to the breath-taking beach at Princess Bay. There, you'll have ample time to unwind and take a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear waters. To cap off your day, enjoy one more snorkeling adventure at Similan Islands.

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.

Phuket: Similan Day Trip by Speedboat

4. Phuket: Similan Day Trip by Speedboat

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.

From Phuket: Similan Islands Snorkeling Trip by Speedboat

5. From Phuket: Similan Islands Snorkeling Trip by Speedboat

Dive into an aquatic adventure with our Similan Islands Snorkeling Trip from Phuket. Your day starts with a smooth pickup from your hotel and a comfortable van ride to our exclusive Khao Lak pier. After a tasty light breakfast and an essential safety briefing, you’ll set sail on a speedy voyage to the heart of the Andaman Sea. The Similan Islands emerge as a snorkeler's dream, with your first dip into the clear waters around Islands No.5 and No.6 revealing a world of vibrant coral and playful fish. Next, Island No.4 offers a slice of paradise with its inviting Princess Bay – perfect for sunbathing and savoring a delicious lunch box set. Your aquatic journey peaks at Christmas Point or Namchai Bay near Island No.9, where the coral reefs form an underwater tapestry of breathtaking biodiversity. Above water, Island No.8's Sailing Rock stands as a sentinel to the sea, offering panoramic views for those who ascend its heights. As the day winds down, you’ll cruise back to the pier, your senses delighted by tasty treats and refreshing drinks. The journey concludes as we transport you back to your hotel, leaving you enriched by the day's marine marvels. Ideal for all, this experience promises both relaxation and discovery in one of the world's most exquisite snorkeling locales.

Khao Lak: Similan Islands Snorkeling Day Trip w/Meals

6. 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/Khao Lak: Similan Islands Snorkeling Tour

7. From Phuket/Khao Lak: Similan Islands Snorkeling Tour

Discover the beauty of the Smilian Islands on a snorkeling day tour. Experience the beauty of the underwater world with stops at locations like Koh Miang, Koh Payu, and Koh Bangu, with food provided throughout the day. Start with pickup from your hotel in Phuket or Khao Lak and travel Khao Lak pier by air-conditioned minivan. Be welcomed by your crew and enjoy a light breakfast with coffee and tea. Choose your snorkeling gear and listen to a short briefing before a 90-minute cruise to the Similan Islands. Travel first to Koh Miang where you can enjoy the beautiful views of the white sand contrasting with the vibrant blue waters of the ocean. If you are lucky, you can spot Nicobar flying foxes and Nicobar pigeons. Next, stop at Koh Payu which is an ideal spot for snorkeling thanks to its extensive hard and soft corals. Spot a variety of colourful species of fish which can be found swimming among the vibrant coral reefs. After a short cruise, arrive at Ko Bangu, the northernmost island of the Similan Islands. Explore the eastern part of the island at Breakfast Bend, home to thriving sealife which is laden with sea fans, staghorn growths, and coral outcrops. Take a break on a tranquil, secluded, white-sand beach on Koh Similan. Savor a delicious seafood lunch box on the beach as you take in the beauty of your surroundings. After lunch, you can hike up to the lookout point at Sailing Rock, which is a huge rock formation on the upper part of the beach. Finally, relax on the return journey to the pier in Khao Lak. After hopping off the boat, you can enjoy a light meal before being returned back to your hotel in Phuket or in the Khao Lak area.

From Khao Lak: Similan VIP Speedboat Day Trip

8. From Khao Lak: Similan VIP Speedboat Day Trip

- 06:30 AM Pick up from your hotel and transfer to our private pier by minivan (5-30 min depending on your hotel location). Check in at the pier, meet your guide, choose your snorkeling equipment. Enjoy a complimentary local breakfast. - 07:30 AM Departure from the pier to Koh Similan National Park (1h30 min*). - 1st stop: Princess bay, island n. 4, relax on the beach, swim, walk around the island to Honey Moon Bay (1h30). - 1st snorkeling session around islands n. 4-5-6 from our VIP speedboat (45 min) - Lunch break on island n.4. - 2nd stop: Island n. 8, relax on the beach, walk to the viewpoint, take a picture (1h20). - 2nd snorkeling session around islands n. 7-8-9 from our VIP speedboat (45 min). - 16:00 Arrival at the pier and enjoy some refreshments before heading back. - Transfer back to your hotel by minivan. *when sea conditions are favorable

Phuket: Similan Island Full-Day Trip by Speedboat with Meals

9. Phuket: Similan Island Full-Day Trip by Speedboat with Meals

Spend the day in a tropical paradise on a speedboat cruise from Phuket to the Similan Islands. Swim and snorkel at spots like Payu Island and Ba-ngu Island, explore Miang Island on foot, and climb to a viewpoint on Similan Island. Enjoy Thai cuisine during a buffet lunch and other meals. Itinerary 05:00 Pickup from Phuket South area 06:00 Pickup from Phuket Central area 07:00 Pickup from the Khao Lak area 08:00 Arrive and check in at the pier with enjoy your light breakfast 09:00 Depart for Similan Island 10:20 Arrive at Miang Island (Koh 4) for walking across the island or snorkeling and swimming 11:30 Enjoy the buffet lunch 12:00 Depart to Pay Island (Koh 7) snorkeling and swimming 13:00 Depart to Ba-ngu (Koh 9) 14:00 Arrive at Similan Island (Koh 8) relax on the beach or climb the viewpoint at Sailing Rock 15:00 Time to depart back to the pier 16:30 Relax and enjoy with snack, fresh fruit, and drink at the pier then transfer to your hotel *The tour program is subject to change without prior notice due to sea and weather conditions

From Phuket: Similan Islands Day Trip

10. From Phuket: Similan Islands Day Trip

06.00 AM. Pick up from your hotel in service area to our pier. 08.00 AM. Arrive the pier. Check in and have breakfast and get information by professionals local tour guide. 09.00 AM. Departure from the pier to Similan Island. 10.20 AM. Arrive Similan Island no.8 visit to view point "Sailing Rock" walking sightseeing swimming or relax on the beach. Visit to Similan Island no.9 first point snorkelling. and no.7 second point snorkelling. 01.20 PM. Arrive to Similan Island no.4 enjoy Thai Lunch Box Set after relax island no.4 there are wonderful 2 beaches that you can walk around sightseeing swimming or snorkelling. 03.00 PM. Departure from Similan Island to the pier. 04.30 PM. Arrive back to the pier relax enjoy with snack, drinks and then transfer back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Similan Islands

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 584 reviews

This tour was AWESOME! We were given breakfast, lunch, as well as free water, softdrinks, and bananas during the day, and pineapple and watermelon in the afternoon. We even got a goodie bag with snacks for the ride home! The islands are truly beautiful and we had plenty of time at every stop so we did not feel rushed at all. The tour guide JJ was super funny and made everyone feel welcome. I cannot recommend this tour enough!

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 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!

Snorkeling swimming with turtles the little hikes and a good group