2 day 1 night Similan and Koh Bon
Join with the dive boat for the chance to see manta rays
South Siam 3 liveaboard is primarily a dive boat but non divers can also join.
Koh Bon can be a good place to snorkel with manta rays but please note that there are no land/beach excursions on this tour. Snorkeling guides are not provided, snorkelers can jump in where the divers are diving if the cruise director deems conditions suitable. Koh Bon has deep water and can have strong currents. Manta ray sightings are common but not guaranteed. If you don’t see mantas you will see a lot of blue water because the reefs are Koh Bon are deep.
We only recommend this tour if you are a mixed snorkeler/diver group.
Cabins are twin share with either two single beds or a large double bed. They are air conditioned. Bathrooms are shared, showers have hot water.
The food served on board is delicious and plentiful.
A night relaxing on board the boat at the Similan Islands is a wonderful experience.
Schedule and Itinerary
Schedule and Itinerary
Trips run twice per week from late October to early May (the Similan Islands national park is closed from 15 May to 15 October. The island of Koh Bon is part of the Similan national park).
Depart Tuesday – return Wednesday
Depart Saturday – return Sunday
You will be picked up from your hotel at around 6.30-7.30 hrs (depending on hotel location) and transferred by air con minibus to the pier near Khao Lak. Then a speedboat will take you to the Similan Islands to join the boat that you will be spending the night on.(Speedboat crossing approx 1.2 hrs).
You will then have two beautiful days in the Similan Islands natioanl park to snorkel, swim and relax.
All meals are served on board buffet style.
On your last day you will depart the Koh Bon at about 15.00 hrs and transfer by speedboat back to Thap lamu pier, then by minibus back to your hotel. Guests staying in Khao Lak will return at about 17.30 hrs. Phuket based guests will arrive back at their hotel at about 19.00 hrs.
Non diver/snorkeler: 9,900 baht per person (based on twin sharing)
Diver: 12,900 baht per certified diver** (based on twin sharing)
Price includes: All meals, accommodation in twin share cabins, round trip transfers from Phuket hotels and central Khao Lak hotels.*
Not included: National Park entrance fees (500 baht per snorkeler / 900 baht per diver), snorkeling equipment (100 baht per day). towels.
One extra night: Add 3,000 baht per snorkeler / 4,000 baht per diver
*Free land transfers by shared minibus are provided from hotels on Phuket Island in the areas of Kata beach, Karon beach, Patong beach and Chalong. Transfers are also free of charge from Nangthong beach and Bangniang beach in Khao Lak. Transfer fees may be charged for other areas. Transfers cannot be provided from private addresses or AirBnBs.
Note: This tour is not suitable for children, pregnant women or people over the age of 70.
**Divers must be advanced or deep certified with dives logged within the last 12 months.
Cancellations: Must be made by email from the lead contact to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the event of cancellation the following charges apply:
– 60 days prior to the package or tour date: 30% of total price
– Within 60 days of the package or tour date, or no show: 100% of total price.
Weather Policy: This is an all weather tour and still runs if it is raining in the morning. The tour will be cancelled if the forecast is for rough sea unsafe for small boats. The decision to cancel is made on the morning of the tour by the boat captain and the harbour master, not the passengers. If a trip is cancelled because of bad weather you can reschedule to the next available day. If you cannot reschedule you will be refunded in full.
How to book
Please contact us to check availability and make a booking.