Island Hopping Phuket – Private Phuket snorkeling tour
Premium Racha Yai day trip
Private speedboat tour to avoid the crowds
Twin engine speedboat for up to 12 people available for private island hopping tours to the islands around Phuket.
- Designed to miss the other boats to avoid crowds
- Includes beach time on Racha Island
- Can be combined with Coral Island / Banana Beach
- Exclusive transfers, no waiting for others.
- Pick up from any Phuket hotel
- Mask, snorkel and fins provided.
- Excellent local guides. Trained and legally registered.
- Flexible itinerary. Up to you.
Typical Racha Yai day trip itinerary
9.00-10.00 hrs: Pick up from your hotel by air con minivan and transfer to the boat at Chalong Bay.
10.00-10.30 hrs: Meet your guide, briefing and board the speedboat.
10.30 hrs: Depart Chalong Bay for Racha Yai Island. We depart a bit later than the other tours so you can enjoy your breakfast in your resort and we avoid the crowds at the island. It takes about 30 minutes to get to Koh Racha Yai where we select a bay for snorkeling. Your guide will choose the best bay on the day depending on weather conditions and where other boats are.
11.00-12.30 hrs: Morning snorkeling session.
12.30 hrs: Move to the island for lunch ashore. Lunch is either at a small resort on Racha Yai Island, or we arrange a picnic lunch on the beach. We stay on the island until 12.30 hrs so you have time to explore and swim from the beach. The island is small, a short walk in land and you’ll find water buffalo and water monitor lizards.
14.30-17.00 hrs: It’s a short hop (about 20 minutes in the speedboat) to Koh Hae (aka Coral Island). Two hours here to swim, snorkel or chill on the beach. We go to Banana bay away from the package tours.
17.00-17.10 hrs: On the ride back to Phuket we take the scenic route through Koh Ae and Koh Lon.
17.15-18.00 hrs: From Chalong bay we transfer you back to your hotel.
Private Racha Yai Island or Private Racha and Coral Islands
21,000 baht (1 to 6 people)
extra adult 2,900 baht
extra child (4-11 years) 1,450 baht
Price includes: Phuket hotel transfers with exclusive minibus, guide, mask, snorkel, fins, set menu lunch, soft drinks on the boat, towel.
Speedboat tours are not suitable for the elderly over 70 years, infants 3 years or younger, pregnant women or people with back problems.
– 3 days or more prior to the package or tour date: 30% of total price
– Within 3 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
How to book
Please contact us to check availability and book.
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What to expect
Keeping groups small means that we never have to rush and you never feel like you are being herded. It’s how a holiday in Thailand should be, we treat you like we would want to be treated ourselves.
(If you want a cheaper Racha Yai day trip we can book you on a cheap and cheerful tour for just 1,900 baht per person. The downside of cheaper tours is that they are very popular and the boats can be crowded in peak months of November to April).