Similan Islands snorkeling day trip
A premium tour by speedboat
Koh Similan one day tour
- Passenger numbers are less than on other boats. Max 30 passengers on a 3 engine boat (other boats take 50+).
- Early start to beat the crowds.
- Guides try to avoid the other boats as much as possible. No fixed itinerary.
- Guides spend more time in the water with snorkelers.
- Snorkeling equipment includes fins (most tours just provide mask and snorkel).
- A day trip for independent travelers, not package tours.
Similan Islands tours are available daily from November to April.
Every trip is different depending on tides, weather, sea conditions, other boats etc.
You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred by air con minibus to the pier at Ban Nam Kem, Khao Lak.
Guests staying in Phuket hotels will be picked up at 0540-0640 hrs (depending on hotel location). Guests staying in Khao Lak hotels will be picked up at 0630-0700 hrs.
0730 hrs: The speedboat journey to the Similan Islands takes about 90 minutes.
1500 hrs: Depart the Similan Islands for Khao Lak pier, arriving at about 1630 hrs.
Guests staying in Khao Lak will be back at their hotel at about 1800 hrs. Arrive back at Phuket hotels around 1900 hrs.
Prices from Khao Lak
Price: 3,700 baht per adult / 2,300 baht per child (4-12 years)
Price includes: National park fees, snorkeling equipment, snorkeling guide, lunch box (Thai food), round trip hotel transfers*, accident insurance.
Important: From Oct 2018 visitor numbers into the Similan Islands marine park will be restricted. New rules require tour operators to provide passport details of all visitors in advance.
Please book early and provide us, for each participant:
Date of birth:
You should also bring a copy of your passport face page with you on the tour.
Please note that all bookings for Similan Islands tours are final, non-refundable, no change of dates, no refund for any reason is possible.
Group discounts (will be applied at checkout):
- 3-4 adults: 100 baht/person discount
- 5-9 adults: 200 baht/person discount
- 9 or more people: Please contact us for group rates
*Hotel pick ups and transfers: Free two way transfers are provided by shared minivan service from hotels in Khao Lak main beaches. Extra fees may be charged for other areas. Transfers cannot be provided from private addresses / airbnb’s.
Add 400 baht per person for transfers from Phuket hotels.
Restrictions: These speedboat tours are not suitable for infants 3 years old and under, or for pregnant women and the elderly over 70 years of age.
In the event of cancellation, the following cancellation charges will be payable: 100% of total price.
All bookings for Similan Islands tours are final, non-refundable, no change of dates, no refund for any reason is possible.
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. 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.
What to expect
The Mu Koh Similan marine national park is made up of 9 islands although three of those are closed to tourists.
The fringing reefs at the Similans are shallow depth with crystal clear water, ideal for snorkeling. Schools of fish are abundant. You can also expect to see turtles, eels, stingrays and much more. Similan island beaches have snow white sand which you will have a chance to dip your toes in during the tour. You can also climb the Sail Rock view point on Koh Similan (island number 8).