Krabi Similan Islands day tour
Go to the Similan Islands from Krabi
Krabi Similan Islands day trips from Ao Nang or Krabi Town (not Railey beach) are possible from November to April.
However the tours depart from Khao Lak, which is about ninety minutes drive from Ao Nang, and transfers are not included as standard. So if you don’t have your own transport a car will have to be arranged for you.
The price of a private car from Krabi to Khao Lak varies but it’s in the region of 3,000 baht each way so it’s only really worth it if you are a group.
We don’t normally recommend these day trips because they are expensive and involve long transfers with very early starts and late finishes. Personally we would have a relaxing day trip in Phi Phi instead. If you want to visit the Similan Islands it’s best to stay in Khao Lak.
Krabi Similan day trip itinerary would look like this:
6.00 hrs: Hotel pick up in Krabi
8.30hrs: Speedboat to the Similan Islands. Approx 1.2hrs.
10.00-11.00hrs: Enjoy snorkeling at the Similan Islands 5, 6 and 7.
11.00-13.00 hrs. Swimming from the beach at Koh Miang (Similan Island number 4).
13.00-13.45hrs: Snorkeling at Koh Bangu (Similan Island #9)
13.45-15.00 hrs: Explore Koh Similan (island #8). On Koh Similan there is the chance to climb up to the top of sail rock for excellent views across the Similans.
15.00 hrs: Depart the Similan Islandss.
16.30 hrs: Arrive in Khao Lak
19.00 hrs: Arrive Ao Nang