Koh Racha Yai snorkeling tours

Racha Yai Island day trips

Choose one of these tours to Raya Yai

Racha Yai and Coral Island day trip

  • Speedboat day trip to Racha Yai Island
  • Plus Coral Island
  • Lunch at Kahung beach
  • Just 30 minutes from south Phuket by speedboat.
  • Available all year round.
  • Racha Yai tour >>

Snorkeling at Racha Yai

Private island hopping

  • Private speedboat for small groups.
  • Full day or half day charter.
  • Racha Yai, Racha Noi and Coral Island.
  • Dodge the crowds, go at your own pace.
  • Private speedboat tour >>

Racha Yai snorkeling

Racha Yai Discover SCUBA

  • Racha Yai is the perfect place to try diving.
  • One day trip with “Discover Scuba Diving.”
  • PADI Dive Instructor supervised.
  • No diving experience necessary.
  • Price:  4,900 baht per adult
  • Discover Scuba Diving Phuket >>


Snorkeling island close to Phuket

Racha Island is close to Phuket (25 minutes by speedboat from Chalong Bay) and the granite island is surrounded by clear water with large schools of fish.

Fish that you can see include schools of sergeant major, snapper, fusilier, titan trigger fish, clown fish (Nemo), lion fish, parrot fish, banner fish, moorish idols, trumpet fish  and much more.

Crocodile longtoms swim just below the surface, blue spotted sting rays and flatfish try to hide on the sandy bottom.

There are several varieties of hard coral including brain, cabbage, plate, leaf and stag horn coral. Plus sea fans, sea whips, anemones, sea stars, sea cucumbers and spiny sea urchins.

Eagle eyed snorkelers should also be able to spot moray eels, mantis shrimps, garden eels, blennies, gobies, nudibranchs and scorpion fish.

Speedboat Siam Bay restaurant Speedboat charter Racha Yai

4 thoughts on “Racha Yai snorkeling & tours”

  1. Need pick up and return to cruiseship for day snorkeling tour, arriving on 5 March, 2018, Sapphire Princess cruise ship in Phuket ( no idea if it is tendered or dock).
    Ship will arrive at 9am and depart at 6pm.
    Any snockeling tour that is close to port, with less travel time and cheaper will be desirable. Must return to Phuket cruiseship passengers drop off-peak up location by 4pm to be safe and not late.

  2. Hi, Can I do swallow snorkel as I can’t go deep water. If I am staying near Nai-Harn Beach, how far to go to Koh Racha Yai snorkeling ? Is there a guide ca n go along with you to snorkel if one of my friend can’t swim well?

    Appreciate your advise and great help.

    Look forward to your reply.

    Thanks & Regards Judy Ow Yeong

    1. The Racha Yai tour departs from Chalong pier Phuket, which is about 15 minutes drive from Naiharn beach. The speedboat journey is 30 minutes.
      A guide will help you with snorkeling. If you cannot swim you can wear life jackets for buoyancy.

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