Surin Islands overnight liveaboard

2 day 1 night liveaboard snorkeling at the Surin Islands

Sawan snorkeling liveaboard

Reggae Queen is a dedicated snorkeling liveaboard boat (no scuba divers) with lots of snorkeling at all the best spots plus beach visits, island exploration and more.

  • 2 day 1 night snorkeling cruise to the Surin Islands.
  • Start/Finish Kuraburi (transfers from Khao lak, Phuket, Krabi or Khao Sok)
  • Visit quiet beaches, bays and jungle trails.
  • See the Moken Sea Gypsies at their village in Surin. Learn their culture.

Reggae Queen also has 3 night trips that include Koh Bon and Koh Tachai but this shorter trip is an ideal way to see and snorkel at the Surin Islands if time is limited.

Sawan liveaboard takes a maximum of 16 guests in comfort. There are 7 twin (bunk) cabins accommodating 14 guests plus one master cabin with a double bed for two guests. There are five shared bathrooms.

Schedule & Itinerary


20-23 Oct 2019 (3d3n)
24-25 Oct (2d1n)
25-28 Oct (3d3n)
29 Oct-1 Nov (3d3n)
2-3 Nov (2d1n)
3-6 Nov (3d3n)
7-10 Nov (3d3n)
11-12 Nov (2d1n)
14-19 Nov (6d5n Mergui)
20-23 Nov (3d3n)
24-27 Nov (3d3n)
28-29 Nov (2d1n)
29 Nov-2 Dec (3d3n)
3-6 Dec (3d3n)
7-8 Dec (2d1n)
9-10 Dec (2d1n)

12-17 Dec (6d5n Mergui)
18-21 Dec (3d3n)
22-25 Dec (3d3n)
26-27 Dec (2d1n)

27-30 Dec (3d3n)
31 Dec-3 Jan 2020 (3d3n)
4-5 Jan (2d1n)
6-7 Jan (2d1n)

9-14 Jan (6d5n Mergui)
15-18 Jan (3d3n)
19-22 Jan (3d3n)
23-24 Jan (2d1n)
24-27 Jan (3d3n)
28-31 Jan (3d3n)
1-2 Feb Jan (2d1n)
2-5 Feb (3d3n)
6-9 Feb (3d3n)
10-11 Feb (2d1n)
13-18 Feb (6d5n Mergui)
19-22 Feb (3d3n)
23-26 Feb (3d3n)
27-28 Feb (2dn1)
28 Feb-2 Mar (3d3n)
3-6 Mar (3d3n)
7-8 Mar (2d1n)

9-10 Mar (2d1n)
12-17 Mar (6d5n Mergui)
28-21 Mar (3d3n)
22-25 Mar (3d3n)
26-27 Mar (2d1n)
27-30 Mar (3d3n)
31 Mar-3 Apr (3d3n)
4-5 Apr (2d1n)
5-8 Apr (3d3n)
9-12 Apr (3d3n)
13-14 Apr (2d1n)
14-17 Apr (3d3n)
18-21 Apr (3d3n)
22-23 Apr (2d1n)
23-26 Apr (3d3n)
27-30 Apr (3d3n)
1-2 May (2d1n)
2-5 May (3d3n)
6-9 May (3d3n)
10-11 May (2d1n)


This is a typical itinerary but the itinerary is kept flexible so that the boat can spend more or less time in any area if desired. Each snorkeling session is normally about 1 hour in duration.

Day 1:
The Reggae Queen departs in the early morning of the first day. You will be collected from your Khao Lak resort between 5.00 – 5.30 am (depends where you stay). Transfers from Phuket, Krabi, Khao Sok can also be arranged if you wish (extra charge). The transfer from Khao Lak to Kuraburi Pier will take around 1.5 hrs.

On the cruise to the Surin Islands national park breakfast will be served and you’ll get the chance to meet your fellow snorkeling companions and relax in the shade or on the sundeck. The boat will arrive at Koh Surin at about 11.00 am.

The first snorkel spot we explore is “Jack Bay”, a young reef with a great variety of colourful corals. Snorkeling stops are usually for an hour at a time. While you are underwater exploring, the crew will prepare lunch for you on the boat. After lunch the second snorkel stop is north of Jack Bay. Waters here are a bit deeper and with a bit of luck we might spot turtles, sharks or even eagle rays.

Next stops are “Chong Kad Bay” and “Turtle Bay”. Here you will find a perfect underwater world with intact hard and soft corals and a variety of marine life that leaves no room for boredom. After that you will have time to recap your snorkel experience with your fellow snorkeling companions, relax on the sundeck, read or take a nap.

Around 6.00 pm we get ready for our last snorkel session of the day. During the last light of the day the fish are most active on the reef. They come out to eat before the sun sets which gives us the chance to see an unbelievably large variety of fish.
Dinner will be served on board in the evening, time to relax with a drink.


Day 2:
Wake up for a delicious breakfast served on board at 7.00 am.
The first snorkel session (1 hour) will be right after breakfast. Huge coral blocks in crystal clear waters are waiting for us. After that we heading onto one of the islands and visiting the Moken village (Sea Gypsies). Take a look around the village and see what island life is like for this sea faring folk.

Reggae Queen tender

Afterwards our traditional Moken taxi will take us to ‘Kra Thing Bay’. From here follow a short trail across the island to ‘Mai Ngam Bay’ for some relaxing time on the beach and swimming from shore. We might be lucky and can play with baby sharks in the mangroves.

Now it is time to say goodbye to beautiful Surin Islands. Around 13.00 we will weigh anchor and cruise back. Lunch will be served onboard on the way. We will arrive in Kuraburi at approximately 5.00 pm. The transfer back to Khao Lak will take about 90 minutes, so you should be back to your resort by 6.30 pm.

*Itinerary is guide and may change.

Reggae Queen



Standard twin cabin: 9,990 8,492 baht per adult, 6,990 5,942 baht per child (5-11 years)

Price includes: food, fruits, water, soft drinks, quality snorkeling gear, transfers to/from the boat from hotels in Khao Lak.

Not included: Alcoholic drinks (available for purchase on board), national park entrance fees (600 baht per adult/300 baht per child), towels, transfers from Phuket or Krabi (please ask us for prices).

Master cabin surcharge: 1,200 baht per person

Single cabin surcharge: 3,500 baht

Note: This tour is not suitable for children younger than 5 or adults over 75 years old.



Sawan liveaboard takes a maximum of 16 guests in comfort. There are 7 twin (bunk) cabins accommodating 14 guests plus one master cabin with a double bed for two guests. There are five shared bathrooms.

Cabins are fan cooled.

Cabins have limited storage space. Reggae Queen does not have space for big bags. You can store luggage at the office in Khao Lak.

Sawan master cabin
master cabin
Sawan twin cabin
twin cabin
Sawan twin cabin

Boat spec

Boat specifications

Reggae Queen snorkeling liveaboard layout

LOA: 21m
Beam: 4.3m
Engines: 2 x Hino diesel
Cruising speed: 12 knots
Max guests: 18
Guest cabins: 9
Bathrooms: 5
Crew: Captain, Engineer, 2 deck hands, tourleader/guide
Dinghy: 4.7m with 30hp Yamaha outboard
Safety: Lifejackets, MFA kit, emergency O2, Fire Extinguishers, VHF radio, mobile phone.


How to book

How to book

Please contact us to check availability and make a booking.

    Koh Tachai snorkeling liveaboard Reggae Queen
    Sawan guests
    sawan main deck
    Snorkeler ring
    Surin Island
    Monitor lizards at Surin
    Turtle by the shore
    Turtle in a barrel sponge
    Turtle and snorkeler
    Reggae Queen guests
    Reggae Queen guests
    Reggae Queen guests

    Photos from past trips: 

    March 2016March 2015 | Jan 2015Nov 2014 |March 2014 | Jan 2013 | Nov-Dec 2012