Snorkeling liveaboards in Thailand

Snorkeling liveaboards to the Similan Islands, Surin Islands and Phi Phi Islands

Join a snorkeling liveaboard and see the best marine life that Thailand’s Andaman sea has to offer. Stay on board a boat for 1,2,3 or more nights. Get to the places that the day trip boats can’t go and avoid the crowds. You can go as part of a join in tour or charter a boat for your group. We have boats dedicated to snorkelers and boats where snorkelers and divers join together. We have low budget boats and luxury liveaboards. Have a look at the selection below or ask us for our expert advise.

Choose one of these liveaboard tours:

3 days 3 nights

MV Sawan (aka Reggae Queen) to the Surin Islands, Koh Tachai & Koh Bon

  • 18,500 baht per person
  • November to April.

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Dedicated to snorkelers (no divers on this boat). A simple boat with a relaxed vibe. The best all round itinerary and the only boat to visit the Moken sea gypsies at Surin.

Regular sightings of mantas at Koh Bon and Koh Tachai. Leopard sharks and reef sharks at the Surin Islands.

Departs every Wednesday from Kuraburi and Sunday from Khao Lak. Transfers possible from Phuket or Krabi.

Koh Tachai snorkeling liveaboard Reggae Queen

2 days 2 nights

MV Oktavia to the Similan Islands marine park

  • 10,725 baht per person
  • November to April

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Takes divers and snorkelers and caters to them equally. Dedicated snorkeling guides. and lots of trips to the beaches.

A big, comfortable boat. Good for solo travelers, couples or families. Perfect boat for mixed diver/snorkeler couples or for snorkelers who fancy trying diving once.

Departs Khao Lak, transfers possible from Phuket.

Oktavia snorkeling liveaboard

3 days 2 nights

MV Oktavia to Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock

  • 16,125 baht per person
  • November to April.

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More chance of big fish but less time on the beach. The 2 day Similan trip is suitable for anyone whereas the 3 day Koh Bon, Tachai, Richelieu trip is for good swimmers who are comfortable snorkeling in open water. Koh Bon and Koh Tachai are where encounters with mantas are most likely and Richelieu Rock is known for whale sharks.

Departs from Khao Lak.

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5 days 6 nights

SY Amadeus cruising to Phi Phi, Ko Lanta, Ko Rok, Ko Muk, Ko Haa, Ko Racha

  • 46,000 baht per person
  • November to May.

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Sailing and snorkeling cruise to some of the most beautiful islands in the Andaman sea. A dream vacation. One of the few “join in” sailing options. (Most yachts are only available for charter). Just 8 guests in 4 cabins.

Sails from Phuket to Phi Phi Islands, Koh Lanta, Koh Muk, Koh Rok, Koh Haa, Racha Islands and back to Phuket.


5 days 6 nights

SY Diva Andaman to Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock

  • 83,460 baht per person
  • November to April

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This exquisite vessel will sweep you over the Andaman sea in the utmost luxury. Visit all the best places in style. Beautiful cabins, the best food and 5 star service.

Departs from Khao Lak every Sunday evening.

Diva Andaman

5 days 5 nights

MV Oktavia to Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock

  • 20,925 baht per person
  • November to April

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2 days at the Similan islands then 3 days at Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock. All the best dive and snorkel sites. Beach excursions at Similan and Koh Tachai. (There are no beaches at Koh Bon and Richelieu Rock).

Departs Khao Lak, transfers possible from Phuket.

2 days 2 night

MV Giamani to the Phi Phi Islands

  • 15,750 baht per person
  • May to August.

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Phi Phi Islands without  the crowds. Giamani takes just 10 guests. Two nights to Phi Phi or three nights including uninhabited Racha Noi Island. Also suitable for divers or those who want to try diving.

Departs from Phuket.

Giamani liveaboard at Phi Phi