Reggae Queen snorkeling liveaboard

Reggae Queen guests

Reggae Queen snorkeling liveaboard 3 days 3 nights to the Surin Islands, Koh Bon and Koh Tachai Once again this season the Reggae Queen has been getting rave reviews. “Hello Paul, Our trip on the Reggae Queen was great! Ralph had everything down to a pat – food was delicious, the cabins were clean and we definitely felt that we were in good hands. We don’t have photos of our own Read More …

Surin Islands coral reef photos

Surin Islands reef

Surin Islands coral reef Photos from the Surin Islands, Phang Nga, Thailand Here are a few lovely photos taken by our friend Marco Colombo. He went to the Surin Islands last April 2016 on a two day one night package. He stayed in a tent on the Surin Islands. It’s one of the cheapest ways to stay and snorkel on the islands. Marco loved the simple island life and wished that he’d Read More …

Reviews of snorkeling liveaboards

Reggae Queen guests

Reviews of snorkeling liveaboards Here are two more positive reviews from two of the best liveaboard boats for snorkeling from Khao Lak to the Similan Islands and Surin Islands. I know I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again, the liveaboards are the best way to see the Similan and Surin islands and escape the day trippers. These boats run from November to April when the national parks are Read More …

Surin Islands camping tip

Surin islands accommodation - tents on the beach

Surin Islands camping feedback If you are planning on staying in a tent on the Surin or Similan Islands here is some feedback from a recent visitor. Dear Paul, I enjoyed my stay at Surin very much. The transport was perfect (timely, very good cars, good drivers, very helpful), the team was great, the snorkeling trips really great , and the food good! The only point for improvement are the Read More …

Similan Liveaboards Dive and Snorkel

Snorkeling with a whale shark

Similan Islands snorkeling and diving boats Some liveaboard boats that visit the Similan and Surin Island national marine parks are predominately geared towards scuba divers with snorkelers being considered just non divers. There are also a few liveaboards that cater exclusively for snorkelers, they carry no scuba tanks, MV Sawan is a good example. A few boats cater to divers and snorkelers equally. They are ideal for couples with mixed Read More …

Oktavia snorkeling liveaboard photos

Oktavia guests

Oktavia snorkeling liveaboard photos UPDATE 2021: This liveaboard has ceased operations Here are a few photos from the popular Oktavia snorkeling liveaboard. This is probably the friendliest boat in Thailand, everyone comes back raving about the crew. You can either do a 2 day 2 night trip to the Similan Islands, a 3 day 2 night trip to Koh Tachai, Koh Bon and Richelieu Rock or a 5 night trip to all the Read More …

MV Sawan Snorkeling Liveaboard Review

Sawan snorkeling liveaboard

Sawan snorkeling liveaboard review This feedback from Lydia who went snorkeling with Sawan (aka Reggae Queen) to Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Surin this February. We had a fabulous time. Lovely itinerary with lots of snorkelling, trips to the islands, visits to the Monken.  Great boat with lovely staff and fantastic food. Will go again when in Thailand. For more info on these excellent 3 day 3 night trips out Read More …