Banana beach snorkeling
Day trip with snorkeling to Koh Hey (Coral Island)
- Just 15 minutes speedboat ride from Chalong bay Phuket.
- Banana Beach is the best beach on Coral Island.
- Relax on the beach, swim and snorkel in clear water.
- Try some watersports activities like kayaking, parasailing, discover scuba diving, banana boat. Extra charges apply.
The Banana beach tour runs every day and is available all year round subject to weather.
08.30 – 09.30: Pick up from your Phuket hotel and transfer to the small pier in Chalong.
10.00 – 10.15: Speedboat transfer to Koh Hey.
10.20 – 11.00: Snorkeling session from the boat.
A light lunch is served at the Hornbill restaurant on the beach.
In the afternoon you have free and easy time at the beach. Swim, snorkel or participate in activities such as banana boat, kayaking, try SCUBA diving, parasailing (extra charges apply).
16.30 – 16.45: Speedboat back to Chalong bay pier then transfer back to your hotel.
*itinerary subject to change
Price: 1,500 baht per adult / 1,200 baht per child (4-12 years)
Included: Hotel transfers*, lite lunch, drinking water, soft drinks, local guide, beach chair, life jacket, masks and snorkel.
Price excludes other sea sport activities
Prices for extra sea sport activities:
- Discover Scuba Diving (30 minute dive) 2,100 baht
- Parasailing (3 minute round) 1,300 baht
- Banana Boat (15 minutes) 800 baht
- Sea kayak (30 mins) 400 baht
- Clear kayak (30 mins) 800 baht
- Banana swing (3 mins) 300 baht
Extra activities can be paid for in advance, or just pay cash on the day.
If you are a group please contact us for private charter rates.
Hotel pick up and transfers: *Free round trip transfers by shared minivan are provided from Phuket hotels in Patong, Kalim, Kata, Karon, Rawai, Panwa, Phuket Town areas. Hotel transfers from other areas are charged extra. Transfers cannot be provided from private addresses / air bnb’s.
Restrictions: Speedboat tours are not suitable for infants 3 years old and under, or for pregnant women and the elderly over 70 years of age.
In the event of cancellation, the following cancellation charges will be payable:
– 7 days or more prior to the package or tour date: full refund less bank fees.
– 3-6 days prior to the package or tour date: 30% of total price
– Within 72 hours of the package or tour date, or no show: 100% of total price.
Weather Policy: This is an all weather tour and still runs if it is raining in the morning. The tour will be cancelled if the forecast is for rough sea unsafe for small boats. The decision to cancel is made on the morning of the tour by the boat captain and the harbour master. If a trip is cancelled because of bad weather you can reschedule to the next available day. If you cannot reschedule you will be refunded in full.
What to expect
Just 15 minutes speedboat ride from Phuket’s Chalong bay is Koh Hey (Coral Island). The main beach at Coral Island is pretty crowded with tourists but this tour doesn’t go there, instead it goes to a quieter corner of the island called Banana Beach.
Here you can relax on the beach, swim and snorkel in crystal clear water, enjoy the nature of the rain forest or try some other adventure activities like kayaking, parasailing or beginner scuba diving.
This is an ideal tour for couples or families who want a taste of paradise but don’t want to spend all day on a speedboat. It’s better quality than the average Coral Island day trip with modern, uncrowded boats and professional crew.
A delicious lunch served in the Hornbill restaurant (the design is inspired by the birds that can be seen in the trees most afternoons).