Surin Islands Siam Adventure
Day trip with snorkeling by speedboat
Surin Islands snorkeling day trip
- North and south Surin islands
- Early start to beat the other boats
- Snorkeling at different reefs
- Amazing beaches
- Visit the Moken village
- Maximum 32 people on the boat. (A minimum of 12 guests is confirmed to operate this tour).
- Hotel pick up from Khao Lak or Phuket.
The beaches are beautiful and the shallow hard coral reefs are very accessible. If you’re lucky you’ll see black tip reef sharks. Turtles and eels can also be spotted, along with all the usual colourful reef fish. Your snorkeling guide should also be able to find Nemo for you.
This tour runs every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
A minimum of 15 guests is confirmed to operate this tour.
You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred by air con minibus to the pier which is close to Khao Lak.
Guests staying in Phuket hotels will be picked up at about 5.00-6.00 hrs.
Guests staying in Khao Lak hotels will be picked up at about 6.00-6.45 hrs.
*the itinerary is subject to change.
Prices from Khao Lak
Price: 4,100 baht per adult / 2,870 baht per child (4-12 years)
Price includes: National park fees, snorkeling equipment, snorkeling guide, picnic lunch (Thai food) on the beach, round trip hotel transfers*, accident insurance.
*Hotel pick ups and transfers: Free two way transfers are provided by shared minivan service from hotels in Khao Lak main beaches. Extra fees may be charged for other areas. Transfers cannot be provided from private addresses / airbnb’s.
Add 400 baht per person for transfers from Phuket hotels.
Restrictions: These speedboat tours are not suitable for infants 3 years old and under, or for pregnant women and the elderly over 70 years of age. This tour is also not recommended for anyone with back injuries, heart illnesses or other serious health issues.
In the event of cancellation by you the following charges apply:
– 7 days or more prior to the package or tour date: 30% of total price
– Within 7 days 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’s raining in the morning. Tours are cancelled if rough sea unsafe for small boats is forecast. 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 due to bad weather you can choose to reschedule or take a full refund.
What to expect
These Surin Island snorkeling tours are by speed boat and are available from November until the end of April. They include national park entrance fees, snorkeling gear and transfers from Khao Lak hotels. Transfers can be arranged from Phuket hotels for a surcharge.
There are fewer boats traveling to the Surin Islands than to the Similan Islands on day trips.
- The boats are not over crowded and the guides will try to avoid mooring near other boats to avoid crowds.
- The boats are a modern glass fiber design with new fuel efficient 4 stroke engines. They are quieter and cleaner than other boats.
- Life jackets are provided (kids sizes available). Accident insurance is included in the price.
- Mask, snorkel and fins are provided (many boats only offer mask and snorkel).
- Your guides will be in the water with you for supervision and to point out cool stuff.
Did you know?
The Moken are thought to have lived a nomadic life on the coastal seas of South East Asia for around 4,000 years.
There are now only around 2,000 Moken free roaming the Mergui Archipelago, down from around 10,000 15 years ago.
Pressures from a degraded ocean environment, government restrictions and the expansion of the tourism and the fishing industry have seen many Moken communities forced into a “civilized” life reliant on working in tourism or on fishing trawlers for survival.
The ocean roaming Moken of the Mergui Archipelago still spend most of their lives on traditional Kabang boats hollowed from a single tree trunk. These Kabangs have been shown to have exceptional ocean crossing qualities.
Moken children can focus underwater without the use of a mask or goggles. Their eyes adapt at an early age so that their pupils contract rather than dilate as most peoples do.
The Mokens have no word for worry in their language.
Surin Islands overnight
Please ask us about 2 days 1 night and 3 days 2 nights packages that include accommodation in national park tents, transfers, all meals and snorkeling excursions.