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Best Snorkeling Tours in Thailand

Snorkeling in Thailand is almost every divers dream! A Southeast Asian country known for its tropical beaches, Thailand offers clear blue-green waters, with some picturesque locations and stunning views! A world-class Snorkeling destination, the surrounding islands in Thailand offer a wide variety of snorkeling spots. It has a long luxurious coastline and a rich & vibrant underwater life!

The lush tropical coast and the colorful coral gardens make Thailand no less than a diver’s paradise, and one of the topmost snorkeling and diving spots in the World! This is why Snorkeling is usually on the top of the list of ‘Things to do in Thailand’. There are plenty of places to visit in Thailand, but whether you’re a first-time diver or a professional diver - Phi Phi, Koh Chang, Koh Larn, Koh Tao and Koh Samui are few of the most popular places to go to for Thailand Snorkeling.

There are islands with shallow waters, stunning corals and mesmerizing aquatic life! From snorkeling safaris to exploring different breeds of fish, Snorkelers will also find exotic varieties of corals like mushroom, cabbage, and brain corals. Do check the weather conditions before booking your Thailand tour package. The best time to snorkel is between November and April, and you must avoid getting in the water during rainy weather and heavy currents.

Popular Packages

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3 Islands Hopping Tour with Snorkeling - Flat 25% off 8 Hrs ₹ 5800 4.0 star View Details
Water Activities at Coral Island, Phuket - Flat 15% off 9 Hrs ₹ 3550 4.0 star View Details
Pattaya Coral Island Tour with Speed Boat Flat 20% off 5 Hrs ₹ 750 5.0 star View Details
Tour to James Bond Island - Flat 28% off 9 Hrs ₹ 2897 5.0 star View Details
Raya Islands Tour near Phuket Flat 20% 8 Hrs ₹ 2380 3.0 star View Details
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    About the Activity:- Take a day out and hop on to most amazing 3 islands of the Pattaya. Get picked up at 8 in morning- Start off at Koh Pai to stroll down undisturbed natural beaches and a relaxing swim. After this, visit Koh Rin – one of Thailand's best diving and snor...

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    Water activities in Phuket!Phuket has been granted very beautiful beaches and exotic marine life by Mother Nature. Experience the amazing pristine beaches and marine life. Raya and coral islands are untouched and secluded islands in Phuket, you can find crystal clear wat...

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    Water sporting in one of the most beautiful islands of Pattaya.An adventurous day with the surroundings that will turn your day into one of the most exciting and thrilling experiences of your life. Relax and travel to the mesmerizing and beautiful Koh Larn Coral Island, ...

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    About the Activity:If you love the James Bond movies, then you will definitely love to tour this place.Embark on this amazing tour of Khao Tapoo Island, also known as  James Bond Island, and get a chance to witness the places, where James Bond movies were shot.Get picked...

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    A day in the beautiful islands of Phuket.Phuket is considered to be one of the most beautiful places in Thailand with its sandy vast beaches, mountains and serene surroundings. Raya Island or Racha island is considered one of the finest and one of the most beautiful isla...

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    Trang Island Hopping Tour from Koh Lanta, Krabi Flat 30% off
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    Experience tranquillity at the Islands!Trang Islands are the emerging hot favourite tourist destinations in Thailand. This tour covers the main four islands among the group of Trang Islands. As they are in the developing state, the Trang Islands is the perfect place to e...

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    Thailand is as beautiful from the sea as it is on the land. Your trip to Thailand is incomplete without a day in a Luxury Thai Cruise over the sea. We’ve got you the perfect package.Factual InformationThis is a Luxury Cruise ride with one of a kind experiences. The Luxur...

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    A tour of the most beautiful island.It is time to finally go to the locations we have all seen in various magazines. Phi Phi islands are considered to be one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Phi Phi Islands gives you a wonderful opportunity to take in the maje...

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    Sunrise on an island!Explore the beautiful Phi Phi island along with Bamboo island and many other scenic places. The best part about this premium experience is that you get to enjoy a beautiful sunrise while you are amidst the majestic limestone mountains and ravishing i...

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    A party, time-out on a sea.Have an amazing day filled with swimming in the sea, DJ, finger biting food, snorkeling and much more. HYPE concept is a beach club at the sea on a big stylish Catamaran (a muti-hulled watercraft) featuring comfortable sunlounger day beds and a...

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    A speed boat adventure!Fly past the beautiful and grand Phi Phi islands, famous for its grandeur and beauty that will surely take your breath away and give you an everlasting sense of calmness and serenity. Relax at the soulful locations such as Ao Ling (Monkey Bay), Hin...

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    h14 Hours

    A day of the nine islands.If you love exploring islands and swimming, snorkeling, etc. and have a knack for adventure, then have a day out for adventure, one of the best snorkeling experiences while you reach to Similan Islands. Here, you will be able to see world famous...

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    About the Activity:This boat trip will take you to the famous Phang Nga island near Phuket which will obviously be a beautiful experience you could expect while you are in Thailand.Get picked up from your hotel or place of residence around 07:30 AM and reach Ao Por Pier ...

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    About the activity: Experience a relaxing cruise to Phi Phi Islands on your next trip to Thailand; a country that takes your breath away! Get picked up from your hotel in Phuket at 7:30 AM.Begin your cruise from Phuket around 09:00 AM and enjoy a delicious breakfast ...

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Soubhik Kumar

10 May 2019

This was a great activity and one of the most budget friendly options for water sports. There was parasailing, sea walking, jet ski, banana boat ride, water slide, glass bottom boat and snorkeling acti...

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Swapan Kumar

06 May 2019

This experience made my Pattaya visit the most memorable one. The activities were highly organised with staffs taking care of each tourist personally. There were many activities like Parasailing, Sea w...

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Arun kulandaivelu Selvam

22 October 2019

Best experience I had so for ?????????? it was well organised and coordination was outstanding from pickup to drop from hotel providing indian lunch taking to coral island and parasailing ???? everythi...

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Subrata Bhattacharya

25 September 2019

Fabulous experience with bookings through thrillophilia at Pattaya & Bangkok. I had been to Thailand with my family between 13-20/Sep, 2019 and had booked Alcazar show/Underwater World/Coral Island tr...

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GUNDA S V S GUPTA

27 September 2019

"It's really Awesome.. So... nice... We enjoyed a lot.."

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VRISHALI GHATPANDE

15 June 2019

Amazing experience, very well managed tour, do take all activities, it's a great fun, everyone can enjoy.... Few tips for New comers.... 1)wear swimming costume before leaving for tour, @ from your h...

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naman jain

30 September 2019

Me and my wife went on this amazing tour to this island. We enjoyed a lot and overall it was a very pleasant experience. Looking forward to book more tours with Thrillophilia

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Umesh Kumar Sharma

01 August 2019

"wonderful and unforgettable experience. Everything being explained thoroughly and professionalky "

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11 October 2019

It was a fab experience, 5 starts to the team for followup as well as execution of coral island.

What You Should Know More About Snorkeling in Thailand

  • Q. Which beaches are famous for Snorkeling In Thailand?

    1. Nang Yuan, near Koh Tao- Spectacular scenery, unique topography, and pristine white sand beaches, Koh Nang Yuan is perfect for a relaxing day trip. A massive sandbar connects three tiny blocks of land and the shores are full of fish and coral, which makes Nang Yuan perfect for Snorkeling in Thailand! The enticing turquoise water and the picturesque rock setting is no less than perfect for a day trip. 

    Location – 15 minutes by boat from Koh Tao

    2. Maya Bay, Koh Phi Phi- An astoundingly beautiful bay that is sheltered by 100-meter high cliffs on three sides, Maya Bay has several small beaches, which are full of clear white sand, colorful coral and exotic fishes! Sadly it has been closed indefinitely to allow it to recover from the damage caused by millions of tourists, especially after the famous film The Beach was shot here in 1999. According to the reports, it will be closed until mid-2021.

    Location - Koh Phi Phi Le, Ko Phi Phi, Aao Nang, Thailand

    3. Aow Leuk, Koh Tao- Aow Leuk is one of the most popular sites for snorkeling, which is surrounded by white sandy beaches and crystal clear water. Shark Island in the background is one of the most popular sites for Snorkeling in Thailand and is amongst the most beautiful places on Koh Tao. The waters are shallow and perfect for swimming and lounging. You can easily swim to the nearby spot Hin Ngam - a beautiful area for snorkeling with easy and calm waters almost the entire year! 

    Location - Western shore of the Gulf of Thailand

    4. Shark Bay, Koh Tao- The snorkeling spot of Shark Bay, in Koh Tao, is one of the most unique in Thailand. The waters are shallow, just 6 to 12 feet from the seabed, so you can easily spot some blacktip reef sharks. The best time to see the sharks is between 7 am and 10 am. They vary in sizes, with some measuring almost 6 feet, and some measuring 2 to 3 feet. These baby sharks mostly venture into the shallow waters near the shore.

    Location - Bang Bumru, Bang Phlat, Koh Tao,Thailand

  • Q. How long can you breathe underwater with a snorkel?

    You can breathe underwater with a full-face snorkel mask. The mask covers your whole face so that you can breathe through both your nose and mouth. This way breathing is natural and comfortable. On the other hand, you can only breathe through your mouth, with the regular half-face snorkel mask, as long as the tube is above water.

  • Q. Which is the best time to go for Snorkeling in Thailand?

    No matter what time of the year you are visiting Thailand, you will find some great spots for snorkeling and diving all around the year. Though the best time for Thailand Snorkeling is between November to April, just make sure that you’re not going to a region where the rain is hitting hard. Pick an appropriate location for snorkeling according to the weather conditions in the region.

  • Q. Apart from Snorkeling what other activities can be done in Thailand?

    Witness Marine Life at Ocean World Bangkok- Ocean World Bangkok is home to the largest aquarium in the whole of SouthEast Asia! This aquatic wonderland is home to around 30,000 curious-looking species from across the globe.

    Location: Siam Paragon shopping mall, 991 Rama I Rd, Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 
    Timing: Monday – Sunday – 10 am – 9 pm
    Price: Adult – app. 2500 THB
    Child – app. 2200 THB/5160 INR

    Visit Safari World in Bangkok - The Safari World is divided into two areas: one is the open Safari Park where you can drive through and one is the beautiful bird park. Nearby is Marine Park, offering shows, lots of food stalls and plenty of souvenir shops!

    Location: 99 Thanon Panya Intra, Khwaeng Sam Wa Tawan Tok, Khet Khlong Sam Wa, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon
    Timing: Monday – Sunday – 9am – 5pm 
    Price: app. 600 THB/1400 INR 

    Chao Phraya Dinner Cruise in Bangkok- Having a capacity of up to 290 persons, the Chao Phraya Cruise will let you spot some historic temples and landmarks on your left and a live band on the cruise with professional singers on the right! 

    Location: Wat Phraya Krai, Bang Kho Laem, Bangkok 
    Timing: Monday – Sunday – 6:30 – 9:45pm
    Price: Adult – 1000 baht/2345 INR
    Child – 800 THB/1876 INR

    Mangrove Kayak Trip In Krabi- Paddle around in a kayak to the quiet canyons, groves and hidden bays, enjoy a delicious lunch in the calm natural environment or maybe take a full or a half-day tour with the elephants! 

    Location: 120 Tambon Khao Thong, Amphoe Mueang Krabi, Chang Wat Krabi
    Timing: Open 24 hours
    Price – app. 500 THB/1172 INR

    Day out at Dream World Amusement Park in Bangkok- Visit the Dream World with your kids for a fun-filled exciting Sunday – make snow angels in Snow Land or ride a rollercoaster up the Space Mountain and meet Cinderella and Pocahontas- all in one day. 

    Location: Bueng Yitho, Thanyaburi District, Pathum Thani 
    Timing: Monday – Sunday – 10 am – 5 pm
    Price: app. 650 THB/1524 INR

    Enjoy Water Activities At Coral Island or Koh Hae in Phuket- Go for a Snorkeling day trip to the Coral Islands, which features two main beaches, Long Beach and Banana Beach, full of thrilling underwater creatures and some of the most attractive corals in Thailand! 

    Location: Island in Rawai, Thailand
    Timing: Daytime
    Price: 1000 THB/2345 INR

    Island Hopping with Snorkeling in Pattaya- The best beaches for snorkeling and diving are on the islands just off the coast of Pattaya. Some of them are- Koh Phai, Koh Lan, Ko Krok, Koh Rin. 

    Location: On the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand
    Timing: Daytime
    Price: 1000 THB/2345 INR

    A Tour to James Bond Island/Khao Phing Kan- As the name suggests, James Bond Island got onto the international tourist map through its starring role in a James Bond movie and the entire area surrounded by limestone cliffs is indeed spectacular.

    Location: Phang Nga Bay northeast of Phuket
    Timing: Daytime
    Price: starting from 1200 THB/2815 INR

  • Q. How deep do you go when snorkeling?

    An average depth of around less than 2 meters with 12-15 inch tube in the shallow reefs is considered to be the norm for snorkelers. Deeper reefs can also be explored, but if you want to explore the waters underneath, try getting a scuba certification.

  • Q. Does snorkeling need training?

    Snorkeling in Thailand costs cheaper as compared to popular spots in Europe and the Mediterranean. It doesn't require any certification or tanks & other expensive equipment like diving suits or regulators. The general assumption seems to be that if you can swim and breathe, you can snorkel. 

    On the other hand, professional Scuba diving needs certification. It allows you to breathe underwater, while snorkeling allows you to breathe while you are on the surface with your face down.

  • Q. What are the basic precautions to be taken care of?

    -Snorkeling in Thailand costs low so you can afford to buy good quality Snorkel equipment. Please don’t rent the cheapest equipment!

    -Learn how to fit a mask & prevent fogging. You need to get a dry snorkel and fins that fit properly. 

    -Practice with your gear first. Learn basic snorkeling skills to stay away from hazards. 

    -After eating, get enough rest and stay hydrated. But say no to alcohol.

    -If you feel you are not 100 % fit, have a cold or got sunstroke, please wait until you are healthy again. 

    -Last, but not the least, always protect your skin with a good sunscreen lotion!

  • Q. What things/tips should I know before going for Snorkeling activity in Thailand?

    -Choose your first location carefully. Like, Koh Tao in Thailand has shallow and calm water most of the year. Also, make sure to start from a beach - not a boat!

    -Find a snorkel buddy and do not snorkel alone. Beaches like Aow Leuk and Shark Bay have blacktip reef sharks. It is safe enough but you can’t afford to panic in the water. You need to be confident and calm! 

    -Check the marine weather forecast before entering into the water. Though Thailand has good weather conditions throughout the year, there are months of heavy rainfall. It’s better to avoid snorkeling or diving if you’re an acrophobic.

    -Never touch the corals and stay close to the reef when you’re snorkeling in Thailand. Beaches such as Marina Bay have been shut for an indefinite period because of the millions of tourists visiting every year.

  • Q. What are the best places for snorkeling in Thailand?

    1. Surin Islands- The Surin Islands are 5 dreamlike islands full of treasures such as colorful corals, white sand, and unique underwater species. Thailand snorkeling is best enjoyed at the Surin Islands, which is unspoiled and is undoubtedly one of the best spots for Snorkeling.

    Best Places to Snorkel - Koh Surin Nuea, Mai Ngam and Koh Surin Tai
    Location - Island in Ko Phra Thong, Thailand, 100 km north of Khao Lak
    Cost -Child – app. 3000 THB
    Adult – app. 4000 THB

    2. Phi Phi Islands- One of the world's most abundant coral reef systems, Phi Phi holds plentiful white sand and the most astounding underwater life out of all the islands. Tour operators supply all the equipment - i.e., fins and masks - if you book a package trip, or you can also rent them from the dive operators.

    Best Places to Snorkel - Maya Bay, Loh Sama, Hin Klang, Monkey Beach
    Location - between the large island of Phuket and the Straits of Malacca coast 
    Cost – approx. 3200 THB

    3. Similan Islands- The National Treasure of Thailand, Similan Islands inhabit some of the rarest and most endangered species of marine. Similan Islands Marine National Park is home to nine islands with crystal clear turquoise water and white sand beaches.

    Best Places to Snorkel – Island 4 to island 9
    Location – part of Phang Nga Province in the south of Thailand - 84 km NW of Phuket
    Cost - Adult – app. 3200 THB

    4. Koh Tao- Take a boat trip around the island to combine snorkeling and sightseeing. The water is shallow and calm most of the year, which is suitable for both adults and children. You can also walk or kayak around the island and spend some silent time with the sea turtles! Species such as parrotfish, angelfish, blacktip reef shark, and triggerfish can be easily spotted!

    Best Places to Snorkel - Aow Leuk, Mango Bay, Shark Bay, Tanote Bay, etc.
    Location – part of Chumphon Archipelago on the western shore of the Gulf of Thailand
    Cost - Adult – app. 850 THB

    5. Racha & Coral Islands- Take a day trip from Phuket to explore the spectacular tropical islands - Racha and Coral! Spend the morning on Racha Island before heading to Coral Island, where you can enjoy a delectable Thai buffet lunch. Swim or Snorkel in the clear blue seas or simply walk and relax on the pristine white sand under the tallest of palm trees. You can also enjoy activities such as banana boating and parasailing on these beautiful islands.

    Best Places to Snorkel – Racha Yai and Racha Noi
    Location - Batok Bay, Racha Yai Island 44 Rawai, Muang Phuket 
    Cost - Adult – app. 830 THB