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Trip Location: Phuket
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 snorkeling spots and exquisite beaches.
The Similan Islands are a group of picturesque islands with a total area of 140 sq. m, situated in the Andaman sea, 70 km away from Phang Nga province. In ancient Yawi language, the name means ‘nine’ which is the number of the islands. The Similan Islands is one of the best spots for scuba diving in the world. They consist of: 1) Koh Hu Yong 2) Koh Payang 3) Koh Payan 4) Koh Miang 5) Koh Haa 6) Koh Payu 7) Koh Hin Pusar 8) Koh Similan 9) Koh Ba Ngu.
Have a day of experiences, relaxation, adventure and full of beautiful scenics and breathtaking islands. The tour will be of 12 hours filled with adventure and thrill.
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Will we get an English speaking guide?
Yes. There will be an English speaking guide on board. Considering millions of backpackers from English speaking and other European countries, the tour operators and management have decided to give tour guides who could speak fluent English and communicate with tourists comfortably. They are good at narrating historical facts and figures, mythological stories, and Thai’s culture and tradition. Thus, they are giving you a complete picture of the tour and its related activities. Hereafter, if you don’t know the local language, you no need to worry. Our English speaking tour guides are sure to give a safe journey.
Where are the Similan Islands located?
The Similan Islands are located in the Andaman Sea on the West Coast of Southern Thailand, in Lam Kaen, Thai Mueang District, where the exact location is at Phang-nga. To our surprise, the Similan Islands is a group of ten islands in its close vicinity. They are Koh Bangu, Koh Bon, Koh Ha, Koh Hin Pousar, Koh Huyong, Koh Meang, Koh Payan, Koh Payu, Koh Similan and Koh Tachai. All these islands are situated in the Mu Koh Similan National Park, covering over 140 square kilometres. They are ideal for tourism and its related activities. And it is 119 km distance away from Phuket to Similan Islands.
Can we take kids with us for this tour?
Yes. The Similan Islands by Speedboat & Snorkeling Tour is totally kid-friendly, filled with numerous attractions where you can indulge with your children peacefully. There are adventurous activities like snorkelling/scuba diving, where children can also participate and experience the great vistas of the ocean. Even in food options, they can find attractive sweets and desserts that are sure to mesmerize them instantly. Please note that children aged between 1 -3 years are free of charge. Parents don’t need to pay any entry fee. Children between 4 – 12 years will be charged as per child fare. Similarly, children who are above 12 years will be considered as an adult and charged the adult fare.
Where will we do snorkelling?
As we know, the Similan Islands are best known for snorkelling, boating, and other fascinating things to do with your loved ones. The very landscape is embellished with unstructured rocks, sandy beaches, and fresh waters, thus, gives you an astonishing feeling throughout the journey. If you’ve opted for the Similan Islands by Speedboat & Snorkeling Tour, you will be taken to the fewer crowds yet most attractive diving spots such as Koh Miang and Koh Haa. Before getting into snorkelling, you will be given some training in water such as basic hand signals, how to use the device, etc.
Is there a pickup and drop facility?
Yes. There is a pickup and drop facility available for tourists. If you’ve opted for the transfer back option, you can avail this facility. However, you have to inform the tour operator about the pickup location and number of people, so that he will arrange the transport, food and other facilities. They provide cabs, vans, and buses to certain pickup points as per their list. If your location doesn’t fall under the list, you need to find an alternative source or pay an extra charge to reach your place. Please remind the tour operator a few days prior, so that he can plan accordingly.
How to reach for this tour?
Since the place is located 570 kilometres south of Bangkok, it is relatively well connected by road and boat. To reach the Similan Islands, one can go for the fastest route by taking a bus ride to Ranong or Khao Lak from Bangkok. From there, you can arrange a boat to the Similan islands. Similarly, there are planes flying from Bangkok International Airport to Phuket International Airport at regular timings. From there, you can find several modes of transportation available. In the sea, the common way to travel is via sailboat also called liveaboard boats. Since the boat functions based on the day-to-day weather conditions, so plan your travel respectively.
The Similan Islands consists of which other islands?
The Similan Islands consist of 1) Koh Hu Yong, 2) Koh Payang, 3) Koh Payan, 4) Koh Miang, 5) Koh Haa, 6) Koh Payu, 7) Koh Hin Pusar, 8) Koh Similan and 9) Koh Ba Ngu. All these islands are located in close vicinity, where one can reach one island or the other within a few minutes to hours. In some islands, you can find the best diving spots and indulge in water sports without any difficulty. Hence, if you’re planning for a trip to the Similan Islands, don’t miss to explore all the nearby islands and get an unparallel weekend respite.
What is the duration of the tour?
The total duration of this Similan Islands by Speedboat & Snorkeling Tour is 12 hours. Once you've picked up from the hotel between 6.00 am to 7.00 am by the driver, you will be taken to the starting point of the boat ride. Then you will enjoy snorkelling activity at Koh Miang and Koh Haa, followed by a nice lunch at Honey Moon Bay and spend some leisure time with your family or friends. After that, you can take a stroll around Koh Ba Yu. Later, you will be heading towards the Sea Sun private Pier to take some photos and fill your memory with amazing pictures.
Where will we have our lunch?
The lunch will be provided at Honey Moon Bay, Thailand. This chic landscape of reef is located to the east of island 4 (Ko Miang) in front of ‘Haad - Lek’ or the ‘small beach’, below Anita’s Reef. Here, you can have a delicious lunch with your friends or family and enjoy the scenic beauty of nature. This place is surrounded by waters which are not too deep, so it is best suitable for a night dive or check dive. Diving in this place is relatively easy because of many mooring buoys.
Will we get snorkelling equipments?
Sure. You will be getting snorkelling equipment on request. Once you’ve opted for the snorkelling activity, you’ll get the necessary snorkelling equipment like the face mask, water tube, a pair of fins, a thin swimsuit, and a snorkel. Moreover, you can get an underwater camera, flotation gears, a gear bag, etc. but you need to pay an additional amount and make use of it. If you’re bringing your swimsuit, make sure it has no zippers, and sharp edges, to avoid any injuries or discomfort. Thus, plan your next vacation to Similan Islands by Speedboat & Snorkeling Tour and get the best snorkelling experience ever.
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