Similan Islands and Surin Islands Snorkel Safari

Similan Islands and Surin Islands Snorkel Safari

Project Description

Similan Islands and Surin Islands – 3 Days – 3 Nights

Discover Surin Islands

THB18'500per person
  • The Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock Liveaboard includes:
  • 3 nights in a twin share cabin
  • Master cabin surcharge THB 1’200 per person
  • Single cabin supplement THB 3’500
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, fruits, snacks, soft drinks, water, coffee & tea
  • Roundtrip transfer from Khao Lak
  • Snorkeling Guide
Surin Islands and Similan Islands Snorkeling Liveaboard or Snorkel Safari

Join a 3 Days and 3 Nights – Cruise to Surin Islands, Koh Bon and Tachai Islands and see the magnificent underwater life with colorful corals, mantas, whale sharks and tropical fish. Walk over the white sandy beaches and sit down under a waving palm tree to enjoy the beautiful scenery! You don’t like speedboats? Everything rush rush? This is your opportunity to enjoy and relax on the most beautiful islands (Bon, Tachai and Surin) in the Andaman Sea. Snorkeling all day in the crystal clear waters. Tiered of snorkeling? Just relax on one of the boat decks, get a tan or read a book.

Highlights of the Snorkeling Liveaboard

  • Wake up at the snorkel spots before others arrive!
  • Snorkel with Manta Rays at Koh Bon (seasonal)
  • Visit the Moken village, buy some souvenirs and explore this fascinating culture
  • Visit the Moken school and take part in an English lesson
  • Ralf’s Special – a trip on a traditional Moken Longtail boat to see the baby sharks
  • Snorkel with Whale Sharks at Richelieu Rock (seasonal and depending on the current)
  • The Captain’s Barbecue on the last night with fish caught fresh that day by the local Moken

This Liveaboard Trip is only available between November and April

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Similan Islands and Surin Islands Snorkel Safari

Surin Islands Snorkeling Safari

2 Surin Islands Snorkeling Liveaboard Trips per week

The first tour starts Sunday night from Tablamu Pier/Khao Lak and returns back on Wednesday afternoon to Kuraburi. The second tour starts from Wednesday evening from Kuraburi and returns back on Saturday afternoon to Tablamu Pier/Khao Lak. This timetable is valid from November until April. Depending on weather conditions (wind and current) and tour utilisation there can be changes in tour program and schedule.

Snorkeling Area

Tachai Island
Koh Bon
Richelieu Rock

Departure day

The Reggae Queen sets out to sea on the evening of the first night on this Andaman snorkel tour. You will be collected from your Khao Lak resort between 17.45 – 18.45, depends where you stay. Transfers from Phuket, Krabi, Khao Sok or any other destination can also be arranged if you wish. Once on board we make our way out to Similan National Park where we will moor for the night. On our journey out there dinner will be served and you will get the chance to meet your fellow snorkeling companions. The boat will arrive at the Koh Bon at around midnight. Make sure you get a good night’s sleep so you are ready for the next day!
Day 1:
Wake up for a delicious breakfast served on board the boat at 7.30am; this will set you up for your day of snorkeling at the Similan National Park. We start our Andaman Snorkel Tour at Koh Bon, an 65 Mio. years old island formed by sedimented limestone. Koh Bon belongs to the Similan National Park (same as Koh Tachai) and is very popular among divers. The fish diversity is likely to be unique in Thailand.The first snorkel spot we explore at Koh Bon is called ‘Koh Bon Ridge’ or ‘Manta Point’. Snorkeling stops are usually for an hour at a time, we find that this is enough to explore a site and gives us plenty of time to travel between the snorkel sites. Koh Bon is famous for being a hot spot for Mantas, so if it’s the right time of the year you might just get to encounter one!
But even without Mantas Koh Bon has its own unique and special charm and we are proud that we are the only snorkel tour operator which offers Koh Bon as an integral part of the tour program. After a short break we will jump the secound time into the water and snorkel inside the bay and on the backside of the island. While you are underwater exploring, our crew will do their magic on board and prepare a well needed lunch for you on the boat.

After lunch we let the Reggae Queen take us to Koh Tachai, one of the most beautiful islands in the Similan Marine National Park. Andaman Snorkel Discovery is the only snorkel tour operator that snorkels around Koh Tachai. On the way to Koh Tachai you have time to relax on the sundeck, read or to take a nap. It takes about 2 hours and a half to get here, so we should arrive in the early afternoon – just in time for another stunning snorkel stop. The southern tip of Koh Tachai is called ‚Pinnacle‘ and with a bit of luck we might be able to snorkel with a Manta Ray, Whale Shark or hundreds of Barracuda. Then we will make our way out to Surin National Park, where we will arrive right with the sunset. Time for a sundowner while we enjoy the amazing landscape of Surin Islands. Dinner will be served and we will go for the night at anchor. Sleep well because the next day is full of even better snorkeling adventures!
Day 2:
Wake up once again to another hearty breakfast served on board the Reggae Queen at 7.30. We are now at Surin Islands – the highlight of the Andaman Snorkel Discovery Liveaboard. The archipelago of the Surin Islands is a mecca for snorkeling fans and offers a variety of snorkel spots – colorful coral in shallow water, countless fish and pristine beaches. We start at ‘Chong Kad Bay. Here you will find a perfect underwater world with intact hard and soft corals and a variety of marine life that leaves no room for boredom. Here we will snorkel for an hour before heading onto one of the islands and visiting the Moken village (Sea Gypsies). This trip is what makes our Andaman snorkel tour the most outstanding, as we are the only one to visit here and include this cultural aspect into our itinerary. We take a look around the village and see what island life is like for these sea faring folk. Of course we are always respectful and do not intrude on their culture or beliefs – with this in mind please dress appropriately when visiting. Take the chance to purchase some unique souvenirs here, as the Moken make beautiful little trinkets and are grateful for the income. Andaman Snorkel Discovery try to be as socially and environmentally responsible as we can. Afterwards our traditional Moken taxi will take us to ‘Kra Thing Bay’. From here we will follow a short trail across the island to ‘Mai Ngam Bay’ for some relaxing time on the beach and swimming off the shore. And if it is the right time of the year we might be lucky and can play with baby sharks in the mangroves. After lunch and a short break our next stop is ‘Mae Yai Bay’. Here you can enjoy your adventures in the crystal clear waters and marvel at the beautiful corals and interesting tropical fish. Around 16.30 we arrive at our last snorkeling stop for the day, at ‘Turtle Bay’. There is the chance to catch the dingy over to the main island. Next we’ll have another scrumptious dinner on board the Reggae Queen and we will moor here for the night ready for the last day on our Andaman snorkel tour.
Day 3:
Today we will wake you up at 7.30 for an 8.00 breakfast on board the boat; this will set you up for your final day of Andaman snorkel tour adventures. At about 9.00 we will arrive at ‘Phak Kat Bay’ where we will spend an hour snorkeling in the beautiful waters looking for more fascinating sea creatures and corals.
Our last dip into the sea will be at 10.30 at a snorkel site called ‘Lobster Bay’. This is possibly the best snorkel spot out in this area of the Andaman Sea, possibly in the world. At 12.00 we will serve lunch on the boat as we cruise back. We will arrive in Kura Buri at approximately 16.00 after an unforgettable Andaman snorkeling experience full of stunning beaches, breathtaking vistas and colorful sea life. The transfer back to Khao Lak will take about an hour and a half, so you should be back to your resort by 17.30.

The itinerary and timing above are approximate and may be modified without notice to fit tide and local weather conditions.

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The MV Reggae Queen

Advantage: Only Snorkelers on board NO DIVIERS

It is not only the Reggae Queen’s appearance that is striking. The Similan snorkel boat has a great reputation for serving delicious Thai food, freshly prepared for you on board. The boat crew are friendly and attentive to the needs of all our guests.
Ther guides are out going and extremely knowledgable about our destinations. The MV Reggae Queen has all the safety features you would expect on board, including life jackets, lift raft, marine radios, fire extinguishers and first aid facilities. Let your days be full of discovery and adventure and your evening full of laughter on board the MV Reggae Queen.

Quick Facts

  • 9 Cabins
  • Maximum 18 passengers
  • Crew: Captain, Engineer, 2 Deck hands and Guide/Tour Leader
  • 5 Shared Bathrooms and Showers
  • Boat Size Length: 21m, Beam: 4.3m
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Pick Up LocationPrice
Khao Lak areaFree
Phuket AirportTHB 1’500 for a car
Phuket BeachesTHB 2’500 for a car
Other areason request
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What should I bring on the tour?

You can leave your luggage that you don’t need on the snorkel trip at the office, we will store it for free. We also have a safety box if you do not want to bring valuables.
We provide snorkeling equipment but you can bring your own if you want to.
Some of the things you should bring in a small bag are:

  • Very good sun-protection (waterproof, strength of 30 and up)
  • T-Shirt to wear in the water
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Extra clothes
  • Spending money

Can children can go on the tour?

Children from the age of 7 and up are welcome onboard. But please keep in mind, that you as a parent will be responsible for your children while on the boat.

REVIEWS FROM SNORKELING SAFARIS

Amazing place, Instructor and experience! A definite address if you are looking to learn how to dive or are already an experienced diver. Alice was very patient, friendly, knowledgeable and downright lovely to dive with. 100% recommendation for diving in Phuket.
Simon Boussion
12:57 16 Jul 18
Beautiful experience with Aloha diving... It was my first time and I felt relaxed with Alice.. Fantastic world under the sea. Excellent organisation from the beginning to the end. Food and drinks all day. .I recommend to everybody beginners and advanced divers....
Ingrid Borsani
12:23 03 May 18
i had a really good time with them, they picked me up from hotel and they brought me back every time.....i was in a 4days diving pack with them and i was never being bored or sorry to do that....best ship crue ever...best food....the best time ever.....and Simon even made picture with a really good camera and give it to me for free.....WORTH THE MONEY.....till next time....thank you
Filote Adrian
15:06 22 Apr 18
Had an awesome dive course with Aloha Diving. I was there, to pursue 4 SSI speciality courses and it went out really very well. These guys are very proffesional and they do know their job. Simon is a very great dive instructor and is calm, composed and very supportive. He made my dives a memorable experience.
sushovan das
14:42 09 Apr 18
Update 27th March 2018: Third visit and stay at Aloha Diving and amazing again like all the time before! Every time you're with them, you feel very familiar and close to them. First time for me to meet Alice, the wonderful lady also in the office with Simon, who told me everything about my next possibilities in things of diving and adviced me perfectly. Had a great trip again to another spot for me. Phi Phi and Sharkpoint was wonderful to dive, perfect conditions underwater and also on the boat with that perfect organisation and of course the transfer from the hotel before, even if some hours booked before. My instructor Tony was very helpful, experienced and open minded. Thanks to you too Tony! Last but not least, Simon, thanks for all of your good and safe organisation! Guys, you're really great, thanks a lot again and hope to dive with you soon! Best regards & AlohaRichard_________________________________________Update 20th Oct 2017:Decided one day before in the afternoon to join this great adventure again and had a another very cool and exciting diving trip. Different locations than yesterday, same great boat, same great and nice crew (always very helpful), same perfect instructor as yesterday (many thanks to Klaus again) and a lot of other fishes (also a shark), reefs and also a wreck but ten times bigger as yesterday. It was a great tour guys from Aloha Diving! Thanks again for these amazing two days! Best regards! --------------------------------------------------------------------Fun-Diving with Aloha Diving on 19th Oct 2017I was driving by the way to Rawai, looking for a Diving company in Phuket and saw Aloha Diving. Simon (Part CEO/ very nice and experienced) told me everything what I want to know about Fun Dives and the Advanced Open Water Course, because I made my Open Water 4 weeks ago on Koh Tao. Decided to practice with Fun Dives was a good decision. Klaus, my personal Instructor (very competent and experienced too) told me everything to need about the region, showed me incredible beautiful fishes and as a highlight dived through a old wrack. It was a perfect day, perfect conditions, perfect team, perfect boat with all Inclusive. Fantastic breakfast, lunch, afternoon cakes and Drinks for free. A very big thank you to Simon and Klaus! Hope to see you soon again Guys! It was a pleasure for me!
Richard Wagner
10:01 28 Mar 18
We’ve never thought that diving would be that amazing. We were glad to make this experience at Aloha diving. They were very professional and explained to us everything very well which makes us feel save under water. Also their tank is very beautiful! We’ve had an amazing trip and diving tour as well. We’ve learned a lot! If we ever go back to Pukhet we definitely come back visit them!
pascal wirz
17:54 26 Mar 18
Perfectly organized diving school with professional guides. They will find you the trip or course which fits for you.
Beat Ackermann
08:44 19 Mar 18
Excellent service, literally booked everything the evening before the actual dive. Very professional and friendly service!
Nico
10:47 09 Jan 18
It was a lovely trip! The boat was big with all essentials included: toilets/shower, breakfast, lunch, fruits. Instructors were professional and nice people to talk with.P.S.: hey Simon, that was a nice talk about technical diving!
Maxim Gurkin
10:57 12 Oct 17
Aloha Diving is awesome. My girlfriend and I emailed Simon months before our trip about taking an open water diver course. Simon promptly responded to our email (as he does with any email or message you may send him) with all the information we needed to get started plus set us up for some online learning. Once we arrived in Phuket, Simon picked us up from where we were staying and we began the class room portion of the course. Simon is an incredibly kind, knowledgeable, and efficient teacher. By the time it was time to start diving Simon had answered all of our questions and we felt very prepared. On the diving days Simon and his staff were prompt with pick up, briefed us on each location and the skills we needed to perform there, and overall ensured we got the most out of every dive by giving us tips and pointing out many different types of sea life. Simon also sent us a file full of pictures he took of us on each dive which is an added plus. I really do not believe we could have had a better experience. Simon and his team are the best and i would recommend them to anyone.
Zac Bunzey
04:32 12 Oct 17
Aloha diving made it possible!We had a great time with amazing dives and met wonderful peoples. The service you get is just on top of the top. Transferring you like a VIP from your hotel to the boat and back...all you need to do is to slip in your gear and jump in the water....just awesome! Also during the boat ride where enough food and drinks for all to keep everyone happy. Briefing and De-briefing was good and easy understandable for all and made the dives even more enjoyable. They also look after your diving skills to make sure you got the best dives for your comfort level. Alice and the team did great and we would go diving with them any time any place again! Companys like Aloha diving became rare. Where peoples get treated like individual personalities and taken the way they are. We really appreciate that personal touch!
Karol Kreienbuehl
03:26 13 Jul 17
We traveled to Phuket in June 2017 with a focus on spending the majority of our time diving. We went with Alice from Aloha diving and are so very pleased we did! This is a great small company it was just my husband and I and Alice. From our transport to and from the hotel, to the high quality equipment, local knowledge, safety and experience it was simply outstanding.We had booked 2 days diving with 3 dives per day and on the final dive I was so impressed we booked another day and ended up having 9 dives in total with Alice and Aloha Ocean Adventures.Having our Open Water dive certificate but not many dives under our weight belts having a professional instructor / guide who put our safety first was so very important to me and Alice and Aloha Ocean Adventures did not disappoint.Alice met us at the marina and brought us onto the shared large diving boat, she had an excellent working relationship with the crew and boat leader who were very helpful and knowledgeable. Alice explained everything to us, since it had been over a year since we dived, Alice walked us through our equipment by the end of the first dive we were handling, using and setting up our equipment like pros. Before each dive Alice would sit with us on the boat and go through the dive site, our plan for the dive and the marine life we were likely to experience. Her professionalism and love for diving made for some amazing dives! Her guidance and education has taken us from being novice divers up to the next level - she has invigorated our love of diving again.I am already planning another dive trip to Phuket and certainly be using Aloha Ocean Adventures again. Highly recommend.
Katy Fatchen
00:54 25 Jun 17
My wife and I booked for two days diving (6 dives) with Aloha. It was so good we added a third day's worth of diving. We dived with one of the owners, Alice and met the other owner Simon. They were great - transfers from our resort were seamless. The dives were wonderful and Alice not only provided great guidance while diving by spotting and pointing out the various forms of aquatic life but also provided great company in between dives. As a bonus she also provided us with photos from all of our dives for free rather than at a price (as is the usual custom among tourism operators.Aloha's diving equipment was in excellent condition and the dive boat which they used was spacious and comfortable. I'd thoroughly recommend Aloha Ocean Adventures to anyone interested in diving around Phuket and we'll be diving with next next year when we return to Thailand.
Arid Hills
02:35 23 Jun 17
Went to Phuket for our anniversary, my wife has been wanting to try scuba diving as long as I can remember. I was nervous at first to jump right in without any training or prior knowledge, but our Aloha Guide, Simon, was an incredible instructor who kept us calm, well-informed, and allowed us to have 3 amazing dives! By the third dive, I felt like a pro already!We tried the "Try Scuba Diving" full day trip with 3 dives, and it was everything we hoped for - easy transportation, great service, delicious food, beautiful views and incredible diving. Would absolutely come back and scuba-dive again with Aloha!
Miles Bennett
02:21 18 May 17
This was absolutely amazing! My first diving experience was with Alice and she is a super-caring, experienced and lovely teacher. I was very scared to try diving for the first time, but with Alice everything went well and super smooth. She explained everything perfectly, she was by my side every moment, at the same time giving enough freedom to feel the real diving experience. Alice took great pictures and, unlike many other diving centers, Aloha Ocean Adventures don't charge an additional fee for the pictures. Alice is easy to get along with, she knows all the best spots and can find a right approach to any person. The boat is super comfortable, food is delicious, staff is helping and caring. I had one of the brightest experiences in my life and I highly recommend this diving center. This is a great example of people, who love what they do and know exactly how to make you love it as well.
Daria Patyutko
08:24 23 Apr 17
I've had a great experience with Aloha Diving. It was my first time diving and I did a 2 day Scuba Diving course. Alice was a very competent and extremly nice instructor. I felt very safe at all times and learned a lot in those 2 days. It definetly made me want to continue to dive and if I'm ever again on Phuket, I will revist Aloha Diving.
Marina Schmidt
21:12 07 Apr 17
I strongly recommend Aloha Diving when looking for a reliable diving company. We went for a try scubadive last december and had a great time with Simon. He is patient, very professional and especially passionate about what he does. It was the first time for us and we felt comfortable during the whole trip. We did 3 dives in different sites around the Racha islands. We loved it!!!
schmidt_jonathan
20:37 15 Mar 17
Wow! I wanted to scuba dive do an open water diver course since many years but never really had the chance. As I traveled to Phuket/Thailand I was looking for excellent diving schools and soon found Aloha Diving based in Rawai. Although I was based in Karon this was no problem as Aloha Diving will picks you up nearly everywhere in Phuket. Ok, so I gave it a chance and must honestly say that my expectations were excelled by far. Simon —one of the two founders— gave me the perfect introduction into the theory and practice of Open Water Diving and made sure that I felt completely comfortable and secure at all times. After preparing my theory via app and with Simon's help I took the test and made it easily on the first try. Now to the practical part: Starting in a very nice and exclusive pool (day 1) we stepped up the game the next day and went for 3 dives. Before entering the ocean (what a view) I was a little afraid I'd feel a little unwell as I never tried diving before (only snorkeling), but man was I wrong. I can say absolutely the same for day 3, which was even better (and another 3 dives, which is more than other diving schools give you) as I felt even more secure and understood the before learned better. I saw some amazing underwater life, we even dove through a small shipwreck. And now I am a diver!!! If you ever come to Phuket and want to give diving a try I highly recommend you check out Aloha Diving and do a beginner's course. I don't have any comparison to other schools but with this experience I don't need one. 6 stars 🙂 I'll be back for more!
Kamal Nicholas
09:58 26 Feb 17

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Thu 16

Scheduled Open Water Scuba Diver Course

14 August @ 8:00 am - 16 August @ 5:00 pm
Thu 16

Scheduled Advanced Adventurer Course

15 August @ 7:30 am - 16 August @ 5:30 pm
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