Not included is: Alcoholic drinks (can be purchased on board), Koh Surin and Similan Islands Marine Park Fee per person (subject to change): THB 1’000
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
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.
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.
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.
Maximum 18 passengers
Crew: Captain, Engineer, 2 Deck hands and Guide/Tour Leader
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
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.
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