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Snorkeling around Phuket, Krabi and Khao Lak

All you need to know about Sightseeing and Snorkeling around Khao Lak, Phuket and Krabi.

If you are staying in Phuket, Krabi or Khao Lak you have a lot of Snorkeling and Sightseeing tours to choose from. There are the Similan Islands north west of Phuket. The Phi Phi islands to the east and Racha Islands to the south. There are so many beautiful places to enjoy the underwater World, all within a short boat ride from Phuket. Phuket, Krabi and Khao Lak is also the starting point for many longer snorkeling tours including multi day liveaboard trips to the Similan Islands, Surin Islands and Koh Tachai.

Where you choose to go snorkeling while in Phuket, Krabi or Khao Lak will depend on many factors including how much time you have available, where your accommodation is and what time of year you are here in Thailand. Your budget and whether you are traveling with children may also be fconsiderations. We have Sightseeing and Snorkeling Tours for everyone. You can browse the options available on this website or just ask us if you want our expert advice.

Choosing a destination is one of the hardest holiday decisions to make, so we have designed this guide to help choosing a snorkeling or sightseeing tour right for you.

Snorkeling around Khao Lak - Phang Nga Sightseeing Tour Phuket


  • Possible from Khao Lak and Phuket
  • Good also for Geenseason

Phang Nga trip

The Tour

Phang Nga is a complete contrast to the Phi Phi Islands. This is why many guests choose to do both, but if you can only do one, this is a very good choice. This is especially prevalent during the monsoon season as it is situated in a sheltered bay, therefore it is not subject to the large sea swells that are found on the crossing to the Phi Phi. Some people in the Siam office say this destination is the only reason to come to Phuket, with only two places in the world like this, so quite special.

The Phang Nga and Beyond trip has become popular with families, single travellers and guests of all age groups that are not keen on rough seas. It’s great for non-swimmers too! This is a more relaxed sightseeing tour but still with plenty of activity to keep the interest for both young and old.

Snorkeling around Krabi - Phi Phi Island Tour

Snorkeling & Sightseeing

  • Possible from Khao Lak, Krabi and Phuket
  • Good Sightseeing and Snorkeling from Phuket

Phi Phi Islands

The Tour

If you are looking for a nice mix of both snorkeling and sightseeing these tours are perfect.

World famous for its setting in the Leonardo DiCaprio movie The BeachThe Phi Phi snorkeling tours are a wonderful way to see some awe inspiring scenery and plunge in for some pretty good snorkeling. Along the way, you will see Maya Bay, Pileh Cove, Viking Cave and Monkey Beach. Want to avoid the crowds? Check out the exclusive Phi Phi Early Bird Tour (aka – the Phi Phi Early Bird Snorkeling Tour) – see Maya Beach before it looks like a rock concert and stay one step ahead of the masses.

Snorkeling around Phuket and Khao Lak - Snorkel tour in Phuket

Snorkeling & Beaches

  • Possible from Khao Lak and Phuket
  • Best Snorkeling from Phuket
  • Only possible from October to May

Rok Islands

The Tour

Do you want a Phuket snorkeling tour that focuses on just snorkeling and some relaxation on amazing powder white sand beaches? These tours visit the best snorkeling sites in Thailand.

Rok Islands If you want to visit a real paradise on earth, this is the tour we recommend. The twin islands of Ko Rok Nok and Ko Rok Nai have remained almost completely undisturbed by the outside world, and a snorkeling trip to visit them can feel quite dream-like. With more than 30 metres underwater visibility and incomparable beaches, it’s easy to spend the whole day snorkeling among the square kilometres of abundant coral and colorful underwater sea life.

Snorkeling around Phuket and Khao Lak - Surin Island sightseeing and snorkeling from Phuket

Snorkeling & Beachses

  • Possible from Khao Lak, Krabi and Phuket
  • Best Snorkeling and Sightseeing from Khao Lak
  • Only possible from October to May

Surin Islands

The Tour

Remote and uninhabited make this an ideal snorkeling tour for those who want to see one of the last untouched areas near Phuket. Those who join this excursion will be rewarded with probably the best snorkeling around Phuket starting from Khao Lak – In our opinion it is even the best snorkeling in Thailand! The whole day is spent snorkeling with a midday stop for lunch on a jungle island where you can opt for more snorkeling or rest up on the powder white sand before getting back on the boat for more snorkeling at amazing coral reefs.

Snorkeling around Phuket and Khao Lak - Snorkel tour khao lak

Remote Tropical Island Oasis

  • Possible from Khao Lak, Krabi and Phuket
  • Good for Beach and Snorkeling
  • Only possible from October to May

Koh Tachai Island

The Tour

Want to be like Tom Hanks in Castaway? Join the snorkeling tour to Tachai Island!

The water and the beach – two reasons to visit this remote deserted island known for the softest white sand in the world! The waters look like a giant sea of mineral water. Swimming and relaxing in the sea here is like being on the world’s most remote island oasis. Not for hardcore snorkelers, the waters here are ideal for beginners that want an experience similar to the Caribbean waters – flat, calm and an inviting sand bottom with some small coral reefs.

Racha Noi Tour

Swimming and Beach

  • Possible from Phuket and Khao Lak
  • The perfect choice for families

Racha Noi

The Tour

If you want a great day of swimming, sunbathing, relaxing and snorkeling check out our Phuket local favorite Racha Noi Island.
This day trip we recommend families, also with infants, because you can start your favorite activity from the beach.
Racha Noi (Raya Island) is located only 60 minutes from Phuket by speed boat. There you will find stunning crystal clear blue waters and lots of fish waiting for you to jump in and join them on a full day tour. Do what you prefer most, swimming, snorkeling, sunbathing and relaxing.

Snorkeling around Phuket and Khao Lak - Donald Duck Bay Similan Islands Snorkeling Tour Khao Lak

Snorkeling & Beaches

  • Possible from Khao Lak, Krabi and Phuket
  • Only possible from October to May

Similan Islands

The Tour

One of the world’s most famous diving destinations is also one of the best snorkeling and sightseeing destinations in Thailand. Donald Duck Bay has become a favorite snorkeling destination for those who want to get away from Phuket and into some amazingly clear waters filled with marine life and green sea turtles.


Swimming, Island Hopping & Beaches

  • Possible from Khao Lak, Krabi and Phuket
  • Only possible from October to May
  • The perfect choice for families from Khao Lak

Koh Kam and Laem Son National Park

The Tour

A get away tour to the north of Khao Lak int the mystique Laem Son National Park. This tour we recommend to Khao Lak repeater guests as well as families and older persons. The Speedboat ride is smooth protected from wind through the mangroves.


Swimming, Snorkeling & Beaches

  • Possible from Khao Lak, Krabi and Phuket
  • Only possible from October to May
  • The best option for Sightseeing, Snorkeling and Beach from Phuket

Koh Kradan and Koh Mook

The Tour

Experience a unique and remote beach set up with sun umbrella and beach mats. The lunch is served in the middle of the jungle. Snorkeling, Swimming and Sunbathing at several locations.

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