Similan Islands Snorkeling Day Trip From Phuket

Discover the pristine Similan Islands on a full-day snorkeling trip from Phuket. Glide on turquoise waters, spot dolphins, dive into vibrant coral reefs, and relax on white sandy beaches. Enjoy panoramic views, a buffet lunch, speedboat transfers, and hotel pickup, all guided by a local expert.
Ages 2-80, max of 30 per group
Durations: 10 hours
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Hotel pickup offered


Similan Islands Snorkeling Day Trip From Phuket. Visit some of Thailand’s best snorkeling islands with crystal clear water and white sand beach. Snorkeling at Stonehenge which is named after the towering rocks that rise from depths of 25m and below. Head to Na Beach on Koh Miang (Park Headquarter). Enjoy the pristine beach, explore the island, and discover Honeymoon Bay. Continue to Bangu Island where the huge granite boulders have tumbled. Snorkeling at Christmas Point and, if you are lucky you can watch dolphins frolic in the sea or swim with sea turtles. Continue to Donald Duck Bay on Koh Similan where you can relax at the beach or hike to the viewpoint. Relish a delicious Thai style lunch.

Package options

What’s Included

  • Snorkeling (Mask, snorkel, fins, life-jacket)
  • Transfer from / to hotel.
  • English speaking guide
  • Fresh fruits and Drink
  • Round trip speed boat
  • Thai Traditional Food
  • Insurance
  • National park fee(400THB per adult and 200THB per child) to be paid at point of entry or when you check in your ticket

Meeting Point

Seastar Thap Lamu Pier

H69G+55M, Lam Kaen, Thai Mueang District, Phang-nga 82210, Thailand

  • Or, you can also get picked up from anywhere in Phuket.
  • If you arrive more than 10 minutes late or after we have moved from your hotel, you may be considered a no-shows
  • Please plan to meet your driver at your hotel lobby at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled pick-up time
  • The exact pick-up time will be confirmed by email after you have made the booking



What To Expect

Islands are a group of small, lush islands situated 64 km. off the West Coast of Phang-Nga province. Set in the beautiful Andaman Sea, and covering an area of 80,000 rai, each one of these naturally perfect islands is National Park-listed and can be reached within 1.30 hours from Thaplamu pier, Khao Lak.  Due to their incredible underwater beauty, deep visibility (down to 30 m.), spectacular palm tree and granite boulder landscape, turquoise water bays, and magnificent white sand beaches, Skin Diver Magazine has voted the Similan Islands one of the world’s best diving destinations.

The coral reefs are host to a dazzling variety of sea life, appreciated at best whilst snorkeling. The islands’ breathtaking beauty is also easily accessible by foot; making for the perfect self-guided walking tour.  Book your trip to Paradise with Fantastic Similan Travel. We are local operators who know the islands well and are proud of all they have to offer. And we are sure to make your trip a truly exceptional experience.

Additional Information

  • On the rare occasion that we should be required to cancel a tour, we will inform you in advance and offer a different tour date, an alternative tour or provide a full refund
  • Guests who are pregnant or have high blood pressure, heart disease and bone diseases are not recommended to join the tour
  • What to bring : Passport/ID Card, Swimming suit, Towel, Sunglasses , Sunscreen , Hat, Camera
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Child ticket age between 4-11 years.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Notification Confirmation

  • You will receive a confirmation email and voucher instantly after booking completed.
  • In the case that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email.
  • You can present either a printing or a mobile voucher for this activity.
  • Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.
  • Scheduling can change due to weather conditions without prior notice. You will be notified in advance.
  • Due to bad weather the tour may be postponed or cancelled with a full refund.


chengshengzDecember 01, 2023

Paid premium service for nothing, disappointing

I recently booked a Viator tour to Similan Island, opting for a 2nd-floor seat at a premium price. However, upon arrival, everybody was assigned to seat on 1st-floor seats, regardless that I have paid for a higher-tier service. This discrepancy between what was promised and what was delivered was extremely disappointing.nnMoreover, the way the situation was handled by both the tour operator and Viator's customer service team was incredibly disappointing. Not only did they fail to provide the service I paid for, but their refusal to refund the price difference was accompanied by rude and unhelpful communication. The operator's complete disregard for my messages without any apology added to the frustration and lack of accountability.nnThe lack of accountability and customer service was frustrating and left a sour taste in what should have been an enjoyable experience. I highly advise against booking through Viator for this specific tour, as the experience fell far below the expected standard.

fabianp124November 27, 2023

Don't, just don't do it.

Do not go there! This is just mass tourism at its finest and you'll loose one day of your holiday.nThe only star for the tour will be given to nancy and the nice crew that tried making a very bad business to a nice experience.nnIn the end, the u0022snorkelingu0022 tour had 2x30min snorkelinh with 200 other tourists in the water in a caged square. Some of the snorkeling time was spent with looking at non-swimmers trying to enter the sea and let them be teared around from the crew. Sadly, the corals were already mostly dead and the fish scared away by all the tourists hunting the poor sea turtle. It was just not nice! nnNewer in my life I will attend another of these tours again, next time I'll pay 10 times the price for a private tour, as my holiday time is too valuable, compared to this experience.

505arletadMarch 16, 2023


It was very fun tripud83dudc4cud83dude04 the guide was very nice and helpful,he even get in the water with everybody, while we were snorkelling and he showed me 2 sea turtles underwateru2764ufe0f He was amazing,thank you for this trip:) Similan islands is so beautiful, itu2019s paradise on earth u2764ufe0fu2764ufe0fu2764ufe0f

tanis2March 16, 2023

Overall a great day

Although the trip was long, the destinations were beautiful. The crew, especially the leader Tomm, were excellent; very helpful and they paid close attention to everyoneu2019s safety. The only negative was the food served on the island which was not edible. Thankfully there were coffee and snacks served by the tour company at the beginning and end of the trip. Overall a great day!

Taylah M
Taylah MFebruary 17, 2023

Beautiful Location

Beautiful Locations, less crowded than Phi Phi Island and more stunning. Beautiful snorkeling with lots of fishes and Turtles. Crystal blue waters and soft sandy beaches. nThe only let down was the food served at lunch.

92ThomasLJanuary 24, 2023

Beautiful beaches and good snorkelling

Got picked up in Karon at 5.45 and drove two hours, then breakfast (nice), then preparation and a 1 hour and 20 minute boat trip. There were two snorkelling sites and two beaches (it says snorkelling is optional at beaches but there is really nothing to see there). The lunch after the first snorkelling is quite ok and there is a kids menu. Both snorkelling sites are good and lots of fish to see. The guide was very good and helpful and spoke English very well. They even had a German speaking guide. The last beach at u201cduck bayu201d is really good and we took the walk to the view point. Recommend this but be careful not to trip. There was even an early dinner after returning with the boat around 5 pm. We were at our hotel around 8 pm. I had my 9 year old with me and she managed snorkelling were well, wearing a life vest. I would not recommend kids much younger than this as it is a very long day trip. It did not feel as crowded as I have heard descriptions of the trips to Phi Phi Island. Highly recommended if you want a good snorkelling and boat trip that is not too crowded.

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Su00f6ren GJanuary 08, 2023

Nice trip with a bad end - food poisoning

Calculate 3 days for the trip - itu2019s a nice tour with stunning beaches and quite an amazing snorkeling experience BUT do not eat the food served on the islands.. we received a nice food poisoningu2026

Natasha B
Natasha BNovember 06, 2022

A must do!

The Islands were sensation! The sand felt like icing sugar between your toes and sea crystal clear. The snorkeling was wonderful. It was worth every penny.

254luiskOctober 24, 2021

Beautiful waters and lots of fishes as promised.

Tour staff helpful. Waves on the day prevented visiting one of the beaches but all of the others were just as beautiful. A good mix of both sea and beach snorkelling. Good catering and plenty of options for refreshments. A less crowded or commercial snorkelling option. Definitely recommend.

LiljaBAJanuary 27, 2020

Fantastic Islands, must see!

The boattrip to the similan Islands was terryfying because of the big waves. But it was all forgotten when we saw tha beautiful Islands! Such clear and blue water. The snorkling was amazing and we got to see all the fishes from the Nemo movie! :) the boat trip back was much better! The guy who drove us to the hotel forgot about us, and didnt drive to our hotel, so we got a 2,5 hour trip instead of 40 minits, he didnt wanted to turn and Get us there, so we drove all around the Island dropping off everybody else, and then us :(

Christopher6534January 21, 2020

Overall the trip to similan is mesmerising

Driver arrived at allocated time slot. The tour guide is very friendly and engaging which alleviate our mood for the trip. Even though the place is crowded, we manage to reach early as the boat driver is fast!

751alvarezJanuary 10, 2020

Good visiting times

Pick up was on time. Beautiful views of the islands and great boat ride. Good visiting times. Overall, it was a great time! Well worth visiting. Only thing I would say is that the lunch wasnu2019t amazing - lunch place quiet dirty but alright food.

GenesisFernandaDecember 27, 2019

Love the trip to Similan Islands

White fine sands and turquoise sea water. The driver came to the hotel and fetched us on time. Vehicle can fit 12 passengers + 1 driver. Island is clean with no trash (because the tour will provide trash bin in the speed boat and everybody is expected to bring their trash back onboard) No slippers allowed onboard and on the island, so it can be quite painful when you climbed the cliff on Island No.8. We visited Island No.8, No.7 and No.4. Loving the place!

KimDupree458December 23, 2019

Getting up early is worth it

Well organized day, avoiding for the most part the fleets of tourists that are dumped in mass. Shuttle service to / from the hotel accurate and punctual. Guide prepared, kind and helpful. The two stops for beautiful snorkeling. Lunch can be improved. nnOverall I would recommend it and do it again.

AmoratNubtakaewDecember 08, 2019

You really good

You really good. The service is very good, the shuttle is on time and the tour guide takes care of the group.

Jeferson123November 30, 2019

Nancy made it amazing

Fantastic clear waters amazing bright coloured fish, first time couple snorkel, allot for your money , white sand incredible islands, allot of food for lunch, very very rough fast boat ride we found it fun but sea sick people will definitely not. Our tour guide Nancy was fantastic he made our experience amazing & very fun.

Climber67621930579November 28, 2023

Bucht lieber einen Privattrip

Gut organisiert und sehr nette Crew, darum doch 3 Sterne. Man wird gut mit Wasser, thailu00e4ndischem Cola und Tabletten gegen Seekrankeit versorgt. Angepriesen mit max 30 leute pro Gruppe, waren es in unserem Speedboat u00fcber 40. An jedem Haltepunkt waren mindestens 4 andere Bote mit mindestens so vielen Passagieren - man rechne. Die Spots die angefahren wurden zum schnorcheln, waren nicht schu00f6n. Similan Islands werden so oft gelobt fu00fcr das schu00f6ne Schnorchel- und Taucherlebnis. Wir waren auf dieser Tour offensichtlich nicht an diesen Orten, denn die Riffs waren stark beschu00e4digt und es gab nur wenige Korallen. Aufgrund des starken Seegangs konnten wir nicht zum letzten Schnorchelspot - was nicht weiter tragisch ist, aber wir waren den ganzen Tag unterwegs um 2x ca. 20min zu schnorcheln. Das ist zu viel Aufwand fu00fcr den Ertrag resp. fu00fcr einen Schnorcheltrip. Das Essen auf der Insel war kalt (wu00e4ren Speisen zum warm essen gewesen) - abgesehen von der Suppe. Eigenes Essen darf man nicht auf die Inseln bringen. 1-2 Sterne Bewertungen werden wohl unterschlagen. Zumindest von einer solchen Bewertung habe ich Kenntnis und sie wird nicht angezeigt. Gebt lieber mehr Geld aus und bucht einen Privattrip. Vielleicht ist das besser.

815galinaaFebruary 22, 2022

Sehr zu empfehlen!

Das war ein toller Ausflug, einfach unvergesslich. Die Insel an sich sind wunderschu00f6n, aber die Organization der Tour war einfach perfekt! Auch das Essen war sehr gut, ich kann nicht klagen. Ich gebe volle 5 Sterne. Aber ich wu00fcrde empfehlen, eine Art Aquaschuhe oder Socken mitzunemen. Die Sache ist, bevor man den Speedboat betritt muss man die Schuhe abgeben. Bei der Wanderung zum Viewpoint lu00e4uft man auf den heiu00dfen Steinen, ich glaube, ich habe mir die Fuu00dfsohlen verbrant. Man sollte hier aufpassen. Nichtsdestotrotz wu00fcrde ich die Tour herzlich empfehlen und auf jeden Fall gerne nochmals mitmachen. Vielen Dank an das Team!

GePaDeDecember 08, 2021

Traumhafter Ausflug, absolut empfehlenswert.

Es ist ein grou00dfartiger Ausflug. Der weiu00dfe Sand, das tu00fcrkis farbene Meer, sowie die vielen bunten Fische einfach traumhaft dieses Fleckchen Erde. Die Abholung von Patong klappte perfekt. Das Essen war sehr gut und ausreichend. Zu trinken war immer genu00fcgend vorhanden. Auch die Crew war klasse, danke an Way und Jenny die sich auch sehr fu00fcr das Schu00fctzen der Korallen einsetzen. Fu00fcu00dfe und Hu00e4nde haben auf dem Boden nichts zu suchen. Macht weiter so und habt eine gute Zeit.

759sannedFebruary 27, 2020

Super tour

Fantastisch georganiseerde tour! We werden op tijd opgehaald door onze chauffeur en naar de pier gereden. Hier stond een uitgebreid ontbijt klaar waarna we al snel de boot op gingen. We zijn naar 4 verschillende eilanden geweest waarvan we op 2 snorkelde en op 2 konden zwemmen/snorkelen/relaxen. Ook zat er een uitgebreide lunch bij. Onze super leuke gids Tom zorgde goed voor ons en bracht ons ook op tijd weer terug naar de pier. nWat een prachtige eilanden met hagelwit zand en helder blauw water! Er zijn nog wel wat meer touristen maar het valt eigenlijk reuze mee met de drukte. Echt een aanrader!

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