The Best of the Similans from Khao Lak

The Best of the Similans
from Khao Lak

The Similan Islands represents the epitome of a tropical paradise. A cluster of small, uninhabited
islands off the Khao Lak coast is surrounded by clear, azure-blue waters, ideal for
snorkelling and seeing the abundance of marine life below the surface.


Beneath the Andaman Sea surface at Similan Island National Park is a complex ecosystem commonly called the “Rainforest of the Sea”. The borders making up for the Similan Islands envelope an area of unparalleled natural beauty and received its national marine park status in 1982.

The underwater world here is full of rock formations and coral reefs in various forms and shapes. With its wonderful underwater scenery and shallow sea level, the area is suitable for skin diving and looking at coral gardens and schools of colourful fish. You have entered one of the best snorkelling sites in Thailand.


The Best of the Similans from Khao Lak

06:00 - 17:30

An early morning transfer by minivan will bring you and your fellow travellers to the main boat pier where your speed boat for the day will be ready to welcome you on board. The Similans are a group of 9 protected islands off the southern coastline of Phuket and Khao Lak and are seen as some of the finest examples of the tropical name and fame of the country.

Closed during May and October for visitors in line with its Marine National Park status, particularly snorkelling, scuba diving and visiting the serene beaches are amongst the most sought-after activities during its opening months. Water clarity is excellent, and each island has its own unique scenery.

In the morning, guests are taken across the Andaman Sea to one of the more characteristic islands of the group. A sheltered space in front of island number 8, Donald Duck Bay is a popular overnight spot for live-aboard scuba diving vessels. The name Donald Duck is derived from the large boulder on the east side of the bay, resembling the head of this famous cartoon character. Besides its beach, the hike to the island’s viewpoint, called Sailing Boat Rock, visible by its huge symbolic rock of sailing boat shape atop the mountain is a perfect way to grasp the beauty of Donald Duck Bay

We then head out to Koh Miang (Honeymoon Bay) where a picnic lunch is served with this idyllic background as your decor. Romance reigns supreme here above and below the surface. A longer snorkelling stop is made here that include Princess Bay. Abundance aplenty of underwater life and beauty to admire!

The captain and his crew will give you ample time to enjoy the beauty before the speed boat brings you back to the mainland of Khao Lak at Nam Kem Pier and your resort, where you will arrive at around 5.30 pm.




  • A full day tour with a professional English-speaking assistance
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver
  • Return speed boat transfer from and to the Similan Islands
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Picnic lunch at a ranger station is included (food only)
  • Use of life jacket, snorkelling equipment during the tour


  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)


  • This tour is operated on joint / Seat-In-Coach basis only with English-speaking assistance on board.
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying along Khao Lak’s main beaches. Transfers outside these areas such as Phuket, Phang Nga, Ranong, Takua Pa Town including any harbour or airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • A minimum number of guests are required for this excursion to operate; many of our tours do not have limitations on group size, depending on the availability of seats and other factors. We regret that we are not able to communicate in advance about this.
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Please note pickup and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests.
  • The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.
  • This excursion only runs from 15 November until 15 May.
  • The expected boat trip from the mainland to the Similan Islands takes approximately 90 minutes one way.
  • Recommended to bring: change of clothing (2 sets), towel, swim wear and slippers / waterproof sandals.
  • We strongly advise not to bring any valuables with you as there are no lockers available.


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