Similan Snorkeling Tours
Paradise and Back in One Day…
Similan Snorkeling Day Tours
The Similan Islands aren’t all about diving and in fact – there are more Similan snorkeling tours sold than diving trips!
There are just as many snorkeling sites to choose from and you can see just as much marine life from the top of the sea as you can from the sea bed! We can also offer private trips that specifically suit your needs including trips to the quieter areas (sssshhh, it’s a secret!) where not many boats visit and the marine life flourishes.
Where Do We Go?
During the open season from 15 October through to 15 May there a few boats operating daily snorkel and sightseeing trips out to the Similan Islands. They generally stay around islands 4-7 with a handful preferring the locations farther north: Island 8 & 9.
Farther north again is Koh Tachai which is a beautiful island and is only offered on speedboat day trips… Wherever you choose to go you can expect to have an excellent time!
Koh Tachai: Arguably the most scenic island to visit is Koh Tachai. Koh Tachai is the quietest snorkel site as it takes a little more time to get there and the beach is made from soft postcard perfect powder-white sand.
Donald Duck Bay: One of the places you may head to on your Similan snorkeling tour is Donald Duck Bay; so called because there is a giant rock that looks over the bay that looks like – yep you guessed it – Donald Duck.
Princess Bay: Princess Bay is another stunning spot for spotting a vast range of marine animals and it is also an ideal place to sit back, relax and soak up the beautiful views under the shady palms.
What Might I See?
When you take a Similan Islands snorkeling tour you will be amazed at the clear visibility levels in the unpolluted waters that are unlike many other places you’ve probably snorkeled before. You can see for up to 30 meters at different times of the year, which ensures that you can see all kinds of aquatic marine life including:
· Thriving coral reefs
· Harmless reef sharks
· Gentle manta rays
· Wild dolphins (have been spotted quite often at sea)
· Friendly turtles
· Shoal of angel fishes
· A hermitage of hermit crabs
Quite often baby reef sharks can be spotted swimming in the shallows at Koh Tachai, so don’t forget your camera!
Your snorkel guide will be able to speak English and some guides can also even speak German, Italian, French, Spanish… the list goes on! Safety is of the utmost importance to us so you’ll be given a full safety briefing as well as the dos and don’ts when on a Similan Islands snorkeling tour.
Whoever said snorkeling isn’t as much fun as diving has obviously never been on one of our trips…!
Our partners have great track records in terms of reliability and logistics. But just in case…..when you book with us, you also get the cell phone number of our office staff. That way you have someone you can call 24/7 if anything should go wrong, you want to change your plans or if you have a question.
The Boats: For the snorkel trips we use two types of boats operated by two different companies…For the Similan Islands you can choose either a speedboat tour which cover around four snorkel spots a day or a Day Cruiser Boat (slow boat) which has two guided snorkels. With the latter you are served a western breakfast as well a Thai buffet lunch and the boat is equipped with an air-con saloon, sundeck and large dining area.
Just don’t be surprised if you find yourself coming back for more…more often than not, guests decide that one day in Paradise simply wasn’t enough 😉
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