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Similan Islands

An early bird tour
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About Similan Islands


Here are some of the most beautiful and diverse dive sites in Thailand, day trips and liveaboards to the islands are among the most popular worldwide. They consist of nine islands of granite rock with partially lush tropical vegetation, lapped by crystal clear water and lined partly with fine white sandy beaches.

The islands stretch over 25 kilometers, like a pearl necklace, from north to south on the Andaman Sea and located 65 kilometers off the coast of Phang Nga province. They were declared a Marine National Park in 1982.

The Similans are ideal for observing or photographing small fish by its enormous biodiversity of tropical reef fish. But not only small fish visit here, even Leopard sharks or White and Blacktip sharks are not rare also Manta rays and Whale sharks can be seen. You can visit the Similan Marine National Park from mid-October to mid-May on day trips but you will find the best conditions from November to April.

Our guests get picked up at the hotel and then taken by taxi to the pier in Nam Khem, north of Khao Lak.

Rules for the Similan National park
- For bookings, we need the first name, family name, nationality, date of birth and passport number
- For divers also: dive level, number of logged dives,
date of the last dive & dive certificate
- Visitors must carry a copy or picture of their passport with
- Drone flights are strictly prohibited
- Beginner’s courses (DSD, OWD) are not allowed – only local
- Single-use plastic is not allowed to take
- Stay overnight is not allowed anymore
- Bookings has to be done latest 6:00 pm, the before the trip

Since there are only 525 tickets per day for the Similan National Park, we strongly advise you to book tours well in advance - especially for diving packages!




05:30 - 06:45 am
Pick-up from your hotel and transfer to Nam Khem pier.

07:30 am
Departure to the Similan Islands.

The early bird tour from Khao Lak will leave from Nam Kem Pier in Khao Lak and it takes about 1.15 hours to arrive at the islands.

The early departure ensures you get there early enough to enjoy Donald Duck Bay, hike up the short trail to the Sail Rock and take those amazing pictures from the viewpoint without the crowds.

Leave early to avoid the crowds
- First stop Island #8 – hike up to the viewpoint at Sail Rock and enjoy the beach
- Snorkeling stop from the boat
- Next stop Island #4 – enjoy your picnic lunch at Honeymoon Bay
- Then take a short nature trail to Princess Bay to enjoy the most spectacular beach
- Another snorkeling stop at the Similan or at Koh Bon depending on the weather conditions.

3:30 pm
Return to the Pier for your transfer back to the hotel.


Information and Prices


What to bring
Swimwear, shorts, light t-shirt, beach towel, sunscreen, rash guard, mosquito spray, sun cap, sunglasses, beach shoes and flip flops.

What’s included
- Hotel return transfer in an air-conditioned minivan
- Licensed tour guide
- Full Snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel and fins)
- All National Park fees
- Refreshments: water, soft drinks, fresh fruit & cookies
- Picnic lunch (vegetarian menu available on request)
- Life Jacket
- Accident Insurance

from Khao Lak
Adult 3.700 Baht
Children (4 to 12 years): 2.300 Baht

from Phuket
Adult 4.100 Baht
Children (4 to 12 years): 2.700 Baht

Weather & Sea Conditions
Between November and January – especially around Christmas and New Years – steady northerly winds regularly create short bumpy waves, which can make parts of the boat rides uncomfortable. Although this does not affect the safety of the boat rides, we cannot guarantee enjoyable boat rides to every individual on every given day. We experienced a wide range of individual guest reactions to these conditions. As the Family Tour and Koh Kam tour do not require the speedboat to leave sheltered waters at any time, this does apply to all tours except Family Tour and Koh Kam tours.
From February on weather and sea conditions are usually very calm and comfortable.

We reserve the right to change or adjust the itinerary of the tour if necessary due to weather changes or any other unforeseen circumstances.

Medical Advice
Individuals with the following medical conditions are excluded from this speedboat tour:
• Back Issues
• Heart Issues & Diseases
• Pregnancy
• Epilepsy

Please be advised that this is a safety regulation by the Thai Department for National Parks and there is no insurance cover for individuals with these conditions whatsoever on speedboat tours!

Cancellation Policy
Until 24 h before tour departure, you can cancel your tour anytime via email or phone call. If you do not have any communication devices, please ask your hotel reception to call us.