The National Park of Similan Islands is composed of nine islands (Similan means nine in Malais). This archipelago is easy to reach, and is located only 50 kilometers far from Phuket. It can be visited in one day, but you can as well stay there several days. Similan National Park is open from 15 October to 15 May.
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Similan Islands Snorkeling
฿3 600THB 1 900 Trip Child (4 to 10 yo)
Rent an underwater camera for 1,000 THB and bring home wonderful memories of your snorkeling trip. You will be able to take pictures and videos up to 30 meters depth. We will either burn the photos on a disc or save it in your memory card for you! Please feel free to ask us more information.
1 Days Course
Booking | Similan National Park is open from 15 October to 15 May
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Day Trip Itinerary | Similan Islands Snorkeling
- 6:00 am – Pick up from the hotel to Tap-Lamu Pier Thaimuang District Phang-Nga province and have some coffee or tea
- 8:30am – 10:00 am – Departure from the pier to Similan archipelago by speed boat and snorkeling in the area of the beautiful fishes and coral at Bangu Island
- 11:30 am – Lunch with thai food / set menu and relax on Similan Island
- 13:30 am – Transfer by speed boat to snorkeling at Koh Miang, Connecting to Koh Payu for snorkeling
- 15:00 pm – Departure from Similan archipelago to Tap-Lamu Pier
- 16:30 pm – Arrive at the pier and back to the hotel
What to bring?
– Beach towel
– Shorts & light T-Shirt
– Sun glasses
You must take into account that it is a tiring day, due to the long transfers (around 4 hours to go, 4 hours to come back). You will stay a few hours on the spots. Moreover, we inform you that Similar Island are very popular and there is a lot of tourists, because it is one of the most beautiful spot for snorkeling.
All islands were declared National Park in 1982 to protect the island about abusive tourism developments that can be found on some islands in Thailand as a consequence you will not find a hotels; only bungalows and tents are rented on one of the islands. Thanks to that the archipelago therefore remained untouched civilization and offers one of the most beautiful landscapes of Thailand.
The Similan Islands are obviously one the best places for diving and snorkeling Thailand as they offer a rich underwater diversity where you can observe many species.
If diving will dazzle the eyes, the earthly aspect of the islands will not leave you indifferent and you will discover the immense forest of palm trees and many varieties of animals such as birds, reptiles and monkeys.
Participate in the Similan Islands Snorkeling Trip, a site considered one of the finest in the world, and savor also its warm tropical nights cooled by breezes from the Andaman Sea.
The Similan Islands Highlights
Time: 3h to 3h30
Number of islands: 9
Depth: 0 – 35m
Visibility: 20 – 50m
Water temperature: 28-30 ° C
Experience Level: Beginner – Intermediate
Number of dive sites: 20
Diving Season: October to May
Distance: 50 km of Phuket
Similan Islands are composed of 9 islands in the Andaman Sea. They are unhabited and since 1984 they are protected by the government. After years of dynamite fishing they replace the fishers by a controled and respectful tourism.
The Islands are about 50km from Kao Lak. Besides you won’t see any resort or stores on it. So it’s the perfect destination to see the wild marine life in an unaltered landscape.
Discover the incredible biodiversity of the Similan Island, some of the finest sandy beaches and amazing coral reefs. Moreover it is not uncommon to encounter whales sharks and Manta Ray.