SIMILAN ISLAND TOUR BY SPEED BOAT
Trip Description: Mu Ko Similan National Park has been rated first by the U. S. publication Skin Diving of the top ten dive sites in the world. The Similan Islands in the heart of the Andaman Sea are indeed unparelled in their exotic beauty. If planning a visit, keep in mind that anytime between December to April is recommended, with the best month being March, because the monsoons are over and the water is clear.


   

Tour Type     : Full Day Include Lunch
Tour Date      : Daily
Period           : 07.30-17.30

ITINERARY
06:00 hrs Pick up from your hotel.
08:30 hrs Depart from pier to Similan Marine National Park By speed boat.
10:00 hrs Arrive Mu Ko Similan National Park, rated first by the U. S. publication Skin Diving of the top ten dive sites in the world. The Similan Islands in the heart of the Andaman Sea are indeed unparelled in their exotic beauty. If planning a visit, keep in mind that anytime between Decembers to April is recommended, with the best month being March, because the monsoons are over and the water is clear. The national park is established in 1982 and located in Ko Phrathong Sub-distreict, Khuraburi District, Phang-nga Province and covers 128 square kilometers, 80,000 rais, of area, 14 square kilometers of which is land composed of all the islands put together. Located along the western coastline of the Andaman Sea and in the Indian Ocean, rest these nine exotic granite islands created by upwellings of hot magma during the Teritiary-Cretaceous Period some 65 million years ago, then smoothed by glacial ice and the wave action of the sea.
Similan is really the Malaysian word for nine, as there are nine islands in the Similan group: Ko Bangu, Ko Similan, Hin Huwagralok, Ko Payu, Ko Ha, Ko Hok, Ko Miang, Ko Payan, Ko Payang, and Ko Huyong.

Ko Mieng or Ko Si (Four) is the location of the park's HQ. Here are two white powdered beaches, the large Haad yai, in 'front' of the island and the small Haad lek, which is about 20 minutes walk away, through rich evergreen forest, on the other side. It is home to NICO bar Pigeon, Flying Fox, and Hairy-legged Mountain Crab ('Poo Gai' in Thai, because it cheeps like a baby chicken), as well as much other wildlife. Facilities include a freshwater source, bungalow, campsites, a restaurant, a shop and long-tails boat for hire for snorkeling.

Ko Similan or Ko Paed (Eight) is the largest island with a large beautifully curved bay named 'Ao Kuerk'. The beach here is white like powder. Snorkeling is possible from here. To the right is found the towering 'Sailing Rock', a symbol of Ko Similan which can be climbed in order to take in a panoramic view of the bay.

Ko Payu or Ko Jed (Seven) has a very stunning snorkeling and scuba-diving site on the eastern shore. Many divers prefer this site to any other because there are both hard and soft corals, sea fans, and many species of schooling fish. A minor site is found to the west, and another to the north has rocks covered with sea fans, The island has no beach.Pusa Rocks is a small island shaped, above water, like a skull. Underwater are holes and crevices, very exciting for divers.

Ko Haa (five), to the west of the island is a large underwater rock full of soft corals. Nearby, garden Eels can be seen stretching their necks from holes in the sandy floor.

Fantasy Rocks are another scuba-diving site consisting of several large rocks totally covered with soft corals, sea fans, and many species of fish. They are located to the west of Ko Similan (Ko Paed), and are one of the more popular diving sites.

Christmas Point Rocks are another scuba diving site, a complex of rocks full of soft corals and sea fans found to the northwest of Ko Ba-ngu or Ko kao (Nine).

Shark Ridge Rocks are pinnacle rocks near Ko Payan or Ko Sam (Three). Here, several species of sharks like Silvertip, Leopard Shark, and Reef White tip can be found.

Ko Bon is located between the Similan Islands and Ko Tachai. There is no beach and the underwater scenery here is not as beautiful as elsewhere, but scuba divers may often find Manta Rays.

Ko Tachai is located at the northernmost tip of the park. There is a beautiful white beach on the island but no accommodation. The water is suitable for scuba diving, and Whale Shark is often found here.

 15:00 hrs Return transfer to mainland.

 17:00 hrs Arrive your hotel.

Note:

The rates are net per 1 person in Thai Baht

This rates for Patong Beach, Karon Beach, Kata Beach, Phuket Town for other destination Surchrge Transfer

The itinerary can be changed depend on the weather and sea condition.      

Extra Transfer Charge:

Surcharge: 150 Baht per person for transfer from hotels at Surin Beach, Kamala, Rawai, Cape panwa and Nai Harn

Surcharge: 200 Baht per person for transfer to/from airport, Layan Beach, Laguna and Bangtao Beach

Surcharge: 600 Baht per way per car/minibus for transfer from hotels at Naithon, naiyang Beach

Surcharge: 800 Baht per way per car/minibus for transfer from hotels at JW Marriott Phuket Resort

If not have your hotel area in this mention, itís not having any transfer additional charge.          

Inclusions:

Air-conditioned vehicles with experienced driver
English speaking licensed guide
Mask & Snorkel, Life jacket
Admission fees as mentioned in the program
Lunch
Travel insurance

Exclusions:

Items of a personal nature
Tips or Gratuities to guides or drivers
Personal expenses such as drinks, insurance, tips for driver, etc
other service not mentioned on this program

Child Policy:

For children less than 2 years "Free" of charge non seat.

For children 3-12 years old child rate

For children over 13 years old we charge normal price