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Chicken Island: Our most recommended tours and activities

Krabi: 7 Islands Sunset Tour with BBQ Dinner and Snorkeling

1. Krabi: 7 Islands Sunset Tour with BBQ Dinner and Snorkeling

Enjoy an island-hopping adventure to 7 beautiful islands near Krabi on a long tail boat tour. Visit a variety of picturesque islands and enjoy a tasty BBQ dinner as you watch the magical sunset on Koh Poda. Start the 7 island sunset tour with pickup from your hotel in Krabi, or at one of several meeting points in the area. Depart by traditional longtail boat from Nopparat Thara Pier in Ao Nang, with a short stopover at Railay Beach to pick up fellow travelers. Continue to Koh Yawasam and dive into a paradise of large shallow gardens of coral surrounded by flat sandy areas. Cruise around the chicken-shaped rock at Koh Kai. Enjoy an excellent photo opportunity at this oddly-shaped natural landmark. The next stop is at Koh Tub for some beach time or (at low tide) a walk across the spectacular sandbank that connects it to Chicken and Mor Islands nearby. Swim in the crystal-clear water at Koh Tan Ming, a small rock islet in front of Koh Poda. After plenty of exertion and activity, you will then enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner right on the beach of Koh Poda as the sun goes down. Complete the evening with a short swim amidst the bio-luminescent plankton in the surrounding ocean of Koe Raeng before returning to the pier in Ao Nang.

Krabi: 4 Islands Tour by Longtail Boat

2. Krabi: 4 Islands Tour by Longtail Boat

Discover some of the most picturesque islands near Krabi on a day trip by longtail boat, with stops for swimming and snorkeling in clear blue waters. Relax on tranquil beaches and snap fantastic photos of the stunning scenery. Start the tour directly from your hotel in Krabi with pickup by minivan. Meet the crew and board the wooden longtail boat at Nopparat Thara Pier in Ao Nang. Head over to the first of the four islands, with a short stopover at Railay Beach to pickup fellow explorers. Visit the world-renowned Phra Nang Cave Beach on Railay. Admire views of vertical limestone cliffs, lush green jungle, white beaches, and clear turquoise waters. Visit the Princess Cave at the end of the beach, where fishermen make offerings in the form of incense and flowers to ensure safe voyages. Continue to Poda Island, famous for its white beaches and turquoise water. Spot the huge rock in front of the island, featured on countless postcards, so don’t miss the opportunity to snap your own photo memory here. After some swimming and snorkeling, enjoy a Thai-style lunch on the beach. Next, cruise around the “head” of Chicken Island, notable for the oddly-shaped rocky outcrop that gave it its name. Here also makes for an excellent photo opportunity. The next stop is at Koh Tub where you can walk across the spectacular sandbar that connects it to the Chicken and Mor Islands nearby. After your stroll, head back on the return leg of your adventure to the pier in Ao Nang.

Krabi: 4 Islands Day Trip by Speedboat Including Lunch Box

3. Krabi: 4 Islands Day Trip by Speedboat Including Lunch Box

Be picked up from your hotel in Krabi Town, Klong Muang, or Ao Nang between 8:00 AM and 8:30 AM. Enjoy a 20-minute speedboat ride to Railay Beach, where the boat will stop to pick up some remaining passengers at 9:30 AM. Then, head to Phranang Cave which will be the first stop. Visit Phranang Cave, a very famous cave known as the house of a princess spirit who is respected and worshiped by the local people. Continue to Chicken Island where there is a distinctive rock formation that looks like a chicken. This is an excellent snorkeling spot with marine life that will amaze you. After relaxing here, enjoy your included lunch box. Journey to Tup Island one of Thailand’s unseen highlights, situated along Koh Dam Khwan. As the tide recedes the white sand and limestone beach will begin to appear and connect the two islands at low tide. After, visit Poda Island. Relax on a white-sand beach or swim and snorkel in the crystal water. Explore colorful corals and admire the variety of reef fish. After the long joyful day, journey back to the pier around 3:00 PM before driving backing to your hotel.  

Krabi: 4 Islands Sunset Snorkeling Tour with BBQ Dinner

4. Krabi: 4 Islands Sunset Snorkeling Tour with BBQ Dinner

Discover the best islands of Krabi on a day-long excursion with a local guide. Go snorkeling, watch the sunset and enjoy a BBQ on the beach. Enjoy round-trip transfers from your hotel in Krabi Town, Ao Nang, or Klong Muang/Tub Kaek Beach, or meet at Railay Beach. Choose from a private or group tour. Depart from the pier and make your way to the first island of the excursion, Yawasam Island. Here you can do some snorkeling at a vibrant coral reef. Spot diverse species of colorful fish at one of the best snorkeling spots in Krabi. See species such as lionfish, parrotfish, and clownfish.  Next visit Poda Island, where you can relax and sunbathe on the white sandy beach. Make a short stop on Taming Island for more snorkeling, before arriving at Chicken Island. The island gets its name from the striking rock formation that looks like the head of a chicken. At the tip of the island, there is a beautiful beach where you can swim with colorful marine life. As the evening approaches, arrive at the island of Tup and Mor Island. These islands are connected by a sandbank at low tide, and you can even walk across from one island to the other right over the ocean. This sea parting is very rare and only a few places in the world have this type of sandbank. Next, make your way to the Phranang Cave Beach. This beautiful beach is located on the stunning Railay peninsula with spectacular limestone cliffs and white coral sand. Explore the cave and swim in the crystal-clear water. Then, enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner as the sun goes down. Complete the evening with a short swim amidst the bio-luminescent plankton in the surrounding ocean before returning to the pier at Ao Nang at 7:30 PM.

From Krabi: Phi Phi and 4 Islands Early Bird Tour

5. From Krabi: Phi Phi and 4 Islands Early Bird Tour

Start the day with an early pick-up from hotels in Ao Nang, Klong Muang, and Tub Kaek. Enjoy the morning at Koh Mor and Koh Tap, a group of islands with a white fine sand bar that links the three isles together. Visit Maya Bay which was made famous by the film "The Beach”. Explore the jungle behind the beach. Head next to the Pileh Lagoon to admire the towering cliffs surrounding an emerald-green lagoon. Stop for some swimming and to jump off the boat. Go to snorkeling spots to swim and snorkel. Explore the colorful tropical reef and marine life with tropical fish. Continue with a visit to the Viking Cave. Visit Monkey Bay, and see the wild monkeys' habitat. Discover the powdery white sand beach with crystal clear water at Bamboo Island, a great place to relax on the beach. Enjoy a Thai buffet lunch with a variety of options. After lunch, head to Koh Kai for taking photos of this island’s incredible rock formation in the shape of a chicken. Finish at scenic Koh Poda. Relax and swim in this crystal clear water before returning to the pier to be transferred back to your hotel.

Krabi: Big Game Fishing and Snorkelling at Four Islands

6. Krabi: Big Game Fishing and Snorkelling at Four Islands

Explore the fishing area in the Anaman Sea, home to big fish such as cobia, sailfish, barracuda, giant trevally, mackerel, bigeye tuna, marlin, queenfish, grouper, snapper, and Jacks. Be picked up at your hotel and board an iconic longtail boat or big boat. Get your gear and start your fishing game. Enjoy your lunch on the beach and relax under the sun. Go for a swim and snorkeling around the famous four islands of Krabi, Chicken Island, Poda Island, Tup Island, and Phra Nang before return to the pier and be transferred to your hotel.

Krabi 6-Hour Sunset Cruise with Snorkeling and Meal

7. Krabi 6-Hour Sunset Cruise with Snorkeling and Meal

This 6-hour Krabi Sunset Cruise is available 7 days a week and all year round. The program begins at approximately 02:00 PM with meeting points in both Ao Nang and Railay. Head out to the islands off the coast of Railay. At Poda, Chicken, Si and Ta Ming islands you’ll have the opportunity to swim and snorkel. You can also try the 2-person kayak and 1 of the 4 stand-up paddle boards available. Do as much or as little as you like on the cruise. The teak deck is perfect for relaxing and taking in the majestic views. End the day sailing back to the Railay Peninsula while watching the sun set over the Andaman. You’ll also have a chance to swim in the waters next to Pranang Beach after dark if you’d like to experience the bio-luminescence.

Krabi: Seven Islands Snorkel Cruise with Dinner

8. Krabi: Seven Islands Snorkel Cruise with Dinner

Discover the best of Krabi's islands and beaches on this snorkel cruise. Visit seven islands, including Chicken Island, Ko Ya Wa Sam, and  Koh Mor. Swim with bioluminescent plankton and savor a delicious buffet dinner on the beach in Railay. After getting picked up from your hotel, travel to Ao Nang Pier and board your boat. Choose between a traditional Thai longboat or a speedboat cruise. Your first stop of the day is Ko Ya Wa Sam, where you can snorkel with colorful marine life and corals. Next, head to Ko Poda. Here, relax on the white-sand beaches or snorkel with the abundant sea life. Continue your snorkel adventure in Ko Ma Tang Ming before heading to Chicken Island, so-called thanks to its hen-like rock formations. Afterward, visit the islets of Ko Thap and Koh Mor, which are connected to Chicken Island by a sandbank. Head to Railay and visit Phra Nang Cave Beach. Admire the beach's limestone cliffs and white coral sands and explore the cave where a goddess princess is believed to live. Sit down to a delicious Thai buffet dinner at the Sand Sea Resort as the sun sets on the horizon. Finally, finish the day by swimming with the bioluminescent plankton below the moonlight. At the end of the day, get dropped off back at your hotel by car.

Railay: 4 Islands Sunset & Night Snorkel Boat Tour

9. Railay: 4 Islands Sunset & Night Snorkel Boat Tour

Discover the beautiful islands of Ao Nang, Krabi, and Railay, on this full-day semi-private long-tail boat trip. enjoy sailing through the islands with your guide and with lunch included. Head to Railay Beach, one of the most popular beaches in all of Thailand surrounded by lush jungle and huge limestone formations. Take a traditional Thai wooden boat to Poda Island, home to white-sand beaches surrounded by limestone cliffs. During the voyage, glimpse the beautiful Tup Island formed by white sand that connects to Chicken Island when the tide goes down. Marvel at the stunning sandbars and crystal clear waters. Stop on Poda Island for traditional Thai food. Sail to Koh Sii Island which is considered one of the best diving and snorkeling spots in the Ao Nang area. Dive into the waters with great visibility and see hard and soft coral. Enjoy the rich underwater life including tropical fish such as Nemo fish, butterfly fish, barracudas, puffer fish, and more. Next, go to Phranang beach and take a break for a small snack. Explore the famous Phranang Cave, famous for a large number of phallic carvings made in honor of the fertility goddess. Sit and watch one of the best sunsets in Thailand, while having a club sandwich. On the way to Ao Nang, stop for some night snorkeling and take the opportunity to swim amongst the bioluminescent plankton which is a wonderful and unforgettable experience. Your guide will be with you all day, teaching you about Thai culture, the history of the islands, peculiarities of this area, and safety rules on board. Your guide will also stay with you during the snorkel sessions so that you can learn details of the marine life that you will find. Experience the islands in privacy, visiting them outside of peak hours, in groups with a maximum of 15 people. Relax on the comfortable and spacious boats. Your guide will customize the itinerary, adapting to the sea conditions, tides, and the level of occupation of the beaches. You will return to the Ao Nang area at around 8:00 or 8:30 PM.

Krabi: Private Long Tail Boat to the 4 Islands

10. Krabi: Private Long Tail Boat to the 4 Islands

Choose from either the Early Bird Tour which departs at 5:30 AM, or the Afternoon Sunset Tour which departs at 12:30 PM.  For the Early Bird option, escape the crowds of tourists and discover the beautiful 4 Islands with no one around. Catch sight of the spectacular sunrise while you set sail to the first destination, Phra Nang Beach. Phra Nang Beach is next to Railay Beach and commands an enviable location on the tip of the bay looking out on the emerald expanse of the Andaman Sea. Discover Phra Nang Cave, which has a spirit house dedicated to the goddess of the Andaman Sea. The wooden spirit house is worshiped by the local fisherman community and offerings of wooden phallic symbols or lingams are placed throughout the cave. Add-on paddle boards are available for these options as well. At your next stop, enjoy the opportunity to snorkel in crystal clear water and maybe also witness the amazing 'Talae Waek', or 'parting sea'. At low tide, a long sandbar will emerge connecting Ko Tup to Chicken Island and Ko Mor, which allows you to walk from one island to another. In front of Chicken Island, see an island with a unique rock formation that looks like a chicken's head. Explore the area with the snorkeling equipment provided and find many tropical fish. Next, hop back on your long tail boat and head towards Ko Poda, a paradise island with powder white sand and crystal clear turquoise water where you will see many sergeant and piper fish. In front of the island, you will also see the iconic limestone formation which stands tall in the middle of the ocean and offers a great photo opportunity. After this great escape to paradise, head back to Ao Nang where you will be transferred back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Chicken Island

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 889 reviews

The tour was as good as we expected. We checked the reviews before choosing this provider and we were expecting to be in a small boat with more people than capacity but that was not the reality. We fitted comfortably in the boat and the length of the tour was perfect as it did not feel too short or long at all. We bought in advance a snorkeling mask but when we reached the activity time we were surprised on the amount of masks the guide had already and they even provided us with a dispensable extension for the tube where you breath in the mask that eliminated any hygiene issues. Food was decent and the 4-5 stops were quite beautiful and made it a perfect day. Thank you!

The tour was simply amazing! Except for having to get up this early, but that was totally worth it. Seeing all these beaches in the early morning and thereby avoiding tourist masses as far as possible was perfect. The tour guides were one of the nicest and most entertaining ones I’ve ever had - such great people :) we always had cold drinks and fresh fruits on the boat and were even given cookies and potato chips during the day. We had lunch at a beautiful beach, sitting under palms and enjoying amazing Thai food. There was enough time for intensive snorkeling and swimming at various locations. Highly recommend this tour!

We did the tour years ago and it's still great. We were unlucky with the weather, but the boys and girls from the organizers can't do anything about that. The snorkeling spots are great, fish over fish. We had a lot of fun and finally swimming with the plankton is simply a highlight. Many thanks to the team for a very fun outing although the rain caught us when we moored for the BBQ so we were protected.

Wspaniałe doświadczenie, bardzo pomocna obsługa która dbała o nas podczas całej wycieczki. Wszystko zorganizowane na najwyższym poziomie. Pływanie z rekinami, małpy, snorkeling wszystko tak jak obiecywali. Polecam i jak będę na Phi Phi wykupie ponownie. Niezapomniane wrażenia. Na wielu atrakcjach byłyśmy przed wszystkimi turystami wiec była możliwość na trochę prywatności.

Such a fun day, I would definitely recommend this trip!