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Krabi: 4 Islands Tour by Longtail Boat

1. 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

2. 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: Private Long Tail Boat to the 4 Islands

3. 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.

Krabi: Big Game Fishing and Snorkelling at Four Islands

4. 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: 4 Islands Snorkeling Boat Tour

5. Krabi: 4 Islands Snorkeling Boat Tour

After hotel pick-up head to the dock and board the boat. Sail to Phra Nang Cave, known as the house of a princess spirit worshipped by the local fisherman. Continue 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 connecting with Chicken island. Journey to Poda Island and enjoy a picnic lunch. Spend time snorkeling and discover the area's amazing marine life. Lastly, stop at Chicken Island, named after the distinctive chicken-like rock formation. Enjoy either sunbathing or swimming. Then journey back to the pier, arriving backing at your hotel at 3:00 PM.

Krabi: Full-Day Seven Islands Snorkel Cruise with Dinner

6. Krabi: Full-Day 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.

Krabi: 4 Island Tour, Sunset+Plankton, Small Group 12 pax

7. Krabi: 4 Island Tour, Sunset+Plankton, Small Group 12 pax

Your tour will begin with a visit to Koh Poda, which will prove the main step of your tour. Whilst there you will have time to relax and swim, before enjoying lunch which will consist of a traditional Thai Buffet on the beach. You will soon visit Koh Tup, where you can enjoy the white sand beach and can even walk out to Chicken Island with the right tides. Take pictures of the unique limestone in Chicken Islands, and jump in the water at Koh Yawasam to snorkel in the crystal clear water. Later, visit Phranang Beach to discover the Princess Cave and enjoy the sunset on the beach. You can then go swimming at night to enjoy the bioluminescent plankton, before you later return to your accommodation.

From Koh Yao Noi: 4 Islands Private Long-Tail Boat Tour

8. From Koh Yao Noi: 4 Islands Private Long-Tail Boat Tour

Enjoy a comfortable hotel pickup and board your private long-tail boat before heading to Pranang Beach, a secluded peninsula. Visit Pranang Cave and learn about its origin and how local fishermen give offerings to the goddess. Afterwards, spend time sunbathing, swimming, exploring, or taking photos with your friends and family. Hop back onto the boat and head to Tup Island, an exotic tropical island where you can snorkel in the crystal clear water and explore the beach on foot. When the tide is low, walk along the white sandy causeway joining the Koh Mor. Following that, head to Poda Island, famous for both lowland bamboo plantations and majestic rocky cliffs bordering the long beautiful beach. Enjoy a delicious Thai picnic lunch served on the beach. Continue to the famous Chicken Island with its unique limestone formation in the shape of a chicken's head jutting out into the sea. Enjoy snorkelling and swimming at the many beautiful and vibrant coral reefs. In the afternoon, hop back onto your boat and head back to your accommodation. Remark: 1. Kayaking add-on is available at Phranang Bay, 1 Hours (1 kayak/ 2 people)

Krabi: 4 Island Sunset Tour by Luxury Longtail Boat with BBQ

9. Krabi: 4 Island Sunset Tour by Luxury Longtail Boat with BBQ

You will be picked up at midday directly from your hotel lobby before heading to the starting point at Nopparat Thara Pier in Ao Nang. From there you'll depart on a luxury longtail boat and cruise to the famous 4 Islands Archipelago. The first stop will be at Ko Tup, an offshore island with panoramic views of the Krabi coastline as its backdrop. At low tide, a sandbar emerges linking Tup Island with Chicken Island as well as the smaller Mor Island. This unique occurrence is commonly referred to as Talay Waek, meaning "divided sea". You'll cruise slowly past Koh Kai, which got its name from a bizarre rock formation resembling the head of a chicken. Escape reality and leave the crowds behind with a stop at Koh Ya Wa Sam, where hordes of visitors are replaced by serenity and relaxation. This secret island is the ideal snorkeling spot, complete with a beautiful coral reef and colorful fish. On the way to Poda Island you will have the opportunity to snorkel in deep water around Koh Tan Ming Island, a small rocky outcrop just in front of Koh Poda. You will have plenty of time to explore the largest island of the group, despite its area being no more than a kilometer in diameter. Covered with palm and pine trees and almost entirely encircled by a soft white sand beach, it is a stunning tropical getaway. The last stop will be to the Phra Nang Cave Beach, which is complete with powdery sand and crystal clear waters. It is ranked among Asia's top ten beaches and offers spectacular limestone cliffs with staggering stalagmites and stalactites. On the edge of Phra Nang Beach, a cave has been dedicated to a princess goddess of the sea named Phra Nang. According to legend, she was an Indian princess who was killed in a shipwreck. Before the sun sets you'll feast on a romantic Thai-style BBQ dinner on the beach whilst watching the spectacular amber sky over the ocean horizon. You'll enjoy this unique moment before heading back to the pier, from where the driver will bring you back to your hotel.

Krabi: Private Island Luxury Picnic By Long Tail Boat

10. Krabi: Private Island Luxury Picnic By Long Tail Boat

Enjoy a fully customizable private tour to the beautiful islands near Ao Nang, including a special picnic on a quiet beach. For lunch, choose between two options: charcuterie, cheese, and sandwiches, or a traditional Indian comfort food dish. The following is a sample itinerary, which can be totally personalized. Get picked up from your hotel and head to Hat Nopparat Thara Pier, where you will catch your private long-tail boat. Sail to Tub Island and Talay Waek for sunbathing, snorkeling, and swimming in the azure waters. Head then to Poda Island to set up your private picnic on the beach. Revel in the company of your friends, family, or loved one during this special moment. Continue to Chicken Island and enjoy a stop for snorkeling from the boat. Upon arrival to Phra Nang Beach, walk to Railay and explore the magical surrounding area. Cruise back to Hat Nopparat Thara Pier and return to your hotel by van.

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What people are saying about Ko Tup

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 651 reviews

DO NOT MISS OUT ON A SUPERB DAY OUT. The tour, the crew, the food and vibes are out of this world. This was one of our best trips we took whilst on holiday in Thailand. An Unforgettable VIP Krabi experience, we look forward to seeing you all again!

The guides were very nice and accommodating. We were picked up on time and had a great start to the tour. The boat was very nice and you could take nice pictures. All the stops on the tour were great and the catering was impeccable.

Our trip was great and the guides we were with were fun and engaging. The weather wasn’t perfect but we had a great time nonetheless. If you’re only in Krabi for a few days this is a great way to see more!

It was amazing and I had a great trip. Everyone was informative and the vibes were great!

Few people and very friendly staff. The food on the beach is a hoot