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Krabi: Private Luxury Long Tail Boat to the 4 Islands

1. Krabi: Private Luxury 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. 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 luxury 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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From Krabi: 4 Islands Snorkeling Tour by Speed Boat

2. From Krabi: 4 Islands Snorkeling Tour by Speed Boat

Spend the day island hopping and exploring white sand beaches in this 4-island tour. Cruise through crystal waters and dive below the surface to discover the area's rich marine life. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the beautiful Koh Poda Island. The day begins with pick up from designated hotels in Krabi. Head to the dock and sail off to Phra Nang Cave, known as the house of a princess spirit worshipped by the local fisherman. Inaccessible by road, Phra Nang Cave Beach is considered to be one of the most beautiful strips of sand in the world. Continue to Tup Island, one of Thailand’s hidden gems. As the tide recedes the white sand and limestone beach appears, revealing a hidden path from Tup to neighboring Chicken island. Journey to Koh Poda Island and enjoy a picnic lunch with seasonal fresh fruits and water. Relax on the beach or hit the waves in search of tropical fish and marine life.  Last but not least, stop at Chicken Island, named after its distinctive chicken-like rock formation. Explore the beach and enjoy panoramic views of the Krabi coastline in the background. After a day full of fun in the sun, return to Krabi, arriving back at your hotel by approximately 3:00 PM.

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Krabi: 7 Islands Sunset Tour with BBQ Dinner and Snorkeling

3. 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 pickup fellow travelers. 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 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.

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Krabi: 4 Islands Tour by Longtail Boat

4. 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.

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Krabi: 4 Islands Sunset Snorkeling Tour with BBQ Dinner

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

Start with pickup from your hotel at 12:00 PM. Depart from Ao Nang 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 on the beach and watch a fire show performed on the beach by the locals 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.

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Krabi: 4 Islands Private Full-Day Tour by Longtail Boat

6. Krabi: 4 Islands Private Full-Day Tour by Longtail Boat

Cruise on a private longtail boat to the famous 4 islands and experience a fun-filled day in the sun on this unforgettable island adventure. The tour includes hotel transfers and a custom-made itinerary for each island.  Start with a pickup from your hotel in Krabi Town, Klong Muang Beach, or Ao Nang Beach at 08:00 AM. Depart from Ao Nang pier by traditional longtail boat. Glide on the longtail speedboat to Pranang Beach to explore Princess Cave, dedicated to the goddess of the ocean. Learn about its origin, including the spirit house, and how local fishermen give offerings to the goddess. Afterward, spend time sunbathing, swimming, exploring, or taking photos. Next, hop back onto the speedboat and head to Tup Island. This is an exotic tropical island where you can snorkel in the crystal clear water and explore the beach on foot. When the tide is low, you can walk along the white sandy causeway joining the Koh Mor. Continue to Poda Island which is a stunning jewel of the Andaman Ocean with both lowland bamboo plantations and majestic rocky cliffs bordering the long beautiful beach. It will be there that a delicious Thai picnic lunch will be served on the beach. End at the famous Chicken Island. This landmark has a unique limestone formation in the shape of a chicken's head jutting out into the sea. The island has many beautiful and vibrant coral reefs which are nice for snorkeling and swimming. At 3:00 PM, hop back onto the boat and return to the pier where you will meet your transportation back to your accommodation.

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Krabi Islands: Exclusive Power Catamaran Sightseeing Tour

7. Krabi Islands: Exclusive Power Catamaran Sightseeing Tour

Sail onboard a power catamaran on a sightseeing cruise around the islands and beaches of Krabi. Admire the beautiful views, snorkel or swim at Railay Beach, Phra Nang Cave Beach, Ao Nang Beach, Koh Poda, Tup Island, and Chicken Island.  Start your trip with a welcome drink and snack on gourmet canapés. Taste the local flavors traditional Thai dishes, fresh seafood and meat on the barbecue, with tropical fruits and melted chocolate for dessert.  Stop and snorkel to see coral reefs and tropical fish. Head off to hidden beaches with the Zodiac. Go out on the blue waters with a SUP board or kayak.  In between stops, choose to relax anywhere along the 40-foot catamaran. Lay down on the bean bags, sip on a cocktail, or sunbathe on the pool float. Enjoy the company of a small group of maximum 22 people. Listen to atmospheric music and watch the waves. On the way back to the pier, watch the sunset over the sea.

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Krabi: Private Island Luxury Picnic By Long Tail Boat

8. 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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Krabi: Private 4-Island Sunset Tour with Dinner

9. Krabi: Private 4-Island Sunset Tour with Dinner

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 premium speed 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.

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What people are saying about Phra Nang Beach

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 29 reviews

The incredible tour ... the spectacular beaches and the wonderful sunset ... the only thing the plankton if you do not go under the water from outside is not seen.

We thought we were on a speed boat but it was a long tail boat my partner struggled getting back in after snorkelling and cut all his chest

I highly recommend this tour, you can see a little bit of everything in the Krabi region. Great for all ages.

experience was fun. tour guide Max from PhiPhi tours is very accommodating! i really enjoyed the trip.

Friendly staff and very nice tour, we had enough time to join the places with no rush. Very beautiful.