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Phuket: Coral and Racha Islands Hype Luxury Catamaran

1. Phuket: Coral and Racha Islands Hype Luxury Catamaran

Discover 2 of the most stunning islands close to Phuket, Coral and Racha Islands, on a special 7.5-hour sea tour aboard a luxury catamaran - the Hype Boat. Sunbathe on the comfortable day beds, enjoy the music of a live DJ, and jump into the crystal clear waters of the Andaman Sea. Select the hotel transfer option for the most hassle-free day out. Board your boat at 11 AM at Chalong Pier. After departure, feast on a decadent buffet with options ranging from tapas to sushi, as well as a wide variety of delicious Thai food. Make your first stop on Coral Island at 12:45 PM, and swim, snorkel, or hang out on the white sandy beach. At 2 PM, head to your next destination, Racha Island, a well-known island for snorkeling and diving. At 4:30 PM, board your boat again and delight in an afternoon of dancing until the sun goes down. Admire the astonishing sight of the vibrant sun hitting the horizon of the ocean as you watch the sunset. The tour concludes back at Chalong Pier at around 6:30 PM.

Discover Scuba Diving Racha Yai From Phuket

2. Discover Scuba Diving Racha Yai From Phuket

Have you always wondered what it is like to breathe underwater? If so you do not necessarily have to pay for a course to have certification. Begin your diving adventure at your own pace. During the experience, you get an introduction and briefing on scuba diving and you are taught how to use the scuba diving equipment in shallow waters. Please note that this is not a scuba diving certification. Breathing underwater is a whole new experience - it takes a few minutes to get used to it. This is not a typical human behavior and it is completely normal to be a little hesitant to put your face in the water and inhale at the beginning. However, within a few moments, your body adapts and you will be taken over by the freedom of movement while discovering the amazing marine life!

From Phuket: 3-Day PADI Open Water Diver Certification

3. From Phuket: 3-Day PADI Open Water Diver Certification

The PADI Open Water Diver course is divided into 3 main segments: 1) Theory Segment – knowledge development to understand the basic principles of scuba diving 2) Practical Segment – confined water dives to learn basic scuba skills (in the pool) 3) Practical Segment – discover scuba diving experience, the skills you have acquired may be credited towards a portion of the full PADI Open Water Diver course certification Day 1 8:00am – Meet your PADI instructor at the dive center for the theory segment 1:00pm – Lunch 10:30am – Pool session 2:00pm – Theory segment and exams Day 2 --> Racha Yai Koh Racha Yai is the largest of the two islands located off the southeastern coast of Phuket. Different kinds of corals can be spotted here with the staghorn coral predominating in many areas. Marine life is rich and species such as barracuda, tuna and milkfish can be found in this area. The better place for diving is located on the East Coast along the hard coral reef where there are shipwrecks and good drifts. 7:30am – Pick-up from your hotel and transfer to Chalong pier 8:00am – Welcome aboard! Breakfast is provided on the way to the first diving site 10:00am – First dive 11:00am – Hot buffet lunch served on board. Time for some snorkeling and sunbathing after lunch 12:30pm – Second dive 1:30pm – Rest and relax. Enjoy fresh tropical fruit and soft drinks on the way back to Chalong pier 12:30pm – Hot buffet lunch on board 3:30pm – Back to Chalong Pier 4:00pm – Transfer back to your hotel Day 3 --> Koh Phi Phi Island Phi Phi Islands has one of the most spectacular landscapes where the vertical cliffs of Thailand are the backdrop of the beautiful beaches. These islands became even more renowned when Danny Boyle filmed the movie ” The Beach” starring Leonardo Di Caprio in 1998. Koh Phi Phi Don, the bigger of the two islands is where you would be able to find numerous backpacker's inns, guesthouses and hotels. Phi Phi Le is the smaller island where there is a national park. In fact, there are two smaller islands, namely, Koh Bida Nok and Koh Bida Nai next to Koh Phi Phi Le towards the south. They are limestone rocks where you can find an outstanding variety of marine life. 7:30am – Pick-up from hotel and transfer to Chalong pier 8:00am – Welcome aboard! Breakfast is provided on the way to the first diving site 10:00am – First dive 11:00am – Hot buffet lunch served on board. Time for some snorkeling and sunbathing after lunch 12:30pm – Second dive 1:30pm – Rest and relax. Enjoy fresh tropical fruit and soft drinks on the way back to Chalong pier 12:30pm – Hot buffet lunch on board 3:30pm – Back to Chalong Pier 2:45pm – Rest and Relax. Enjoy fresh tropical fruit and soft drinks on the way back to Chalong pier 4:00pm – Transfer back to your hotel

Racha Island: Snorkeling Boat Tour

4. Racha Island: Snorkeling Boat Tour

Jump into this fantastic snorkeling experience. After pickup at your hotel, you will be taken to Chalong Pier where your speedboat will be waiting. Once you arrive to the camp, you will be served a tasty sandwich and easy snacks, together with some water, coffee or soft drinks. At around 1:00 PM you will jump on a boat and head to Siam Bay, which is only 30 minutes away from the mainland. At this bay you will have the opportunity to snorkel through the clear blue water for 45 minutes. Following this, your next stop will be to Patok Bay, where, you will have more time to do snorkeling. You will not need any diving license for this, as you will only dive to a maximum of 7 meters deep.  Following this, you will head back to Siam Bay (a private beach) for 45 minutes of relaxation time. If you wish (and if the tide allows it), you can also continue to snorkel here. Following your time at Siam Bay, you will head back to Patok Bay for around 40 more minutes of snorkeling. In the late afternoon it will be time to return home, and at 6:15PM you will be transferred back to your hotel.

From Phuket: Racha Islands Private Speedboat Tour

5. From Phuket: Racha Islands Private Speedboat Tour

Enjoy a private trip to the Racha Islands by speedboat charter service. Start with pickup from your hotel in Phuket, Patong, Kata, Karon, or Rawai Beach from 8:00 AM. Check-in at the pier in Phuket and set off on your speedboat adventure. Explore the Racha Islands located 12 kilometers south of Phuket. Discover some excellent swimming and snorkeling locations as well as white sand beaches, and crystal-clear ocean waters. Visit locations such as Ko Kae Bay and Siam Bay and discover beautiful coral reefs and a variety of colorful fish. Or simply relax and top up your tan on the beautiful beaches.  Enjoy a stop for lunch during the day, with fresh fruit and drinks. At around 4:00 PM, after a day of exploring the islands, hop on back on your private speedboat, and head back to the pier in Phuket. Then, be dropped off at your hotel.

Phuket: PADI 2-Day Basic Freediver Course

6. Phuket: PADI 2-Day Basic Freediver Course

To successfully complete the first Star of AIDA courses, you will have to perform a one minute fifteen second breath-hold and swim twenty-five meters underwater with fins. 1. An effective method of teaching For every instructor, the commitment is to properly adapt the course according to the student diver. You will begin with a personal approach in the pool, in order to establish together the goals to reach and the needs of everyone. 2. Competitive prices Choosing this course represents choosing the cheapest way to explore the underwater world. For example, the 2 Star AIDA course is open to you for only ฿10,500. Of course, everything is included in the price. By this way, whether you are a beginner or already experienced, you can enjoy free diving at low prices. 3. Free Diving at Racha Yai Island You are on holiday, and you want to take advantage of being in Phuket to freedive in the most beautiful diving sites? With this course, you have the possibility to do an open water freedive in Racha Yai. This island is well-known and appreciated by everyone who has dived there. It’s up to you to join this community. 4. Stand up Paddle and Free Diving combined What about combining stand up paddle with your free diving course? You can start your day with a paddle session from Kata beach. Then, you will reach Koh Pu Island and on the way back, you will freedive at Kata Reef. 5. Support Coral Reef Creation project At last but not least, your freediving experience will be eco-friendly. Support a current project which aims to protect the corals of Kata. All free divers are invited to discover and understand the program. Choose this course to support the Coral Reef Creation Project.

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What people are saying about Racha Island

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 153 reviews

They pick me up on time and when we arrived at the peer where the boat was waiting, they took our temperature to make sure we were not sick. This was really great as I was concerned about being on a boat for 1 day with other people. The staff was great and really friendly. The drinks and the food really matched my expectations. They also provided us some snacks in the afternoon. The DJ was awesome and played some nice EDM and house music tunes.

There was a wedding reception with the English on the boat. Great atmosphere, it was fun! The first stop was unnecessary as it was neither suitable for snorkeling nor the beach was very attractive. The second stop was better! The boat is anchored directly in a bay, so more fun in the water!

Mostly Hype boat is about partying rather than sight seeing, if you are party lover you will definitely enjoy. If you want to have different adventures , experiences over places try something else.

Well organized and safe! Worth every penny spent!! Definitely upgrade to get the day bed!!

Everything is perfect but the sailing is not same at the picture