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Krabi: Hong Islands Boat Tour with Panorama Viewpoint

1. Krabi: Hong Islands Boat Tour with Panorama Viewpoint

Explore the Hong Islands on a traditional longtail boat on this day trip from Krabi. Snorkel, swim and relax as you pass through lush landscapes. Be in awe of the region with a stop for panoramic views. Start your day trip with a hotel pickup service in Krabi in the morning. Undergo a short health check-up by the crew at Nopparat Thara Pier in Ao Nang or at Hin Pheng Pier in Klong Muang depending on the sea conditions. Hop aboard a traditional longtail boat with your fellow explorers and head over to the Hong Islands. Make a short stopover at Koh Daeng for open sea snorkeling in clear waters and a coral reef. Then spend the day leisurely exploring the main island, Koh Hong. See mangrove trees, wild birds, giant lizards, incredible rock formations, and beaches. Relax on the sundeck and soak up the scenery or jump from the boat into the refreshing waters of a hidden lagoon. Stop for a highlight of your trip, scenic panoramas from a viewpoint. Gaze at the limestone islands of the Andaman Sea. Head further to the tropical gem of Lading Island, nicknamed Paradise island, with its 2 small bays and sandy beaches. Here you can snorkel in the cool turquoise waters and spot a wide array of colorful fish and other marine animals. Enjoy a delicious, freshly made Thai-style lunch directly at the beach before being brought back to the pier and to your hotel.

Krabi: Hong Islands Day Trip by Speedboat with Lunch

2. Krabi: Hong Islands Day Trip by Speedboat with Lunch

Be picked up from your hotel in Krabi between 08:00 and 09:00 and depart for Hong Island by speedboat. Enter the lagoon through a narrow passageway, and take in the crystal clear waters, tropical islands and cliffs.  Visit the small islands starting with Koh Pakbia and Koh Rai which contain impressive sandbars revealed at low tide. Afterwards  Koh Lahding, also known as Paradise Island which has a beautiful sandy cove. Lastly, experience Daeng Island where you can spot a giant red rock and snorkel in the clear water and see the tropical fish. Enjoy your provided boxed lunch on the beach while enjoying the marvelous view. Choose to experience the area by kayak depending on the option chosen. After the fulfilling day, arrive back at the pier at around 15:00 and be transferred back to your hotel. Itinerary: • 08:00 - 09:00: Hotel pick-up  • 09:00 - 09:30: Depart from Nopparat Thara Pier • 09:30 - 10:20: Snorkel at Daeng Island • 10:20 - 10:40: Continue to Lading Island for swimming & snorkeling • 10:40 - 11:20: Stop at Pakbia & Rai Island for taking photos of the sandbar • 11:20 - 12:00: Cruise into the “secret” Hong Lagoon • 12:00 - 12:30: Enjoy lunch at the beach of Hong Island • 12:30 - 14:00: Free time for swimming, sunbathing & kayaking (if kayak option has been booked) • 14:00 - 15:00: Head back to Nopparat Thara Pier and transfer back to your hotel

Krabi: Hong Island Sunset Tour and BBQ Dinner

3. Krabi: Hong Island Sunset Tour and BBQ Dinner

Start with pickup from your hotel in Krabi Town, Klong Muang Beach, or Ao Nang Beach. Depart from Ao Nang pier by traditional longtail boat. Start exploring Hong Island with its beautiful secluded emerald lagoons and white sand beaches. See the many inlets and limestone caves on this unique and interesting island. Enjoy some time for swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing. Make your way to Lading Island for some fantastic snorkeling opportunities or simply relax on the beach. See a wide array of tropical fish and other marine animals. Then, arrive at Pakbia Island to enjoy a sunset BBQ dinner on the beach. 

From Koh Yao Noi: Hong Island Half-Day Long-Tail Boat Tour

4. From Koh Yao Noi: Hong Island Half-Day Long-Tail Boat Tour

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your hotel in Koh Yao Noi. Drive to Monoh Pier where you’ll board a long-tail boat. Along with your guide, journey to Hong Island’s large lagoon which is encircled by limestone cliffs. These astounding emerald sea lagoons are known as “the hidden rooms.” Swim and snorkel in the beautiful waters of Hong Island Bay. Relax with a picnic lunch on the beach. Enjoy some free time to explore the beautiful scenery. After lunch, visit Lading Island, a quiet and untouched island which isn’t usually seen by tourists. Go for a swim and take pictures of its beautiful enclosed emerald lagoons surrounded by stunning limestone mountain formations. Visit Pakbia island, which is located in between Koh Yao Noi and Krabi. Marvel the island’s large circular dome, which is covered in rich foliage. Enjoy the atmosphere of hidden natural beauty. Discover the Koh Nok Island’s beautiful beach where you can enjoy serene views of the surrounding islands. Visit the white sand beaches of Leam Haad which overlook the sister island of Koh Yao Noi. Afterward, sail back to the pier and then drive back to your hotel.

Krabi: Hong Islands Longtail Private Boat Trip & Snorkeling

5. Krabi: Hong Islands Longtail Private Boat Trip & Snorkeling

Start your trip with a hotel pickup in Ao Nang at 8:30 AM and depart for the Hong Islands by longtail. Enter the lagoon through a narrow passageway, and take in the crystal-clear waters, tropical islands, and cliffs.  Visit the small islands starting with Pakbia which contains impressive sandbars revealed at low tide. Afterwards, visit Lahding — also known as Paradise Island — which has a beautiful sandy cove. Lastly, experience Hong Island’s bay where you can spot a giant red rock and snorkel in the clear water and see the tropical fish. After the fulfilling day, arrive back at the pier at around 3:00 PM and be transferred back to your hotel.

Krabi: Koh Hong Sunset Tour with Beach BBQ and Night Snorkel

6. Krabi: Koh Hong Sunset Tour with Beach BBQ and Night Snorkel

This diverse sunset tour will allow you to see the best of the Koh Hong Archipeligo including its beaches, lagoons, and inlets. Snorkel and admire the marine life and relax and do some sunbathing. To conclude, you'll enjoy a BBQ dinner on a beach before admiring the bioluminescent plankton. Begin with pickup from your hotel or meeting point in Krabi. Depart by traditional longtail boat and head over to the Koh Hong Archipelago in just a few minutes. Explore Koh Hong secluded lagoons and inlets surrounded by limestone cliffs. Swim, snorkel, and sunbathe at the white sand beaches. If it’s quiet, you might spot giant monitor Lizards roaming freely. Take in panoramic views from the new viewpoint. Cruise into the emerald lagoon of Koh Hong's North side and then head further to Koh Lading for some snorkeling. See tropical fish and other marine animals before you enjoy a sunset BBQ dinner on the small beach of Koh Pakbia. After the sun goes down, do some night snorkeling at Koh Raeng, where you can see the natural phenomena of bioluminescent plankton. Afterwards, you’ll be brought back to the pier or to your hotel with lasting memories.

Krabi: 4 Islands & Ko Hong Private Long-tail Boat Tour

7. Krabi: 4 Islands & Ko Hong Private Long-tail Boat Tour

Start with pickup from your hotel in Krabi Town, Klong Muang Beach, Tub Kaek Beach or Ao Nang Beach at 8 AM. Then. depart from Ao Nang pier by traditional long-tail boat. Embark to Phra Nang Cave Beach, Tup Island, and Mor Island. Discover a large sand bar that links the two sides of the island that can be walked at low tide. Next, visit Chicken Island for snorkeling, followed by Poda Island for sunbathing and relaxing in its crystal clear water. Soak up the sun or snorkel among beautiful coral reefs and tropical fish before savoring your delicious lunch right on the beach. After lunch, visit the smaller islands. Start with Koh Pakbia, which has impressive sandbars that are revealed at low tide. From there, move on to Koh Lading, also known as Paradise Island,  and admire its beautiful sandy cove.  Finally, experience Hong Island’s Bay where you can spot a giant red rock and snorkel in the clear emerald water with numerous tropical fish. After a fun and fulfilling day, arrive back at the pier at around 5 PM and get transferred back to your hotel.

From Koh Yao Noi: Hong Islands Long-Tail Boat Tour

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

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your hotel in Koh Yao Noi. Drive to Monoh Pier where you’ll board a long-tail boat. Along with your guide, journey to Hong Island’s large lagoon which is encircled by limestone cliffs. Swim, snorkel, and relax with a picnic lunch at the beach. After, enjoy some free time to explore the beautiful scenery. Then, visit Lading Island, a quiet and untouched island which isn’t usually seen by tourists. Go for a swim and take pictures of its beautiful enclosed emerald lagoons surrounded by stunning limestone mountain formations. Visit Pak Bia island, which is located in between Koh Yao Noi and Krabi. Marvel at the island’s large circular dome covered in rich foliage. Enjoy the atmosphere of this hidden natural beauty. Explore the Koh Nok Island’s beautiful beach where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding islands. Walk along the white sand beaches of Leam Haad which overlook the sister island of Koh Yao Noi before sailing back.

Ko Yao Yai: Hong Island & Plankton Longtail Boat Sunset Tour

9. Ko Yao Yai: Hong Island & Plankton Longtail Boat Sunset Tour

After pickup from your hotel around 3:00 PM, depart from Chong Lard Pier in Ko Yo Yai for a 15-minute trip to Koh Yao Noi. Board your longtail boat then head first to Koh Nok, a roughly 10-minute journey. Visit a beautiful beach with stunning vertical cliffs and trees surrounding it. Take photos, relax on the beach, or go up to the viewpoint for a scenic lookout. Next, move onto the emerald lagoons of Hong Island, whose bay is surrounded by mountains. Chill out on the soft sandy beach, or swim and snorkel in the crystal clear water with a variety of colorful marine life of all shapes and sizes. Fresh seasonal fruits will also be served on the beach. From Hong Island, get away from the crowds with a visit to the peaceful Lading Island for some more beach, swimming, or snorkeling time. At 5 PM, make your way to Pakbia Island to watch the stunning sunset over the ocean horizon from the comfort of the beach. At 7 PM, go to Ko Pak Ka or an island in the area to see the glowing luminescent plankton. Please note that bioluminescent plankton visibility is dependent on the weather and how close the Moon is to Earth on that day. Start making your way back to Koh Yao Noi and Koh Yao Yai 30 minutes later, before being transferred back to your hotel.

Krabi: Private Luxury Long-Tail Boat Tour to Hong Island

10. Krabi: Private Luxury Long-Tail Boat Tour to Hong Island

Explore the stunning emerald lagoons of Hong Island on a private long-tail boat tour. Choose between a half-day or full-day experience, and visit Lao Lading Island too. Enjoy included lunch, soft drinks, and pickup and drop-off in Klong Muang, Tup Kaek, or Ao Nang. Begin the tour with pickup at your hotel in a private van. Transfer to Klong Muang Pier, then board the luxury long-tail boat equipped with various amenities like towels, snorkeling gear, and even floating cushions. Once aboard, set off on an adventure to Hong Island's emerald lagoons. Lounge on the comfortable cushions on the deck, and soak up the views of Krabi's unique limestone karst cliffs from the front of the boat along the way. Sip on some cold blue lemonade or soft drinks, served to you by your guide, before you arrive at Hong Island. Visit the island's different lagoons, and enjoy free time to relax and swim in the emerald water. Next, continue to Lao Lading Island, a perfect place for swimming and snorkeling. See numerous colorful tropical fish or simply enjoy relaxing in the ocean. After your adventure, head back to Klong Muang pier and get transferred back to your hotel by van.

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What people are saying about Ko Lao Lading

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 168 reviews

Beautiful day trip! We were lucky and there were only 6 participants on the boat and the beaches were not busy so we were almost alone there :) the guide was very open, friendly and helpful. The highlight of the trip was of course swimming with plankton! I can only recommend the trip.

It was a fantastic trip .. very nice .. visited different islands, ate delicious fruit, swam and afterwards a delicious BBQ. Very cool guide. Thank you very much for this nice day. Alfrid & Nancy

Best tour we did during our trip to Thailand. Our guide was excellent, all the islands were not too crowded, and the bbq dinner was delicious

A little more time on koh hong would be better especially if we kayaked 30 minutes more would be enough...

The staff was very kind and I participated alone, but it was a fun memory.