Phi Phi: Private Sunset & Bioluminescent Plankton Boat Tour
- Duration: 4 hours
per group up to 2
I actually took the island hopping trip twice! Was super happy I could book this tour last minute since I was not able to communicate with the long tail boat guys at the pier. The first time taking the tour the weather wasn’t so great so I decided to take it a second time. Very glad I did because the weather was amazing the second time round and the water super clear and snorkeling spots were stunning. Being able to swim in glowing plankton was also a highlight of my entire trip. The boatman was friendly and he helped get up on the boat and down the entire trip. Didn’t feel awkward at all as a solo traveller.
It was just 4 of us on a private longtail, we enjoyed the tour. lots of snorkeling and quick stops. Monkey beach, Maya bay, etc. However if someone is not into snorkeling and swimming so much it can be a long day. The sunset was nice out on the water and the Bioluminescent Plankton thing was really a dud, nothing like the description and pictures. I did jump in and stir them up to see them a bit but overall a waste of time IMO. The cost for the day was good and a decent sightseeing tour! if you choose this tour keep in mind that it is not a high end excursion but a fun day on a tiny boat!
I’ve taken a ferry to Kho Phi Phi I’m the past; and this is absolutely better in every way imaginable. If you wanna spend the money (you should); it is so worth it to take the speedboat. It gets you there in about 45 minutes; as opposed to 2+ hours, plus you can see beautiful views the whole way instead of sitting inside the belly of a massive ship. Smoother ride, quicker ride; much better! Also you don’t have to stand in the blazing hot sun for over an hour waiting to board a ferry. Do this if you’re going to Phi Phi or any other island.
Friendly informative staff. Supplied beach mats so you don’t need towels just take a sarong. Snorkeling was good as they showed you where the coral and fish predominantly were. Even saw a small shark.
Recommend this tour had a great time. Guide was super nice and helpful. Sites we visited were great and the tour didnt have many people onboard. Almost felt like a small group or private tour.