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Krabi: 7 Islands Sunset Tour with BBQ Dinner and Snorkeling

1. 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 pick up fellow travelers. 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.

Krabi: 4 Islands Tour by Longtail Boat

2. 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 Sunset Snorkeling Tour with BBQ Dinner

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

Discover the best islands of Krabi on a day-long excursion with a local guide. Go snorkeling, watch the sunset and enjoy a BBQ on the beach. 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 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.

Krabi: 4 Islands Snorkeling Boat Tour

4. 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.

Railay: 4 Islands Sunset & Night Snorkel Boat Tour

5. Railay: 4 Islands Sunset & Night Snorkel Boat Tour

Discover the beautiful islands of Ao Nang, Krabi, and Railay, on this full-day semi-private long-tail boat trip. enjoy sailing through the islands with your guide and with lunch included. Head to Railay Beach, one of the most popular beaches in all of Thailand surrounded by lush jungle and huge limestone formations. Take a traditional Thai wooden boat to Poda Island, home to white-sand beaches surrounded by limestone cliffs. During the voyage, glimpse the beautiful Tup Island formed by white sand that connects to Chicken Island when the tide goes down. Marvel at the stunning sandbars and crystal clear waters. Stop on Poda Island for traditional Thai food. Sail to Koh Sii Island which is considered one of the best diving and snorkeling spots in the Ao Nang area. Dive into the waters with great visibility and see hard and soft coral. Enjoy the rich underwater life including tropical fish such as Nemo fish, butterfly fish, barracudas, puffer fish, and more. Next, go to Phranang beach and take a break for a small snack. Explore the famous Phranang Cave, famous for a large number of phallic carvings made in honor of the fertility goddess. Sit and watch one of the best sunsets in Thailand, while having a club sandwich. On the way to Ao Nang, stop for some night snorkeling and take the opportunity to swim amongst the bioluminescent plankton which is a wonderful and unforgettable experience. Your guide will be with you all day, teaching you about Thai culture, the history of the islands, peculiarities of this area, and safety rules on board. Your guide will also stay with you during the snorkel sessions so that you can learn details of the marine life that you will find. Experience the islands in privacy, visiting them outside of peak hours, in groups with a maximum of 15 people. Relax on the comfortable and spacious boats. Your guide will customize the itinerary, adapting to the sea conditions, tides, and the level of occupation of the beaches. You will return to the Ao Nang area at around 8:00 or 8:30 PM.

Krabi: Big Game Fishing and Snorkelling at Four Islands

6. 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 & 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.

Krabi: Private Long Tail Boat to the 4 Islands

8. 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 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.

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

9. 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.

Krabi Islands Exclusive Sunset Catamaran Sightseeing Tour

10. Krabi Islands Exclusive Sunset Catamaran Sightseeing Tour

Sail on board our Power 2 Decks Catamaran on a Sightseeing Sunset Cruise around the islands and beaches of Krabi in a small group of maximum 22 people, from 2 to 7.30 pm. 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 gourmet canapés. Taste the local flavours traditional Thai dishes and tropical seasonal fruits or just drink a cold beer sunbathing on the net of our Catamaran! Stop and snorkel to see coral reefs and tropical fish. Head off to hidden beaches with the Dinghy, and go out on the blue waters with a SUP board.  In between stops, choose to relax anywhere along the 40-foot Catamaran, featuring on-board toilets for your convenience. Lay down, sip a fresh home made glass of sangria, or sunbathe on the Catamaran net. Listen to atmospheric music and watch the waves. On the way back to the pier, watch the magical Sunset over the sea...

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What people are saying about Ko Poda

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 848 reviews

The tour was great. We had a lot of time for snorkling and enjoying sandy beaches (way nicer than on mainland). The guide was funny and helpful and they took a lot of pictures of us. The dinner was self served bufet with chicken wings, vegetables, green curry and fruit. We did't have a really nice sunset but the spot is spectacular. We just havent yet recived the photos.

The day as a whole was great. We didn’t expect the bbq to be as good as it was! 1st time snorkelling and loved it! Make sure you take your snorkel in at the 1st beach!

Very helpful and professional crew. Bought us to the best spot at the best timing. Seafood dinner was very yummy. Recommended!

An absolute must when in Krabi! Such a memorable experience at a small price.

Very nice trip along beautiful islands with nice guidance and delicious BBQ.