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Phi Phi: Private Sunset & Bioluminescent Plankton Boat Tour

4.3 / 5

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Activity provider: Anda Krabi Seatour

Phi Phi: Private Sunset & Bioluminescent Plankton Boat Tour

Activity provider: Anda Krabi Seatour
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From US$ 97.07 per group up to 2

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Charter your own longtail boat for a customizable half-day trip around Koh Phi Phi. Enjoy more time at your favorite spots and skip crowded sites you don't want to visit. See the sunset over the Phi Phi archipelago, and swim with bioluminescent plankton.

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Duration 4 hours
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  • Admire the beautiful sunset over the Phi Phi archipelago
  • Marvel at the glow of bioluminescent plankton as you swim with them
  • Discover the crab-eating macaques on Monkey Island
  • Encounter diverse marine life as you snorkel in Loh Samah Bay
  • Take the tour at your own pace with your own private boat
Full description

Explore the beauty around the Phi Phi Islands on a 6-hour tour in a traditional longtail boat. Customize the itinerary as you wish to make the most of your private experience. Watch the sunset over the Phi Phi archipelago and enjoy some included snacks, then take a dip with bioluminescent plankton once the sun has gone down. Make your way to the meeting point in front of McDonald's in Tonsai Bay at 1:30 PM. Once you have boarded your boat, depart for Monkey Beach, one of Koh Phi Phi's most interesting beaches inhabited only by monkeys. Encounter the macaques on the island, which are also known as crab-eating macaques as they are often seen foraging for crabs. Next, sail to discover the mysteries of the Viking Cave, famous for the seemingly prehistoric painting of a Viking boat on its wall. The cave was once used for the extraction of birds' nests, prized ingredients in Chinese culture for making medicinal soups believed to help with longevity. Continue your tour to Pi Leh Lagoon, and marvel at the azure/turquoise waters in this beautiful enclosed lagoon encircled by towering limestone cliffs. See certain spots glow from beneath the water, and take advantage of this fantastic photo opportunity. After Pi Leh Lagoon, head to Loh Samah Bay to snorkel with diverse marine life on a coral reef. Admire this wonderful paradise, which provides an alternative to the world-famous Maya Bay from the film “The Beach” due to its proximity. Maya Bay is closed for another 2 years to allow recovery from over-tourism but is separated from Loh Samah Bay by only one limestone mountain. Finally, enjoy a spectacular sunset with views of the Phi Phi archipelago before swimming with bioluminescent plankton at night. Delight in the glow of the plankton as they are touched in the water, making it look like you are swimming with stars in the night sky. The tour concludes back at the port at around 7:30 PM.

  • Longtail boat
  • Fruit
  • Fried rice
  • Water
  • Life jacket
  • Mask and snorkel
  • Insurance
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please note that the program may vary according to the weather and tide conditions for safety reasons
  • Maya and Lohsamah Bay are closed from August, 1 to September, 30 2022
  • Please be aware that the national park fee is a requirement to visit the protected islands in Phi Phi
  • Please check your email as the local tour operator will confirm the meeting time, itinerary and any changes due to weather via email
  • This tour is not recommended for pregnant women
  • Please note that bioluminescent plankton may only be visible when there is physical contact and visibility varies due to weather and tide conditions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 6 reviews

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Highly recommended, we bought the private longtail and it was worth it. It took 30 minutes to leave, however it was an unforgettable experience, we visited all the points mentioned. If you are looking for an experience to enjoy, away as much as possible from the crowded boats, do not hesitate to take this option.

January 13, 2020

Beautiful experience in a private environment. Amazing nature. Maya beach is a bucket list view. Loved the snorkeling as well with such abundance of colors.

February 13, 2022

Beautiful nature and scenery. We had to wait for half an hour in hot weather. A long tail boat smokes too much from an environmental perspective. Otherwise the trip went well, the beautiful surroundings, the good snorkeling spots that were recovering from the tsunami and the magnificent sunrise.

December 29, 2019

Product ID: 268607