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4 Islands tour by longtail boat

4.5 out of 5 based on 10 customer ratings
(10 customer reviews)

500 ฿ (adult) / 350 ฿ (child)


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Product Description

  • AVAILABILITY: Daily, all year round.
  • MODE OF TRANSPORT: Longtail boat
  • APPROXIMATE TIMING: 09.00 – 15.00
  • ITINERARY: The first excursion ever offered to tourists here, some 25 years ago, is still a classic.

    Travel by traditional longtail boat to Phra Nang Cave beach, Chicken and Poda Islands, as well as the sandbank between Tub and Mor Islands, which has been featured in the Thailand tourist board’s “Unseen Thailand” campaign – though now it is very far from “unseen”!

    You’ll picnic (rice box provided) on an island beach, and there will also be a couple of open water snorkeling stops, though do not expect to see much in the way of marine life. This trip is more about the beaches, with lots of white sand and great photo opportunities.

    Phra Nang Cave Beach – on the Railay peninsula, voted the most beautiful stretch of sand on the Thai mainland
    Poda Island – the iconic rock and white sand beach seen on the front of every Thai tourist board promotion poster
    Chicken Island – an unsually shaped island that from one angle resembles a… you guessed it!
    Tub – Mor Islets – small rock islands connected by a sandbank revealed at low tide, that also stretched over to Chicken Island

    Itinerary order will vary according to the tides, so that you arrive at the sandbank as close to low tide as possible. At very low tide, you can walk across the sea from island to island.

    Expected group size: 30 – 60 pax, depending on the day and time of year – bigger group = bigger boat.

    Important: This trip includes 2 open water snorkeling stops of around 30 minutes. It is possible to stay on the boat during this time. Please wear a life jacket if not a confident swimmer. Travel time between the various beaches is max. 20 – 25 minutes, usually less.

    NOTE: since 18 June 2015, customers on island-hopping tours that stop at beaches with ranger stations are subject to pay National Park entry fees. For the 4 Islands Tour, these must be paid at Poda Island, at the rate of 400 THB per adult and 200 THB per child, and are not included in your ticket price. Please bring cash on the day to cover this.

    Further reading:
    More info on the 4 Islands.
    General info on booking tours via this website.

    Last updated: September 19, 2016

    Included in tour price:
    • Round trip hotel transfers (from certain areas - see "Pick Up Info")
    • Picnic lunch box*
    • Fruit; bottled drinking water
    • Masks and snorkels**
    • Life jackets**
    • Licensed local guide
    • Basic accident insurance
    • *all food provided is Halal; other diets (e.g. vegetarian) available on request.
      **adult and older child sizes only (7+)
    What to bring:
    • Cash for National Park entry fee (400 THB / adult and 200 THB / child)
    • Camera
    • Swimming gear and / or change of clothes
    • Appropriate footwear (e.g. rubber flip flops or Crocs)
    • Adequate sun protection (cream, glasses hat)
    • Beach towel
    • Splashproof or waterproof bag
    • Your own snacks (if required)
    • Infant and young children's flotation vests (if required)

    Krabi Town @ 08.00 || Tubkaek & Klong Muang @ 08.00 || Ao Nam Mao @ 08.15 || Ao Nang @ 08.30

    Door-to-door transfers from / to hotels in the above areas are included in your ticket price. If your hotel is not in one of the listed pick up areas, or if you are staying in Centara Grand, you will need to come to a convenient meeting point within the zone (further directions will be provided following booking). For further info about pick-up, see also "What to expect on a group tour".

    10 reviews for 4 Islands tour by longtail boat

    1. 4 out of 5


      My partner and I did this 4 islands tour on the 5/2/14 and had a great time.
      The islands are beautiful, particularly the Tub and Mor islands with the sandbank.
      Expect crowds on the beaches though, plenty of tourists will most likely be there at the same time as you. Theres still room on the beaches to do your own thing, its just crowds to get through when re-boarding the boat.
      The staff were friendly and helpful on the boat, and did a great job managing our group of about 30 tourists. I would recommend this tour as something to do on a first trip to Krabi, because you wouldn’t have any other way to access the islands unless through a tour :)

    2. 5 out of 5


      Tour guide picked us from the hotel at 830am. The islands are beautiful and the beaches are filled with white sand that sinks your feet it as you walk (so soft!). Snorkeling was fun! Highly recommended to do this tour :)

    3. 5 out of 5


      We had returned from holiday in Krabi and had a wonderful time, especially the 4 island hopping trip via long tail boat. It saved us a lot of hassle/time to book the day tours prior to our departure as we were travelling with 3 young children. The pick up were punctual and the guides were friendly. It was really an enjoyable trip for our family and we would recommend your service to our friends visiting Krabi.

    4. 4 out of 5


      The tour went well although the pick u was slightly late.. But its ok. The guide was again polite and friendly. Thumbs up to your team :-)

    5. 5 out of 5


      This trip was so much fun, really enjoyed the Longtail Boat experience, the lunch served was tasty. Make sure you buy a wet bag, because when you leave the boat on each island you have to jump onto the beach. These bags can be bought in Ao Nang cheaply. Highly recommend this trip.

    6. 5 out of 5


      The experience for worth it – sandy beaches and clear water. Fishes will swim to you! Its best that you put on your own booties during snorkeling to avoid stepping on the sharp edges of the corals or worse, sea urchins. Lunch was delicious. Good for all ages.

    7. 5 out of 5


      I must say that this tour was really worth it. Walking on the sandbank at Tub Island is truly an experience. Lunch was served on plates (no disposables – save the environment!), and after that at your own leisure to enjoy the beach on Poda Island. Highlight of the trip would be the stop at Phra Nang Beach. This remarkable beach was not crowded and it was really a majestic sight. Unfortunately, the stop was only about 40 minutes. The crew was fantastic. This tour is a must for all!

    8. 2 out of 5


      In this tour, I expected to walk on the sandbank connecting Tub – Mor Islets – small rock islands. But we go at the time of high tide of the day. We just have lunch and some swimming there. I am disappointed by the time arrangement. Also, it was too crowded to pack more than 30 people in a longtail boat. We were difficult to enjoy the time in the boat. However, the beaches is beautiful and the water is clear. Our children still enjoy the swimming with the fish in the beautiful beaches.
      In the “Good to know”, it is better to revise that there is no fruit provided.

    9. 5 out of 5


      It is perfect!!!
      Our trip today was amazing and the team was really really nice. Our babygirl loved them. They took good care of her all day.

    10. 5 out of 5


      Absolut amazing, well organised, quiet cheep, top trip for the Price…Would always recommend

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