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Phi Phi Islands tour by speed boat

4 out of 5 based on 8 customer ratings
(8 customer reviews)

1,400 ฿ (adult) / 1,100 ฿ (child)

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Product Description

  • AVAILABILITY: Daily, all year round.
  • MODE OF TRANSPORT: 4 – 5 engine speed boat
  • APPROXIMATE TIMING: 09.00 – 16.00
  • ITINERARY: Visit the world famous Phi Phi Islands, and spend time on the beaches of Bamboo Island, Maya Bay and Tonsai Beach / Lohdalum Bay.

    Experience Andaman Sea marine life with two open water snorkeling stops over coral reefs (at Monkey Bay and Hin Klang).

    Cruise around Phi Phi Leh Island to see caves, a lagoon and striking karst scenery with some of the clearest water in Thailand. The itinerary order varies daily according to tides and sea conditions.

    The only fixed point in the day is a buffet lunch, served in the day tour canteen on Koh Phi Phi Don, after which you have an hour or two for shopping and exploration of the island.
    For more details, please see the trip report below.

    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. These must be paid in cash on the day of travel and are not included in your ticket price. Current cost for Phi Phi (total price for all islands / beaches) is 400 THB per adult and 200 THB per child.

    Expected group size: 30 – 80 pax, depending on the day and time of year – larger group = larger boat. We will request the smaller boats wherever possible, though this cannot be guaranteed.

    Important: Speedboat travel is not recommended for pregnant women, infants under the age of 2, or anyone with back problems.
    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 to Phi Phi is around 45 minutes.

    Further reading:
    More info on the Phi Phi Islands.
    Detailed trip report.
    General info on booking tours via this website.

    Last updated: November 15, 2016

    Included in tour price:
    • Round trip hotel transfers
    • Buffet lunch in canteen*
    • Fruit; bottled drinking water; soft drinks (soda)
    • 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)
    PICK UP TIMES AND PLACES:

    Krabi Town @ 08.00 || Tubkaek & Klong Muang @ 08.00 || Ao Nam Mao @ 08.15 || Ao Nang @ 08.00 - 08.50 || Pai Plong (Centara Grand) @ 09.00 (high season only) || Railay (West Beach meeting point) @ 09.10

    Door-to-door transfers from / to hotels in the above areas are included in your ticket price. If your hotel is in Railay, or not in one of the listed pick up areas, 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".

    8 reviews for Phi Phi Islands tour by speed boat

    1. 3 out of 5

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      The snorkelling equipment need to be more clean & wash with antibacterial soap. The equipment is smelly. Overall, the service is good. My friends and I satisfied with this trip. Pick-up time is on time. Well done.

    2. 4 out of 5

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      Phi Phi is a “must-see” in Krabi. For me, this was a really amazing trip, Maya Bay was definitely the highlight if a little crowdy. The lunch was average but then you don’t go on this tour for the food.

    3. 3 out of 5

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      The tour to Phi Phi was a little rush. The driver picked up from Klong Muang and drove us straight to the beach in Ao Nang where the speedboats were waiting. The operator did a fantastic job in assigning the boats and it was really well organised despite the chaos. The tour leader was friendly and safety was topmost priority. It was an enjoyable trip though a bit rush to complete the whole tour. Overall, it was a fairly enjoyable trip.

    4. 4 out of 5

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      The tour was very well organized. The guide Bon was energetic and cheerful. The islands and the water were all very beautiful. It would be good if a short snorkelling lesson was given by the guides and others. Many people were struggling to snorkel cause they had never done it before.

    5. 5 out of 5

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      My wife and I had a great time on this tour. It was very well organized with a pickup that took us straight to the pier. From there we were split up into our respective groups and then walked to the boats on the beach. I had some reservations about being on a speedboat as my wife gets seasick easily but the boat was very clean and well-maintained and the ride very smooth.

      Our guide was excellent and did a great job of watching over the 30+ people on our boat and keeping things organized. She even arranged a vegetarian meal for me which was nice.

      Just be aware that you don’t get to spend a whole lot of time at each stop but we knew this going in so we weren’t disappointed. Think of it as a highlight tour for places you may want to revisit more in-depth later.

      It should also be said that our snorkeling gear appeared to be quite new and in excellent condition, in contrast to what an earlier reviewer had mentioned.

    6. 5 out of 5

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      I booked a few activities on this site for my honeymoon in Oct 2015 and this was one of them. We had the Orchid something (can’t recall the name) crew that took us on the trip. They were friendly, very clear in their instructions and helpful. I can’t swim and it was my first going into open water so I had some trouble initially but Bond was really kind and patient with me. He accompanied and guided me so that my husband could enjoy himself without his terrified wife clinging to him.

      I have no complaint at all.

      Kudos to Bond and crew!

    7. 4 out of 5

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      Enjoyed this tour and would recommend it for a Krabi visitor, without having done other tours, however.

    8. 4 out of 5

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      Sorry, posted my partial review above by accident.

      I had wanted to continue in echoing what some of the other reviewers said above: the tour guide was energetic, engaging and clear; the tour itself gives you a good, broad glimpse of some of the island and beach scenery of these famous islands; you have ample opportunity for swimming in beautiful open waters, as well as beaches, plus snorkelling to see some incredible marine life – the highlight of this tour for me; you have time for some R&R on beaches if you’re tired towards the end of the tour; and the tour may seem rushed/to have short stops, but I was satisfied with it offering the aforementioned features. As a small follow-on, I would say, don’t expect much from the Koh Phi Phi Don stop. It is pretty enough, but doesn’t offer much else besides a chance for you to refuel with the provided lunch – I am not fussy, but in a country of amazing food, cheap or pricey, I think this place miscalculated a bit in trying to cater to western tastes too much and not nailing it. Still, it is edible and a really minor point, which I’ve definitely already spent way too long talking about (:

      So, all in all, would recommend!

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