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Phi Phi Islands Full-Day Speedboat Trip from Krabi

1. Phi Phi Islands Full-Day Speedboat Trip from Krabi

Enjoy a full-day of relaxation on this speedboat trip to Phi Phi Islands, lapped by turquoise waters and shaded by towering limestone rocks. Scene of the blockbuster movie “The Beach,” Phi Phi is a paradise destination just 30 miles from mainland Thailand. Composed of 2 islets, Phi Phi Don is the larger, known for its fine beaches and coral formations. Above average tourist facilities are available along the 2 beautiful curved bays of Ton Sai and Lodalam. During the day you can visit Maya Bay, where “The Beach” was filmed, swim in some of the world's clearest water, snorkel at beautiful Hin Klang, and explore Viking Cave, where thousands of swallows nest. Discover the hidden coves of Phi Phi Lee, such as Phi Lee Bay, where the limestone cliffs rise straight up from the waters and are only reachable by boat. Snorkel among the coral gardens of Ao Maya and Ao Lo Sama. Completely uninhabited and surrounded by flawless sand beaches, expect to see abundant reef fish and even the occasional leopard shark. You will also visit Monkey Beach, which is located on the southwestern side of Ton Sai Bay. It is a simply stunning 150 meter long strip of white powdery sand fringed by emerald water. During low tide you can see a colony of monkeys having their breakfast down on the beach. The morning session will end on Phi Phi Don, the larger of the 2 sister islands. A rich Thai buffet lunch is served in the restaurant of Phi Phi Cliff Beach Resort. Then it is time to explore the island path of Ton Sai which offers average tourist facilities along the beautiful curved bays of Ton Sai and Loh Dalum Bay. In the afternoon you will have to chance to swim and snorkel at Bamboo Island, a tiny and flat island covered by lush vegetation and entirely surrounded by a strip of white sand and a reef that spreads up to 500 meters from the shore. The uninhabited paradise located 3 miles (5 km) off the northern tip of Koh Phi Phi Don provides visitors with the feeling of swimming in an aquarium. Itinerary: 08:00 - 08:45: Hotel pickup in Krabi 08:45 - 09:00: Meet the boat crew at Nopparat Thara Pier in Ao Nang 09:15 - 09:30: Cruise by speed boat to Railay Beach to pick up other guests 09:30 - 10:15: Head further to Bamboo Island 10:15 - 11:00: Swim and relax at the white-sand beach of Koh Pai (Bamboo Island) 11:00 - 11:15: Cruise slowly past Viking Cave and Maya Bay 11:15 - 11:45: Swim in Pileh Lagoon 11:45 - 12:15: Spot monkeys at Monkey Beach 12:15 - 13:00: Enjoy lunch at a restaurant on the Phi Phi Islands 13.00 - 13:30: Explore the island path of Ton Sai on the Phi Phi Islands 13.30 - 14.20 : Snorkel around the Phi Phi Islands 14.20 - 15:20: Head back to the mainland with a short stopover at Railay Beach 15:45 - 16:00: Arrive at Nopparat Thara Pier

From Phi Phi: Full-Day Sunset Long Tail Boat Tour

2. From Phi Phi: Full-Day Sunset Long Tail Boat Tour

Set off around the Phi Phi archipelago on a longtail boat tour for 13 people. Discover the area's marvelous islands, beaches, lagoons, and bays, and round the day off in style with spectacular sunset views. Meet the local partner's staff in front of McDonald's in Tonsai Bay at 9:30 AM and make your way to the pier for a 10:10 AM departure. Set sail toward Monkey Beach, Shark Point, and Runtee Bay first, and enjoy time to snorkel in the sea. Next, head to Bamboo Island, a wonderful circular island filled with wild bamboo. Relax with some free time on the powdery white beach with soft sand and crystal clear water before savoring a picnic lunch right on this paradise beach. After lunch, visit Mosquito Island, the north-easternmost point in the Phi Phi Archipelago. Like Bamboo Island, Mosquito Island is completely uninhabited and has two beaches that are rarely visited by tourists. Enjoy time away from the crowds, and snorkel in the stunning waters of the southeastern tip of the island, home to an impressive abundance of marine life. 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. From the Viking Cave, prepare to marvel at Pi Leh Lagoon, a beautiful turquoise lagoon enclosed by towering, jagged limestone cliffs. At some spots, it even seems like the water is lit from the bottom of the sea, a spectacular sight to see. Relax and escape in the most spectacular site in the Phi Phi archipelago, and float in the crystal clear and still water of this gem of the Andaman Sea. Your next stop is Loh Samah Bay, famous for shallow still waters and a large coral reef filled with colorful fish. Snorkel here for a while, then hop back on to your longtail boat to sail toward Maya Bay. Admire the spectacular sunset views at this wonderful paradise made famous by the Leonardo Di Caprio movie, “The Beach.” At about 6:30 PM, transfer back to the pier from where you can walk to your hotel.

From Phuket: Maya Bay, Phi Phi & Bamboo Islands with Lunch

3. From Phuket: Maya Bay, Phi Phi & Bamboo Islands with Lunch

Discover the natural wonders on the Phi Phi Islands on this boat tour from Phuket. Snorkel through colorful marine life at Bamboo Island and Maya Bay. Enjoy the stunning limestone formations at the Viking Cave and the turquoise waters of the Pileh Lagoon.  Following pick-up in a minivan, head to the marina. There, listen to your guide as they give you a brief introduction to your day. Take in the scenery in style as you whizz to Bamboo Island on a speedboat. Stop to swim in the clear blue waters, snorkel to discover the amazing underwater world or take a walk on the white beach. Visit Yong Kasem, also known as Monkey Beach. There, continue your snorkeling experience, exploring the stunning coral reefs. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a beach-side restaurant on Phi Phi Don. After lunch, travel to Phi Phi Island to discover the unique Viking Cave. Admire the breathtaking turquoise waters of Pileh Lagoon and swim in the amazing natural pool surrounded by cliff formations. Stop at Maya Bay, famous for the movie The Beach, and enjoy the local white sand beach. At 5:30 PM, return to the marine for a transfer back to your hotel in Phuket.

Ko Phi Phi: Best Islands and Beaches Full-Day Boat Trip

4. Ko Phi Phi: Best Islands and Beaches Full-Day Boat Trip

The first stop of the day is Shark Point. Named after the black-tipped sharks you can find swimming in the area, Shark Point is a popular snorkeling spot among professional and amateur divers. The next stop is Bamboo Island, a pristine strip of land great for relaxing and snorkeling. Wade in the shallow waters and catch glimpses of the colorful fish. Lie down by the shore and soak up the sun, before climbing back on the boat towards your next destination. Take in the glorious limestone cliffs and azure waters at Mosquito Island or Koh Yung. Don’t let its name worry you; the mosquitos only come out in the evening. What you can look forward to are the spectacular rock formations, small quiet beaches, and crystal clear water for snorkeling. Next, you’ll head to Nui Bay, a tiny little alcove surrounded by rock formations. Take a few moments to relax on the sand or swim in the refreshing waters before making your way to Monkey Beach. This beach was named after the friendly primates that inhabit the island. Watch as they wander freely around the shore. You’ll also stop by Viking Cave, known for the Scandinavian-style ships painted on its walls, and Pileh Lagoon, another stunning locale with its emerald waters and towering cliffs. Then continue to Loh Samah Bay, where you can dive into the cool waters and swim with the colorful fish. After spending most of the afternoon in the water, you’ll board the boat and make your way to the famous Maya Bay, known for its appearance in the 1999 film "The Beach". You’ll circle the scenic bay, taking in the gorgeous scenery and watching the sunset, before making your way back to the pier.

Phuket: Phi Phi Tour by Speedboat & Lunch Buffet

5. Phuket: Phi Phi Tour by Speedboat & Lunch Buffet

Explore the highlights of the Phi Phi islands on this full-day  this full-day speedboat tour from Phuket. Use the onboard snorkeling gear to get up close to local marine life at locations like Bamboo Island, Monkey beach, and Pileh Lagoon. Eat a scrumptious buffet lunch on Phi Phi Don. Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Phuket and sit back and relax on the drive to the marina. Enjoy scenic ocean and shoreline views on the trip to Bamboo Island. Dive into the the crystal clear waters or snorkel thorugh colorful marine life. Cruise to Yong Kasem (Monkey Beach) and take some time to explore the local coral reefs. Continue past the unique rock formations at Nui Bay and Camel Rock. In the afternoon, stop at a beachside restaurant on Phi Phi Don for a delicious lunch buffet that is brimming with local flavors. Head to the island of Phi Phi Lae to visit the Viking Cave. Admire the breathtaking turquoise waters of Pileh Lagoon and swim through a natural pool that is surrounded by cliff formations. Walk through the white sands at the famous Maya Bay, which was featured in the movie "The Beach." Return to the Royal Phuket Marina at the end of your tour and transfer to your hotel.    

From Phi Phi: Private Full-Day Speed Boat Charter

6. From Phi Phi: Private Full-Day Speed Boat Charter

Meet in front of Phi Phi Hospital and depart on your private speedboat tour. First, head to Shark Point and Runtee Bay, and snorkel in the azure waters with the marine life, including blacktip sharks. Next, make your way to the aptly-named Bamboo Island, where you'll find an array of wild bamboo. Relax, sunbathe, and savor lunch with seasonal fruits right on the powdery white sand beach. After lunch, head towards Mosquito Island, which, like Bamboo Island, is completely uninhabited. Enjoy another great snorkeling spot at Hin Klang before returning to Phi Phi Don Island to visit Nui Bay and the famous Monkey Beach. From there, move on to the Viking Cave and discover the mysterious painting on the wall that resembles a long Viking boat. The cave is also where bird's nests are collected for medicinal soup. Make your next stop at Pi Leh Lagoon, a breathtaking turquoise lagoon enclosed by imposing jagged limestone cliffs. Take a dip in the water that glistens so much against the sun, it looks like it's lit from beneath. Continue to Loh Samah Bay for another snorkeling adventure on a large coral reef teeming with tropical fish. Back on the speedboat, make your way to Maya Bay—made famous by the Leonardo DiCaprio movie, “The Beach”—and marvel at the stunning scenery from your boat. Finally, witness a spectacular sunset over the ocean as you return to your original starting point. Delight in a perfect photo opportunity and one of the most romantic moments in Ko Phi Phi to end your day.

Phi Phi: Island Hopping and Sunset Full Day Trip with Lunch

7. Phi Phi: Island Hopping and Sunset Full Day Trip with Lunch

Meet your guide in the morning and head straight to Shark Point for some memorable snorkelling. You’ll have time to marvel at the timid Blacktip reef sharks the spot got its name from. Next, hop onto your boat to make your way to the heart-shaped Bamboo Island for a light packed lunch. Explore the island’s secluded white sand beach and tropical bamboo trees, and wade or swim in cool shallow waters. Re-energized, marvel at Nui Bay’s picturesque alcove before heading to Monkey Beach, where limestone cliffs and emerald waters await you. Enjoy meeting the island’s macaques as they wander freely on the sand and in the trees. Move across to Viking Bay, a Pirates of the Caribbean-esque cave with historic paintings of Scandinavian ships on its walls. Then, return to your boat for more tropical island hopping and make your way to Pileh Lagoon for more swimming in turquoise waters. Cool off some more, and swim and snorkel at Loh Samah Bay before making your way to the iconic Maya Bay, where the movie The Beach was filmed. End your sun-kissed day by watching the sunset from a hidden spot, swimming among bioluminescent plankton — a truly magical end to a magical day.

Phuket: Full Day Speed Boat Tour Phi Phi and Bamboo Island

8. Phuket: Full Day Speed Boat Tour Phi Phi and Bamboo Island

Explore the Phi Phi archipelago and its natural wonders on a splashy speedboat tour, with stops at Khai Nok, Phi Phi Don, and Bamboo Island. Leave your worries at home with no-fuss hotel pickup and drop-off. Arrive safely in the hands of your driver at Love Andaman Pier boat ramp. Check in and enjoy breakfast and drinks, munching away while you listen to your tour guide's briefing of the day's activities. Hop on the speed boat, heading directly to Khai Nok Island. There, enjoy swimming, snorkeling and relaxing on the white sandy beach. Visit closed-off Pileh Lagoon, known as the emerald swimming pool of the sea. Depart from Phi Phi Don heading to Bamboo Island, where the unique crescent-shaped beach stretches endlessly along the horizon. Surround yourself with crystal clear water and powdery white sand, and take a dive before concluding the tour.

From Phuket and Khao Lak: Phi Phi Island Guided Tour

9. From Phuket and Khao Lak: Phi Phi Island Guided Tour

Avoid the crowds with an early morning start on this speedboat trip to the Phi Phi Islands. Experience the magic of Maya Bay and enjoy snorkeling, swimming in crystal-clear waters, and discovering colorful fish at 4 different locations. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up in a van from your accommodation in Phuket and Khao Lak. Transfer to a boat and sail to Loh Samah Bay and explore Viking Cave on Phi Phi Don, which are accessible only by boat.  Continue to the Pileh Lagoon which is surrounded by unique limestone mountains. Visit the hidden cove of Monkey Bay which home to a colony of playful monkeys. Sit down to an unlimited buffet lunch at a beachside restaurant.  Have some free time to relax on the white sand beach or go for a refreshing dip at Bamboo Island. Snorkel through a coral reef that is 50 meters offshore or take a walk around the island. Return to your accommodation in Phuket and Khao Lak at the end of your tour. 

From Krabi: Phi Phi Island Full-Day Private Speed Boat Tour

10. From Krabi: Phi Phi Island Full-Day Private Speed Boat Tour

Take off from Nopparat Thara Pier by private speed boat before arriving at your first stop: Bamboo Island. Here, marvel at the white sands, crystal clear waters, and reefs. Take time to relax on the beach or snorkel. Next, travel to Tonsai Bay on Phi Phi Don Island and enjoy a delicious picnic on the beach. After lunch, enjoy some free time to explore the streets or walk up to the spectacular viewpoint and admire the breathtaking panorama. Then, cruise to the famous Viking Cave and see the birds' nests. Continue to Pi Leh Lagoon and marvel at its deep emerald color. Here, capture incredible photos and treat yourself to swim in the emerald water. Next stop: Loh Samah Bay. Admire the colorful coral reefs in clear shallow water, one of the best snorkeling spots in Phi Phi Le. Finally, cruise around the iconic Maya Bay which featured in the film "The Beach" starring Leonardo Di Caprio.

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What people are saying about Bamboo Island

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,826 reviews

I have no idea why there are so many negative reviews for this. We had such an amazing experience! This is definitely the best way to explore Ko Phi Phi and the surrounding islands. We stopped at some of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen and the snorkeling was amazing. The tour guides were really sweet and the meal was just fried rice but it was good. The fruit was amazing. The value for money was incredible. I would recommend this to anyone!

Superb heavenly day with our canoe guide/driver. We were able to snorkel, see incredible landscapes, see several islands and beaches, have lunch on one of them, and stay until sunset.

It was a wonderful experience from the friendly staff, the food, and the beautiful views of phi phi islands amazed me! I fully recommend this tour on your visit to Phuket

Our tour guide June was the best! He was amazing! The whole thing was well planned and fun!

Just brilliant. Well organised, excellent locations.