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

1. 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 Phi Phi: Private Full-Day Speed Boat Charter

2. 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.

Krabi: Phi Phi Islands Full-Day Private Speedboat Charter

3. Krabi: Phi Phi Islands Full-Day Private Speedboat Charter

Enjoy a private trip to the Phi Phi Islands with a speedboat charter service. Tailor your own timetable for each island for a unique experience. Service includes hotel pick-up from 8:00 AM, with check-in at Nopparattara Beach before the journey out.  From 9:00 AM, start the exploration at Maya Bay, the first recommended destination where the movie “The Beach” was filmed. Capture the island scenery. From here, you can walk through the island to see Loh Sama Bay, a beautiful setting including a small green island planted in the Andaman Sea. From 10:00 AM, continue your journey for snorkeling at Loh Samah Bay and emerge yourself in the underwater world known for its tropical fish shining their vibrant yellow and blue coloring. Head toward the stunning view of Pileh Lagoon and make a short stop at Viking Cave to see where the Phi Phi birds nests are located. Next stop is Monkey Beach, a stunning 150-meter (492 feet) long strip of white powdery sand fringed by emerald water.  Spend a relaxing afternoon swimming and snorkeling at Bamboo Island. The island is covered by lush vegetation and surrounded by a strip of white sand and a reef that spreads up to 500 meters (5,382 feet) from the shore. The uninhabited paradise location 3 miles (5 kilometers) off the northern tip of Koh Phi Phi Don, provides its masked and finned visitors with the feeling of swimming in an aquarium. Depart the Ao Nang at 2:40 PM to journey back to your hotel.

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

4. 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.

Phi Phi: Bamboo Island, Monkey Bay and Loh Samah Boat Trip

5. Phi Phi: Bamboo Island, Monkey Bay and Loh Samah Boat Trip

The first stop is the popular snorkeling spot of Bamboo Island. Admire the powdery-white sand covering the heart-shaped isle and wade in the shallow, clear waters to catch a glimpse of the marine life swimming among the coral reefs. You’ll then head to Monkey Beach, named after the rowdy macaques that roam the island. Get up close to the monkeys and take photos of them.  The next stop is Viking Cave, named after the Scandinavian-looking ships painted on its walls over a hundred years ago. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to spot the famous birds’ nests harvested by the locals to make the Chinese soup dish. The last stop of the day will be at the beautiful Loh Samah Bay, where you can dive into the cool waters and swim with the colorful fish, before boarding the boat and heading back to the pier.

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What people are saying about Bamboo Island

Overall rating

3.5 / 5

based on 11 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!

This tour was great! They showed us everywhere that you want to see on a long tail boat! It was a bit windy and the water was white choppy, but the drivers did a great job! There are two snorkelling opportunities and good sight seeing and photo opportunities!! I would definitely recommend this to others! Don’t listen to the negative reviews!

Wow, what a beautiful area we got to see and explore. The tour was a little long for us we kinda wished it started at 11 or 12. Got on at 10am and didn’t finish the glowing plankton until 7:30 or so. But we saw so much amazing stuff in one day. Would definitely recommend.

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.

The group was driven to the locations and everything was super organized. Food good and we had a nice day.