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Krabi: 4 Islands Tour by Longtail Boat

1. Krabi: 4 Islands Tour by Longtail Boat

Discover some of the most picturesque islands near Krabi on a day trip by longtail boat, with stops for swimming and snorkeling in clear blue waters. Relax on tranquil beaches and snap fantastic photos of the stunning scenery. Start the tour directly from your hotel in Krabi with pickup by minivan. Meet the crew and board the wooden longtail boat at Nopparat Thara Pier in Ao Nang. Head over to the first of the four islands, with a short stopover at Railay Beach to pickup fellow explorers. Visit the world-renowned Phra Nang Cave Beach on Railay. Admire views of vertical limestone cliffs, lush green jungle, white beaches, and clear turquoise waters. Visit the Princess Cave at the end of the beach, where fishermen make offerings in the form of incense and flowers to ensure safe voyages. Continue to Poda Island, famous for its white beaches and turquoise water. Spot the huge rock in front of the island, featured on countless postcards, so don’t miss the opportunity to snap your own photo memory here. After some swimming and snorkeling, enjoy a Thai-style lunch on the beach. Next, cruise around the “head” of Chicken Island, notable for the oddly-shaped rocky outcrop that gave it its name. Here also makes for an excellent photo opportunity. The next stop is at Koh Tub where you can walk across the spectacular sandbar that connects it to the Chicken and Mor Islands nearby. After your stroll, head back on the return leg of your adventure to the pier in Ao Nang.

Krabi: 4 Islands Snorkeling Boat Tour

2. Krabi: 4 Islands Snorkeling Boat Tour

After hotel pick-up head to the dock and board the boat. Sail to Phra Nang Cave, known as the house of a princess spirit worshipped by the local fisherman. Continue to Tup Island, one of Thailand’s unseen highlights situated along Koh Dam Khwan. As the tide recedes the white sand and limestone beach will begin to appear connecting with Chicken island. Journey to Poda Island and enjoy a picnic lunch. Spend time snorkeling and discover the area's amazing marine life. Lastly, stop at Chicken Island, named after the distinctive chicken-like rock formation. Enjoy either sunbathing or swimming. Then journey back to the pier, arriving backing at your hotel at 3:00 PM.

Krabi: 4 Islands Day Trip by Speedboat Including Lunch Box

3. Krabi: 4 Islands Day Trip by Speedboat Including Lunch Box

Be picked up from your hotel in Krabi Town, Klong Muang or Ao Nang between 8:00 AM and 8:30 AM. Enjoy a 20-minute speedboat ride to Railay Beach, where the boat will stop to pick-up some remaining passengers at 9:30 AM. Then, head to Phranang Cave which will be the first stop. Visit Phranang Cave, a very famous cave known as the house of a princess spirit who is respected and worshiped by the local people. Continue to Chicken Island where there is a distinctive rock formation that looks like a chicken. This is an excellent snorkeling spot with marine life that will amaze you. After relaxing here, enjoy your included lunch box. Journey to Tup Island one of Thailand’s unseen highlights, situated along Koh Dam Khwan. As the tide recedes the white sand and limestone beach will begin to appear and connect the two islands at low tide. Afterwards, visit the last stop, Poda Island. A lovely white and sandy beach which is ideal for sunbathing, swimming and snorkeling. Enjoy great underwater adventures, exploring colorful corals and reef fish. After the long joyful day, journey back to the pier around 3:00 PM before driving backing to your hotel.  

Krabi: Private Luxury Long Tail Boat to the 4 Islands

4. Krabi: Private Luxury Long Tail Boat to the 4 Islands

Choose from either the Early Bird Tour which departs at 5:30 AM, or the Afternoon Sunset Tour which departs at 12:30 PM.  For the Early Bird option, escape the crowds of tourists and discover the beautiful 4 Islands with no one around. Catch sight of the spectacular sunrise while you set sail to the first destination, Phra Nang Beach. Phra Nang Beach is next to Railay Beach and commands an enviable location on the tip of the bay looking out on the emerald expanse of the Andaman Sea. Discover Phra Nang Cave, which has a spirit house dedicated to the goddess of the Andaman Sea. The wooden spirit house is worshiped by the local fisherman community and offerings of wooden phallic symbols or lingams are placed throughout the cave. At your next stop, enjoy the opportunity to snorkel in crystal clear water and maybe also witness the amazing 'Talae Waek', or 'parting sea'. At low tide, a long sandbar will emerge connecting Ko Tup to Chicken Island and Ko Mor, which allows you to walk from one island to another. In front of Chicken Island, see an island with a unique rock formation that looks like a chicken's head. Explore the area with the snorkeling equipment provided and find many tropical fish. Next, hop back on your luxury long tail boat and head towards Ko Poda, a paradise island with powder white sand and crystal clear turquoise water where you will see many sergeant and piper fish. In front of the island, you will also see the iconic limestone formation which stands tall in the middle of the ocean and offers a great photo opportunity. After this great escape to paradise, head back to Ao Nang where you will be transferred back to your hotel.

From Koh Yao Noi: 4 Islands Private Long-Tail Boat Tour

5. From Koh Yao Noi: 4 Islands Private Long-Tail Boat Tour

Enjoy a comfortable hotel pickup and board your private long-tail boat before heading to Pranang Beach, a secluded peninsula. Visit Pranang Cave and learn about its origin and how local fishermen give offerings to the goddess. Afterwards, spend time sunbathing, swimming, exploring, or taking photos with your friends and family. Hop back onto the boat and head to Tup Island, an exotic tropical island where you can snorkel in the crystal clear water and explore the beach on foot. When the tide is low, walk along the white sandy causeway joining the Koh Mor. Following that, head to Poda Island, famous for both lowland bamboo plantations and majestic rocky cliffs bordering the long beautiful beach. Enjoy a delicious Thai picnic lunch served on the beach. Continue to the famous Chicken Island with its unique limestone formation in the shape of a chicken's head jutting out into the sea. Enjoy snorkelling and swimming at the many beautiful and vibrant coral reefs. In the afternoon, hop back onto your boat and head back to your accommodation.

Krabi: Big Game Fishing and Snorkelling at Four Islands

6. Krabi: Big Game Fishing and Snorkelling at Four Islands

Explore the fishing area in the Anaman Sea, home to big fish such as cobia, sailfish, barracuda, giant trevally, mackerel, bigeye tuna, marlin, queenfish, grouper, snapper, and Jacks. Be picked up at your hotel and board an iconic longtail boat or big boat. Get your gear and start your fishing game. Enjoy your lunch on the beach and relax under the sun. Go for a swim and snorkeling around the famous four islands of Krabi, Chicken Island, Poda Island, Tup Island, and Phra Nang before return to the pier and be transferred to your hotel.

Krabi: Private Island Luxury Picnic By Long Tail Boat

7. Krabi: Private Island Luxury Picnic By Long Tail Boat

Enjoy a fully customizable private tour to the beautiful islands near Ao Nang, including a special picnic on a quiet beach. For lunch, choose between two options: charcuterie, cheese, and sandwiches, or a traditional Indian comfort food dish. The following is a sample itinerary, which can be totally personalized. Get picked up from your hotel and head to Hat Nopparat Thara Pier, where you will catch your private long-tail boat. Sail to Tub Island and Talay Waek for sunbathing, snorkeling, and swimming in the azure waters. Head then to Poda Island to set up your private picnic on the beach. Revel in the company of your friends, family, or loved one during this special moment. Continue to Chicken Island and enjoy a stop for snorkeling from the boat. Upon arrival to Phra Nang Beach, walk to Railay and explore the magical surrounding area. Cruise back to Hat Nopparat Thara Pier and return to your hotel by van.

Phuket: 4-Island Private Speedboat Charter Tour

8. Phuket: 4-Island Private Speedboat Charter Tour

Following pickup from your hotel at 8:00AM from Phuket, Patong-Kata, Karon, or Rawai Beach, you will check-in to the Phuket Marina. Following that, enjoy a private trip to 4 islands by a speedboat charter service from Phuket, benefiting from a personalized timetable as you set sail for an exciting island adventure. Board your private speedboat and head to Pranang Beach, a secluded peninsula. Just a short walk away is Pranang Cave, commonly known as Princess Cave, the goddess of the ocean. Learn about its origin and how local fishermen give offerings to the goddess, as you spend time sunbathing, swimming, exploring, or taking photos with your friends and family. Later, hop back onto the speedboat and head to Tup Island. This is an exotic tropical island where you can snorkel in the crystal clear water and explore the beach by foot. When the tide is low, you can walk along the white sandy causeway joining the Koh Mor. Your last stop is Poda Island, a stunning jewel of the Andaman Ocean with both lowland bamboo plantations and majestic rocky cliffs bordering the long beautiful beach. It will also be at this location that a delicious Thai picnic lunch will be served. Your next stop is at the famous Chicken Island. This landmark has a unique limestone formation in the shape of a chicken's head jutting out into the sea. The island has many beautiful and vibrant coral reefs which are nice for snorkeling and swimming. At 3:00PM you will hop back onto the speed boat and return to the pier to meet your return transportation to your accommodation.

Krabi: Private 4-Island Sunset Tour with Dinner

9. Krabi: Private 4-Island Sunset Tour with Dinner

You will be picked up at midday directly from your hotel lobby before heading to the starting point at Nopparat Thara Pier in Ao Nang. From there you'll depart on a premium speed boat and cruise to the famous 4 Islands Archipelago. The first stop will be at Ko Tup, an offshore island with panoramic views of the Krabi coastline as its backdrop. At low tide, a sandbar emerges linking Tup Island with Chicken Island as well as the smaller Mor Island. This unique occurrence is commonly referred to as Talay Waek, meaning "divided sea". You'll cruise slowly past Koh Kai, which got its name from a bizarre rock formation resembling the head of a chicken. Escape reality and leave the crowds behind with a stop at Koh Ya Wa Sam, where hordes of visitors are replaced by serenity and relaxation. This secret island is the ideal snorkeling spot, complete with a beautiful coral reef and colorful fish. On the way to Poda Island you will have the opportunity to snorkel in deep water around Koh Tan Ming Island, a small rocky outcrop just in front of Koh Poda. You will have plenty of time to explore the largest island of the group, despite its area being no more than a kilometer in diameter. Covered with palm and pine trees and almost entirely encircled by a soft white sand beach, it is a stunning tropical getaway. The last stop will be to the Phra Nang Cave Beach, which is complete with powdery sand and crystal clear waters. It is ranked among Asia's top ten beaches and offers spectacular limestone cliffs with staggering stalagmites and stalactites. On the edge of Phra Nang Beach, a cave has been dedicated to a princess goddess of the sea named Phra Nang. According to legend, she was an Indian princess who was killed in a shipwreck. Before the sun sets you'll feast on a romantic Thai-style BBQ dinner on the beach whilst watching the spectacular amber sky over the ocean horizon. You'll enjoy this unique moment before heading back to the pier, from where the driver will bring you back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Ko Tup

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 615 reviews

It was an awesome day, we had enough time at each stop to really enjoy it, the lunch was beyond expectation and the tour guides were fantastic warm, friendly and so informative. I highly recommend this trip, it was so much more than I thought it was going to be, my only disappointment was that I sat at the back of the boat so didnt see as much as I would liked to as we hopped between stops.

We had a great day. I recommend this tour to anyone who is in Ao Nang. There is ample time at each stop and you can watch fish on the reef off Chicken Island and Poda Island at leisure. Our guide was super nice, accommodating and always provided interesting details. All in all we had a great day!

Well organized, the guides were very helpful. Was solo travelling and it was worth every penny.

Good service and lovely staff!! Day worth its price, lunch quite correct

A very fun day, excellent value for money, worth it