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From Phuket/Khaolak: Surin Islands Snorkeling Day Trip

1. From Phuket/Khaolak: Surin Islands Snorkeling Day Trip

Discover the Surin Islands Marine Park, which hosts a phenomenal range of flora and fauna on the land and in the sea. Start your adventure with a long snorkeling stop at Ao Mae Yai, and explore the underwater world that lives here.  After your peaceful time in the sea, have the opportunity to meet the Mokens. The islands are populated only with a group of nomadic sea people, called Moken, who normally live in the Burmese Mergui Archipelago. Enjoy a Thai lunch at the national park restaurant and take the time to enjoy the beach. Go for a swim and take in the stunning surrounding nature. In the season between January and April, you will get a chance to see the baby sharks hanging out nearby. 

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Surin Islands Snorkeling Day Trip from Phuket or Khaolak

2. Surin Islands Snorkeling Day Trip from Phuket or Khaolak

Start the trip with a convenient transfer service to Tablamu Pier for a 7:30 AM check-in. Enjoy a light breakfast with tea or coffee as you receive a briefing from your tour guide. At 8:00 AM, hop on a first-class speedboat and head for Surin Island. The first stop is for your snorkeling experience at The Nemo or Pineapple Gulf. Swim and enjoy the beautiful beach and scenic view at Twin Beach.  At 11:00 AM, visit the famous Sea Gypsy Moken Village. Visit and learn their traditional lifestyle before heading for buffet lunch at the beach on Surin National Park. After lunch, head to the enchanting Mae Yai Gulf and the Tao Gulf. Snorkel here and explore the breathtaking coral reefs before heading back to the pier to be transferred back to your accommodation with wonderful memories. 

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From Khao Lak: Full-Day Snorkeling in the Surin Islands

3. From Khao Lak: Full-Day Snorkeling in the Surin Islands

Benefit from early morning pick-up from your hotel in the Khao Lak area and depart for the Surin Islands by speedboat. Snorkel at some of the best spots in Thailand and immerse yourself in the underwater world and turquoise waters. Visit the village of Moken to meet the locals and explore their unique culture and houses. Learn more about their way of life, and then stop for lunch on the beach at around midday. Go to 2 more snorkeling sites in the afternoon to explore the amazing coral gardens. Journey back to the Khao Lak area and get dropped off at your hotel at the end of a memorable trip.

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Surin Island : Snorkeling Tour

4. Surin Island : Snorkeling Tour

Meet your driver in your hotel in Khaolak and travel with them to the pier to check-in, meet your guide and get your snorkeling gear. At the pier, enjoy a light breakfast with coffee before boarding a speed boat to Surin Island.  Make a stop for snorkeling at the amazing Maeyai Bay, one of the best snorkeling points in the world. Visit the secluded bay called Chong Kard, famous for its crystal-clear water and pristine beaches, and have some lunch at Ao Chong Kard, Surin Center. Next, explore the isolated island of Moken Village, where a native marine tribe lives. Travel to Ao Tao, an area where sea turtles are often seen and fringing reefs spread in a large area. Whilst here, take some time to do more snorkeling. Continue snorkeling at the Pak Kard Bay where rich colorful marine species of Surin island can be seen. Take time here to swim or relax on the beach. After the exciting day, depart to the pier, where you will get on the coach to return to your hotel in Khaolak.

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What people are saying about Surin Islands

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 47 reviews

We really enjoyed the tour. Everything is well organized. And Kwaan (sorry, if you misspelled it) accompanied us during the day in a very informative and entertaining manner in English that was easy to understand. Lunch was great and both drinks and fruits were provided at all times. We took a lot of nice impressions from that day. However, if you have problems with your intervertebral discs or are pregnant, you should better forego it, as the almost 2-hour outward journey by speedboat is a very hard ride on the waves.

This tour is definitely worth it. The beaches we visited were incredibly beautiful and the places where we were allowed to snorkel were incredible. We saw clowfish and other beautiful sea creatures !!

all beautiful from the islands to the food offered and by the staff of the boat truly exceptional nothing to complain. Highly recommended !!!!!

We enjoyed the tour very much! Super friendly boat crew who were all in a good mood. We had a wonderful day. We recommend!!!!

Everything was very well organized! And with 17 fellow travelers also very manageable for snorkeling! ;-)