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Similan Islands Snorkeling Day Tour

The Similan Islands National Park is officially closed between 15th May and 15th October.

Information: Unfortunately the Nationalpark requires from 28.April 19 for purchasing the Similan Islands Nationalpark tickets a passport copy.

Please note that we can accept Similan Islands Tour booking minimum 3 days before tourdate. Please send your passport copy (1st page with picture) during booking procedure or shortly after your online booking.

Additionally please bring a copy of your passport to the tour. Nationalpark will check randomly.

Unfortunately for this tour another terms and conditions apply. Cancelation less than 3 day before tourdate is non refundable.

Sorry for inconvenience.

Join us for an unforgettable day at the beautiful Similan Islands, where white sandy beaches and wonderful, lush rainforests await you. Enjoy snorkeling in the clear waters and keep yours eyes open, will you encounter a turtle?

Snorkeling with turtle on Similan Islands

We will pick you up at about 6.30am from your hotel in Khao Lak. To avoid any hectic rush at the port of Thap Lamu, we start from our own private pier. Here we will serve a light breakfast give a short safety briefing and tips on how to behave whilst offshore and when visiting a Thai National Park.

Where are the most beautiful beaches on Similan Islands ?

Our speed boat will whisk you to the islands in approximately 90 minutes. (Just in case, we provide pills to prevent sea sickness (Dimenhydrinate 50mg). First we will cruise to Donald Duck Bay, you first taste of the unique Similan Islands scenery. You will have time to relax at one of the most beautiful beaches in Thailand or get yourself familiar with your snorkelling equipment in the clear and turquoise waters.

Feel free to join our guide on the adventurous trek to the magnificent view point to see the true beauty of the area from up high. Picturesque bays and blossoming, tropical fauna will make you forget about time.

We will continue with our first snorkelling stop. With water temperatures around 30˚C and underwater visibility around 20m it makes the sea simply inviting. Our tour guides and boat staff have an extremely good knowledge about the nine islands and will choose the best snorkelling place of the day, with as few other tourists as possible.

dolphins swimming near the surface
White sandy beach Similian Islands

Now it’s time to regain your power with a tasty Thai lunch at one of the beautiful sandy beaches, listening to the sound of the waves. Moreover there will be some free time to explore the island or simply relax before we rejoin the speed boat to enjoy another snorkel stop.

Who knows what is waiting for you? Maybe you can find Nemo, a sea snake or a friendly turtle? In the afternoon we will head back to land. For safety reasons this is usually no later 3:30pm.

Finally, when we arrive at the pier our friendly minibus drivers will be ready and waiting to take you to your hotel, hopefully happy and also a bit tired after such an eventful day at the sea.

Can you stay at Similan Islands ?

Since Oktober 2019 you can not stay overnight on the islands.

How far is Similan Islands from Khao Lak?

The islands are 70 km west from Khao Lak. It takes 1h 30 min with the speeboat to reach the islands.

How far is Similan Islands from Phuket?

They are 84 km northwest from Phuket Island.

How do you get to Similan Islands?

Best location for visiting Similan Island National Park is from Khao Lak. It is the shortest distance and take around 1h 30min by speedboat. It is also possible from Phuket Island but more far. Speedboat from Phuket Sarasin bridge to Similan takes about 2h 15 min.

From Krabi the driving distance to Khao Lak would be already 2h 30 min plus 1h 30 with the speedboat.

What Our Guests Say

Included in our tour:

Transfer from and to your hotel in Khao Lak, national park fees, mask, snorkel, fins, life vests (also for kids), lunch, fruits and non-alcoholic drinks and professional tour guide.

Please bring:

  • Good mood
  • Sun screen
  • Mosquito repellant
  • Swim wear
  • Towel
  • Camera (with waterproof case/bag)
  • Flip Flops
  • Spending money
  • Extra tee shirt for snorkelling


  • Hotel pick-up from Khao Lak
  • Viewpoint
  • 1st snorkel stop
  • Lunch
  • Island exploration & beach time
  • 2nd snorkel stop
  • Return

Available: daily

Price from Khao Lak:


฿ 3,900Add to basket


฿ 2,450Add to basket

Price from Phuket:


฿ 4,300Add to basket


฿ 2,850Add to basket

* All other days on request
** Children 5-12 years. Infants (aged 0-4 years old) always go for free.

The Similan National Park is officially closed between 15th May and 15th October.

Please be aware that due to weather conditions and other circumstances there might be changes to our tour program. Sometimes we even need to move the tour to another date and in rare cases to cancel it. Thank you for your understanding, this is purely for your safety. We strongly advise pregnant women not to travel on speedboat tours.

Terms and Conditions

By submitting your booking you agree to our booking conditions.

Your Tour and transfer booking is payable when booking by PayPal. You may cancel your trip up to 24 hours before tour departure, and the payment process will be reversed. All costs involved through Paypal, your credit card company or any bank charges are your responsibility.
Khao Lak Land Discovery does not charge any processing fees.

If you cancel less than 24 hours before departure, your payment will not be refunded.
We will try to find an alternative date for you, but with no guarantee.

Similian Island 4

General information about the Similan Islands

The Similan islands are located approximately 70 km offshore and belong to the Similan Island Marine National Park covering an area of 140km².

Only two of the nine islands are open for tourism: Island Four and Island Eight. Both have limited infrastructure, a park office, toilets and shower facilities and a restaurant. The Similans offer perfect conditions for a great holiday trip with their famous white sandy beaches, crystal clear water and a landscape reminiscent of the Seychelles.

There are several endemic species living on the islands such as the Nicobar pigeon, lizards, bats and chicken crabs.The Similan islands lie in tropical waters and offer an amazing underwater world with rich coral life and many species of colourful fish like parrot fish and anemone clown fish. There is also the chance to spot turtles and dolphins.

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