The best snorkelling within range of Ao Nang / Railay is that around Koh Phi Phi.
Every year we book hundreds of people on this Phi Phi snorkelling trip, and we get very positive feedback.
This daytrip includes quite a long time in the speedboat, as Phi Phi is a fair way from Ao Nang / Railay.
Some travellers won't enjoy spending the best part of 2 hours bouncing up and down in a speedboat, for others it will be no problem.
This tour includes 7 different stops, so visitors getting in and out of the boat a total of 16 times.
While this is no problem for adults and makes for an interesting day out, this trip is not reccommended for children under 10, due to the trouble of getting them repeatedly in and out of the boat.
Families with younger children should take the Koh Hong snorkelling speedboat trip instead, for more info on that trip, click here.
Snorkel Bamboo Island, enjoy the beach
Snorkel Hin Klarng (open sea snorkelling site)
Sightseeing at Phi Phi's Pi Leh bay
Snorkel Phi Phi's Losamah bay
Lunch on Phi Phi Don
Maya Bay sightseeing
Monkey Beach sighseeing
Arrive back in Ao Nang
The above join-on trip costs THB 1,800 per peron. Children (under 13 years old) THB 900, infants (under 3 years old) free.
It is a quality offering where the number of people on the speedboat is limited to a comfortable number. If you want to save money you can book a cheaper version of the above trip, where the speedboat will be more crowded, but you can't book the cheaper trip on this website, as we no longer sell it, due to bad feedback.
A speedboat charter following the above itinerary is a good idea for those who can afford it and costs THB 14,000 for the boat, plus THB 1,000 per adult and THB 500 per child, with a minimum charge of THB 18,000. Click below to book.
Luxury Join-on Trip
A new luxury Phi Phi snorkelling trip was launched last season, costing THB 3,200. We had good feedback from the handfull of customers who booked it, and will load a full itinerary soon.