Island Hoping in Krabi – Best Tour To Do
When Visiting Railay Beach, Krabi. You’ll notice that there is tons of island hoping tours you can do on the island. It all Depends on what you wanna see and how long you wanna be on the tour for. There are so many amazing Islands to visit in Thailand that you really cant go wrong. Heres a list of the island hoping tours available in Krabi!
Each tour is offered as a private tour or a group tour. I know a private tour sounds nice because its just you and whoever you’re with, but the price is nearly DOUBLE the price of a group tour. Each tour also includes either a lunch of dinner, Snorkel gear, and free water all day.
Before or after your visit to Krabi, consider staying in Ao Nang on a budget!
Low Season VS High Season – Island Hoping in Krabi
Depending on what time of year you visit Krabi, the island hoping tours will varry in price. In high season the tours are more expensive, and during low season you get any tour at half the price. But keep in mind that low season is also monsoon season so it rains pretty much everyday, this being said you might encounter a quick storm while on your tour.
Phi Phi Island– Full Day Island Hoping Tour in Krabi
Duration – 7.5 – 8 Hours
Price – ฿ 1,500
This tour is exactly what it sounds like, you get to spend a full day on the Phi Phi Islands. Your first stop of the day will be at Viking Cave where you will see ancient paintings on the walls of the cave. Next stop is swimming and snorkeling at Lohsamah Bay. From there you’re supposed to stop at Maya Bay, but it’s currently closed so you only get to drive past it. Ao Ling, also known as Monkey Bay is next on list. After that you have lunch on Phi Phi Don Island, then head to Hin Klang and Bamboo Island to finish the day off with swimming and snorkeling!
Duration – 6.5 Hours
Price – ฿1048.83 ($33 usd)
The Hong Island tour is taken by either a long tail boat or a speedboat. On this tour you will be visiting the famous Hong Islands and the beautiful lagoons surrounding them. You will get to snorkel and swim at the islands and lunch is included with the price. Your first stop of the day will be Koh Pakbia, this island has awesome sandbars revealed at low tide. Afterwards, you will visit Koh Lahding, also known as Paradise Island. Your last stop for the day will be Hong Island’s Bay. Here you can hang out on the beach or snorkel! Totally up to you!
Duration – 8 Hours
Price – ฿1597 ($51.13 USD)
This tour was closed when we went, but if you’re able to do this tour, you’ll get to see the filming locations of the James bond movie, visit Suwankuha Temple, admire the beauty of Phang Nga Bay and Koh Panyee, and take an optional canoeing trip to Lot Cave. (usually an extra charge so make sure you have some cash on you!)
4 Island Tour – 1/2 Day Island Hoping Tour in Krabi
Duration – 6 Hours
Price – ฿ 990
On the 4 island tour, they will bring you to Phranang Cave, Chicken Island, Tup Island, and Poda Island. You only get to snorkel at 2 of the spots on this tour, Chicken Island and Poda Island. The cave you just walk through and on Tup Island you relax on the beach and walk around the island. If you’re looking for a tour with lots of snorkeling, The 4 Island tour isn’t the best option.
Duration – 7 Hours
Price – ฿725
We did the 7 island sunset tour because the company we booked it through told us that the night tour is less crowded, and you get to see 7 islands instead of just 4. The tour started at 1:45pm and ended around 8:30pm. We were honestly kinda bummed with this tour… The first thing that annoyed us was that we paid for big boat (extra charge) while others paid for the long boat (cheaper) and still got to ride on the big boat. Then the spot where we had our sunset dinner was the beach that we were staying on, so technically we only got to see 6 islands instead of 7. The last stop of the night was advertised as a snorkel spot that was supposed to be glowing from the plankton and it wasn’t like that all.
So we get to the so called “snorkel spot” and the tour guide said we had to quickly jump in and get out after 5 minutes because it wasn’t safe for some reason. But when we arrived we didn’t see glowing water from the plankton… instead we saw dark water that we had to shake our hand in to make it glow. So pretty much we had to disrupt the plankton to see them glow.