Pick up from Krabi
Adult (Baht) 3,900 –
* Child (Baht) 3,400 –
Pick up from Phuket
Adult (Baht) 3,700 –
* Child (Baht) 3,200 –
Pick up from Khaolak
Adult (Baht) 3,400 –
* Child (Baht) 2,900 –
* Child (Age 4-11 years)
SURIN ISLANDS Everything you Need to Know about Surin Islands
Surin Island is in Mu Koh Surin National Park, found some 60 km off the west coast of Phang Nga province, and 100 km north of the Similans, is an archipelago of 5 islands: Koh Surin Nuea, Koh Surin Tai, Koh Ri, Koh Khai, and Koh Klang. The excellent diving, snorkelling, hiking and game fishing are what most visitors come for, and those hoping to find a quiet refuge from the tourist traps and urban centres will be delighted with the islands’ lack of “development”. Those seeking convenience, comfort and 5-star service had best choose another destination – or travel there on a luxury liveaboard cruise. The main island of Surin Nuea has several bays, the largest being Ao Mae Yai on the southwest, which features calm waters and safe anchorage. On the southeast side is Ao Luek, which has shallow corals and an abundance of marine life. Ao Mai Ngam is where the National Park’s office is found, as well as a 2-kilometre walking path. There’s good snorkelling and swimming here off its long beach. Ao Chak at the north of Surin Nuea is a beautiful bay of pristine coral reefs.
Surin Nuea is also home to a community of around 150 Moken, or “sea gypsies”, who have settled there on a semi-permanent basis for several decades. The Moken spend much of their lives on their boats, called “kabang”. They survive mainly through the gathering of shellfish and other marine life from the reefs and mudflats rather than fishing – their practise of collecting shells, snails and other marine resources for sale is technically illegal due to Surin’s national park status, but according to a UNESCO report, “The Moken [of the Surin islands] tend to escape the attention of both the Local Administration and the central government since their population size is considered negligible and their situation too complicated.” Illegal fishing activities of commercial fishing boats – and to some extent the careless practises of some snorkellers and pleasure boaters – pose a greater threat to the islands’ ecology than the Moken.
The second most visited island is Koh Surin Tai, which draws snorkellers to its main bay, Ao Tao, on the east side. Koh Ri, Koh Klang and Koh Khai (also called Koh Torilla) each feature areas of unspoilt reefs, with healthy live coral being particularly abundant off Koh Khai. The major drawcard for divers to the area is the famed Richelieu Rock, a coral-covered pinnacle, which for reasons still unknown attracts a fair number of whale sharks. Click for more on diving in the Surin islands and area.
Krabi pick up 5.30 am.
Phuket pick up 7.00 am.
Khaolaki pick up 8.00 am.
|08.30||Check-in and pick up your snorkeling gear.|
|09.00||Depart from Namkhem pier to Surin Island (Best for snorkeling site of Andaman) by speed boat.|
|10.20||Arrived at Surin Island National Park, go to 1st snorkeling at Chong Kad Channel then visit Moken village where the sea gypsy residing in north Andaman sea or choose alternate to relaxing on Mai Ngam beach.|
|12.00||Set lunch served in the national park canteen with variety of beverage menu and seasonal Thai fruits being provided by SeaStar for a special person like you.|
|13.00||2nd Snorkeling at Bon Bay or Mae Yai Bay and 3nd Snorkeling at Pineapple Bay or Tao Bay to enjoy the beauty of coral and fishes.|
|15.20||Departure from Surin Island with the impression.|
|17.00||Arrived at the Namkhem pier and transfer to your accommodation.|
|Please Note: Important Note *** This Tour only operates from 15th October – 15th May *** The itinerary and timing above are approximate and may be modified without notice to fit the tide and local weather conditions. If above tour does not meet your requirement and you wish to customize your own tour, please feel free to contact us and tell us your preference. We will do our best to provide the best service we can. Call us now at + 66 944198242|
Roundtrip transfers to/from your hotel
English Speaking Tour Guide
Soft Drinks and refreshments
Delicious Buffet Lunch
Snorkelling Equipment Mask and Snorkel
What to bring
Swimwear, Light Deck Shoes
Shorts & Light T-shirt
Sunscreen, Sun Hat, Beach Towel
Light Deck Shoes,