Similan Inseln Schnorchel Safari Plan

Wir bei Andaman Snorkel Discovery haben unseren Snorkel Tour Plan sehr sorgfältig zusammengestellt. Unter Berücksichtigung der Stosszeiten an den Schnorchelplätzen haben wir es geschafft, die Hot Spots und auch unbekannte Gebiete der Similan und Surin Nationalparks miteinander zu vereinen, so dass wir Euch auch auch die verborgenen Schätze zeigen können.

Der Ablauf unserer Andaman Schnorchel Safari ist so flexibel, dass wir dort länger bleiben können, wo es unseren Gästen gefällt, aber auch jederzeit weiterziehen können, bevor wir von den Schnellbooten mit den Tagestouristen überschwemmt werden.

Celebrating love at Koh Tachai

Eine Andaman Schnorchel Tour mit Flexibilität

Wenn wir von Kura Buri aus starten, wird die Route in entgegengesetzter Richtung abgefahren. Je nach Witterungsbedingungen und Tourauslastung sowie auf Anraten des Tourleaders und des Kapitäns kann es zu Änderungen des Programmablaufes und des Fahrplans kommen.

Denkt bitte auch daran, dass unsere Andaman Snorkel Discovery Schnorchel Tour sehr flexibel ist. Sollten Gäste an einem bestimmten Schnorchelplatz interessiert sein oder während der Tour etwas Besonderes planen (Heiratsantrag, Geburtstagsüberraschung usw.), dann werden wir unser Bestes tun, um dies zu ermöglichen.

TOUR HÖHEPUNKTE:

An den Schnorchelplätzen aufwachen, bevor andere Besucher ankommen!

Schnorcheln mit Mantas vor Koh Bon (je nach Jahreszeit)

Besuch des Moken Dorfes auf Surin; kauft ein paar Souvenirs und entdeckt die faszinierende Kultur der Moken

Besuch der Schule im Moken Dorf und Teilnahme am Unterricht

Ralf’s Spezial – Ausflug mit einem traditionellen Moken Longtailboot zu den Babyhaien

Schnorcheln mit Walhaien am Richelieu Rock (je nach Jahreszeit und Strömung)

Kapitänsdinner – Grillabend am letzten Abend an Bord mit frisch von den Moken gefangenem Fisch

Your Adventure Starts

Unser Boot, die Reggae Queen Sawan, startet am frühen Abend zu unserer Andaman Schnorchel Safari. Die Abholung von den Hotels erfolgt zwischen 17:45 – 18:45 Uhr, je nach dem in welchem Hotel Ihr untergebracht seid. Selbstverständlich organisieren wir auf Wunsch auch Transfers von Phuket und anderen Orten.

Sobald Ihr an Bord seid, starten wir unsere Reise zum Similan Nationalpark, wo wir für die erste Nacht vor Anker gehen werden. Auf dem Weg dorthin gibt es Abendessen und Ihr habt Gelegenheit, die anderen Mitreisenden kennen zu lernen. Gegen Mitternacht werden wir dann unser Ziel, Koh Bon, erreicht haben.

Schaut, dass Ihr genug Schlaft bekommt, um für den nächsten Tag bereit zu sein.

Impressive scenery at Koh Bon

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Wake up for a delicious breakfast served on board the boat at 7.30am; this will set you up for your day of snorkeling at the Similan National Park. We start our Andaman Snorkel Tour at Koh Bon, a 65 million year old island formed by sedimented limestone. Koh Bon belongs to the Similan National Park (as does Koh Tachai) and is very popular among divers. The fish diversity is likely to be unique in Thailand. The first snorkel spot we explore at Koh Bon is called ‘Koh Bon Ridge’ or ‘Manta Point’.

Snorkeling stops are usually for an hour at a time, we find that this is enough to explore a site and gives us plenty of time to travel between the snorkel sites. Koh Bon is famous for being a hot spot for Mantas, so if it’s the right time of the year you might just get to encounter one!

More Koh Bon

Even without Mantas, Koh Bon has its own unique and special charm and we are proud that we are the only snorkel tour operator which offers Koh Bon as an integral part of the tour program.

After a short break we will jump for the  second time into the water and snorkel inside the bay at Koh Bon and on the backside of the island. While you are in the water exploring, our crew will do their magic on board and prepare a well needed lunch for when you get back on the boat.

Manta ray at Koh Bon
one Thailand's best beaches, Koh Tachai

Onto Koh Tachai

After lunch the Reggae Queen takes us to Koh Tachai, one of the most beautiful islands in the Similan Marine National Park. Andaman Snorkel Discovery is the only snorkel tour operator that stops at Koh Tachai. The southern tip of Koh Tachai is called “Koh Tachai Pinnacle” and with a bit of luck we might be able to snorkel with a Manta Ray, Whale Shark or hundreds of Barracuda. On the way to Koh Tachai you have time to relax on the sundeck, read or to take a nap.

It takes around two and a half hours to get here, so we should arrive in the afternoon – just in time to say “bye bye” to the hordes of speedboats, leaving an empty beach for us.

See Koh Tachai at it's Best

You will be amazed at your first encounter with Koh Tachai, in all its stunning glory. As we arrive in the afternoon it is highly likely we will be the only ones here, making it that much more special. We make the most of this beautiful destination while it is empty, both on the white powder sand and in the turquoise waters.

We return back to the Reggae Queen before sunset back, weigh anchor and make our way out to Surin National Park, dinner will be served during our journey. We will reach the Surin Islands in the evening and moor up for the night. Sleep well because the next day is full of even better snorkeling adventures!

Snorkelling the best times at Koh Tachai

Safety factor:

In order for our days to run smoothly we have a rough schedule for each day of the trip. The schedule states when we will snorkel, when food will be served plus any other activity we have planned for that day.

However, in order for our days to run safely we may have to adjust the schedule depending on environmental conditions including the weather, wind and waves at sea and the tides which affect the currents at our snorkel spots. These factors are often out of our control but we must take them seriously, your safety on board is our number one concern.

We make every effort to plan our day around forecast conditions but we can not provide exact information and precise timings when dealing with mother nature.

Healthy staghorn corals at Surin

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Unser Tag beginnt um 7:30 Uhr mit einem weiteren, herzhaften Frühstück serviert an Bord der Reggae Queen. Wir sind jetzt im Surin National Park – dem Höhepunkt unser Andaman Snorkel Discovery Safari. Die Inselgruppe der Surin Inseln ist ein Mekka für Schnorchelfans und bietet eine Vielzahl von Schnorchelspots – bunte Korallen im flachen Wasser, unzählige Fische und unberührte Strände.

Wir starten unseren Schnorcheltag in der “Chong Kad Bay”. Hier erwartet Euch eine perfekte Unterwasserwelt, mit intakten Hart- und Weichkorallen und einer Vielfalt maritimen Lebens, die keine Langeweile aufkommen lässt. Hier werden wir ca. eine Stunde schnorcheln, bevor wir zur Insel übersetzen und dem Moken Dorf (See Zigeuner) einen Besuch abstatten.

Visiting the Moken

This trip is what makes our Andaman snorkel tour the most outstanding, as we are the only one to visit here and include this cultural aspect into our itinerary. We take a look around the village and see what island life is like for these sea faring folk. Of course we are always respectful and do not intrude on their culture or beliefs – with this in mind please dress appropriately when visiting.

Take the chance to purchase some unique souvenirs here, as the Moken make beautiful little trinkets and are grateful for the income.

Visiting the Moken by longtail boat
Blacktip reef shark seen at the Surin Islands

Socially and Environmentally Responsible

Andaman Snorkel Discovery try to be as socially and environmentally responsible as we can. Afterwards our traditional Moken taxi will take us to ‘Kra Thing Bay’. From here we will follow a short trail across the island to ‘Mai Ngam Bay’ for some relaxing time on the beach and swimming off the shore. And if it is the right time of the year we might be lucky and can play with baby sharks in the mangroves.

After lunch and a short break our next stop is ‘Mae Yai Bay’. Here you can enjoy your adventures in the crystal clear waters and marvel at the beautiful corals and interesting tropical fish.

One more Snorkel Stop

Around 16.30 we arrive at our last snorkeling stop for the day, ‘Turtle Bay’. There is also the chance to catch the dingy over to the main island.

Next we’ll have another scrumptious dinner on board the Reggae Queen and will moor up for the night ready for the last day on our Andaman snorkel tour.

fun ride in the dingy
Spectacular views at the Surin Islands

Day Three:

Today we will wake up at 7.30 for an 8.00 breakfast on board the boat; this will set you up for your final day of Andaman snorkel tour adventures. At about 9.00 we will arrive at ‘Phak Kat Bay’ where we will spend an hour snorkeling in the beautiful waters looking for more fascinating sea creatures and corals.

Our last dip into the sea will be at 10.30 at a snorkel site called ‘Lobster Bay’. This is possibly the best snorkel spot out in this area of the Andaman Sea, possibly in the world. At 12.00 we will serve lunch on the boat as we cruise back to the mainland.

And then back to Khao Lak

We will arrive in Kura Buri at approximately 16.00 after an unforgettable Andaman snorkeling experience full of stunning beaches, breathtaking vistas and colourful sea life. The transfer back to Khao Lak will take about an hour and a half, so you should be back to your resort by 17.30.

Captain standing by to cruise back to Khao Lak