Surin Islands Snorkeling

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110
2 Days
Availability : October to May
Min Age : 5
Max People : 18

At Andaman Snorkel Discovery we have designed our Andaman snorkel tour itinerary very carefully taking into consideration the busiest times at the snorkel sites and also including some of the less well known spots that hold some hidden gems. The itinerary is flexible, so if guests are particularly enjoying one of our snorkel tour destinations we can extend our stay or we can move on if we find ourselves inundated by speedboat day trippers.

Moken village at the Surin Islands

Our Andaman snorkel tour itinerary might slightly alter depending on the tour leader and at the advice of the captain. Also remember that Andaman Snorkel Discovery is very flexible, if guests are interested in a particular snorkel spot or have something that they would like to do (wedding proposal, birthday surprise etc.) we will do our best to accommodate.

Price Includes

Round trip transfers from and to your Khao Lak Resort

1 night stay in a twin bunk air-conditioned cabin

All meals on board

Fruit, drinking water, tea and coffee

English and German speaking guide

Professional Snorkel equipment

Insurance

Price Excludes

National Park entry fee (this is 600 THB per adult, 300 THB per child)

Alcoholic drinks

Transfers outside of the Khao Lak area (for example Phuket)

Soft drinks

What To Bring

Good sun protection; at least 30SPF and up. This should be waterproof

T-shirt to wear in the water, bathing suit, towel and extra clothes

Money for alcoholic & soft drinks and any souvenirs you might want to buy on the Surin Islands.

Waterproof camera if you have one with extra batteries and plenty of storage on your SD card (you will be snapping all over the place!)

A long sleeved jumper/cardigan/jacket for the evenings – even in the tropics it can get a bit chilly at night sometimes!

Any personal items you might require. If needed, we advise bringing sea sickness prevention pills, but these are available on board

Don’t worry about all your holiday luggage, you can leave this in the safety of the Andaman Snorkel Discovery office while you are on the boat. You will only need a few things, so it is better to leave your big bags behind and just pack the essentials in a small backpack. We will store it for free and even have a safety box if you have valuables you would like storing safely.

Spectacular views at the Surin Islands

Surin Snorkeling Itinerary

The Reggae Queen sets out to sea on the early morning of the first day on this Andaman snorkel
tour.

You will be collected from your Khao Lak resort in the morning between 5.00 – 5.30, depends where
you stay. Transfers from Phuket, Krabi, Khao Sok or any other destination can also be arranged if you
wish. The transfer to Kuraburi Pier will take around 1,5 hrs. Once on board we make our way out to
Surin National Park.

On our journey out there delicious breakfast will be served and you will get the chance to meet your
fellow snorkeling companions or relax on the sundeck.

The boat will arrive at 11:00 at Koh Surin – the highlight of our Andaman Snorkel Discovery
Liveaboard tours. The archipelago of the Surin Islands is a mecca for snorkeling fans and offers a
variety of snorkel spots – colorful corals in shallow water, countless fish and pristine beaches.

The first snorkel spot we explore is Jack Bay, a young reef with a great variety of colourful corals.
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. While you are underwater exploring, our
crew will do their magic on board and prepare a well needed lunch for you on the boat.
After lunch we will have our 2 nd snorkel stop north of Jack Bay. Waters here are a bit deeper and with
a bit of luck we might spot turtles, sharks or even eagle rays.

Our next stops are Chong Kad Bay and Turtle Bay. Here you will find a perfect underwater world
with intact hard and soft corals and a variety of marine life that leaves no room for boredom.

After that you will have time to recap your snorkel experience with your fellow snorkeling
companions, relax on the sundeck, read or to take a nap.

Around 18.00 we get ready for our last snorkel session – the highlight of the day. During the last
light of the day we explore the reef; it‘s “dinner” time for fish. They come out to eat before the sun
sets slowly which gives us the chance to see an unbelievably large variety of fish. And with a bit of
luck we also discover lionfish that come from their hiding places to take control of the reef at night.

After that it’s time for a sundowner while we enjoy the amazing landscape of Surin Islands. Dinner
will be served and we will go for the night at anchor.

Sleep well because the next day is full of more adventures!

Wake up for a delicious breakfast served on board the boat at 7.00; this will set you up for your day
of snorkeling and sightseeing at the Surin National Park.

Our first snorkel session will be right after breakfast. Huge coral blocks in crystal clear waters are
waiting for us. We will spend an hour snorkeling in the beautiful waters looking for more fascinating
sea creatures and corals.

After that we heading onto one of the islands and visiting the Moken village (Sea Gypsies). 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 this 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. 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.

Now it is time to say goodbye to beautiful Surin Islands. Around 13.00 we will weigh anchor and cruise back. Lunch will be served onboard on the way. We will arrive in Kuraburi at approximately 17.00 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 18.30.

Safety factor: Itinerary is guide and may change due to conditions, this for your safety.

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Aurelien

Solo Traveller

Couldn’t have hoped for such an unforgettable snorkel experience! Friendly staff, fun snorkel mates and, above all, we’ve seen pretty much every species you would dream to see on such a trip : manta rays, turtles, adult black tip sharks, baby black tip sharks (sitting in a mangrove, having 12 baby sharks swirl around you is a blissful experience), dolphins, moray eels, squids and millions of fishes 🙂

Definitely a highlight of my time in Thailand !

23 August 2015
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