ITINERARY: The first excursion ever offered to tourists here, some 25 years ago, is still a classic.
Travel by traditional longtail boat to Phra Nang Cave beach, Chicken and Poda Islands, as well as the sandbank between Tub and Mor Islands, which has been featured in the Thailand tourist board’s “Unseen Thailand” campaign – though now it is very far from “unseen”!
You’ll picnic (rice box provided) on an island beach, and there will also be a couple of open water snorkeling stops, though do not expect to see much in the way of marine life. This trip is more about the beaches, with lots of white sand and great photo opportunities.
Phra Nang Cave Beach – on the Railay peninsula, voted the most beautiful stretch of sand on the Thai mainland
Poda Island – the iconic rock and white sand beach seen on the front of every Thai tourist board promotion poster
Chicken Island – an unsually shaped island that from one angle resembles a… you guessed it!
Tub – Mor Islets – small rock islands connected by a sandbank revealed at low tide, that also stretched over to Chicken Island
Itinerary order will vary according to the tides, so that you arrive at the sandbank as close to low tide as possible. At very low tide, you can walk across the sea from island to island.
Expected group size: 20 – 40 pax, depending on the day and time of year – bigger group = bigger boat.
Important: This trip includes 2 open water snorkeling stops of around 30 minutes. It is possible to stay on the boat during this time. Please wear a life jacket if not a confident swimmer. Travel time between the various beaches is max. 20 – 25 minutes, usually less.
NOTE: since 18 June 2015, customers on island-hopping tours that stop at beaches with ranger stations are subject to pay National Park entry fees. For the 4 Islands Tour, these must be paid at Poda Island, at the rate of 400 THB per adult and 200 THB per child, and are not included in your ticket price. Please bring cash on the day to cover this.
– More info on the 4 Islands.
My partner and I did this 4 islands tour on the 5/2/14 and had a great time.
The islands are beautiful, particularly the Tub and Mor islands with the sandbank.
Expect crowds on the beaches though, plenty of tourists will most likely be there at the same time as you. Theres still room on the beaches to do your own thing, its just crowds to get through when re-boarding the boat.
The staff were friendly and helpful on the boat, and did a great job managing our group of about 30 tourists. I would recommend this tour as something to do on a first trip to Krabi, because you wouldn’t have any other way to access the islands unless through a tour :)
Tour guide picked us from the hotel at 830am. The islands are beautiful and the beaches are filled with white sand that sinks your feet it as you walk (so soft!). Snorkeling was fun! Highly recommended to do this tour :)
Pamela Tan –
We had returned from holiday in Krabi and had a wonderful time, especially the 4 island hopping trip via long tail boat. It saved us a lot of hassle/time to book the day tours prior to our departure as we were travelling with 3 young children. The pick up were punctual and the guides were friendly. It was really an enjoyable trip for our family and we would recommend your service to our friends visiting Krabi.
The tour went well although the pick u was slightly late.. But its ok. The guide was again polite and friendly. Thumbs up to your team :-)
This trip was so much fun, really enjoyed the Longtail Boat experience, the lunch served was tasty. Make sure you buy a wet bag, because when you leave the boat on each island you have to jump onto the beach. These bags can be bought in Ao Nang cheaply. Highly recommend this trip.
The experience for worth it – sandy beaches and clear water. Fishes will swim to you! Its best that you put on your own booties during snorkeling to avoid stepping on the sharp edges of the corals or worse, sea urchins. Lunch was delicious. Good for all ages.
S. Sobuh –
I must say that this tour was really worth it. Walking on the sandbank at Tub Island is truly an experience. Lunch was served on plates (no disposables – save the environment!), and after that at your own leisure to enjoy the beach on Poda Island. Highlight of the trip would be the stop at Phra Nang Beach. This remarkable beach was not crowded and it was really a majestic sight. Unfortunately, the stop was only about 40 minutes. The crew was fantastic. This tour is a must for all!
Kathy Wong –
In this tour, I expected to walk on the sandbank connecting Tub – Mor Islets – small rock islands. But we go at the time of high tide of the day. We just have lunch and some swimming there. I am disappointed by the time arrangement. Also, it was too crowded to pack more than 30 people in a longtail boat. We were difficult to enjoy the time in the boat. However, the beaches is beautiful and the water is clear. Our children still enjoy the swimming with the fish in the beautiful beaches.
In the “Good to know”, it is better to revise that there is no fruit provided.
Mme Gauvin –
It is perfect!!!
Our trip today was amazing and the team was really really nice. Our babygirl loved them. They took good care of her all day.
Peter Kopalek –
Absolut amazing, well organised, quiet cheep, top trip for the Price…Would always recommend
Fazila M. –
Absolutely recommended for this price. Well organized, nice lunch, helpful staff