We had an amazing day with Simba Sea Trips. From start to finish they made it an easy and enjoyable experience. The meals were delicious, the staff was kind and helpful, and the views were beautiful. If I return to Phuket, I will definitely book...Read More
We had an amazing day with Simba Sea Trips. From start to finish they made it an easy and enjoyable experience. The meals were delicious, the staff was kind and helpful, and the views were beautiful. If I return to Phuket, I will definitely book another tour with them. Read Less
Bucket List Ticked
WillieBhoy Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, Mar 2 2020
Donna and me took this trip yesterday it was well worth it. Booked after reviews in TripAdvisor and does exactly what it says we arrived everywhere before the madding crowds. Crowd were made up of Americans French Greek and Brits good crowd we all love...Read More
Donna and me took this trip yesterday it was well worth it. Booked after reviews in TripAdvisor and does exactly what it says we arrived everywhere before the madding crowds. Crowd were made up of Americans French Greek and Brits good crowd we all love Americans Meet. by out guide Jane at Marina for tea coffee and light snack headed out to meet the 2 man crew and we were off to first stop to see sunrise at 06.40 then on to first island Bamboo for lovely light breakfast seen hermit crabs and 6ft plus monitor lizard, can't recall all the names of the islands but the setting for the film The Beach is most picturesque. 2 snorkelling stop and then fantastic lunch on last island which is only 15mins from Marina. Seemed expensive when booked but worth every penny. Can't fault it time flew by. Thanks again to Jane and the crew well and truly ticked my bucket list Read Less
Sun Rise Phi Phi Tour
LCamsell19 Jersey, United Kingdom, Mar 2 2020
My husband and I booked this tour and it did not disappoint. It is an early start but so worth it. Everything on time and the tour was amazing. Always the first people there on islands and you end with lunch on a private beach...Read More
My husband and I booked this tour and it did not disappoint. It is an early start but so worth it. Everything on time and the tour was amazing. Always the first people there on islands and you end with lunch on a private beach which was 5 starts. Overall amazing experience and would highly recommend. All staff were also excellent and caring. Read Less
swoop81, Mar 1 2020
Going earlier, watching the sunrise, and being the first boat on the islands was worth it. The trip also was very well organized with almost no waiting anywhere. I was told I will get picked up from my hotel at 5:05 and the bus was...Read More
Going earlier, watching the sunrise, and being the first boat on the islands was worth it. The trip also was very well organized with almost no waiting anywhere. I was told I will get picked up from my hotel at 5:05 and the bus was there at 5. The check-in at the office before boarding the boat was also quick. The guides were very nice and helpful. So even though there are cheaper trips, I would pick this one instead again. Definitely recommended. Read Less
Blokeproof Cirencester, United Kingdom, Feb 28 2020
Momo and the entire crew did an awesome job. I amazed at how many different fish i saw while snorkeling on this tour. Everthing was very well done indeed. Thanks Simba.
Momo and the entire crew did an awesome job. I amazed at how many different fish i saw while snorkeling on this tour. Everthing was very well done indeed. Thanks Simba. Read Less
Phi phi islands
soha m Ottawa, Canada, Feb 27 2020
Loved our day trip! Unlike most other tour groups which were very large in number, our group with Simba was only 16 people which made the trip more comfortable and fun! Awesome and very friendly staff! Pick up was exactly on time! Definitely worth the...Read More
Loved our day trip! Unlike most other tour groups which were very large in number, our group with Simba was only 16 people which made the trip more comfortable and fun! Awesome and very friendly staff! Pick up was exactly on time! Definitely worth the early morning wake up time just to get to the islands before they get crowded with other tourists. Read Less
The absolute highlight of our trip!
BetsyHS New York City, New York, Feb 26 2020
What can I say? Thailand has been a dream come true and the trip of a lifetime. Thank you to Momo and her amazing team for a wonderful trip to Phi Phi. From watching the gorgeous sunrise to having breakfast on Bamboo island, this day...Read More
What can I say? Thailand has been a dream come true and the trip of a lifetime. Thank you to Momo and her amazing team for a wonderful trip to Phi Phi. From watching the gorgeous sunrise to having breakfast on Bamboo island, this day couldn’t of went better. Momo, you were so knowledgeable and your enthusiasm made the day so much fun! Thank you for taking such beautiful photos of us! I will definitely be back again soon xoxo! Read Less
Phi Phi Tour is a MUST see
Jspan855, Topton, Pennsylvania, Feb 24 2020
Our group of 5 enjoyed this excursion greatly. Everything about this tour exceeded our expectations. The tour group was small, the boat was clean, the guides were helpful, funny and extremely informative. We enjoyed a wonderfully delicious breakfast when we arrived on the first island,...Read More
Our group of 5 enjoyed this excursion greatly. Everything about this tour exceeded our expectations. The tour group was small, the boat was clean, the guides were helpful, funny and extremely informative. We enjoyed a wonderfully delicious breakfast when we arrived on the first island, and enjoyed spectacular views unobstructed by the large amounts of boats and tourists at all other islands. We had fantastic weather, calm seas and an absolute BLAST. We loved everything about this excursion and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to book! Read Less
Simba Sea Trips Phi Phi Island Tour is the best way to discover the Phi Phi islands. The Phi Phi Islands are an ultimate sightseeing location when on a visit to Thailand! Six sensational islands make up this beautiful and world famous location, situated in the southeast Andaman Sea. The islands of Phi Phi have some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet.
We provide you with the chance to see everything you desire with speedboat tours designed to beat the crowds and allow you to experience Phi Phi islands the way they are meant to be experienced. Seeing the coral reefs, stunning cliffs and other eye-opening sights (including Maya Bay) in ultimate comfort really does make all the difference.
We concentrate our Phi Phi island exploration on the two main islands that are world famous for their natural beauty and magnificent underwater scenery. Phi Phi Don, the largest island, has been a Mecca for people diving and snorkeling Phi Phi for well over 30 years. Phi Phi Leh island is the smaller of the two main islands and is a highly desirable location for Maya Bay tours. Maya Bay as you may well know is the location where the movie ‘The Beach’ was filmed.
During our Phi Phi Island Tour you will have the chance to dive in the turquoise waters of the islands as well! Alongside Maya Bay and a range of other activities in the Phi Phi Islands that will create an experience that you are likely to never forget.
Experience the most magnificent Phi Phi Island speedboat adventure trip today. Book in advance via our website to ensure you get your seat!
Tour the Phi Phi islands surrounding Phuket
*Update on Maya Bay restrictions – please note Thai National park authorities have prohibited speedboats from dropping anchors or alighting their passengers within Maya Bay indefinitely, therefore assisting with environmental regeneration of the Phi Phi Island location.
Simba’s Phi Phi sunrise tour involves an early start on our magnificent speedboat. Firstly, our Phi Phi island tour from Phuket leaves from the Royal Marina at 6am and arrives back by 2-2.30pm to avoid the crowds. This is AT LEAST 2 hours before most other companies start their Phuket boat tours to the Phi Phi islands. Keep in mind that over 10,000 visitors flock to Phi Phi every day in the high season. That’s a lot of people to share these small islands with! But not with our spacious speedboats! Enjoy a head start to your tour that will mean you won’t have to deal with the crowds that other Thailand travelers have to deal with.
To ensure the greatest Phuket experience possible, our Phi Phi island tour is very flexible. We juggle many variables (weather, tides, currents) to ensure you have the best day tour experience possible. This may mean the omission of certain beach locations, but never at the expense of your enjoyment. Other companies may promise the world, but we and our tour guide staff deliver the ultimate tour Phi Phi experience!
Phi Phi Island Tour – What to expect
Our speedboat tour of the Phi Phi Islands is one of our most famous sightseeing tours and it is beloved by a lot of our guests. Simba Sea Trips have provided hundreds of people with the ability to discover the wonders of the islands of Phi Phi in a relaxing manner that spans the entire day and is jam packed with amazing activities and highlights. The Phi Phi Island Tour is your gateway to blue horizons and unforgettable scenery. Take the boat trip of a lifetime by booking your seat for a magical adventure today!
Duration: approximately 7-8 hours on the water with plenty of time for photos.
Please note: We cannot guarantee you will see the Sunrise on each trip and the timings for sunrises do vary. Also, cloudy days can make it difficult to see the sunrise.
Tours demand relaxation time - Bamboo Beach
On your way to Phi Phi Islands, visit the popular, idyllic and secluded Bamboo beach. Be the first to step foot off the boat and onto the beautiful sand on this sightseeing tour. We serve a yummy breakfast and swim for about 30 minutes, relax and take in the sights. Take your time to enjoy the island’s beauty at one of the most stunning beaches in the world and start building memories.
The Phi Phi Island tour’s emerald crown, Pileh Lagoon - Tide Dependent
Our next port of call on our sunrise tour, if tide allows, is Pileh Lagoon before the crowds arrive. It is a wonderful attraction, an emerald green lagoon surrounded by high limestone cliffs on 3 sides, one of the world's most gorgeous natural swimming pools. Grab your action camera and film or take a photo of the extremely spectacular view of the emerald waters of the islands merging with the caves and the blue clear horizon as the speedboat coasts into the Lagoon.
Phi Phi Island Tour’s first glimpse of magic - Maya Bay
Phi Phi Maya Bay has been a "must sightseeing location" for hordes of Thailand tourists for decades and as such, has suffered from its overuse. Thankfully the National Park has now prohibited any boat from dropping anchor in the bay and alighting at the beach, to allow the gorgeous coral island treasures, wildlife and environment time to recover. At Simba, we are still able to drive the speedboat well inside Maya Bay for some spectacular views and photo opportunities during the day trip.
Accordingly, this has little impact on the quality of this tour, as it is a tiny part of a 380Sq/km National Park. Every way you look, you see the magnificent natural beauty of Phi Phi Island's Maya Bay.
Experience the Phi Phi Islands from underwater - 1st Snorkeling Stop
Experience the Phi Phi Islands from underwater - 1st Snorkeling Stop It is now time to explore the magical underwater world of Phi Phi Islands with some swimming and snorkeling during our speedboat tour. Snorkeling Gear is provided as are the long-lasting memories!
We supply all your snorkeling equipment including fins and flotation aids such as life jackets and swim noodles. The staff are always there (in and out of the speedboat) ready to help any first timers with encouragement, advice and sometimes just a helping hand throughout the day tour.
In around Phi Phi waters, we are sometimes visited by Dolphins and Reef Sharks often frequent our snorkeling stops. If you're lucky we may see these on the Phi Phi boat tour!
Phi Phi Islands have their secrets - Macaque Monkeys and the Viking Cave
During the speedboat tour, we will stop by one of the local beaches for a viewing of the monkey troops. For our own safety, the team insists we all stay on the boat whilst viewing these cute Long-tailed Macaques on the monkey beach. For animal lovers, this is one of the favourite moments of our tours program!
The Viking Cave is home to the special Birds’ Nests used to make Birds Nest Soup. It is not possible to enter this enormous cave but we will show you from the outside and you can witness the armed guards guarding the birds' nests from looters!
Islands and Crystal Waters - 2nd Snorkeling Stop
It's time to say hello to the fishes again as we advance to another snorkeling stop on our Phi Phi Island Tour. Or our customers can have an extended swim, grab their beach towel and relax on the beach. We are flexible with our speedboat tour itinerary to ensure that our Thailand customers have the best day possible.
It is at this stage of the day that our guests are starting to get very excited about all that they've seen and all that is still to come. This is the prime opportunity for some memorable photos with your fellow tour guests as we saviour the surrounding landscape that we are fortunate enough to be in view of.
Phi Phi Islands at their best - Koh Rang Yai
Our penultimate stop of the Phi Phi islands for some swimming and relaxation at an idyllic tropical island named Rang Yai. A well-kept secret you'll not want to leave! During the Phi Phi tour you will have the chance to see many glorious places, but make no mistake this amazing island is one of the best. The perfect way to build up your appetite for the final stop before we head back to the mainland.
A taste of the Phi Phi Islands - Lunch time
Lunch at a seaside restaurant with all the flavours of the islands. Many travelers have enjoyed the scrumptious family style lunch. Because Simba leaves early in the morning you’ll reach this beautiful beachside restaurant well before the crowds. The Phi Phi island boat tours enhance your culinary palette thanks to the unique island’s cuisine. Here, Thai Cooking takes its place front and centre. The refreshments are provided in one of the most beautiful island settings imaginable and will provide all the nourishment you need after a long day undertaking sea activities. Its then back on the boat as we set sail the short distance back to the Phuket Marina to end a sensational, and memorable tour.
The Simba Phi Phi Speedboat Tours Include...
Snorkeling, a lagoon swim, Thai lunch, and a monkey beach Phi Phi experience
Free transfers from all recognised hotels in the Kata / Karon / Patong/Kamala/Surin/Bangtao area (we may be required to pass on surcharges for pick-ups in other areas; details are provided at the time of booking)
Soft drinks, water, fresh fruit and snacks
Complimentary use of Snorkeling equipment, floating aids and life jackets
Light breakfast, coffee and tea on the beach
Limited accident insurance
National Park Fees
The Phi Phi Islands are waiting for you. Book your Phi Phi Island Tour today!
Simba Sea Trips has been in the tour travel industry for many years now and has helped Phuket visitors experience the magic and allure of the Phi Phi islands. This is our main aim. As our tours conclude, the smiles on the faces of our guests are what makes us revel in what we do for a living. We hope you get to experience the same happiness by joining one of our next day trip tours.
Commonly asked questions about the Phi Phi Islands
How do you get from Phuket to Phi Phi Island?
First you have to choose if you want to get there with a speedboat or a ferry. Both options are good with the ferry being what most people choose to get to Phi Phi from Phuket. You can catch a ferry from Phuket and get to Phi Phi in about two hours. If you decide to take a ferry from Koh Lanta or Krabi you will get there in around 90 minutes. For speedboad you will need to get in Phuket Town as the main departure/arrival port is Rassada.
Are the Phi Phi islands closed?
Tropical Bay that featured in the Leonardo DiCaprio movie "The Beach", was temporarily closed last year and the beach will remain closed until 2021 due to the environmental damage that the Maya Bay location has experienced due to excessive tourist numbers in recent years
Which is better James Bond Island or Phi Phi Island?
Both of the Islands are worth visiting. Rather close to Phuket and Krabi but in opposite directions with tours being fairly cheaper from Krabi compared to Phuket. You will find James Bond Island north of Ao Po pier and Phi Phi Island can be found to the south.
Are the Phi Phi islands safe?
Within walking distance to almost everything you will need in Koh Phi Phi Don island you can enjoy your vacations and feel safe. This inhabited Island is motorbike and car-free and most of the people there are enjoying walking and cycling in peace and in the fresh air.