6 islands make up this beautiful and world famous location, situated in the southeast Andaman Sea.
We concentrate our tour on the two main islands famous for their natural beauty and spectacular underwater scenery. Phi Phi Don, the largest island, is the only one of the six to have accommodation and its surrounding waters have been a Mecca for divers and snorkelers alike for well over 30 years.
Experience the most magnificent Phi Phi Island Tour! Six sensational islands make up this beautiful and world famous location, situated in the southeast Andaman Sea.
Tour the beautiful islands surrounding Phuket
We concentrate our Phi Phi island tours on the two main islands that are world famous for their natural beauty and spectacular 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 is the smaller of the two main islands and is a highly desirable location for Maya Bay tours, the location where the movie ‘The Beach’ was filmed.
Update on Maya Bay restrictions – please note Thai National park authorities have prohibited boats from dropping anchors or alighting their passengers within Maya Bay indefinitely, to assist with environmental regeneration.
Simba’s Phi Phi sunrise tour involves an early start. To begin, our Phi Phi island tour from Phuket leaves from the Royal Marina at 6-6.30am and arrives back by 2-2.30pm to avoid the crowds. This is AT LEAST 2 hours before most other companies start their Phuket to Phi Phi day trips. 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!
To ensure the greatest experience possible, our Phi Phi island tour is very flexible. We juggle many variables to afford you the best experience possible. This may mean the omission of certain locations, but never at the expense of your enjoyment. Other companies may promise the world, but we deliver!
Duration: approximately 7-8 hours on the water.
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.
Be the amongst the first footsteps for the day on this beautiful secluded beach. Swim and relax while our crew prepare your yummy breakfast on the beach.
1st Snorkeling Stop
It is now time to explore the magical underwater world with some snorkeling.
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 water) ready to help any first timers with encouragement, advice and sometimes just a helping hand.
In around Phi Phi waters, we are regularly visited by Whale Sharks, Dolphins, Whales and Reef Sharks. If you're lucky we may see these on tour!
This has been a "must see" for hordes of tourists for decades and as such, has suffered from it's overuse. Thankfully the National Park has now prohibited boats from dropping anchor in the bay and alighting at the beach, to allow the gorgeous corals, wildlife and envirnment time to recover. At Simba we are still able to drive the boat well inside the bay for some spectacular views and photography opportunities.
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, there is magnificent natural beauty.
Pileh Lagoon - tide dependent
Our next port of call, if tide allows, is Pileh Lagoon. It is a spectacular emerald green lagoon surrounded by high limestone cliffs on 3 sides, one of the world's most gorgeous natural swimming pools. We stop here and swim for about 30 minutes.
See some Monkeys and Viking Cave
During the tour we will stop by one of the local beaches for a viewing of the monkey troops. For our own safety, we stay on the boat whilst viewing these cute Long-tailed Macaques.
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 see the armed guards guarding the birds nests from looters!
Lunch at a seaside restaurant
Enjoy a scrumptious buffet lunch. As Simba leaves early in the morning, we are normally in and out before the restaurants fill up.
2nd Snorkeling Stop
After lunch it's time to say hello to the fishes again with another snorkeling stop if we did not squeeze 2 snorkels in before lunch. Or we can have an extended swim and relax on the beach. We are flexible with our itinerary to ensure the best day possible.
Koh Rang Yai
Our final stop for some swimming, relaxing, and refreshments at an idyllic tropical island named Rang Yai. A well kept secret you'll not want to leave!
The Simba Phi Phi Island Tour Include...
Snorkeling, a lagoon swim, Thai picnic 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; we will let you know at the time of booking)
Soft drinks, water, fresh fruit and snacks
Complimentary use of Snorkeling equipment, floating aids and life jackets
Light breakfast and afternoon tea on the beach
Limited accident insurance
National Park Fees
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