Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Phuket to Phi Phi Islands By Express Ferry including Lunch. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Well organized and complete as possible.
I am happy satisfied with this tour. It was very nicely organized from start to end. Let me tell you what you may expect.
The previous evening of the tour the local tour company leave a letter at your hotel stating the pick up time next morning. During pick up the driver will put a badge/sticker on your shirt or arm which you should retain well as based on this you get all other facilities in the trip.
After they pick you and others the microbus goes to the harbour for the Ferry. Ferry leaves around 8.30am. You can sit inside in airconditioned room or outside in the sun. There are free soft drinks and some breads for all in the Ferry. At the begining you may feel lost seeing all those 300-400 people with different stickers. But do not be afraid. Later on the guide will tell the plan for each group using central microphone of the Ferry in english. The first group get off at Phi Phi Don (they will stay the night there). For others the Ferry contibues after dropping them for another 10-15minutes. oo the Ferry to Phi Phi Don takes around 1.5hr but then add 30 more minutes for this package people. So after that 15min you arrive near another island but ferry can not go to the harbour. So another small boat will come and drop you in the island. You change your cloth, take the snorkiling equipments and again the boat will take you to depp water for snorkiling. Those can not swim can stay in the island. After 1hr snorkiling in the nice clean water with colorful fishes come back to the island and take your lunch. Lunch has varities..Fish, chicken, Vegetable etc... Spend some more time in the island then again the boat will take you to the Ferry. Start your return journey following the same path. After picking others from Phi Phi Don it will pass by the James bonad island / Maya Beach and Viking caves. Not stopping there but you can take some pictures from the Ferry. After arrival ther microbus will take you hotel.
very great and enjoyable tour and the pictures are just amazing.
This trip was well worth every penny with breath taking views, great snorkeling, and a fabulous lunch,....the only problem is that most of the day is spent on the ferry ride to and from. That said I would like other people to know that they should contact Viator directly and arrange it so you can stay overnight on PHI PHI for one or two nights to really appreciate the island and the beaches and the place itself. On our trip both coming and going, there were hundreds of suitcases of people who did just that....
Loved this trip. So scenic and beautiful. Weather was perfect too and the lunch was very good
Phi Phi Islands are beautiful, lunch buffet was very good, bring an underwater camera for the snorkling...lots of fish and other sealife in crystal clear water, ferry ride was comfortable.
Everything was great about this trip: we were picked up on time, the tour guide was extremely friendly and beauty of the Andaman Sea and the world-famous Phi Phi Islands was unbelievable! I literally could'nt believe my eyes when I saw the most clear waters, the greenest rain forests and mysterious limestone formations everywhere we looked at! I need to say the tour was organized perfectly: first we arrived to Phi Phi and had enough time to swim and - for those who wanted - to go snorkeling. Then there was a lunch, quite nice, typical Thai food, the restaurant was simple but it was right on the beach and the views were wonderful! Then we were transferred back to the ferry and given a tour around the rest of Phi Phi Islands. I think there are 6 of them all together. Of course a ferry is not as fast as a speedboat and the attention of the stuff is not so personalized but it still is quite comfortable and almost two times cheaper than the speedboat tours. I took a speedboat tour to Krabi next day, it was certainly more detailed and I saw more of interesting attractions, but ferry is good too, I enjoyed it. We arrived back to Phuket on time as well, the driver was waiting for us and drove us back to the hotel. It was a great day!
This was my 3rd trip through Viator and once again they did not disappoint. They use the best tour company in the country you have chosen.'Tour East' was Phukets.
The Ferry took about 2 1/2 Hours riding in comfortable seats on the decks inside. - Then we were transported by small ferry to the Phi Phi Don Island after touring around Phi Phi Le Island. Lovely experience! The beach we were taken to was Long Beach and was lovely with white Sand and nice Thai meal. We went snorkelling and saw lots of lovely colourful fish on a small boat. We had about 2 hours free time then transported by small boat to pick up the Express Ferry back to the Port. All in all a long time on the Ferry but it was well worth it!
Firstly you're picked up from your hotel pretty early (we were picked up at 7.15am and were the last ones in the car) which wasn't a massive problem because actually it was well worth it. The islands are incredible, we then went and did some snorkeling which was one of the best things of our two weeks there - get yourself an underwater camera because you will get some amazing photos. You then get lunch which is nice, and then a couple of hours to relax on the beach - highly recommended trip
Absolutely fantastic. One tour I can recommend. And don't forget to take the DVD option of your trip, this a great DVD to take home to the family and friends. There are lots of arial shots of the islands.
Phi Phi beautiful and great for snorkelling.