Railay Beach Tours

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Surrounded by towering limestone cliffs and backed by thick forest, the interconnected fairy-tale beaches of Railay are accessible only by boat. The four beaches—Tonsai, Phra Nang, East Railay, and West Railay—offer powder-soft white sand, clear calm waters, and a decidedly bohemian vibe perfect for those looking to get away from it all.

The Basics
While the talcum-soft sand is certainly a compelling reason to visit Railay Beach—visitors can easily find day trips by longtail boat from Phuket and Ao Nang—the other big draw is the rock climbing here. It’s considered some of the best in Thailand, especially on the rocks around Railay East, and you don’t need any special experience to try it. Guided climbing tours cater to climbers of all ability levels, including newbies.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Railay Beach is a must-visit for sun seekers and adventure travelers.
  • Don’t forget to bring a towel, swimsuit, and sun protection for time on the beach.
  • Excursions to Railay Beach can take anywhere from four to eight hours, depending on the option chosen.
  • Bring sturdy shoes if you plan to rock climb or hike to some of the area viewpoints.
  • Purchase sunscreen, snacks, and drinks before you arrive, as prices tend to be higher in Railay.
  • Be sure to keep your electronics and valuables in waterproof bags during the boat ride to Railay Beach.
  • Island-hopping day tours that include Railay often stop at Chicken Island, Poda Island, and Tup Island.

How to Get There
Though on the mainland, Railay Beach is only accessible by boat, either from Krabi (90 minutes) or Ao Nang (15 minutes). There are no motorized vehicles in the area, but all the points of interest can be reached on foot.

When to Get There
For the best balance of good weather and sparser crowds, plan to visit in either May or October. The dry season falls between December and April, when the beaches become busy with day trippers. September is the wettest month in this region.

Other Attractions in Railay Beach
Aside from the soft sand and limestone rocks, Railay Beach has a couple of other notable points of interest. Just to the north of Railay East sits Phra Nang Cave, also called Diamond Cave, where visitors can follow a boardwalk past glittering cave formations. Phra Nang Shrine, located at the northern end of Phra Nang Beach, has become known for the collection of carved phalluses left there by local fisherman asking safe journeys of the drowned princess the beach is said to be named for.

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Address: Railay Beach, Krabi, Thailand
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Beginner's Half-Day Rock Climbing Tours at Railay Beach in Krabi

Get the perfect introduction to Krabi’s limestone on a half-day rock climbing tour at Railay Beach. Learn belay techniques and basic safety from an expert guide, then use a secure top rope to practice your skills on cliffs above Railay and Phra Nang. Work with a small group to scale routes that range from beginner to intermediate, and challenge yourself to take on some of the world’s most scenic rock.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$37.63 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Rock Climbing Courses at Railay Beach by King Climbers

Challenge yourself to a half-, full- or multi-day rock-climbing course from Krabi and climb the dramatic karst cliffs around Railay Beach. With dozens of graded routes to choose from and full instruction provided, it’s an ideal spot for first-timers to cut their teeth, or experienced climbers to push their limits. Sail out to Railay Beach by longtail boat, strap on your safety harness and get your adrenaline pumping as you try rope climbing, bouldering and rappelling, under the guidance of your expert instructor.
  • Duration: 0.5 to 3 days
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$43.12 USD
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  • Duration: 0.5 to 3 days
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4 Island Speed Boat Tour by Sea Eagle from Krabi including National Park Fees

Make the most of your time in the islands of Ao Nang by traveling via speedboat. This full-day tour takes you to Poda Island, Chicken Island, Raliay, and the reefs of the Andaman Sea, something tours via longtail can't accomplish in a single day. Listen to commentary from your guide on the region's flora, fauna, history, and ecosystem. Complete your experience with a beachside picnic lunch midday.
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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$47.04 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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4-Island Tour by Traditional Big Longtail Boat from Krabi

Set out across the Andaman Sea for a day-long tour of Krabi’s ‘4 Islands,’ and watch the tide uncover the slender spits that join the jungle isles. Explore the sinuous coastline by speedboat or traditional longtail, and leave the day’s first footprints on fine, powdery beaches. Snorkel in a sheltered lagoon, linger in the swaying shade of coconut palms, and enjoy a picnic lunch on a pristine beach. Stroll between Tup Islets and Chicken Island, then cast off again toward fantastical rock formations that soar above the tropical sea.
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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$23.52 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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Live Life Sunset Cruise Along the Coastline of Krabi by Luxury Catamaran

Sunset is undoubtedly the most magical time to see Krabi’s coastline. Opt for an extra-special experience on a luxury catamaran cruise at sunset, a romantic choice ideal for couples and small groups. Regular stops give you the chance to swim and snorkel while a gourmet BBQ dinner, accompanied by wine and soft drinks, ensures you stay satisfied. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$70.56 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Full-Day Private Rock Climbing at Railay Beach in Krabi

Whether you’re a rock-climbing expert or a novice who wants to try something new, you'll find a challenge on this full-day excursion at Railay Beach. There are over 500 routes to scale on the limestone cliffs above the beach. A trained instructor fits you with gear, takes you to the beach, and assists you in caving, trekking and climbing with idyllic views over the turquoise ocean. Round-trip transport from select hotels in the Krabi town area allows you to relax on the way home.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$156.81 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Railay and 4-Island Sunset Cruise with Night Snorkel

Experience the best of Krabi Province with this island cruise and snorkeling tour aboard a traditional yet spacious long-tail boat. Cruise to four different islands known for their gorgeous white-sand beaches, and be awed by the towering limestone cliffs and jungle of famous Railay Beach. Enjoy a beachside lunch and dinner, and explore the crystal clear waters during two snorkeling stops — one during the day, and one at night for an enchanting swim among the bioluminescent plankton.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$88.44 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Day Tour from Phuket to Islands around Krabi by Ferry and Speed Boat

Cruise past the limestone karsts of the Andaman Sea and stop to snorkel and swim on this guided island-hopping tour around Krabi. You’ll take a ferry boat to Ao Nang then climb aboard a speedboat to Koh Poda and Chicken Island. Have lunch at a beachside restaurant, wade to the Tup Islets at low tide and explore Phra Nang Cave, situated on the Railay peninsula just off the coast. This day trip departs from and returns to your hotel in Phuket.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$58.80 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Phi Phi Island Day Trip by Speedboat From Phuket

Phi Phi Islands is one of the most famous islands in the Andaman Sea region. Phi Phi Island is currently one of the world’s main snorkeling and diving destinations for tourists. It’s located between Phuket and Krabi but Phi Phi Islands actually belongs to Krabi province. The island is about 48 kilometers away from Phuket and 45 Kilometers from Krabi. There are two distinct parts to the island - commonly known as Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Lay – separated by a small stretch of water.  • Day trip to the Phi Phi Islands from Phuket • Visit four of the islands by speedboat to relax, swim, and snorkel • Snorkel in the open sea and by the beach • See the monkeys at Monkey Beach • Snorkel masks and lifejackets provided Snorkeling fins and full face masks available for rent • Personal underwater and on-land cameraman service available (for a separate fee)
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
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$62.72 USD
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  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
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Romantic Sunset Cruise from Ao Nang with BBQ Seafood Dinner

The white sand beaches, tropical islands, and natural wonders of Thailand's Andaman Sea coast offer an idyllic backdrop for a cruise and this 5-hour cruise from Ao Nang takes in all the highlights. Along the way, visit Pranang Cave, Chicken Island, and Pirate Beach; dive in to swim and snorkel; and enjoy a BBQ seafood dinner as you watch the sunset from deck.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$87.81 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Beginner's Full Day Rock Climbing and Caving Tours at Railay Beach in Krabi

Scale the iconic limestone cliffs above Railay Beach on a full-day rock climbing and caving tour in Krabi. Learn basic rock climbing skills from an expert guide, then get vertical in one of the world’s most scenic climbing destinations.  After trekking into a national park near Phra Nang, spend the afternoon practicing your moves on a secure top rope, and rappel from a stunning viewpoint that towers 500-feet (150-meters) above the turquoise ocean.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$62.72 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Introductory Rock Climbing at Railay Beach from Krabi

While in Thailand, learn the basics of rock climbing at renowned Railay beach during a half-day rock climbing excursion from Krabi city. Your expert climbing instructor provides a 3.5-hour lesson that includes top rope techniques and practice on a beginning route along the craggy limestone cliffs. Enjoy great views of Railay Bay’s stunning scenery both from the beach where you climb and from the long-tail boat that takes you to Railay. Receive customized attention with four students per instructor and a small-group maximum of 14 participants.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$35.28 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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1-Day Rock Climbing and Treetop Zipline Adventure in Krabi

See Krabi from way up high during this thrilling rock climbing and ziplining tour with longtail boat ride and lunch included. Go rock climbing on the beach after your guide shows you the ropes. Take in epic ocean views at the top and then rappel down for a lunch of local fare. Take a longtail boat transfer to your ziplining destination and soar over the treetops.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$100.36 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Intermediate-Advanced Half Day Private Rock Climbing Trip at Railay Beach

Go rock climbing at Railay Beach with a private climbing guide to experience Thailand's world-class limestone cliffs. Climbers of all skill levels are welcome, and visiting with a guide is a great way to learn the routes, rock, and culture of a new climbing area. The climbing trip includes all necessary equipment, as well as pickup and drop-off at hotels in selected areas.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$109.77 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Early Bird Tour to 4 Islands & Railay Beach by Siam Adventure World from Phuket

Check out the highlights of Krabi on a speed boat trip from Phuket and experience sheer limestone cliffs, beautiful beaches and more than a hundred offshore islands. Walk across the sandbar from Chicken Island to Koh Mor or Koh Tup, and sunbath at the pristine beach of Phra Nang Cave with fine-grained white sand.
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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$122.31 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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Multiple Day Sport Climbing Certified Courses at Krabi

Exclusive one-on-one outdoor teaching, all courses are Private and guaranteed to run 365 days a year! We are the only company in Railay, Krabi & South Thailand to offer a fully licensed training experience. Our instructors are authorized to issue SEACF/SCAT certifications for Sport Climbing Levels 1-3. We follow strict safety standards and employ a professional approach at every step to offer our customers the best knowledge and top quality experience, full of extras including student manuals, log book, certification cards and t-shirts. We offer courses for three levels of sport rock climbing certifications:• Level 1: Basic Rock Climbing Skills, Top rope & Lead belay. • Level 2: Beginner lead climbing, Knots, Top out technique & Anchor setting. • Level 3: Advanced lead climbing technique, Advanced Knots & Hitches, Anchor Systems, Intro to Multi Pitch Climbing, Abseiling & Basic Cliff Self-Rescue.
  • Duration: 1 to 4 days
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$141.13 USD
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  • Duration: 1 to 4 days
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Early Bird Tour to 4 Islands & Railay Beach by Siam Adventure World from Khao Lak

Discover the highlights of Krabi on a speed boat tour from Khao Lak and and experience majestic limestone cliffs, beautiful beaches and heavenly isles. Walk across the sandbar from Chicken Island to Koh Tup/Mor, and relax at the pristine Phra Nang Cave Beach with fine-grained white sand.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$122.31 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Krabi Day Tour by Speed boat from Phuket

A unique day trip to enjoy islands tour at Krabi. The beauty of white sandy beach at Poda Island, long separated sea at Tub Island and not to forget a wonderful view of limestone rocks of Chicken Island. You will enjoy your great day tour with comfortable booked seat and not over load on your day tour.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$103.49 USD
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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