The cloudy waters surrounding Chalong Bay—Phuket’s main boat dock—make snorkeling and diving nearly impossible, but a majority of the area’s diving trips depart from this port, taking travelers to clearer seas. Visitors to this popular stop will find dozens of docked ships and may even catch the occasional race (hosted by the Ao Chalong Yacht Club).
Travelers can wander the eclectic shops or tuck into a traditional meal at one of the local restaurants after a day spent out on the open water. Two impressive temples, Wat Chalong and Wat Laung Pu Supa, are also within walking distance from Chalong Bay. Visitors looking to plot their next adventure will find all they need at the tourist kiosk at the center of the 720-meter jetty. Knowledgeable staff ensure every step of the journey will be epic.
Most boat and diving day trips depart from Chalong Bay in the early morning and return in the late afternoon. As a result, these tend to be high traffic times filled with lots of activity.