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Racha Island (Raya Island) Tours

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Racha Island (Raya Island)
Racha Island (Raya Island) is, in fact, two islands—Ko Racha Yai and Ko Racha Noi—both known for their excellent snorkeling and diving. Whether for day-long underwater exploring trips or stays of a few days to relax on the unspoiled beaches, the southern Thai islands are popular with water sports enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

The Basics
Around 20 miles (40 kilometers) south of Phuket, Racha Island is quintessential Thailand—white sand, turquoise ocean, and softly swaying palm trees. Koh Racha Yai has a small number of resorts and bungalows, and is becoming a popular place to stay for visitors to Phuket, while Koh Racha Noi is uninhabited. Both islands offer excellent diving offshore, and you can snorkel right from the beach on Racha Yai. Many travelers choose to visit the islands as part of an organized snorkeling, diving, or catamaran tour from Phuket. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Racha Island is ideal for snorkelers, divers, and those looking for a quiet island escape from Phuket. 
  • Most tours leave Phuket in the morning to spend the day around both Racha Yai island and Racha Noi island.
  • Snorkelers and divers can expect to see colorful corals and many types of tropical fish. 
  • If snorkeling or diving is not your thing, catamaran trips are also available.
  • Many tours include lunch, refreshments, and water sports gear.

How to Get There
Racha Island, located south of Phuket in the Andaman Sea, is accessible only by boat. Speedboats travel from Ao Chalong and Rawai on Phuket, or you can book a snorkeling, diving, or catamaran tour to access the islands.

When to Get There
High season in Phuket runs from November to March, when the weather is warm and sunny. April and May can be very hot, and tropical rainstorms are possible from June to November. Some resorts and tour operators close up shop or run only limited services in the rainy season. 

See Phuket’s Big Buddha
For a photo opportunity extraordinaire, take a trip to see Phuket’s Big Buddha, a 150-foot-high (45-meter) statue sitting atop the Nakkerd Hills, close to Kata. The statue was constructed in 2004 and is made of concrete overlaid with glittering white jade marble. From the base of the Buddha you can enjoy panoramic views over the whole island. 
Address: Racha Island, Phuket, Thailand
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Racha Island Snorkeling Tour By Speedboat From Phuket

Racha Island Snorkeling Tour By Speedboat From Phuket

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• Go on an island hopping day trip to Racha(Raya) Island, Phuket's most beautiful islands. • Soak in the beautiful views of coral reefs and fish, whilst snorkeling through crystal-clear water and relax in picturesque locations. • Search for hidden coves and pristine beaches on the islands or simply relax on the white sandy beaches. • Swim and explore the amazing world underwater while snorkeling at Racha (Raya) Island. • Get a chance to set your eyes on the abundant tropical marine life and multi-colored coral reefs.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$44.26
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US$44.26
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Phuket Racha Island Tour

Phuket Racha Island Tour

The Racha islands or (Raya Islands), some 12 km south of Phuket, are best known as excellent diving and snorkeling day trip destinations.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$38.00
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US$38.00
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Racha Island Game Fishing & Trolling From Phuket

Racha Island Game Fishing & Trolling From Phuket

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• Spend a day fishing for big fish in the beautiful islands around Phuket. • Soak in the beautiful views of coral reefs and fish, whilst fishing through crystal-clear water and relax in picturesque locations. • Swim and explore the amazing world underwater while fishing at Racha (Raya) Island. • Get a chance to set your eyes on the abundant tropical marine life and multi-colored coral reefs. • Enjoy a delicious lunch on board and free time for a swim in the warm waters. • Enjoy the convenience of pick-up and drop-off direct from your hotel.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$75.87
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US$75.87
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Raya Island Tour by Speed Boat From Phuket

Raya Island Tour by Speed Boat From Phuket

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Go swimming and snorkeling at Koh Racha Yai on this full-day tour by speedboat from Phuket. Get to the picturesque island quickly by speedboat, and have more time to enjoy the white-sand beach, warm ocean waters, and colorful marine life. This island is less visited than some nearby island destinations, with quiet beaches, excellent snorkeling spots, and beachside restaurant where you can purchase lunch.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$50.58
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Full-Day Racha Noi and Racha Yai Snorkeling from Phuket

Full-Day Racha Noi and Racha Yai Snorkeling from Phuket

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Spend the day in the waters surrounding Phuket on this full-day diving and snorkeling trip from one of Thailand's top cities. Enjoy breakfast on board your ship as you make your way to Koh Racha Noi with your experienced guides. You'll also have the chance to check out Koh Racha Yai after lunch. These two sheltered areas rank among the region's top sites for underwater adventure and are guaranteed to provide travelers with close encounters with fish and marine life.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$98.63
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US$98.63
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Maiton, Coral and Racha Island Snorkeling Trip By Speedboat From Phuket

Maiton, Coral and Racha Island Snorkeling Trip By Speedboat From Phuket

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Maiton, Coral and Racha Island Snorkeling Tour by speedboat is a complete tour that brings you to visit Phuket's most well known destinations and popular. The coral reef in these islands is especially suitable for great snorkeling time. • Discover the white sandy beaches of 3 beautiful islands : Maiton, Coral and Racha Island • Enjoy a wide variety of water sports like parasailing, diving, banana boat and more at Coral Island. • Get experience of fun and enjoy sightseeing, swimming, and snorkeling at wonderful coral reefs. • Enjoy delicious buffet lunch in the restaurant. • Snorkel through the sheltered reef between the islands and if you are lucky you can watch dolphins frolicked in the sea.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$52.69
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Raya Island Tour by Speed Boat from Phuket

Raya Island Tour by Speed Boat from Phuket

Escape the bustle and crowds of Phuket with a day trip out to idyllic Racha Yai Island. Enjoy scenic views as you swim and snorkel at Kon Kare Bay and Siam Bay, then relish some time to yourself on the beaches and nature-laden trails of Racha Yai. - Pristine, day-long island escape from the bustle of the city - Beach stops with clear, calm waters ripe for swimming - Fish encounters while snorkeling at Kon Kare Bay & Siam Bay - Free time to relax, swim, or explore on Racha Yai Island - Free time to explore the sea & amazing underwater vistas
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$50.58
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Raya Island Tour by Speed Boat from Phuket

Raya Island Tour by Speed Boat from Phuket

Escape the bustle and crowds of Phuket with a day trip out to idyllic Racha Yai Island. Enjoy scenic views as you swim and snorkel at Kon Kare Bay and Siam Bay, then relish some time to yourself on the beaches and nature-laden trails of Racha Yai. - Pristine, day-long island escape from the bustle of the city - Beach stops with clear, calm waters ripe for swimming - Fish encounters while snorkeling at Kon Kare Bay & Siam Bay - Free time to relax, swim, or explore on Racha Yai Island - Free time to explore the sea & amazing underwater vistas
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$54.19
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Snorkeling Tour to Coral & Maiton & Racha Island from Phuket

Snorkeling Tour to Coral & Maiton & Racha Island from Phuket

Take you from Phuket Island to various coastal attractions. Admire the beautiful and clean seascape. Join snorkeling and various water activities to enjoy colorful corals and fish underwater. Discover the white sandy beaches of 3 beautiful islands : Coral Island, Maiton Island and Racha Island. • Travel to three of the most beautiful islands of Phuket in day trip. • Search for hidden coves and pristine beaches on the islands or simply relax on the white sandy beaches and Soak yourself in the sunlight. • Enjoy a wide variety of water sports like parasailing, diving, banana boat and more! • Explore the amazing world underwater while snorkeling and if you are lucky you can watch dolphins frolicked in the sea.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$56.90
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US$56.90
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Coral & Racha Island Sunset by Catamaran

Coral & Racha Island Sunset by Catamaran

Coral & Racha Island are considered among Thailand’s must-visit seaside destinations, but their remote coastal locations make visiting independently a challenge. On this tour, take to the waves by catamaran and reach both destinations with VIP Buffet lunch, and round-trip transport from your Phuket hotel included. Swim, snorkel, and sunbathe at your leisure—with music and Homemade cocktail on board and admire uninterrupted views over the pristine island scenery.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$82.19
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US$82.19
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Snorkeling Premium Trip Raya and Coral Island with Speed Boat

Snorkeling Premium Trip Raya and Coral Island with Speed Boat

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Combine visits to Raya Island and Coral Island on a single tour from Phuket. Arranging this multi-stop tour on your own may be difficult, but this excursion arranges all the details so you can focus on the experience. Visit both islands to swim, snorkel, and relax on the beach; other highlights include Patok Bay, Siam Bay, and Lah Bay. Lunch at a local restaurant is included, as well as hotel pickup and drop-off, for an all-inclusive experience.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$42.15
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US$42.15

Luxury Day tour by HYPE Boat Club to Coral Island - Racha Yai Island

Luxury Day tour by HYPE Boat Club to Coral Island - Racha Yai Island

HYPE concept is a beach club at sea on a big stylish Catamaran featuring comfortable daybeds, professional crew and hostesses. We offer our guests a selection of delectable finger food from traditional Thai food to Sushi and tapas. A bar with an extensive menu of fine Champagnes, spirits and cocktails. The boat is fitted and designed to your comfort and our DJ will entertain your day from a lounge music atmosphere to club mixes. Far from the hustle and bustle of the island, our cruise offers guests a breath-taking day on the crystal water of Phuket and at the end of the day a magical sunset. This is a unique concept on Phuket Island and all the ingredients are here to guarantee an amazing day.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$108.50
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US$108.50
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Luxury Ocean Boat Club *Party Yacht* - Racha & Coral Island

Luxury Ocean Boat Club *Party Yacht* - Racha & Coral Island

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A day trip on VIP Luxury Boat Club, where you can explore the beautiful island around Phuket and enjoy floating beach club on your day cruise. During the trip there will be cold towel and and cocktail available. On the cruise, there will be at least two stops to enjoy snorkeling and swimming as well as water sport activities (with extra charge). Chilling out and sunbathing on your day bed in a lounge atmosphere, admire the panoramic view. The a glass of champagne to get the party started under the sunlight of the sunset with the live DJ setting the mood to dance.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$124.77
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US$124.77

Racha and Coral Island One Day Trip + Sunset by Luxury Catamaran From Phuket

Racha and Coral Island One Day Trip + Sunset by Luxury Catamaran From Phuket

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• Enjoy an exotic island hopping tour around Phuket’s best aboard a luxurious catamaran. • Enjoy a day of snorkeling and discover the fascinating aquatic life underneath the waters. • Discover Koh Racha Yai and Racha Noi Island Day Tour by Motor Yacht for more island escapes. • Soak yourself in the sunlight, relaxing and snorkeling in crystal clear waters. • Feast on delicious meals as well as an array of fresh seasonal fruits, while drifting slowly along the Andaman Sea. • Behold the beguiling sunset on the sea at the end of the tour.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$71.66
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Raya and Coral Island, Snorkeling Premium Trip

Raya and Coral Island, Snorkeling Premium Trip

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Good tour to see two islands closed to Phuket, only 12 km from the island .Raya , Patok Bay and lunch at Lah Bay, after go to Coral Island.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$45.52
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Phuket Racha Yai Island Big Game Fishing Tour

Phuket Racha Yai Island Big Game Fishing Tour

With a cornucopia of big fish around the Raya (or Racha) Islands, just 12 kilometers south of Phuket, this tour is your best chance to make a big catch. These waters are teeming with Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, King Mackerel, Dolphin and Tuna, and as a company with over 15 years of fishing experience in the area, they know just where to find them. Your boat will switch between trolling and bottom fishing with hand lines. - Spend a day fishing for big fish in the beautiful islands around Phuket - Enjoy a delicious lunch on board and free time for a swim in the warm waters - Bring along friends and family not interested in the actual fishing for a discounted rate - Enjoy the convenience of pick-up and drop-off direct from your hotel
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$50.84
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Coral, Racha and Maithon Island Luxury Yacht Charter For 45 Person From Phuket

Coral, Racha and Maithon Island Luxury Yacht Charter For 45 Person From Phuket

This Luxury Yacht offers you the chance to cruise in speed during your day trip around a choice of islands, visiting some of the more famous sightseeing areas in either Coral Island, Racha Island or Maithon Island areas. Offering a combination of sightseeing, swimming and exploring, beach time and still getting you away from the crowds. With many choice of customized Charter Trips designed to give you time at the famous sights of each area as well as getting you away to your own hidden beaches, you will not be disappointed by this boat and the service it provides. Choose between the clear blue waters of Racha Island and its surrounding islands for snorkeling and sightseeing. Enjoy water activities at Coral Island from sea walking, scuba diving, kayaking, snorkeling, sightseeing and more. if you are lucky you can watch dolphins frolicked in the sea at Maithon Island. Enjoy an authentic buffet meal on board as you sail through stunning landscapes.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$1,686.04
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Coral, Racha and Maithon Island Luxury Yacht Charter For 30 Person From Phuket

Coral, Racha and Maithon Island Luxury Yacht Charter For 30 Person From Phuket

This Luxury Yacht offers you the chance to cruise in speed during your day trip around a choice of islands, visiting some of the more famous sightseeing areas in either Coral Island, Racha Island or Maithon Island areas. Offering a combination of sightseeing, swimming and exploring, beach time and still getting you away from the crowds. With many choice of customized Charter Trips designed to give you time at the famous sights of each area as well as getting you away to your own hidden beaches, you will not be disappointed by this boat and the service it provides. Choose between the clear blue waters of Racha Island and its surrounding islands for snorkeling and sightseeing. Enjoy water activities at Coral Island from sea walking, scuba diving, kayaking, snorkeling, sightseeing and more. if you are lucky you can watch dolphins frolicked in the sea at Maithon Island. Enjoy an authentic buffet meal on board as you sail through stunning landscapes.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$1,306.68
per group
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US$1,306.68
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Coral, Racha and Maithon Island Luxury Yacht Charter For 15 Person From Phuket

Coral, Racha and Maithon Island Luxury Yacht Charter For 15 Person From Phuket

This Luxury Yacht offers you the chance to cruise in speed during your day trip around a choice of islands, visiting some of the more famous sightseeing areas in either Coral Island, Racha Island or Maithon Island areas. Offering a combination of sightseeing, swimming and exploring, beach time and still getting you away from the crowds. With many choice of customized Charter Trips designed to give you time at the famous sights of each area as well as getting you away to your own hidden beaches, you will not be disappointed by this boat and the service it provides. Choose between the clear blue waters of Racha Island and its surrounding islands for snorkeling and sightseeing. Enjoy water activities at Coral Island from sea walking, scuba diving, kayaking, snorkeling, sightseeing and more. if you are lucky you can watch dolphins frolicked in the sea at Maithon Island. Enjoy an authentic buffet meal on board as you sail through stunning landscapes.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$980.01
per group
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US$980.01
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Phuket: Racha, Koh Lone, and Maiton Island Full-Day Trip

Phuket: Racha, Koh Lone, and Maiton Island Full-Day Trip

Get picked up from your hotel at 10:30 AM and transfer to the pier. Head off for Koh Lone Island via speedboat, where you can take your time relaxing and swimming. At 12:00 PM, enjoy a buffet lunch, either Thai and Western or vegetarian, on the island. Head off for Racha Island, known for its excellent diving and snorkeling sites. Get in some more swimming and relaxing on the beach before a stop for snorkeling at Kon Kae Bay. Swim at Mai Ton Island, a beautiful, tropical island which is a very popular stop for cruise ships. Refresh your energy with some fresh fruit. Arrive back at the pier at 5:30 PM and relax on a transfer back to your hotel.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$82.19
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US$82.19

Raya and Coral Island Snorkeling Day Tour from Phuket

Raya and Coral Island Snorkeling Day Tour from Phuket

Escape the hustle and bustle of Phuket and relax at the Raya and Coral islands during this tour! The beautiful blue waters of both islands await you. Enjoy snorkeling throughout the day and see the amazing marine life and coral under water. 08.00 – Pickup from your hotel or villa on Phuket 09.00 – Departure from Chalong Pier to the Raya islands by speed boat 09.30 – We arrive at Raya Island on Patok Beach. Relax and snorkel here or just enjoy the beautiful surroundings 10.30 – We leave Raya island and leave to Siam Beach and Kon Kae Bay 12.30 – We have a great Thai buffet lunch at a restaurant on the beach. The rest of the afternoon can be filled with snorkeling, sunbathing or relaxing at your leisure 14.00 – We leave Siam Beach and depart to Coral Island 14.30 – We arrive at Coral island for more snorkeling, swimming and relaxing 15.30 – Depart from Coral Island and we head back to Chalong Bay 16.00 – Depart back to your hotel or villa
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$51.24
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Raya & Coral Island By Speed Boat Tour

Raya & Coral Island By Speed Boat Tour

08.00 Pick up from your hotel and transfer to the pier at Chalong Bay 09.00 Depart to Raya Islands by speed boat 09.30 Arrive at Patok Beach, Raya Island. Relax on the sparkling sands of the white crescent beach or snorkel the clear waters of this delightful bay. 10.30 Depart Patok Beach to cruise the fare shore, with stops for outstanding snorkeling at Kon Kae Bay and Siam Beach. 12.30 Enjoy great lunch at a beachside restaurant. For the rest of the afternoon swim, snorkel, sunbath and relax at your leisure. 14.00 Depart from Raya Island to Coral Island 14.30 Arrive Coral Island for swimming or snorkeling and relaxing 15.30 Depart from Coral Island to Chalong Bay 16.00 Arrive the pier pick up to your Hotel
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$67.44
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Racha Noi and Racha Yai Dive Trip from Phuket

Racha Noi and Racha Yai Dive Trip from Phuket

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Koh Racha Noi and Koh Racha Yai are two popular dive sites you can visit on this hassle-free day trip from Phuket. Certified divers head deep down to see marine life on wild coral reefs, while uncertified divers can still participate by snorkeling or opting for a shallow discovery dive. A small-group tour ensures personalized attention from your guide to suit your needs.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$138.09
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Hype Luxury Catamaran Experience

Hype Luxury Catamaran Experience

Following departure from Chalong Pier between 11am-11.30am, enjoy a Welcome Drink and settle into a days cruise to beautiful islands and across the lovely waters off the Andaman Sea aboard a stunning 22 metre long catamaran. First stop will be made at Coral Island at about 12.45pm to laze on the pristine white sand beach, go swimming or partake in other island activities (at own expense). You can also swim (or dive) off the catamaran. Approximately 2.00pm you will be back on the catamaran to set sail for Racha Yai Island, just over an hour away. Onboard you can lie back and sunbathe, you'll have access to the open air shower and be able to enjoy the bars extensive Drinks Menu. Arriving at Racha Yai by 3.15pm, take advantage of your complimentary snorkelling equipment and the clear blue waters as you are at one of the best snorkelling areas around. By 4.30pm you will be back on the cat to return to Chalong Pier for two glorious, relaxing hours passing by Promthep Cape at sunset.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$123.29
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