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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. 

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Address: Racha Island, Phuket, Thailand
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Snorkeling

Full-Day Racha Noi and Racha Yai Snorkeling from Phuket

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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Jet Boats & Speed Boats

Full-Day Racha Islands Tour Including Lunch and Speedboat Transfers from Phuket

Enjoy a slice of paradise on a day tour to the Racha Islands just a 30-minute speedboat ride from Phuket. Check out different snorkeling spots and several inland lagoons as you explore the pristine beaches and turquoise seas. Enjoy a delicious Thai food buffet for lunch and free time to do as you please before departing from the island in the late afternoon. Includes round-trip transfers from your Phuket hotel.
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  • 8 hours
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Jet Boats & Speed Boats

Raya Island Tour by Speed Boat From Phuket

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
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Racha,Coral,Maiton Three Islands Adventure Day Trip By Catamaran

Phuket ranks among Thailand’s most beautiful island destinations, but the only way to really appreciate the views is from the water. On this catamaran tour, cruise through the waves by catamaran and soak up the views from on-deck. Get a frozen coconut with a delicious lunch on-board, with time to swim and sunbathe and chasing dolphins at Maiton island before watching the sun set on the horizon. Upgrade to include a hotel pickup and drop-off on your tour. .Experience the best of Phuket’s coastal scenery from the water, by catamaran .Swim, sunbathe, and catch the beautiful sunset at your leisure .A delicious buffet lunch is included on your tour .Fishing ,Champagne party on the way back to the pier..Private pier with breakfast and free wifi ,luggage storage service
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  • 9 hours
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Nature & Wildlife

Raya Island (Ko Racha Yai) & Coral Island Speedboat Tour (Phuket) – Full Day

● Escape the buzz of Phuket by jumping on a speedboat and sailing into the Andaman Sea● Swim and snorkel to your heart’s content at Koh Racha Yai and Coral Island● Tuck into a delicious buffet of Thai favorites, from fresh fruit and seasonal veg to seafood and grilled meats● Discover the much-loved Banana Beach (Ke He), and its varied watersports activities
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Scuba Diving

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Private Diving Trip at Racha Noi and Racha Yai from Phuket include Lunch

Racha Yai and Racha Noi are two of the most popular dive sites around Phuket and this private full-day tour is ideal for first-time or uncertified divers. Benefit from the undivided attention of your expert instructor as you enjoy three thrilling scuba dives; look out for marine creatures such as moray eels, lion fish, and scorpion fish; and tuck into a hearty breakfast and lunch on-board.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Paradise Islands (Racha, Coral, Rang Yai)

In one day, you will have time to visit three stunning islands in the Andaman Sea. You will visit the newly opened private island of Rang Yai, open the snow-white, flour-like beaches of Coral island, surrounded by colorful reefs, and on Racha Yai Island swim in one of the beautiful lagoons and have lunch at a pleasant local restaurant.
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  • 1 day
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Scuba Diving

Scuba diving trip with a professional dive center

Explore the waters around Racha Yai on this scuba diving and snorkeling tour from Phuket. Even beginners will feel safe and comfortable in the company of the certified guides. Learn about the underwater world and the marine life through dives and swims using the provided equipment. This full-day tour includes everything you need for the day: equipment, food, and drink; as well as round-trip hotel transfers.
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  • 8 hours
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Kayaking & Canoeing

Relax and Snorkel on Koh Racha Yai and on Banana Beach, Koh Hey Island

Escape on a tropical Island and enjoy the serenity on a full-day tour in an authentic white sand beach away from the crowd of the popular Phuket Island. Discover during a full-day tour the 2 beautiful exotic islands of “Racha Yai” and Banana Beach on “Koh Hey” island. Enjoy a memorable full-service tour which includes activities on a perfect day, such as snorkeling and clear kayaking.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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Day Trips

Racha Island Snorkeling Tour By Speedboat From Phuket

• 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
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Full-day Tours

Racha,Coral Two Islands Adventure Day Trip By Premium Catamaran SS

Koh Racha Yai and Coral 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 stylish catamaran and reach both destinations with breakfast, lunch, and round-trip transport from your Phuket hotel included. Swim, snorkel, and sunbathe at your leisure—with music and Champagne on board—and admire uninterrupted views over the pristine island scenery.
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  • 8 hours
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Day Trips

Scuba Diving Day Trip to Racha Yai from Phuket

See underwater sites beyond Phuket in this full-day scuba diving trip to the Racha Islands. A guide leads the group of certified divers on two dives and shows you everything Racha Yai has to offer. The day starts with hotel pickup and transfer to Chalong Pier, where you'll board a boat and enjoy breakfast. Lunch is also served on board between dives. Expect to see tropical fish, garden eels, octopus, blue spotted stingrays, and more.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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Scuba Diving

Full-Day Racha Yai Private Scuba Diving Course from Phuket

Learn to scuba dive on a full-day adventure off the coast of Phuket. After pickup from your hotel, enjoy breakfast on the way to one of two dive sites. After detailed instructions on how to dive safely, enjoy a one-hour dive. After lunch and time to relax, enjoy a second dive. Look for marine life like tuna, scorpionfish and stonefish at both sites. Hotel pickup and drop-off and two meals are included.
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Catamaran Cruises

Family trip to Racha Yai with luxury catamaran

Racha Yai island is perfect place for family activities. Our luxury catamaran is design specialy for water activities, we have on board clear kayak, slidder, snorkeling equipment. Our officiel Thai guide will make you discover the gardens corals and marine life. After lunch, you can go on island for visiting or relaxing on white sandy beach.
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  • 8 hours
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Day Trips

Full Day Snorkeling Trip to Raya Yai

Spend a day snorkeling in the pristine waters of the Andaman Sea on a day trip from Phuket to Koh Racha Yai. Take a boat ride to the edge of Patok Beach and discover the stunning underwater world of the region. Spend your day swimming, snorkeling, and soaking up the warm rays of the sun before heading back to Phuket. Snorkeling equipment, lunch, and entrance tickets are included.
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  • 8 hours
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Snorkeling

diving, snorkeling and relaxing aboard a beautiful wooden yacht

cruises from Phuket to Rachai Yai, wonderful island off Phuket, after 1h 30 of course, we will arrive on a beautiful bay, where you can go diving, snorkeling, sunbathe or enjoy the many activities of the boat, like the tobogan the water mattresses the trampoline or to make you deposit on the beach of the island, a lunch will also be served to you in our restaurant as well as the meal, freshly prepared the same day in the kitchens of the boat, you will be able to You can also relax at the bar, enjoy a cocktail and listen to the music on the boat. a real day of relaxation enjoying the wonderful seabed of Thailand.
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  • 8 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Discover Scuba Diving

Welcome to try scuba diving with Raya Divers! Have you always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you want to, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is for you. The diving program is conducted during the RAYA ADVENTURE excursion so your non-diving friends and family can join you on this day.Upon arrival to Raya Yai Island you can practice basic skills while standing in shallow water. When you feel comfortable, the instructor takes you for a little sightseeing in the nearby coral reef going maximum of 8-9 meters deep. While not a scuba certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.After the morning diving session you will have lunch on a local restaurant and for the afternoon you have few options: You can just relax, join the RAYA ADVENTURE group for island tour, go snorkeling or book another scuba dive (additional charge 29,9€).
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  • 8 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

DAY ON THE ISLANDS with Seaview Lunch

In one day, you will have time to visit three stunning islands in the Andaman Sea. You will visit the newly opened private island of Rang Yai, open the snow-white, flour-like beaches of Coral, island, surrounded by colorful reefs, and on Racha swim in one of the beautiful lagoons and have lunch at a pleasant local restaurant.
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  • 1 day
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  • 1 day
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Day Trips

Phuket City Tour + Raya Island Tour (2 in 1 Island Hopping)

The Mega Tour is a Phuket Tour Company that specializes in Phuket city tours, Phuket day trips, Phuket island tours plus transfer services around Phuket, with over 20 years of experience. For your memorable vacation, we’ll introduce you to the culture, the fun, and the unique beauty of Phuket Island. We operate one of Phuket’s premier city tours and a huge choice of daytrips handcrafted by our experienced team of professional guides. We offer visitors to Phuket regularly updated programs, newest attractions, and activities that will make your vacation a fun full and enjoyable experience. Our tours are suitable for all ages and we pride ourselves on offer a unique experience for each and every guest. We do not operate any tours relating to animal exploitation, it is are company policy. Join The Mega Tour today, the best Phuket Tour Company on the island!
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  • 9 hours
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Fishing Charters & Tours

Join-Trip Program Trolling&Spinning

This shared trip will see you fishing the stunning waters around Racha Yai Island! You'll depart from Ao Chalong Pier, where you'll troll your way to the hotspots for the chance to hook Barracuda, King Mackerel, Tuna, and even Black Marlin. Then, you'll anchor up and start "groundfishing" using a spinning reel for Mahi Mahi, before stopping for lunch. When you've finished spinning to your heart's content, you'll trolling back to the pier. Rods, reels, tackle, bait, and your license are included
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  • 8 hours
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Sailing Trips

Cruise for a relaxing day + 2 dives, snorkeling, activities + barbecue sunset

You will travel on a 38 m yacht, with all the comforts of a real 85 m2 air-conditioned dining room, an upper deck with a bar of 150 m2 where you can relax on benches or individual ottoman seats. Diving and snorkeling equipment is on board, as well as dinghys that can bring you to the beach. Toboggan, waterbed and trampoline will make you enjoy the bath in the warm and crystalline waters of Racha Yai
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Scuba Diving

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Racha Noi and Racha Yai Dive Trip from Phuket

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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  • 1 day
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Fishing Charters & Tours

Big Game Fishing Charter Program Trolling&Spinning

Phuket Fishing Booking, located in Chalong, is a long-established local charter company in Phuket. come aboard for an adventure you’ll remember forever!With an experienced, local captain at the helm, you’ll have the chance to enjoy a variety of specially-tailored trips. There’s some awesome game fishing opportunities to be had here.Your trip will depart from Chalong Pier, located on Chalong Bay. You’ll have the chance to troll to your heart’s content as you head further offshore, hooking anything from Barracuda, to huge King Mackerel, mighty Black Marlin, and plenty more. If you want to try handlining, you’ll be targeting bottom-dwelling Grouper, Bluefin Tuna, and other species. Spinning for your catch? Reel in the photogenic Mahi Mahi and Rainbow Runner.Rods, reels, bait, tackle, a fishing license, and lunch are included. Come aboard Phuket Fishing Booking and get ready to make some incredible memories.
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  • 8 hours
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