Racha Island Tours

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Racha Island
Racha Island is, in fact, two islands—Racha Yai and 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. Racha Yai has a small number of resorts and bungalows, and is becoming a popular place to stay for visitors to Phuket, while 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 and Racha Noi.
  • 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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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.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Padi Open Water Course in Phuket

Receive your PADI certification in Phuket on this three-day, multiple dive excursion. After a day studying theory and practicing in the pool, take your newfound knowledge out into nature. The next two days include five open water dives, where you’ll see marine life, shipwrecks, and fantastic views both above and under the water. Meals, guides, equipment, and hotel pickup and drop-off all three days are included.
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Duration: 3 days
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Refresher scuba diving trip, 3 dives at Racha Noi and Racha Yai

Are you a certified diver who hasn't been diving for a while? Then this trip is for you.Join this diving trip with 3 scheduled dives from Phuket for a fun experience that will suit everyone! Three different dive sites at Racha Noi and Racha Yai are scheduled. We transfer you from your hotel and take you on a boat trip to the beautiful Racha islands, your dive area for the day. Breakfast is served on the way to the dive site where you will be fully briefed by your instructor. This is a small group tour with a maximum of 2 people per instructor, your own private guide!After the first dive we enjoy a freshly cooked lunch, followed by the 2nd dive of the day at Racha Noi. We then have snacks available followed by the 3rd dive of the day at Racha Yai, and after that some more snacks and fruits on the way back to the pier and your hotel.Sometimes the schedule can be changed due to weather and diving conditions. On Sundays the schedule includes 2 dives at Racha Yai and 1 at Racha Noi.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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PADI Basic Freediver in Phuket

The PADI Basic Freediver is the first step to discover the methodology of PADI in FreedivingAlways wanting to dive but you have not had any experience yet? Yearning for new adventures to discover the underwater world? You are at the right place, this is where it all begins.The PADI Basic Freediver is the first level of the four levels available for freediving ( Basic FreeDiver, Freediver, Advanced Freediver and Master Freediver).
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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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.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Duration: 1 day
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Try Diving in the beautiful Andaman Sea

Experience the wonder of diving into underwater worlds in the stunning Andaman Sea. This popular tour is ideal for first-time divers and a small group cap of two people per instructor ensures personalized attention and safety. Enjoy an onboard breakfast as you make your way to Koh Racha, where you'll swim below the surface of the sea and encounter incredible marine life and colorful tropical fish up close.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Duration: 1 day
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Full Day Racha Island Snorkeling trip, Lunch included, only 15mn from Phuket

Spend a full day exploring the beautiful Racha Island on this trip from Phuket. Take a speedboat from Phuket and reach the island where you can swim, snorkel, or just soak up the sun on the white sand beaches for a total of five hours. Sit down to a delicious meal of Thai food while you admire the crystal-clear waters before heading back to Phuket.
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
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One Day Fishing Adventure Cruise around Phuket

Our day trips fishing grounds are situated approximately 20-25 nautical miles from Phuket in 60-80m water and are perfect both for serious anglers as well as casual anglers and family groups looking to combine fishing with some swimming and snorkeling in a stunning location. We do offer only private charter service meaning that the boat will be only for you on that particular day while the price is per boat/per group.During our blue water day trips around Phuket we usually fish around either the Racha Islands or the Green Island or the drop-off depending on fishing conditions and customers’ preferences. Overall the area is more indicated for novice anglers but although heavily fished by the local commercial fishing fleet still from time to time can offer some good fishing day.
  • Duration: 6 to 9 hours
  • Duration: 6 to 9 hours
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2 islands - Koh Racha & Koh Hey from Phuket - Premium VIP trip

EMBARK ON A FUN FILLED TOUR OF DISCOVERY TO PLACES YOU MAY HAVE ONLY EVER SEEN IN YOUR DREAMS. Our 2 islands paradise tour allows you to discover two beautiful and diverse Andaman sea Islands - Koh Racha Yai, and Koh Hey - on a one-day trip from Phuket, and will give you an experience that you will never forget.The Two Isles Tour is not only great value, but takes you on an amazing journey of these 2 stunning islands.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Golden Dragon Catamaran Sailing Day Trip from Phuket

Enjoy a day trip aboard the “Golden Dragon”, our spacious catamaran: spend a day far from busy Phuket to one of those islands where you can find only white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, and wonderful marine life.Ideal for groups of up to 30 guests, there are plenty of shaded seating and lounging areas.We can offer you several destinations:1. Recommended  will be Maithon island to see the dolphins and coral island, before returning back to Chalong Bay.2. Sail to Ko Racha Yai for its clear waters and great snorkeling and a stop on the way back at Coral island.3. Join the yacht in the afternoon and enjoy the scenery and sail to Cape Prom Theb for its famous sunset location, with dinner on board.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Private Small-Group Tour to Racha Islands by Speedboat from Phuket

The Racha Islands are known for their stunning natural landscapes and pristine white-sand beaches, just a short boat ride south of Phuket. On this private tour, enjoy a customizable itinerary and zip around the islands on your own private speedboat. Dive in to swim and snorkel around Koh Racha Yai, tuck into a delicious Thai-style lunch at a local restaurant, then cruise out to explore Racha Noi.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Racha Yai Dive Trip from Phuket

Set off for two dives at Koh Racha Yai, a top scuba diving destination off the coast of Phuket. Certified divers will find an abundance of hard corals, reef fish and other marine life including moray eels, lionfish and scorpionfish. You’re served breakfast and fresh fruit on board the boat. Enjoy personalized attention in a small group with a maximum of four divers per experienced guide.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Duration: 1 day
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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.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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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.
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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Phuket Private 47ft Catamaran Charter - Cruise nearby islands in sty

This luxurious 46-foot catamaran is ideal for you trip around Phuket. Its living spaces make the onboard experience amazing as you explore the untouched islands and pristine coastline that surrounds you. With upgraded engines and a state of the art navigation system, this boat handles with surgical precision.Thoughtfully designed, the spacious interiors can accommodate up to 20 passengers. It has 3 large cabins, 2 bathrooms and a cosy saloon to help you unwind. The onboard amenities really make it stand out. It has a fully functional kitchen, equipped with an oven, a grill and a refrigerator and has a fully equipped entertainment system.This catamaran is like a home on the ocean and our wonderful crew brings the whole experience together for you and your fellow seafarers.
  • Duration: 5 to 7 hours
  • Duration: 5 to 7 hours
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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.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Raya Island and Coral Island by Speedboat from Phuket Including Lunch

Go snorkeling at both Coral and Raya Islands on a full-day tour by speedboat from Phuket. The two islands offer picturesque beaches and turquoise waters with colorful marine life and corals. Go snorkeling and lounge on the white-sand beach during this relaxing day out that includes all transportation, use of snorkel equipment, Thai lunch and snacks, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Raya Island Tour by Speed Boat From Phuket

Koh Raya Island makes the ideal travel trip destination with one of the most famous snorkeling spot in Phuket-Thailand. Just short cruise (30 minutes by Day Trip speedboat tour) from Phuket, this paradise offers a remote and peaceful gateway like no other. Water is warm, island is fairly quite and rustic atmosphere is surrounded the island. Raya offers the place a relaxed feel, spending your lazy days by swimming or snorkeling Day tour on emerald water, rest on power white sand or your own excursion.Racha Yai Island has clean, white sandy beaches like those of other world class Islands. On the east, at Ao Kon Kare Bay, there is a coral reef where the snorkeling is excellent. With good preserved hard corals in both shallow and deeper sea level, speedboat snorkeling tour is the most favorite activities in Racha (Raya) Island. Travelers can walk down to the other side of the island, finding the lovely, nearly deserted beach.
  • Duration: 9 to 10 hours
  • Duration: 9 to 10 hours
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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.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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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.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Duration: 1 day
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5-Night Catamaran Sailing Trip in Southern Thailand

Explore the islands of southern Thailand by catamaran on this 6 day/5-night tour from Chalong Bay, Phuket. You'll visit honeymoon island, Phi Phi, Ko Lanta, Ko Muk, Ko Rok, Ko Ha, Monkey Bay, and Ko Racha Yai for an exceptional sailing experience. Help raise the sails, enjoy authentic Thai cuisine on board, enjoy beaches and snorkeling in clear water, or just relax in a beanbag and read a book. Meals when you're on board the boat are provided, except one dinner in Ko Lanta to experience the local cuisine. This dinner and beverages on shore are not included and need to be paid by the client. Beverages including cold beer and wine are stocked and can be purchased on board.
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Duration: 6 days
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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.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Duration: 1 day
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