7 Islands Sunset Tour (snorkeling + Hong Island)
7 Islands Sunset Tour
(snorkeling + Hong Island)
(video of trip at bottom of blog post)
10:45am – Pickup (later than informed)
11:15am – Ao Nammao Pier (payment and a LONG wait to set off)
12:00pm – Head off to Hong Lagoon (snorkeling plus lunch)
(not sure of timings here as didnt keep an eye on clock. So no timings given till later)
–:– pm – Lading Island (snorkeling and explore)
–:– pm – Hong Island (explore and relax)
–:– pm – Daeng Island (snorkeling)
16:00 pm – Tub Island (explore)
–:– pm – Poda Island (cancelled due to lack of time)
16:45 pm – Chicken Island (snorkeling)
17:30 pm – Railay Island (BBQ dinner and Fire Show)
19:00 pm – Bio-Phosphorous Plankton (snorkeling)
20:00 pm – Back at Pier & transport home
If you need a quick introduction to the islands, this is great. However, there is really very little time to
explore or digest your surroundings. Its just good for an overall impression. If i had more time i would have booked additional single island trips, but i felt i made the best choice for an overall perspective. It was a good price and i felt good value for money. Not much tour talking/guiding and for some that may not be good, but i personally enjoyed being able to soak up what im seeing without commentary.
If you have any special dietary requirements inform when booking. The food was ok but more geared towards a general palate. I like spicy and enjoy authentic Thai food. I found the food given fairly tame and a little bland. But still good value considering the price of the tour.
As a first time snorkeler, this was fun for me. Those who have experienced more snorkeling may have a different perspective. I loved every minute as i usually hate to have my head underwater. Snorkeling took that issue away and gave me unadulterated joy of underwater exploring.
Not really that showman-like to be honest, but i enjoyed it anyway. Mainly because a young kid was participating and also our tour guide. So, that was entertaining.
Fantastic to see them, especially all the coral and limestone. Truly amazing. My top islands were Hong Island for the shear beauty of it and Tub Island for exploring around the exposed coral.
No regrets. Best choice for my first island taster. Now just have to learn to Scuba..!