I am looking to book a snorkeling tour that includes a short stop at Maya Bay (I already know what I am getting myself into!). However, I would like to get to Maya Bay early in the morning, because, based on reviews, this is the best time. So, If I am staying 10-15 minutes outside of Ton Sai Bay, can I just walk into town at 6 am and book a tour for that day, or will I be better off booking the tour while in Ton Sai Bay the night before?
Also, if anyone could recommend a touring company with tours departing Ko Phi Phi that stop at neighboring islands for snorkeling (including a short stop in Maya Bay), that would be great too. I am not getting a lot of hits while researching this. People keep mentioning a 6 island tour with lunch, but I cannot find any information on any specific tours.
#1 simonesa has been a member since 7/4/2013. Posts: 5
1 book the night before
2 a lot of tours arent on the web
Krabi offers more tours. Phi phi has some nice beaches but rooms r overpriced and the nightlife is tryhard reggae bars
#2 LeonardCohen1 has been a member since 24/7/2012. Posts: 2,148
Ive done a few 4 island tours but never heard of any 6 island tours.
How could u visit 6 islands in 1 day? Not practical.
#3 LeonardCohen1 has been a member since 24/7/2012. Posts: 2,148
The six island tour is by speedboat - covers Phi Phi Leh + Mosquito & Bamboo islands and (I think) Koh Yao Yai . It is a lot of time in a speedboat and is quite expensive - perhaps 4,000 baht or so per person. If you want to do this I'd definitely book it the day before.
Aside from spending a lot of time in a speedboat, from memory the trip heads to Maya Bay on PP Leh in the afternoon, so it will be quite busy.
There could be other 6-island tours about - there are quite a few outcrops about that are ok for snorkelling that boats will moor at for 30-45 minutes of snorkelling so there may be a few variations. Heading up to Yao Noi or Yao Yai isn't a great idea as the water isn't as clear there, but there are beaches to relax on.
Ive been.to Bamboo island. Snorkelling was avg.
Hong and phi phi are the best. Chicken island ko kai is ok as well.
#5 LeonardCohen1 has been a member since 24/7/2012. Posts: 2,148