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Other islands and boat trips

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Boat trips from Ko Lanta go in four directions: southwest to Ko Haa and Ko Rok; south to Ko Muk and Ko Ngai; northwest to the Phi Phi islands; or east to a clutch of lesser-known islands closer to the mainland.





Mu Ko Lanta National Park oversees some islands in the area, but not all, and you may need to pay for tickets to two or three different national parks over the same number of boat trips. Expect to pay 400 baht to Mu Ko Lanta National Park if visiting Ko Haa or Ko Rok; 200 baht to Hat Chao Mai National Park if visiting Ko Muk’s Emerald Cave; and 400 baht to Mu Ko Phi Phi—Hat Noppharat Thara National Park if venturing to Ko Phi Phi Leh. Most tour companies include these fees in their prices along with hotel pick up, lunch and snorkelling gear.

What more do you need? Photo taken in or around Other islands and boat trips, Ko Lanta, Thailand by David Luekens.

What more do you need? Photo: David Luekens

Note that islands fully overseen by the national parks, including Ko Rok and Ko Phi Phi Leh, close to visitors in rainy season from around 1st May to 1st November.

Most travellers arrange boat tours through travel agents after arriving on Ko Lanta, which is often cheaper than booking online. Those wanting to keep it private could look for a longtail boat driver at the south end of Haad Khlong Dao, Haad Khlong Tob or Thung Yee Pheng, among other places, though having Thai language skills would help with this. Travel agents can assist, and Lanta Dream and Paradise is one outfit specialising in custom longtail tours. Another option: hire a catamaran through ... please log in to read the rest of this story.


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