sightseeing or water sports in Krabi

Charter a boat for sightseeing or water sports in Krabi, Thailand

To maximize your enjoyment on the waters of the Andaman Sea, you might consider chartering a boat for sightseeing or water sports when you visit Krabi, Thailand. Chartering a boat is great for getting away from any crowds, especially during high season, and gives you the opportunity to do your own thing at your own pace.

With a chartered vessel, you’ll have hundreds of islands and archipelagos to which to cruise. All you will need is a book, a bathing suit, a towel, a picnic lunch, and if you snorkel, bring snorkeling gear. (Many charter boat operators have snorkeling gear, if you don’t have your own.)

Longboat Charters in Krabi, Thailand

Longboats are very popular in and native to Southeast Asia. These long watercraft use regular automobile engines for power, usually mounted on a rotating pole for easy maneuverability. A propeller sits on the driveshaft.

Longboats are great for ferrying tourists to their desired destinations and are available throughout Krabi Province. To hire a longboat, just go down to the beach area from which you want to depart. You won’t have to bargain, as the local boat club sets the prices every season. If you charter a longboat at Ao Nang, there is a ticket booth where you book and pay.

Bear in mind that you will need to bring your own food and drink, unless you wish to pay for foods such as corn on the cob, grilled chicken, and sandwiches from food vendors on the beach. You will also need some cash as the National Marine Park charges entrance fees to access the most popular islands.

The islands listed below as some suggested itineraries are the only ones where the longboats are permitted to go.

  • The Four Islands of Poda Island, Tub Island, Phra Nang and Chicken Island The Four Islands plus Railay Beach
  • Ko Hong Island
  • The Ko Hong Island, Koh Hong, Ko Pakbia, Ko Rai, and Ko Lahding
  • Bamboo Island

Speedboat Charters in Krabi, Island

For those areas that are further away than the ones listed above, you will need to charter a speedboat for the day, or if you are short on time, you can charter a private one. Speedboats can take you to places such as James Bond Island and the Phi Phi Islands. Speedboat charters must be booked in advance.

Please note: Never get on a boat that is carrying over the maximum number of people allowed.

Let Krabi Riviera Villa Arrange Your Tours and Excursions

Krabi Riviera Co., Ltd., a rental company of luxury private villa accommodations, arranges for all boat tours for their guests. They work with several locally based licensed tour operators who have excellent reputations and a long history of safety.

The staff will arrange for guests to be picked up from their villa or hotel and transported to the beach for their boat tours. At the end of their tour, they will be transferred back to their Krabi accommodations.

Guests staying at the villas enjoy their own private saltwater pool, beautiful landscapes and surroundings, and spacious living areas. Wi-Fi and international cable TV are also available. Villas are located on a private beach or in a quiet and safe residential area.

A concierge is available 24/7 to help with visitors’ needs, including seeing to the arrangements for tours and excursions.

Contact Information

For more information about boating excursions on the beach, please call: +66 75 695 633 or +66 84 154 0808, or send an email to [email protected].

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