By Paula Parker
Private Speed Boat Charter day trips are by far the best and most enjoyable way to take in the natural beauty of the offshore islands around Phuket.
Day trips aboard a private speed boat are perfect for people in search of a relaxing and enjoyable day on the water.
Snorkeling and island hopping from one island to another, aboard your very own private speed boat.
No mass crowds on-board!
Just the Captain and an experienced guide, you and your family or friends.
Your probably thinking that there are lots of speed boat tours available in Phuket.
And yes there is, however most of these day trips are not that enjoyable, as they are overcrowded and rushed.
Theses types of tours usually start with a mini van picking you up from your resort then stopping numerous times along the way to pick up other passengers before you finally arrive at the pier.
The speed boats are usually crowded, as are the locations that the tours go to and the boat operators run their day trips to a very tight schedule, not leaving you with enough time to truly enjoy your day.
So why not spoil yourself and your loved ones, with a day trip to one of the many islands around Phuket on-board your very own private speed boat.
Chartering your own private speed boat offers you the flexibility to choose that perfect spot for snorkeling and swimming or just chilling on a secluded beach, away from the mass crowds.
There are some fantastic islands around Phuket you can visit by chartering a speed boat.
From a full day of exciting activities or half day adventures, or maybe a romantic sunset voyage just for two.
Over the years of traveling to Phuket we have lost count of the many day trips and tours we have done.
So much so, that the kids cringe when we mention the word “daytrip”.
But I am happy to say that our day trip on-board this private speed boat tour was perfect for all of us, and most importantly it got the tick of approval from the kids.
Our private speed boat took us to the beautiful Banana Beach on Coral Island where we spent hours snorkeling and swimming in the crystal clear waters, away from the crowds and other day trippers.
After lots of snorkeling we were provided with an ample supply of refreshments and a fruit platter while we enjoyed relaxing on the beach.
When we were ready to move on, we got back on board the speed boat.
The Captain then suggested that some of the best snorkeling was just offshore, and asked us if we would like to stop there for more snorkeling before we headed on to Bon island.
He was right, it was amazing the water was crystal clear and there was a variety of colourful sea life.
The crew snorkelled alongside us showing us things we would have missed if they were not there to guide us.
When we were all back on board, we then set off to Bon Island where we had time to relax and chill out on the beautiful beach.
Our trip on board the private speed boat charter was an amazing experience and a must do for anyone heading to Phuket.
Below is a list of some of the wonderful destinations and packages that you can visit by private speed boat from Phuket.
For further information on any of these private speedboat charters and other Island hoping tours around Phuket have a chat with our friends Deigo & Ingo at Easy Day Thailand who will assist you in planning a fun day out on the water.
The half day private speed boat charter and snorkeling tour will see you and your family or friends island hopping to three of Phuket’s nearby islands.
The first island you will visit after leaving Phuket is Coral Island, here you will have ample time to go swimming and snorkeling directly off your private speed boat.
From Coral island you will then go to the waters surrounding Koh Aoe where your boat captain will find another great spot for you to enjoy another hour of swimming and snorkeling.
The final island is Koh Lon, here you can go ashore and enjoy swimming off the beach or snorkeling just offshore.
This tour is perfect for families with young kids who want to explore Phuket’s nearby islands but do not want to spend a full day on the water.
The tour can be organised for either mornings or afternoons
Coral Island is a beautiful island located just south of Phuket.
There are two main beaches on the Island, "Long Beach" and "Banana Beach" as well as a few quiet bays on the other side.
Banana Beach has a great snorkeling areas with an abundance of colorful, tropical fish. The reefs are shallow and sheltered and it only takes around 15 minutes to reach the island, a great spot if you don’t want to travel too far by boat.
Enjoy a full day on the water, island hopping via private speed boat to the beautiful Racha Yai, here you will have ample time to go swimming and snorkeling, before enjoying lunch on one of the beautiful beaches at Racha Yai.
After lunch you will be back on-board your speedboat to continue onto Coral Island, once at Coral island you will enjoy an hour of swimming and snorkelling directly off the boat.
From Coral Island your speed boat captain will take you to the waters around Koh Aeo, for more snorkeling and swimming before heading back to Phuket.
This private speed boat tour is perfect for
those who do not like early morning tours, pick up for this tour is at 9.00am.
Ko Racha Yai is known for crystal clear waters and some of the best dive sites and snorkeling areas close to Phuket.
The reefs are teeming with tropical fish, Barracuda, octopus and dolphins are often spotted at Racha Yai along with the occasional jumping sailfish.
Enjoy swimming and snorkelling at Racha Noi with ample time to explore the beautiful Racha Yai.
Both islands are known for crystal clear waters and some of the best dive sites and snorkeling areas near Phuket.
The reefs are
teeming with tropical fish, Barracuda, octopus and dolphins are often spotted
at Racha Yai along with the occasional jumping sailfish.
After lunch at Racha Yai you will then continue to Coral island for further snorkeling.
The Phi Phi Islands are famous for their spectacular scenery, beautiful beaches and great snorkeling.
This private speed boat day trip will have you swimming and snorkelling in the waters around Phi Phi Ley including the stunning Maya Bay.
You will see local landmarks such as the Viking cave, enjoy a picnic lunch on
the beach or at a beachfront restaurant at Phi Phi Don.
After lunch you have time to explore Ton Sai village before visiting Monkey beach and swimming and snorkeling at Bamboo Island.
A day trip to Phang Nga Bay is a breathtaking scenic experience, which should not be missed when visiting Phuket.
Phang Nga Bay offers magnificent scenery with its limestone karsts.
This full day private speed boat tour, will give you the opportunity to explore famous landmarks such as James Bond Island, Koh Panyee Sea Gypsy Village, Panak island and Hong Island, were you have the option to explore the caves by sea canoe.
Koh Khai Nok is a picturesque island located off the East Coast of Phuket.
The Island is quite small, fringed with a pristine white sandy beach and is surrounded by a spectacular, shallow reef which is ideal for snorkeling.
Small reef fish often come into the ankle deep water, so even non-swimmers can enjoy the marine life, suitable for all ages especially kids.
Explore the uninhabited offshore islands of Krabi, including Poda Island, Chicken Island and Hong Island as well as the beautiful Railay and Phra Nang Beaches in Krabi.
This day trip includes stopping at Koh Khai Nok Islands for some snorkeling on your way back to Phuket.
Enjoy a relaxing speedboat ride to Coral Island where you can snorkel at twilight over the beautiful coral reefs or sit back and relax on the beach before heading back to Phuket as the sunsets.
This unique tour is perfect for those who wish to avoid the hottest part of the day or a great way to begin a romantic evening in paradise.
Enjoy a romantic escape with this full day private speed boat charter for two on a secluded beach at either Koh Khai Nok Island or Racha Yai Island.
You can spoil your loved one with this special day trip which includes a delicious lunch, wine and a beautiful bouquet of flowers.
All the private speed boat charter tours include:
The speed boats are very comfortable with large covered areas and are fitted with all safety equipment.
For the more adventurous there are also great combination tours available to Ko Phi Phi & Krabi or Phang Nga Bay and Krabi.
Customized packages are also available for large groups.
For further information about any of the above speed boat charters, combination
tours, personalized itineraries, quotes or up to date prices contact or friends at Easy Day Thailand.
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