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About Surin Islands


About Surin Islands
Surin Island is in Mu Koh Surin National park, found some 60 km off the west coast of Phang Nga province, and 100 km north of the Similans, is an archipelago of the 5 islands Koh Surin Nuea, Koh Surin Tai, Koh Ri, Koh Khai, and Koh Klang.

The excellent snorkelling is what most visitors come for, and those hoping to find a quiet refuge from the tourist traps and urban centres will be delighted with the islands' lack of "development".

The main island of Surin Nuea has several bays, the largest being Ao Mae Yai on the southwest, which features calm waters and safe anchorage. On the southeast side is Ao Luek, which has shallow corals and an abundance of marine life.

Ao Mai Ngam is where the National Park's office is found, as well as a 2-kilometre walking path. There's good snorkelling and swimming here off its long beach.
Ao Chi at the north of Surin Nuea is a beautiful bay of pristine coral reefs.

Surin Nuea is also home to a community of the Moken, or "sea gypsies", who have settled there on a semi-permanent basis for several decades. The Moken spend much of their lives on their boats, called "kabang". They survive mainly through the gathering of shellfish and other marine life from the reefs and mudflats rather than fishing

The second most visited island is Koh Surin Dtai, which draws snorkellers to its main bay, Ao Tao, on the east side. Koh Ri, Koh Klang and Koh Khai (also called Koh Torinla) each feature areas of unspoiled reefs, with healthy live coral being particularly abundant off Koh Khai.


Tour schedule


from 07:30 am
Pick-up from your hotel and transfer to Namkhem Marina pier,
to the north of Khao Lak.

08:30 am
Departure to Surin Islands.

The Snorkeling Experience
- arrive for snorkeling at Chong Kad Channel
- visit the Moken village with his sea gypsy
- lunch buffet at the national park restaurant
- snorkeling at Bon Bay or Mae Yai Bay
- snorkeling at Pineapple Bay or Turtle Bay
- departure from Surin Islands

5:00 pm
- arrive at the pier, enjoy some snacks, coffee or ice cream
- return to the hotel




What to bring
Swimwear, shorts, light t-shirt, beach towel, sunscreen, rash guard, sun cap, sunglasses, beach shoes and flip flops.

What’s included
- Hotel return transfer in an air-conditioned minivan
- Licensed tour guide
- Full Snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel and fins)
- All National Park fees
- Refreshments: water, soft drinks, fresh fruit & cookies
- Thai lunch at the National Park Restaurant (vegetarian menu available on request)
- Life Jacket
- Travel Insurance

Please send inquiries by email to

Weather & Sea Conditions
Between November and January – especially around Christmas and New Years – steady northerly winds regularly create short bumpy waves, which can make parts of the boat rides uncomfortable. Although this does not affect the safety of the boat rides, we cannot guarantee enjoyable boat rides to every individual on every given day. We experienced a wide range of individual guest reactions to these conditions. As the Family Tour and Koh Kam tour do not require the speedboat to leave sheltered waters at any time, this does apply to all tours except Family Tour and Koh Kam tours.
From February on weather and sea conditions are usually very calm and comfortable.

The tour operator reserves the right to change or adjust the itinerary of the tour if necessary due to weather changes or any other unforeseen circumstances.

Medical Advice
Individuals with the following medical conditions are excluded from this speedboat tour:
• Back Issues
• Heart Issues & Diseases
• Pregnancy
• Epilepsy

Please be advised that this is a safety regulation by the Thai Department for National Parks and there is no insurance cover for individuals with these conditions whatsoever on speedboat tours!

Cancellation Policy
Until 24 h before tour departure, you can cancel your tour anytime via email or phone call. If you do not have any communication devices, please ask your hotel reception to call us.


Surin day trip by speed boat adult 3.200,-  
  children (4 - 11 yrs) 2.300,-  

All prices in Thai Baht (THB)

Price includes
Travel Insurance, Transfer from Khao Lak hotel-boat-hotel, lunch, drinking water, soft drinks, fruits, mask and snorkel, fins, life jacket & tour guide