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Similan islands day trip when to book inq.

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Similan islands day trip when to book inq.

Hi Guys.

My wife and I are having our 1st trip to Khao Lak in Feb, 2011. Just wondering as it is the high season, should we book this day snorkelling trip from Aussie before we leave to come over or just book when we arrive at the hotel. Can you book on a day to day basis whilst watching the weather or in high season it would be to risking in missing out completely.??????

Any advice would be appreciated.

Regards Bob & Chris.

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1. Re: Similan islands day trip when to book inq.

Hi Bob,

Book the tour after you arrive. There are plenty of operators and prices are very competitive. You are far more limited with those who offer on-line bookings usually being most expensive for the same tour. Two in particular to consider are Fantastic Similan Tours which is operated by the guys who own and run Moo Moo's (Ladyboys) Cabaret Bar (another essential visit for a fun night out, situated in Bang Niang on the highway) so a fun tour with all the usual ingredients (great snorkeling, great beaches, good food and drinks provided, plus very attentive service!). You are picked up and returned to your hotel from their private pier near Tap Lamu, 20-30 minutes south of Khao Lak, We paid 1800 baht in April.

The other is Ruk Tulay who operate directly from Pakarang Beach near the Cape, about 10 minutes north of the Orchid. Price also about 1800 baht per person.

You should be able to book either through the Orchid or at any of the tour shops in Bang La On or Bang Niang.

Weather in February should be perfect for this trip. All snorkeling gear and anti-sea sickness pills provided.

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Arandora...

Thanks very much for the info you have supplied to us. Yes, now we will book when we arrive. We just didn't want to miss out on this snorkelling opportunity to the Similans by attempting to book at a late hour. The company you have suggested sounds great for us. No need for sea sick tablets though as I am a experienced fisherman who is out on the water 3 times a week fishing. Anyway, looking so much to the trip and will be nice to meet you guys.

Stay safe......... Regards Bob & Chris.

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Hi

On the Fantastic Similana website the price is 3200per person and on the Ruk Talay the price is 2500. Would the price be the same if booked in Khao Lak? Or is it different because of the time of year?

Thanks

Tiggipaws

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The prices came down significantly during the time we were in Khao Lak as operators competed for the fewer tourists there. I think it will be the same this coming High Season. Really no reason to book this tour in advance.

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5. Re: Similan islands day trip when to book inq.

Hi

I'm staying at the Luckanawadee so would I need to go into Bang La On to book these tours?

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6. Re: Similan islands day trip when to book inq.

No, you can book tours just round the corner at Jo's Seafood Restaurant who have a tour desk. No doubt the Luckanawadee will book for you also. You will have more choice and chance to shop around for prices in Bang La On though.

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Thank You

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