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To similian without snorkeling from boat?

Stockholm, Sweden
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To similian without snorkeling from boat?

I love snorkeling but I like to explore from the beach and snorkeling on my own. So is there any day trips to similian islands that not stop for any snorkeling from boat? Just go to the islands and then snorkeling from beach?

Thanks for the help!

Poulton Le Fylde...
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1. Re: To similian without snorkeling from boat?

The best snorkeling sites in the Similans are off shore and not accessible from the beach, hence tours stop on the way there or back or during. Stops at the beach are usually to allow a limited amount of time climbing Sail Rock to the Viewpoint, a dip in the turquoise waters and lunch but no snorkeling from the beach, So even if you were to just take a speedboat transfer from the pier at Tab Lamu straight to the islands, you would find limited if any snorkeling directly from the beach. In any event there are too many boats and visitors at the beach and no off shore reefs to make snorkelling worthwhile.

However, tours to Koh Tachai, which comes under the Similans National Park, although stopping for one snorkel just off shore, land at the fabulous beach for lunch but also to allow visitors to snorkel directly from it before or after lunch and without going on a further snorkel from the boat before returning. Although there is a reef just off shore the coral and marine life is not as rewarding as in other deeper water sites.

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