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Good Tour Operator for a day trip to Similian Islands?

edinburgh
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79 posts
6 reviews
Good Tour Operator for a day trip to Similian Islands?

Hi,

Just wondering if there are any recommendations on a tour operator for Similian island day trip? Is it better to pre-book or can we book when we arrive?

We're only there for 5 das so think prebooking might be easier.

Thanks!

UK
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736 posts
10 reviews
1. Re: Good Tour Operator for a day trip to Similian Islands?

we have been a few times on this trip, and have always arranged it with the hotel after our arrival.

khao lak
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283 posts
1 review
2. Re: Good Tour Operator for a day trip to Similian Islands?

you will pay top dollar booking through a hotel,get here and shop around,outside the hotel,you will save a lot and be on the same tour as hotel paying more,try dior tour,or asia tour.

North East England...
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520 posts
74 reviews
3. Re: Good Tour Operator for a day trip to Similian Islands?

Ahi, we went with seastar, collected at our hotel in kata at 5:30am. You don't need towels, they are provided. Great day but a bit too long. We didn't arrive at the pier until 9:30 am and then it's a couple of hours on a really fast boat.

Email: info@seastarandaman.com

Facebook: seastarhappyjourney

Website: seastarandaman.com

We were looked after very well, food was ok. Snorkelling was amazing. We went to Tachai only. We arrived back to our hotel at around 7:45pm, can't remember how much but it wasn't cheap. Enjoy.

Sydney Australia
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1,852 posts
89 reviews
4. Re: Good Tour Operator for a day trip to Similian Islands?

We went with Fantastic,last year, bought off the street tour desks.

Great trip, the guides moonlight as impersonators at Moo Moo's of an evening so their narratives can be quite comical. Great day would do it again.

Khao Lak, Thailand
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5. Re: Good Tour Operator for a day trip to Similian Islands?

Wear a lifejacket.

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Poulton Le Fylde...
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for Khao Lak, Khao Sok National Park
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45,458 posts
107 reviews
6. Re: Good Tour Operator for a day trip to Similian Islands?

Be aware that the speedboat that crashed in report in post #5 was SeaStar out of Phuket. Regularly recommended operators on this forum are Fantastic Similans, Ruk Talay, Khao Lak Land Discovery, Love Andaman, Green Andaman Travel. Shop around for best prices as they are very competitive often for the same operator. Hotel prices tend to be more expensive for the same operator.

If you must go on a particular day then book ahead but be prepared to pay more.

yorkshire
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12 reviews
7. Re: Good Tour Operator for a day trip to Similian Islands?

What is the cost now?

It was around 1200bht a coupl of years ago

Poulton Le Fylde...
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for Khao Lak, Khao Sok National Park
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8. Re: Good Tour Operator for a day trip to Similian Islands?

If you got a trip to Similans for 1200 baht a couple of years ago you got a very good deal indeed! Regular price is upwards of 2400 baht but more usually about 1800 baht.

edinburgh
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79 posts
6 reviews
9. Re: Good Tour Operator for a day trip to Similian Islands?

Thanks for all the help!

I have looked at pre-booking with company's such as Fantastic Similan. It cost 3200 baht. Is this reasonable?

Poulton Le Fylde...
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for Khao Lak, Khao Sok National Park
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10. Re: Good Tour Operator for a day trip to Similian Islands?

That's an on-line price and so erxpensive. As previously advised if you have to book a particular day and pre-book iot, it will cost more. Fantastic Similan were doing that trip last High Season booked locally at their Tour Shop on Khao Lak Beach near the Merlin Resort for 1800 baht. I'm sure you will get it much cheaper than 3200 baht if you shop around locally when you arrive. Where are you staying?

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