• Similan Islands

    Khao Laks most popular daytrip

    Similan Island Eight beach and rocks

The Similan Islands are the most popular destination for snorkeling tours in the Khao Lak region. Spectacular granite rock formations rise from the azure sea, picturesque bays welcome visitors with white powdery beaches.

Due to its breathtaking scenery, both above and under water, the Similan Islands are a very popular destination and stand firmly on the program almost every visitor in southern Thailand.

During the opening time of the Similan National Park – November to April – the islands are visited by several hundred – sometimes several thousand – guests every day. We bear this ever-growing number of visitors to the Similan bill and have adjusted our tour accordingly.

We would like to show you the highlights of the Similan Islands with the least amount of hustle and bustle of crowded beaches and snorkelling spots possible.

Upcoming Similan Tours:

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Similan Islands Map

Similan Islands General Information

The Similan Islands is a small archipelago located about 66 Km out at sea off Thailand’s west coast at Khao Lak. Nine islands made of granite blocks forming a chain of nine islands that stretch just about north to south.

1982 the islands were declared the status of a national park, attracting countless visitors since then.

The coral reefs of the Similan Islands have suffered repeatedly in the recent decades. In the mid-nineties, the first scientifically testified coral death occurred in this region. After the Similans had recovered from it the Indian Ocean Tsunami of 26.12.2004 hit the large coral structures without affecting the overall health of the reefs. During the summer months of 2010, the latest coral bleaching occurred, which killed about 80% of the corals in shallow water (above 10 meters) – the deeper regions at around 20-30 meters were largely unaffected by this event.

Since 2012 growth conditions for corals and the reefs are very good and currently the reefs recover on a surprising speed. Since 2013, the sea creatures have to deal only with the increasing number of snorkelers, as the daily limit for visitor to the area was raised.

What You Can See:

Although the reefs have lost much of their original diversity, they still offer a lot of exciting sights for interested snorkellers.

First of all there is of course the crystal clear water with its wonderful azure colour and excellent visibility. Colourful parrotfish, blue dotted coral grouper and anemone fish like the famous Nemo clownfish are very common

Why Similancharter & Tour?

Even though Similan Islands are visited sometimes even by thousands of people a day, the National Park is breathtakingly beautiful. We are also the only company taking our customers to snorkel at Koh Bon.

We do our best to not visit the islands during the busiest time of the day. That is why we start our Similan Tour 1 hour earlier than most tour companies.  After lunch we head for the beautiful island of Koh Bon, which offers diverse marine life to explore without the crowds.

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