Breakfast Box & some Tips on how to avoid seasickness


How do I start my day the best way when going on tour & what can help against seasickness?

First of all:
We would definitely recommend to start your tour day by eating a proper breakfast.

Yes we know, our tours start pretty early (to offer you the best time possible at the locations 😉 ), but we know, from our own experience, that it is much nicer to go on a boat with a full stomach. You wonder why?

1. You need energy, since we spend a day sunbathing, swimming and snorkeling, which can be quite tiring.

2. There is a chance you will experience some waves, sometimes bigger, sometimes smaller but to avoid feeling seasick number 1 tip is to have a good breakfast before going on a boat.

So now you know why you should eat before going on the boat, so we can give you some nice advice on how to get the best possible breakfast experience 😉

TIP 1: Every hotel which includes breakfast, offers to pack a take away box for their guests if they miss any meals.

Just ask for it, we are sure they will not hesitate to make their guests happy.

Besides that, we offer a small breakfast (pictures below) at the pier, consistent of coffee, tea, fruits, toast and some other small Thai snacks.

So, when you have had a proper breakfast before the tour, here are some more tips on how to avoid seasickness:

– Be rested
– Sit in the back of the boat (less bumpy).
– Don’t skip to get into the water (when you’re in the water, you don’t feel the movement of the boat).
– Look at the horizon.
– Drink a lot of water!
– Drink Cola (Cola contains phosphoric acid and sugars, the very same ingredients you will find in common anti-nausea drugs).
– Take our offered seasickness pill.



…and enjoy your tour! 🙂

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and a Happy new year!!

Here at the Similancharter office we are already feeling the Christmas spirit. How about you?

We know, sometimes Christmas and the time around the festive days can be quite stressful…but ever imagined how nice it would be to spend Christmas eve or Christmas underneath a palm tree, watching the waves at a beautiful beach? How about, starting the new year with an unforgettable tour, which you will always remember as something special?

No? Then you should! It is already an enjoyment to just put on swimwear and only think about your holidays while sipping a cocktail at the beach. 

But, it makes the holiday time to something even more special, an experience worth talking about even years later, when you go on a relaxing tour with a small group of people to beautiful islands. 

Spending a day with the family, exploring the exciting underwater world of Surin, the outstanding lonely beaches at Koh Kam or the breathtaking views and crystal clear water at Similan. These are the things, that make a holiday day to something different, something memorable.

Even for us working around the festive days is an enjoyment, people are happy and we enjoy to spread more happiness and holiday vibes! …You might see us wearing Christmas hats.

Just take a look yourself:

The best thing is we still have enough space available so don’t hesitate and spend your holidays with us!

and again.. Happy Holidays! HO HO HO

your Similancharter & Tour team ♥




The right sunscreen makes the difference

Just another beautiful day on the Surin Islands


Hello You!

Greetings from the amazing Surin Islands! No matter how many times you visit this national park, it keeps amazing with it’s untouched paradise beaches, the chrystal clear waters and the beautiful coral reefs. Snorkelling in these waters is something everyone should experience, and today three very special people got to visit the destination for the very first time. We took our new trainees with us to show them their office for this season 😉 I think they are going to be fine!


Fighting plastic pollution

Challenges – Happiness – Highlights

I hope you all had a good start into 2017 and I wish you a happy and relaxed New Year.

Already a while past since my last written lines. What have I done in the meantime? I could gain more experience, started with some free diving and as I promised you I also took some pictures. Read more

Snorkeling unimaginable?

I hope with the following lines I can change your mind and you come to explore this wonderful world with me! =)

I love sun, beach and warm water but fishes, as long as they are not too big and not coming too close I’m perfectly fine. Sometimes it’s just better when you don’t know what is below you then you can’t be afraid. But everything is going to be fine somehow I will manage this.


Massage hut on Koh Prathong

With those words I like to say hi to everybody!

My name is Adriana, I’m from Switzerland and doing an internship with Similancharter & Tour until the end of the season. More information about me you will get in the next weeks or by asking me directly on the tour.
I’ve been in Khao Lak for about six weeks and you may not believe it but now I really love go snorkeling and exploring the marine life. Especially our Surin Tour is great for green horns like me. I realized the fishes don’t do anything, some are really beautiful and as long as you are not touching anything nothing can happen.

First snorkeling experience

I can perfectly remember my first time snorkeling, I was super nervous and was really hoping that no customers going to ask me anything because I actually really have no idea about anything. On the boat they were just telling, if you are very lucky you’ll see a shark or a turtle. My reactions turtle oh so cute I really like to see one, shark oh no please I’m too afraid. I just went into the water when our snorkeling guide was shouting shark, shark, I was still busy by fixing my mask and just saw swimming something below me I still don’t know if it was the shark or maybe it only was a leaf but it was enough for me to almost panic. But hey I’m still alive ;). I wasn’t staying to long in the water and I also don’t remember what I’ve seen. -but no turtle-. After the tour I was asking my internship supporter how dangerous the sharks are and then realized they ‘re not at all. They’re more afraid of me swimming in the ocean. I felt a bit stupid and in the same time released that I don’t have to worry for the future.

Of course there are still some species I guess I would be a little bit afraid when I’m going to see them the first time but now I’m hoping at each snorkeling stop to be lucky and see a shark. How quickly an opinion could change. =) I also started to do some pictures under water but it is harder than I thought. But I am sure that until the end of my internship you’ll see here some amazing pictures of the marine life of Andaman Sea. =)

What do I like to tell you with that story? Being afraid should not be a reason to not trying it, if you really on the boat at into the water and you don’t like it at all just enjoy a lovely day on the sea. It would be such a big shame not seeing this wonderful underwater world.

Our team would love to bring those fascinating life closer to you.

See you soon.

Adriana snorkeling