The out-of-this-world Phi Phi private boat tour in Thailand
Why visit Phi Phi Island? Simple, because of the Phi Phi private boat tour. If you’re looking for a piece of Asian paradise boasting aqua water and tropical white sandy beaches then Phi Phi Island is for you. Situated only 48km from Phuket its convenient location makes it ideal for overnight stays or day trips to explore this idyllic island. I couldn’t think of a better way to explore Phi Phi Island than book a private boat tour. We choose the company fivestartravel and they didn’t disappoint. You will have the chance to see Maya Bay, Viking cave and doing some epic Snorkelling in Phi Phi.
This blog post will cover:
- What are the locations of a private boat tour?
- What does a private boat tour include?
- How much is a private boat tour?
- How to book a private boat tour?
What are the locations of a Phi Phi private boat tour?
Well this is the best part. By booking onto a private boat tour you have the power to choose where you want to go and how long you want to stay at each destination. Beat the crowds and set off early to witness an incredible sunrise or sip an ice cold beer whilst the sun sets over Phi Phi Island. Either way you’re going to create amazing memories for life.
Enjoy the day island hopping with a custom built trip designed exclusively for your group of up to 8 people. Five Star Travel will tailor the day to meet your needs and are happy to accommodate any special requests whether this is related to activity, location or special occasions. There is even choice to change your route on the day depending on how you feel.
Here is a list of some of the stunning locations include in the private boat tour:
- Maya Bay
Maya Bay is one of the world’s most popular beaches, made famous by the film Beach. It has recently been re-opened after allowing the environment to recover due to a high rise in tourism over the years, so what better time to go. Maya Bay is perfect for both sun seekers and thrill seekers. Relax and unwind on the stunning sandy beach or explore the exceptionally clear water and spot a wide range of exotic coral and fish. This is one of the most stunning places you will see on your Phi Phi private boat tour.
- Monkey Beach
Monkey beach in Phi Phi is pretty much what it says in the name. A small strip of white powdery sand inhabited with some fury friends. But be careful these are wild animals and you can’t predict their behaviour.
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- Palong Bay
Palong bay is best known for the turtles that reside there on a regular basis so is perfect for those keen to snorkel.
- Shark Point
Again Shark Point is fantastic for some under water exploring. Shark Point is a famous site for spotting tiger tail seahorses and resting leopard shark, but don’t worry this kind of shark is totally harmless to humans.
- Tonsai Bay
Tonsai bay is the bustling heart of Phi Phi and hosts the vibrant village from morning to noon. There are no cars of Phi Phi, so most places require a short walk or bicycle ride. For example you could try to combat the famous Phi Phi Viewpoint before heading back to the point.
- Viking Cave
Viking Cave in Phi Phi is a magical array of swiflet nest (a type of bird often confused with a swallow) which are supposed to boost virility and according to legend stranded sailors used to eat the nest for survival. Viking Cave can only be accessed by water and unfortunately you can only get your instagram shot from a distant as you can’t go inside the cave.
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- Bamboo Island
Bamboo Island is a typical thai island sporting crystal clear water and tropical white sandy beaches. There is a small bar that serves drinks and snacks to replenish after a busy day of sightseeing. You should ask your Phi Phi private boat tour driver to take you here. It’s perfect for swimming, sunbathing and topping up those tans and if you’re not one for sitting around it only take 1.5 hrs to walk around the whole island.
- Pi Leh Lagoon
By far one of my favourite places in the whole of my Thialand experience. It’s basically an enormous sparkling pool of warm salt water, completely closed off from the rest of the island creating a sense of wanted isolation from the outside world. Words can’t explain how amazing this place was. I would definitely recommend Pi Leh Lagoon as a hot spot on your private boat tour.
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- Loh Samah Bay
Loh Samah is a small bay perfect for snorkelling. There’s no need to dive deep, just by staying on the surface you can swim among the hundreds of pretty coloured fishes.
If there is a specific location you want to visit that isn’t on this list, just ask the chartered captain and he will do his best to accommodate your wishes. But don’t worry Five Star Travel are happy to design the tour route if you’re feeling a little overwhelmed with choice or if you have limited time.
How much is a private boat tour?
There is an extensive range of boat tours to choose from; however we choose the private long tail boat tour for 6 hours. The cost of a Phi Phi private boat tour –
- starts at 2650 THB (82 USD) for two persons on a 3 hour tour.
- To add an additional hour this will cost 650 THB (20 USD) and an additional person will cost 450 THB (14 USD).
- Also remember Phi Phi National Park fees aren’t included so bring some extra cash with you on the day.
What does a private boat tour include?
- Mask, snorkel and life jacket
- Drinking water
- Soft drinks
- Fresh fruit
- Cooked meal (charters 6 hours and over) or you are welcome to bring your own food on board
- Pick up from hotel (extra fee)
How to book a private boat tour?
Booking a private boat tour is easy, just head to fivestarttravelandtours.com and using their booking system to choose a date, time and group size. If you have any further questions you can comment on this blog post and I’ll be happy to help or you can contact five star travel themselves through their facebook page or email (email@example.com).
Our Experience on the Phi Phi private boat tour
We decided to book our private boat tour starting at 6am so we would be back for lunch time to use the rest of our day to explore Phi Phi Island on foot before heading back in Phuket. We met at the designated meeting point in Tonsai Village, 5 minutes from the main port. We were met by our friendly English speaking captain who showed us around the boat before checking over the locations of our tour we provided.
The day went ahead without any problems and the tour exceeded our expectations. The captain was very knowledge and shared with us the history surrounding Phi Phi. I would highly recommend fivestartravel, a professional skilled company who provided great communication before and during the tour. I can’t wait to return to Phi Phi and have the opportunity to explore these hidden gems even further.
To experience the amazing time we did on the Phi Phi private boat tour, then I would 100% book with Fivestartravelandtours.com