Koh Rok snorkeling tour
Day trip by speedboat from Phuket
Updated Feb 2017
This day trip is available daily in high season (Nov-Apr) subject to availability. The best months for this tour are January-April when the sea is really flat, because the journey to Koh Rok is quite far.
Koh Rok and Koh Haa have some of the most pristine corals in Thailand. Reefs come close the surface and the water is very clear. This big plus about these islands is that they are visited by so few boats. No other boats run day trips from Phuket, just a few boats visit from Koh Lanta. Previously these islands where just a quiet anchorage for cruising yachts but now you can visit in a day from Phuket, it takes about 90 minutes to get there by speedboat.
Schedule & Itinerary
Daily from November to April
6.00-6.30 am: Pick up from your Phuket hotel and transfer to Royal Phuket Marina
7.30 am: Depart to Koh Rok by speedboat
It takes around 90 minutes to get to the Rok Islands. The journey there is split with a stop for a swim at Phi Phi Ley Island, normally at Piley Cove (a stunning emerald lagoon) if the tide will allow.
The morning until lunch is spent swimming and relaxing on the powder white beach at Koh Rok Nai, there is a one hour snorkeling session on Clown fish reef between Koh Rok Nai and Koh Rok Nok (inner and outer Rok Islands). The reef offers colourful corals, crystal clear underwater visibility and the chance to find Nemo.
Lunch is a freshly cooked buffet served by the beach at the national park ranger station. You’ll have some time to explore the island looking for monitor lizards and crabs. Some of the Banyan trees are a thousand years old.
After the lunch break the speedboat moves to Koh Haa (5 islands) for another one hour snorkeling session.
Departure from Koh Haa is at about 4.30 pm, arriving at the Royal Phuket Marina at about 6.00 pm and then transfer back to your hotel.
1-2 people: 4,500 baht per adult / 2,900 baht per child
3-4 people: 4,400 baht per adult / 2,850 baht per child
5+ people: 4,300 baht per adult / 2,800 baht per child
Price includes: Guide, snorkeling equipment, lunch, soft drinks, fruits, national park fees, Phuket hotel transfers.
Note that these speedboat tours are not suitable for infants 3 years old and under, or for pregnant women and the elderly over 70 years of age.
Cancellations: Must be made by email from the lead contact to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the event of cancellation the following charges apply:
– 7 days or more prior to the package or tour date: full refund less bank fees.
– 3-6 days prior to the package or tour date: 30% of total price
– Within 72 hours of the package or tour date, or no show: 100% of total price.
Weather Policy: This is an all weather tour and still runs if it is raining in the morning. The tour will be cancelled if the forecast is for rough sea unsafe for small boats. The decision to cancel is made on the morning of the tour by the boat captain and the harbour master. If a trip is cancelled because of bad weather you can reschedule to the next available day. If you cannot reschedule you will be refunded in full.