This is one of the most quintessential activities to do in Krabi, you can hire a long tail boat for a day trip to the Hong Island chain. The days start usually around 9-10am (depending on your preference) when the long tail driver will bring you to Koh Daeng (Red island) for great snorkeling in 5-10 meter deep water. Then the next stop is Koh Hong (Hong island) where you will get to see the lagoon which is what Hong island is famous for, spend a few hours on the beautiful secluded cove of Hong island beach, have some lunch, rent a kayak for an hour or anything you’d like to do. After Hong island the long tail boat captain will take you to Pay Bia and Koh Lading, also fantastic islands to spend a few hours on as they each have their own highlights.
After the captain will bring you back to the pier around 5pm so you’ll get to enjoy riding home with the sun setting off over the horizon. We recommend this as one of the best things to do in Krabi because when you rent a long tail boat for your private group, you dictate for long you want to stay at each location, you are not on a time schedule of the tour operator, also you can have the opportunity to stay a little later on Koh Hong and get a good chance to glimpse one of the islands resident Monitor lizards who come our usually around 3pm (after most of the beaches are empty), you will also ahve the option to just stay on one beach and rest there if you’d like all day long, if you find a place your happy with and want to stay, no problem just tell the captain and he’ll wait as long as you’d like. The last reason it’s preferable to take a private long tail trip is because with groups 4 and up it’s actually cheaper per person to rent a long tail boat than it it to take individual tickets on a group tour.
If you’re interested in going out for a private trip get in touch here: Krabi Specialisten