Local reef snorkeling & deserted beach
• Pick up from your Khao Lak hotel with our local style “songteaw” taxi and take you to our pier in a small local fishing village just a short drive from the center of Khao Lak.
• Leaving from the fishing village we cruise along the edge of the mangrove forests and out past the larger fishing towns.
• Snorkel around some of the best local reefs. Hunt for Nemo and other fishes among the healthy corals.
• Cruise to a beautiful sandy beach for a delicious Thai style lunch.
• Chill on the beach before heading back to the pier where the taxi is waiting to take you back to your hotel in Khao Lak
Adult: 2,700 Baht
Child: 1,800 Baht
Pick Up Time: 08:30-09:30
Tour Duration: Average 4-6 hours
Group Size: 2-6 people (larger groups on request)
* This tour operates between mid-October and mid-April only
• Round-Trip Transfers
• Thai style lunch
• Snorkeling equipment
• Snorkel guide
Things to Bring
• Sun Hats & Sunglasses
• Perfect For Kids!
• Short Travelling Times
• Flexible Program
Khao Lak is famous for amazing snorkeling day trips. Although many people automatically head straight for the Similan Islands or the Surin Islands to explore the underwater world, there is actually plenty of healthy coral reefs just a short trip from their hotels in Khao Lak!
Khao Na Yak reef is one of the healthiest and closest snorkeling reefs in the area and is easily visible from Khao Lak beach and Nang Thong Bay. Each day all those people headed out to the Similan Islands or Surin Islands from Khao Lak go straight past Khao Na Yak reef without even knowing it is there.
Our snorkeling tour is flexible and we only take small groups to give it that exclusive, private feel. This makes it the perfect snorkeling tour for children and anyone else who doesn’t fancy the long and often crowded boat ride out to Similan or Surin for snorkeling.
Great snorkeling, close to Khao Lak
The day starts with a short drive south of Khao Lak to our pier in a small fishing village a bit south of Khao Lak National Park. From here we take our comfortable long-tail boat out on a cruise along the edge of the mangrove forests and the Khao Lak coastline towards Khao Na Yak reef. On the way we will pass Thap Lamu pier, where most people come to catch the speedboat to the Similan Islands.
Once we arrive at the Khao Na Yak snorkeling reef our guide will show you how to use the snorkeling equipment before we jump into the water to explore the reef. Often, we can find clown fish, moray eels, lion fish and barracudas swimming around the reef. We usually try to do two different snorkel spots each day, but this can depend on visibility and tidal conditions.
After snorkeling around Khao Na Yak reef, we take our boat back round the inside of the peninsular and take a short walk across to the white sand beach on the other side of Khao Na Yak for a delicious Thai style lunch. The Khao Na Yak Golden Beach is the perfect place to chill and relax after a day snorkeling before heading back to the pier.
Khao Na Yak Snorkeling Reef
Generally, when people think of snorkeling tours from Khao Lak, they instantly think of day tours to the Similan Islands or Surin Islands. While Similan and Surin are both stunningly beautiful, there is excellent snorkel sites much closer to Khao Lak.
Khao Na Yak is the closest snorkeling reef to most Khao Lak resorts. The mountain at the end of the peninsular is clearly visible from Nang Thong Beach, Bang Niang Beach and is directly opposite what has now become know as Merlin Beach (Khao Lak Beach).
The peninsula is controlled and maintained by the Royal Thai Navy and the Khao Lampi Hat Thai Muang National Park. The snorkeling reef at the tip of Khao Na Yak is not the most popular snorkel destination from Khao Lak, meaning it has been spared the stresses of mass-tourism and the corals have been allowed to flourish. Although Khao Na Yak reef is becoming increasingly popular, this is still the perfect snorkel spot for anyone wishing to avoid the crowds.
Our Local Snorkeling & Deserted Beaches trip has proved to be consistently popular with customers of all ages and backgrounds. Although snorkeling conditions can depend heavily on the water clarity and sea conditions, we do everything we can to ensure customer satisfaction.
No holiday in Thailand is complete without a beautiful snorkeling tour! Khao Lak is the perfect destination to use as a base for snorkeling and diving trips.