Private Boat Charters

Long-Tail Boat

The perfect day boat for local destinations and small groups.

A traditional long-tail boat. Is the perfect craft for exploring the shallow mangrove channels. Specially designed with a wide, shallow draft our long-tail boat is built for accessibility and stability. Perfect for all kinds of Khao Lak boat trips.

Our long-tail boat – Explorer 1, is equipped with individual forward-facing seats, a spacious open bow and easy access swimming ladder for additional comfort. We have also fitted Explorer 1 with a special water silenced exhaust to help reduce engine noise.

Add-Ons & Extras

Standard features include: fresh water tank, full safety equipment (lifejackets, life ring, fire extinguisher), large ice box, easy access swimming ladder, expert boat crew.

Boat Specs

Length 10 meters
Width 2.3 meters
Capacity 8 passengers & 2 crew
Engine Yanmar 10.50hp water cooled diesel engine, with water silenced exhaust
Maximum Cruising Speed Approx. 8-10 knots

Recommended Destinations

Khao Na Yak Snorkeling Reef

Close to Khao Lak National Park, this reef offers amazing snorkeling without long travelling times.


Khao Na Yak Golden Beach

A perfect place to chill and stop for lunch away from the crowds.


Leam Ma

This small reef on the edge of the mangroves is a great place to fish for groupers and snappers.


Horn Glang

Only visible at low tide, this sandbar is popular with local people out collecting shellfish while their kids splash and play.


*Prices may vary depending on destination.

Speedboat charter from Khao Lak Thailand

Speedboat Charters

There are many beautiful islands near Khao Lak. Many of the most popular islands however are best accessed by speedboat.

Speedboat charter is not cheap. But if you have the budget or a even a group of friends to share the costs with, a day out on a speedboat form Khao Lak is an amazing way to spend the day. Chartering a speedboat gives you the freedom to explore the islands near Khao Lak at your own pace and without the crowds.

Top Speedboat Destinations

Similan Islands

The Similan Islands National Park is one of the top 10 things to do in Khao Lak. The Similan Islands are famous for their pristine white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters. It is not unusual to find turtles swimming around the Similan Islands snorkeling sites. The Mu Koh Similan National Park is once of the most popular island destinations in southern Thailand.

Surin Islands

The Surin Islands snorkeling and diving is some of the best in the world. The Surin Islands National Park is a group of 5 islands north of Khao Lak with some of the most beautiful coral reefs in Thailand. The Surin Islands are also home to an ancient community of Moken Sea Gypsies who once roamed all over the Andaman Sea. A Surin islands overnight snorkeling tour is an amazing experience.

Koh Kam Archipelago

The Koh Kam Archipelago is still relatively unknown by tourists. This group of islands is much closer to the mainland, meaning that the boat ride is almost guaranteed to be smooth. While the snorkeling around Koh Kam depends very much on the water clarity, many of the islands have beautiful deserted beaches that make the perfect get away destination.

Here at Discovery Travel we do not currently operate our own speedboats. Speedboat charters and tours are operated in partnership with local speedboat operators hence boat specifications may vary. That said however, you can be sure that Discovery Travel will provide nothing but the best. We have many years’ experience working with speedboats around Khao Lak and will provide you with the best standards around. We will use our contacts and expertise to find a boat that will suit your requirements and budgets, while making your holiday as stress-free as possible at all times.