Rent a longtail boat, speed boat for Phi Phi Islands, Phang Nga Bay, island exploring etc
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Renting a boat on Phuket opens up a new tropical world of islands
The most beautiful, unspoiled beaches in the Phuket region are those on islands – and there are many of them. Renting either a ‘longtail’ boat, or a speed boat, and heading out to an island is thus a sure way to find a natural tropical environment and make good holiday memories. All surrounding islands are less developed than Phuket, with much more of their natural beauty intact. And the waters away from Phuket are generally better for swimming and snorkelling.
Scheduled day tours to various islands by speed boat are available – but if you take this route be prepared to get herded around as part of a crowd. See the video below showing the tourist crowds joining the speed boat tours in Chalong to get a feel for these mass market tours. If possible, get enough friends or family together to cover the cost, then rent and take charge of your own boat for the day. Different pages in this site show the many island and beach explorations that can be done on a day trip by longtail, speedboat or luxury cruiser.
Longtails and speed boats are readily available for hire from most beaches, though prices for those working off the popular tourist beaches of the west coast are significantly higher than elsewhere. For good rental prices see Phuket’s main boat anchorages below. Here you can rent either longtail or speed boat at standard rates, for a trip to anywhere in the region.