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Similan Tour becomes Surin Tour!

After running our popular Similan Tour for 30 years we will now switch to Surin Island. Similan has become too crowded with day trippers from Phuket and the corals are in far better shape now at Surin Island. The journey is a bit longer but it is really worth it....

The Surin offers the best snorkeling in Thailand and we will take you all around the islands and also make a stop at Richelieu Rock weather permitting, the single best dive site in Thailand and one of the best spots for seeing whale sharks.

Surin Island National Park is just a few kilometers from the Burmese border. The west side of the islands are exposed to the south-west monsoon that brings rain, strong winds and waves in the summer, (mid May - October). On the protected east side you will find the best corals and beaches - and they must be some of the whitest best beaches anywhere! This gives great variation from dramatic rocks at the west side to white sand beaches and coral reefs in the east.

During the monsoon the National Park is closed so you can only visit from October to May.

Why go with Poseidon Surin Tour? Because we run a snorkelling only live aboard, no noisy compressor, we have over 20 years experience, it's the least expensive live aboard tour, recommended by most guide books, we have a very comfortable boat, very good food and it's FUN!

See for updated pictures from EVERY tour and comments from customers!

Snorkeling at Surin Islands

It’s now more than twenty years since we started our popular Similan Tours, giving the non diver or diver on a budget the same opportunity as those on the dive boats to see these spectacular islands and reefs at a third of the price and without a noisy compressor to refill dive tanks. But now, with the large numbers of day trip visitors from Phuket and the destruction it brings, we switch to Surin Island. Corals are better and due to the distance from Phuket far fewer visitors. It is like Similans 20 years ago!

Our 3 day / 2 night trips depart every Tuesday and Friday morning from the end of October to May and we will take you all around the islands. The tour starts from Poseidon at 07:00 on day one (we serve breakfast on the boat) and we return to the mainland at around 17:00 on day three. To save time we will go by mini bus to Kuraburi where the boat waits. Weather permitting we go to all the islands and also to Richelieu Rock, the single best dive site in Thailand and one of the best spots to see whale sharks.

So what can you see on a trip? I cannot give any guarantees but we do see turtles most of the time, dolphins often, manta ray sometimes and whales seldom. But you always see lots of coral and coral fish, including eels, clownfish, parrot fish, octopus and so on; and we do see as much or even more as the divers do, because we spend more time in the water! To see pictures from every trip see our Facebook page -

We move to different locations in the day and find a nice, quiet bay to stay at night. The boat seldom stays far from the shore so there is always the choice of snorkelling or visiting the beaches, and as we sleep and eat on the boat you can also lay down, read a book or take a nap whenever you like... .

The best of all is the price for our tour, it is only 9900 Baht per person for 3 days / 2 nights (We reserve the right to add an additional fuel surcharge to cope with the rising fuel prices) - all included except the National Park fee:

"Poseidon Bungalows runs a highly recommended three day snorkeling tour to the Similan Islands". - Rough Guide.

We hope to see you soon at the Surins!

For reservations please e-mail us under
Telephone: (also good for SMS): 087 89 59 204 (international: +66 878 95 92 04)

What to bring? You do not need a lot, but bring:

The Boat

Our boat ”Choke Duang Ta” was designed and built by us for the trips. She is 16 meters long and 4 meters wide. We take 17 passengers and a crew of five: Captain, first mate, Western English-speaking guide, and two cooks.

She is equipped with a six cylinder, 16-litre diesel engine, hydraulic marine gearbox, hydraulic steering, two western toilets with a septic tank, fresh water shower, satellite navigation, depth finder and two-way radio. She carries 1600 litres of fresh water for the shower and 500 litres of diesel. We have life jackets and a small boat with outboard engine to bring you in to the beach. And at night when we run the 220 V generator you can charge batteries.

She is licensed by the Harbour Department, the Tourist Authority of Thailand and the National Park and all passengers are insured. The biggest change we made over the years is to the sleeping area. We have installed air condition and it's a lot bigger, with wide bunks for sleeping. There are five double bunks and seven single. But for those who want to it's still possible to sleep out under the stars…

We try to make the trips as ecologically sound as possible, no garbage is thrown overboard, there is a septic tank for the toilets, and we never drop the anchor on the reef. Instead we stay on moorings / buoys. Cruising speed is 9 knots and the journey to the Similans takes around four hours.

Scuba Diving

For the scuba diver we can make reservations for trips to the Similan islands and also on some trips to the Surin islands further to the North. Remember that going as a non-diver on these trips you will be just that: a non-diver on a dive boat.

Reservations can be made for all major operators from Khao Lak. They operate out of Thap Lamu Harbour, near Poseidon Bungalows.

As prices change frequently we do not put them in here. Trips for 1, 2, 3 and 4 days are possible. When booking with us you will never pay more and sometimes less than for a direct booking! E-mail us for current prices!

You can also take a dive course in Khao Lak. Prices are around 9 000 Baht and upwards.