Of all the things to do in Phuket - Island hopping is one of the first and most exciting things that comes to mind. There is nothing like your own private boat charter to Phi Phi islands, or island hopping between some of the many beautiful offshore islands that can be reached from Phuket by boat.
Idyllic islands with white sand beaches and palm trees - turquoise water and beautiful tropical fish. Snorkelling and fishing, lazing on the beach, dining under the stars or having fun with our many “toys” such as boat slides, floating jacuzzies, floating sofas, noodles etc. You can also enjoy the large variety of water sports equipment which we provide, such as SUPs (stand up paddle boards), kayaks, water scooters, scuba diving, snorkelling (with full face masks), and snuba diving ( the latest cross between snorkelling and diving).
One of the main reasons for hiring one of our boats for a day charter, or overnight charter to the Phi Phi islands is that there is beautiful crystal clear water around these islands. There are some highly recommended dive sites in the Phi Phi area, and really wonderful snorkelling. The beautiful coral reef and colourful tropical fish make this an experience to remember. Our boat captains know where to find these spots.
Tiger Marine Charters have the perfect yacht charters for your island hopping tours of Phuket - Take a look at our yacht charter selection below
Tiger Marine Charter ( the most famous yacht charter company in Phuket ) will take you to any of the tropical islands within reach of Phuket island. Your choice. We can advise and discuss it with you, and tailor your private charter especially for you. Each boat charter will be individually designed to suit you. Phi Phi islands are the most famous, but there are many more beautiful islands, for exampleYao Yai and Yao Noi islands, Naka Noi and Yai islands, Rang Yai island, the Kai islands, Koh Phae, the Krabi islands, and for something quite different you have the famous Phang Na Bay with spectacular limestone islands towering out of the sea.
We even have a secret beach on an island in the Andaman sea. You can find out all about this secret hidden beach here. Your private charter to the islands can include this lovely beach, with fine dining and BBQ on the sand, hammocks in the shade, the beach all to yourselves, and many games and entertainments on this hidden island beach.
Island Hopping Phi Phi
The two main islands of Phi Phi are Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh. The larger and inhabited Phi Phi Don attracts hundreds of visitors, both longer stay and yacht charter day tourists, on its lovely shores while the smaller uninhabited Phi Phi Leh hosts stunningly beautiful bays and beaches, including the world-famous Maya Bay featured in the movie 'The Beach' with Leonardo di Caprio.
Firstly, the world famous Phi Phi islands. Justly famous, as these islands are some of the most beautiful in Asia and are only 46km south of Phuket Island, so easliy reachable by boat on a day charter. The combination of fine white sandy beaches, dense jungle, and towering limestone cliffs form spectacular scenery. Phi Phi is actually a group of six islands.
One of the main reasons for hiring one of our boats for a day charter, or overnight charter, is that there is beautiful crystal clear water around these islands. There are some highly recommended dive sites in this area, and really wonderful snorkelling. The beautiful coral reef and colourful tropical fish make an experience to remember. Our boat captains know where to find these spots.
Island Hopping Koh Hong - Krabi Island
There are many beautiful islands in the stunning Krabi area. Too many islands to describe separately. One of the most unusual and beautiful though is Koh Hong Krabi. It is uninhabited, except for the birds, white-faced gibbon monkeys and giant monitor lizards that can sometimes be seen on the main white sand beach. In the interior is a large lagoon (this is the “chamber” which is the reason for it’s Thai name “Hong”). This can be accessed by kayak or dinghy, and as the water level goes lower, the colour of the water changes from a deep emerald green to a clear turquoise. The entrance to the lagoon is through a stunning and dramatic cliff passage. Koh Lahding is another beautiful island with a sheltered cove, and further north, both Koh Pakbia and Koh Rai islands have beautiful sandbars which are revealed at low tide.
Island Hopping Phang Nga Bay
Phang Nga Bay is a spectacular bay with many limestone islands, wonderful for sight seeing, exploring, swimming, and relaxing, with opportunities for kayaking through hidden lagoons and caves. A real opportunity for island hopping! Phang Nga bay is one of south-east Asia's most striking maritime landscapes, and is justly world famous. You can see the well-known James Bond Island, and many other similar and stunning limestone outcrops. One of the most beautiful and surprising is the hidden lagoon in Kho Hong Phang Nga island. You can also cruise past or visit the unique 200 year old Muslim sea-gypsy village on stilts at Ko Panyee.
Island Hopping Maithon Island
Koh Maithon is a private island off the southern Phuket coast. This surrounding area is beautiful, there are very clear waters, lots of tropical fish, and the snorkelling is good. In addition there is a pod of dolphins which can be seen on this boat cruise on nearly every charter. This cruise is a favourite of our customers, and anchoring off this island is the perfect spot to put up our slide from the top deck, and inflate the floating jacuzzi and slide, so that you can enjoy the crystal clear water in this area.
Island Hopping Koh Rang Yai
Koh Rang Yai is a small uninhabited island about 5km off the east coast of Phuket, which has a fabulous long white sand beach on the west with views back to the mainland. Though there is virtually no develpment on the island, there are several local beach restaurants set in the shade of the trees. The beach is idyllic with overhanging trees giving plenty of shade. There is a smaller beach on the western side of the island and you can walk through the coconut groves to reach it. At the centre of the main beach is the pearl farm and shop.. Here you can see the various stages of pearl production. The forested interior has some good trails for hiking. You can rent mountain bikes for a ride along the trails around the island. There is also some reasonable snorkeling around the rocky headlands. The water on the east side of the island is not always so clear, but the beach is lovely for swimming. You can sit in the shade of the coconut trees, and take a refreshing dip in the sea, or relax in our floating jacuzzis.
Island Hopping Kon Naka Yai
Koh Naka Yai is a lovely island just off the North East coast of Phuket island. It is a classic postcard image of paradise, with fine white sand beaches lined with coconut palms, and no roads. It has four main beaches and a few small slivers of sand. It does get crowded in the afternoons with speedboats returning from day trips, but in the morning it is quiet, and after 5 pm the day trippers mostly speed off again and the island becomes deserted and peaceful again. Along the eastern shore there are beach shack bars and typical local thai restaurants. There is also the possibility of hiring jetskis and wakeboards or you can go para-sailing. The views of Phang Nga Bay are breathtaking from this side of the island. The west coast is the quieter side, and a good place to anchor and inflate our water slide, as there is no current there.
Island Hopping Koh Phae
Ko Phae is a tiny rocky island out on its own in the middle of the Andaman Sea, with a wonderful surprise of a beautiful sand bar which appears miraculously at low tide. Usually deserted, this is a lovely place to anchor off in one of our boats if the timing of your day cruise fits in with a low tide
Island Hopping Koh Chok Dee
Kho Chokdee is a very small private island, with a rustic thai restaurant and tiny beach. Because the surrounding water is crystal clear, this area is ideal for snorkelling, and this island is a perfect place to stop off during your boat cruise and enjoy a cold beer or snacks.
Island Hopping Koh Khai
The Kho Khai islands consist of three small islands. Khai Nok Island has a beautiful white beach with crystal clear turquoise water. Plenty of tropical fish in the shallow water, great for the kids. Khai Nai Island is the biggest island and has a beautiful white beach with crystal clear emerald green water which is perfect for swimming and snorkeling. Khai Nui Island is the smallest island and has colorful coral reefs providing excellent snorkelling.