Things you need to know before booking your tour
Group tours or private tours?
In Ao Nang you will find heaps of agencies offering tours to the islands in the area. The first thing to decide is whether you want to do these excursions in a group or in private. Of course group tours will be much cheaper (about € 30-50 per person), while private tours will cost more (about € 75-150 per person).
At InThailand Travel we offer some of the best speedboat tours from Krabi, in small groups and high quality, adjusting the schedule daily in order to provide the best experience possible. Just get in touch with us and we’ll give you all the details.
Are group excursions weary?
Group excursions have a fairly marked itinerary that you can check before booking the excursion. They usually take you to tourist areas where there are a lot of people, and they don’t usually give you much time on each beach. Sometimes one can leave with the feeling of having seen very beautiful places but not having been able to enjoy them due to lack of time or excessive tourists. In any case, these excursions are still worth it if you have little time and want to see several places.
Can these excursions be done all year round? How is the weather in Krabi?
Yes. These boat tours are done all year round, and are only canceled in case of strong waves or heavy rain, which doesn’t happen much often. Even in the rainy season, when of course cancellations are more likely to happen, most of the days boat tours depart as usual. In case of cancellation, tour operators refund the money or offer alternatives (excursions on the mainland). The best time to do these tours is from November to April (see article on the climate of Thailand), although they can be done all year round. I have been many times between June and August and, as you can see in the photos of my articles, I had a lot of sun.