Backpackers Budget Private Tour With Return Ferry Transfers: From Phuket #005
For Two People:
Timings: 08:30 – 17:00
If you want to enjoy a private boat tour of the Phi Phi Islands from Phuket, but also want a lower cost, then look no further, because this is the tour for you! Travel from Phuket on the Phi Phi Island ferry, and spend three hours on your own private longtail boat. Explore the natural beauty of Phi Phi Leh Island and make up to five stops, including a visit to Maya Bay.
Spend an unforgettable day at sea, sightseeing, snorkelling, exploring and taking in the natural beauty of the Phi Phi Islands. Make five stops at the most beautiful destinations the Phi Phi Islands have to offer, plus there will be some time to check-out the main town on Phi Phi Don.
Take to the water with exclusivity as you settle in on your own traditional wooden Thai boat. See the wild Monkeys at the Monkey beach, snorkel at Loh Samah Bay, admire the beauty of the blue lagoon and of course, no tour would be complete without visiting Maya Beach. (Please contact us if you’d like to alter any stops).
Lunch is included too, you can tuck into a tasty packed lunch of Thai fried rice whenever you’re feeling hungry!
Travel to Phi Phi on the first passenger ferry to leave Phuket’s port in the morning, around 9am. We’ll also collect you from your hotel in Phuket, however, to keep the tour cost as low as possible, we’ll use a shared mini-bus and we’ll usually make some extra stops along the route, to pick up other guests.
It takes around 2 hours to travel by ferry to the islands, and our team will be waiting to greet you at the harbour once you arrive. You’ll have a short amount time in the town to freshen up, use the restrooms or grab a coffee if you’d like; before boarding your own longtail boat. You should expect to be taking to the seas just after 11am, while the islands are still usually a little quieter!
Our boats are authentic and Thai styled, piloted by one of our local and welcoming boat captains. There’s shaded cover, and open areas at the front of the boat, along with and an ice chiller on board to keep any supplies cool, plus plenty of bottled drinking water, and some fresh seasonal fruits to tuck into. (We’re also able to fill up your reusable water bottle before your tour instead, if you’d prefer)!
This tour is not guided, you’ll be out at see with our cheerful, boat captain. These guys know Phi Phi better than anyone else and will ensure you have a fantastic trip, stopping at each location at the most ideal time. Our captains are all Thai, but they can speak perfect broken English!
After your tour, the return ferry leaves from Phi Phi at 15:00pm, arriving back on dry land two hours later, where, your mini-van and driver will be waiting to bring you back to your hotel.
Where We Visit In Phi Phi
Make up to 5 stops at the most beautiful and unique detonations that Phi Phi Islands have to offer.
Meet the playful Macaques Monkeys that roam free on the island.
The Blue Lagoon
Backing on to Maya Beach there is a secret beach here.
Loh Samah Bay
Towering cliffs and clear blue waters. One of the best snorkelling spots.
Explore, swim, relax and capture that photo. We’ll stay around 60 minutes.
We do private tours, so with that in mind our route and itinerary can be pretty flexible, if that’s what you want. If there’s somewhere you’re desperate to stop at, let us know and we’ll see if it’s possible to include it. Seen somewhere you don’t want to stop at; perhaps you’d like to skip the Monkey beach, of course you can! Timings are also flexible, you can stay longest, at the places you enjoy the most. *On occasion, we may need to alter the stops based on the seasonal tide timings and sea conditions but we’ll keep you informed if anything needs to change.
Tour Detailed Itinerary
7:30am Hotel Collection
Collection from your hotel in Phuket. We’ll transfer you to the harbour, on a joined minibus, so there may be others on board. There may be additional stops to collect passengers on the journey to the harbour. The mini bus is air-conditioned with comfortable seating. The drive can take anywhere from 30 – 90 minutes, depending on the location of your hotel.
09:00am Travel from Phuket to Phi Phi Islands
The ferry leaves from Phuket’s southernmost harbour (operated by a 3rd party) around 9:00am. It takes a little over two hours to arrive in Phi Phi, with stunning views along the way. The ferry possesses an open deck at the back, and an air-conditioned lounge inside. There is also a small tuck shop to buy snacks, and there are bathrooms on board. *Tickets can optionally be upgrade to the first class lounge & sundeck, on board- for a fee.
11:00am – 14:00pm Private Longtail Tour
Our team will be ready to meet you on arrival to Phi Phi Islands, and get you settled in on your longtail boat. Take a slow cruise around the iconic Phi Phi Leh island, making up to 5 stops at the most desired locations. This is the ultimate way to see the Phi Phi Islands, you’ll cover all of the famous and most beautiful locations, and having your own boat really is an unforgettable experience.
15:00pm – Travel Back From Phi Phi Islands To Phuket
We’ll provide your ferry tickets to return to Phuket, the last ferry leaves the island usually at 3:00pm, but can sometimes be a little later at 3:30pm depending on the season. The cruise back to Phuket takes, again, a little over two hours, and when you arrive back, your driver will be waiting to bring you back to your hotel.
It can be a long, but, rewarding day and we guarantee there is no other tour as epic as this out there. You’ll undoubtable be leaving with memories to last a lifetime.
Don’t forget, It’s not compulsory to leave! There’s nothing stopping you from checking into a hotel, staying overnight and experiencing the incredible nightlife on Phi Phi! We can even transfer your ferry tickets to the following morning!
Tour Photo Gallery
- Shared mini-bus transfers both ways, between the Phuket harbour and your accommodation.
- Return ferry tickets to travel to and from Phi Phi Island.
- Three hours on your own private Thai longtail boat.
- Bottled drinking water, fresh seasonal fruits, and a chiller box of ice on the boat.
- Delicious Thai Fried Rice for lunch, chicken or veg.
- Sanitised mask and snorkel sets.
- National Park entrance Fee. It costs 400 Baht to enter Maya Bay which can be paid in cash at the beach. It’s optional to stop here and you can still see the beach from the boat if you choose to opt out.
- Not a guided tour.
- Private hotel transfers. To keep costs down we’ll use a shared mini bus for hotel collection.
- Sun block and beach towels.
- Dry clothes to change into after the tour.