What’s the first thing you picture after reading the words “boat tour”? Maybe a ferry chugging across a small lake? Or a pontoon boat floating down a river? Well, you need to shake things up a bit with a boat tour in Krabi, Thailand. Thailand puts a whole different spin on a boat tour, and that spin actually makes it more of a sailing adventure. There’s an ancient Chinese junk boat, island hopping all day long, and bioluminescent plankton. By now, a Krabi sailing tour has probably made it onto your bucket list, so here’s what you need to know.
What can you expect on a Krabi Sailing Tour?
It’s not “just a boat tour”. But why not? Well, first off, you’re in Thailand. The crystal clear Andaman Sea is yours to explore along with all of the other breathtaking scenery. With all of the amazing sights to take in, you might be worried that the tour will fly by. But you won’t be rushed around to all of the sights in an hour or two. You’re on vacay, so you’ll cruise around the islands for an entire afternoon and evening. Seven sweet hours of nonstop adventure.
It’s on an Ancient Chinese Junk boat. Don’t worry, it’s not a fancy name for a garbage barge. It’s basically an old sailing boat that looks like it’s straight out of Pirates of the Caribbean. Typically used to transport trades and other goods, the Junk boat at Krabi Sunset Cruises has since retired to sail you and other adventure seekers around Railay.
The Junk is pretty cool, but you don’t have to stay on it for the entire Krabi sailing tour. There are three stops along the way where you have a chance to get in the water. There are full face and regular snorkel gear you can grab, even goggles with prescription lenses, so you can see the beauty above and below the sea. You also have a chance to see the bioluminescent plankton when you stop at Railay West Beach and Ao Nang.
Other activities while on the tour?
If you don’t want to want to swim or snorkel there are tons of other things to do at each stop! How about grabbing a tandem sea kayak to explore the islands with a friend? Or enjoying the views from a stand up paddle board? For those who don’t want to paddle at all, there are inner tubes for you to float on while enjoying the sea and sunshine.
Finally, what kind of “boat tour” ends with the picturesque sunset over the Andaman sea? None, but a Krabi sailing tour does! You’ll probably feel like you’re in a movie as the sun fills the sky with burning shades of red and orange.
It’s safe to say that these reasons make you want to get on a plane right now. You’ll enjoy some of the top sights Krabi, Thailand has to offer on an ancient Chinese Junk boat engrained with hundreds of years of history. Sailing around for seven hours makes this trip feel like a true vacation instead of rushed tourist experience. The freedom of exploring the waters at each stop is the cherry on top. So, dreaming about a Krabi sailing tour? Get in touch with Krabi Sunset Cruises and we’ll hook you up with a tour of a lifetime!