The Four Islands that make up the 4 Island tour are:
Koh Gai – Translates to Chicken Island, named because, believe it or not, it is shaped like a chicken, from the right angle, it really does!
Koh Tup – Koh Tup is only a few hundred meters from Koh Gai and, along with Koh Mawr, is linked to Chicken Island by a sand bar that is above the surfaces at low tide. This sandbar is known in Thai as the Talay Whak.
Koh Mawr – The third in the group, its a small rocky Island with cliffs jutting out of the sea and lush legatation on top..
Koh Poda – This is another large Island with a coconut plantation at the center. The boats all park at one end of a long beach where you can find toilets and some kiosks selling snacks, mostly thai food like bbq’d chicken and SomTam (papaya salad) and fruit and drinks and icecreams. This part of the beach can get quite busy, but you can walk for about 20 minutes down the beach, its really well worth the walk and you will almost certainly find sections of completely empty beach.
This is the local way to travel, noisy and a little bumpy but so atmospheric (and of course a great photo opportunity.) The distance between Aonang and the 4 Islands is only about 15 minutes. Lunch, and snorkelling equipment is included in the price. There are different sized longtail boats (25 to 50 seat) but normally 25 passenger boats are used.
There is nothing like the thrill of a speedboat to add a little adrenalin and glamour to this tour. Lunch and all snorkeling equipment is also included in the speedboat Krabi 4 Island Tour option. There are many different sizes of speedboats. The operators will use the boat that is large enough for their passengers without having too many empty seats. The boat sizes range from 12 to 50 seat. (Please note that operators will not accept Pregnant ladies onto the speedboat trips as it is sometimes bumpy and, although its unlikely, this could cause a problem.)
Longtail Boat Rental
There is also the option to rent your own boat for a full or half day. For groups larger than 4 people this is actually a very economical way to get to the Krabi 4 Islands and gives you the freedom to set your own start and end times and also means much less waiting time for people to get on and off the boat. If you are interested in a custom 4 Island tour, then please let us know how many people and lunch preferences, for private boat trips to Krabi 4 Islands, we can organise a packed lunch for you with an option for Vegetarian and Halal available on request. It is a great thing to do in a small group as there is plenty of space in the boat to relax, get great photos, and either sun bath at the front of the boat or relax in the cool wind and spray under the sun shade. When you arrive at the Islands you can literally jump off the side of the boat into the shallow water on the beach.