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Attractions Details

📌 Address

633 Moo 2 Railay East Railay, ตำบล อ่าวนาง อำเภอเมืองกระบี่ กระบี่ 81000, Thailand

Opening Hours

11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

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"Make sure to bring a waterproof bag and some snacks – while food is usually available for purchase, bringing your own helps you beat the queues and prices on the islands. Also, don't miss the last stop at Poda Island around late afternoon; that's when the crowds thin out and you get the most stunning photographs with the sun setting behind the limestone cliffs."

What is Four Island Tour?

The Four Island Tour is a famous excursion in Krabi that promises visitors an unforgettable adventure among some of the most picturesque islands in the Andaman Sea.

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This popular boat trip takes guests around the four islands closest to the Ao Nang coast—Phra Nang Cave Island, Poda Island, Chicken Island, and Tup Island. Each island offers its unique blend of crystal-clear waters, white sandy beaches, and vibrant marine life, making the tour a quintessential experience for anyone visiting Krabi. As someone who has spent countless hours exploring these islands, I can tell you that there's a special kind of magic in each stop that makes this tour nothing short of spectacular.

History of Four Island Tour

The origins of the Four Island Tour are steeped in the growth of Krabi as a tourist destination. As travelers began to flock to the area, captivated by its natural beauty, the local boatmen saw an opportunity to share the magnificent sights of the nearby islands. For as long as I can remember, the Four Island Tour has been a staple for local operators. The islands themselves, with histories dating back to ancient maritime trade routes and local folklore, hold countless stories that have been passed down for generations.

I've heard tales of sea gypsies and fishermen who once made these waters their home and the hidden caverns and shrines that mark the islands' past. Over the years, the tour has become more organized and commercial, but the essence of discovery and the pristine beauty of these islands remain much the same as they were centuries ago.

Why is Four Island Tour Important?

The Four Island Tour holds significance for several reasons. Firstly, it introduces the rich marine biodiversity of the Andaman Sea to the world, showcasing coral reefs teeming with life and waters that support a wide array of fish species. For locals, the tour is a critical component of the region's economy, supporting many families and businesses.

But beyond economics and tourism, the tour embodies the spirit of Krabi’s natural heritage and offers a tangible connection to the age-old seafaring culture of Southern Thailand. It's important as an ambassador of Thailand's stunning natural resources, encouraging environmental awareness and conservation efforts among both locals and visitors. As we sail from island to island, it’s not just a tour; it's an immersive education on the delicate balance of ecosystems we're privileged to witness.

Things to Do & See at Four Island Tour

Embarking on the Four Island Tour, you'll have the opportunity to engage in a variety of activities. Snorkeling in the clear waters is a must-do, where you can spot parrotfish, clownfish, and perhaps even a blacktip reef shark if you're lucky.

On Phra Nang Cave Beach, you can marvel at the iconic limestone cliffs and explore the Princess Cave (Tham Phra Nang), filled with offerings to the spirit of the drowned princess (Phra Nang) which the cave is named after—a fascinating glimpse into local folklore that I've always found intriguing.

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Visiting Poda Island, you're greeted with perfect postcard views and an ideal spot for a picnic or sunbathing on the soft white sand. Chicken Island, known for its peculiar rock formation that resembles a chicken's head and neck, offers a natural snorkeling paradise with its abundant marine life and coral reefs.

And then there's the phenomenon of Tup Island's sandbar, visible during low tide, that allows you to walk between islands. Every time I escort guests across the sandbar, I see the same look of wonder on their faces—it truly is a unique spectacle. Furthermore, you can also kayak, take memorable photos, and simply relax in the tropical embrace of this corner of paradise. The Four Island Tour is not just about sightseeing—it's about engaging with the environment and creating a lasting bond with the sea's beauty and serenity.

Frequently asked questions

What is the Four Island Tour in Krabi?

The Four Island Tour is a popular excursion in Krabi, Thailand, which takes visitors to four of the region's most beautiful islands for activities like snorkeling, swimming, and sunbathing.

Which islands are visited on the Four Island Tour?

The Four Island Tour typically includes visits to Phra Nang Cave Beach, Poda Island, Chicken Island, and Tup Island. However, the itinerary can vary depending on the tour operator.

How long does the Four Island Tour last?

The Four Island Tour usually lasts for a full day, starting in the morning and ending in the late afternoon, giving tourists ample time to explore and enjoy each island.

What should I bring on the Four Island Tour?

You should bring sunscreen, a hat, a beach towel, swimwear, a camera, and some cash for any additional expenses like food or souvenirs. It's also recommended to bring snorkeling gear if you have it.

Are there any entry fees for the islands on the Four Island Tour?

Some of the islands may require a national park entry fee. It's best to check with your tour operator whether these fees are included in the tour price or if they need to be paid separately.

Attractions Details

📌 Address

633 Moo 2 Railay East Railay, ตำบล อ่าวนาง อำเภอเมืองกระบี่ กระบี่ 81000, Thailand

Opening Hours

11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

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