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snorkelling gearSnorkeling & Diving

Dive shops provide mask, snorkel and fins for hire at around 150 Baht a set per day. You will probably have to pay a deposit of around 500 Baht.

They'll also offer you dive trips
to, and education about, some of the most spectacular destinations in Southern Thailand.

mountain bikeMountain Biking

Mountain bikes cost around 80 Baht per day to hire and can be found around Ao Nang. The terrain is spectacular and this is a great, and healthy, way to take in the most spectacular scenery.

Fishing

fishingLine fishing with bait and soft drinks supplied costs 1,000 Baht for each boat. The trips are around 2 1/2 hours long and depart at 6am and 4.30pm.

There is a Maximum of two
people per boat.  They claim they will refund your money if you don't catch anything!  Well, you can try. You can book this trip at any number of tour counters.

Sea Canoeing

seacanoecave.jpg (6171 bytes)The highlight of any seacanoe trip is a visit to the hongs. A Hong (in Thai the word means room) is a lagoon enclosed within an island, accessible only by canoe through hidden tidal caves and passageways.

It gives you a real feeling
of getting back to nature: hard to describe until experienced!


Some of the cave entrances
are so tight that you literally have to lay back in your canoe as your experienced canoe guide takes you through these caves into a magical wonderland beyond the tidal sea tunnel.

Phra Nang & Railay Beaches

SnorkellingPhra Nang and Railay Beaches are located on a peninsular which juts out from the mainland. They are accessible by longtail boat from Ao Nang Beach located about 20 kms west of the provincial capital of Krabi.

The entire area is covered with
towering cliffs of limestone and dense unspoiled jungle which conceals fantastic caves full of stalactites and stalagmites.

The white beaches melt
into an aquamarine sea as the sun beats down. Palm fronds billow and jungle foliage provides shade as you gaze out over an azure blue sea.

You can sunbath, snorkel
or beachcomb/explore this fantastic geographical area.

Rock Climbing

ropesIn and around Krabi, there are many climbing schools offering instruction for beginners and sports equipment for the more experienced climbers amongst you. Krabi, Southern Thailand is the new Mecca for climbers across the South East Asian  Region.





Longtail Boat Trips from Ao Nang

Longtail boat rides to Railay and Phra Nang headlands cost 40 Baht per person each way.

Travel shops in Ao Nang
sell island tour tickets which pool strangers into the one boat. This has brought two daytrips within reach of most pockets. The 4 island tour, including Phra Nang & Poda Island, is 200 Baht per person, and the 5 island Kho Hong group is 250 Baht per person.

The price usually includes snorkel, mask, lunch of fried rice, water and fruit. Each boat leaves around 9am and returns about 4pm. Booking is available at most bungalows and at travel counters. The Kho Poda group of islands is recommended with a stay at Kho Kai, to relax, snorkel and sunbathe. At low tide on Kho Kai a powdery white land bridge forms linking three islands.

Other Tours on Offer:

Phi Phi Island Daytrip

The Ao Nang Princess leaves Ao Nang at 9am daily and returns at 5pm. A roundtrip ticket costs 670 Baht including a simple lunch, touring the Viking Cave and snorkeling in Maya Bay.

Tour counters will also offer trips:


...on the Krabi River for 190 Baht.
...to the Khlong Thom hot spa & forest hiking for around 500 Baht.
...to the Phang Nga cave temple.
...to Ao Luk to see the waterfall & caves for around 500 Baht

These are guideline prices, which may
vary slightly between travel agents.


Had Ton Son Beach


Cross the river at Had Nopparat Thara
by boat, it costs 10 Baht, to reach four simple bungalow resorts along peaceful Ton Son (Pine Tree) beach. The long sandy strip is virtually deserted, its gradient shallow and there are few, if any, longtail boats to disturb the calm.