Private Boat Trip
From Phuket to Phi Phi Islands
Phuket to Phi Phi Islands
Private boat benefits:
Speed: 50 km/h
Choose when and where to go
Discover mind-blowing locations on and in the water.
Locations with low touristic density
Diving and snorkelling right off and around the boat
Create epic video footage that shows you on places everyone wants to go at least once in a life-time.
Phi Phi Islands
The Phi Phi Islands are a group of six islands in the Andaman Sea in the south-west of Thailand and 40 Km south-east of Phuket. The Phi Phi Islands belong to the “Hat Nop-Parat Thara-Ko Phi Phi National Park” with a size of 38,800 ha including coral reefs, caves, cliffs and sand beaches.
Two of the six Phi Phi islands are the famous Phi Phi Don (8 x 3,5km) and Phi Phi Leh (3 x 1 km), and lie in the west of the Strait of Malacca within the province of Krabi. The Phi Phi islands group also includes “Bida Nok”, “Bida Noi”, and “Bamboo Island” (Ko Mai Phai).
Phi Phi Don was settled only in the 1940s by fishermen, and became a coconut plantation. 2,000 – 3,000 people lived there in 2013. But archaeologists have discovered prehistoric evidence, that the Phi Phi Islands are the home of one of the oldest communities in Thailand.
Maya bay on Ko Phi Phi Leh was the main stage for the movie “The Beach” (2000) with Leonardo Di Caprio directed Danny Boyle and based on the novel written by Alex Garland in 1996, which lead to a significant increase in tourism all over the Phi Phi Islands.
Furthermore, there is the “Viking Cave” on Phi Phi Leh, where you can find an edible bird’s nest yielding industry.
During the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004 all of the Phi Phi Islands’ infrastructure has been destroyed, and not yet finally re-established. Haunted by the tropical monsoon winds, there are two seasons on the Phi Phi islands: The rain-season (May till December) and the hot season (January till April); with wettest month being July and the driest February.
You cannot find any hotels or other types of housing on the Phi Phi Lee. The only chance to stay there overnight is to take part in a guided tour to Maya Bay, that organizes the camping tent) . Also, there is only a small hospital on Phi Phi Don for emergencies, to prepare the evacuation to a larger hospital on Phuket. You can find it between the Phi Phi Cabana Hotel and the Ton Sai Towers (5–7 minute walk from the Ao Tonsai Pier).
All roads are gravel roads and for pedestrians only. The use of motor vehicles is only permitted to emergency services. Even bicycling has been banned.
The closest airports are The Krabi International Airport (KBV) (-40km), and the Phuket International Airport (HKT) (-70km), and the national airport in Trang (TST) (-100km).
There is a big variety of ferries and speedboats, trips and tours from Phuket, Ko Lanta and Krabi Town to the Phi Phi Islands.