Khao Lak Liveaboards
Similan Islands Liveaboards started becoming popular in the 1990s with tours heading to the main Similan Island chain, plus Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock further to the north. As Phuket was more developed, most boats departed from Phuket, but as Khao Lak became more popular, many liveaboards their departure port to Thap Lamu, which is a large sheltered port just south of Khao Lak which is also a fishing port and navy base. Almost all the boats we offer depart from Thap Lamu, but some boats still start from Phuket. If you stay in Khao Lak you are much closer to the departure point, but most of the boats will pick up divers in Phuket also. The trip from the south of Phuket to Khao Lak is about 2 hours by minibus. The boats below all depart from Khao Lak. A few (Bavaria, Dolphin Queen, Explorer) don’t include guest pick up in Phuket. All others do include hotel transfer from/to Phuket or Khao Lak. Please do contact us if you need more information. We can advise you where it’s best to stay based on what trip you choose. We hope to see you here!
Khao Lak Liveaboard Diving Season
The diving season for the Similan Islands is from October 15th to May 15th. During this time you can expect most of the time calm seas with winds from northeast. Now you can dive at the dive sites of Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and the famous Richelieu Rock. The water temperature is about 29 Degrees Celsius or 84 Fahrenheit year round. The visibility at the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock and the Surin Islands is about 15 – 30 meter or 48 – 98 feet.Should you are looking for day trips, overnight or longer liveaboard tours, you can find here the right boat for you.
Khao Lak Liveaboard Pick Up Times
The pick up time from your hotel in Khao Lak or Phuket is for most liveaboards in the afternoon. Pick up from the airport in Phuket is also possible. For shorter liveaboard tours, like the 2 day / 1 night tour or the 3 day / 2 night tour is the pick up time in the morning.
Embark & Disembark
For liveaboard trips with afternoon departures is dinner served on board before the boat is leaving to the Similan Islands. For the early departures you a get a light breakfast at Thap Lamu pier before taking off by speedboat to the liveaboard at the Similan Islands. Most Similan liveaboards departure these days from Thap Lamu, close to Khao Lak. Some liveaboards are leaving from Phuket, offering diving at Hin Daeng, Hin Munag and the Phi Phi Islands before cruising to the Similan Islands. During our green season from June to September we offer shorter trips to the Phi Phi Islands and Racha Islands. After your liveaboard trip you will be returned to your hotel in the afternoon.
If you already know your travel dates, we suggest you make a LIVEABOARD SEARCH
For more info about Similan Islands liveaboards departing from Khao Lak, please send an enquiry, or email to [email protected], or call our mobile number + 66 8 4626 4646. Let us know your travel dates, give us an idea of your budget / what style of liveaboard you prefer and we will look for the Khao Lak liveaboards to suit you! You can pay for liveaboards online by credit card with zero added card fees and if you find a trip you want, but you are not quite ready to pay, we can hold a no-obligation reservation for you with no deposit for a while. Contact us today and see you here in Thailand!
Khao Lak Liveaboards – Find Your Liveaboard
Dive Race E – South Andaman, Similan & Surin Islands Liveaboard
MV DiveRACE Class E is a Thailand steel liveaboard which was launched in April 2015. The boat is running 4 and 5 night trips to the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock. She takes 20 divers in 10 cabins, all with aircon and pri [...]
Prices starting from 10500 / day
Deep Andaman Queen – Similan, Surin & Southern Islands
Cruises to the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock plus Hin Daneg, Hin Muang, Racha Islands and Phi Phi as well as Koh Lipe with the liveaboard "Deep Andaman Queen". This stylish and comfortable liveaboard started operating in [...]
Prices starting from 7900 / day
Sawasdee Fasai – 4 Nights Similan & Surin Islands
Sawasdee Fasai was launched in 2016 running trips through the high season to the Similan islands and Richelieu Rock. This is a very large (37 meter long) liveaboard with plenty of space for relaxation. There is a big aircon indoor saloon area on [...]
Prices starting from 6457 / day
Pawara – 4 Nights Similan & Surin Islands
Enjoy the Similan Islands and Richelieu Rock aboard the liveaboard Pawara. She is a one of a kind, custom built diving vessel that combines the modern amenities of today's living and Thai craftsmanship. Pawara is extremely spacious. With her 35 m [...]
Prices starting from 6007 / day
The Junk – Similan, Surin & Phi Phi Islands
Experience a totally unique Similan Islands liveaboard diving cruise onboard a Chinese sailing Junk. The Junk "SY June Hong Chian Lee" is one of the best known Phuket liveaboards, and carries a maximum of 18 customers to the Similan and Surin Isl [...]
Prices starting from 230 / day
The Phinisi – Best of Thailand & Myanmar (Burma)
A great Thailand and Burma Liveaboard since 2018. The Phinisi (also called Cheng I Sao) is an Indonesia Phinisi style sailing boat, built in 2007. The Phinisi has been operating in Indonesia, the Maldives and Thailand, and now has a full schedule [...]
Prices starting from 295 / day
Bavaria – Similan & Myanmar Diving Tours
Bavaria is a very nice liveaboard launched in late 2016, based in Khao Lak and offering a mixed schedule of 3 or 6 night trips in Thailand and 6 night trips in Myanmar. The boat was designed by her German owner who has many years of experience he [...]
Prices starting from 6900 / day
Peter Pan – Similan, Richelieu & South Andaman
Peter Pan is a very good budget liveaboard for the Similan Islands and South Andaman Islands. Dive tours include diving at the famous Richelieu Rock, Koh Tachai and Koh Bon. She offers a good service for maximum 23 divers.
The dive boat was bui [...]
Prices starting from 6600 / day
Andaman Tritan – Similan & Richelieu Rock
MV Andaman Tritan operates trips in the Similan islands and Richelieu Rock, and is a comfortable and very reasonably priced wooden hulled liveaboard boat launched in October 2002 and totally refurbished in 2014. She is 24.5m long and 5.5m wide. D [...]
Prices starting from 6500 / day
Dolphin Queen – Similan & Surin Island Tours
The Dolphin Queen Khao Lak based liveaboard will suit those wanting a lower price Similan Islands trip. If you're backpacking or on a tight budget, this could be the one for you. Despite being a low price, Dolphin Queen is professionally run with [...]
Prices starting from 4400 / day
South Siam 4 – Similan, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
South Siam 4 runs twice weekly 3 day / 2 night diving trips including Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin islands and also diving at Richelieu Rock. You can also make a longer trip by starting on the right day (ask us for details - see p [...]
Prices starting from 6950 / day
South Siam 3 – 2D/1N Similan Islands & Koh Bon
South Siam 3 runs twice weekly 3 day / 2 night trips to the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin islands and Richelieu Rock. Divers can make a longer trip by starting on the right day (ask us for details - see more information and prices [...]
Prices starting from 6950 / day