A Boat Trip to Khai Nai and Khai Nok Islands

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Would you like to see some photos of our boat trip to Khai Nai and Khai Nok Islands because if you are in Phuket it might help you see what the trip exactly is about?

A Boat Trip to Khai Nai and Khai Nok Islands

You may want to read my four previous posts about our Phuket trip: Two Nights at the Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach Hotel, Bangkok to Phuket Island Trip with Bangkok Airways, Two Nights at the Novotel Phuket Surin Beach Resort Hotel and Two Nights at the Novotel Phuket Resort Hotel.

A Boat Trip to Khai Nai and Khai Nok Islands

We saw that brochure at the hotel and decided to give it a go. Seeing all these fish and snorkeling in clear water seems like a good experience, so we signed-up for half a day.

A Boat Trip to Khai Nai and Khai Nok Islands

The price on the brochure for half a day is 1,800 THB for adults and 1,260 THB for children between 3 and 11. It's what you pay if you buy at the hotel or travel agencies, but digging a bit, my wife found where to buy tickets for Thais and it was less than half that.

A mini-van picked us up at the hotel at 7:30 a.m. and as usual that was the worst transportation experience of the day with a speeding driver and very low air-conditioning.

We arrived at the pier and got to an assembly point to listen to the guide explaining about the trip.

A Boat Trip to Khai Nai and Khai Nok Islands

This is where the islands are located.

A Boat Trip to Khai Nai and Khai Nok Islands

Then, we got into the boat and put our lifejackets on.

A Boat Trip to Khai Nai and Khai Nok Islands

A Boat Trip to Khai Nai and Khai Nok Islands

We were sitting in a big speed-boat and the trip to the first island, Khai Nai Island, took 20 minutes.

A Boat Trip to Khai Nai and Khai Nok Islands

Snorkeling equipment was included in the price of the trip.

A Boat Trip to Khai Nai and Khai Nok Islands

A warning on the boat that losing the equipment will cost you 1,500 THB.

A Boat Trip to Khai Nai and Khai Nok Islands

Mid-way to the island.

A Boat Trip to Khai Nai and Khai Nok Islands

We were given one hour free time on the island.

A Boat Trip to Khai Nai and Khai Nok Islands

This is a very small island.

A Boat Trip to Khai Nai and Khai Nok Islands

We got ourselves a mango smoothie for 200 THB, the most expensive I've ever bought.

A Boat Trip to Khai Nai and Khai Nok Islands

I like to take photos of the rules and you can see that the fine is very expensive.

Using a toilet is 20 THB, a beach chair is 100 THB.

A Boat Trip to Khai Nai and Khai Nok Islands

Specific areas for smoking.

A Boat Trip to Khai Nai and Khai Nok Islands

I didn't expect to see that many speed-boats and people on this small island and I honestly didn't like how crowded it was.

A Boat Trip to Khai Nai and Khai Nok Islands

You could walk a bit further, but still find people.

A Boat Trip to Khai Nai and Khai Nok Islands

A Boat Trip to Khai Nai and Khai Nok Islands

Time for snorkeling now.

A Boat Trip to Khai Nai and Khai Nok Islands

Photo souvenir sold at 200 THB.

A Boat Trip to Khai Nai and Khai Nok Islands

This could be so much beautiful without all these activities.

A Boat Trip to Khai Nai and Khai Nok Islands

A Boat Trip to Khai Nai and Khai Nok Islands

Then, we left the island to go further at sea and join other speed-boats for a snorkeling session of 30 minutes.

A Boat Trip to Khai Nai and Khai Nok Islands

Here too, so many people!

A Boat Trip to Khai Nai and Khai Nok Islands

My wife and daughter went on a dive, but I stayed on board.

A Boat Trip to Khai Nai and Khai Nok Islands

Here is where everybody is snorkeling. It looks like a scene of the Titanic!

A Boat Trip to Khai Nai and Khai Nok Islands

A Boat Trip to Khai Nai and Khai Nok Islands

A Boat Trip to Khai Nai and Khai Nok Islands

A Boat Trip to Khai Nai and Khai Nok Islands

My wife said that all they saw is other people's feet, no fish.

Then, we went to the second island, Khai Nok Island.

A Boat Trip to Khai Nai and Khai Nok Islands

In terms of the number of people and speed-boats there it was even worse.

A Boat Trip to Khai Nai and Khai Nok Islands

A Boat Trip to Khai Nai and Khai Nok Islands

A Boat Trip to Khai Nai and Khai Nok Islands

A Boat Trip to Khai Nai and Khai Nok Islands

A Boat Trip to Khai Nai and Khai Nok Islands

A Boat Trip to Khai Nai and Khai Nok Islands

A Boat Trip to Khai Nai and Khai Nok Islands

A Boat Trip to Khai Nai and Khai Nok Islands

One of the guy in the crew preparing fruits for us.

A Boat Trip to Khai Nai and Khai Nok Islands

We still could make nice shots.

A Boat Trip to Khai Nai and Khai Nok Islands

A Boat Trip to Khai Nai and Khai Nok Islands

A Boat Trip to Khai Nai and Khai Nok Islands

You can rent jet skis if you like this kind of activity.

A Boat Trip to Khai Nai and Khai Nok Islands

A Boat Trip to Khai Nai and Khai Nok Islands

We arrived at the pier in Phuket at noon and got another hour in a mini-van where the driver was driving slowly this time, but still managed to go through a couple of red lights.

What I liked on this trip is the crew and the guide on the boat who were very friendly, and we had a good time with them.

What I didn't like is how crowded the islands were, finding everything over-priced and jet skis. All these activities are already available on Patong beach and elsewhere in Phuket, so why having them on an isolated island?

We haven't seen that many fish, not like what the brochure suggests anyway, simply because there are too many people scaring them away.

If you want to do snorkeling and see the fish, I think that doing it on Surin beach or another quiet beach would be better and this would save you the cost of the trip, unless if you like meeting hundreds of people on a small island, of course.

I can tell you that after the trip we all were very tired.

I hope that you enjoyed all the photos and that my post will help you to decide if you'd like to do the same trip or not because I showed you here all you will see.

All photos are mine and taken with my Samsung phone.

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Hey Michel,

Thanks for showing all your photos of your boat trip to Khai Nai and Khai Nok Islands. The sea was beautiful.

The beaches did look crowded, especially with all the speed boats. I did like the wooden boat.

So sorry you all didn't get to see any fish. I'll pass on these two islands if I ever get over there... so thanks for the heads up. I also smiled at your accounts of the mini-van rides. Sounds like they're just like the ones here in Jamaica. ;)

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Thank you @angelacs for reading the post and your kind comments.

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Thank you for commenting.

Thanks for sharing, Michel!

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My pleasure.

I think I enjoyed that trip withfriend @gmichelbkk, thanks for sharing.
supernatural experiences was great ... when are they coming back?

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Thank you @ismaelugas for commenting, I am glad you like the post. If you are talking of the swc, nothing planned yet.

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ok, we'll be waiting, we have a lot to tell.

This is awesome..... This is a detailed travel post

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Thank you for your kind comment.

Should go somewhere less crowded so you can see fish when snorkeling ~

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Exactly! Thank you for commenting.

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Thank you very much.

awesome place bro. Enjoy the trip.

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Thank you.

just gorgeous island,,thanks

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Thank you for your comment!

Great post @gmichelbkk! I like the pictures too

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Thank you very much @emdesan for commenting.

great travelling photos

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I appreciate your comment.

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Thanks.

What happiness! It makes you want to swim.
Here in France the water is still too cold! haha
Nice family excursion.

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Thank you very much for your kind comment @archeothot.