What can we see in Phi Phi ?
Apart from the dramatic limestone karst scenery, you can expect to see lots of wildlife and different plants and flowers. Several species of birdseagles, kingfishers, little herons and occasionally hornbills – can be spotted, as well as monkeys, in particular the crab-eating macaque, which inhabits the mangrove forest near the coat.
On the islands, the marine life includes brightly-coloured crabs, many tropical fish, coral, and the occasional giant monitor lizard. Sightings are never guaranteed, of course, but your chances of seeing something are better when you go.
Is there a good time to go?
The sea kayak trips still go out in the rain. Only in the worst of storms or bad sea conditions will the trips be cancelled. In fact, a rainy or misty day often offers the most intriguing views of the landscape and these can be the best times to view wildlife.
Sunny days, while good for your tan, can make for hot paddling. If you think you might suffer from heat exhaustion, try a sunset paddling phi phi tour, which departs in the relative cool of the late afternoon.
How much will it cost me?
Around 800 baht for a half day trip and from 1400-1800 baht for a full day, depending on the destination. All trips,even half days, include lunch, fruit and drinks, a dry bag and a guide. You will need to bring your own sunscreen, mosquito repellent and a hat, if it’s sunny and don’t forget your camera.
Kayaks for rent are usually available directly on the Phi Phi beach. They cost around 150 baht an hour, with deals for half day and full day rental.
Where do i Book?
For a tour, book in your hotel, tour agent, or directly in one of the kayak shops. Kayaks for rent are usually available directly on the phi phi beach.