Taking a sunset cruise in Krabi can be a great way to experience the natural beauty of the area and witness a beautiful sunset. Here are a few things to consider when planning your sunset cruise:
- Research the different options for sunset cruises. There are several tour operators that offer sunset cruises, such as a longtail boat, speedboat, sailing boats, or even a cruise ship, so choose the one that best suits your needs and interest.
- Check the schedule of the tour and book your trip in advance. This will ensure that you have a spot on the tour and can plan the rest of your itinerary around the tour time.
- Dress appropriately for the weather and the tour. During the day, it can be hot and sunny in Krabi, so bring sunscreen, a hat, and a water bottle. As the evening comes, it can get cool, so bring a light jacket or sweater.
- Arrive at the tour meeting point on time. Most sunset cruises will meet at a specific location and then transport you to the boat.
- During the tour, you will likely see the beautiful landscape of Krabi with the limestone cliffs, and enjoy the scenery while the sun sets. Tour operators usually provide food and drinks (depending on the tour package) so you can enjoy the sunset while having a snack or a drink.
- Keep in mind the tour company’s guideline for the trip and be mindful of the environment.
- After the tour, you may want to consider visiting other nearby attractions, such as the Hat Noppharat Thara – Mu Koh Phi Phi National Park, the Wat Tham Sua (Tiger Cave Temple), or the Krabi Town.
- Remember to take lots of photos and enjoy the experience!
Note that each tour operator will have its own schedule, the exact route and what is included in the tour package, so it’s best to check the details before booking to ensure that it matches your preferences. Additionally, it’s best to check the weather forecast before going on the tour to ensure the best experience.
The cost of taking a sunset cruise in Krabi will depend on a few factors such as the type of cruise, the duration of the trip, and the inclusions of the tour package. Here are a few things to consider when budgeting for your sunset cruise:
- Transportation: If you choose to take a longtail boat or speedboat to the Sunset cruise, the cost for the boat ride will likely be around 1000-3000 THB ($30-90) per person, depending on the tour package and the operator.
- Tour package: Some tour operators may include a dinner, drinks or a private tour, the cost will depend on the tour operator and the package you choose. A typical sunset cruise tour package could cost around 2000-3000 THB ($60-90) per person.
- Food and drinks: The cost of food and drinks will depend on what is included in the tour package. If food and drinks are not included, you can expect to pay around 200-300 THB ($6-9) for food and drinks on board.
- Gratuity: Tipping the crew is customary and should be considered in your budget. Tipping is not mandatory but if you want to tip, usually 100-200 THB ($3-6) per person is a good guideline.
- Keep in mind that these costs are approximate and can vary depending on the location, season, and personal preference. It’s best to check with the tour operators for updated information and to budget accordingly.
It’s important to read the details of the tour package before booking, to ensure that it matches your preferences and that you understand what is included and what is not. Also, make sure to check the weather forecast before going on the tour to ensure the best experience.