How to get on a Similan liveaboard from Krabi
We occasionally get asked if there are any liveaboard boats going from Krabi or Ao Nang beach to the Similan Islands. The answer is no, it’s a very long way from Krabi to the Similans by boat. However if you are staying in a Krabi resort we can arrange transfers for you so that you can join a Similan Islands liveaboard in either Phuket or Thap Lamu (Khao Lak).
The expensive way to transfer is by private car to Phuket or Thap Lamu pier. The cheaper route is by ferry from Krabi to Rassada pier in Phuket. From there we will pick you up and either transfer you directly to the boat or take you to our office to away pick up from the dive boat operator.
Most liveaboards to the Similan Islands depart in the evening. So if you take the morning (9.00 am) ferry from Krabi you’ll be in Phuket by lunch time after a nice scenic ferry ride past the Phi Phi islands. That’ll give you a few hours to relax and look around Phuket before joining your liveaboard boat.
So, don’t let the fact that you are in Krabi prevent you from diving the Similans.