A Private Boat Charter & Transfer Company
Located in the Heart of Phang Nga Bay,
close to Phuket, Krabi and Koh Yao islands, Thailand

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Discover pristine, secluded beaches and islands with us.

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An Pao Ocean Safari
Based on 34 reviews
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07:44 18 Apr 24
We were looking for a private boat tour taking in some of the beautiful beaches and caves around Koh Yao Noi avoiding the crowds. An Pao Ocean Safari delivered everything we were looking for. Fabulous boat and great crew. David was super easy to deal with, very responsive. Highly recommended.
05:46 02 Apr 24
I have to balance the other opinions because the advice given by the nice lady who rented the kayaks to us was not very reliable. She told us that we could put our phones in the supposedly waterproof mesh box at the front of the kayak. By “luck” it was the banana and the wallets which took on the water and not the telephones which were above! She then told us that going to and from Kudu island was no problem and did not alert us at all to the counter current on the way back caused by the receding tide..! An ordeal to return, we thought we would stay there 😨Response after return from the agency: the box and the net were dry at the beginning but no longer after 40 minutes of kayaking! The tides and their effect are predictable for you who live on the island. An apology would have been welcome rather than putting forward dubious arguments to blame your customers.
Matt HansenMatt Hansen
03:27 27 Feb 24
Lu YuLu Yu
05:05 15 Dec 23
We booked 2 private transfers and 2 private excursions with David, this is by the the best experience we have had over 3 trips in Thailand! David and the team are extremely friendly and accommodating, boats are in very good condition, and we were able to visit some hidden gems around Yao Noi without any tourist. We highly recommend An Pao Ocean Safari and are already thinking of coming back next year.
Ariana BoitsonAriana Boitson
11:44 06 Oct 23
Highly recommended private boat rental company in Phuket. Our trip to the Phi Phi island with Captain Hod was one of the best experiences in Phuket. He demonstrated exceptional driving skills and also introduced us to hidden gems around the island. I really appreciate the team and wish them all the best.
R jarn Lobster farmR jarn Lobster farm
12:49 11 Sep 23
Justin BridglandJustin Bridgland
06:15 25 May 23
Great day out with polite and knowledgeable team. They helped us avoid the busiest beaches and took us to more quiet areas. Helped me too when I cut my foot on a shell.
Talia CohenTalia Cohen
07:18 15 May 23
We had two magical days with the An Pao Ocean Safari team and loved every minute!We are staying at Yao Noi island and took one day trip to Phi Phi island and one day trip to Koh Hong and the nearby islands. It’s a paradise!!!We snorkeled in multiple location in a perfect water temperature and walked on the islands.The entire crew was super nice and very professional and we loved the speed boat as well.
Becky WhiteBecky White
11:58 01 May 23
We went on an amazing boat trip hosted by Rachelle and the lovely crew. Rachelle is a very talented and perceptive host who works out what kind of trip you'd like and makes it happen! If you want a lively time with friends she brings that energy, but is also very knowledgeable and personable if you'd prefer a more quiet and reflective experience.We saw some beautiful islands, lots of swimming, a nice little hike, complimentary fruit and water, and lots of music and laughs!
Abi ClelandAbi Cleland
06:37 29 Apr 23
We went on the local island half day speedboat trip on Ocean Safari. They picked us up from Six Senses and we had an amazing day. The local knowledge of the crew enabled us to visit amazing islands without the crowds. We even visited a few extra islands which was great. Captain, crew and boat excellent - local environment amazing (of course).
Kamila DittaKamila Ditta
05:12 26 Mar 23
Wonderful tour, and crew. The boat was in like-new condition, and spotless. Great value for the money! The main tour guide is from the Island and showed us all the hidden gems (very secluded areas with less tourists). Highly recommend and will be coming back!
Grace ParkerGrace Parker
07:29 13 Mar 23
My partner and I kayaked for 6 hours total. It was an incredible experience, and the scenery around the top was fantastic. David gave us some great recommendations of places to go and caves to visit. Price was reasonable, super friendly and have already recommended to a couple of other friends and people travelling.
08:16 27 Feb 23
Taking a boat trip with this company should be a must-do when visiting Koh Yao Noi. The price of a private tour is definitely worth it!! We paid more for 2 people for tours with 30 other people... Here we were just the two of us, the guide and the captain.We did the Hong Island tour and it was amazing! We managed to beat the crowds for the highlight of the tour (Hong Island) and then everything was customized for our needs. The only schedule you have to follow is the one you want!The crew was also very friendly and will do their everything to make the trip the best for you.
Stepan FialaStepan Fiala
13:36 20 Feb 23
It was wonderful trip. Captain and the steersman was very nice and kind. They took us on most beautiful places. Around the chicken islands. And we realy enjoyed the trip and the places we visited.
Daniel SuetterlinDaniel Suetterlin
10:33 18 Jan 23
We rented 2 kayaks on Koh Yao noi at the An Pao beach. An unforgettable 6 hour adventure. We went to the north peak of the island, checked out the biggest tree after Kian bay, crossed the water to kudu island and from there to Ko Roi island. Super landscape, caves, small beaches for just us alone. A really blessed part of this world.
Daniel AntolinDaniel Antolin
09:25 12 Jan 23
On our visits to Koh Yao Noi and went on a private trip to James Home Island and surroundings with An Pao Ocean Safari and I can’t say anything other than perfect! David and the crew where absolutely great and accommodating to all our needs (traveling with two toddlers). Also we combined a private transfer from Koh Yao Noi to Railay Beach with visiting Pak Pia Beach, Lao Landing and Hong Island and what normally would have been a “transfer day” turned out to be one of the best days of our trip! Thank you David and the An Pao Ocean Safari crew!
Graham WhitesideGraham Whiteside
08:53 25 Sep 22
We did the Hong Island Tour - it was amazing. The boat was great - very clean and well equipped. The crew were very friendly and helpful. The islands visited in the tour were lovely - very picturesque. We had plenty time for swimming and snorkelling at each stop.Thoroughly recommended
Kyron BoneKyron Bone
03:52 11 Aug 22
Amazing experience! I booked the Phi Phi island package and couldn't be happier. The guides are English and thai speaking which was great, the boat was super nice and they even picked me up from the pier near where I was staying on Koh Yao Noi. The trip itself was magical, there are islands everywhere and it is very picturesque. We did snorkelling, went to some cool photo places, stopped at Phi Phi for lunch, had a look around the island at our leisure then meandered back to Koh Yao Noi where I was staying. It was a wonderful day that fully met my expectations. On a side note; I did a lot of research before I settled on An Pao Ocean Safari as my choice for private charter... I found the big resorts also offer very similar packages but for at least 10,000 to 15,000 baht more than what An Pao Ocean Safari charges. Best bet is to book straight with the boat operator rather than through the resort as they put a huge amount on top. When I was talking to the owner David he was telling me that 6 Senses (super expensive resort) has their own pier and he often collects guests from there who book direct with him. Handy to know if you're looking to save a few $. Also another way to save some money is to book on their An Pao Ocean Safari Facebook page and use discount code: CAPTAINDAVID-5% to get a 5% discount on all packages.Anyhow, I hope this helps anyone looking for a private boat charter on Koh Yao Noi and Phang Nga Bay.
Kent StanderKent Stander
09:00 10 Aug 22
We had an amazing day trip with An Pao Ocean Safari. David’s boat was really cool, and allowed us to go to some unbelievable places. We checked out some famous spots, sure, but also some lesser known ones with few people. Overall, my wife and I had an A+ time and would highly recommend them.
Bart OdinkBart Odink
08:29 10 Aug 22
We enjoyed our first island hoping excursion with David and Anuch so much that we decided to go on a second one during our stay on Ko Yao Noi. David and Anuch are very friendly, knowledgeable about the islands and made us feel at home. Would absolutely recommend.
Yvonne SiaYvonne Sia
08:27 10 Aug 22
A must do on Koh Yao Noi! David and Anuch were such warm and excellent guides. You will be introduced many beautiful islands and hidden coasts within a single trip!

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Package 1
Phi Phi Island

Phi Phi Le snorkeling and beach landing, Phi Phi Le Lagoon sight seeing, snorkeling Maya Bay (From the movie “The Beach”), Phi Phi Don Island Lunch Stopover (Optional) Read More

Package 2
Hong Island Tour

Hong Island Beach, Hong Island Lagoon, Pak Bia Island, Lao Lading Island. See photo gallery for destination photos. Activities: Sight-seeing / Swimming / Snorkeling / beaches. Read More

Package 3
Koh Poda Snorkeling

 Poda Island beach landing, Chicken Island snorkeling, Red Island snorkeling. Railay Beach Lunch Stopover (Optional) See photo gallery for location photos. Read More

An Pao Ocean Safari is a privately owned eco – friendly boat touring company that seeks to introduce the unique beauty and incredible sites of the 101 world class islands of Phang Nga Bay, Krabi and Phuket to our special guests.
Our primary focus is on the pristine Beaches, Caves and Coves of this remarkable area between Phuket to Krabi in the Phang Nga Bay Area. We use professional crew and comfortable speedboats to explore our paradise with our guests offering insightful and educational tours while offering quality service.

An Pao Ocean Safari

Address: 52/18 An Pao Village 7, Koh Yao Noi, Phang-nga 82160, Thailand
Phone: +66 99 401 0044

Our Hours

Monday – Friday: 7am – 8pm

Saturday: 8am – 7pm

A real encounter with nature, breathtaking views and surprising experience.

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