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A Magic trip aboard ‘Krabi Sunset Cruises’

A Great Sunset adventure awaits with Krabi Sunset Cruises. Enjoy snorkelling, Thai-style buffet and world-famous cocktails and take in spectacular views of the sun setting on the Andaman. We were lucky enough to experience their product and found it to be absolutely spectacular!

It’s an opportunity to head out for an unbeatable afternoon of pleasure cruising, that’s sure to be etched into your holiday memory for a long time. you won’t soon forget on a lovingly restored Siamese junk that’s more than 100 years old. On this daily Krabi Sunset Cruise you can swim, snorkel, dine, order drinks and enjoy the spectacular scenery the Andaman has to offer.

Contrary to the rainy skies the day before, we boarded the Pla Luang, a traditional Chinese junk ship ready to set sail around some of the most beautiful islands in Krabi, Thailand. When we first heard about Krabi Sunset Cruises, we knew it was something we had to do. Having been to Krabi before, we were looking for a fun day out in sea and the thought of exploring the clear waters of the Andaman aboard a traditional trade vessel was too good to resist.

Getting There

To begin this journey we met near the at Phra-nang Inn Hotel in Ao Nang, at 1.15pm. Then it was a quick stroll on not more than 100 metres to the beach. As the Pla Luang is too big to go close to shore, we journeyed on traditional Thai longtail boats for a very pleasant 20 minutes to finally reach where the Pla Luang was moored.

Krabi Sunset Cruises

The Junk is truly a sight to behold as you come upon it, red sails displaying their plumage in the grandest of fashions. Hoisted high and inviting us into the new afternoon adventure that awaited us. Upon boarding we are well greeted and then given a quick explanation of the operation of the vessel.

We were lucky to a have beautiful day in which to enjoy our cruise. Shining sun and beautiful waters and vistas make for a wonderful time. Of course, it does depend on what season you travel in, contact them for advice on when to best avoid any rain.

On board with Krabi Sunset Cruises, the boat was a complete bar equipped to make us cocktails and serve ice cold beer throughout the journey. However, for us, the best part of the boat was the top deck which was essentially just a flat wide surface which had all the kayaks and paddle board stored. From up there, you had an unobstructed view of the ocean and the islands around us. Equipped with a bathroom and a place to store our bags, this fully restored trade vessel had all the modern day comforts to make sure we had a blast.

Island Hopping around the Andaman

Our island hopping itinerary was going to take us to the five islands around Krabi, Poda, Chicken, Si and Ta Ming. With the promise of spending the entire day snorkeling, swimming, paddle boarding and kayaking, you could see how everyone was excited for the day ahead. As soon as we got to the first island, we were shown two large baskets where we could find snorkeling equipment and fins. Excited to get in the water, we excitedly jumped in with masks and snorkels in hand. While we swam around the nearby rocks, while other passengers were out playing with the paddle boards and kayaks.

This went on the whole day with everyone alternating between swimming, kayaking in the nearby beaches and islands. The Krabi Sunset Cruises  crew were all outstanding at rounding up everyone with Carlotta and Michael happily speaking to every guest, welcoming them onboard. Soon, we all found ourselves jumping from the top deck, doing backflips and silly poses. Those who didn’t want to jump stayed below deck, happily lazing around the comfortable mats as the ocean breeze blew on.

Krabi Sunset Cruises
There is great beauty in the Andaman.

Highlights of the cruise

  • Cruise on a restored junk to Andaman islands where you can swim and snorkel
  • Enjoy a Thai-style buffet and world-famous cocktails
  • Take in spectacular views of the sun setting on the Andaman


  • Buffet lunch
  • Free-flow water
  • Juice
  • Soft drink and fruits
  • Snorkeling equipment and life jackets
  • Western-style bathroom on board
  • A 2-person kayak and 4 stand-up paddle boards for guest use
  • English-speaking experienced guides

What’s Not Included

  • Cocktails, beer, spirits and wine (can be purchased from the bar)

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