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Poda, Tup and Chicken Islands: Day Trips and Tours from กระบี่

Experience an unforgettable day trip from Krabi, where you’ll explore the natural beauty of Poda Island, Tup Island and Chicken Island. Enjoy water activities such as snorkeling and swimming, and marvel at Chicken Island’s famous chicken-shaped rock formation.

Day trips to Poda, Tup and Chicken Islands offer stunning turquoise water and white sand beaches, which make for the ideal island-hopping experience. The coral reefs surrounding the islands are strictly protected, as the area is part of the Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park.

You will find below all you need to know about Poda Island, Tup Island and Chicken Island, the most fascinating destination for day trips from Krabi.

How to get to Poda, Tup and Chicken Islands from Krabi?

Poda, Tup and Chicken Islands are all within proximity of one another. It is even possible to walk along a sandbar from Chicken Island to Tup Island when the tide is low enough.

The islands are located just 9 kilometers south of Krabi.

From Krabi to Poda, Tup and Chicken Islands by longtail boat

Traditional longtail boats leave from Ao Nang to Poda, Tup and Chicken Islands fairly regularly. Tickets can be bought from the ticket booth near Ao Nang Beach.

The trip from Ao Nang Beach to Chicken Island by longtail boat takes roughly 30 minutes. It’s a good idea to leave in the morning, as the longtail boat service stops at around 4 PM.

From Krabi to Poda, Tup and Chicken Islands by speedboat

It is very easy to get to Poda, Tup and Chicken Islands via speedboat. Speedboats leave from Krabi’s most popular beaches, but it is easiest to depart from Nopparat Thara Pier in Ao Nang. The journey to Chicken Island from Ao Nang via speedboat takes roughly 15 minutes.

Guided tours to Poda, Tup and Chicken Islands from Krabi

A guided tour is undoubtedly the best way to see all three islands in one day, as your tour guide handles the boat transfers between islands. Most tours last between 5 and 8 hours. You’ll travel to the islands via speedboat or traditional longtail boat.

How much does the entrance ticket to Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park cost?

To enter Poda, Tup and Chicken Islands, you will need to pay the ticket to the Hat Noppharatthara – Mu Koh Phi Phi National Park.

  • Foreign adults: THB400 (US$11)
  • Foreign children: THB200 (US$5.50)
  • Thai citizen adults: THB40 (US$1)
  • Thai citizen children: THB20 (US$0.5)

What is the typical itinerary of a day tour to Poda, Tup and Chicken Islands from Krabi?

Day trips from Krabi to Poda, Tup, and Chicken Islands usually begin at Nopparat Thara Pier in Ao Nang. You are required to make your own way there unless your tour provider offers a pickup service.

From Nopparat Thara Pier, you’ll board a boat that will take you to the islands. The boat ride lasts between 15 and 30 minutes. Most tours make their first stop at Chicken Island, where you’ll see the interesting chicken-shaped rock formation that gives the island its name.

If the tide is low enough, you’ll get to walk along the sandbar that connects Chicken Island and Tup Island. You will have plenty of time to explore and take photos at Tup Island.

On your day trip from Krabi, you’ll also visit Poda Island. This island is famous for its beautiful white sand beaches and crystal clear water. Here you’ll enjoy snorkeling and swimming before you head back to Krabi.

What kinds of tours are available to go to Poda, Tup and Chicken Islands?

Guided tours to Poda, Tup and Chicken Islands from Krabi

Hop aboard a longtail boat or a speedboat and enjoy the short journey from Krabi to the island destinations. You’ll have more than enough time to enjoy each island and get the opportunity to swim or snorkel.

Guided tours are a great way to explore Poda, Tup, and Chicken Islands, as your guide provides information regarding the islands throughout the trip. These tours usually also provide lunch, a snorkeling mask and hotel transfers.

Private tour to Poda, Tup and Chicken Islands from Krabi

Make the most of your time on Poda, Tup and Chicken Islands with a private tour from Krabi. As you and your group will be the only people on the tour, you’ll have more opportunities to engage with your guide.

Private tours can be customized to fit your needs, allowing you to tweak the itinerary and enjoy a comfortable hotel pickup.

Sunset tour to Poda, Tup and Chicken Islands from Krabi

Take in the breathtaking views of a magical Thai sunset with a sunset tour to Poda, Tup and Chicken Islands. Most sunset tours begin in the late afternoon from Nopparat Thara Pier.

You’ll have time to explore the islands before enjoying a gorgeous sunset. Most sunset tours make time for an evening swim or snorkel, where you’ll see luminous plankton glowing in the water. Sunset tours generally include meals and snorkeling equipment

Day tour to Poda, Tup and Chicken Islands plus Phra Nang Cave from Krabi

Many day tours to Poda, Tup, and Chicken Islands also stop at Phra Nang Cave. Local fishermen use Phra Nang Cave as a shrine and leave offerings to ensure safe sea travel. If you are interested in local culture, it’s a good idea to choose a day tour that includes Phra Nang Cave.

How much does a tour to Poda, Tup and Chicken Islands from Krabi cost?

Guided tours to Poda, Tup and Chicken Islands cost US$25 per person by longtail boat and US$30 per person by speedboat. The tour package includes admission to the national park and a local guide.

Private day tours to Poda, Tup and Chicken Islands by longtail boat can cost around US$150 per group of up to 18 persons. Private tours by speedboat cost around US$180 per group of up to 10 persons. These prices do not include admission to the national park, hotel pickup and drop-off, meals and other fees.

Sunset tours to Poda, Tup and Chicken Islands can cost from US$40 per person. The price can reach US$70 per person, which includes admission to the national park and hotel transfers.

Day tours to Poda, Tup and Chicken Islands that also goes to Phra Nang Cave cost around US$55 per person, which includes the national park fee, a tour guide, hotel transfers, meals and snorkeling equipment.

What will you see and do at Poda, Tup and Chicken Islands?

Poda Island

You’ll be amazed at the dreamlike views that Poda Island has to offer. Most day tours make time for snorkeling and swimming on the island, as its pristine beaches and clear waters make for an ideal snorkeling experience.

In addition to water activities, Poda Island also offers incredible rock formations perfect for great photos.

Tup Island

Tup Island is under 50 meters in diameter and you can easily walk around the entire island in 10 minutes. A sandbar connects Tup Island to Chicken Island, and at low tide, you can walk along this sandbar. This interesting feature, alongside Tup’s natural beauty, makes for great photographs.

Chicken Island

Famed for its chicken-shaped rock formation, Chicken Island also offers white sand beaches and clear waters, which are great for snorkeling.

Because all three islands are part of a national park, the coral reefs surrounding them are protected and teeming with sea life.

When is the best time to visit Poda, Tup and Chicken Islands?

Most tourists visit Krabi and its surrounding islands between November and March. This period offers warm and dry weather — ideal for island-hopping and water activities.

When planning a trip, keep in mind that Krabi experiences heavy rainfall from June through to October.

Travel tips

  • Certain tours require you to leave your shoes on the boat, so bring water socks if you want to protect your feet from the islands’ hot sand.
  • Some day trips to Poda, Tup and Chicken Islands may not be suitable for young children or persons with disabilities.
  • Poda, Tup and Chicken Islands provide wonderful photo opportunities, so be sure to have your camera charged.
  • Bring your swimming gear and a change of clothes.