Ko Lanta Private Longtail Boat Tours

Skip the crowded speedboats and explore the islands on a day trip from Koh Lanta at your own pace. Simply Life Tours is one of Koh Lanta’s original tour and travel agents. We are a small family owned company specializing in custom private tours by traditional Thai longtail boat. For 20+ years we have been taking visitors to Koh Lanta on their dream private longtail tour. Our experienced English-speaking staff are available to answer any and all of your travel-related questions!

Complimentary transfer is provided from your hotel anywhere on Ko Lanta to your embarking location, either from Lanta Old Town or Kantiang Bay. On arrival, our friendly staff will greet you and escort you to our traditional Thai longtail boat which comfortably seats 10 passengers, all under a shaded canopy. Day trips leave at 8:30am and return to your hotel at approximately 5:00pm, depending on your chosen destination.

Talabang & Ko Bubu

Talabang & Ko Bubu

Explore the huge sea cave within Talabeng, dine at a remote beach where the monkeys are your hosts and discover uninhabited islands lying between Ko Bubu and Talabeng. Pick an island… let’s go exploring!

Visit Ko Bubu & Talabeng
Four Islands Tour

Four Islands Tour

Take a private longtail trip on the famous 4 islands tour and visit the majestic emerald cave, snorkel with reef fish with towering limestone cliffs above you, before relaxing on Ko Ngai for lunch, beach walks and swimming in the shallow lagoon.

Private Four Islands Tour
Ko Rok

Ko Rok

Ko Rok is the ideal, pristine tropical desert island for snorkeling and basking in the sun. With the abundant marine life greeting you in shallow waters and it’s long stretches of white sand beaches, Ko Rok is the destination dreams are made of.

Visit Ko Rok
Ko Kradan

Ko Kradan

Quieter than many other islands in the area Ko Kradan offers stunning deserted beaches, aquamarine water and great snorkeling in an unforgettable tropical paradise setting with views over to the limestone karst islands of Trang.

Visit Ko Kradan

Recent reviews

Our boat crew work very hard all day to make sure you have the best experience on your private longtail trip.
But don’t listen to us, listen to our customers! Here’s some recent reviews from Trip Advisor.

  • star rating  Wow, what a trip!! We had a total blast having our own long-tail boat with a captain and first mate! They took us to incredible beaches and snorkeling... read more

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    December 7, 2023

    star rating  This was one of my best experiences in my life! The two guys were so nice, genuine and friendly. They made everything perfect for our kids (3 and 5) and... read more

    April 18, 2023

    star rating  This was one of my best experiences in my life! The two guys were so nice, genuine and friendly. They made everything perfect for our kids (3 and 5) and... read more

    avatar thumb Susanne A
    April 18, 2023
  • star rating  Amazing Ko Rok excursion on traditional long tail boat - Our day exploring Ko Rok with Lek was one of the highlights of our honeymoon. He was incredibly friendly and kind. He had a beautiful long tail boat that he... read more

    Maddy K
    April 9, 2023

    star rating  Fantastic day - Had a fantastic time with Simply Life. They went above and beyond to make our day on the boat exactly what we wanted. Highly recommend!

    March 6, 2023

    star rating  Super nice guys and a lovely long tail boat trip to Koh Roc for snorkeling. - Super nice and friendly guys, all 3 of them who were on the boat.
    They took us to Koh Roc. About an hour and a half to get there,... read more

    February 2, 2023

I have more questions....

If you are like most people, you might have some additional questions – we understand.  Information on how to book and prices are here. Below are some of the more common questions we have been asked. If you have further queries, please get in touch and we’ll do our best to help.

Complimentary bottled water and lunch are provided, you are welcome to bring additional snacks or drinks.

Other items you many want to consider:

  • Swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Beach towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Waterproof drybag

Biting insects such as mosquitoes aren’t typically a problem during the day, but if you have young children you might want to bring some mosquito repellent, just in case!

Ko Rok, Ko Bubu, Koh Kradan and Ko Ngai/Hai all have small resorts on them, and can provide additional food, snacks and drinks, so bringing a little spending money with you might be useful.

Yes, life jackets are available onboard. Your safety is our priority. Also we understand that some people are more comfortable in the water with a lifejacket, and we’d recommend that young children always wear a life jacket. Although we have small sized life jackets, for very young children we’d recommend that you bring your own floatation/buoyancy aids with you that you are comfortable correctly fit.

Masks and snorkels are available onboard. There’s also a limited selection of fins (or ‘flippers’ for you landlubbers!)

Please let us know in advance of any food allergies or if you have a special dietary requirement.

Absolutely! Children are more than welcome on our longtail. However as always, please be careful around open water and don’t leave children unattended. Although we have small sized life jackets, for young children we’d recommend that you bring your own floatation/buoyancy aids with you that correctly fit.

Our Thai boat captain knows everything you might want to ask about our tours, and speaks some English.

Our driver will meet you at your resort or hotel at approximately 8:30am and drive you to your departure point. All longtail day trips leave at approximately 9:00am and return around 4:30pm, not including transfer times returning back to your resort.

It is not possible to do half day trips due to the distances and travel times involved. For example, a private longtail trip to Koh Rok takes up to 2 hours travel time from Koh Lanta. On a half day trip leaving at 12:00, we would arrive at 2:00pm then have to immediately return, arriving back to Lanta at 4:00pm. You would have no time to spend exploring Koh Rok.

The 4 Islands longtail trip is approximately 1 hour travel time, Koh Kradan travel time is approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes. We want to make sure our guests have the best day trip from Koh Lanta, and this just isn’t possible with only a half day tour.

We provide private longtail tours to nearby national park islands, we do not provide fishing trips. We’d rather you snorkeled with the fish and appreciated the natural beauty of the tropical paradise we call home, rather than pull fish out the water! Also it’s illegal to fish on the coral reefs in the national parks – we cannot take you on fishing trips to tour destinations listed on our website.

There’s no problem bringing alcohol on board and we welcome group parties, but please drink responsibly and be respectful of the boat crew and any other visitors to the islands and beaches.