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Day trip to Richelieu Rock/The Surin Islands

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Day trip to Richelieu Rock/The Surin Islands

Hi all,

I'll be visiting Phuket next April and am hoping to do some snorkelling/diving whilst I am there. I am really keen to visit Richelieu Rock/The Surin Islands but I'm not sure if this is possible from Phuket…

Does anyone know if this is possible on a day/two day trip from Phuket, and can anyone recommend and good companies to go through?

Thanks :) xx

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2. Re: Day trip to Richelieu Rock/The Surin Islands

Yes, you can do a daytrip to Richelieu Rock, but it is really far and quite expensive as well, by heart about 9,000 Baht including fees and transfers.

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Thank you guys for your help!

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4. Re: Day trip to Richelieu Rock/The Surin Islands

Cheaper to do it from Khao Lak and Surins also but will be a long day.

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Does anyone know if it's easy to get to Khao Lak from Phuket?

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6. Re: Day trip to Richelieu Rock/The Surin Islands

Very easy. Time taken depends on where you are staying in Phuket.

If you are heading for the pier at Tab Lamu for a boat to Richelieu Rock it is

- about an hour from the airport

- about 1 hour 45 mins from southern Phuket areas like Patong, Karon, Kata

However, whilst boats do go to Surins from Tab Lamu the main departure pier for there is another 60 - 75 minutes further north at Kuraburi so both are long day trips. If you go to the Khao Lak Forum at tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowForum-g297914-i10908-K… click on the Things to Do tab on the green menu bar you will see Dive Centres listed there. Contact them for advice for trips including transfers from and to Phuket.

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7. Re: Day trip to Richelieu Rock/The Surin Islands

Or ask Phuket divecenters who can also help you with this.

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8. Re: Day trip to Richelieu Rock/The Surin Islands

That's so helpful thank you! :)

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