FAQ - Trips
What do I need to bring?
Please bring a towel, swimwear (if diving or snorkelling), and a little bit of cash in case you wish to buy something from our boat shop or tip your guide. Make sure you are sun-safe with a rashguard, hat and reef-safe sun lotion. If you bring a smartphone or tablet it might be a good idea to put it in a Dri-Dock for the day to make sure it doesn’t accidently get wet.
If you are diving, please bring your certification card and log book.
If you are on an IngMari trip departing from Ao Nang Beach, you will have to walk through shallow water, so shoes that are easily taken off and on are a good idea. Once you are on the boat, your shoes won’t be required, so we store them for the day to keep the boat clean and minimise any accidents.
Are food / drinks / refreshments provided?
Yes – all trips carry plenty of fresh fruit and banana muffins on board, as well as plenty of tea, coffee, hot chocolate and soft drinks, not to mention fresh water and electrolyte (to help keep you hydrated throughout the day). If you have specific dietary requirements or food allergies, please let us know when you book. Some trips also serve a light breakfast.
How long is the trip?
The Ao Nang Archipelago trips depart from Ao Nang Beach at 8am and return about 3:00pm. It takes about 1.25 hours to get to the first stop. You can find maps and site information here.
The Sunset BBQ trips depart from Ao Nang Beach at 1pm and return about 8:30pm.
The Phi Phi Islands trips depart from Ao Nang Beach at 8am and return about 5pm, or 6pm if it is a 3 stop trip. It takes about 2.25 hours to get to the first stop. You can find maps and site information here.
The Koh Haa Yai trips are our longest. They depart from Ao Nang Beach at 8am and return about 7:30pm. It takes about 3 hours to get to the first stop. You can find maps and site information here.
How big is the boat? Does it have a toilet?
Yes – our large boat, Petchmanee, has two toilets, and our small boat, IngMari, has one toilet. We also have a limited amount of fresh water so you can have a quick rinse after you finish your water activities, and Petchmanee has a fully-enclosed lounge area.
Do you have an underwater photographer?
Yes, a photographer is available on select trips. Photo packages vary in price. Ask for more information.
Are there motion / sea-sickness tablets?
Yes, we have them on board both of our boats. However, if you know that you suffer from sea-sickness or motion sickness, we recommend taking your own medication 1-2 hours prior to the departure time. Our shop in Ao Nang also sells sea sickness bands.