There are many boats available to rent in Phuket, finding the right one to suit your needs may be difficult. We have several trusted partners with whom we have had very many happy customers for a private charter out snorkeling, island visits or SCUBA diving. There are mainly 4 types of boats that we could charter for a private trip:
Local boats used all around Thailand, perfect for short trips and small groups a half day charter for 5 persons snorkeling can start from 6000THB.
Speed boats can be used to reach destinations that are further away, they travel fast but use up a lot of fuel. They can be great if you are short on time but want to visit destinations like Phi Phi Islands. Prices vary depending on the size and number of engines but can start from 23000THB for a trip to Racha Yai Island for no more than 5 divers.
Catamarans have really been popular in Phuket in the last few years, mainly used to visit islands that are not too far away and cruise at a relaxed pace. They offer more comfort than a Long-tail boat but not as bouncy or fast as a speedboat. Prices can start from 20000THB to Racha Yai Island for 10 snorkelers
Fishing boats can go for a short or long distance depending on your need. There are different prices for difference sizes of boats, but a single engine fishing boat that travel 8 knots can start from 18000THB for 10 snorkelers