Koh Petra – Koh Tarutao (inc. Crocodile Cave)
Sail Time: up to 4 ½ hours
Leaving Koh Petra after breakfast, we make our way to Koh Tarutao. The largest Island within the Butang Archipelago, this Island is dense with rainforest, scattered with long pristine beaches, and other than a few Ranger stations and camp sites, it’s uninhabited. For those feeling energetic, you can rent some push bikes here for ฿250 per person and explore to your hearts content. With paved roads, it’s a very safe way to really see this Island.
The main attraction here though, has to the be the huge cave system. With a Dinghy drive up the Mangrove estuary, and then a quick 200m rope pull on a floating pontoon, you are then taken away to another world full of spectacular crystallized rock formations / stalactites and stalagmites.
Depending on tides, and access to the Caves, this morning gives us another opportunity to see the caves, if it’s not possible the day before. However, once explored, we take a short trip to Koh Tanga & Koh Chuku. Both beautiful snorkelling sites, but more impressive is the size of Koh Chuku, surrounded by beautiful white sand beaches, turquoise waters and all circumnavigable within a 30-minute walk.