Pink Dolphin Conservation Tour – Itinerary
- Start + Return Location – Khanom, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand
- Start Time – Hotel Pick Up 8:00 AM
- Return Time – Approximately 3:00 PM
- 8:00 AM – Pick up from your hotel and take you to the pier (either Nangkam or Koh Raet depending on weather/season).
- 9:00 AM – Enjoy the beautiful scenery of islands and mountains on the boat ride on the way to see the pink dolphins. Learn more about the natural habitat of the dolphins, their behaviour and how we can help to protect their environment. We’ll also sail past the unique Pancake Rock which sits along the coastline of Lak Sor Bay and Tham island.
- 10:00 AM – Travel to Nui Nok island and visit the sacred freshwater hole in the middle of the ocean that locals believe was created by revered Thai monk, Luang Phu Tuad. Learn more about local Thai culture and discover more than 100 years of legends in this holy place.
- 12:00 PM – Head back to the shore.
The half-day tour finishes here. The full-day tour continues…
- 12:00 PM – Enjoy a fresh and delicious lunch on the beach.
- 1:00 PM – Visit the natural Fish Spa located in the stream of Cho Waterfall.
- 2:00 PM – We hop back on the boat and journey to the most beautiful cave in Khanom, known as Khao Wang Tong Cave. Witness the amazing stalagmite and stalactite formations in the cave.
- 3:00 PM – Journey back to the hotel and relax on the beautiful sandy beach at Khanom. We drop you off back at your hotel in the afternoon.
What to bring:
- Personal medication if needed
- Suitable shoes for the sea activity
- Transfer to and from your hotel in Khanom town.
- Lunch, soft drink and drinking water (full-day tour only).
- All admission fees and equipment as stated in the program.
- Professional tour guide (Thai-English) and staff.
- Insurance coverage of over 1 million baht/ person.
This tour requires a minimum of 4 people to run. If you book, but it is not possible to find a group for you to join, your deposit will be refunded in full.
I had been inspired by the article on this site when planning my month trip to Thailand this February 2020 and I decided that I had to include a trip here during the month. I stayed in Khanom for 3 nights, mid Feb. Not knowing when Exactly I would make it there, I booked this trip directly on arriving in Khanom through my great Air bnb host who knew Mr Daeng very well.
14th February 2020
I was the 2nd pick up in the morning, joining a German family of 3. We went on to pick up a French family of 4. Mr Daeng informed us that he would like to make a change from the usual tour and today take a drive to the highest point near Donsak to find where the dolphins were to ensure that we saw them. We were all happy with this and it allowed us to see more of the areas beautiful landscape. On arrival at the viewpoint we took different forks allowing us to look in all directions over the bays. The view was breathtaking. I heard the cry, there they are ….. and Mr Daeng confirmed that was so. We headed down to the sea where we boarded the boat on our venture to see these beautiful creatures. It was truly amazing to see a handful of them around us. We were also lucky to see a family of humpback dolphins! MrDaeng shared his story of how the pink dolphins came to live in these waters and how he worked over 6 years to get fishermen to work with him to allow this to happen. Now there are over a 100 pink dolphins that live in these waters and other dolphin types also browse these waters too as we saw today.
The day tour also included a visit to a rock museum of over 3000 carved fish from rocks, a visit to a local plantation with home grown lunch provided, a visit to a natural fish foot spa and a visit to Khanom cave. All of which Mr Daeng shared so much history of each place. Mr Daeng is a true Conservationist and his passion and knowledge made this trip the best excursion in Thailand for me. Truly amazing and highly recommended tour.
Nicole Zathey –
The staff were super friendly and funny. We saw a mom and baby pink dolphin and hung out with them for a couple of hours. The fish spa was very interesting to see and so was the cave. I would recommend to other travellers.