Due to the unique position of Phuket and its surrounding islands, the amazing sightseeing and exploring opportunities are endless. While some of the islands and viewpoints are accessible on your own, most of them are not. In order to experience the wonder that is Thailand's southern most islands, you will need to book a day trip through one of Phuket's respectable and trusted tour/travel agencies. With so many wonderful tourist attractions and day trips on offer, you really want to choose a reputable tour/travel agency, and it is also important that you choose the right agency for the activity that you wish to engage in. For those who wish to partake in a day touring the Similan Islands, your best bet would be to find an agency that is taking a large group on a long tail boat, as these tours will include snorkeling gear, lunch and preset activities. Whereas for those who are looking to choose their own destinations and length of time spent there we recommend to choose a private tour guide who will gladly let you determine where you go and how long you can stay, for the right price. Additionally you could also choose tour/travel agencies that specialize in certain type of excursions, such as sightseeing and ATV rides, so that your day trip is centered around a specific activity thus ensuring you get the most out of the time you have.