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You'd be remiss if you didn't spend some time sailing the waters around Phuket, stopping for a snorkel break along the way. Whether you want to stay dry and view all the beauty of the sea and surrounding islands from the boat deck or you want to swim, stand-up paddleboard, canoe, or even scuba dive, there is a boat trip for you. 

Travelers gush about their experiences on the various boat tours, calling them "a dream come true," wonderful, peaceful, entertaining and fun, among other descriptors. Still, it's important for travelers to do their research and book with a quality, well-reviewed tour operator even if the tours are a bit pricier. For every glowing review of the great tour operators, there are poor reviews of the not-so-great operators.

There are hundreds of tour operators in Phuket, offering boat tours and snorkeling and scuba diving excursions. Some traveler-approved companies include Two Sea Tour, which takes travelers on a full-day trip to nearby islands and gives them a closer look by taking them via canoe into caves and around rocky outcroppings. Snagging a spot on this tour would run you 9600 Thai baht, or a little less than $300. Super Divers is another popular operator, and for a full-day excursion including equipment, you'll pay at least 4200 Thai baht, or about $125. 

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Where Nai Harn Beach is Phuket's southernmost beach, Promthep Cape (or Laem Promthep) is the island's southernmost point, and likewise, it offers an amazing view of the Andaman Sea. Visitors can also take a short hike from the cape (less than a mile) to a scenic lighthouse.

Sunset is the best time to view the beauty of Promthep Cape, according to recent visitors, but they also say that this is no longer a secret spot: Travelers will usually have to share their vantage point with a host of others, but even so, a trip to Promthep Cape comes highly recommended. 

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