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Duration: 5- 6 hours - Departure time subjects to the daily water conditions Transportation: Speedboat Trip type: Soft-Adventure & Scientific Snorkeling (PRIVATE CHARTER) Language: Vietnamese - English Inclusions: Hotel pickup and drop-off service; Provision of high-quality, professional, and clean snorkeling equipment; Cold water; Refreshments including fruits and juice available at the Beach


(applied to groups of adults - from 15 yrs old or Children from 160cm tall)



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Tour information

* From May to October, it’s the rainy season, therefore snorkeling & diving spots (Half-moon Reef & U-Turn) are subject to the Southwest monsoon. We will take you to North-East Coral Reef, Coral Steep, and Shallow Reef instead

This private distinct & crowd-avoiding snorkeling tour, tour is arranged to go searching for the peaceful atmosphere in the An Thoi archipelago and the hidden coral reefs. It will give you a chance to fully feast on the very best of Phu Quoc’s untouched parts with a wide range of beach activities, notably: snorkeling, swimming, free diving (within your ability), chilling on the beach,… More specifically, each particular activity may come about on an individual detached island during the tour under our professional guide & support. Be as relaxed or active as you like, because this is your private time.

OnBird leaves nothing undiscovered. Let’s check out some exotic activities that you will experience!

If you have kids and are willing to take a kid-friendly snorkeling trip, this one is perfectly designed for your own family.


Tour operations are available throughout the year, unaffected by the rainy season.


  • Professional and Scientific Snorkeling conducted by a licensed operator, ensuring stringent safety protocols and effective risk management.
  • Water conditions forecasting: encompassing wave level, wave direction, water current, underwater visibility, and geographical locations, is carefully considered to enhance the snorkeling experience. Additionally, lighting effects are factored in to further optimize the overall experience.
  • Departure times are subject to daily water conditions to optimize the snorkeling experience during the most favorable water conditions of the day.
  • Coral Safety & Preservation: Implementing specialized measures to prevent coral damage from anchors and minimize the impact of tourism…
  • Specialized Snorkeling & Skin-Diving Organization
  • High-quality snorkeling gear comprising an anti-fog diving mask, soft-mouthpiece snorkel, and open-heel flippers, meticulously sanitized between uses, inclusive of prescription masks (How does OnBird clean snorkeling gear)
  • Marine Life Discovery: In addition to observing corals and marine life, you will receive valuable information about the marine ecosystems of Phu Quoc.



  • Tour operations are available throughout the year, unaffected by the rainy season.
  • Private crews with a private speedboat for your group only
  • Advanced information about water conditions for the proper adjustment of the itinerary to maximize the experience
  • Accommodate individuals of varying skill levels: ranging from novices and advanced participants to scuba divers and free divers
  • Proficient English-speaking underwater instructors will accompany you throughout your entire in-water session, possessing extensive training and an in-depth knowledge of the coral reef.
  • Explore core zonations and lesser-known coral spots where the corals are healthier and more distinctive compared to typical spots identified by OnBird.
    • The sole company on the island that arranges tailored snorkeling excursions to explore secluded coral locations and Phu Quoc’s distinct zonations, unearthed by our team.
    • OnBird stands out as the sole operator on the island offering comprehensive and dependable information regarding the coral reefs in Phu Quoc.
  • Optimal timing for an in-depth snorkeling and relaxation experience: with efficient transfers via car and speedboat to minimize travel duration and mitigate seasickness. This approach eliminates the need for a full-day commitment, as many advertised tours lasting 8-9 hours are significantly prolonged by slow transportation via large boats, car journeys, and shopping site visits, comprising a substantial portion of the total duration.
  • No shopping site visits or raising the hidden fee
  • For the preservation of the environment and marine life, the use of traditional fishing reels and fish feeding is prohibited on OnBird snorkeling excursions. (Reasons for refraining from fish feeding)


(The snorkeling time can be tailored based on the guest’s request for up to 2.5 – 3 hours)

  • Turtlehead Rock Beach or Pier Beach: Soak up and relax in jade water at a natural beach where we will give snorkeling skill revives, safety guides, and necessary attention to not break the corals while snorkeling
  • Half-moon Reef (2m – 8m) or North-East Coral Reef (1-9m)/Shallow Reef (subject to the daily water conditions tracked and recommended by the operator): Explore soft corals, hard corals, and anemones with a wide depth range
  • Crystal Reef (0.5 – 3m): Explore the Phu Quoc’s largest Cactus Coral Cluster  (“Undersea Coral Mountain”)
  • Beautiful island (without noisy ambiance): Relax at a beach chair, under coconut trees at a Beach Bar with fruit juice and fruit served 
  • Relaxing time on the island or on the sea at your request 



PICK-UP INFORMATION (Morning or Afternoon experience is subject to the water conditions)

  • The Vinpearl – Bai Dai area
  • The Cua Can area
  • The Ong Lang area
  • The Duong Dong town
  • The Bai Truong area
  • The An Thoi area



(The snorkeling time can be tailored based on the guest’s request for up to 2.5 – 3 hours)

☑️ Depart from Duong Dong town for the speedboat in An Thoi town        

You’ll be picked up at your hotel and then transferred by A/C car to the port for embarkation.


☑️ Leave the harbor and board the speedboat for Turtlehead Rock Beach or another similar beach

Enjoy the shallow water, get yourself acclimated to the water, snorkel gears, listen to guidelines and safety brief before the real discovery of snorkeling, and introduce the later snorkeling spots in detail.


☑️ Start snorkeling at Phu Quoc Half-moon Reef or North-east Coral Reef

This is an ideal coral reef for you to do free-dive or just simple snorkeling to explore Phu Quoc Golden Anemone Reef, Big Helmet-shaped massive coral, Coral-covered Canyon, Coral-covered Cliff, Anemone Ground, Ocean Flower,…the reef possesses a great variety of coral species. 

North-east Coral Reef is one of the most diversified coral reefs in South Phu Quoc island with more than 20 different types of corals.


☑️ Continue to head for Phu Quoc Coral Mountain

Enjoy a leisure snorkeling in the emerald water at Crystal Reef and explore Phu Quoc’s largest Cactus Coral colony with an area of 200 – 300 square meters. Seeing corals at close distance, we need to pay attention to our fin to prevent it from breaking the corals by accident.



☑️  Relaxing time at the last island 

Re-charge energy taken for snorkeling on an island (without noisy ambiance) with fruit served. Lying on a sunbathing chair facing the blue sea and taking each peaceful breath, on hand a drink (coconut, fruit juice or beer). Bring home some memorable photos of a secluded, pristine island.


☑️ Leave the last spot and back to the harbor 

☑️ Transfer from An Thoi port to your hotel

Drop-off time at your hotel will be dependent on your hotel location and the weather situation on the tour date. If it rains, we’ll get back earlier to keep everyone safe.

Additional information

2 pax, 3 pax, 4 pax, 5 pax, 6 pax, 7 pax, 8 pax, 9 pax, 10 pax, 11 pax, 12 pax

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What to expect


  • Safety control procedures rely on OnBird’s internal water condition forecasts
  • Hotel Pick-up/Drop-off by A/C Transfer
  • Private Speedboat
  • English-speaking snorkeling/diving instructors will guide participants in the water during the snorkeling session.
  • High-quality snorkeling gear comprising an anti-fog diving mask, soft-mouthpiece snorkel, and open-heel flippers, meticulously sanitized between uses, inclusive of prescription masks.
  • Floatation devices & life jackets
  • Cold water will be provided during the tour, and an icebox will be available on the speedboat.
  • Enjoy fresh fruits and juice while relaxing on a beach chair at the last stop



  • Gratuities and other expenses are not included in the aforementioned inclusions.



1. Surcharge for pick up outside Duong Dong Town, Bai Truong, and An Thoi areas as follows:

  • 250,000 VND /Group: Ong Lang area (Mango Bay, The Shells resort,…)
  • 300,000 VND/ group: Ham Ninh areas (Jade Mountain resort, Naomi, The Pier,…)
  • 350,000 VND /Group: Cua Can area (Movenpick, Green Bay,..)
  • 450,000 VND /Group: Vung Bau/ Vinpearl area/ Bai Dai)
  • 500,000 VND /Group: Ganh Dau area (Sea Breeze..)


2. Children’s policies

  • Children from 4 to under 10 years old (able to swim): Free of charge for 01 child/ parent, from the second child, charge half of the adult’s price
  • Children from 10 to 14 years old and under 155cm tall: charge half of the adult’s price 
  • Children 15 years old + or children 155cm tall are charged an adult’s price

3. Holiday surcharge: 150.000 VND/ person will be applied on National Public Holidays (30/4; 1/5; 1/9; 2/9), Christmas (24 – 25/12) and New Year’s Eve (30/12 & 1/1), Lunar New Year 


  • Kindly ensure that you have a substantial breakfast or lunch and procure seasickness pills independently, at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departure, to maintain optimal energy levels.
  • Please remember to bring snacks as outdoor activities may induce hunger
  • Prepare a long-sleeved shirt or swimsuit for snorkeling to safeguard your skin and reduce reliance on sunscreen. READ WHY.
  • Consider bringing towels for warmth upon return, dry clothing for changing, and a waterproof camera for capturing underwater footage
  • Participants demonstrating signs of intoxication  (read reason) prior to the tour may be denied service. In such instances, refunds will not be issued.
  • In the event of unforeseen inclement weather conditions, we will issue an apology and notify participants of tour cancellation through email the evening before or by nightfall. OnBird typically forecasts weather conditions 5-7 days in advance, allowing for ample preparation time so you can trust in our operation


  • Due to the nature of this activity, individuals with impaired physical mobility or those using wheelchairs are advised against participation.
  • Individuals with medical conditions such as high blood pressure, heart conditions, epilepsy, severe asthma, as well as pregnant women, and seniors above 65 years old are advised against participation. We encourage those with specific conditions to reach out to us for further discussion and assistance.



  • Cancellations made at least 36 hours before the scheduled departure will incur a charge equivalent to 50% of the total trip cost.
  • Cancellations made at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure will incur a charge equivalent to 100% of the total trip cost.
  • Please refer to the detailed Booking Terms and Conditions 



1. Why is this OnBird Discovery snorkeling tour priced higher compared to standard snorkeling tours offered by other companies?

  • By limiting the number of adult passengers on each group tour to just 9 individuals, we aim to enhance the overall experience of discovering prominent coral locations. This approach not only ensures personalized attention, privacy, and ample time in the water but also contributes significantly to coral conservation efforts. Our commitment to exceptional customer service is further accentuated by the increased flexibility and enhanced cruising capabilities afforded by this restriction.
  • The OnBird tour excludes hidden fees associated with shopping sites such as sea walking (pseudo diving) and visits to pearl farms. Many tour companies receive substantial commissions ranging from 20-30% for each additional fee charged at these shopping locations. At OnBird, we abstain from this practice.
  • Our small snorkel groups offer unparalleled observation opportunities, promising a personalized experience. Opting for OnBird Phu Quoc for your snorkeling reef excursion ensures that our dedicated snorkel guides accompany you throughout, sharing their passion for reefs and unveiling their marvels to guarantee an enriching experience.
  • OnBird Phu Quoc boasts the highest guide-to-passenger ratio, affording you a unique opportunity to inquire about your observations and discover the often-overlooked extraordinary creatures that escape the untrained eye.
  • OnBird has developed in-house water conditions forecasting model encompassing wave level, wave direction, water current, and underwater visibility. By leveraging data on coral reefs in Phu Quoc, we possess the capability to explore the essential coral reef areas in the region. This pioneering initiative has led us to introduce the concept of “Scientific Snorkeling,” offering enthusiasts of snorkeling and free diving an authentic experience. Our approach considers external factors such as water conditions and lighting effects to identify optimal timeframes for an exceptional snorkeling experience and to facilitate visits to the premier locations in South Phu Quoc Island.


  • The cost is not inclusive of lunch but snacks (fruit, juice)
  • We don’t arrange on-small-islets-cooking food to reduce wastewater drained into coral reefs around
  • The tour departure time is unfixed but contingent upon the daily water conditions tracked by OnBird thereby lunch arrangement is not suitable and we focus on coral discovery on this tour.
  • We can’t ensure the food quality as well as the kitchen hygiene on the small islets, although they provide food for many guests every day. That thing can also help to preserve the water quality for marine life and corals nearby by reducing waste water from cooking activities which discharge grease and soap into the sea



  • For people looking for a genuine & professional snorkeling tour: advanced divers, snorkelers and even non-swimmers
  • For people looking to see authentic coral spots
  • For people looking for a premium snorkeling experience (well-trained underwater guide, high-quality equipment, guided snorkeling in the water)
  • For people looking for an environmental-protection snorkeling & diving operator


Embark on a professionally guided private snorkeling excursion by speedboat to discover secluded coral formations in South Phu Quoc Island. With top-tier equipment at your disposal, immerse yourself in the serene marine environment of Phu Quoc.During this snorkeling adventure, OnBird orchestrates an intimate scientific snorkeling experience for a maximum of 8-9 adults, prioritizing guest satisfaction. This approach ensures that each participant enjoys ample personal space while minimizing any potential disruptions to the delicate coral ecosystems.

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