[SMALL-GROUP] SOFT-ADVENTURE SNORKELING to explore hidden Coral Spots in South Phu Quoc (max 6 – 8 pax)

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Duration: 5-5.5 hours - Afternoon or Morning (subject to the water conditions) Transportation: Speedboat - A/C car Trip type: Soft-Adventure Small-Group (Max 8) Language: Vietnamese - English Inclusions: Hotel Pickup/Drop-off; Spacious speedboat with only 8 pax maximum; Underwater English-speaking guide; Snorkeling gears and life vest; Ice-box; Mineral Water; Fruits and Juice served at Beach Bar on Island


(applied to groups of adults - from 15 yrs old)



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Embark on a professionally-led small group snorkeling experience by speedboat with 8 adults in maximum (restricted to under 10-year-old kids), explore hidden coral spots in South Phu Quoc Island with high-quality equipment provided, you can entirely enjoy Phu Quoc marine life in tranquility atmosphere.

On this snorkeling experience, OnBird operates a very small-scaled scientific snorkeling experience with 8 adults (PAX) in maximum to maximize the experience of guests. As such, each individual traveler still gains enough privacy during the snorkeling trip with us meanwhile we’re able to minimize the impacts on coral reefs.


  • Professional & Scientific Snorkeling (Licensed Operator) with high safety and risk management
  • Water conditions tracking (wave level, wave direction, water current, underwater visibility, locations) & Lighting effect are taken into account to maximize snorkeling experience
  • Genuine small-group with 6 – 8 adults in maximum
  • Low impact reef Snorkeling
  • English-speaking & professional UNDER-WATER INSTRUCTOR guides during snorkeling time (read more)
  • Our underwater guides are highly-trained and know the coral reef like the back of their hand
  • High quality and clean snorkel equipment (anti-fog mask, semi-dry tube, open-heeled fins, floatation support devices) (How does OnBird clean our equipment)
  • Distinct and crowd-avoiding itinerary to explore Core Zones and Hidden Coral Spots in accordance with the water conditions:
    • Half-moon Reef (The Coral Bay of underwater coral wall, coral canyons)
    • Coral Steep (The coral garden on the pinnacle reef
    • North-East Coral Reef (One of the most biodiversity coral reef in South Phu Quoc)
    • Coral Mountain (The Phu Quoc’s largest Cactus Coral Colony)
    • Coral Hill (The Phu Quoc’s second largest Flowerpot Coral Colony)
    • Other options by OnBird are subject to the water conditions
  • Timing in accordance with the water condition to not waste whole day


Coral species on this tour: Table coral, Brain coral, Pillar coral, Scroll Coral, Great star coral, Tube Coral, Gorgonian coral, Black coral, Digitate coral, Cabbage coral, Cactus Coral, Mushroom coral, Branching coral, Leather coral, Foliose coral, Anemone gardens, Finger Leather Coral …




We have 02 departure timeframes which is subject to sea conditions that we check daily for your better experience.

  1. Morning: 7:30 – 13:00 (standard time in the city center)
  2. Afternoon: 12:30 – 18:30 (standard time in the city center)

Each tour is designed with following stops:

  • Turtlehead Rock Beach or Pier Beach: Soak up and relax in the emerald water at a natural beach where we will delivery snorkeling skill revives, safety guides and necessary attentions to not break the corals while snorkeling
  • Half-moon Reef (2m – 8m) or Phu Quoc North-East Coral Reef (1-9m) /Shallow Reef (0.5 – 5m) (subject to the water conditions): Explore soft corals, hard corals, anemone with a wide depth range where for experienced guests try skin diving
  • Crystal Reef (0.5 – 3m): Explore the Phu Quoc’s largest Cactus Coral Colony (“Phu Quoc Undersea Coral Mountain)
  • Beautiful island (without noisy atmosphere): Relax at beach chair, under coconut trees at a Beach Bar with fruit juice and fruit served 
  • Sunset speedboat ride on the sea

(Please note: In the summer time from May to October, the snorkeling & diving spots are subject to the water conditions as we always track to advise guests the sites in advance, 


PICK-UP TIME (Confirm on booking, depending on the water conditions)

This is a shared transfer and early or late pick-up is possible, exact time to be confirmed on the date of travel depending on the group size each day.

Please arrive at the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your selected pick up time

  • Vinpearl area: 7:15/12:10
  • Ong Lang area: 7:30/12:20
  • Duong Dong area: 7:50/12:40 
  • Bai Truong area (SOL by Melia, Novotel, InterContinental, Regent): 8:05/13:10
  • Bai Kem/ An Thoi Area: (JW Marriot, New World, Premier Village,…):  8:20/13:20


IN DETAIL (Morning or Afternoon experience is subject to the water conditions)

☑️ Depart from Duong Dong town for the speedboat at An Thoi Port 

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


☑️ Leave the harbor and board the speedboat for Turtlehead Rock Beach

A relaxing spot to get yourself acclimated to the water, snorkel gears, listen to guidelines and safety brief before snorkeling and introduction of the later snorkeling spots in detail. You’ll be here around 30-45 minutes before heading to the next two snorkeling spots. 


☑️ Phu Quoc Half-moon reef or North-east Coral Reef

OnBird builds our data on the corals, water conditions in Phu Quoc from that we can make high accurate forecasting beforehand, from that we can adjust the itinerary and schedule for guests to have chance to visit the best spots in South Phu Quoc.

  • Phu Quoc Half-moon Reef is an ideal coral reef for those who are keen on free-dive or just simple snorkeling to explore clownfish garden, the biggest coral in Phu Quoc, coral walls, coral canyons.
  • North-east Coral Reef is one of the most biodiversity coral reef in South Phu Quoc with more than 22 different coral species observed by OnBird Phu Quoc.


☑️ Continue to head for Coral Mountain – Coral Hill 

The Coral Mountain is the Phu Quoc’s largest cactus coral colony with an area of 200 – 300 square meters.

The Coral Hill is the Phu Quoc’s second largest flowerpot coral colony 


☑️ Beach time & relaxing with snack and fruit juice on a peaceful island

Re-charge energy taken for snorkeling on a peaceful island with fruit and fruit juice served. Strolling along the beach or leisurely sitting in a beach chair facing the blue sea, you relax with a drink (fruit juice or beer)


☑️ Leave the island and back to the harbor for the sea view and your hotel

Additional information

1 pax, 2 pax, 3 pax, 4 pax, 5 pax, 6 pax

Customer logs



What to expect


  • Hotel Pick-up/Drop-off by A/C Transfer
  • Spacious speedboat with only 8 adults in maximum
  • English- speaking Underwater-guide
  • Underwater instructor leading in the water throughout snorkeling time
  • Safety session for all participants before snorkeling
  • Snorkel gears (Anti-foggy Diving Mask, Tube, Flipper) – all at high quality and sanitized between guests, including prescription masks
  • Flotation devices & life jackets
  • Mineral water during the tour and Ice-box on speedboat
  • Fresh fruits & juice with beach chair on the last island 



1. Surcharge for pick up outside Duong Dong Town, Bai Truong, An Thoi area as following:

  • 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 policies

  • Children from 4 to 10 y.o: Free of charge for 01 child/ parent, from the second child, charge as half of adult’s price
  • Children from 11 to 14 years old and under 155cm tall: charge as half of adult’s price 
  • Children from 15 + or above 155cm tall charged as adult.

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


  • Please have a full lunch/ breakfast 30 minutes prior to the departure time to have enough energy
  • Prepare seasickness pills on your own
  • Bring with you some snacks as the activity outdoor might make you hungry
  • Prepare a long-sleeved shirt/ swimsuit for snorkeling to protect your skin and to minimize the use of sun-cream. READ WHY.
  • Your could bring your towels to keep you warm on the way back, dry clothes to change and water-proof camera to record underwater footage
  • Participants who appear intoxicated (read reasonbefore the tour may be refused service. In this case, no refunds will be given.
  • In case of unanticipated bad weather elements we would do apologize and cancel the tour with information via email from the previous evening or night).


  • Due to the nature of this activity, it is not recommended for persons with impaired physical mobility or those in wheelchairs
  • It’s not recommended for those with medical conditions (high blood pressure, epilepsy, etc.), pregnant women, or seniors,…Please contact us to discuss more about your conditions, we’re sure to help you out.



  • Any cancellation made at least 36 hours before departure time will be charged 50% the total amount of the trip
  • Any cancellation made within 24 hours before departure time will be charged 100% the total amount of the trip






  • By restricting our daily passenger numbers of each group tour to just 08 adults, we can provide a whole lot more of everything. From personal attention, to privacy, time in the water and outstanding customer service, we have increased cruising freedom and capabilities.
  • Our tiny snorkel groups are far superior for observation and ensure a much more personal experience. In fact when you choose OnBird Phu Quoc for your snorkel reef trip, our snorkel guides will be in the water with you the whole time. They are also reef enthusiasts who will reveal and explain the wonders of the reef to you, making sure you don’t miss a thing.
  • OnBird Phu Quoc offers the highest staff to passenger ratio. Giving you the amazing chance to ask questions about what you are observing, pointing out the more unusual creatures that are generally missed by the untrained eye.
  • OnBird has built our own water conditions forecasting model (wave level, wave direction, water current, underwater visibility), data on coral reefs in Phu Quoc thereby we are capable of exploring the core areas of coral reefs in Phu Quoc (Read more about coral reefs in Phu Quoc). We’re proud to be the industry pioneer to introduce a new term “Scientific Snorkeling” to snorkeling & free diving enthusiast when with a real snorkeling – free diving experience. We take external factors (including water conditions, lighting affect) into account to find out in the best timeframe in terms of water conditions, lighting affect for the snorkeling experience as well as to open our chance to visit the best spots in South Phu Quoc Island.


  • The tour departure time (early morning or afternoon) is subject to the water conditions to maximize the guests’ experience (the sea becomes wavy or calm significantly within a day) then lunch time is not suitable with itinerary. 
  • We can’t ensure the food quality as well as the kitchen hygiene on the islands, although they provide food for many guests every day. That thing can also help to preserve the water quality for marine life and corals by reducing waste water from cooking activities which discharge grease and soap into the sea



  • For people looking for a genuine & professional snorkeling tour
  • For people looking for alive coral spots in Phu Quoc
  • For people looking for a premium snorkeling experience (well-trained underwater guide, high-quality equipment)
  • For people looking for environmental-protection snorkeling & diving operator



  • As this is a group tour which is designed for all levels but if the group has little experienced guests we will spend a little more time on them to ensure the safety for all. The group consists of non, little, more experienced guests so please stay comfortable with our itinerary. 
  • If you are really advanced snorkelers & divers, please make reference to our Advanced Snorkeling & Free-diving Trip
  • Not suitable for non-swimmer kids and under-10-year-old kids/ Good swimming kids could join us
  • For the purpose of environmental as well as marine protection, small-fishing with traditional reels and fish-feeding are not allowed in this snorkeling excursion (Why you should not feed the fish?)

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