[SMALL-GROUP] SOFT-ADVENTURE SNORKELING to explore CORAL JUNGLE REEF: the healthiest coral reef in Phu Quoc (Max 8-9 PAX)

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Duration: 5-6 hours - Departure time subjects to the daily water conditions Transportation: Speedboat Trip type: Soft-Adventure & Scientific Snorkeling 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 Private Beach


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



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Tour information


OnBird Soft-adventure Journey takes pride in being at the forefront of the industry by introducing the innovative concept of “scientific snorkeling” to enthusiasts exploring Phu Quoc Island. By meticulously considering external factors such as water conditions and lighting effects, we determine the optimal timeframes for a premium snorkeling experience. This approach not only ensures ideal conditions for snorkeling but also enables us to access the finest locations on Phu Quoc Island every day.
The Discovery Snorkeling trip is designed for a maximum of 8-9 participants. This excursion offers an opportunity to discover one of the healthiest coral reefs of Phu Quoc Island in a serene and undisturbed setting.
This soft-adventure snorkeling excursion offers an opportunity to explore the serene ambiance of historic Phu Quoc. Embark on a less-traveled path to discover the old section of Phu Quoc Island, avoiding the tourist-heavy areas. Delve into the Phu Quoc Coral Jungle Reef, renowned as the healthiest coral reef in Phu Quoc and Vietnam, boasting an impressive coral coverage of approximately 82.5%.
The Coral Jungle Reef Introduction by OnBird: presents one of the largest and most pristine coral reefs among the 15 reefs in Phu Quoc. This fringing coral reef, distinct from those in the southern region of Phu Quoc, boasts a depth ranging from 0.3 to 10 meters. Notably, it showcases the highest coral coverage ratio in Phu Quoc Island, reaching an impressive 82.5%. This reef hosts 20 diverse coral species, including anemones. The optimal time to explore this reef spans 4-5 months annually. While coral coverage typically ranges from 30-60% in Phu Quoc, the Coral Jungle Reef stands out at 82.5% due to its unique geographical features, ensuring a profusion of coral at every turn.



  • 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: Implementing specialized measures to prevent coral damage from anchors and minimize the impact of tourism.
  • Smallest-group setting: Tours designed for a small group on the island, accommodating a maximum of 8 to 9 participants
  • Specialized Snorkeling & Skin-Diving Organization
  • Marine Life Discovery: In addition to observing corals and marine life, you will receive valuable insights about marine ecosystems from our knowledgeable guide.



  • The Coral Jungle Reef is one of the healthiest coral reefs of Phu Quoc Island, a decent coral reef that can not be seen on scuba diving
  • Smallest group on the island & Touristy-avoiding Tour with 8 – 9 PAX at most
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • Non-swimming kids under 12 y.o. & seniors above 65 y.o should not join
  • Optimal timing for an in-depth snorkeling and relaxation experience: with efficient transfers via car and speedboat to minimize travel duration and mitigate seasickness.
  • 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)


  • Speedboat ride along the Old side of Phu Quoc
  • Coral Jungle Reef: Explore the healthiest coral reef of Phu Quoc Island
  • Half-moon Bay: Enjoy the old Phu Quoc atmosphere
  • Half-moon Beach: Enjoy the sunset drink at an idyllic beach



The departure time will be notified upon confirmation, contingent on the daily water conditions monitored and forecasted by OnBird.

Beach pick-up by speedboat (no surcharge) is applied for these hotels: Green Bay Resort, Chez Carole Beach Resort



Pick up from your hotel to transfer to OnBird’s boat dock

Our guide and van will pick you up and transfer you to the boat dock; it’s roughly a 40 – 15-minute transfer depending on your hotel location.


Embark on the speedboat ride along old Phu Quoc Island

The speedboat ride along untouched old Phu Quoc in 25 minutes will help you feel relax and reconnect to nature


First stop: a calm & untouched beach
Take a short training session and briefing and relaxation before snorkeling time, relax and get familiar with open water


Move forward to the snorkeling site: Phu Quoc Coral Jungle Reef

Explore the Coral Jungle Reef (one of the healthiest coral reefs left in Phu Quoc Island) with the highest coverage of coral in Phu Quoc Island (up to 82.5%). 

  • Depth range: 0.3 – 9m depth
  • Coral & sea species: Table Coral, Cauliflower Coral, Mushroom Coral, Staghorn Coral, Octopus coral, Fiji Leather Coral, Brain coral, Giant Barrel Sponge, Sponges, Porite Coral, Cactus Coral, Cabbage Coral, Leaf Coral, Anemone…
  • Snorkeling time will be approximately 1.3 – 1.5 hours.


Hop on Robison Island (an isolated island) to rewind after snorkeling time 

Robison Island will be reached or not depending on the tides. Sometimes low tide makes it impossible to reach the island. Instead, our guide will spend more time snorkeling at the reef.


Get back to the last stop – a private beach. 

Enjoy drinks & fruits will be served  at the beach in a peaceful ambience

Transfer back to the hotel by car/ van

Optional: A sunset meal by the beach can be arranged upon request of all the participants at a charge.

Additional information

1 pax, 2 pax, 3 pax, 4 pax

Customer logs



What to expect


  • Safety control procedures rely on OnBird’s internal water condition forecasts
  • Hotel Pick-up/Drop-off by A/C Transfer
  • A capacious speedboat designed to accommodate up to 15-18 individuals, but restricted to only 8 or 9 passengers for optimal comfort and safety.
  • 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.
  • Fresh fruits & juice with a beach chair at a private beach



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



1. Surcharges for pick up outside Duong Dong Town, Ong Lang, Cua Can, and Vung Bau areas as follows:

  • 250.000 VND /Group: Sol by Melia area (Sunset Sanato, Sol by Melia)
  • 300.000 VND/ group: Bai Truong areas (Novotel, InterContinental, Regent, Pullman..)
  • 500.000 VND /Group: An Thoi area (JW Marriot, New World Resort, JM Boutique, Premier Residences, Premier Village..)
  • 450.000 VND /Group: Cay Sao Beach area (Jade Mountain, Naomi, The Pier resort, Cosiana Resort…)
  • 200.000 VND /Group: Chuong Vic area (Peppercorn Beach, Hula Hula, Phu Quoc Dumbo, Phu Quoc Kim)


2. Children policy

  • No non-swimming children under 12 years old are accepted on this tour
  • Children from 12 to 14 years old and under 155cm tall will be charged half of the adult’s price
  • Children from 15 years old + or children from 155cm tall: charged as an adult’s price

3. A surcharge of 150,000 VND/ guest of the tour cost will be applied on National Public Holidays (30/4; 1/5; 1/9 2/9), Christmas (24/12) and New Year’s Eve (31/12 & 1/1)



  • 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
  • For a group/ party that contains more than 8 people, kindly contact us directly for further consultancy.


  • 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. Who should join this tour?

  • People who are keen on corals (lost in the jungle of corals at Coral Jungle Reef)
  • People who want to see a fully alive coral reef (Coral Jungle Reef is the healthiest coral reef of Phu Quoc with 99% alive corals in the reef). 
  • Feel the old & untouched Phu Quoc beauty throughout the whole trip


2. What if I am an advanced snorkeler/ experienced swimmer?

  • As this is a group tour designed for all levels if the group has a few experienced guests we will spend time on them to ensure the safety of all. The group comprises non-little, more experienced guests so please stay comfortable with our itinerary. 
  • If you are an advanced snorkeler & diver please refer to our Advanced Snorkeling & Free-diving Trip 


2. Why does this tour cost more than the others?

  • The tour is limited to 8-9 PAX only: the number of participants is at least 2 – 3 – 4 times lower but the price is just 1/3, 1/4 higher relatively. 
  • Professional underwater guide accompany during snorkeling time
  • Requires a good understanding of water conditions and underwater geography by operator

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