The ubiquitous long tail boat is found wherever there is water in southern Thailand. The current version with the motor mounted on the back is just the latest modification on this ancient but quite seaworthy craft.
Often called the workhorse of the Andaman Sea, long tails are used to provide a number of marine services. While not as flashy or fast as modern speedboats, a voyage in a long tail boat is an interesting experience and a great way to take short sightseeing trips.
The one serious disadvantage of the long tail is the almost complete lack of safety equipment such as life jackets. Long tails are not advisable while travelling with small children or non-swimmers.
Rental prices average:
1 hour 800 THB
3 hours 2400 THB
1 day 5000 THB
These are average prices, they often want to make a deal with the customer pending on how many persons you are, if they shall wait for you, pick you up later or else.