How to go on a boat cruise on Phu Quoc?
Well, it’s easier than you think! While I was walking around, taking pictures of the colorful Phu Quoc fishing fleet, my coworker negotiated a good price with a local fisherman. He took us to the southern archipelago and we snorkeled to experience the local underwater fauna.
I am a good swimmer, provided I leave my glasses at home and use my contacts. This boat trip to the southern archipelago of Phu Quoc Island came as a little surprise. We were at the harbor of An Thoi town and while I checked out the scenery, taking pictures of the brightly colored fishing fleet of Phu Quoc Island, my colleague Thoai made the acquaintance of Mr. Tu, a friendly, local fisherman and owner of a small boat.
There is trash floating in the harbour and three times our captain had to turn off the outboard motor to remove a plastic bag that had caught in the propeller. I expected him to throw it back into the sea, but he put it in a bin on the boat. That earned him a good deal of respect from my side.
The surroundings by the southern archipelagos are amazing, and even if you don’t snorkel or swim, the boat tour to the southern archipelago is definitely worth the VND 300,000. The islands are seamed by rocks, formed into soft, flowing shapes by the currents of the sea. A splendid sight on your boat cruise on Phu Quoc Island.
The scenic islands are as impressive as the vivid colors of the fishing fleet, and if you are with a bunch of friends, you can rent a bigger boat for a whole day. The fee for that is around VND 1,400,000. That sounds like much, but it’s reasonable if you split expenses.
I warmly recommend the boat tour to the southern archipelago on Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam.