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Kayaks can be rented on the beach for leisurely paddling for around 200B per hour. Snorkeling trips around the island are popular and you can sign up for a group tour with any hotel or with any of the many beachfront travel agencies for as little as 600B per day. To hire a longtail boat for a half-day private trip, expect to pay around 1,200B.

Scuba diving is quite popular here, too, and Phi Phi Scuba (tel. 07561-2665; www.ppscuba.com), among other full-service, professional outfits, offers anything from day trips to multiday adventures, as well as all the requisite PADI course instruction. Alternatively, try Visa Diving (tel. 07560-1157; www.visadiving.com) on the main strip just east of the ferry pier. Check the websites for prices.

Cat's Climbing Shop, at Tonsai Bay (tel. 08178-75101, mobile), runs rock-climbing trips around the gnarled cliffs of the two Phi Phi islands; prices run around 1,000B for a half day, 1,500B for a full day.

If you feel like a real adrenaline rush, you can sign up with a tour operator to go cliff jumping (jumping off a cliff into the sea), Phi Phi's latest craze, but be prepared to end up with a dislocated shoulder, broken back, or worse, and don't expect the operator's insurance to cover the damages.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.