Pattaya is a beach resort and boasts lovely beaches and coastline, with all variety of water sports. This has led to all type and size of boats being used to serve the visitor. There are many outlying islands within a short boat trip from Pattaya and these offer pristine beaches, clear and unspoiled water and a peaceful, undeveloped environment. The visitor can choose from group boat tours on large boats, or can hire a smaller boat for an individual or customized boat trip. The individual boat tour will be more expensive than a group boat trip. Boat tours can be over a full day or only for a few hours. Bookings for group boat tours can be made through any tour agents and the listings can be found in these pages. An individual boat trip is best arranged directly with the boat operator who promotes his services up and down the beaches of Pattaya and Jomtien. Haggling to reduce the price charged is a necessity and is expected.
Many operators offer large and small boats for fishing trips, with experienced captains who know the local waters and where to catch all manner of fish. These trips can be for the day or over a longer period. Please see the listings under fishing in the sport section.