Our mangrove night walk in Phuket will allow you to explore the mangrove forest and coastal mudflats along the east coast.
Why our mangrove night walks?
Phuket has a decent diversity of snakes that occur in the mangroves. Species that are rare elsewhere, are seen relatively frequently in Phuket, like the Cantor's Mud Snake (Cantoria violacea), and the Crab-eating Mud Snake (Fordonia leucobalia). And you may even get lucky to see the Marine File Snake (Acrochordus granulatus). Well worth the visit!
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Here follows the itinerary of our mangrove night herping tours in Phuket
Day 1 (19:00 to ± 23:00)
After meeting up with the guide, we start out on a board walk through the mangroves. If you wish to photograph some of the finds up close, be prepared to get muddy. After walking the board walk area, we search along the mudflats.
It is all flat terrain, not physically demanding in that sense. But to get up close with the snakes and other creatures you will probably get dirty feet.
Extra information about the tour destination
The mangroves and coastal mudflats are home to a number of interesting snakes. Schneider's Bockadam (Cerberus schneiderii) is one of the more common species. But this particular spot has a thriving population of some rarer homalopsids like the Cantor's Mud Snake (Cantoria violacea) and the Crab-eating Mud Snake (Fordonia leucobalia). Our guide has also found Marine File Snakes (Acrochordus granulatus) in this area. Besides these snake species, you will encounter other critters like crabs, mudskippers, and other fish species.
The mangrove night herping trips take place on the east coast of the island.
You are expected to find your own transport to the night walk location and back. We will inform you about the exact location during the booking process.
The success of these mangrove snake tours depends partly on the tides.
Our tours can take off every day of the year, as long as our guide is available. Booking in advance is recommended!