Phuket is surrounded by beautiful islands and coastlines, but they can take some time to reach. Using larger ferry boats to reach Phi Phi, Phang Nga, Krabi or the Similian Islands can cost you several hours, meaning less time to enjoy everything that these destinations have to offer. With a speedboat, you can zip across the waves in a fraction of the time.
The additional speed and flexibility to explore which comes with a speedboat tour does come at a slightly higher cost, but they are still much better value for money than a normal tour. You travel in a smaller group, visiting the popular sights usually before the large crowds have arrived and seeing other places the main tours don’t even visit.