Snorkel And Kayak Tour To Angthong Marine Park By Speed Boat From Koh Samui - Ko Samui

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Overview

Spend the day in emerald jewel of the Gulf of Thailand on this full-day tour to the Angthong Marine Park from Koh Samui. Start the day off with a 45-minute speed boat ride, and spend the rest of your day snorkeling colorful coral reefs and kayaking in the idyllic oasis of the park. Visit the islands of Phaluai, Wua Ta Lap, Mae Ko, Sam Sao, Hin Dap, Nai Phut and Phai Luak exploring their natural caves, crystal lagoons, and stunning rock formations.

Highlights

  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Snorkel gear included
  • Lunch included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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After pickup at your hotel, your day tour begins with the 45-minute speedboat ride from the Maenam pier on Koh Samui to Angthong Marine National Park, where you'll arrive in the mid-morning.

Translating to 'golden bowl,'Angthong occupies nearly 95 square miles (250 square km) and includes 19 square miles (50 square km) of fascinating karst topography and limestone islands that rise from the sea. Known for its natural beauty and untouched conditions, the marine park is home to 42 islands, all of which are uninhabited and undeveloped except for oneKoh Paluaywhich is inhabited by so-called 'sea-gypsies' who still earn a living from fishing. The island looks like Koh Samui did 40 years ago, prior to the arrival of tourism and modern infrastructure.

During the day, you'll island-hop through the archipelago, visiting the park's principal islands (including Phaluai, Wua Ta Lap, Mae Ko, Sam Sao, Hin Dap, Nai Phut, and Phai Luak), where you can check out rock formations, lagoons, and caves. At midday, enjoy a Thai lunch at a local restaurant on the island of Woa Ta Lab, and spend the afternoon sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, or simply relaxing on the endless white-sand beaches of the islands.

Your tour ends with return to Koh Samui at approximately 4:30pm.
  • 7:45am - 8:15am: Hotel pickup on Koh Samui
  • 9am - 9:20am: Depart from Na Phra Lan Pier to Koh Phangan
  • 9:20am - 9:25am: Quick stopover on Koh Phangan for pickup other customers
  • 9:25am - 9:50am: Cruise further to Angthong Marine Park
  • 9:50am - 10:50am: Open water snorkeling at the first island in Angthong Marine Park
  • 10:50am - 11am: Continue to Wua Ta Lap Island
  • 11am - 12pm: Sightseeing & swimming at the beach of Koh Wua Ta Lap
  • 12pm - 1pm: Lunch at a local restaurant near the park ranger station
  • 1pm - 1:45pm: Kayaking through the emerald waters surrounding the islands
  • 1:45pm - 3pm: Hike to the view point of Koh Mae Ko
  • 3pm - 3:25pm: Depart from Angthong National Marine Park to Koh Phangan
  • 3:25pm - 3:30pm: Quick stopover on Koh Phangan to drop-off other customers
  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm: Cruise to Koh Samui & transfer to hotel

Inclusions for Snorkel And Kayak Tour To Angthong Marine Park By Speed Boat From Koh Samui

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Drinking water and fruit
  • Lunch
  • Snorkeling and kayaking equipment
  • Life jacket
  • Professional guide

Exclusions for Snorkel And Kayak Tour To Angthong Marine Park By Speed Boat From Koh Samui

  • National park entrance fee (300 THB per adult and 200 THB per child, to be paid at point of entry; these fees help park rangers keep the park and wildlife protected and clean)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age is 2 years

Please bring a towel, swimwear, sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses, flip flops and a camera

Wear shorts rather than pants, as the water level may be above the knees when hopping off/on the boat

The speedboat will carry you as close to the beach as possible so you can hop off and on easily

Expect to get a bit wet on the speedboat or kayak

Please note: Itinerary can change due to tidal and weather conditions

Tour program can change due to tidal waves and weather conditions

Not recommended for pregnant women and participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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22 reviews by the users

  • This was a great day trip. Pick up and drop off at our hotel included. Really enjoyed the snorkeling and kayaking. Lunch was also very good, plenty of drinks and snacks. We had a good day, would do it again!

  • We enjoyed the tour so much especially kayaking.
    The view is awesome, food is nice but sad to see all the dead corals while snorkeling.

  • Trip was okay. Dont expect too much. Lots of sitting around, waiting.
    Kayaking was really boring, we didnt get to go up to the main viewpoint. Snorkeling was the only great part, crazy amount of fish and corals, clear water. Would do it again for the snorkeling but other than that not worth it.

  • Must Do in Samui !! Beautiful

  • We liked the operator of this tour - most impressive is that everything provided is very new and clean - this includes the life jacket, snorkel equipment and speed boat were all very clean and hygienic. This operator is more pricey compared to other cheaper operator but I think it is worth it from the new and cleaner kits provided.

    We felt this tour trip was just average and in fact disappointing because of our lousy snorkeling experience - the visibility was extremely poor and there were only a few fishes sighted during the 1 hour snorkel. It felt a terribly long 1 hour. Our kayaking experience was much better but also nothing special.

    We thought this tour would be the highlight of our 1 week holiday trip in Samui which now appeared to be just a slightly below average experience. I would only recommend this to people if you have more time to spend in Samui - else there are other better activities to fill your limited valuable time.

  • Snorkel and Kayak Tour but without the Kayak No, really. We were not once offered a chance to go kayaking, saw loads of other tourists in their canoes though. To be honest the only thing we enjoyed on this tour was the one hour snorkeling. The itinerary promised us two snorkeling spots but only one we got. Maybe it was because the organizers were late since the very beginning of the tour. The pick-up from the hotel was late. We leave at nine. The boat took off from the pier at 9:30. And so on. Massive amount of tourists leaving for various tours from the same pier, massive amount of tourists all over the marine park apart from the snorkeling spot, cold and tasteless food at the lunch buffet, the guide shouting with f-words to a Russian guy showing up late at one island, the guide not really giving us any information on the few islands and beautiful spots our team this is actually what the guide referred us with stopped by - and to finish with a very bumpy one-hour ride back to Samui. This tour was a disaster and almost a complete waste of money and our time. Next time we'll invest on a proper and more than likely private tour instead of this conveyer belt -like rip-off with a couldn't-care-less attitude towards tourists who really looked forward to seeing and experiencing something special.

  • A wonderful diversity of experiences! The snorkling, kayaking and trekking were equally enjoyable and spectacular! The guide was wonderful and enthusiastic! My partner and I had a very memorable day :

  • We did this tour at the beginning of our time in Ko Samui... The sights and view points during the trip were beautiful and definitely worth seeing. The organisation to begin with at the harbour could have been better, there was a lot of waiting about, especially in the heat. The snorkelling part of the trip, alongside the kayaking was particularly enjoyable, however we were left mostly to our own devices about where to go and what to do. Lunch wasn't well organised at all - there was about 5 boats worth of people trying to cue for food, which ended in a disaster especially after we were told that certain food was only for certain boats. Our tour guide was good - well spoken English and the crew on board were also friendly - however, trip could have been better organised

  • Overall this was a great day trip, and well worth the cost. As others have mentioned, the speed boat ride is definitely bumpy. I tend to get seasick, but I took a preventive Dramamine and did just fine. Snorkeling was the 1st stop, and it was my favorite part! We snorkeled for about 45 mins/1 hour. I was a little disappointed that we wouldn't be able to snorkel again, since the description of this tour reads spend the afternoon sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking... Unfortunately there was no option to snorkel again - when we got to the main island, you had to choose to either kayak or hike to the top to see the views of the whole national park. My boyfriend and I opted for the hike - which was pretty tough!!! He made it to the top, and the view was amazing. He said it was well worth it, but it's definitely an advanced hike. There were signs up that the trail was under construction - it looks like they're adding a lot more concrete and better ropes to hold onto, so maybe it will get a little easier in the future. Definitely bring sneakers if you're planning to try the hike!

    Our guides provided plenty of bottled water throughout the day - each time we got back on the boat, they offered everyone nice and cold bottles. Lunch was just okay not that much in terms of selection and it seemed to have been sitting out for awhile and attracting flies. My advice is to bring a few snacks! But overall an enjoyable day trip with beautiful sights to see.

  • Very friendly staff, lots of things packed into the day compared to other tours.

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