Snorkel and Kayak Tour to Angthong Marine Park by Speedboat from Koh Samui

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Snorkel and Kayak Tour to Angthong Marine Park by Speedboat from Koh Samui
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Spend the day in the emerald jewel of the Gulf of Thailand on a speed boat tour to Angthong Marine Park from Koh Samui. Start the day off with a light breakfast and a 45-minute speed boat ride through the 42 islands. Spend the rest of your day snorkeling the colourful coral reefs and kayaking in the idyllic oasis of the park. Visit the viewpoint of Koh Mae Ko island for an amazing view of the crystal lagoon and the stunning rock formations towering above the archipelago.
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In Brief

Location:
Ko Samui District, Thailand
Country:
Thailand
Duration:
8 hours
Operates:
Daily
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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Itinerary
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Stop At: Lomlahkkhirin High Speed Ferries Co, Mae Nam 84330 Thailand

Spend the day in the emerald jewel of the Gulf of Thailand on a speed boat tour to Angthong Marine Park from Koh Samui. Start the day off with a light breakfast and a 45-minute speed boat ride through the 42 islands. Spend the rest of your day snorkeling the colourful coral reefs and kayaking in the idyllic oasis of the park. Visit the viewpoint of Koh Mae Ko island for an amazing view of the crystal lagoon and the stunning rock formations towering above the archipelago.

After being picked up at your hotel you will meet the friendly staff of Lomlahk Khirin at Bang Rak Pier. Enjoy a light breakfast and get safety instructions and information about the trip. Start the day off with an exciting 45-minute speed boat ride to the breathtaking beauty of Angthong Marine Park.

Angthong translates as 'golden bowl', occupies almost 250 sq km and includes 50 sq km of surreal limestone islands and karst topography, which rise from the sea. All of the 42 islands are uninhabited and undeveloped except for one. This island, Koh Paluay, is inhabited by sea-gypsies who still earn a living from fishing. The Marine Park is famous for its natural beauty untouched by development.

Spend the day island-hopping through the archipelago, visiting the park's principal islands, and exploring their natural caves and stunning rock formations by kayak. On Koh Mae Ko, you can hike up to the top with a spectacular view over the emerald saltwater lake called Thale Nai which is connected with the sea through underwater caves. A trail that takes 20 minutes to walk leads from a nearby beach to the viewpoint over the lake.

At mid-day, enjoy a delicious Thai style buffet lunch at the beach of Woa Ta Lab, and spend the afternoon sunbathing or simply relaxing on the endless white sand beaches of the islands.

Itinerary:
• 07:30 - 08:15: Hotel pickup on Koh Samui
• 08:15 - 09:00: Meet the boat crew and enjoy a light breakfast
• 09:00 - 09:20: Depart from Bang Rak Pier to Angthong Marine Park
• 09:20 - 09:25: Quick stopover on Koh Phangan for pickup other customers
• 09:25 - 09:50: Cruise further to Angthong Marine Park
• 09:50 - 10:50: Open water snorkeling at the first island in Angthong Marine Park
• 10:50 - 11:00: Continue to Wua Ta Lap Island
• 11:00 - 12:00: Sightseeing & swimming at the beach of Koh Wua Ta Lap
• 12:00 - 13:00: Lunch at a local restaurant near the park ranger station
• 13:00 - 13:45: Kayaking through the emerald waters surrounding the islands
• 13:45 - 15:00: Hike to the view point of Koh Mae Ko
• 15:00 - 15:25: Depart from Angthong National Marine Park to Koh Phangan
• 15:25 - 15:30: Quick stopover on Koh Phangan to drop-off other customers
• 15:30 - 16:30: Cruise to Koh Samui & transfer to hotel

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Big Buddha pier, Bo Put, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand

Meet at Lomlahk Khirin Pier in Bang Rak on Koh Samui 30 minutes before scheduled departure.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park, 346/1 Talad Lang, Ang Thong 84000 Thailand

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Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Ko Wua Talap Island, Ang Thong Thailand

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Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Ko Mae Ko, Ang Thong National Marine Park, Ang Thong Thailand

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Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

Pass By: Trip Store Krabi, Krabi Town Thailand

This tour is provided by Trip Store Krabi.

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Drinking water and fruit
  • Light breakfast and buffet lunch
  • Snorkeling and kayaking equipment
  • Life jacket
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Basic accident insurance

Exclusions

  • National Park entrance fee of 300 THB per adult and 150 THB per child

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Departure Point

Big Buddha pier, Bo Put, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand

Traveler pickup is offered
Get picked up from your hotel on Koh Samui located near the main road. If you are staying on the hill, please come to a nearby hotel. The exact pick-up time will be confirmed by email after you have made the booking.

Pickup times for each zone:
• Ban Tai Beach: 08:00 - 08:15
• Bang Por Beach: 08:00 - 08:15
• Bang Rak Beach: 08:00 - 08:15
• Bo Phut Beach: 08:00 - 08:15
• Chaweng Beach: 08:00 - 08:15
• Chaweng Noi Beach: 07:45 - 08:00
• Choeng Mon Beach: 08:00 - 08:15
• Hua Thanon Beach: 07:30 - 07:45
• Lamai Beach: 07:45 - 08:00
• Lipa Noi Beach: 07:30 - 07:45
• Mae Nam Beach: 08:00 - 08:15
• Nathon Beach: 07:45 - 08:00
• Taling Ngam Beach: 07:30 - 07:45

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 70 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.04 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Although the weather was incredibly hot in April, I still had an amazing time on this tour! I highly recommend!
• Submitted 19 Apr 2019
Really good tour! Much better than I thought - the stops were at amazing places, the boats were fast (and reasonably comfortable), the views were incredible and the crew were gracious and non-invasive! Lunch was provided and delicious! Plenty of water available too!
• Submitted 11 Feb 2018
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 27 Dec 2017
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.
• Submitted 03 Sep 2017
Must Do in Samui !! Beautiful
• Submitted 01 Aug 2017
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 :
• Submitted 24 Jan 2017
Very friendly staff, lots of things packed into the day compared to other tours.
• Submitted 22 Jun 2016
I booked this tour and found it fantastic! The guide was delightful, funny and relaxed with my fellow travellers. There was plenty of time to enjoy just relaxing, lunch was perfect and the lagoon climb worth every step....and there were quite a few! I would highly recommend this trip as always Viator ensures professionalism, diversity and fun.
• Submitted 16 May 2016
I did this trip with two girlfriends, and we had an absolute blast! The kayaking locations were breathtakingly beautiful and the snorkeling was great. Hiking up to the Koh Mae Koh lagoons was a workout well worth it.
• Submitted 21 Apr 2016
What a wonderful way to explore Angthong National Marine Park! We were picked up from our hotel at the time confirmed to us via email prior to our trip, and then it was just a short ride in our air-conditioned minivan to the pier. At the pier, we boarded a small speedboat with just 20 or so others, which was great as the other tours were going out on much larger boats with big groups. We made our first stop at a beautiful cove, where we spent roughly an hour snorkeling. Then we continued to Mae Koh for views over Angthong and the island's pea-green lagoon. After, we enjoyed a scenic boat ride around the park before stopping at another island for lunch on the beach and kayaking. I would definitely recommend this tour for anyone staying on Koh Samui.
• Submitted 05 Apr 2016
We booked the tour 1 day before the tour, thankyou so much for the operator that helping us. We got pick up on time, we got light breakfast before the tour, in the speedboat they provide lots of water and soft drinks! And the lunch was really good! Thankyou so much!
• Submitted 06 May 2019
Definitely worth booking Angthong is truly beautiful. Pleased we booked the speed boat rather than the bigger slower boat. The tour guide was fun and spoke good English, all the staff helpful
• Submitted 09 Feb 2018
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!
• Submitted 22 Sep 2017
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.
• Submitted 22 Jun 2016
Beautiful Islands, and a happy go lucky tour guide. I really loved this tour! I have only given 4 stars because there is no mention of a hike in the description, and there was a mini one, up loads and loads of stairs. If my husband had known that he and almost everyone else on the tour would not have worn flip flops. So be warned people, there is an optional hike, so wear proper outdoor sandals or trainers!
• Submitted 10 Jun 2016
The day's activities were good but with only 45mins at the marine park snorkelling was very disappointing
• Submitted 28 Apr 2016
A little disappointed as not a great deal of information was given on this tour about the locations. The water for the snorkling was a bit murky. The staff made sure we had drinks and there were plenty. Communication at times was tricky and when we stopped down at one of the locations there were some sharp rocks that my daughter cut her foot on. I struggled to help her myself as it was tricky negotiating and could not physically lift her and the staff on the boat were not that helpful. Luckily another guest was able to help carry her onto shore so she could get treated. I had expected them to show a bit more concern or at the very least have a first aid kit on board.
• Submitted 02 Sep 2019
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.
• Submitted 04 Aug 2017
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.
• Submitted 15 Jun 2017
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
• Submitted 03 Aug 2016
Good trip but speed boat part very bumpy made worse as we had to detour to another island to pick up and return some other people which we were not expecting to do.
• Submitted 12 Apr 2016
The boat ride to and from the park was bumpy and difficult on the body. The weather was bad so I would only do this trip on a very calm day.
• Submitted 29 Feb 2016
It was lovely except that we were the only english speaking people on there and the guide only spoke in Russian to the others and only spoke to us when we asked a question..The food was lovely and the boat was comfortable. but the snorkelling wasn't that great.
• Submitted 10 Feb 2016
Where to start....... pick ip was on time but then we waited an hour at the dock for all others to arrive. We then went and started the tour. The first stop was snorkelling - we were given masks and told how to use them- no staff member came into the water instead shouted at people when they did something they shouldn't have. There was no room on the speed boat to get changed.... it was cramped and chaotic. Next we fpr the climb that was grand. Then we went through Angthong, this was fine and lunch was lovely. When it came to Kayaking we had to sort our own kayaks and paddles. Tour Staff stayed where lunch was being served. One tour leader did nothing all day. The crew helped the captain but again were very hands off. No guidance when snorkelling and their attitudes were very much go off and do your own thing. Would not recommend. Spend a bit more and get value out of your tour, you will spend alot of time on the boat so make sure you get a bigger boat than the one provided for this tour.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019

In Brief

Location:
Ko Samui District, Thailand
Country:
Thailand
Duration:
8 hours
Operates:
Daily
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