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Aow Leuk, Ko Tao

Aow Leuk, Ko Tao: Our most recommended tours and activities

Koh Tao: Islands Snorkeling Highlights Day Tour & Lunch

1. Koh Tao: Islands Snorkeling Highlights Day Tour & Lunch

Start the trip with a pickup service from your hotel lobby and get driven to Mae Haad Pier where you will meet the crew of Sangthong Tours. After a quick health check, board the modified fishing cutter and chug to the first snorkel spot at Koh Nangyuan off Koh Tao’s northwest coast. Walk on the iconic beach that links the group of three islands of Koh Nangyuan together, and climb up to the viewpoint on the peak of the highest of the three islands. There are a few separate swimming areas with tropical fish, including Japanese Garden as the best snorkeling spot and others where you can just chill out and relax. Head over to Mango Bay while enjoying a Thai style lunch on board. The bay is named after many mango trees that once grew on this part of Koh Tao in abundance. The magnificent Mango Bay shines with turquoise green and beautiful waters that are full of marine life. Due to shallows off the beach and the sandy seafloor that gives the water a beautiful turquoise green hue, Mango Bay is a go-to destination for snorkel activities. Continue to Hin Wong Bay located on the east coast of Koh Tao surrounded by big boulders. There are several underwater pinnacles covered in fertile coral, anemones and many kinds of fish that can be seen here. The water here is incredibly clear and you may be lucky enough to see great schools of sardines being chased by hungry trevally in water less than a metre deep. The next stop is at Aow Luek which is named for its deep, concave shape as well as the depth of the water which makes it good for snorkeling even at very low tide. Expect a stunning scenery with white sandy beach and water varying shades of blue, and Shark Island in the background. Before returning to the pier, make a stop at Shark Bay where you can swim alongside the many blacktip reef sharks or the sea turtles that come there each day.

Koh Samui: Koh Tao and Nangyuan Snorkeling Tour with Lunch

2. Koh Samui: Koh Tao and Nangyuan Snorkeling Tour with Lunch

The friendly team of Insea Speedboat will pick you up directly from the hotel lobby on Koh Samui and bring you to the private pier at Bang Rak. Get helpful information from your guide and enjoy a light breakfast before heading by speedboat to Koh Tao. As you arrive at Koh Tao, cool off in the water and peer into the amazing underwater world from above. Make more snorkel stops at Buddha Point, Taothong Bay, Lighthouse Bay, Hin Wang Bay or Aow Leuk. Stop at a hidden cove in the east of Koh Tao and enjoy a scrumptious Thai style lunch at the beautiful ocean front restaurant. Then it is time for paddling by kayak along the dramatic coastline with steep cliffs. For the more relaxed. Continue by speed boat to Koh Nangyuan which is just half a kilometer from Koh Tao. we recommend to immediately hike to the top of the spectacular viewpoint to avoid the crowds. It takes around 15 minutes to get to the top. Besides the viewpoint, you can spend time at the beach where a plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas are available to rent. There are a few separate swimming areas on Koh Nangyuan - the Japanese Reef Garden is certainly one of the most impressive snorkel spot. The water is very shallow at the beginning with fine sand. After that it will be a little bit stony because the underground is full of corals, that’s why the water color is so beautiful. Remember to capture the memories of a life time by renting one of our underwater digital cameras. Itinerary: • 07:30 - 08:20: Hotel pickup on Koh Samui • 08:20 - 08:50: Meet the boat crew at Insea Speedboat pier • 08:50 - 09:00: Enjoy a light breakfast • 09:00 - 10:30: Cruise by speed boat to Koh Tao • 10:30 - 12:00: Snorkel around Koh Tao (2 Snorkeling spot) • 12:00 - 13:00: Enjoy a scrumptious Thai style buffet lunch in a restaurant on Koh Tao • 13:00 - 13:30: Kayak at the idyllic east coast (October-March) • 13:30 - 15:00: Sunbathing, Swiming & climb up to the viewpoint of Nangyuan Island • 15:00 - 16:30: Head back to Koh Samui • 16:30 - 17:00: Transfer back to your hotel

Ko Tao: Snorkeling Day Trip to Koh Nang Yuan with Meals

3. Ko Tao: Snorkeling Day Trip to Koh Nang Yuan with Meals

Explore Koh Nang Yuan, a group of 3 tiny islets off Ko Tao’s northwest coast, on a day trip with hotel transfers. Get access to paddleboards, kayaking, and snorkeling gear to enjoy your time on the water. Savor a buffet lunch on board and seasonal fruits with tea and coffee, and BBQ set and Mojito (non-alcoholic) mocktail dinner with unlimited soft drinks. Get picked up from your hotel in Ko Tao and get driven to the pier to begin your adventure. Soak up the sun on the small beach that links this palm-fringed island to the neighboring Koh Nang Yuan. Next, head to the Japanese Gardens diving site in a sheltered bay on the east side part of Koh Nang Yuan. Explore a rich variety of coral and underwater fauna along the granite rocks. After an hour, hop back on board to relax on the sun deck while the crew serves a freshly-prepared lunch. Savor the meal as you soak in views of Nang Yuan Island and Mango Bay. Next up, find yourself surrounded by lush green hills and boulders at the pristine Ao Muong Beach, a picture-postcard resort town in Mango Bay with more snorkeling opportunities. Continue to the east coast of Ko Tao to reach the large bay of Hin Wong. Relax on Ao Hin Wong Beach or go snorkeling. If you’re lucky, you can see schools of sardines being chased by hungry trevally fish at a depth of 1 meter. Then, head to Aow Leuk beach where you can observe a great diversity of fish of different sizes and sometimes small harmless sharks just a few steps into the water. In the middle of the bay is a sandy bottom, so float around without worrying about hitting rocks. Move toward Shark Bay to observe sharks swimming peacefully above the seabed. Go 4 to 10 feet deep in the water to watch sea turtels and blacktip reef sharks, some of them over 6 feet long, crisscross the bay. As the day comes to a close, watch the sunset while treating your tastebuds to BBQ set and Mojito (non-alcoholic) mocktail dinner on the way back to Mae Haad pier.

Ko Tao: Snorkeling Tour to Hidden Bays and Nang Yuan Island

4. Ko Tao: Snorkeling Tour to Hidden Bays and Nang Yuan Island

Set sail around Koh Tao's captivating coral reefs aboard the island's top-tier snorkeling boat, complete with amenities such as an onboard water slide, climbing wall, and floating sunbeds. With the guidance of our seasoned multi-lingual tour guides, you'll be treated to the island's underwater splendors and the mesmerizing beauty of both its marine and terrestrial landscapes. Nang Yuan Island, a highlight, offers both a unique sand bridge joining three islands and the renowned "Japanese Garden" snorkeling spot. Your adventure commences with a comfortable pick-up from your Ko Tao accommodation, whisking you to Mae Haad pier. The day promises a series of snorkeling excursions: from the vibrant corals and fishes at "Ao Muang" and the dense schools of Yellow-Strip scad fishes at "Ao Hin Wong" to the grandeur of "Ao Leuk's" corals. The crowning experience might just be "Shark Bay", where, if luck is on your side, you'll spot graceful green turtles and possibly the elusive blacktip reef shark. As the sun begins its descent, your boat will chart its course back to Mae Haad pier, ensuring you're safely returned to your accommodation by 05:00 pm. Dive into this unforgettable day of marine exploration and island wonder.

Koh Tao: Koh Nangyuan and the Hidden Bays Trip by the Oxygen

5. Koh Tao: Koh Nangyuan and the Hidden Bays Trip by the Oxygen

Dive into the serene beauty of Koh Tao and Koh Nangyuan with our premier snorkel tour aboard the Oxygen. Discover 'Turtle Island' and its underwater splendor, renowned for vibrant coral reefs and a rich tapestry of marine life. Our tour is a gateway to some of the world's best snorkeling sites, tailored for both the curious beginner and the seasoned snorkeler. Your adventure begins with a convenient pick-up from your Koh Tao accommodation, leading to the famous Mae Haad pier. Here, the Oxygen awaits to sweep you away to the breathtaking Nang Yuan Island. As the centerpiece of our tour, Nang Yuan offers a unique sand bridge connecting three isles and a hilltop viewpoint with panoramic vistas. The renowned "Japanese Garden" snorkeling spot is a kaleidoscope of aquatic colors not to be missed. After a refreshing lunch box served on board, we’ll guide you to Mango Bay (Ao Muang) to marvel at exquisite corals and diverse fishes. Our journey continues to Ao Hin Wong, a spectacle of Yellow-Strip scad, and Ao Leuk, celebrated for its majestic corals. The day’s crescendo is at Shark Bay, where green turtles glide and, with fortune's favor, blacktip reef sharks make an appearance. Concluding this aquatic odyssey, we return to Mae Haad pier and ensure you are comfortably transported back to your accommodation. Our snorkel tour is not just an activity; it's an exploration of natural wonders, a day of oceanic education, and a memory to cherish. Join us for an unparalleled experience where the wonders of Koh Tao's seas become a vivid part of your travel story.

Ko Tao: Late Riser Island Hopping Tour with Lunch and Sunset

6. Ko Tao: Late Riser Island Hopping Tour with Lunch and Sunset

Begin your adventure with a pickup from your hotel in Ko Tao, and be whisked away to the starting point. There, meet the crew and receive a comprehensive briefing about your snorkeling tour for the day. Then, follow your guide to Mae Haad Pier. Kick off your first underwater odyssey at Ko Nangyuan, a stunning trio of islands nestled off Ko Tao's northwest coast. Stroll along the sandbar connecting these island gems, then conquer the viewpoint atop the highest peak for breathtaking panoramas. Immerse yourself in the crystal-clear waters, exploring the vibrant marine life at various swimming areas. The renowned Japanese Garden beckons with its diverse fish population, while other spots offer tranquil havens for relaxation. As you journey to Mango Bay, indulge in a Thai-style lunch buffet aboard the boat. This picturesque bay, aptly named for its past abundance of mango trees, boasts dazzling turquoise waters teeming with marine life. Snorkel in shallows near the beach. Next, navigate to Hin Wong Bay, where majestic boulders guard secrets beneath the waves. Discover thriving coral gardens, vibrant anemones, and a kaleidoscope of fish. Encounter schools of sardines darting through shimmering blue, chased by hungry trevally in depths no greater than a meter. Next, Aow Luek awaits, aptly named for its deep, bowl-like shape and ideal snorkeling conditions, even during low tide. Prepare to be captivated by stunning landscapes – a pristine white sand beach, water shimmering with various shades of blue, and the silhouette of Shark Island in the distance. Before returning to the pier, make a stop at Shark Bay. Witness the graceful movements of blacktip reef sharks and majestic sea turtles gliding through the waters, adding a touch of magic to your day. Bid farewell to the sun as it dips below the horizon, painting the sky in vibrant hues.

Private Longtail Tour in Koh Tao & Nang Yuan with Snorkel

7. Private Longtail Tour in Koh Tao & Nang Yuan with Snorkel

Koh Tao has a few of the most beautiful snorkel sites in Thailand, and with this tour you can enjoy them in a private way. Snorkel with colorful fish and corals at Mango, Lighthouse, Hin Wong, and Leuk Bay. At Shark Bay you will have a chance to swim with harmless blacktip reef sharks and green turtles, if we are lucky enough to see them. At Koh Nang Yuan, swim and relax at its unique white sand beaches, or if you are feeling fit for a hike, walk up to the viewpoint at Nang Yuan overlooking the unusual island formation.

From Koh Tao: Sightseeing Tour with Snorkel by Private Car

8. From Koh Tao: Sightseeing Tour with Snorkel by Private Car

Enjoy the comfort of a private car tour with driver, who will show you the best spots of Koh Tao in a flexible way. The tour starts with the pickup from your hotel, and ends with the drop-off at your hotel or any other requested spot. Relax and swim at pristine white sand beaches with crystal clear water at Freedom Beach and Luek Beach. If you are lucky, spot harmless blacktip reef sharks or green turtles at Shark Bay while snorkeling. Or admire the gorgeous fish and corals at Luek Bay and Taa Toh Beach. John-Suwan and Sun Suwan are both incredible viewpoints that each offer their unique view over the island. You can choose to visit one of them, or simply visit both of them. You will get to see other amazing views at West Coast viewpoint, and at Love Koh Tao Bar, where you can enjoy a delicious drink as well. On the tour, it is recommended to have lunch at Baan Talay Restaurant which is on the way and has a great view. You can choose to have lunch at another spot, or simply skip lunch to enjoy more time sightseeing and snorkeling. Pick the latest departure to see the sunset as well.

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What people are saying about Aow Leuk, Ko Tao

Overall rating

4.9
(23 reviews)

We booked onto this tour after researching snorkelling tours in Koh Tao, many were 550bht but huge boats with many backpackers! We had THE BEST DAY EVER, with the fantastic crew of the Royal Mariblue. They picked us up from our hotel on time (another couple were late and they picked them up later and dropped them off at the pier!!). After a quick information collecting 10 minutes in their office, we were taken down to the boat. We went to the famous viewpoint, they looked after our belongings whilst we snorkelled, the tour diver never left us when snorkelling. He showed us the turtles, baby sharks, nemos! What was particularly amazing, was that he helped my mum (who has never snorkelled in her life), to be able to join in! He took underwater photos and videos, which we are hoping to receive by WhatsApp soon. The food was fantastic, huge lunch and delicious sunset BBQ skewers on the roof of the boat. All members of the crew were fantastic, from the lady who cooked and made our virgin mo

This is the best snorkelling trip I have ever been on! I booked the night before around 9pm for myself and two daughters (11,12). I received instant sms telling me about the pickup arrangements. The next day, taxi driver was there in on time, he took us to the tour office. The trip was amazing, we saw so many doggy fish, turtle and a shark, lovely correl and beautiful scenery. The lunch servers was delicious, we also had fruit (watermelon & pineapple) & drinks. One of the crew members took incredible photos whilst we were in the water, he uploaded them for us for free! Can’t believe how cheap it was for everything included (transportation there & back, lunch, snorkelling around the island, beautiful photos). The crew were incredibly knowledgeable, passionate, friendly and organised. We made beautiful memories, to treasure forever! Thank you

This snorkeling tour gave us the chance to snorkel in multiple locations. And we were lucky enough to see a rather large turtle. The Captain and his team were absolutely brilliant. Our safety was paramount all the time. The winds kept changing so the team changed snorkeling locations to keep us comfortable giving the chance to see black sharks and lots of other tropical fish. We had a beautiful lunch too. Plenty of water, tea, coffee and biscuits were available all day. Very highly recommended 👌

A fantastic trip! So many snorkeling opportunities! The boat ride was peaceful and relaxing, with tea/coffee/biscuits/lots of fresh fruit. The crew were amazing and so welcoming. It was brilliant to have the go-pro pictures taken and sent to us the same day. Thank you! Shout out to Boat number 5 with the slide on 30/03!

Great, lots of beautiful places to see Go to the viewpoints as soon as you get there otherwise too many queues Super friendly guide Good food