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Samui: Angthong Marine Park Boat Tour w/ Transfer and Meals

1. Samui: Angthong Marine Park Boat Tour w/ Transfer and Meals

Become immersed in the majestic beauty of Angthong National Marine Park on a scenic boat trip from Koh Samui. Get picked up from your hotel, enjoy a light breakfast onboard, discover breathtaking islands, and keep your energy up with a delicious buffet lunch. Start off the day with a pickup from your hotel on Koh Samui by air-conditioned minibus. Depart from Nathon Pier aboard a spacious 3-decker boat and taste a light breakfast while watching the marine scenery slip by. Arrive at Angthong National Marine Park and, if you've chosen. the tour option with kayaking included, start paddling under huge limestone cliffs through crystal-clear waters along the coastline. Reach Mae Koh and climb the steps to the top of the island on a short and easy trek. Take in a fantastic view over the Emerald Lagoon, then feast on a Thai buffet back on the boat, followed by fresh seasonal fruits. Enjoy more kayaking at Wua Talap Island or hike along a 500-meter natural trail leading to a viewpoint with an impressive panorama of Angthong Marine Park. Make your way up the small climbing passage at the end of the trail, and embark on another short hike to the Lotus Cave, with beautiful stalactite and stalagmite mineral formations. Alternatively, go swimming, snorkeling, or just relax on a beautiful beach with clear blue waters and white sand. On the way back to Koh Samui, enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while admiring the last views of the astonishing islands. Arrive back at Nathon Pier and be transferred to your hotel.

Koh Samui: Mu Ko Ang Thong Park Cruise with Kayaking Option

2. Koh Samui: Mu Ko Ang Thong Park Cruise with Kayaking Option

This tour will take you to visit 3 main islands for without kayaking program (Koh Wau Ta Lup, Koh Mae ko, Koh Sam Sao, and for with kayaking program, you will have the special privilege to visit Tum Rang Island. When we arrive at Wua Ta Lap island, the central island at Angthong archipelago, there will be various creative activities including, Firstly, challenging yourself at “JanJaras” nature trail mountain trekking, where the top viewpoint is 500 meters above the sea level, to admire the panoramic views of 42 islands. There are 5 resting points along the route Secondly, indulging in a soothing tropical vibe on peaceful beaches together with relaxing around the national park for the aesthetic appreciation of nature, Thirdly, visiting Bua Boke cave is another must-to-do activity, where there is a short hike with magnificent stalactite and stalagmite mineral formations. Ultimately, be mesmerized with the ancient Burdei's whale skeleton, and let's unfold the secret story of Angthong's magical heritages & its rich history. After a great adventure at the central island, let you recharge your energy by enjoying a mouthwatering freshly-cooked buffet lunch including Thai-style main course, soup, flavorful dessert, seasonal salad, juicy fruits and beverages. Special dietary requirements are available on request in advance. Afterwards, we will pass by Koh Sam Sao to admire gravity-defying structures at Koh Sam Sao, which features a unique natural arch stone curve bridge stretching into the sea. Cruising towards the next island called “Mae Koh island”. Firstly, relishing a lively experience of snorkeling to discover abundant underwater gardens filled with all kinds of flamboyant fishes and dazzling coral reefs sunken beneath a sparkling sea. Secondly, for with kayaking program, we shall begin the adrenaline-rush kayaking adventure through dramatic granite boulders, fantastic coastline & magical caves to Tum Rang island. Tam Rang island route is an exclusively designed route for Highsea Tour‘s guests only offering fun & creative experience. The kayaking tutorial, instructions and equipment will be provided by our kayaking specialists who will be escorting you along the way. Thirdly, indulging in the glorious "The Blue Lagoon" also known as “Talay Nai”, the landlocked emerald lagoon surrounded by millennia-old limestone cliffs, rare-to-find greeneries and unspoiled wildlife habitats, which takes only 10 minutes walking up the steps to reach the top. Take your time to admire the most impressive natural site before stepping down to the beach where you can relax and snorkeling. Now, it comes to the end of the excursion, all passengers will be transferred back to the tour boat again, heading straight back to the Nathon Pier. During the way back, tea, coffee, soft drinks and snacks are available for you all along the way. Following the arrival at Nathon pier, the air-conditioned van will be ready to transfer you back to your hotel.

Samui: Angthong National Marine Park Day Trip by Speedboat

3. Samui: Angthong National Marine Park Day Trip by Speedboat

Be picked up from your accommodation on Samui Island and enjoy a scenic ride by air-conditioned minivan. Take a speedboat ride to your first stop at Koh Wao or Koh Tay Plow and observe the vibrant world beneath the waves as you snorkel. Continue to the Emerald Lagoon, known as Talay Nai, and learn about the area from your guide. Admire the dramatic views of the cliffs that surround this saltwater lake before tucking into a Thai buffet lunch with fresh seasonal fruits after your meal. Hike to the top of the island for breathtaking panoramic views of Angthong Marine Park. Swim or snorkel in crystal-clear waters, or just soak up the sunshine on the white-sand beach. Embark on a kayaking tour around the Emerald Lagoon.

Mu Ko Ang Thong Park: Semi-private Sunset Cruise Tour

4. Mu Ko Ang Thong Park: Semi-private Sunset Cruise Tour

Discover the natural beauty of the Mu Ko Ang Thong Marine Park on a day trip from Surat Thani. Savour a light breakfast, appetizers throughout the day, lunch, and fresh fruits. Stay hydrated with chilled soft drinks, tea, and coffee. You will be kayaking or snorkeling at destinations like Koh Tai Plao. Visit Emerald Lake and admire the sunset on the water with a banana split to relax with. Begin your day with a hotel/accommodation pick-up in the morning. Step aboard a luxury yacht and be greeted by your crew for the day. After briefly describing the yacht’s facilities, safety procedures, and what awaits you, take a moment to explore the yacht while familiarizing yourself with one of the many sunny or shaded areas on the decks. Experience a personal service with a maximum of 14 guests onboard the blue dragon classic Thai yacht or 34 guests onboard the red dragon classic Thai yacht with an international chef on board. Voyage towards the northernmost corner of the park and savour delicious appetizers as you cruise. Explore the magnificent scenery of the Gulf of Thailand, which dolphins and whales like to call home. Arrive at Koh Tai Plao where caves, hidden lagoons, and white sandy beaches reside. Go for a spectacular guided sea kayaking experience along the coastline to explore sensational cliffs and magical tunnels that are only found at this location. Spot secluded picturesque beaches and their crystal clear, calm waters. Sail north past the park, to Koh Wao, where the best sites are at. Join your professional snorkeling instructor who will take you on an amazing journey to explore Thailand’s tropical reef. Eat a freshly prepared Thai cuisine buffet lunch while you make your way to the Marine Park’s waters. Journey along the park's most interesting limestone islands, which rise from the sea as dramatic rock cliffs and bizarre rock formations. Arrive at the well-known Emerald Lake where you will be transferred to the beach. Climb up the steps through dense rainforest and narrow ravines to see a beautiful viewpoint overlooking the surrounding islands. Take a stroll down the steps to witness the hidden saltwater lake completely enclosed by walls, nicknamed the Blue Lagoon. Sail back to Koh Samui to take in the magnificent scenery of the Ang Thong marine park, Koh Phangan and Koh Samui along the way. Also, pass the Five Islands to indulge in a banana split whilst embracing wonderful views of the sunset. Around 6:15 PM, arrive back at the Koh Samui jetty to board your vehicle to transfer back to your accommodation.

Ang Thong: Marine Park Full-Day Kayaking & Snorkeling Tour

5. Ang Thong: Marine Park Full-Day Kayaking & Snorkeling Tour

Discover the picture-perfect scenery to the northwest of Koh Samui. Embark on a guided boat trip to Ang Thong Marine Park and explore dozens of deserted beaches, bizarre rock formations, and calm blue waters. Kayak and snorkel your way through beautiful islands and islets. Be collected from your hotel and transferred to the Nathon pier. Meet your guide and the team, who will welcome you onboard the boat. Enjoy a light breakfast as your guide gives a briefing on the day’s activities while familiarizing you with the boat’s features. Visit Koh Tai Plao, the best location for kayaking, with amazing rock overhangs, tunnels, small caves, and a hidden lagoon to explore. Hop onto your kayak and grab a dry bag so you can take your camera with you. Take a dip in the inviting calm waters. Snorkel, swim, or jump from the boat. Enjoy a great lunch on board as you cruise through the park, heading to the second stop at Koh Mae Ko. Admire the island with a relatively short but quite steep climb to a viewing platform, where you’ll witness the breathtaking sight of the Emerald Lake. Finally, stop at the main island of Koh Wua Talap. Explore this area by kayak and circumnavigate the small adjacent island then return and relax on the beach. Alternatively, make the climb to the viewpoint where you will be rewarded with an amazing vista of the entire park. If you wish to, you can trek to the stunning Bua Bok Cave instead, and take in its monumental stalagmites and stalactites. For those who prefer to simply relax, the pristine beach here is a great spot to get some sun or find shade under one of the many palm trees. Head back to Koh Samui, while feasting on fresh fruit and a snack while you relax on the journey home.

Ang Thong Full-Day Discovery Cruise from Koh Samui

6. Ang Thong Full-Day Discovery Cruise from Koh Samui

This full-day cruise takes you 35 kilometers west of Koh Samui to Ang Thong Marine National Park, a group of more than 40 pristine islands. You’ll see spectacular limestone rock formations, abundant wildlife, deserted beaches and uninhabited islands. Experience outstanding service on board the yacht and marvel at the breathtaking scenery of the marine park. Visit one of the stunning beaches and the famous Green Lagoon or Emerald Lake, a saltwater lake on the Island of Koh Mae. Hike up to the viewpoint on Koh Mae, and enjoy the great views over most of the park’s islands. Return to Koh Samui as the sun sets and enjoy the sea breezes as you end this special day with a drink.

From Koh Pha Ngan: Day Tour to Ang Thong with Kayak & Lunch

7. From Koh Pha Ngan: Day Tour to Ang Thong with Kayak & Lunch

Discover the archipelago of the Ang Thong National Marine Park on a day tour by speedboat from Koh Pha Ngan. Discover some of the highlights of the area including “Praying Monkey Island” and “Three Pillars Island", take some time for kayaking, and enjoy a buffet lunch on Koh Maekoh. Start with pickup from your hotel on Koh Pha Ngan. Board the speedboat around 9.20 AM and enjoy some welcome snacks with tea or coffee. Set off to discover Ang Thong National Marine Park, with a stop to snorkel at a perfect location rich in colorful fish and vibrant coral reefs next to imposing limestone cliffs. Hike to a scenic viewpoint at the Emerald Lagoon, for fantastic views of the area including “Praying Monkey Island” and “Three Pillars Island". Then, head to Koh Maekok to enjoy a delicious buffet lunch on the beach. Use the kayaks to explore the picturesque beaches and inlets. Finally, board the speedboat back to Koh Pha Ngan, with a bus waiting for you to take you back to your accommodation.

Ang Thong National Marine Park Day Trip by Big Boat

8. Ang Thong National Marine Park Day Trip by Big Boat

Discover the highlights of Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park on a day tour from Koh Samui. Explore the stunning archipelago of 42 islands in the Gulf of Thailand, known for its limestone cliffs, white sand beaches, crystal-clear waters, and lush green forests. Choose to include kayaking in your trip. Start with a pickup from your hotel or villa and a transfer to the pier, where you will board the big boat. Once on board, enjoy a light breakfast and refreshments as you cruise to the park. Upon arrival at Angthong National Marine Park, you will have the opportunity to explore several islands. Sail by longtail boat to the islands, where you can hike to the top of Wua Ta Lap viewpoint for stunning panoramic views of the park or relax on the beach at Koh Mae Koh. Spot marine life as you snorkel in the crystal-clear waters. Explore the mangrove forests by kayak if you choose this option. During the day, tuck into a delicious, freshly cooked Thai buffet lunch served on board the boat. After lunch, enjoy some more time to explore the park before heading back to Koh Samui.

From Koh Samui: Ang Thong Marine Park VIP Small-Group Tour

9. From Koh Samui: Ang Thong Marine Park VIP Small-Group Tour

Every Monday, Wednesday And Saturday SMALL GROUP ONLY 16 PERSON ITINERARY •08.00-09.00 Pick-up at your hotel. •09.30 Start off from the pier and short introduction about our tour. •10.30 Enjoy snorkeling and meet marine life at Koh Wao •11.30 Cruising and take photo around the Angthong Marine Park •12.00 Climb up to the view point and the Hidden Emerald Lagoon. •13.00 Enjoy kayaking at Koh Na Tub •14.00 Thai Buffet lunch is provided at the restaurant in Koh Phaluay. •15.00 Relaxation on the beautiful and quiet beach. •16.00 Departs from Angthong Marine Park. 17.00-17.30 Arrive back to Koh Samui and transfer back to your hotel, TOUR INCLUDES •Travel insurance •Admission fee •Tour Guide & Crew •Hotel Transfer •Life Jacket •Snorkeling Mask •Sea Kayak •Thai Buffet Lunch •Seasonal Fruits Soft Drink & Drinking Water

From Koh Samui: Day Tour to Ang Thong with Kayak & Lunch

10. From Koh Samui: Day Tour to Ang Thong with Kayak & Lunch

Spend the day discovering Ang Thong’s archipelago on a guided speedboat tour with stops for kayaking, hiking, and meals. Explore the unique rocksides of the 42-islands. Start the day with a pickup from your hotel and snacks, take some time to snorkel, and get dropped off after your exciting day. After departing from Koh Samui around 9 AM, head to Koh Pha Ngan via speedboat to pick up other customers. Discover the Ang Thong National Marine Park with a snorkel before enjoying a buffet lunch on Koh Maekoh Beach. After lunch, get into a kayak and discover the area’s best viewpoints from the water. Cruise between the many islands on the speedboat and discover the features that give many islands their names, like Praying Monkey Island and Three Pillars Island. Hike to Emerald Lagoon which provides a viewpoint of the 42 islands. Take some time to relax on the pristine white sand beaches.

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(234 reviews)

This boat tour was 100% worth it. It was an unforgettable day. I can only recommend it to everyone. The climbs to the viewing points were very strenuous in the heat, but it was worth it in the end. The only criticism I had was the food on board. I didn't like it. But that's a matter of taste and nothing that should stop you from taking this great trip.

This was an amazing, small group tour of Ang Thong. Our tour guide Philip and his crew did an amazing job taking care of us. He took us on a route to avoid crowd, looked out for quieter beaches, and helped us find great locations to relax at the beach. This was the best snorkeling and kayaking experience ever. Highly recommend this tour!

We got the chance to see lots of things The guide and the crew were excellent Complimentary drinks on board available all the time Beautiful tour

A great day. A quality service. The crew takes great care. Thanks to them for this wonderful day

Awesome! Especially lunch was exceptionally good compared to the other tours I had.