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Koh Tao: Islands Snorkeling Highlights Day Tour & Lunch

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

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

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

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 06:00 pm. Dive into this unforgettable day of marine exploration and island wonder.

From Samui: Ko Tao and Koh Nang Yuan Speedboat Day Trip

From Samui: Ko Tao and Koh Nang Yuan Speedboat Day Trip

Start your journey with a pick-up service at your hotel on Samui Island by air-conditioned van. Enjoy a light breakfast at the check-in point before departure from the pier by speedboat. Arrive at Ao Muang, Mango Bay, Koh Tao, for an hour of swimming and snorkeling, and relaxing on the beautiful beach. Make the most of your memory on this the wonderful islands while enjoying lunch on Koh Tao itself. After lunch, depart for the scenic Nang Yuan Island. Enjoy your paradise from relaxing on the beach, swimming, and snorkeling. Hike up the mountain of the island for one of the most beautiful views of Koh Nang Yuan.

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

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.

Koh Phangan: Unveiling the Magic of Koh Nangyuan & Koh Tao

Koh Phangan: Unveiling the Magic of Koh Nangyuan & Koh Tao

Start your day with a transfer by minivan in air-conditioned comfort to Thong Sala Pier in the west of Koh Phangan. After a light breakfast, take off your watch and escape to Koh Tao aboard the convenient speed boat. The first stop will be at Lighthouse Bay, Mango Bay, Tanote Bay or Ao Hin Wong on Koh Tao, depending on the tides. Here you can snorkel on beautiful coral reefs in blue water and marvel at the sandbar beaches formed by the ocean's currents. Continue to the private island of Koh Nangyuan which is actually made up of three little teardrops of land connected by a massive sandbar. It’s a place where post-card dreams are made: unique topography, blindingly white sand beaches, and shores teeming with fish and coral. An authentic buffet style Thai lunch is served at the beachfront restaurant. Put on your sunblock before it's time to explore Koh Nangyuan itself which features a dive center and souvenir shop, as well as a breathtaking walk to the hilltop viewpoint in less than 15 minutes. Be sure to bring your cameras for this stunning scenery! Enjoy a fun-filled day, with a choice of sunbathing, short nature trekking or snorkeling in shallow waters at Japanese Garden Reef with many friendly fish species. Soak up the tranquility of a unique destination, far from the stress of modern life, and unwind from your day-to-day worries. Shortly before 3pm it’s already time to return to Koh Phangan. You will be back at your hotel at approx. 4:30pm where you can let this exciting day pass in review.

Koh Tao: Private Longtail Snorkel Tour with Nang Yuan visit

Koh Tao: Private Longtail Snorkel Tour with Nang Yuan visit

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.

Koh Samui: Unveiling the Magic of Koh Nangyuan & Koh Tao

Koh Samui: Unveiling the Magic of Koh Nangyuan & Koh Tao

Start your day with a transfer by minivan in air-conditioned comfort to Bang Rak Pier in the north of Koh Samui and enjoy a light breakfast. Meet the boat staff of Lomlahk Khirin and get safety instructions and information about the trip from your guide. Take off your watch and escape from Koh Samui to Koh Tao aboard the convenient speed boat with a short stopover on Koh Phangan to pickup other customers. Marvel at the sandbar beaches of Koh Tao formed by the ocean's currents, and discover the beautiful coral reefs at one of the following snorkel spots: Lighthouse Bay, Mango Bay, Tanote Bay or Ao Hin Wong. Continue to Koh Nangyuan and enjoy an authentic buffet style Thai lunch which is served at the beachfront restaurant. Put on your sunblock before it's time to explore Koh Nangyuan itself which features a dive center and souvenir shop, as well as a breathtaking walk to the hilltop viewpoint in less than 15 minutes. Be sure to bring your cameras for this stunning scenery! Enjoy a fun-filled day, with a choice of sunbathing, short nature trekking or snorkeling in shallow waters at Japanese Garden Reef with many friendly fish species. Soak up the tranquility of a unique destination, far from the stress of modern life, and unwind from your day-to-day worries.

Koh Samui: Discover Scuba Diving

Koh Samui: Discover Scuba Diving

The SSI Introduction diving program lets you experience the thrill of diving under the supervision of an SSI Instructor in ideal conditions. During your adventure, you'll master some basic concepts and scuba skills before heading off on an open-water dive. And with crystal clear, calm waters at Mango Bay or Japanese Garden available all year round in Samui, there is no better place for your first experience of breathing underwater. Your open-water dive takes you as deep as 12 meters. The Discover Scuba Diving experience is a great way to get a head start on your PADI Scuba Diver or Open Water Diver certification. That's because the skills you complete during your Thailand diving adventure, such as mask clearing, regulator recovery, and sharing air, may credit these certification levels, so you can continue where you left off. Please note that lunch and round-trip hotel transportation are included.

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Overall rating

4.9
(23 reviews)

I would highly recommend this day trip, book it immediately! The boat is amazing, the guides are fun, experienced and make sure everyone is ok and accounted for at each stop. They have each stop timed to avoid the crowds at view points and catch the best snorkelling times for baby sharks and the amazing turtles! Lots of photos taken throughout so everyone has great memories, and they make sure everyone gets a chance, helping everyone to dive for a picture! Really amazing value for money, a highlight of my trip, don't miss out!

We liked the punctuality, the organization and various details of the excursion. The guides were very kind and attentive to us and the food was great, being able to repeat everything you wanted. Hot and cold water during the boat trip and they also gave us several plates of fruit. Not too many people on the boat and enough time to visit all the beaches or areas. I only missed photos on board the boat and some more separately. In general, the excursion is extraordinary in terms of quality and price.

It was our second time in Koh Tao. While we had covered Nang Yuan Island and done snorkelling around the island earlier, this tour was super fun. The guides were very informative and engaging. We saw corals, spotted baby reef sharks, a big turtle, and a variety of fish. The boat was big with an AC cabin, deck for sunbathing, a climbing wall, and a slide. The snorkelling equipment was new and nice. Highly recommend.

Can't fault this tour, we were clearly on the best boat compared to others, it's huge with plenty of space and the slide is so much fun! Our lead tour guide M was fantastic, so friendly and helpful, there was always someone in the water for us to follow if we wanted to, and they were taking free underwater pictures for us.

Very good but too many people would be so much better if they just had smaller groups! But we saw a turtle and baby sharks