Shark Bay, Ko Tao: Our most recommended tours and activities

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.

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.

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 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 Tao : Private Road Trip To 8 Famous Places

Koh Tao : Private Road Trip To 8 Famous Places

Pick up from hotel to West Coast Viewpoint, as the name suggests, offers stunning panoramic views of the entire west coast of Koh Tao and to the north, you can see Koh NangYuan and beyond. You’ll probably be able to make out a few dive boats on the horizon at Chumphon Pinnacle, which is about 12 kilometres off Koh Tao. Right ahead of you is Sairee Beach and further south you can see Mae Haad Bay and Jansom Bay. It is a fantastic vantage point. One of the highest points you can reach on Koh Tao, Tanote Peak Viewpoint offers panoramic vistas of both east and west coast locations. Looking down over Love Koh Tao Viewpoint Bar and past Golden Viewpoint into Tanote Bay, Laem Thien Bay, and across to Shark Island, Tanote peak Viewpoint. It is perfect for those who are looking to explore a few different viewpoints in one day. The rocky outcroppings at Tanote Peak Viewpoint provide amazing photo opportunities, and sometimes you can see some spectacular nature, such as buzzards and sea eagles overhead. There are also some interesting small stone circle monuments just short of the peak. Love Koh Tao Viewpoint is one of the most popular attractions on the island! With panoramic views overlooking Tanote Bay and the eastern coastline of the island, Love Koh Tao. View Point overlooks the scenic Gulf of Thailand. Enjoying beautiful sea views, Moondance Magic View is built into the rocks at the quiet cliff area of Aow Lud Bay. Enjoying beautiful sea views. It specialises in Thai seafood dishes or international cuisine at Baan Talay or Blue Heaven. Lunch can be arranged here. The Sun Suwan 360° views across the bays and island the views from here are breathtakingly beautiful, showing the various colors of the tropical sea, lush green tropical jungle, other viewpoints on the island and across the Gulf of Thailand. John Suwan Viewpoint is one of the most famous and iconic viewpoints on Koh Tao, second only to Koh NangYuan Viewpoint. Located right on the southernmost tip of the island, standing on the rocks looking back at the island you’ll see dense green jungle in centre view, Chalok Bay to the west, and Shark Bay, Sai Daeng Bay and Shark Island to the east. Freedom Beach Koh Tao is one of the smaller beaches on the island but the beauty and scenic vibes make up for its size. Safe to say it’s a must-see location on your list of things to do in Koh Tao! This silky white sandy beach is tucked away under a shady palm tree and mangrove jungle with some of the clearest, bluest water on the island. A shallow reef can be found just off the shoreline with an abundance of corals and schools of fish which is known to be one of the best Koh Tao snorkeling spots!

From Koh Tao: Sightseeing Tour with Snorkel by Private Car

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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