Koh Samui snorkeling at the Angthong National Marine Park and Koh Tao: Every Sunday we have a very unique tour for snorkelers that combines two destinations in one tour: sightseeing and one time snorkeling at the world famous Ang Thong National Marine Park. After that another round snorkeling at the reefs of Koh Tao or Koh Nang Yuan. This is an island-, diving- and snorkeling-tour like you won’t find any other to compare with on Koh Samui. Only with our fast and comfortable catamaran this tour can be done in just one day.
This tour combines unique sightseeing at the Angthong National Marine Park with bubbly snorkeling fun at Koh Tao or Koh Nang Yuan. The Marine Park impresses especially with its fantastic island landscape. Lime stone cliffs in various formations make together with tropical waters a literally fabulous scenery. Snorkeling is possible here as well, still we focus on snorkeling at Koh Tao and Koh Nang Yuan itself. Here you’ll find the most impressive coral reefs in the Gulf of Thailand.
For this tour we’ll pick you up in the morning from your hotel with an air-conditioned mini bus. At 8 am our catamaran is departing from the northern shore of Koh Samui. Amongst Samui’s tour boats this boat has set a new standard in terms of comfort and safety. No other boat in our area combines high comfort, quick journeys as well as reliability, the same way as the Calypso catamarans do. While the captain is driving towards west you’ll get a nice breakfast and your instructor will give you fitting snorkeling gear. If you like you can also ask for a life jacket.
Having arrived at the national park, first we’ll be heading from the heart of the marine park right through the lovely island landscape towards north. Therefore, the captain will also reduce the speed so you can enjoy nature’s beauty in a relaxed way. At the end of the island tour we’ll stop at Koh Yippon. After a briefing from your instructor you have time to explore the marine park’s underwater life for about one hour. Your instructor will accompany you in the water at all times.
Back on board we will leave the marine park and head in Northeast direction straight to Koh Tao. There our main point of interest will be the picturesque bays of Koh Nang Yuan. First we take a break and have a delicious lunch first: a variation of different Thai dishes. Throughout the whole day drinks like coke, water, coffee, tea or hot chocolate are available.
After lunch our snorkeling highlight is on the program: Snorkeling at Koh Nang Yuan. Only on very few days per year, when wind and waves are disturbing our intent, then we will be mooring in another bay around Koh Tao. At first we want to make sure that all in water activities can be done in a safe manner. Therefore we are choosing our snorkeling spots according to the water conditions. Koh Tao and Koh Nang Yuan are the top destinations when it comes to underwater world. Here you’ll be satisfied by abundant marine life: parrot fish, trigger fish, barracudas, angel fish, butterfly fish, just to name a few of them. Once in a while turtles can be spotted as well.
After having spent another hour in the water we’ll make our way back to Koh Samui. On this tour you’ll be back at your hotel at 4 pm.
Reviewed September 25, 2016 by James605 Washington DC
I did the Ang Thong National Marine Park & Koh Tao trip today. Really enjoyed the whole experience. The crew was great, my diving guide Jill knew her stuff and made both dives enjoyable. My husband did snorkeling and had a good time as well. The park is amazing to see, lots of great photos. This was the only dive group I found that does both these sites on the same trip.
Visited September 2016
27/5 Moo 3, Chaweng Beach Road,
T. Bophut, A. Koh Samui, C. Suratthani,
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Snorkeling: 3,300 THB
for children 6 to 11 years 1,950 THB
08:00 am Departure from Koh Samui
10.00 am First snorkeling tour at Koh Tao
11.00 am lunch and go to Ang Thong National Marine Park
12.30 pm Second snorkeling tour
15.30 pm Arrival at Koh Samui
On request prior to this tour it’s also possible to take part in our PADI Discover Scuba Diving Program. The perfect opportunity to get a glimpse of the fascinating world of Scuba diving – all of this of course under guidance and supervision of professional instructor. You can find further information on our webpage under the link for “PADI DSD”.
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