Sail away on Chantara, Koh Samui‘s famous traditional style wooden junk boat, for a voyage to the nearby island of Koh Phangan. Enjoy snorkelling, tasty Thai cuisine and a visit to the famous Thong Nai Pan beach on this fantastic full day cruise.
If you’re looking for a pleasure trip, you’re sure to find it on board the Chantara. Koh Samui’s inhabitants have become accustomed to its red sails on the horizon in the years since this traditional style junk ship made the Gulf of Thailand its home, and it’s become a firm favourite with travellers to the island.
This excursion to neighbouring Koh Phangan is a full day adventure that truly caters for all tastes. Aboard Chantara, Koh Samui to Koh Phangan is a pleasant and relaxing journey, the first stop all the way to Koh Ma in the far north, where you’ll snorkel the colourful underwater world, with a coral spanning as far as the eye can see, littered with beautiful sea anemones and all varieties of tropical fish.
Setting sail once again, Chantara will head from west to east to Ao Thong Nai Pan, where you’ll have the opportunity to pursue whatever you’re in the mood for, from water sports to a relaxing Thai massage to just soaking up the sun on the beach’s golden sands.
The final part of the tour is a gentle cruise along Koh Phangan’s rugged eastern coastline, featuring stunning coves, dense tropical jungle and deserted beaches, while returning to Koh Samui.
Whilst built to modern specifications, the Chantara is brim full of the charm you’d expect to find on a traditional Burmese junk boat. Its teak exterior and square sails are majestic enough from a distance; up close, it’s like you’ve stepped back in time. This is your chance to experience the Gulf of Thailand the way the locals have for centuries.
All that sea air is bound to have you working up an appetite, so you’ll be treated to a delicious range of refreshments during your time on board the Chantara. Koh Samui will still be in sight as the full breakfast is served up, and the hospitality will continue with a tempting Thai lunch buffet and soft drinks throughout the day. There’ll also be alcoholic drinks available for purchase during the cruise, so you won’t want for anything.
Places on board fill up quickly, so book now with Samuipedia to secure your spot on the Chantara for this wonderful junk boat cruise to Koh Phangan. This is what travel memories are made of.
|08:00-09:00||Transfer from you hotel to the pier|
|09:00-11:00||Journey to Koh Ma in the NW of Koh Phangan. Enjoy a delicious full breakfast and take in the sights as we sail past Koh Phangan.|
|11:00-12:30||Snorkeling & swimming at Koh Ma coral reef.|
|12:30-13:15||Tasty Thai bufft lunch with 5 tantilising dishes|
|13:15-15:30||Stop at Ao Thong Nai Pan and relax on the secluded beach or enjoy water sports & massage|
|15:30-17:00||Sail back to Koh Samui along Koh Phangan’s beautiful east coast.|
|17:00-18:00||Arrive at port and transfer back to your hotel|