Take the Koh Tao snorkeling tour by speed boat on your next visit to Koh Samui and experience the breathtaking sights and secrets the ocean has to offer.
If you’re looking to witness first hand some amazing underwater sights without the need for deep sea diving, the Koh Tao snorkelling tour from Koh Samui by speed boat will be right up your street.
Fully insured, your speed boat snorkelling tour will include snorkelling gear and life jackets, with an experienced English speaking guide to help you every step of the way. Soft drinks are included, cold, and are available at any time. Usually the crossing is comfortable but depending on the weather and water conditions it can get a little bumpy at times, but that’s all part of the fun and adventure! The crew are fully trained and very experienced, so rest assured your safety is paramount to them at all times.
The Koh Tao snorkelling tour is suitable for beginners and experienced alike – if you have never been snorkelling before or cannot swim very well, our guides will take good care of you. You’ll likely see a variety of tropical fish such as angel fish, butterfly fish, parrot fish, sergeant majors, fusiliers and wrasse, you may even see stingrays, puffer fish and barracuda! There will be plenty of hard and soft coral in an array of colours, and there are some great rock formations, coves and caves to explore.
And if you bring along your waterproof camera (or rent one) you can get some amazing underwater pictures. And your friendly tour guides would be happy to take some pictures of you too. A wonderful memento of a magical holiday.
So, does a day dedicated to snorkelling and relaxation sound like the type of tour you would like to try out? If so, book you day now with Samuipedia and look forward to your next Thai adventure.
At the start of your Koh Tao snorkelling tour, you’ll be picked up from your hotel by air-conditioned mini bus and be taken to the pier in Bangrak. There you and your party will enjoy a complimentary light breakfast before boarding the speed boat. There is plenty of opportunity to buy things for your trip, such as suncream, with shops and a 7-11 nearby.
Leaving from the north of Koh Samui, the speed boat journey takes approximately 90 minutes to reach Koh Tao and Koh Nang Yuan. Along the way you’ll pass Koh Phangan and some private uninhabited islands, which make for some great holiday snaps. The first stop on the tour is the beautiful paradise island of Koh Nang Yuan.
Koh Nang Yuan, which in Thai means Seagull Island, is made from 3 tiny rocky islands connected by beach. It’s surrounded by fantastic coral reef and filled with marine life, which is why it’s considered to have some of the best snorkelling and diving in the Gulf of Thailand. You’ll have all morning to explore, snorkel, relax and sunbathe on Koh Nang Yuan – there’s plenty to do including climbing to the view point, kayaking and even a zip line ride. There’s also bathroom facilities, a restaurant and bar, should you want to enjoy the sun with a refreshing cocktail! There’s no strict itinerary here, the morning is yours.
At lunch time the speed boat will leave Koh Nang Yuan for neighbouring Koh Tao, which in Thai means turtle island. Even though larger than Koh Nang Yuan, Koh Tao is just 21km² in size.
It is at Koh Tao where lunch is included at our sea-front restaurant – depending on the time of year (tidal conditions) this will either be along the famous Sairee beach or picturesque Hin Wong bay. You’ll have just over an hour for lunch, so it’s plenty of time and an excellent opportunity to relax and take pictures of the beautiful surroundings. The Thai buffet lunch has received rave reviews and has a stunning ocean view you just can’t beat.
After you have refreshed yourself it’s back to the snorkelling tour…
The afternoon around Koh Tao focuses purely on snorkelling – using their knowledge and expertise, the crew search for the best locations for you to snorkel – there may be one or two stops, it depends on the journey time between stops and how much fun everyone is having!
After a ‘hard’ day’s snorkelling, its another 90 minutes back to the pier in Koh Samui and to your hotel to relax.
VIP tours follow the same itinerary as the standard tour. With a maximum of 20 people and twice the number of tour guides, the experience is much more personal.
Snorkeling tours operate 7 days a week
|06:45-08:30||Transfer from your hotel to the pier. Enjoy the complimentary breakfast while waiting for departure.|
|08:30-10:00||Transfer by speed boat to Koh Nang Yuan.|
|10:00-12:00||Time on Koh Nang Yuan to do as you please (Snorkeling, sunbathing, exploring or view point).|
|12:00-13:15||Enjoy the tasty Thai style buffet at the beautiful ocean front restaurant.|
|13:15-14:45||Snorkeling the coral reefs of Koh Tao.|
|14:45-16:15||Transfer by speed boat back to Koh Samui and back to your hotel.|
|06:45-07:00||Taling Ngam, Lipa Noi|
|07:00-07:15||Lamai, Nathon, Butterfly Garden|
|07:20-07:40||Chaweng, Baan Tai|
|07:40-08:00||Maenam, Bophut, Choeng Mon, Bangrak|