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Mu Ko Ang Thong Park: Semi-private Sunset Cruise Tour

1. Mu Ko Ang Thong Park: Semi-private Sunset Cruise Tour

Discover the natural beauty of the Mu Ko Ang Thong Marine Park on a day trip from Surat Thani. Savor breakfast, appetizers, lunch, and fresh fruits. Stay hydrated with chilled soft drinks. Kayak or snorkel at destinations like Koh Tai Plao. Visit the Emerald Lake and admire the sunset on the water. Begin your day with a hotel pick-up in the morning. Step aboard a luxury yacht and meet your friendly crew for the day.  After a brief description about the yacht’s facilities, safety procedures and what awaits you, take a moment to explore the yacht while familiarizing yourself with one of the many sunny or shaded areas on the decks. Experience a personal service with a maximum of 14 guest on-board the blue dragon classic Thai yacht or 34 guests on-board the red dragon classic Thai yacht with an international chef on-board. Voyage towards the northernmost corner of the park and savor delicious appetizers as you cruise. Explore the magnificent scenery of the Gulf of Thailand, where dolphins and whales make their home. Arrive at Koh Tai Plao where caves, hidden lagoons and white sandy beaches reside. Optional sea kayaking: go for guided sea kayaking along the coastline to explore sensational cliffs and magical tunnels that are only found at this location. Spot secluded picturesque beaches and their crystal clear, calm waters. Snorkeling: sail north past the park, to Koh Wao, where the best sites are at. Join your professional snorkeling leader who will take you on an amazing journey to explore Thailand’s tropical reef (the only non-speedboat vessels to reach this destination). Eat a freshly prepared Thai buffet lunch while you make your way to the Marine Park’s waters. Journey along the park's most interesting limestone islands, which rise from the sea as dramatic rock cliffs and bizarre rock formations. Arrive at the well-known Emerald Lake where you will be transferred to the beach. Climb up the steps through dense rain-forest and narrow ravines to see a beautiful viewpoint overlooking the surrounding islands.  Take a stroll down the steps to witness the hidden saltwater lake completely enclosed by walls, nicknamed the Blue Lagoon (During 1st November to 15th December you will not visit this attraction and instead you will be offered additional snorkeling due to partial closer of the park). Sail back to Koh Samui to take in the magnificent scenery of the Ang Thong marine park, Koh Phangan and Koh Samui along the way. Also pass the Five Islands to embrace wonderful views of the sunset.  Around 6:15 PM, arrive back at the Koh Samui jetty to acquire your vehicles to transfer back to your accommodation.

Ko Lanta: 4 Islands Snorkelling Tour by Long Tail Boat

2. Ko Lanta: 4 Islands Snorkelling Tour by Long Tail Boat

Start with pickup from your hotel at 8:30 AM. Board the long tail boat in Koh Lanta's old town and travel first to Ko Chuek known as "Rope Island." Enjoy an opportunity to snorkel early in the morning while there are no currents and the water is amazingly clear and turquoise in color. Next sail to Koh Muk, or "Pearl Island", where the Emerald Cave is located. While in the cave, swim on the hidden beach and the lagoon, in what is the highlight of the day trip.  Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch right on the beach at Koh Ngai, a lush paradise island teeming with colorful fish along its shores. After lunch visit Koh Maa, or "Horse Island." Here you can do more snorkeling, swimming, or relax for the remainder of the afternoon before being returned to Koh Lanta.

From Koh Samui: Van and Speedboat Full Moon Party Transfer

3. From Koh Samui: Van and Speedboat Full Moon Party Transfer

Pre-book your transportation to the infamous Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan with this van and speedboat transfer from your accommodation in Koh Samui. Relax in an air-conditioned van and feel the thrill riding a speedboat to the Haad Rin pier. Have the option to book a one-way or roundtrip transfer.  Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Koh Samui. Sit back and relax on the drive in a spacious van. Board a high-powered speedboat and cut across the water on the way to the legendary Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan island. Stop at Haad Rin pier and experience of night of dancing to techno, drum and bass, commercial dance and reggae music. Watch jugglers and fire-eaters entertain the crowds and be awed by a brilliant impromptu fireworks display.  Book the roundtrip option and take the speedboat back from the Haad Rin pier after your exhilarating party. Transfer safely back to your accommodation by van without needing to navigate.

Koh Tao & Koh Nang Yuan Day Trip by Speedboat

4. Koh Tao & Koh Nang Yuan Day Trip by Speedboat

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.

From Koh Samui: Full-Day Koh Phangan Tour

5. From Koh Samui: Full-Day Koh Phangan Tour

After pickup from your hotel on Koh Samui in an air-conditioned van, enjoy a light breakfast on the pier, before heading off towards Koh Phangan via speedboat. Gaze out across the stunning ocean during the 7-mile ride before arriving at the Thong Sala pier. Your journey across the island begins by visiting the Chinese Temple, which combines the religious beliefs of Thai and Chinese cultures, displaying one aspect of Koh Phangan’s remarkable diversity. Next, it’s off to the Koh Mah beach for snorkeling, a locale renowned by locals for its rich marine ecosystem and crystal-clear waters. After working up an appetite, you’ll have a sumptuous Thai lunch with a view over the serene seascape before heading to the scenic viewpoint of Koh Raham to cap the day off. Afterward, you’ll hop back aboard a speedboat and jet back to your hotel in Koh Samui.

Koh Lanta: 4-Island Adventure Tour to Emerald Cave

6. Koh Lanta: 4-Island Adventure Tour to Emerald Cave

Discover 4 of Ko Lanta's most beautiful islands on this activity. After getting picked up from your hotel by speedboat or truck, meet your crew and listen to a quick safety briefing before setting sail. Cruise in a comfortable speedboat towards Koh Mook where you will anchor in front of the spectacular Emerald Cave. Put your lifejacket on and swim through an 80-meter dark tunnel to finally reach a 360° rainforest wall which disappears into the clouds above, protecting a pristine lagoon, hidden within the island. Continue to Koh Kradan and snorkel in the crystal-clear waters of a shallow coral reef. At the beach, enjoy a delicious Thai buffet lunch then enjoy a stroll along the bay or relax on the beach's white sands before continuing to your next stop, Koh Chuak, a small island with its own unique charm. Here, snorkel beneath the aquamarine water and discover a new world of coral reefs, fish and other sea creatures. Finally, visit Koh Ngai. Discover complete serenity here as the island has no roads and shops at all. Its the perfect place to relax and bring the day to a close before heading back to your hotel on Koh Lanta.

From Koh Samui: Discover Koh Phangan by 4x4 Full-Day Tour

7. From Koh Samui: Discover Koh Phangan by 4x4 Full-Day Tour

Spend a full day taking in Koh Phangan's beaches, instagrammable attractions, and amazing views with a small group. After a 7:00 AM hotel pickup on Koh Samui, you’ll meet your guide at the Lomprayah Pier in Mae Nam. Board your high-speed catamaran and enjoy a 25-minute trip to Koh Phangan, Thailand’s fifth biggest island. Once you arrive, visit an organic garden and mingle with the local people. Taste some refreshments and head to a “magical coconut tree” that bends down towards the ocean, a fantastic instagrammable attraction.   Then, you and your group will discover a secret beach with a wild creek and a small lagoon. Go swimming along with the hundreds of colorful fish around you in crystal-clear water. After swimming, eat lunch at a small Thai restaurant with beautiful views of Koh Tao, another island off to the north. In the afternoon, head to Haad Khom beach, where you’ll have more time for swimming, lounging, and relaxing. Discover the amazing sea views on top of a “360-degrees bar”, where you can sit back with a cocktail and admire a panoramic view of Koh Ma and its large sandbanks.   At around 4:00 PM, you’ll head back to Thong Sala Pier and take the catamaran back to Koh Samui, where you’ll be returned to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Ko Pha Ngan

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 340 reviews

We started off with a hotel pick up to the Dock where we boarded, after a quick safety briefing we were on our way. The ship was comfortable and the staff attentive. After an hour we were served breakfast before arriving at our first stop, kayaking, went to the hidden lake and then on to the second stop for snorkeling. The sea was clear and we saw so many fish and coral. My partner is not a strong swimmer so the guides allowed me to swim her around so she could see all the fish underwater. After we saw the fish, we ate them for lunch and on to a couple of more stops. On the way back we were served more food! A banana ice cream which was delicious as we watched the sunset from the back of the boat on our way back to port and home. All in all, a fabulous day with excellent staff. Its more expensive than other cruises to the marine park but worth every penny/cent/baht!

This tour guide was very impressed that he took care of every each person for safety. He even followed us snorkeling which made me feel relieved as I’m a beginner. All the food and services were also too good. I will never forget this fantastic tour and will definitely recommend my friends.

It was a perfect day with a lot of activities always accompanied by friendly and professional guides. A great balance between fun and adventure. My two daughters (11 and 15 years old), my wife and myself loved every moment of the trip. Even the food was good.

Super day plenty of food & drink on board. Captain Ron was very informative. Good mixing of swimming, kayaking, snorkelling & sight-seeing with all the Marine Park islands & the lagoon

Amazing Experience. Awesome views. The sunset is beautiful during the end of the tour. Experience underwater through snorkeling. Its amazingggggg.