When considering day trips on vacation in Koh Samui, our Ang Thong Marine Park full-day tour should not be missed. Comprised of 42 islands, this national park offers private beaches and emerald lagoons. Our experienced tour guides will delight you on a boat charter through the national park while you snap stunning photographs of your experience.
Ang Thong was the setting for Alex Garland’s novel, “The Beach,” even though the film adaptation was actually produced at another location in Thailand. With so many private beaches, caves, rock formations and quiet coves, there is something for everyone here in Ang Thong.
You’ll have plenty of time on your own as well. Some guests decide to hike up the trails to scenic view points where you can see for miles around. Others may choose to take advantage of add-on activities, such as sea kayaking, which are available for an additional charge.
Angthong, which translates to golden bowl in Thai, occupies almost 96sq mi (250 sq km) and includes 20sq mi (50 sq km) of limestone islands. Most of them are close to each other, which means you can enjoy a breathtaking panorama when you sail around it. The national park itself is inhabited by schools of dolphins and a considerable amount of Asian wildlife that all call this paradise home.
For something unique try one of our kayak tours of Angthong National Marine Park for a small additional price. Take a hike with us to the mysterious Emerald lake or cruise at your own pace as you paddle your kayak around these beautiful islands and caves.
What to Expect
We start the day with a transfer from your hotel to the pier at around 8am. You can enjoy your breakfast after check-in at the pier in the north of Koh Samui.
You will board a speed boat around 9am and head to Angthong National Marine Park, a tropical paradise. The boat will stop at Koh Tao Plow or Koh Wao after an hour ride. You can enjoy some water sports such as swimming, kayaking or snorkelling between the corals. The water is crystal clear and the marine species are so many!
After you return back to the boat, the guide will bring you around the national park for photo shooting. You will explore a natural wonderland with private beaches and limestone formations. You will then arrive at Talay Nai and we enter the island to see the beautiful Emerald Lagoon. This is a saltwater lake that is surrounded by the island.
Around 12:30pm, the Thai buffet lunch will be served at Wua Ta Lap. After that, you can go kayaking around the beaches and rocks (optional). Some tourists choose to climb up to the viewpoint and have an amazing 360 degree view of Angthong.
We will head back to Koh Samui around 3pm and the boat ride take approximately 1 hour to arrive. You will then transported back to your hotel safely.
Duration: 8 Hours
Starting at: 30,000THB up to 10 people