Join us on this speedboat tour to one of the most beautiful national parks of Thailand: Angthong Marine Park! Even if you have spent some time in Thailand and enjoyed its beautiful nature, this place has something special. It’s just a 1 hour speedboat ride away from Koh Samui and completely remote. Angthong Marine Park (which translates as ‘golden bowl’) is composed of lime stone mountains with a lot of lush greenery. In the middle you’ll find the bright green Emerald Lake. Did you know this is location was feautured in Leonardo di Caprio’s The Beach?
The highlights of the speedboat tour to Angthong Marine Park are the viewpoint at Koh Wua Ta Lap, snorkeling around the pristine and crystal clear waters of Ang Thong, a delicious Thai buffet lunch and of course the Emerald Lake. If you’re up for it, you can also go kayaking (no extra charge) around the mangroves or relax on one of the powdery beaches.
Join us on this Angthong Marine Park tour by speedboat from Koh Samui. You’ll love it!
Departure & Return Location
Your hotel or villa on Koh Samui
07:30 – 08:30, depending on your location
Pickup and drop off from/to your hotel or villa
Speedboat tour to Angthong Marine Park
English or Thai speaking friendly guide
Thai style lunch
Snorkeling & kayaking gear
Entrance fees : THB 300/ Adult THB 150/Child
What should you bring?
What to Expect during the Angthong Marine Park tour
This day tour from Koh Samui to Angthong Marine Park takes between 8-9 hours and is packed with activities and sights to remember. The Emerald Lake, the viewpoint overlooking the 42 islands, kayaking, snorkeling and a delicious lunch to enjoy in the beach restaurant. Our guide will explain you about the sights and tell you how to use the kayaking and snorkeling gear. This will be the highlight of your trip to Thailand!
Amazing viewpoint at Koh Wua Ta Lap
Snorkeling in crystal clear water
Kayaking around the mangroves of Angthong Marine Park
We’ll meet at your hotel reception or villa between 07:30 and 08:30, depending on your location. Our driver will pick you up in an air conditioned minivan. From there we head to the pier in the north of Koh Samui where the Angthong Marine Park tour starts
We board the speedboat with a maximum of 35 persons and set course west for our Angthong Marine Park tour. The boat has a large sun shade so you can enjoy the views from the shadow. It’s also possible to sit up front in the sun if you wish. The trip to Angthong Marine Park takes around 1 hour.
After a short hike on Koh Wau we arrive at the Emerald Lake (Thalay Nai). This salt water lake is one of the highlights of the tour as it is bright green and surrounded by limestone cliffs. If you don’t want to hike up , you can also stay on the beach to enjoy snorkeling or go kayaking in the mangroves around the island (included in the price).
We board the speedboat for a very short ride to Koh Wua Ta Lap (also called Sleeping Cow island). Here you can hike up to the viewpoint, from where you will have an amazing view over the 42 islands. Be sure to bring a camera as the views are stunning! Next we’ll head down to the beach for a delicious Thai style buffet lunch. After lunch you can keep enjoying the islands by snorkeling, swimming, kayaking or just chilling down on the beach.
At 15:00 it’s time to leave this beautiful place. Our speedboat takes us back to Koh Samui in about an hour. Enjoy the views, the blue waters. If you’re really lucky you might spot one of the whales or dolphins that inhabit these waters!
We arrive back at the pier in the north of Koh Samui. Our air conditioned minivans are awaiting you for the return transfer to your hotel or villa. The Angthong Marine Park tour ends here. You should be back home no later than 17:00.
For lunch during the Angthong Marine Park tour you can expect a delicious Thai style buffet. You’ll have several (halal) choices like a curry, Pad Thai, stir fried, chicken & eggs and a dessert. The food is halal. If you have any specific food allergies, please let us know prior to booking this tour.
The breakfast isn’t too extensive, it’s smart to have a decent breakfast at your hotel or villa prior to the pickup. On the pier you’ll find coffee, tea and water and a small selection of snacks to get your day started.
The best time to visit Angthong Marine Park is just after the rainy season between February and March. The temperatures are pleasant: blue skies and calm waters (apart from a rare weather disruption). The months of april and may are sunny and hot, the summer is a bit cooler. An Angthong Marine park tour is not possible during most of the rainy season, between 1 november and 15 december as the park is closed during that time.
The viewpoint of Angthong Marine park can be reached after a quite intensive climb up. The road up can be challenging to small children and elderly persons. Please make sure to wear sensible footwear and hold on the available tight ropes at all times. The climb up takes about 15 minutes and is totally worth it: the views from the top are stunning!
You can cancel your booking for free up until 24 hours in advance of the tour start date, no questions asked. We’ll refund you the deposit or you can choose to use it as an advance to a different booking or tour.
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Angthong Marine Park Tour by Speedboat from Koh Samui