Pig Island tour & Koh Tan by Speedboat

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(14 reviews)
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Max People : 25
  • Departure: Daily
  • Min. age: 2+
  • Includes lunch & water
  • Mobile ticket


Do you want to go snorkeling & sightseeing but don’t have a lot of time? Join us on a half day Pig island & Koh Tan tour from Koh Samui! This excursion includes a transfer from your hotel or villa on Samui to the pier in the south, a speedboat tour to Koh Tan to go snorkeling on the reef and to Koh Madsum or Pig island to visit the famous beach pigs.

The tour starts with a pickup from your hotel or villa on Koh Samui. We’ll pick you up with an air conditioned minivan. Our van heads south to the pier, where we board the speedboat. Our first stop is Pig island, in Thai known as Koh Madsum. Here you can enjoy the sandy white beach and the famous beach pigs who are strolling around the island. If you want you can enjoy some (alcoholic) drinks here. These are not included in the tour price.

Our second stop is the reef of Koh Tan, which is located about 10-15 minutes away from the pier. Here you can enjoy the underwater life for about an hour. We provide masks and snorkels. The last stop of the day is the pier in Koh Samui, where we’ll enjoy an authentic Thai lunch. Join us on the pig island tour from Koh Samui!


Departure & Return Location
Your hotel or villa on Koh Samui

Pickup time
08:30 – 09:00, depending on your location

Price includes
Pickup and drop off from/to your hotel or villa
Speedboat tour to Pig island & Koh Tan
English or Thai speaking friendly guide
Thai style lunch
Drinking water
Life vests
Snorkeling gear (mask & snorkel)
Accident insurance

Price excludes
Entrance fee to Koh Madsum (THB 50 per adult, kids free)
Personal expenses
Alcoholic & soft drinks

What should you bring?
Flip flops
Swimming suit


What to Expect on the Pig island tour

The pig island tour from Koh Samui is a nice trip to see the highights of the islands to the south of Samui. You’ll get plenty of time to go snorkeling and to enjoy the white sandy beach of Koh Madsum. Kids prices are valid for children between 4-9. Infants under 3 can join free of charge, provided they won’t need their own seat. We’ll be joined by an English speaking guide and our trips are fully insured in case of accidents. Enjoy this pig island tour by speedboat from Koh Samui and go snorkeling & sightseeing in half a day!

Snorkeling at Koh Tan reef
Visit the pigs on Pig island
Relaxing at the white sandy beaches of Koh Madsum
Snorkeling at Koh Tan reef
Authentic Thai lunch on arrival back at the pier



We’ll email you the pickup time once the booking is in. Our driver will pick you up at the mentioned time from your hotel or villa on Koh Samui. We head south towards the pier in Thong Krut from where our speedboat leaves.

We make our way by speedboat to the neighbouring island of Koh Madsum, also known as Pig island. This takes around 15 minutes. Here you can enjoy a long stretch of beach. This island is home to the famous pigs who stroll around and may go for a swim once in a while. Take pictures, go swimming or enjoy a refreshing drink at the beach bar (not included in the tour price).

We board the speedboat again for a short hop to the adjacent island Koh Tan.

We arrive at Koh Tan. Here you can go snorkeling and enjoy the beautiful underwater world. Please note that visibility may be less during rainy season. We provide masks & snorkels and you are free to go snorkeling, swimming or relaxing on the boat for an hour.

After quite some time with the pigs we board the speedboat for the last leg back to Koh Samui. This trip should take no more than 10 minutes.

On arrival at the pier a delicious Thai style lunch will be served in the restaurant. Enjoy a selection of curries, stir fried & rice, depending on the season.

At 14:30 our air conditioned minivan will bring you back to your hotel or villa on Koh Samui. If you’re staying in the north, the trip should take no more than 30 minutes.



For lunch 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.

If it’s just raining, we’ll still go out on this tour as it is a special experience as well to go snorkeling and to visit pig island in the rain. When the waves are too high for us to go out with the speedboat, we’ll cancel the tour and offer you an alternative date or refund the paid fees.

The best time to visit Pig Island & Koh Taen is right after the rainy season (February-October). The seas are usually calm and we’ll get plenty of sunshine. The best months are april & may, but keep in mind it will get hot on the island so bring plenty of (reef safe) sunscreen!

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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  1. Laura Bakker
    Small cute island

    The island is tiny; we went around quickly. The pigs aren’t in the water, but you can feed them, and they’ll follow you! The water is beautiful and warm.

  2. Dean

    Pig Island and snorkeling were awesome. Had a tasty Thai lunch, and getting picked up from our hotel was easy!

  3. Mick Rover

    Great guide and lunch was also very tasty

  4. Susan B.
    Nice day trip

    Friendly and helpful guides, reliable transport, and the food was really good. Snorkeling was okay, but the reef seemed a bit lifeless with only a few fish. Still, it made for a nice day trip overall.

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