Ko Samui snorkeling recommendations

Ko Samui tours

Choose one of these Ko Samui tours:

Koh Tao / Nang yuan by speed boat

Fast and cheap full day trip from Samui.

Snorkel at Koh tao in the morning and Koh Nang Yuan in the afternoon

Price: 2,200 baht / adult

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koh nang yuan

Koh Tao / Nang yuan by big boat

Transfer to Koh Tao by fast ferry then get on the snorkeling boat.

More comfortable than the speed boat.

Price: 2,500 baht / adult

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Koh Samui to Koh Tao snorkeling day trip without sea sickness

Ang thong marine park kayaking

The Blue Stars kayaking trip is very popular with western tourists. It’s more focused on kayaking than snorkeling but still includes the Emerald lake.

Price: 2,500 baht / adult

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Ang Thong Marine Park day trip

Ang thong marine park by speedboat

The fastest way into Ang thong marine park.

Includes some snorkeling and kayaking and also visits the Emerald lake.

Price: 2,100 baht / adult

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angthong marine park kayaking

Sailing around Koh Matsum

Beautiful scenery on a beautiful boat. Unspoiled islands close to Koh Samui.

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Naga sailing Samui

Koh Phangan day tours from Samui

Cruise to Koh Phangan from Koh Samui with the Red Baron sailing Junk.

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Red Baron Koh Phangan

Ang thong marine park sailing

A cruise around the Angthong marine national park. World class sailing grounds.

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naga angthong

Sightseeing tours on Samui Island

Land tours on Koh Samui. ATV, Elephant trek, waterfall, zipline

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Mummified Monk Samui

When to visit Koh Samui

Koh Samui day trips are available all year round subject to the sea conditions being ok. The best months are June, July and August.

Most Koh Samui snorkeling day trips depart daily in two different directions. Either north to the island of Koh Tao and nearby Koh Nang Yuan. Or west to the Angthong Marine Park. If you have time we recommend a day trip to each of these destinations. Trips run year round. The waters close to Koh Samui are not as clear as at the outer islands and at certain times of the year can be too shallow for snorkeling. So for the best snorkeling you should go to Koh Tao, Koh Nangyuan or Angthong Marine Park.

Closer to Samui is it’s unspoiled neighboring island Koh Phangan. The island can be reached quickly by ferry and there are also some day tours available to explore the beautiful bays.

If you are mainly interested in snorkeling go to Koh Tao. If you want to escape the crowds then Angthong has fewer daily visitors than Koh Tao. If you want a day relaxing on a comfortable boat try the Red Baron cruise to Koh Phangan.

Koh Samui west coast