Blue Stars kayaking tour
Mu Ko Ang Thong Marine Park day trip
Popular and well run Ang Thong Marine Park day trip.
- A great way to explore Ang Thong
- Avoid the crowds on the high volume tour boats.
- Well reviewed on Trip Advisor
- Includes the Emerald Lagoon
- Includes snorkeling in the north of the marine park
- Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday only from January to October
- Angthong National park is closed in November and December
07.15-07.45: Hotel pick ups and transfer to Nathon pier
08.00-10.00: Depart Koh Samui and cruise slowly to Ang Thong Marine park, enjoying a light breakfast on the way.
10.00-11.00: First kayaking session at Koh Mae
11.00-11.45: Sightseeing to the Emerald Lake (sometimes called the Green Lagoon).
11.45-12.30: Buffet Thai lunch served on board as the boat cruises north through the islands.
12.30-15.00: Second kayaking excurion exploring caves, lakes and beaches at Koh Thai Plao. This is also a great area for snorkeling.
15.00-16.30: Cruise back to Koh Samui. Return to your hotel at about 1700 hrs.
Price: 2,600 baht per adult / 1,700 baht per child (5-12 years). Kids under 5 FOC but may not be allowed to kayak in certain areas.
Discounts available for groups of 3 and above. Please contact us.
Price includes: Return Koh Samui hotel transfers*, a light breakfast, lunch, soft drinks, drinking water, fresh fruits, snorkeling gear, kayaks, national park entrance fee, waterproof bags for cameras/phones, multi lingual tour guide.
*Land transfers are provided by shared minivan service from all hotels on Samui island to the boat departure point. Transfers cannot be provided from private addresses or AirBnBs. Scheduled pick up time from your hotel lobby will be provided with your confirmation voucher.
– 7 days or more prior to the package or tour date: full refund less bank fees.
– 3-7 days prior to the package or tour date: 30% of total price
– Within 72 hours of the package or tour date, or no show: 100% of total price.
Weather Policy: This is an all weather tour and still runs if it is raining in the morning. The tour will be cancelled if the forecast is for rough sea unsafe for small boats. The decision to cancel is made on the morning of the tour by the boat captain and the harbour master, not the passengers. If a trip is cancelled because of bad weather you can reschedule to the next available day. If you cannot reschedule you will be refunded in full.
What to Expect
The comfortable 23m tour boat that takes about 90 minutes to cruise to the archipelago. On the way you can take a snooze, sunbathe or sit in the shade with a good book. The day is split into morning and afternoon sessions with the choice to either snorkel in the morning and kayak in the afternoon or vise verse. Or do all kayaking or all snorkeling. There is also a chance to hike up to the Emerald Lake.
This is a self kayaking tour with instruction given on how to maneuver the kayaks. A kayaking guide will lead you on a tour around the islands and into small caves and bays, pointing out wildlife along the way. There are 12 Kayaks on board so groups are not too big. The kayaks used are top quality sit on top Malibu Two kayaks by “Ocean Kayaks.” Waterproof bags are provided for cameras and phones.
The tour starts at the southern islands of the marine park and during lunch cruises up through the archipelago to the north islands. The scenery is truly beautiful. Keep an eye out for dolphins in the bay and monkeys in the trees.
Photos from our trip in June 2013 here