Koh Samui snorkeling day trip
Koh Tao & Koh Nangyuan by speedboat
The fastest way to day trip from Samui to Koh Tao
- Day trip by speedboat
- Snorkeling from the boat at Koh Tao
- Snorkeling from the beach at Koh Nang Yuan
- Koh Nangyuan view point
- Mask, snorkel and life jacket provided
This tour runs daily all year round.
The best in the months of June, July and August when the sea is flattest.
Worst months are October to December when rough sea can often mean trips are cancelled.
0730-0830 hrs: Pick up from your Samui hotel and transfer to Maenam pier.
A light breakfast of coffee and croissants is provided at the pier while all the passengers are collected.
0900-1030 hrs: Speedboat trip to Koh Tao.
1030-1200 hrs: Snorkeling around Koh Tao.
1200-1300 hrs: Buffet lunch at the restaurant on Koh Nang Yuan.
1300-1430 hrs: Snorkeling, swimming, viewpoint climb at Koh Nangyuan. Or just free and easy time on the beach.
1430-1600 hrs: Speedboat returns to Samui.
1600-1630 hrs: Transfer back to your hotel.
Price: 1,900 baht adult, 1,300 baht child (3-11 years)
Price includes: Round trip transfers from Koh Samui hotels*, buffet lunch, soft drinks on board the speedboat, life jackets, snorkeling equipment, tour guide.
*transfers cannot be provided from private addresses / airbnb’s.
Restrictions: This tour is not suitable for children below 3 years of age, pregnant women or people over the age of 70.
– 7 days or more prior to the package or tour date: full refund less bank fees.
– 3-6 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
To do the best Koh Samui snorkeling you need to jump on a boat from Koh Samui and head to Koh Tao (turtle island). A speedboat takes about 90 minutes to get there.
Koh Tao is famous worldwide as one of the most popular places to learn to scuba dive. Most of the shallow reefs are close to the shore and ideal for snorkelers as well as divers.
There are small bays and coves all around the coastline and a day trip will spend the morning at a couple of them including Hin Wong on the east coast, Tian Nok Bay in the south and Sairee bay on the west coast.
The itinerary is not fixed, it’s weather dependent but typically the boat takes snorkelers to a few bays in the morning then moves to Koh Nangyuan for a buffet lunch at midday. The afternoon is spent at Koh Nangyuan where there is more excellent snorkeling (including the Japanese Gardens reef), swimming and beaches to enjoy.
There is also a very nice viewpoint to climb. Koh Nangyuan is a tiny island off the north west coast of Koh Tao. It’s actually three small islets joined by a sandbar formed from the currents. It’s incredibly beautiful.