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Koh Nang Yuan & Koh Tao Snorkeling Day Tour

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Duration

8 Hours

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

Unlimited

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Languages

English

Overview

Koh Tao, or Turtle Island, is a beautiful island just 21km², 70km north of Koh Samui and takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes by speed boat, the fastest and most comfortable way to get there. Koh Tao & Koh Nang Yuan feature a wide range of shallow sites suitable for both snorkeling and scuba diving, with beautiful soft and hard coral, clear water and a wide diversity of marine life. It is because of Koh Tao’s position away from the mainland and being surrounded by a deeper sea bed that it sees the best visibility found in the Gulf of Thailand. To ensure you get the best water conditions available, we snorkel different parts of Koh Tao at different times of the year because of tide changes. Typically we visit the western and southern sides of Koh Tao during October to March, which features Koh Tao’s longest and most beautiful beach, Sairee. During April to September, we tend to stick to the northern and eastern coasts of Koh Tao, which features stunning undeveloped boulder-lined bays and tropical rainforest.

Note: this is a rough guide and where we go is subject to change depending on the daily weather and water conditions.

Accompanying the change in snorkel sites, we also change our restaurant. Both have different locational features that make for a pleasant and fun experience. October to March, we take our lunch along the idyllic palm fringed at PD Restaurant. April to September sees us visiting a wonderfully charming restaurant nestled into the hillside of Mango Bay.

 

Koh Nang Yuan Island Snorkeling

Koh Nang Yuan is where we usually visit in the morning, as we find this major attraction to be much quieter in the morning than it is in the afternoon. Koh Nang Yuan is often featured in the top 10 paradise islands of the world and its easy to see why. 3 small rocky islands connected by sand and covered in dense tropical rainforest, features some of the best snorkeling and diving to be had in the area. Japanese Garden snorkel site, named so as the coral below the surface represents the style of a Japanese Garden, features a variety of friendly and colorful marine life at shallow depths ideal for underwater photographs and free diving to take a closer look. Koh Nang Yuan also features a fantastic view point where you see over the whole island and to Koh Tao (pictured above), which takes approximately 45 minutes to climb to the top, take some photos and walk back down again. Other features include the two connecting beaches, zip lines (about 1,000 Baht) between theislands and a beach bar for those who want to grab and cocktail or a fruit shake.

Nang Yuan Island has some rules to maintain its condition as one of the treasures of Thailand:

  • No plastic or glass bottles are to be taken on to the island. This is because people frequently leave them behind in the sand.
  • No fins or flippers. This is because the water is very shallow around the island and unfortunately snorkelers accidentally kick the coral breaking it.
  • No removing coral. Dead or alive, please do not remove any coral from the island. It is a criminal offense to remove coral anywhere in Thailand.
*** Due to a recent policy change on Koh Nang Yuan, the islands management have started charging for the use of sun beds and umbrellas at a rate of 50-100 Baht each (depending on the season). Please be aware this is not included in the cost of your snorkeling tour and you will need to bring some money if you wish to use them.
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Price per Adult: 1590 Baht
  • Price per Child: 1290 Baht
  • Koh Nang Yuan Island Snorkeling

Itinerary

07.20-09.00
Transfer from your hotel to the pier at Bangrak Beach. Enjoy our complimentary light breakfast of hot tea & coffee, water, orange juice, bread and jam.
09.00 – 10.30
Transfer by speedboat to Koh Nang Yuan, a paradise island off the west coast of Koh Tao.
10.30 – 12.00
Experience the paradise island that is Koh Nang Yuan. Whether it’s snorkeling, sunbathing or trecking to the view point for a classic holiday snap, you won’t be disappointed.
12:00 – 13.00
Enjoy our scrumptious Thai style buffet lunch at our beautiful ocean front restaurant at Koh Tao.
13.00 – 13.45
Take a leisurely tour along the coastline by sea kayak or relax and enjoy the sunshine from the secluded Beach.
13:45 – 14.30
Cool off in the water and peer into the amazing underwater world from above. Remember to capture the memories of a life time by renting one of our underwater digital cameras.
14:30 – 16.00
ransfer by speedboat back to Koh Samui and back to your hotel.

Included/Exclude

  • Hotel transfer
  • Light breakfast (tea & coffee, toast & jam)
  • Snorkeling equipment (mask & snorkel) & life jacket
  • English speaking guide (Chinese available on request)
  • Tour by speed boat
  • Thai buffet style (self serve) lunch & fresh fruit
  • Fresh, cold, bottled water all day long
  • Passenger & accident insurance
  • Sea sickness pills & first aid
  • Entrance fee to Koh Nang Yuan (Adult: 100 ฿, Child: 50 ฿)
  • Sun beds on Koh Nang Yuan
  • Soft drinks & alcohol (can be purchased)
  • We do not provide beach towels
  • We do not provide fins / flippers

Tour's Location

FAQs

Child Price Details
*Child ticket: Age 4-10 and between 90-130cm in height.
Recommendations
A day on the water means spending a lot of time in the sun so don’t forget sunscreen and a t-shirt to protect your back if you’ll be doing a lot of snorkeling and kayaking.
Additional Information
We will reconfirm your pick up time in advance. As this is a group tour, please be patient in cases of unforeseen delays along the pick up route.
Payment Options
Pay in full or Deposit and the rest in cash on tour date. Use the "Submit Form" on checkout for confirmation before payment and deposit payment. **No Credit Card Fee! ***Bookings for the following day closes at 8 PM!
Pickup Times
07:30-07:50 Lamai, Butterfly Garden - 07:40-08:00 Chaweng, Baan Tai - 08:00-08:20 Maenam, Bophut, Choeng Mon, Bangrak

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Koh Samui Travel & Tours

arupsc

21/06/2019

Very Good tour operator... Nice and helpful

Enjoyed one day tour to koh tao and koh yuan by Chantara Travel by speed boat. Condition of speed boat very good and trip was very very good. Very much satisfied with the trip. All boats I see is full. Plenty Passenger. Advise to book in advance.
Koh Samui Travel & Tours

262dab

21/06/2019

Day trip Koh Samui to Koh Tao snorkeling

90% of this trip was amazing. The guides are great and take care to explain information- the trip includes a light breakfast of juice, coffee and toast before embarking on a 1.5 hour speedboat trip to islands. The snorkeling is wonderful! The beach free time is interesting as long as you bring money and your snorkel gear. ABOVE ALL ELSE if you are wearing water shoes or dive boots PLEASE bring a pair of sandals, flip flops or running shoes with you. The park will not allow water shoes of any kind!!!! The guides only rolls us this once we were on the boat and halfway finished the tour. Thankfully one guide offered me his flip flops while he ran the 500-800 meters along the warf to the beach. My husband, however did not fair as well! Both soles of his feet were blistered from the intense heat of the wood warf We both highly recommend this day tour, but cannot stress enough to ensure your footwear is "authorized"... we could not make the hike to view point as a result of the burns and zero footwear for either of us.
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Koh Samui Travel & Tours

733doctor

21/06/2019

FANTASTIC

This trip is highly organised from the pick up,free breakfast ,instructions and generally feeling confident about the day . The speed boat ride is about one hour 40 mins. Sitting in the front is very bumpy ,not for the faint hearted but very exhilarating.. We then spent two hours snorkelling on the private island of Nang Yuan. The next boat ride took us to KohTao for lunch . Thai food lots of it and very tasty .. We then spent an hour in calm open waters snorkelling where the abundant shoals of of fish just swam with you . So relaxing and enchanting.. Ken and his team of four men were efficient knowledgeable and we felt we could depend on their capabilities. . This trip to us was a trip of a lifetime . Truely a wonderful experience we will never forget . Thank you ..to you all . .
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