See the beautiful sights of Koh Samui and discover the secrets in its ocean, as well as go for snorkeling in Koh Tao by speedboat, all in this Snorkeling in Koh Tao by Speed Boat tour.
Koh Tao snorkeling tour lets you experience the deep-sea life without getting into the deep sea diving. You get to see all the wonderful sights of the ocean as you snorkel in Koh Tao.
What You Can Expect with the Snorkeling and Service
You will be fully insured, and your speedboat will include life jackets and snorkeling equipment. An English-speaking guide will be with you all along the way to help you out and to guide you. Chilled soft drinks will be served throughout the day. The journey to snorkeling spots is usually comforting, but it can get a bit bumpy depending on the weather and water conditions, but you will have fun either way. The staff and crew are highly experience, and your safety is of utmost important to them.
Whether you are a beginner or an expert, Koh Tao snorkeling tour can be enjoyed by everyone. If it is your first time with snorkeling, our guides will make sure that you feel safe and have a good time. You will also get to see marine life teeming underwater, including butterfly fish, parrotfish, angel fish, sergeant majors, wrasse and fusiliers, stingrays, puffer fish, turtles, and even barracudas. You will also come across a lot of hard and soft corals in a multitude of colors, as well as various rock formations, coves, and caves that you can explore.
If you please, you can bring a waterproof camera along, or rent one, to get stunning underwater photos. You friends and guides will be more than happy to take your photos for you and capture your magical and lasting memories.
If everything mentioned above appeals to you and happens to be something you would like to do, book your day right now with Samuidaytours to ensure your place and look forward to having fun on your vacation.
About the Snorkeling Tour to Koh Tao
The tour starts when you are picked from your hotel; you will be picked by an air-conditioned mini-bus that will take you to the pier in Bangrak. Once there, your party will be served a light complementary breakfast before you get on the boat. You can also buy things that you will need on your trip, like sun protection, etc., at 7-11 shops.
Once you leave from the north of Koh Samui, you will reach Koh Tao and Koh Nang Yuan in about an hour and a half. You will also pass Koh Phangan on the way and see some uninhabited islands that you can photograph. The island of Koh Nang Yuan will be the first stop on the tour.
Koh Nang Yuan, also known as the Seagull Island, is an island made of 3 tiny rocky islands that are connected by beach. The nature surrounds all three islands, including stunning colorful coral reefs that are teeming with marine life, which is one of the reasons it is considered one of the best places for snorkeling on the Gulf of Thailand. You can explore, relax, snorkel, or sunbathe all morning on Koh Nang Yuan. There are a lot of things that you can there, including kayaking, zip lining, climbing to the viewpoints, take photos, etc. You will find plenty of facilities there, including bathroom facilities, a bar, etc. There is no itinerary to stick to, so the morning is all yours.
During lunchtime the speedboat will leave Koh Nang Yuan and head to Koh Tao. Koh Tao is Thai for ‘turtle island.’ Although Koh Tao is comparatively larger than Koh Nang Yuan, it is only 21 kilometer square in size.
Lunch will be served at a sea-front restaurant in Koh Tao. The location usually depends on what time of the year it is and the weather conditions, so it will either be at the famous Sairee beach, or the serene Hin Wong Bay. You will have about an hour for lunch, so you can wine, dine, relax, and take photos. The Thai buffer there is famous and has received highly positive reviews. The view there is scenic, and after you finish your lunch, you return to snorkeling tour.
The afternoon is chiefly dedicated to snorkeling. The crew will take you to one or two spots for snorkeling that they know you will like, to the best of their knowledge. The number of stops usually depends on the journey time and your enjoyment.
After you have finished snorkeling, it takes another hour and a half to return to Koh Samui and then you get to return to your hotel and rest.
Koh Tao Snorkeling Tour includes:
- Hotel Transfer
- Light refreshments in the morning (tea, coffee, toast, and jam)
- Snorkeling equipment (mask and snorkel) and life jackets
- English-speaking guide
- Tour by speedboat
- Thai buffet lunch (3 dishes) and fresh fruits
- Cold bottled water all day
- Passenger and accident insurance
- Sea sickness pills and first aid
- Full Insurance
Koh Tao Snorkeling Tour does not include:
- Sun beds on Koh Nang Yuan (50 THB each)
- Soft drinks and alcohol (can be purchased from our restaurant and the bar on Koh Nang Yuan)
- Towels are not provided (available for rent)
- Fins or flippers are not provided (available for rent)
- The entrance fee to Koh Nang Yuan (Adult: 100 Baht, Child: 50 Baht)
Snorkeling Tour Itinerary
VIP tours follow the same itinerary as the standard tour. With a maximum of 20 people and twice the number of tour guides, the experience becomes much more personal.
Snorkeling tours operate 7 days a week
06:45 – 08:30 Transfer from your hotel to the pier. Enjoy the complimentary breakfast while waiting for departure.
08:30 – 10:00 Transfer by speedboat to Koh Nang Yuan.
10:00 -1 2:00 Time on Koh Nang Yuan to do as you please (Snorkeling, sunbathing, exploring or view point).
12:00 – 13:15 Enjoy the tasty Thai style buffet at the beautiful ocean front restaurant.
13:15 – 14:45 Snorkeling the coral reefs of Koh Tao.
14:45 – 16:15 Transfer by speedboat back to Koh Samui and back to your hotel.
What to Bring:
- Your Booking Voucher
Tour Pick Up Times
06:45 – 07:00 Taling Ngam, Lipa Noi
07:00 – 07:15 Lamai, Nathon, Butterfly Garden
07:20 – 07:40 Chaweng, Baan Tai
07:40 – 08:00 Maenam, Bophut, Choeng Mon, Bangrak
- All transfers
- Thai Buffet Dinner
- Non-alcoholic drinks, coffee, tea, and espresso
- Full breakfast
- Seasonal fruits
- Much faster journey, much shorter day
- Their speed means they can visit dive sites further away
- Speedboats are smaller vessels, so they can moor up closer to dive sites and visit some dive sites that larger boats can’t
- A bit more exciting than a slow boat!
- Slow boats are big boats, which have more space to move around and they’re more stable in the water.
- They also typically have more divers on board making for a good atmosphere where everyone has 1 thing in common.
- Big boats tend to use less gasoline, so the tour prices are typically cheaper.
- Generally as there’s more space, tea, coffee, and snacks are provided and there are better facilities onboard such as a wash tank, shower, and proper sized toilet.
- Wreck Diving
- Night Diving
- Search and Recovery
- Peak Performance Buoyancy
- Digital Underwater Photography
- AWARE Fish Identification
- Diver Propulsion Vehicles (Underwater Scooters)
- Underwater Videography
- Multilevel & computer diving
- Boat Diving
- Knowledge Development to understand the basic principles of scuba diving
- Confined water dives to learn basic scuba skills
- Equipment assembly, adjustment, and preparation
- Deep water entry
- Proper weighting
- Snorkel regulator exchange
- Regulator recovery and clearing
- Air depletion
- Alternate air source
- Partial and full mask flooding and clearing
- Mask removal and replacement
- Breathing from a regulator without a mask (60 seconds)
- No mask swim
- Scuba unit removal and replacement at the surface
- Weight belt removal and replacement at the surface
- Cramp removal
- Tired diver tow
- Scuba unit removal and replacement underwater
- Weight belt removal and replacement underwater
- Fin pivot (oral and low pressure inflator)
- Neutral buoyancy (hovering)
- Free flowing regulator breathing (30 seconds)
- Controlled Emergency Swimming Ascent
- Exiting the water
- Equipment disassembly & maintenance
- Open water dives to review your skills and explore!
- Visit Talay Nai, the emerald green lake on Koh Mae Koh
- Go to the viewpoint for a view of the entire park at Koh Mae Koh
- Hiking to multiple view points all the way up to 500m on Koh Wua Ta Lap
- Bua Boke cave featuring impressive stalagmites and stalactites
- Scuba diving
- Snorkeling at Koh Yippon and Koh Wao Yai
- BBQ on the Beach
- Go to the Picnic area