The Ang Thong National Marine Park will be partially closed this year from 1st of November to 15th of December, but we were lucky enough to be granted special permission to run our semi-private tour through the Marine Park. Therefore, during this time we will continue to run, but with a modify itinerary, that includes additional snorkelling opportunity in place of our visit the Emerald Lake. The good news is that since the Marine Park is closed, you will no longer need to pay the admission fee to the park.
Start your tour from Samui at 9:30am, which not only allows you a more relaxed start to your day, but also avoids overcrowded speedboats and larger boats that leave at 8:30am. Experience personal service with a maximum of 14 guest (Blue Dragon) or 28 guest (Red Dragon) with a international chef on-board.
Relax on The Blue and Red Dragon Classical Thai Yacht while traveling safely on a luxurious cruise. Enjoy a spacious sun deck, open air covered decks, an on-board Jacuzzi and comfortable indoor lounge. You also have the option to relax privately as this tour offers personal space.
Begin your journey at the southwest of Koh Samui towards the Five Islands. These islands hold a mysterious and rarely seen phenomenon, such as the harvesting of bird's nests. Voyage to the marine park and savor delicious appetizers as you cruise. Explore the magnificent scenery of the Gulf of Thailand where dolphins and whales make the Marine Park their home.
Cruise the northernmost islands of the park at Koh Wao. Your professional snorkeling leader will take you on a journey to the underwater world of the Marine Park. Continue cruising south to Koh Tai Plao where caves, hidden lagoons and white sandy beaches reside. You will have the option to go for guided sea kayaking along the coastline to explore sensational cliffs and magical tunnels that are only found at this location.
Eat a delicious lunch while you journey along Ang Thong park`s most interesting limestone islands, which rise from the sea as dramatic rock cliffs and bizarre rock formations.
After lunch, you will arrive at Koh Mae Koh Island to be transferred to the beach. Climb through dense rain-forest and narrow ravines to see a beautiful viewpoint overlooking the surrounding islands. Take a stroll downhill to witness the hidden saltwater lake completely enclosed by walls, known as the Emerald Lake and nicknamed The Blue Lagoon (inspired by the movie The Beach).
Sail back to Koh Samui to take in the magnificent scenery of the Ang Thong marine park, Koh Phangan and Koh Samui along the way. You will also pass The Five Islands to embrace wonderful views of the sunset. Around 6:15pm, you will arrive back at the Koh Samui jetty to acquire your vehicles to transfer back to your accommodation.
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.