Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park

Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

Mu Ko Ang Thong Park: Semi-private Sunset Cruise Tour

1. Mu Ko Ang Thong Park: Semi-private Sunset Cruise Tour

Discover the natural beauty of the Mu Ko Ang Thong Marine Park on a day trip from Surat Thani. Savour a light breakfast, appetizers throughout the day, lunch, and fresh fruits. Stay hydrated with chilled soft drinks, tea, and coffee. You will be kayaking or snorkeling at destinations like Koh Tai Plao. Visit Emerald Lake and admire the sunset on the water with a banana split to relax with. Begin your day with a hotel/accommodation pick-up in the morning. Step aboard a luxury yacht and be greeted by your crew for the day. After briefly describing the yacht’s facilities, safety procedures, and what awaits you, take a moment to explore the yacht while familiarizing yourself with one of the many sunny or shaded areas on the decks. Experience a personal service with a maximum of 14 guests onboard the blue dragon classic Thai yacht or 34 guests onboard the red dragon classic Thai yacht with an international chef on board. Voyage towards the northernmost corner of the park and savour delicious appetizers as you cruise. Explore the magnificent scenery of the Gulf of Thailand, which dolphins and whales like to call home. Arrive at Koh Tai Plao where caves, hidden lagoons, and white sandy beaches reside. Go for a spectacular guided sea kayaking experience along the coastline to explore sensational cliffs and magical tunnels that are only found at this location. Spot secluded picturesque beaches and their crystal clear, calm waters. Sail north past the park, to Koh Wao, where the best sites are at. Join your professional snorkeling instructor who will take you on an amazing journey to explore Thailand’s tropical reef. Eat a freshly prepared Thai cuisine buffet lunch while you make your way to the Marine Park’s waters. Journey along the park's most interesting limestone islands, which rise from the sea as dramatic rock cliffs and bizarre rock formations. Arrive at the well-known Emerald Lake where you will be transferred to the beach. Climb up the steps through dense rainforest and narrow ravines to see a beautiful viewpoint overlooking the surrounding islands. Take a stroll down the steps to witness the hidden saltwater lake completely enclosed by walls, nicknamed the Blue Lagoon. 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. Also, pass the Five Islands to indulge in a banana split whilst embracing wonderful views of the sunset. Around 6:15 PM, arrive back at the Koh Samui jetty to board your vehicle to transfer back to your accommodation.

Samui: Angthong National Marine Park Day Trip by Speedboat

2. Samui: Angthong National Marine Park Day Trip by Speedboat

Be picked up from your accommodation on Samui Island and enjoy a scenic ride by air-conditioned minivan. Take a speedboat ride to your first stop at Koh Wao or Koh Tay Plow and observe the vibrant world beneath the waves as you snorkel. Continue to the Emerald Lagoon, known as Talay Nai, and learn about the area from your guide. Admire the dramatic views of the cliffs that surround this saltwater lake before tucking into a Thai buffet lunch with fresh seasonal fruits after your meal. Hike to the top of the island for breathtaking panoramic views of Angthong Marine Park. Swim or snorkel in crystal-clear waters, or just soak up the sunshine on the white-sand beach. Embark on a kayaking tour around the Emerald Lagoon.

From Koh Samui: Ang Thong Islands Luxury Small-Group Tour

3. From Koh Samui: Ang Thong Islands Luxury Small-Group Tour

After morning pickup from Koh Samui, head straight to the pier to begin your maritime excursion among the 42 islands of Ang Thong. After being fitted for masks and snorkels, you’ll glide over to the island of Koh Wao to snorkel in the crystal-clear waters among magnificently diverse coral reefs. Explore the sheltered bay, keeping your eyes peeled for tropical fish. Continuing through the national park, you’ll arrive at Koh Mae Ko, disembarking and heading for the panoramic viewpoint above the Emerald Lagoon, a gem of Ang Thong Park. Fed by the sea through a series of caves, the lagoon is completely untouched, as it is illegal to swim within it. Afterwards, head to the pristine beaches of Koh Phaluai for a seaside Thai lunch, and for some time to unwind and relax on the beach before heading back to Koh Sumai.

Ang Thong Marine Park: Full-Day Kayaking & Snorkeling Tour

4. Ang Thong Marine Park: Full-Day Kayaking & Snorkeling Tour

Discover the picture-perfect scenery to the northwest of Koh Samui. Embark on a guided boat trip to Ang Thong Marine Park and explore dozens of deserted beaches, bizarre rock formations, and calm blue waters. Kayak and snorkel your way through beautiful islands and islets. Be collected from your hotel and transferred to the Nathon pier. Meet your guide and the team, who will welcome you onboard the boat. Enjoy a light breakfast as your guide gives a briefing on the day’s activities while familiarizing you with the boat’s features. Visit Koh Tai Plao, the best location for kayaking, with amazing rock overhangs, tunnels, small caves, and a hidden lagoon to explore. Hop onto your kayak and grab a dry bag so you can take your camera with you. Take a dip in the inviting calm waters. Snorkel, swim, or jump from the boat. Enjoy a great lunch on board as you cruise through the park, heading to the second stop at Koh Mae Ko. Admire the island with a relatively short but quite steep climb to a viewing platform, where you’ll witness the breathtaking sight of the Emerald Lake. Finally, stop at the main island of Koh Wua Talap. Explore this area by kayak and circumnavigate the small adjacent island then return and relax on the beach. Alternatively, make the climb to the viewpoint where you will be rewarded with an amazing vista of the entire park. If you wish to, you can trek to the stunning Bua Bok Cave instead, and take in its monumental stalagmites and stalactites. For those who prefer to simply relax, the pristine beach here is a great spot to get some sun or find shade under one of the many palm trees. Head back to Koh Samui, while feasting on fresh fruit and a snack while you relax on the journey home.

Mu Ko Ang Thong: Private Day Charter in Classic Thai Yacht

5. Mu Ko Ang Thong: Private Day Charter in Classic Thai Yacht

This tour is designed for guests who prefer to avoid the crowds. Enjoy a unique trip that is exciting, flexible and interesting. The tour itinerary will be tailored in accordance to your preferences and can be modified at any time. You will be picked up from your hotel between 8:30 AM and 9:15 AM and head to the river jetty. Begin your journey towards the Five Islands. These islands hold mysterious and rarely seen phenomenon, such as the harvesting of bird's nests. Voyage to the Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park and savor delicious appetizers as you cruise. Explore the magnificent scenery of the Gulf of Thailand where dolphins and whales live. Cruise the northern islands 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 to discover caves, hidden lagoons, and white sandy beaches. You will have the option to go for guided sea kayaking tour along the coastline to explore sensational cliffs and magical tunnels. Visit secluded beaches and enjoy clear, calm waters. Eat a delicious lunch while you journey past the national park's most interesting limestone islands which rise from the sea in bizarre rock formations. After lunch, you will arrive at Emerald Lake Island. Climb through dense rainforests and narrow ravines to see a beautiful viewpoint overlooking the surrounding islands. Take a stroll to the hidden saltwater lake completely enclosed by walls, nicknamed the Blue Lagoon. Sail back to Koh Samui and see wonderful views of the sunset. You will reach the jetty at around 6:15 PM, and from there you will be transferred back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 680 reviews

This was the absolute highlight of our time in Koh Samui! It was a beautifully planned day with a comfortable boat and snacks throughout the journey. We loved the kayaking, snorkeling, and the sunset! A couple tips: if you are not too energetic I wouldn’t recommend doing the hike, as it is quite intensive and steep. Also unlike many of the other boats we have been on, the bathroom was quite clean and well maintained which was fantastic! One suggestion for the tour group - if there is a way to have a fresh coconut after the hike that would be incredible!

What a great way to explore Ang Thong marine park, highly recommend! The snorkeling and kayaking were amazing, can’t believe the variety of fish we saw. And freshly made Thai cuisine prepared onboard for both breakfast and lunch, what is not to love about this day trip!

A great experience! We had a very nice tour with Ron (tour leader) who entertained and took care of us perfectly. Especially the delicious lunch and the tranquility of the tour destinations (we were the only ones) deserve special mention. A great experience!

Great time, even snorkeling in the rain was fun. Ken was fantastic and had plenty of time for each spot. Hike to viewpoint was tough but so worth it.

Great all day trip. Good food. Excellent snorkeling.