fbpx

Angthong Marine Park

by Oceana Samui Charters

<

Oceana Samui Charters is a refreshingly dynamic Private Speedboat Charter company providing luxury boating excursions aboard a hand-picked selection of Koh Samui’s most prized vessels.

AngThong National Marine Park translates as ‘golden bowl’, occupies almost 250 sq. km and includes 50 sq. km of protected nature area consisting of over 40 islands. All of the islands are uninhabited and undeveloped except for one. This island, Koh Paluay, is inhabited by “sea-gypsies” who still earn a living from fishing. The islands resemble Koh Samui 40 years ago, prior to the arrival of tourism and modern infrastructure. The Marine Park is famous for its natural beauty untouched by development.

The First location we visit is at the North of the Park at Koh Wao which consists of three islands with a sheltered bay in between, making it well-suited for snorkeling. Our Guides will navigate you through shallow caves and introduce you to an abundance of Marine Life. After snorkeling, the speedboat will take you nearby the most interesting limestone islands for a slow paced coastal cruise. Caves, hidden lagoons and white sand beaches are there to be explored.

At the following stop you will land at Talay Nai, for a short but spectacular climb through dense rainforest and narrow ravines that lead to a fantastic viewpoint which looks out over the surrounding islands. Here you will have some time to enjoy the view and take some breathtaking pictures. A short stroll downhill will take you to the famous Emerald Lake, also known as the Blue Lagoon from the movie ‘the Beach’.

From here, almost all AngThong Marine Park tour operators go to Wua Ta Lap Island (the Park’s Visitor Center) for picnic lunch and kayaking. The visitor center is visited by many tour operators, making it very crowded. We choose instead to travel a bit farther to eat lunch and do sea kayaking at Koh Paluay’s sea gypsy village.

On Koh Paluay you will have a freshly cooked buffet lunch in at the traditional Thai fisherman’s village a restaurant. After lunch, the speedboat will take you the final stop at the south of the island to the secluded Song Pee Nong beach. Here you will be able to take a leisurely tour at your own pace along the coastline by sea kayak past breathtaking cliffs or relax, sunbath and swim at this amazing beach.

About the Trip

Angthong Exclusive

4900

฿

per person

  • Snorkeling

  • Kayaking

  • Sightseeing

BOOK NOW

  • 09:30 - Speed boat departs Koh Samui

  • 10:30 - Snorkeling at Koh Wao

  • 12:00 - Coastal Cruise of the Marine Park

  • 12:45 - Discover the Emerald Lake & View Point

  • 13:45 – Traditional Thai Lunch @ Koh Phaluay

  • 14:45 – Swimming / Kayaking / Relaxing on the beach

  • 16:00 – Scenic cruise back to Koh Samui

  • 17:00 – Mini-bus transfer home

What's Included ?

Hotel Transfer
 
Marine Park Fees
 
Equipment
 
Snorkeling Guide
 
Soft Drinks
 
Lunch
 
Fresh Fruit
 
Insurance
 

 (*): please read our Terms & Conditions for more information.

Weather conditions: If the weather on the day of your diving trip / open water dives of a course prevents us from having a safe and enjoyable experience you will be informed that the trip is cancelled or of the need to change the diving trip to another day. Please note that in the event of light rain without strong winds or big waves we will NOT cancel any dive trips, as it does not prevent us from having an enjoyable and safe experience.


Dive Destinations: Tour schedule is subject to change without any prior notice in accordance with weather conditions. If The Life Aquatic dive center knows in advance that the weather on the day you would like to go diving most likely will prevent us from going to the scheduled dive destination, we will advise you as soon as we know and let you decide if you like to change the dive trip to another day or cancel the trip for a full refund. The Life Aquatic Dive Center cannot be held responsible for adverse unforeseen weather conditions, involving rough seas and poor visibility.


Waiver of Liability
: All certified divers must read, fill out, and sign a copy of the SSI Liability Release and Assumption of Risk Waiver before diving services can be provided. Please review the contract with legal counsel and family members prior to booking. Additional waivers may be required for those divers undergoing training, depending on the course requirements imposed by PADI or SSI.


Medical Statement:
All diving courses and Try Scuba Diving programs require a completed Diving Medical Statement which can be downloaded here. The participant must answer all the questions with 'Yes' or 'No'. If any questions require a “Yes” answer then a signature from a physician on the back of the form is required to confirm the participant is fit to dive. If this is not done prior to attending the course we are unable to allow the participant to dive and cancellation fees will be incurred.


Diver Certification and Equipment
: All divers must show proof of diving certification from either SSI, PADI, CMAS, NAUI or equivalent certifying organisations if taking part in any non-entry level diving activity. All scuba divers must accept full and complete responsible for themselves, their actions, and their equipment.
Divers may elect to use their own gear, or arrange to use our equipment. Regardless, divers must inspect their gear prior to each and every dive, and they must be responsible for the proper functioning of that gear. In addition, divers must have a dive plan that addresses the issue of possible in-water equipment failure.


Responsibility and Liability
: The Life Aquatic Dive Center, its officers, employees, agents, and contractors are not responsible or liable for any injury, loss, accident, damage, delay, omission, irregularity or nonperformance occurring in connection with these arrangements. The client understands and accepts all risks associated with any and all activities, including both land based and water activities, air travel, car travel, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, and boating. Divers acting irresponsibly can have an adverse impact on their fellow divers and the diving community. As a result, we will not tolerate unsafe, illegal, or irresponsible behavior.


Transfer
: The Life Aquatic Dive Center offers free pickup service from your hotel to the pier and on the way back, from the pier back to your hotel for the following areas: Bophut, Bang Rak, Choeng Mon, Chaweng, Lamai, Maenam and Bang Por. For transfers to and from Nathon, Baan Taling Ngam, Thong Krut, Bang Kao and Hua Thanon, we will charge additional 500 THB each way per group (not per person). Your pick-up time will be sent to you by email once the booking is confirmed.


Pictures:
For safety reasons, personal underwater cameras and action cameras are NOT ALLOWED on Try Scuba Programs and entry-level courses.


Lost or damaged equipment: 
In case of lost or damaged gear through irresponsible or inappropriate use through our customers, we will charge the wholesale price of damaged / lost item.

The balance for all booked trips must be paid in full before the scheduled day the trip. The outstanding balance will be non-refundable if a cancellation is made less than 24 hours before the time the trip is due to depart, or if the customer is a no-show. (72 hours for online bookings)

Cancellations can only be acknowledged if received IN WRITING, by email contact@thelifeaquatic.asia No cancellations accepted by telephone, SMS or chats. These cancellations must be acknowledged by The Life Aquatic, in writing to be valid.