Breathtaking Koh Tao & Koh Nang Yuan

The islands Koh Tao and Koh Nang Yuan, located north of Samui, are two of the world’s most breathtaking islands. They are widely known as the best snorkeling spot in the Gulf of Thailand, which is included in this one day tour. You can discover the absolutely beautiful coral reefs at some of the following amazing bays; Tian Nok, Sairee, Mango and Hin Wong bays. On this speedboat tour from Koh Samui we also explore Koh Nangyuan, the island next to Koh Tao and if you feel up for it you can take a walk up to the world-famous viewpoint for some amazing pictures.

What will you do during this tour?

In the morning we pick you up from your hotel or villa on Koh Samui, somewhere between 07:30 and 08:30, depending on your location. A more accurate pickup time will be stated on your confirmation email. After a light breakfast at the pier, we depart by speed boat from the north of the island and head to Koh Tao in about 1 – 1.5 hour. At Koh Tao we stop to do some snorkeling in one of the many bays around the island. We visit at least 2 of them, so you can enjoy different kinds of fish and different views of Koh Tao. Think of Mango Bay, Shark Bay, Ao Leuk or any other bay around the island.

Next we will stop around Sairee Beach in one of the many seafront restaurants for a delicious Thai buffet style lunch.

After lunch we will bring you to the stunning Koh Nangyuan, where you will have around 1.5 hrs free time. Here you can simply relax on the spotless beaches, snorkel in the crystal clear waters, or if you are feeling energetic, hike up to the world famous viewpoint overlooking this tropical paradise.

The stops are dependent on the weather and how busy it is at any given time at the bays and the stops are at the discretion of your captain and guide on the day. At the end of this day trip we head back to Samui, where we arrive at around 16:30. An air conditioned transfer will bring you back to your hotel or villa on Koh Samui.

On this one day tour you can benefit from our long experience of speedboat cruises around Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao. Book this tour to discover our first class service. Flexibility, quality and personal service is our concept. Welcome aboard!

  • 08:00 – Transfer from your hotel to the pier
  • We meet at the speedboat office to check-in
  • Enjoy your breakfast (Coffee, Tea, Cookies, Fresh Fruit)
  • 09:00-09:30 – We board the speedboat and head to Koh Nang Yuan.  This takes about 1 hour
  • 10:00 -10:30 – We arrive at Koh Nang Yuan to go for some snorkeling at the coral reef. This is the best spot around Koh Tao
  • Short climb up to the beautiful viewpoint with a breathtaking overview of Koh tao and Koh Nang Yuan
  • We enjoy a tasty lunch at the restaurant
  • 12:30 – We head to Koh Tao to discover the island and go for snorkeling around its reefs
  • 15:30 – We say goodbye to to Koh Tao and Koh Nag Yuan and head back to Koh Samui
  • 16:30 – Arrival at Koh Samui and transfer back to your hotel, villa or residence

Koh Tao tour prices

Adult price

THB 1,695

Child price (4-10)

THB 1,695

Infant price (0-3)


  • 8-9 hour tour
  • No booking or credit card fees
  • Instant booking
  • Pay a deposit now and the remaining balance on tour

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From: ฿1,695

Pay a deposit of ฿395 per person. The remaining balance can be paid on tour.

Tour includes

What is included in the price for this tour?

  • Round trip transfer from your hotel
  • Light breakfast
  • Soft drinks and lunch
  • Tour guide
  • Life jacket and snorkeling gear
  • Accident insurance

What to bring

What should you take with you if you go on this trip?

  • Towel
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimming suit
  • Slippers
  • Sunscreen


What should you know if you go on this tour?

This trip is not recommended for children under the age of 1, pregnant women and (heavily) overweight people. The entrance fee to Koh Nang Yuan is THB 200 and is excluded from the tour price.


This tour that leaves from Koh Samui is the best snorkeling tour around. We make a stop at Koh Nang Yuan and several stops in the bays around Koh Tao. For example in Mango Bay, Shark Bay or Ao Hin Wong.


Our first stop is at Koh Nang Yuan, two islands next to Koh Tao. There you can climb up to the viewpoint with amazing views over the islands and its connecting beaches. The walk up is about 10 minutes. Be sure to bring your camera!

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Koh Tao Tour
Average rating:  
 23 reviews
by David Anasco on Koh Tao Tour
Excellent All Around, Highly Recommended

What really sets this tour apart is the staff, especially the tour operator/boat staff. They are excellent, friendly, and very helpful. They take VERY good care of you and make sure your day goes well. They truly go the extra mile anticipating what you need before asking.

We had a wonderful day exploring these islands, it was like walking into a postcard. We would definitely do this again, or go on one of their other tours. Highly recommended.

by Routa on Koh Tao Tour
Below average experience!

We had a great team on this tour!
Pick up was prompt and on time, and upon arrival at the port we boarded the speedboat pretty quickly. The team offered sea sickness tablets and plenty of water was available throughout the day.

On our way to Koh Tao though, the sea was getting pretty rough, and only got worse once we reached open water.

The tour itself wasn’t bad, but the weather was! So although this isn’t a reflection on the actual tour (the team were great and everything was well organised), the tour should really have been cancelled in the morning, given that we expect the tour provider to check weather beforehand and be able to make a decision on what is safe and what is not. Over half the group on the boat were sick, and the experience was very scary indeed!

Koh Tao and Koh Nang Yuan are great islands, but in my opinion, over-rated.
Of course it would have been great to have more sun(!), but not much else to do here.

As mentioned, the team were fantastic and attentive during the extremely choppy speedboat ride, but it should have been cancelled for everyone’s safety. At some points, we were almost at a 90° degree angle to the sea!

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