|Koh Samui||Koh Tao|
Another day, another island. Sail from Koh Samui to Koh Tao via Ang Thong Marine Park, lotsa white sand beaches, some sweet snorkelling and, you know, general paradise stuff.
Brush up on your sailing terms for this one:
- Emergency flares - old pair of trousers to wear if you fall overboard
- Rhumb line – when two or more crew members are waiting for a drink
- Swell – a really, really great wave
Meals included: 1 dinner
He'll be the skipper. You'll be his best mate. It's a match made in sailing heaven. Ang Thong Marine Park is made up of 42 islands and loads of animals. The only one we care about is the crab eating monkey. Let us know whether it's as amazing as it sounds. Swap your flip-flops for something a bit sturdier when you climb to the Emerald Lake lookout.
Meet your skipper, yacht and other passengers in the early afternoon and set sail for Ang Thong Marine Park, a fascinating group of 42 islands featuring lime stone massifs, dense forrests which are home to Langurs, Crab Eating Monkeys, Monitor Lizards, Hornbills and deserted beaches. Highlights include the beautiful Koh Mae Beach and Thale Nai Snorkelling (Emerald Lake) Lookout. Climb to Emerald Lake which is fed by an underground cave for a spectacular lookout (need good footwear)
Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
Discover the natural beauty, explore the coves and overlapping limestone half pipes by kayak and marvel the underwater world while snorkelling in the famous Ang Thong National Marine Park. Finish the day by dropping anchor and enjoy your own barbeque right on one of the parks beautiful beaches whilst watching the sun set over the horizon. Ang Thong is great for night squid fishing.
Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch
Spend the day sailing to Koh Tao one of Southern Thailand's true tropical island escapes. Swim in tropical waters, laze on the pristine white sand beaches and take in the stunning scenery before arriving at Mae Hat on Koh Tao. Head out for the evening to enjoy a delicious Thai meal or have a drink in one of the beach bars.
Meals included: 1 breakfast
We set sail for Mango Bay, a bay on the northern Tip of Koh Tao for our final leg of the trip. The landscape consists of high rocky cliffs and lush green hillsides and the clear blue-green waters are great for swimming. The tour finishes on arrival into Mango Bay at around 10am but there is plenty for you to explore in and around this beautiful part of Koh Tao.
International flights, arrival and departure transfers, departure and airport taxes, visas, all other meals, all optional tours or activities during free time, transfers outside of the tour program, travel insurance, trip kitty, tips and items of a personal nature.
We don't expect any problems (and nor should you) but if for any reason you are unable to commence your trip as scheduled, please refer to the emergency contact section below for who to contact depending upon your starting location. No refund is available on missed transfers or portions of your trip owing to a different flight arrival or delayed flight arrival. Any additional cost incurred in order to meet up with your group is at your own expense. If you have any difficulties please call the below number: +66 93 663 0339 (Miles)
This trip is accommodated on board a catamaran boat. Our boats are equipped with twin-share cabins, and shared bathrooms (1-4) The average size of the boat is 53 feet. Fresh water is available for showers, and toilets are either electronic or the hand pump variety. The boat is equipped with a motor for times when the wind is not sufficient for sailing. Our boats are real yachts and this is a real sailing trip. Yachts are designed to keep sleeping areas to the absolute minimum of space, while maximising common areas as much as possible. The skipper will allocate the rooms on arrival to the boat and single travellers will be paired up with another passenger of the same sex, this may mean sharing a double mattress. The skipper will also be sharing the yacht's facilities and sleeping quarters. While some may find the living quarters quite close, those who are looking to revel in the adventure and exhilaration of an authentic sailing trip usually find any discomfort is more than made up for by the spirit of this sailing experience.
On your Thailand sailing trip you will be accompanied by one of our skippers and a chef. Your skipper's role involves taking charge of the sailing, organising the overall operation and smooth-running of the trip, managing trip logistics, safety of the vessel and safety for all passengers on board. All skippers have extensive sailing miles experience and hold a 'yacht master offshore license' or higher. They have been carefully selected and undergone intensive training of each itinerary they sail. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect your skipper to have a broad general knowledge of the places visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. Your chef will prepare tasty local cuisine meals using the best of the local fresh produce available.
Any dietary requirements need to be provided at the time of booking so that included meals can be properly catered for. Your crew will endeavour to cater for most dietary requirements.
Please provide full passport details at time of booking including exact name as per passport, date of birth, nationality, issue and expiry dates as these are essential for booking services on this trip.
National Park Fees
All travellers must pay National Park fees locally. Please allow US$20 for these fees.
If you find that you are unable to make the scheduled meeting time please contact the Skipper on +66 87 885 3605. If you are unable to contact the Skipper please contact our Sailing Operations Manager on +66 811 424 210.
This trip is operated by our sister company, Intrepid Travel
The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please ensure that you have the most up-to-date information for your trip. We recommend that you check the trip notes for your tour around one month before departure. If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!
Please note that while we operate successful trips in this region throughout the year, some changes may occur in our itineraries due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary from time to time.
11 May 2015