I normally book most of my trips with viator, however I would not recommend this one. This was a very long day that was most taken up with travelling instead of enjoying the destination. Our transfer to the port was about an hour and the boat trip to the islands took about an hour and a half. Getting off the boat onto the jettys was also a challenge due to the rough sea on this day. Not for the aging traveller to attempt.
Once on the first Island there is a walk (hike would better describe it) upto a viewing point. Some of the track was a rock face , the info did mention foot ware but the signs at the commence of the track stated the walking level was difficult. Flip flops were definitely not suitable foot ware.
Sea kayaking was just ok due to rough sea, snorking was off a small beach.... There was nothing to see as water wasn't very clear. The return journey home took over 2 hours due to the rough sea, I appreciate you can't control the weather but we arrived back at our hotel at 7pm instead of 5. There was no mention of trip timings When I booked this tour otherwise I wouldn't have booked it.
Boat to and from Koh Samui is pretty old and slow. Other than this the trip is worth doing (if you don't mind travelling on the boat for almost two hours each way). Buffet lunch was delicious; the marine park is beautiful.
This is a definite must do on your trip to Thailand. Just be sure to wear appropriate shoes for hiking as the hike is massive. But I loved this day trip, it was one of my highlights of my whole holiday.
A little tip is to eat breakfast before you go, but lunch was fantastic.
Awesome, you get soo close to the marine park, kayaking in a thunder storm was different captain knew his stuff so felt totally safe.x
Was a really fun day out. The National Park was beautiful and the lunch was very yummy. Kayaking was the highlight. I thought the day was very well organised. But there were a lot of people on the tour (circa 100) and I thought it would be a smaller group and a bit more personalised.
Kayaking was incredible and provided beautiful views. We couldn't see much during the snorkeling portion but we were warned ahead if time. It was an enjoyable experience and lunch was tasty.
The boat and facilities used for this trip were not the expected standart for the elevated price of the excursion. You spend 4 hours of the trip on the boat getting there and coming back and this isn't mentioned anywhere, whereas this is a helpful information. The food on board was regular, as was the guide.
It was still a very nice day but that was thanks to the secenery more than anything else.
Booking and customer support were all excellent, however the trip itself was not very good. The Kayaking portion was extremely rushed and probably took about 20 minutes. The snorkelling portion was utterly pointless as the visibility in the bay where it takes place was literally non-existent - we only did it for 5 minutes before having to stop. Considering this trip took from 7am to around 5pm for literally less than 30 minutes activity I was not happy and feel like an entire day was wasted. If you book this, be aware the travel time is 3 hours in total plus whatever travel is required from your hotel.
This was an excellent experience! I couldn't recommend this any more -- the marine park is out-of-this world. If you want to venture off Samui to see some of the other "islands," this would be the one to go on. The kayaking was great too; the local tour guides really know where to take you and were extremely professional. Great food selection too! They were very generous with the food, water, soda...overall, terrific experience! As two 30 year old professionals from the USA, we couldn't recommend this tour any more!
Great tour! Really interesting kayaking route around rocks, very friendly and helpful stuff. The guide was very good, described the places we visited, explained everything about the tour, very interesting. Also liked the boat, very comfortable, plenty of places to seat under the tent, also large sun deck and you may seat of front of the boat. Snorkeling on approx. 4m depth, a lot to see. Good lunch and breakfast.
The tour was very well organized for the participants in a variety of languages. The head guide was very good, and gave a great run down of the tour before we really got going.
The food availability and variety was excellent, and made for a very enjoyable time as well.
The safety features were also excellent for us while snorkelling and kayaking. I loved the places we kayaked, and the fact that we had two chances to do it was great. The guides who took the smaller groups kayaking were good, and offered to take our photos so we could remember our time.
The scenery was outstanding, and the time visiting the Green Lagoon was also worthwhile. I loved the entire day!
This was a great trip. Good bunch of people and all so friendly and helpful.. Good food and plenty to drink., Would recommend this trip to others. Highly recommended.
Sea kayaking was great. The snorkelling was not - the water was murky and there was nothing to see! The boat trip was long and uncomfortable as the boat was old, very slow and unclean. Instructions were not clear and it seemed disorganized.
The pick up was really early (around 7.15am) and unfortunately the local tour guide hadn't called our hotel and informed us of the pick up time like they were supposed to so we had to just wake up extra early and wait for a call from reception! The excursion was well organised and the guides were all experienced kayakers so you're in safe hands. The food isn't anything special but it fills a hole! The stop off at the island to see the salt water lagoon is a good way of breaking up the day. All in all I would recommend this excursion.
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