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.
Small speed boat, fast but to watch around you have to stand up and stand on the seat. Good guide, helpful and informative. Not really much snorkeling, and kayaking is just there and back about 20 minutes. Food is good.
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!
Everything was as described in the itinerary however in spite of clear conditions and excellent weather the snorkelling was disappointing, as was the lunch at a little fishing village. A pretty part of the world but a long 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.
This was a terrific day trip and included viewing sights that were very unique. You are taken on a boat, about an hours ride from Koh Samui, to snorkel near a small island, and then taken to view the Emerald Lagoon, which was an impressive site. The guide was fun, energetic and informative and made a point of showing us interesting rock formations or slowing near areas that would make for great photos. He also helped take photos for the tour group every step of the way. Lunch was at a small fisherman's village, and the food was better than expected. We ended the day on a secluded beach where you could either relax and swim or kayak to a nearby formation. The trip was outstanding and highly recommended.
Downsides to the tour, reason for not giving this 5 stars: The boat was absolutely packed, making it very close (and uncomfortable) quarters for changing into snorkeling gear and getting in and out of the boat. This tour would have been far more enjoyable had the group been smaller or the boat larger. It was hard to find a seat, and for such a lengthy journey, it detracted from the overall experience.
If you only do one trip in Koh Samui, it HAS to be this one. This was amazing, your first stop is snorkeling, the second is to some of the islands that look like animals, monkey island, lion island and crocodile island for a photo opportunity. Then you head over to another island where you climb to the top to see the green lagoon. A bit of a climb, but well and truly worth it. The fourth stop is to a traditional fisherman's island which is what Koh Samui use to look like before it was developed. At this island you get to have an amazing lunch (included in the trip) and walk around and see how the locals live. The fifth stop is at another island where you can go canoeing and for a swim. The guys on the boat got out a frisby for us to play with and the captain of the boat joined in. The crew were amazing, our guide Yo was fantastic, he served us watermelon and pineapple, there was (free) cold bottled water available. Best trip on our entire holiday.
Brilliant,beautiful scenery, snorkling great, meal was good plenty of it.. A good days trip.
A great day trip from Koh Samui with a variety of activities - something for everyone!
The snorkeling location was spectacular, though a bit crowded. The 10 minutes hike up one of the islands was the highlight of the trip, with a green lagoon opening up on the other side of the island.
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.
Absolutely stunning area of the world. Definitely recommend a visit.
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