Set out for a secluded ocean side picnic on an unhurried half-day tour from Koh Samui. Board a traditional longtail boat for Koh Tan, where you’ll slip into the water and snorkel over a thriving reef that’s home to vivid fish and brilliant sponges. Continue across the Gulf to Koh Madsum beach for a sumptuous picnic of Thai foods, and relax into the sand. Sink into the ocean for another swim, sip chilled wine or simply absorb the perfect tranquility of your personal island getaway.
We pick you up about 10:00am from your resort and bring you to our pier south of Samui, a lovely scenic drive. There your guide will welcome you aboard your private longtail boat and after a short 15 min ride you arrive at our first stop. Koh Taen is a lovely little Island covered in native bush and a small community live here. We stop in a lovely calm and sheltered bay and snorkel on a shallow and clear coral reef for about 1 hour. Then we hop across to Koh Mudsum and our lovely white sandy beach where we set up your picnic mats and cushions, pour you a drink - your choice, wine, beer, soft drinks and water - relax back while your picnic lunch is cooked in front of you. After eating a scrumptious lunch of locally prepared dishes either just relax, take a swim or a walk until its ready to pack up and head back to Samui where your transportation is waiting to take you back to your accommodation just in time for a swim and happy hour.
Great little cruise with just 4 of us on board where we got to snorkel for a while in warm inviting
water before heading to our own beach to enjoy some fantastic local food as well as beer, wine and soft drink.
Our host Sam made us feel welcome and the skipper of the boat ensured we had a smooth ride.
Would definitely do it again.
This truly was a private tour and a highlight of our vacation. The service and the food were great. We were met by their representative as soon as we walked off the cruise ship. We were transported in a very nice van to the boat location where our group of 4 got into our own boat and headed out to the snorkeling spot. The gear was provided and we had ample time to snorkel. The only difficulty was in getting back into the boat from the water. You need to know how to snorkel and use the gear because no assistance is provided. The private beach picnic was lovely, and the food was the best Thai meal I've ever had.
Thanks so much for this review and that you had a memorable shore excursion on you stop at Koh Samui. It's great feedback and also that you shared about assistance with snorkelling, I will ensure the team always offer more assistance to people who are not experienced at that. Hope the rest of your cruise was lovely.
Island Gem Tours
This tour was very good! Everything was on time and we could snorkel as long as we wanted to. The food was also delicous and Koh Madsun is very beautiful. It is a bit expensive, but worth the money as you don't have to wait for other guests and can choose the timing yourself.
Wow, what a day. I would have no hesitation to do this tour again in a flash.
The first surprise is that this is an exclusive tour. So you go out for the day by yourself, which is great.
The snorkelling was amazing. So many fish and nice clear water. It was actually better snorkelling than out at Ang Thong. We say stingrays, leopard fish and even puffer fish. So that was very cool. The snorkelling gear was top quality as well.
Then it was over to a private beach and a real home cooked lunch. Jes is gluten free, and all the options provided catered well for her which was great.
Great service, great gear, great day. I would highly recommend that you do this tour!