Day Trip to Koh Nangyuan & Koh Tao by Insea Speedboat from Koh Samui

Snorkel and kayaking adventure around Koh Tao

Take a day trip from Samui to the idyllic island of Koh Nangyuan which sits only about half a kilometer from Koh Tao’s shoreline. It boasts a short hike up to the viewpoint, white sand beaches and amazing coral reefs. Stop for a scrumptious Thai style buffet lunch in the east of Koh Tao with romantic coves and a laid back neighbourly feel. Fill the afternoon with activities such as kayaking along the dramatic coastline with steep cliffs or cooling off in the amazing underwater world.
Day Trip to Koh Nangyuan & Koh Tao by Insea Speedboat from Koh Samui
Day Trip to Koh Nangyuan & Koh Tao by Insea Speedboat from Koh SamuiGet picked up by minivan from the hotel lobbyCheck-in with the boat crew at Insea Speedboat pierHave a light breakfast at the pier before departing to Koh TaoEnjoy morning coffeeBoard the Insea speedboat at Bang Rak PierHike up to the viewpoint of NangyuanBeach time at Koh Nangyuan with a plenty of sunbeds and umbrellasSwim in the colourful reef at Japanese GardenLet your guide help you with the snorkel equipmentEnjoy snorkeling at Buddha Point in the east of Koh TaoExclusive kayaking experience at Koh Tao's east-coast


  • Depart from Insea Speedboat pier with convenient facilities
  • Hike to the top of the spectacular viewpoint at Koh Nangyuan
  • Enjoy snorkeling at Buddha Point
  • Kayak at the east-coast of Koh Tao
  • Swim at a secluded beach on Koh Phangan

What can you expect

The friendly team of Insea Speedboat will pick you up directly from the hotel lobby on Koh Samui and bring you to the private pier at Bang Rak. Get helpful information from your guide and enjoy a light breakfast before heading by speedboat to Koh Nangyuan.

As you arrive at Koh Nangyuan, we recommend to immediately hike to the top of the spectacular viewpoint to avoid the crowds. It takes around 15 minutes to get to the top. Besides the viewpoint, you can spend time at the beach where a plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas are available to rent.

There are a few separate swimming areas on Koh Nangyuan - the Japanese Reef Garden is certainly one of the most impressive snorkel spot. The water is very shallow at the beginning with fine sand. After that it will be a little bit stony because the underground is full of corals, that’s why the water color is so beautiful.

Continue by speed boat to Koh Tao which is just half a kilometer from Nangyuan. Stop at a hidden cove in the east of Koh Tao and enjoy a scrumptious Thai style lunch at the beautiful ocean front restaurant.

Then it is time for paddling by kayak along the dramatic coastline with steep cliffs. For the more relaxed, cool off in the water and peer into the amazing underwater world from above. Make more snorkel stops at Mango Bay, Lighthouse Bay, Hin Wang Bay or Aow Leuk, and a last one at a secluded beach on Koh Phangan.

Remember to capture the memories of a life time by renting one of our underwater digital cameras.


  • 07:30 - 08:20: Hotel pickup on Koh Samui
  • 08:20 - 08:50: Meet the boat crew at Insea Speedboat pier
  • 08:50 - 09:00: Enjoy a light breakfast
  • 09:00 - 10:30: Cruise by speed boat to Koh Nangyuan
  • 10:30 - 12:00: Sunbath, snorkel & climb up to the viewpoint of Nangyuan Island
  • 12:00 - 13:00: Enjoy a scrumptious Thai style buffet lunch in a restaurant on Koh Tao
  • 13:00 - 13:45: Kayak at the idyllic east coast
  • 13:45 - 14:30: Snorkel at Buddha Point
  • 14:30 - 15:30: Swim at a secluded beach on Koh Phangan
  • 15:30 - 16:00: Head back to Koh Samui
  • 16:00 - 16:30: Transfer back to your hotel
  • * The tour program is subject to change due to weather & sea conditions


  • Hotel round-trip transfer
  • Drinking water, Pepsi & seasonal fruits
  • Light breakfast & Thai style buffet lunch
  • Snorkeling & kayaking equipment
  • Life jacket
  • Refreshing towel
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Basic accident insurance


  • Bring a towel, waterproof bag, swimwear, sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses, flip flops and a camera.
  • Due to time constraints, joining the trip from cruise ships isn't possible. For this reason, we're unable to accept bookings from cruise ship passengers.
  • Speed boats carry passengers as close to the beach as they can so passengers can hop off and on easily.
  • Wear flip flops or water shoes in case there are shells or rocks on the sand and shorts rather than pants as the water level may be above the knees when hopping off/on the boat.
  • This tour is not recommended for pregnant women, children under the age of 2 years or people with back or neck problems.
  • No kayaking during the low season starts from April till September.
  • There is a minimum of 15 people required to run this activity! On the rare occasion that we should be required to cancel this trip, we will inform you in advance and offer a different travel date, an alternative activity or provide a full refund.
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Get picked up from your hotel on Koh Samui located near the main road. If you are staying on the hill, you have to come to a nearby hotel. The exact pickup time will be confirmed by email after you have made the booking.
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Price breakdown

Activity price
• Adults
2x 1,987.18 THB
3,974.36 THB

Total price
3,974.36 THB
  • To guarantee a booking, book no later than 13 hours before the scheduled departure time.
  • During high season (November - April) and on National Thai Holidays, we advise that you book your trip as early as possible as seats sell out fast.
  • Due to bad weather or sea conditions the tour may be postponed or cancelled with a full refund.
  • You can cancel your booking up to 24 hours prior to your scheduled departure date and receive a refund in the amount of the activity costs minus payment fees (if no other custom cancellation policy is stated under 'Important to Know'). Read our Terms & Conditions.
Activity Details
Availability Daily
Schedule 09:00 - 16:30
Duration 7.5 hours
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Means of transport Speed boat
Guidance Professional English speaking tour guide
Group size 15 - 47 people
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Entrance Fee

There is an entrance fee for 'Koh Nang Yuan' of 250 THB per adult and 120 THB per child to be paid! These fees are to help park rangers keep the park and wildlife protected and clean so we can enjoy the natural beauty.

You can choose to pay the fees now or on the day of the trip.

Last updated: 18.06.2024 at 11:08

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