THAILAND – Koh Samui – Semi-Private Discovery of Koh Tao and Koh Nang Yuan’s Beauty

A semi-private full-day excursion to explore the beautiful islands of Koh Nang Yuan and Koh Tao. The transfer to the islands by join-in high-speed catamaran boat makes the excursion affordable, while a private charming longtail boat on the spot allows for freedom to snorkel and relax in stunning natural settings. A great solution to avoid the crowds and experience Koh Nang Yan and Koh Tao differently.


Beach Stay, Classic, Family, Honeymoon

Country - City

Thailand - Koh Samui

Market segment

Thematic Leisure

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Level of difficulties


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Possible all year round but subject to weather conditions (best between January - August)

Arrival city

Koh Samui

Departure city

Koh Samui


An early departure by join-in high-speed catamaran from Koh Samui allows for a headstart to explore the paradise islands Koh Nang Yuan and Koh Tao. After arriving at the destination, a private local longtail boat is available to take the guests to beautiful bays and idyllic islands to enjoy the views, relax, and explore the vibrant underwater world. A visit to Koh Nang Yuan, a group of three islands that are connected by strips of white sandy beaches, is an iconic stop that cannot be missed. But there are plenty of other hidden bays and scenic spots where it is worth it to stop and enjoy the beauty, both above and under the water. A delicious local lunch is served on board the boat. At the end of the afternoon, it is time to return to Koh Samui with plenty of new memories.

Selling points

  • Affordable for a wide range of clients from honeymooners, and families to small groups of friends.
  • A great opportunity to escape the busy Koh Samui activities.
  • More flexibility in the program due to semi-private activity.
  • Koh Nang Yuan and Koh Tao are one of the most beautiful islands for relaxing and snorkeling in Thailand.
  • Easia Signature trip to Koh Tao.

Level Of The Excursion

Low - This activity impacts local community, culture and/or environment in a small but meaningful way

The Impact Of This Excursion

Environment Impact

Involving Wildlife

National parks

Economic Impact

Local individual benefits

Community benefits

Additional Information

Positive impacts

This activity offers a classic way of sightseeing, but provides income to local people such as the captain of the boat, and people preparing the meals.

Negative impacts

The boats used during the activity use fossil fuel which causes Co2 emissions.

Time And Transportation

From To Duration By Road Condition
Koh Samui Koh Nang Yuan / Koh Tao 1.45 hrs – 2 hrs Catamaran boat Sea
Koh Nang Yuan Koh Tao 15-30 mins Longtail boat Sea
Koh Tao / Koh Nang Yuan Koh Samui 1.45 hrs – 2 hrs Catamaran boat Sea


Tour duration: approximately 07.15hrs – 18.00hrs.

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How to sell it

  • For clients who are interested in snorkeling and island hopping.
  • It is for low- to medium-budget clients who prefer a more private experience without it being overly expensive.
  • An alternative option is the Koh Samui excursion to escape the crowds.
  • To show a different experience of snorkeling with tranquility in Koh Tao.
  • Relaxing expertise is suitable for a wide range of clients.

Why this activity

  • Be able to offer activities during a beach stay at Koh Samui differently by escaping the crowds as much as possible.
  • To offer a semi-private program that is affordable to many clients.
  • A different way of operating a classic experience.
  • To provide unique experiences to our clients who want to do snorkeling and island sightseeing.

Good to combine with

  • Best not to combine with any other activities because the excursion is quite long and can be tiring.

Do not combine with

  • Any other sea activity the same day.
  • Another island-hopping with the same activity.
  • Any evening activity: guest might arrive late from the tour and be tired.

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Competitor comparison

  • All competitors offer similar products for snorkeling in Koh Samui area.
  • All competitors offer regular join-in longtail boat in Koh Tao but we propose a special private longtail boat.


  • Organized by a reliable supplier.
  • Affordable for clients who prefer some private experiences that are cost-efficient.
  • Being able to escape the crowds.
  • Easy to book.
  • More flexibility in Koh Tao to customize due to private activity.
  • It really offers an alternative choice for clients to experience Koh Tao in different way.


  • Weather and seasonal dependent activity.
  • Could be a bit expensive for some clients.
  • Max capacity for the activity is 15 Pax, so not suitable for big groups.
  • Even though it is semi-private, during busy periods it is not possible to escape the crowds completely.
  • Even though it is semi-private, the join-in catamaran time schedule isn’t flexible.


  • The real capacity of the boat is 20 pax, but to keep it comfortable, the maximum of the activity is 15 pax.


  • The snorkeling spots can be changed without prior notice, depending on weather and sea conditions.
  • It can only be confirmed with ESG, for other languages can be requested on a case-by-case basis, but subject to availability.
  • The catamaran boat is a join-in transfer, so the schedule is not flexible.
  • Any food restrictions need to be advised in advance.

Price range

2 Pax: 10,000 THB Per Pax, 10 Pax: 4,250 THB Per Pax

Quotation guideline

Koh Samui → Activity → Trans Island – Activities in Koh Samui → Easia Signature – Semi-Private Discovery of Koh Tao and Koh Nang Yuan’s Beauty

  • Activity provided by Trans Island Samui – Please refer to contract.


  • Transfer from/to the hotel in Koh Samui by private van.
  • Shared high-speed catamaran boat from Samui to Koh Nang Yuan.
  • Private boat tour for Koh Tao.
  • English-speaking guide.
  • Snorkeling equipment and life jackets.
  • Lunch on board.
  • Seasonal fruits.
  • Koh Nang Yuan Entrance fee.


  • Alcoholic drinks.
  • Personal purchases.
  • Tips.

Important notes

  • This activity is operated by Trans Island Samui, make sure to share any client preferences and the client profile in advance.

Different Choice

  • Snorkeling or kayaking at Angthong National Marine Park (a similar concept of the tour, but not available on a semi-private basis.


Trans Island Samui


After an early morning breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel to embark on a join-in high-speed catamaran journey from Koh Samui to Koh Nang Yuan, one of the most beautiful islands in Thailand. From here, immerse yourself in the tranquility of crystal-clear seas and hike to the top of the mountain viewpoint to capture the picturesque scenery. Then hop in your comfortable local longtail boat to enjoy the surroundings away from the crowds. Koh Tao has plenty of hidden bays and scenic spots to enjoy the views and beauty above and below the water. Lunch will be served on board, and throughout the day, there will be plenty of time to snorkel, relax, and enjoy the scenic views before returning to Koh Samui and looking back on an unforgettable experience.