Great trip. Picked up on time. The boat was comfortable, with bean bags, hot tub with seawater which was lots of fun.
The food was excellent. York and the rest of team were great. York in particular really went out of his way to make sure everyone enjoyed themselves, including turning the boat round to pick up one of the guys hats that had fallen in the water!
Myself and one of the other girls were worried about snorkelling, so he suggested we went in a kind of dingy, where we could look over the side, and not miss this adventure, which we did! thanks York.
It is a little more expensive than other trips, but worth the extra ,especially when you can see these beautiful places with out the crowds, basically getting the place to yourself.
DONT MISS IT but just prepare yourself as it is a LONG DAY! we set off at 9am from our hotel, and arrived back at 8.15pm!
What a great day! Picked up from my resort at exactly the time I was quoted in a comfortable mini-van with fellow travellers. Settled onto the deck of the Red Dragon where they had spread mattresses with towels for us to recline under a shady canopy. Some of us slept and relaxed on deck while we motored out to the National Park. We had a lovely breakfast/morning tea and then our first activity was sea-kayaking around the rugged limestone islands. Everything was done so well. All snorkelling equipment was cleaned and sanitised before use and great care was taken to ensure our life jackets and snorkelling equipment fitted properly. Alternative activities were offered if you didn't want to partake in the kayaking or snorkeling. Lunch was a delight and we all fitted into the booths in the saloon to eat together. We visited a beautiful lake on one of the islands and a short hike to view. Later we were given bananas and icecream to keep us busy until sunset while we motored back to Koh Samui. Couldn't have faulted a thing. All staff were helpful and good-natured and there were plenty of helpful hands to guide you into and out of the tender and kayaks, fitting your life-vests and the right sized fins. Our little chef was the star. She produced such amazing dishes for the 16 passengers and also the crew in a tiny space, no bigger than a walk-in wardrobe! Delivered back to my resort by 8pm. Yes it was a long day, but plenty of chances to catch 40 winks. I recommend this to anyone fit enough to get on and off the vessel, to walk up stairs, and reasonably confident in the sea. The only thing I skipped was jumping off the roof into the water - getting a bit old for such things!
I highly recommend this tour. I looked at many different options before deciding on this one and was very glad I did so. The whole experience was great. My wife and I really enjoyed this tour. The staff is incredible, they really care about your experience and want to make sure you have a great time. They go out of their way to make sure your not going to locations flooded with other boats. We had all areas to our selves on the day we went. Our guide York was amazing, his energy and enthusiasm were great. The food was exceptional and the boat is very comfortable with bean bags and plenty of drinks for the day. After the tour and when we really wanted to get some pictures had difficulty receiving our email I communicated with the owner Ron, and he quickly responded and gave us a link for pictures, etc. I can't recommend this tour enough. If your looking for a comfortable day with great food and great staff, pick this tour.
This was a wonderful cruise. The Yacht was amazing, and extremely comfortable, the people were so warm and friendly and the places we went were awesome. This was the last full day of our vacation, and I would not have wanted to end any other way. I would highly recommend it to anyone who was interested.
This was by far my favorite part of my trip in Koh Samui. You get so many activities and sights to see for your money. The whole crew and staff were super helpful and friendly! Shout out to George for the making the trip such a great time, he was so nice and had a lot of good information. I would highly recommend doing this tour! The islands were breath taking and I got some amazing photos! Definitely go on this tour if you love adventures and sight seeing. There was snorkeling, kayaking, hiking to emerald lake and visiting a beach off the island. It was amazing!!
Like many of the other reviews, I can only echo that this trip was unequivocally worth every cent. From the punctual and seamless departure, the spacious and well appointed Yacht, the carefully planned schedule to avoid the masses to the friendly and attentive staff - everything ran perfectly, in an unhurried yet thoroughly professional manner. The food was delicious, the kayaking and snorkelling wonderful and the climb to view the emerald lake truly memorable capped off by a wonderful sunset as we returned to Koh Samui.
For anyone tossing up between this and a typical speedboat tour, don't even hesitate - I promise you won't regret it. Thanks for the wonderful day, the memories will not soon fade.