Sailing Thailand − Mu Ko Angthong Marine Park
4 Days Sailing Live Aboard Safari on SY Freedom Fargo
The Island Cruises Angthong Marine Park 4 Day Sailing Safari is for sure the biggest sailing attraction in the Gulf of Thailand! The sailing cruise will lead you on an expedition to one of the last untouched and unspoilt natural attractions remaining in Thailand. The 42 magnificent limestone islands of the Angthong Marine Park, together with it’s gorgeous underwater world will be an impression that lasts a lifetime!
Covering a distance of about 100 nautical miles, this Sailing Cruise combines serious sailing with the possibility of having the major attractions of the islets completely for yourself.
Day trips to the Anghtong Marine Park from Koh Samui are frequenting the area and following a strict regime and timetable, only touching down on the main Islands.
With Island Cruises’ experienced Skippers and Crew, who know this amazing sailing ground like the inside of their pockets, things look different! We know that there are still large parts of the Angthong Marine Park yet to be explored, and with each Sailing Safari, more natural wonders are discovered by our guests and sometimes by ourselves.
In this part of the world it is still truly possible to have the feeling as though you are the only person on earth. Watch the video here to get an impression of the Angthong Marine Park or better join us on one of our adventure cruises through the Gulf of Thailand and see it for yourself.
The Angthong Marine Park has something to offer for everyone! You can go rock climbing, snorkeling, try to catch dinner and go fishing, relax on a beach or aboard the Island Cruise Sailing Yacht soaking up the sun, cave exploration, bush walking, swimming in the Emerald Lagoon, experiencing undisturbed tropical nature and the best it has to offer.
This area offers good winds for sailing all year around; so come join the Island Cruises team still on the voyage of sailing discovery and exploration of the Marine Park.
Your sailing vacation usually starts and ends on the island of Koh Tao, however, if guests have plans to visit Koh Phangan or Koh Samui we can arrange a drop of on these Islands, given that they are so close to the Ang Thong National Marine Park but that does permit a loss of sailing time on the final day. For guests coming to Koh Tao simply for the Sailing Cruise we offer a ferry service from both Koh Samui and Koh Phangan providing a transfer directly from the pier to the Island Cruises Sailing Yacht.
Angthong Marine Park Itinerary
The following is a scenario of a possible itinerary for the 4 Day Angthong National Marine Park Safari. This itinerary is subject to change according to wind direction, speed and guests specifications.
Angthong Marine Park Sailing Safari Day 1
You will be picked up from your accommodation at 9am, then meet the Island Cruises team on board your charter yacht and set sails to cover the distance from Koh Tao to the Angthong Marine Park. Lunch will be served aboard the Island Cruises Sailing Yacht.
Upon arrival in Angthong (approx. 4-5pm), guests can shake off their sea legs for an evening on the beach of Koh Wua Talap. Dinner will be served aboard around sunset.
Angthong Marine Park Sailing Safari Day 2
Enjoy a hearty breakfast served and provided by your Island Cruises team, then take a light hiking excursion to the best view point in the area; some say perhaps one of the best view points in Thailand itself.
At this time of the day, hours before the first tour boats can arrive, our guests are having the whole trail completely for themselves.
Meet up with a family of Dusky Languor monkeys. This species allows to be observed incredibly close.
For the completion of the trail, basic fitness and shoes are a must but the reward is a fantastic panorama of scattered limestone islands. On the way back say hello to the monkey family. Once you’re back on the beach, have a little break before heading to Bua Boke Cave. When you return, lunch will be waiting aboard your temporary home. After lunch we will set sails for Koh Saamsao and have a look at the famous stone bridge. We will also have time to enjoy some snorkeling in the bay. Then it will be time to hoist the anchor again and get to the final destination of the day, Koh Mae Koh. After a little beach exploration dinner will be served on board your charter yacht.
Angthong Marine Park Sailing Safari Day 3
After breakfast we’re visiting Talay Nai (inner sea), an emerald green lagoon surrounded by limestone bluffs, connected to the sea only by an underwater tunnel.
Looking at this natural wonder tells you up and close how somebody could have lived the life described in the book “The Beach” by Alex Garland.
It’s time for going up anchor again and start sailing towards the northern islands of the Angthong Marine Park where we will find a small lagoon at Koh Tai Plaow.
Once we get there and we notice one or two tour boats, we’ll be having a change of plan, and set with our fast dinghy, over to Ko Ngam and Ko Rork to go snorkeling through some cool cave tunnels! We are on a flexible schedule here.
Mostly the area around these islands has good visibility under water. When you’re snorkeling through a tunnel from the eastern to the western side of Koh Rork, the tunnel opens on the other side and gives you the view to a perfectly alive coral garden. Some of our guests are a little bit afraid of the little black tip reef shark who is waiting for us at the other tunnel entrance but after a little mental support, most of them wouldn’t want to miss this attraction.
After the tour boats disappeared we’ll still have time to visit the little lagoon on Koh Tai Plaow, one of many attractions of the Angthong Marine Park.
On request, and if our customers need internet access we’ll be setting sails after lunch and do the 5 hour sail to Koh Phangan where our guests can have an evening ashore after dinner.
Angthong Marine Park Sailing Safari Day 4
In the morning we will hoist the sails and be on our way to sail back from Koh Phangan to our home harbor in Koh Tao.
The journey will take about seven hours and we’re expecting to have really relaxed downwind for proper sailing waiting for us. We will drop anchor in Mae Haad or Sairee at about 4-5pm, early enough to find a room if you need to.
If you need accommodation on Koh Tao, we will be happy to assist you.
For more information about the destination Angthong National Marine Park please visit our Sailing Destination Guide.
Extra Information and Prices
We speak: English, German
Duration: 4 days − Starts at: 09.00 am − Finishes at: 05.00 pm
Starting point: Island Cruises / Mae Haad Office / Koh Tao
Finishing point: Island Cruises / Mae Haad Office / Koh Tao
Payment Types: Bank transfer, Paypal, Cash
In the prices included are:
- Transfer from and to your accommodation on Koh Tao
- All meals
- Skipper and Crew
- Unlimited soft drinks
- Accommodation on the yacht.
- Snorkeling equipment
- Dinghy transfers and exploring
Prices Angthong Marine Park Safari on Freedom Fargo
|Season / Guests||01. Mar – 30. Jun|
01 Okt – 14.Dec.
|15. Dec. – 28. Feb.,|
01. Jul. – 30. Sept.
|22.Dec. – 02. Jan.|
|Private Yacht Charter|
|1 - 2 guests||64.000 Thai Baht||68.000 Thai Baht||76.000 Thai Baht|
|3 - 4 guests||76.000 Thai Baht||80.000 Thai Baht||88.500 Thai Baht|
|Join in prices: prices per person on shared cruises|
|22.000 Thai Baht||24.000 Thai Baht||26.000 Thai Baht|
Rates are subject to 7% VAT
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Discounted join in options for Ang Thong sailing cruise
|Nov. 30. to Dec. 03. 2013||2|
|Dec. 26. to Dec. 29. 2013||2|
Koh Samui convenience add ons
The airport on Koh Samui is the closest to our paradise island of choice, Koh Tao, from where our Angthong Marine Park cruises are starting and ending. Over the years we realized, that many of our guests don’t even know about Koh Tao before booking. This prompted us to offer several services and add ons for our customers who arrive at the airport of Koh Samui or who would like to combine a yacht charter or Ang Thong Cruise with a stay on Samui.
Fast ferry connection Samui – Koh Tao
Please click on “How to get here” for all the information you need to get to Koh Tao by yourself.
Yacht delivery to Samui
Fast ferry connection Samui with 2 additional overnight stays on the yacht
If you would like more information about the Angthong Marine Park Sailing Safari, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Please also visit our Island hopping around the Angthong Marine Park page for more information and pictures. In case you are short on time, have a look at our Day Charter Sailing Cruises here.