Koh Samui Boat Tour.
We have been anxiously awaiting this day since we booked it a few months ago.
We get picked up outside of our hotel by a large shuttle van with another group of people already in the car. We load in and make our way over to the Fisherman’s village.
Gathering all of our things for the day, we walk through the low tide up onto a speed boat.
All 4 of us settle in at the front of the boat with another family from Greece. We wanted the best view in the house.
The guides explained that we are about an hour away from the private islands we are headed for.
We take off and are bouncing from wave to wave. Just enjoying the breeze and the thrill from being on a speedboat in the middle of the ocean.
The boat skipper gives us our choice of drinks and snacks for the journey until we arrive at our destination.
Along the way, we pass the most beautiful mountains and rocks that are peering through the ocean. Hundreds of feet high and really just glow.
The boat begins to slow and we pull onto a shore of a small beach with a bar. No more than 20 yards long.
He directs us to a set of very steep steps up the side of the mountain. One by one, we carefully hike up several levels until we reach the top.
Once we make it to the end of the highest stair, we are greeted by a huge canopy with views of the entire group of islands on one side.
Over on the other side of the canopy, we see a secluded lagoon in the middle of the mountain. Looking over all of these sights made it feel like we were on top of the world.
Taking pictures at the top, we find the stairs that lead us to the edge of the lagoon.
The steps were so steep, it felt like we were going down a ladder. There were about 4 or 5 separate levels of stairs before we make it to a dock on the lagoon.
We make our way back over the mountain to our boat to go onto the next part of the excursion.
After another 30 minutes on the water, we stop at another private beach. We are handed mats and towels to lay out and relax for about an hour.
One of the tour guides brings out a bucket full of drinks and another one carries a tray of freshly cut fruit.
An hour passes and we all gather back on the boat.
When we feel the boat come to a stop near one of the massive rocks, we are all handed our snorkel gear and we jump out into the open water.
Navigating our way through the ocean was so much fun. All of us were Taking pictures and videos with our go pros while we looked at the fish and coral below us.
Swimming back onto the boat, we are presented with watermelon shaped into hearts. It was A perfect refresher after a snorkeling tour.
The moment we have all been waiting for: LUNCH.
We boat over about another half hour to a secluded restaurant on the water. This place was surrounded by trees on a small section of a deserted island.
We jump off the boat and sit at long tables ready to eat. The restaurant served large portions of shrimp, thai noodles, rice, soup, and chicken buffet style.
Of course, the food was always the best part of the day. Having the opportunity to try a variety of foods prepared differently throughout Thailand.
There was one final stop before we ended our trip back at Fisherman’s village. Pulling up to the next beach, we see a handful of kayaks lined up waiting for us.
In calmer water, we partner up and are able to take an hour to kayak.
This boat tour had everything we could have asked for in a day on the ocean. But, after a day in the sunshine, we are exhausted. At least we had some beautiful sights for the boat ride home.
Once we pull up to our hotel, we grabbed dinner, and couldn’t wait to go to bed.
It was a long but successful day. One of my favorite memories on the trip so far.