Call Us Today! 0819992000 or 0818945076|orion@phanganboattrips.com

Angthong Marine Park

Angthong Marine Park Cruise

Angthong National Marine Park Islands is an archipelago of 42 islands and is a protected area, famous for its natural beauty, situated in the Gulf Coast of Southern Thailand abundant with coral and marine life, and natural beauty. These islands hold some wondrous hidden treasures and what better way to enjoy these sights than with Orion.

Angthong, literally means ‘golden bowl’, and occupies almost 250 sq km and includes 50 sq km of limestone islands. Rocks cliffs and rock formations rise dramatically from the sea. Caves, hidden lagoons and white sand beaches are there to be explored and snorkeling among the shallow coral gardens.

Free Pick Up

We pick you up from your designated hotel or resort and bring you to the pier!

Light Breakfast On Arrival

We supply an array of snacks, fruit, soft drinks, and tea and coffee to welcome you on board Orion.

Free Snorkel

Don't have your own mask? No problem we supply new snorkle and mask for you to enjoy.

Lunch Onboard

Lunch is a delicious help-yourself buffet of traditional Thai food, including spicy curries & seasonal fruit

The Big Boat

This is the perfect way to see the Marine Park in all its spledor with 360 digree views of the amazing landscape and islands

Need For Speed?

We also have a speed boat service depending on weather and passenger numbers
Private Speed Boat Tour

Experienced Team

All of our local guides have lots of local knowledge and tips to make your day more enjoyable.

Free Drop Off Service

As standard we offer a free transfer back to your resort or hotel with our Orion drivers. Please Remember your Car Number!

Our Main Cruise Stops

angthong marine park

Swimming & Snorkelling at Koh Wao, or Koh Tay Plow

We Supply Snorkelling Equipment & Fresh Towels

Snorkelling in crystal clear waters and jumping off the boat are always great fun when we reach our snorkelling spot, please note we don’t always stop at the same spot, it all depends on the weather condition on the day. You will see a great variety of beautiful tropical fish, corals and other marine life in these protected marine park islands.

Lunch is a delicious help-yourself buffet of traditional Thai food, fried chicken, bread rolls and includes our famous spicy curries & a wide range of seasonal fruit from our local suppliers.

Ao Ka Beach – Talay Nai

Here if you have chosen Kayaks, you get off the boat and kayak around and make your way to Koh Mae Koh.

If you have not chosen kayaks, you stay on Orion and we dock next at Mae Koh, which leads to Talay Nai, the beautiful Emerald Lake.

For those that choose kayaks, we drop you off and get you suited up for your short kayak tour to Mae Koh taking in the caves and cool rock structures as we make our way to meet up with the other passengers.

angthong marine park
angthong marine park

Koh Mae Koh - Emerald Lagoon Talay Nai

Make sure you have good footwear!

On Mae Koh we visit the beautiful emerald lagoon Talay Nai, surrounded by steep limestone cliffs, where the scenes are breathtaking. A short, steep climb to the viewing platform offers a stunning panorama of the picturesque islands that Form the National Marine Park on one side, and a breathtaking view of the emerald lagoon on the other.

Please note some of there stairs are very steep it is advise that you wear proper footwear for this part of the tour. If you would like to relax at this stop you also have the option of relaxing on the beach and snorkelling or swimming.

Koh Wua Talap Island

Our last stop on our day tour and one of the most breathtaking views in Thailand!

Here you can choose to go to see the caves with beautiful limestone formations which is about 50 minutes walk or to the view point, or just relax and enjoy the beach, and see the monkeys. Probably one of the best hikes in the islands of the Gulf of Thailand. Here,there is apath leading up the side of the rocks. This will take maybe 30 minutes to walk up, and well worth it. But be warned, this is not a hike for the faint hearted.

Make sure you have good footwear as there are sharp limestone crags which will be your foothold, especially towards the peak. With a breathtaking view of all the Ang Thong islands, the end result of the hike is well worth it. This trek will justify the trip to Ang Thong alone, but please be warned, this is a tough and steep climb!!!

angthong marine park

Full Day Cruise Timeline

Our full cruise itinerary below will give you an idea of the time spent at each major stop on our day cruise of the Angthong Marine Park Islands. This schedule is weather dependent and we sometimes have to change our normal route to suit the conditions on the day to make the best experience for our passengers. 

Please note this is a full-day cruise starting from 8 am till around 6-6:30 pm when we return you to your resort or hotel. 

Free Pick up from your designated resort
Our fleet of mini vans and pick ups will ferry you from your resort to the pier where orion departs, on arrival we have a light breakfast for all passengers.
angthong marine park
The Boat Departs For Angthong
Our fleet of mini vans and pick ups will ferry you from your resort to the pier where orion departs, on arrival we have a light breakfast for all passengers.
angthong marine park
Swimming & Snorkelling
At Koh Wao, or Koh Tay Plow. We choose the best location depending on weather conditions. Lots of colourful fish and large coral in this area to explore.
angthong marine park
Ao Ka Beach
This is the Kayaking drop off point for those who choose kayaks in their package, all other passengers stay on the boat and get off at the next stop. where you will meet up with kayak participants.
angthong marine park
Koh Mae Koh
Here you can relax on the beautiful beach or you can hike to the top of the stairs and view the Emerald Lagoon Talay Nai. Please wear closed footware for these steep stair sections.
angthong marine park
Koh Wua Talap Island
We arrive as most tours are leaving this last stop. great as we have the main beach and most of the trails free. Probably one of the best views in south east asia from the top.
angthong marine park
Depart Angthong Marine Park
We leave only our footprints as we depart the marine park islands for another day and take in the sunset as we arrive back on koh phangan.
Arrive Koh Phangan Island.
We arrive back at Koh Phangan and use or free drop off service to your resort or hotel, remember your car number from before!
8 – 8:45 am
9.00 am
10:20 – 12:00
12:30
1:30 pm
3:30 pm
4:45 pm
6 – 6:30 pm
Video Playlist
1/4 videos
1
Orion Marine Park Cruise - Snorkeling
Orion Marine Park Cruise - Snorkeling
2
Orion Marine Park Cruise - Koh Mae Koh
Orion Marine Park Cruise - Koh Mae Koh
3
Orion Marine Park Cruise - Full Tour
Orion Marine Park Cruise - Full Tour
4
Monkeys In The Mist - Angthong Monkeys
Monkeys In The Mist - Angthong Monkeys

Full Angthong Cruise Videos

Get an idea of what you will see and experience during our daily cruise to Angthong National Marine Park with Orion.

See the Marine Park in all its glory with Orion’s big boat with 360-degree views of this amazing part of south Thailand.

Cruise the marine park with Orion for the best experience and a full view of the archipelago of 42 islands.

Book online with us direct and save!

Adult No Kayak

Angthong Day Cruise
THB 2,000 Per Person
  • Kayaking
  • Pick Up & Drop Off Service
  • Marine Park Fees Inc
  • Food & Soft Drinks
  • Snorkelling Equipment

Adult with Kayak

Angthong Day Cruise
THB 2,200 Per Person
  • Kayaking
  • Pick Up & Drop Off Service
  • Marine Park Fees Inc
  • Food & Soft Drinks
  • Snorkelling Equipment

Adult Ticket Options

11 Years Old and Over

We have 2 adult ticket options when you cruise the marine park with Orion.  With or without kayaks are the only 2 options with a price difference depending on what you choose kayak-wise.

The kayaking part of the cruise is normally after snorkelling and lunch as we dock at Ao Ka Beach. Passengers who choose kayak will be transferred by boat to Ao Ka Beach.

Passengers who don’t choose the kayak option to stay on the boat and are reunited with the kayak people at Koh Mae Koh, a short 2km boat ride away.

You will explore lots of cool caves, stalagmite rock formations and crystal clear ocean with lots of tropical fish as you kayak from the beach to Koh Mae Koh.

Kayaking takes around 30-40 mins depending on the number of participants.

Child Ticket Options

4 to 10 Years old - Under 4 years go free!

We have 2 Child ticket options when you cruise the marine park with Orion.  With or without kayaks are the only 2 options with a price difference depending on what you choose kayak-wise.

Please Note: All children who choose kayaks must be accompanied by an adult. We do supply child life jackets for smaller passengers. Also please note children under 4 years old are not permitted to choose the kayak options for safety reasons.

Passengers who don’t choose the kayak option to stay on the boat and are reunited with the kayak people at Koh Mae Koh, a short 2km boat ride away.

Kayaking takes around 30-40 mins depending on the number of participants.

Child No Kayak

Angthong Day Cruise
THB 900 Per Person
  • Kayaking
  • Pick Up & Drop Off Service
  • Marine Park Fees Inc
  • Food & Soft Drinks
  • Snorkelling Equipment

Child with Kayak

Angthong Day Cruise
THB 1,100 Per Person
  • Kayaking
  • Pick Up & Drop Off Service
  • Marine Park Fees Inc
  • Food & Soft Drinks
  • Snorkelling Equipment

Over Night Stay

Drop Off Koh Wua Talap Island
THB 500 Per Person
  • Pick Up 3/4pm Back to KPG
  • Taxi To Hotel

Over Night Included Ticket Options

Would you like to stay overnight at Angthong Marine Park? There are some accommodation and camping options available to stay on Koh Wua Talap Island.

The Overnight fee is the return journey back to Koh Phangan.  It is 500 Baht per person, plus 100 – 200 Baht per person for the car taxi back to your resort, price dependent on location.   (Taxi can be paid upon arrival back in Phangan).  The 500 baht return is for the big boat, and if we run with the speed boat the return journey is 1000 baht per person.  

You can book accommodation  only through the Thailand National Parks Call Center on

Tel: 064 642 5186 (Angthong Visitor Center)

It is possible to rent from the visitor centre in Ko Wua Ta. Two pax tents cost 150 Baht and can be arranged from the visitor centre. A set of tent accessories including a mat, a sleeping bag and a pillow cost 50 Baht per person.

Camping or Over Night Options

If you would like to spend more time at Angthong Marine Park and stay overnight on Koh Wua Talap Island, you can camp and rent a basic bungalow/homestay while exploring this breathtaking part of the world. 

All bookings for Tent & Bungalows are made through the Official Department of National Parks Website which is now available in English.

There are 4 park rooms in the headquarters area, two of these for 2 people and cost 600 Baht per night while the other two are for 6 and 8 people for 1,000 Baht and 1,500 Baht per night. A significant discount will apply when booked for Mon-Thu.

angthong

Book Online Through DNP Official Website Here

Big Boat & Facilities

Orion is different from any other boat trip on the island. Due to the size of the boat, one can choose to sit in the shade or bask in the sun. There is space to walk around the different decks and we have a clean toilet on board. The day is not rushed with Orion, you have time to enjoy each and every place. Upon return, you are rewarded with the sun setting over the beautiful Angthong Marine Park.

Food & Drink Onboard

Upon arrival at the big boat, you will be offered tea & coffee, Fruit & cookies (freshly baked daily). Lunch consists of a buffet of Chicken Saganna (deep-fried chicken in breadcrumbs), Rice, Green Curry Vegetables & Fried Vegetables. Water & Soft Drinks are provided throughout the day. In the afternoon there is freshly baked bread and tuna to make your own sandwiches.

Guides & Equipment

Top-quality snorkelling gear is provided on the boat and constantly checked to keep the equipment in good shape. Towels and Life Jackets are provided on board. The Guide on board speaks fluent English. Taxi transfers are included in the price. On board is a diving board, and a slide for those who want a bit of fun. The crew on board Orion have worked with boats and the seas around Koh Phangan all their lives. 

Angthong Day Cruise FAQ's

Orion leaves from Thong Sala pier. If it is one of the bigger boats, we leave at the end of the Lomprayah pier at 9 am daily. If it is a speed boat, we meet in the Orion Office at 8.30 am – 8.45 am, and the boat departs from the park in front of the Orion office in Thong Sala.

You don’t have to worry about bringing your own towels and snorkelling equipment, all the towels you will need and pro masks and new snorkels are provided on the day trip to all our passengers. please take care of our equipment and take the masks and snorkels back to the designated area in the lower deck.

We try to encourage people to bring running shoes or something similar, although many people just do walk in sandals and flip-flops. Please note some of the trekking routes do require sensible footwear as some of the rocks and surfaces on the trekking part of the trip are not flat and lots of rugged terrain on the viewpoint and cave routes.

If you don’t state your special dietary needs, you will be given the regular buffet on the boat, which consists of a light breakfast of cereals, tea, coffee and fruit for breakfast, and a buffet of rice, red curry tofu, somtam, and chicken in breadcrumbs. Later in the afternoon, we have cheese sandwiches. Please state when booking if you require vegan or vegetarian food, or have allergies, and we can do our best to have special food made for you in a 4-tiered package with your name on it.

Yes, it is the same. On the speed boat, it won’t be a buffet, you will be given your personal lunch set, and depending on the day, this will be eaten on the boat, or on land. which consists of a light breakfast of cereals, tea, coffee and fruit for breakfast, and a buffet of rice, red curry tofu, somtam, and chicken in breadcrumbs. Later in the afternoon, we have cheese sandwiches. Please state when booking if you require vegan or vegetarian food, or have allergies, and we can do our best to have special food made for you in a 4-tiered package with your name on it.

Orion does pick up from most places, and the timings are very different depending on your location. Some private villas are a little difficult to access as are some resorts, and we will give a very nearby point to meet from. We do NOT collect from Bottle Beach, (alternative point is Thong Naipan), and Had Tien or Had Yao on East Coast, (and alternative points can be given).

Yes, subject to weather conditions, Orion can cancel on the morning of the trip. If we do cancel, we will offer an alternative date or a full refund. We always put passenger and crew safety first at Phangan Boat Trips.

Unfortunately, we do not refund due to last-minute cancellations of guests as taxi cars have been arranged, and food has been cooked, however, an alternative date can be offered depending on personal circumstances.

Any of the boats can be chartered for a party, private trip, or airport transfer to Samui. Please just get in touch with your ideas, and we can put together an itinerary package and price.

The itinerary sometimes changes due to weather conditions, i.e. in December and January, and
also July and August, there are often big waves in the marine park, making it difficult to dock for
snorkelling or get into Koh Wao. In this case, Orion will change the plan slightly for the day.

Angthong Marine Park Cruise