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    Boating Guide - Ko Samui

    Booking a boat tour or renting a boat in Ko Samui, Thailand

    Since Ko Samui is so close to many other gorgeous islands, it’s no wonder that island hopping is such a popular choice among visitors. While on Ko Samui, you can choose from a variety of bareboat and skippered charters. Everything from classic sailboats to speedboats are available for your boating needs. At GetMyBoat, we have nearly 200 rental options, so you’re guaranteed to find the perfect one for your trip!

    Catamaran charters are a fantastic option for a relaxed day of cruising. You can opt to have lunch onboard and create an itinerary with your captain to make sure you see the best spots. If you’d rather sail on your own, there’s a variety of smaller catamarans that you’ll be able to sail by yourself around Ko Samui.

    Fishing charters are another option for tourists looking to spend time on the water of Ko Samui. Test your luck at catching the big one. Fishing charters come with all the necessary gear, bait, and tackle. You’ll have a fun day exploring the waters around the island, even if you don’t catch any fish!

    Scuba diving and snorkeling are a must while in Ko Samui. The clear waters and high visibility and abundance of corals and gorgeous tropical fish make it a paradise for divers and snorkelers. During certain times of the year, it’s also very likely to see the whale sharks swimming in these waters. There are many scuba charters that will take you to the best dive sights with licensed divemasters.

    There’s no better way to enjoy the luxury of being on Ko Samui than chartering a yacht or powerboat for a day. Choose from motor yachts and speedboats for the perfect vessel to explore more of Ko Samui.

    If you’d rather power yourself around the natural beauty of Ko Samui, check out kayaks and stand up paddleboards that are available to rent. You’ll have the experience of paddling at your own pace and getting up close with the gorgeous shoreline around the island.

    Boating Events in Ko Samui

    The annual Samui Regatta attracts gorgeous sailboats to the island of Ko Samui for a week of racing and other events. It takes place at the end of May and is an awesome experience both for skippers and sailors and spectators of the event staying on Ko Samui.

    Other Things To Do

    The primary reason why people visit Ko Samui is to go to its world-class beaches. Chaweng Beach is the main beach on Ko Samui and has turned into a party center for visitors to the island. It’s surrounded by international bars and restaurants and can be very busy during the peak season.

    If you’re traveling with children and want to avoid rowdy crowds, check out Mae Nam Beach. It’s much quieter and the water is shallow and safe for swimming. Choengmon Beach is another quiet beach option for relaxing in Ko Samui.

    Nathon is the seafront area of the island where most of the shops and restaurants are concentrated. This is the place to go if you’re looking for a day off the beach spent shopping and dining. Many tour agencies are here as well and they can help you sort the details of your trip.

    Namtok Hin Lat is a popular site for tourists to visit during their stay in Ko Samui. It is a stunning waterfall surrounded by jungle that has basins and pools for swimming. There is an elephant reserve nearby if you’re looking to see some gentle giants during your stay. The waterfalls are best reached by car and then a bit of hiking on a marked trail.

    There are a variety of Buddhist temples on Ko Samui that are worth a visit. The most striking is Wat Plai Laem, a colorful building with a large statue of the goddess Guanyin. In addition to temples, there are several pagodas and other interesting architectural features on Ko Samui worth visiting while you’re staying on the island.

    Marinas in Ko Samui

    The main marinas on Ko Samui include Samui Speed Boat - Petcherat Marina, The Old Fisherman Pier, and Continental’s Private Pier. There are also spots where fishing boats are moored, but they are just for taking photos.

    About Ko Samui

    Ko Samui is the 2nd largest island in Thailand. It’s full of natural beauty that makes it an attractive destination for tourists from all over the world. It’s a paradise for kayaking and snorkeling enthusiasts, due to its large protected area. It’s a part of the Ang Thong National Marine Park, an archipelago of over 40 islands.

    To avoid rainfall, the best time to visit Ko Samui is between January and March. The temperature during these months is around 30℃ (85℉). October through December sees the most rainfall as this is the island’s wet season. If you book during this time, prices will be much lower but you could spend your entire vacation without a sunny day. April-June sees good weather with decent prices on accommodation.

    The easiest way to get to Ko Samui is by flight to the island’s airport. If you’re feeling adventurous and don’t mind spending more time on the journey, there are ferry options available. Many people rent motorbikes to get around the island, but you can also take a taxi anywhere you need to go. Be aware you may have to haggle for a good price, as taxi drivers are notorious for ripping off tourists in Ko Samui.

    Koh Samui Boat Rental FAQs

    Is Koh Samui good for diving?

    Koh Samui is a fantastic destination for scuba diving. On a day boat dive, operators will take you out to nearby Koh Tao and Koh Phangan where you’ll have access to gorgeous coral reefs and see lots of marine life. Koh Samui is also a popular destination to leave from for overnight dive charters.

    Where can I snorkel in Koh Samui?

    The best snorkeling in Koh Samui can be found on the east side of the island at Coral Cove. Other great snorkeling spots around Koh Samui include Choeng Mon, Silver Beach, Taling Ngam, and Ao Phang Ka. Snorkeling on a boat tour from Koh Samui is a great way to explore different locations around the island.

    Can you island-hop from Koh Samui?

    Island-hopping is a popular choice for visitors to Koh Samui. From here on a boat rental or charter you can access beautiful nearby islands like Ko Pha Ngam, Ko Phaluai, Mu Koh Angthong National Marine Park, and Ko Wua Ta Lap.

    GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Ko Samui.

    1. PB
      Peter
      Charter private Speed Boat in Ko Samui, Thailand

      What an awesome day out on the water for my wife, son, and I !! Our experience with GetMyBoat and the owner/operator Daniel exceeded our expections. His price for private speedboat rental was the best I found from the many operators on Koh Samui - it was fair with no additional "Hidden" fees. When we had questions about the trip Daniel responded quickly and using the GetMyBoat platform, notification emails were sent to us promptly so that we were always up to date with the booking. The boat was in great shape - and very comfortable. He went through a complete safety briefing before the trip and all the epuipment on board looked brand new. Lifejackets for all, including our little 3 y.o. was supplied and fit perfect. High quality snorkeling gear was also provided - not the cheap ones usually found on large scale tour boats. The trip itself was awesome - in large part due to his crew. They were GREAT!!! They took us to the best spots for snokeling and timed it so that the big tour boats were not there. We felt as if we had the entire reef to ourselves! They made sure to be watching us as we and our little one were swimming around - we felt very safe at all times with them! Drinks, food and a nice picnic were also provided and again the crew took care of everything for us. We really can't say enough good things about them !! Great guys!! Thanks again Daniel and his team for providing us with wonderful memories of a great Easter Sunday. We will DEFINETLY book another trip with Daniel when we return to Koh Samui!!

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