This is our boat trip experience in Koh Chang.
Perm Poon Sub is probably the cheapest and most famous company that runs the 5 island tour in Koh Chang. We paid 600 THB plus 200 THB for the national park. It’s a protected area and the entrance fee is for the protection of marine life.
They picked us up from our hotel at 8AM.
Then they took us to Bang Bao Pier where we had some free tea, coffee or biscuits.
We rode a traditional Thai boat with a capacity of maybe 200-300 people.
There are chairs on the upper deck where you can sunbathing while the boat is speeding away.
Snorkeling Equipment was included in the package but wash it first as it looks like it has been worn by different people a few times. If you have your own gear, it’s best to bring it. Fins can be rented for 100 THB.
The guide said that the coral formation in Koh Chang is one of the best in Asia. We saw colorful fishes and beautiful coral formation. And we definitely enjoyed the scenery.
Lunch was provided. It’s a Thai style buffet but it’s very limited. If you have a big appetite then you should bring some extra snacks. Luckily there was free water on board all the time.
This whole day trip was not just about snorkeling. We also enjoyed swimming, kayaking and just taking breathtaking sceneries.
The boat had about 4 kayaks. Grab it before others outrun you 😀
And here are some of the very relaxing sceneries
Don’t forget to try the grilled squid locals are selling in one of the islands. It’s 50 THB and it’s very delicious.
And be careful crossing some wooden bridge as my foot got stuck in one of those. Ouch!
It’s a cheap way to visit the islands, snorkel, kayak, and swim. There will be a lot of tourist with you so if you can afford a private boat, then go for it. It will bring you to some remote islands far away from the tourist boat .