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Address: 169/1 Moo.2 T.Bophut | Chaweng Beach Road, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320 , Thailand
Phone Number:
+66 77 413 231

Longtailboat at Koh Sam Sao, National Marine Park, Bluestars

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Great day out

The slow boat is great..ok it takes 2 hours to get to the National park but so what..lovely views, plenty of room to wander round the boat, plenty of food and drink. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 September 2016
anne W
Southport, United Kingdom

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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I went on this kayaking tour August of 2015. I still tell people about this tour till this day. The owner is a German man and his boat is big and spacious and does not cramp people onto it. It has a nice sun roof you can nap/ relax on during the ride to the islands. Its two people to... More 

Thank Nina M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

So worthwhile and such a helpful crew in all the activities. The marine park is stunning and we especially enjoyed the kayaking. We are middle-aged and nothing was too hectic. It was a highlight on holiday in Koh Samui.

Thank Charonne T
Hong Kong, China
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

The boat ride is about 2 hours for 1 way. So there are 2 areas which you can snorkel and kayak. The snorkeling isn't that amazing as there's literally nothing you can see. I remember the water being too blue so you can't see that far or that much marine life. However the scenery around the area you're snorkeling is... More 

Thank Cordzz
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16 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

The tour itself was organized very good and as promised on Bluestars web page. However comparing attractions: 1. Trip to-from and views are fine and very nice on slow boat. 2. Snorkeling - skip it. It's almost the same as on Silver Beach on Samui. Trip around Ko Tao is much, much better. 3. Kayaking is OK. But comparing to... More 

Thank Witold G
Southport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The slow boat is great..ok it takes 2 hours to get to the National park but so what..lovely views, plenty of room to wander round the boat, plenty of food and drink. The snorkelling is limited but this isn't the red sea.. kayaking was excellent even for beginners like us and the emerald lake was beautiful. The trip offers really... More 

1 Thank anne W
Wales, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

This trip was organised with our travel representative at our hotel, it was advertised as "kayaking in marine park" and that is exactly what happened. The minibus arrived on time (7.30am) at our hotel and took us to the docks. We'd paid in advance but there was also an option to pay before climbing aboard. Don't expect a luxury cruise... More 

3 Thank Jess H
Guiseley- Leeds
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Great trip we were collected from our hotel. Went on a big boat across to a snorkelling spot which was a little cloudy but not a lot can be done about that it was just nice to take a dip. We visited an island where we could climb to a lovely green lagoon. We had free time on the island.... More 

Thank chatbox
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Ok so granted I went in low season so the water was not very clear so snorkling was a waste...I knew this going in. The communication wasnt great. I had to email them numerous times to get a reservation, pay and have them find my hotel for pick up. The person picking us up was 25 minutes late. I called... More 

Thank Loren M
BlueStarsKayking, Owner at Blue Stars Kayaking, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Firstly we are sorry that you were not entirely happy with the tour. As you can see from the majority of reviews it is somewhat unusual to have such a negative response. Let me respond to your points. As for the pickup arrangement the initial confusion came when you gave us the incorrect name of... More 

New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Ang Thong Marine Park is absolutely stunning, and we loved our visit there. The trip includes a private transfer from the hotel to the docks at Fisherman's Village. The trip is about 90 minutes and we did encounter some rocky waters, so be prepared if you are prone to seasickness. The crew handed out motion sickness tablets, which was a... More 

Thank schip322
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

All in all was a nice day out. Was picked up on time from the hotel and transported to the boat. The boat trip is around 2 hours each way which was a little to tiring especially if you are prone to motion sickness. But other than that the transportation was smooth Light breakfast was provided (fruit and croissants) as... More 

Thank Danielle J

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