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Angthong Marine Park VIP Speedboat Simply Spectacular

Posted By : Michelle Pennington/ 2086 0

Angthong Marine Park what a wonderful place

I recently had the pleasure of joining the VIP Speedboat full day tour to Angthong Marine Park.

What a spectacular place, peacful, tranquile surroundings, still unspoiled by tourism.

Apart from the wonderful Marine Park, the next wonder of the day was the staff and the organization of 100 Degrees East

From start to finish the whole day was organized very well, the safety was paramount, service levels so high they were flawless, and at the end even when the weather changed the Captain ensured we all arrived back safely and as smoothly as possible.

They also care about the Marine life and the effects, before leaving the office we all had an explanation about why certain actions are detrimental to the environment and Marine life.

Our fins and mask were sized out and ensured all fitted comfortably before leaving for our tour

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Only 12 persons maximum on the speedboat leaving much room to be seated where you choose. I chose to sit up front and be a little explorer seeking that adrenaline rush. Life jackets were handed to each person and explained at all time that they must be worn whilst traveling on the boat.

Our 1st stop was snorkeling at a quiet area just on the outskirts of the marine park. As we arrived we passed numerous boats of all sizes moored with customers, our location was away from the crowds.

The sea life was in abundance however, I must admit that the waters were not as clear however visibility was still clear enough to see the sea life below.

At all times the guides stayed in the water, staying close by inexperienced snorkellers. The guides had with them floating rings for those feeling tired or frightened in the water.

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Our next set of activities was at the headquarters of the Marine Park – Kayaking to an unspoiled beach. Only a short journey approx 15 minutes each way.

Our time was relaxing, swimming and simply taking in the breathtaking surroundings. The staff again were very attentive for those feeling uneasy in the kayaks. They spend time taking family photos, for each group which never seemed at all an issue for them simply brilliant.

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After kayaking, we enjoyed a delicious Thai buffet which included, curry, vegetable dish, fried chicken, Thai salads, and spring rolls. Plenty of food to go around everyone and more

For those more adventurous were offered additional trekking which was more like rock climbing, which was great fun. The views from the top were just amazing that left you drifting somewhere else for moments.

The last group of activities was the trek to the Emerald lake viewpoint, which wasn’t so far in the boat.

The trek was an easier one, and the views were somewhat different than the 1st, but just as amazing.

Our trip was cut short due to weather change. We watched the black cloud move over us, so for safety, the Captain decided we should leave early to make our journey home safely.

This was a decision much appreciated by all on board as the weather changed so much so the waters were very choppy, and some onboard suffered seasickness.

The staff showed genius concern for their customers on board and even took the time to massage one of the customers who seemed to be distressed.

As an agent on Koh Samui, I recommend this tour highly, simply because of the staff on board and the organization of the operator. You can’t offer this level of service which 25 + passengers on board a speedboat, or spend the time and receive such a personal touch from the staff.

Samui recommends and will only book operators offering tours on the Island that offer such fabulous service for their customers.

For more information on how to book Angthong Marine Park VIP Tour and prices for this fabulous tour please contact us directly



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Samui Explorer Reviews from our Happy Customers

Posted By : Michelle Pennington/ 1189 0

Samui Explorer Mission is Simple

Samui Explorer mission is simple, but can sometimes be hard!

When working with tourists, their expectations can be somewhat high, forgetting that they’re in Thailand

However this is Thailand and much of the businesses, do not apply the same standards as other Countries, and this frustrates tourists.

And others are just giving the wrong advice on which tours are best suited for them or the individual, this causes anger and disappointment.

Samui Explorer thrives on making each customers tour, a good one, but choosing the correct tour for them, based on budget, family groups, expectations, and give them honest information regarding each tour, so there are no surprises on the day and disappointment.

We can’t control what happens whilst our customers are on tour, but I can recommend the tours/operators that I have 99% confidence that they will offer a good service to the best of their ability on the day.

As part of our service, we offer free advice, recommendation on restaurants, bars and off the beaten track places to visit.

Where possible we take the time to explore the Island for new places to see, and new restaurants or bars opened to keep the Island interesting for our customers.

Below are reviews we have received that stood out from most, but most importantly the ones that really made us proud of what we, Samui Explorer has achieved

Below was a review sent to me following a surprise Wedding proposal from our customer’s partner. He emailed me secretly after she arranged tailor-made tours, and asked could we change the Itinerary and add in a romantic spot. And so we did



Hi Michelle,

Thank you so much for helping us (and Michael) organize such a special day. We had a wonderful day and it was perfect to have Mr Nong with us. He is a lovely guide. From what Michael says, he couldn’t have pulled it off without your help. Thank you again. We are in the process of writing a trip advisor review also, have been a little busy. We are leaving Samui tomorrow, but this place holds a dear place in our heart and we hope to be back again soon. If so, we will be in touch.

Take care.



Another customer contacted me months before arriving on Koh Samui for a family holiday.

This had been a long awaited holiday to the Island and really wanted it to be perfect.

We spent many emails back and forth getting her tailor-made tour perfect and choosing the right boat tour for her family

And this is how it went

Hi Michelle

Just want to say thank you once again for your help in making our trip to Koh Samui so memorable. Nong was the best tour guide and knew so much about the Island. He was great with our kids and just a lovely person. Was a pleasure meeting him.
Blue Star was fantastic. We enjoyed this very much and so did our kids. They are very organised and professional. The staff are wonderful people, and great with the kids. We all loved the kayaking and would definitely do it again.

We couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend our time on Koh Samui and have just fell in love with the Island. We will definitely be back.

Thank you once again. I will be leaving a trip advisor review on your company.

Hope we get to meet you next time.

And another  –

We booked an island tour on very short notice with Samui Explorer.
E-mail contact was easy and very friendly with Michelle. Our preferred date was not available which was actually the day after we placed our request.
But an alternative was found soon and Michelle booked our guide and filled our program beside the things we requested to see.

Mr. Nong picked us up on time at our hotel and started our sightseeing tour. Nong is very friendly, knowledgeable about Koh Samui and easy to talk to. He was really outgoing and you could ask him whatever you wanted. Even private stuff.

We did out tour as arranged by Michelle and made a few adjustments with Nong which he had no problem with.

Five hours later after seeing the main attractions, Nong drop us off again at the hotel lobby.
He’s a good driver, respectful and we felt in good hands all the time.

Maybe important to know but that does not affect the service anyway. Samui Explorer is only an office and the broker of the tour guide. They don’t provide the tours under their name Samui Explorer but arrange full private tours with local guides.

Would book again with Samui Explorer as the guide they booked for us was very good and the price is too.

As I had a short stay in Koh Samui, choosing Samui Explorer for a 5-hour private tour around the island proved to be an excellent choice. Communicating with Michelle, our tour guide, was very easy and her proposals included both local and touristy views. She also explained to us a lot of things regarding thai mentality. It was value for money and well worth it and I would highly recommend this service to anyone.

We have much more examples like this which you can view on Trip Advisor. If you’re unsure what to do whilst on Samui, or just looking for honest advice please do not hesitate in contacting us

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Michelle from Samui Explorer arranged a bespoke private tour for my wife and I to visit the local temples and Koh Samui Landmarks.
Our tour guide was Mr Nong and he was BRILLIANT. We travelled in his air conditioned car and had plenty of time to explore on our own with the added benefit of our knowledgeable guide.
Mr Nong is a careful driver and we felt safe at all times whilst being driven around the island.
When we had finished viewing the attractions Mr Nong was always close-by to the vehicle ready to answer our questions and drive to the next place.
The highlight of our tour included a visit to The Big Buddha and nearby temple were we enjoyed feeding the fish. By the end of the tour we had seen all the attractions on our wish list and also had time for lunch in the capitol (Nathon).
Mr Nong gave us a restaurant recommendation at no profit to himself and the food was excellent and very reasonably priced at 500 baht for two persons including drinks.
Seriously its not worth hiring a car when you can have a reasonable priced private guided tour with Samui Explorer and Mr Nong.
I don’t normally write reviews, But in this case I have made an exception and would highly recommend you use Samui Explorer for all your tour requirements on Koh Samui.
Many Thanks to Michelle and Mr Nong.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We initially booked airport transfers, then added snorkeling and kayaking day trips. Or transfer drivers were on time and Michelle was great in dealing with our books. She responded to our early morning emails quickly (we were uncertain about the weather due to heavy rain both mornings). I’d recommend using this company and would book through them again.

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Tours , Trips Activities on offer around Koh Samui Thailand

Posted By : Michelle Pennington/ 1070 0

Tours, Trips, or Activities, what is your fancy?

Tours, Koh Samui has a vast range of things to see or do, for a wide range of age groups

Whether you’re searching for a Private Island Tour, Snorkeling trip, Kayaking, hiking/trekking, Island Safari, or Watersport Sea Safari we have it all. We take pride in our name, and the credibility we have achieved by that we sell to our customers the best tours on the Island offered by the highest rated tour operators

Our customers will pay for value for money, safety at all times, a high level of customer care, and reliability

The most popular trip from Koh Samui is the Angthong Marine Park, which is made up of 42 Islands.

You can enjoy snorkeling, kayaking, hike, beach time or simply relax on an unspoiled beach

This tour is a must if only joining one tour is in your holiday budget.

With a choice of boats, Speedboats and Luxury yachts to choose from, with an option for every budget

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Or explore the surrounding Island Koh Phangan, Koh Som, Koh Taen, or Koh Mudson

Choose to book a private charter Catamaran, or Longtail Boat, or simply join a group tour

The choice is yours

If trekking or hiking is your thing then why not explore out stunning waterfalls, experience some spectacular views, and trek through the natural beauty of Koh Samui.

Cycling, ATV, SUP and much more are on offer for those searching for activities rather than chilling

We have a wide range of Extreme Watersports available, and a fabulous Sea Safari Jet Ski tour to Koh Phangan to explore beautiful bays and secret waterfalls

There is definitely something for everyone

Why not contact Samui Explorer today for some great recommendations. If you cant see what you like, or cannot decide then email Samui Explorer for a little assistance

Grab yourself a bargain and receive honest advice, based on your wants and needs

Or visit us at our office in the Big Buddha Coffee Shop located inside the Big Buddha Temple

Please take time to read our reviews below on Trip Advisor from previous happy customers


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2017 Planning Your Tours on Koh Samui

Posted By : Michelle Pennington/ 650

2017 Samui Explorer is planning ahead for our customers

2017 Will bring new tours, new plans, and great discounts

Samui Explorer will be much more interactive with our customers

Tours which we sell, we have always carefully chosen for our customers, and recently added some exciting adrenalin rush activities off road, and on the water

2016 we added Luxury Yacht tours and Half Day Traditional Long Tail Boat tours to secluded Islands . Snorkeling, kayaking or simply beach-time

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Longtail Boat to Koh Taen

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But 2017 we will offer fantastic discounts on most tours, and an agency inside our coffee Shop – The Big Buddha Coffee Shop Inside the Big Buddha Temple

2017 Big Buddha Coffee Shop

We will incorporate coffee’s and tour special deals, comfortable seating and fabulous views to enjoy relax and enjoy choosing the right tour for you

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