Catamaran Cruise & Snorkelling - Pattaya Island Tour
Enjoy a trip on a luxurious catamaran. Relax onboard with comfortable seating or lay out on the 'trampoline' area at the front. As catamarans have a twin hull, they are more balanced in the water so more stability for those who like the sea but tend to have motion sickness.
This is your opportunity to see some of the islands around Pattaya Bay, these islands are quieter than the ever popular Koh Larn (Coral Island). The catamaran is permitted to anchor off some of the most beautiful beaches that Pattaya has to offer. Get away from the shopping, city life and endulge in some sun, sea and tranquility.
About the Trip
Translates to “Bamboo Island”. It is the biggest of a small island chain and is located about 23km from Pattaya. Koh Phai is under the supervision of the Royal Thai Navy, meaning that there are no permanent facilities there and visitors are not permitted to stay overnight. Sunbathing on the pristine beach and swimming or snorkelling around the excellent coral reefs is permitted. There is no ferry service operating to the Koh Phai, so, the catamaran trip is a great way to visit.
This is one of Pattaya’s best islands. The island usually has clear water, good visibility and some very nice corals. The sandy beach is quiet because not many tourists go there. Most people approach the site as a day trip from Pattaya. It is a great site for snorkelling. We stop here for about 1.5 hours before we move to the next island.
KOH PED OR KOH LING
Our last stop on the tour is the island of Koh Ped literally translated as Duck Island, although there is not a duck in sight, there are monkeys abound. Koh Ped or perhaps more appropriate, Koh Ling (Ling meaning monkey) has a resident population of Thai Samae monkeys, but once again no human inhabitants.
A ram-shackled sun shelter and worn down mermaid statue adorn the coastline along with thousands of monkeys, who often swim out to the boats to receive food or scavenge what they can find. The dinghy ferries passengers to the island, where an offering of fruit and vegetables are given to the monkeys, whilst tourists are free to pose for photographs and play with the lovable primates.
Due to the over population of monkeys on the island, a natural, self-sustaining food source is no longer present on Koh Ped; as such they are solely reliant on the tour boats as a source of food at present, whilst conservation strategies are being discussed.
Following the feeding of the monkeys on Koh Ped the Serenity begins its homeward bound journey to the Ocean Marina, passing the scenic beaches of the Sattahip and Bang Saray region, to conclude a fun-filled day.
The catamaran is fully equipped with toilets and a shower, a bar and music to ensure you day is a pleasurable one. Dive in Pattaya has exclusive rights to offer diving on this catamaran. Please contact us for more information.
The catamaran is fully equipped with toilets and shower facilities, a bar and music to ensure you day is a pleasurable one. Dive in Pattaya has exclusive rights to offer diving on this catamaran. Please contact us for more information.
You can see the catamaran tour pictures here
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