Koh Phangan Watersports & Sea Adventures
Koh Phangan watersports can be enjoyed by visitor of all ages. If you enjoy the ocean then you will love what’s on offer with all the Koh Phangan watersports. With Koh Phangan being a relatively small island, you’re never too far away from the ocean. There are relaxing Koh Phangan watersports where you can spend hours on the ocean at little or no cost to your pocket and then you have the more extreme activities aimed at the adrenaline junkies. Most of these require a fee but just like most things on Koh Phangan, they are excellent value for money!
Scuba Diving & Snorkelling
Scuba diving on Koh Phangan offers some of the best diving in the Gulf of Thailand. Whether you are looking to try scuba diving on Koh Phangan for the very first time, enjoy some fun dives with other experienced divers, or expand on your knowledge by enrolling on a course, Koh Phangan has it all! Visit our featured dive centres for details about the dive trips and courses available. Scuba diving is one of our highly recommended Koh Phangan watersports if you really want to get close to the amazing marine life. Read more…..
Snorkelling is one of a few Koh Phangan watersports you can enjoy without spending any money. The west coast of Koh Phangan is surrounded by shallow coral reefs so you don’t need to scuba dive to enjoy seeing the amazing aquatic life. Options for snorkelling include swimming straight out from many of the west coast beaches. Mae Haad Beach and Haad Salad Beach are our recommended beaches. You can also hire a long tail boat to take you on a personal tour of the beaches. They will take you to the best snorkelling spots around the island, where you can fully enjoy the colourful underwater world at your own pace. If you prefer to go on a group tour, then there are many organised tours around Koh Phangan. These include time for snorkelling as well as giving you the chance to visit other beaches, go elephant trekking, kayaking and enjoy other activities. Our recommended snorkelling tour would be to the beautiful Angthong National Marine Park.
Kayaking & Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Kayaks can be rented from most of the beaches on Koh Phangan from as little as 100 THB per hour. Kayaking is a fun way to explore the rugged coastline and find some of the hidden coves around the island. Kayaking is one of the Koh Phangan watersports that can be enjoyed by all the family and is a great way to see the islands beautiful scenery from a different perspective.
Stand up paddle boarding (also known as SUP), is now a very popular choice from the sea adventures on Koh Phangan. There are many resorts where you can now rent paddle boards from, either by the hour or even the whole day. A little more hard work to get around than a kayak, but a great way to keep fit.
Jet Skiing & Wakeboarding
Want to enjoy some adrenaline rushing sea adventures on Koh Phangan? Then try some jet skiing! Jet ski rentals are only available from a few beaches on Koh Phangan. Haad Rin Nok Beach and both the Thong Nai Pan beaches being the best choice to rent from. You can rent jet skis by the hour or even take an organised tour around the island. This can be a slightly dangerous choice of all the sea adventures on Koh Phangan, so we only recommend it to visitors with experience.
For a fast paced water sport then you can have a go at wakeboarding or water skiing here on Koh Phangan. Whether your a complete beginner or a seasoned pro, get to fly across the ocean at high speed with professional tuition and experienced guides. Wakeboarding is available at Chaloklum Beach on the north west coast of the island.
For more a more relaxing choice from the sea adventures on Koh Phangan, why not try your hand at some fishing. Long tail boats will take to from many of the beaches to some of the local fishing spots where you can relax in the sun and aim to catch dinner. Fishing this way is normally by hand lines and is supplied by the boat. Your resort can also organise a trip for you. If you want to catch something a little bigger then go out on an organised game fishing trip for the day. Big boats with big rods and hopefully a big catch!
Boat Trips & Tours
Boat trips are a fantastic way to see the surrounding beaches of Koh Phangan, as well as spending the day at either Angthong National Marine Park or Koh Nang Yuan on Koh Tao. Organised boat trips give you the opportunity to enjoy the stunning scenery, while having some fun kayaking or snorkelling. Most tours also include pickup from your resort, a lunch, snorkelling equipment and refreshments throughout the day. Your hotel will be able to give you details on the best tours available and even book the tour for you. Boat tours are highly recommended sea adventures on Koh Phangan for families, couples and single travellers alike!