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Snorkeling, boat trips and watersports

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Ko Chang has an overwhelming number of tour companies leading snorkeling, kayaking, sailing and fishing trips into the clear aquamarine water of Ko Rang, Ko Wai and many other pristine islands in the archipelago.

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Starting in the kayak and SUP category, Khlong Kloi’s well-equipped watersports outfit, SUP Adventure Asia, will launch you on to the often-calm water of scenic Bang Bao Bay for 200 to 500 baht per day. With its jungle-draped estuaries and wide-open sea, Khlong Prao is also a great spot to SUP—rent your board at the station beside Iyara Seafood. For serious kayakers willing to throw down some cash, Kayak Chang offers “expeditions” of up to 12 days in which you can paddle to distant corners of the archipelago on high-quality kayaks.

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The best place to paddle right off Ko Chang’s shores might just be Salak Khok, Salak Phet and the southeast coast, where you can rent a kayak at places like Salak Phet Seafood, Mangrove Hideaway and The Spa Koh Chang Resort. From any of these spots you can launch excursions into tranquil fishing villages and mangrove-draped rivers supporting thriving birdlife.

For the most part, the water directly off Ko Chang’s shores is not worth a snorkel. says the three best places to snorkel right off Ko Chang are probably the small bay next to Cliff Cottage in West Bang Bao, Haad Khaimook near Paradise Palms, and in front of Chai Chet Resort at the northern tip of Khlong Prao Bay. You can rent snorkels at any of ... Travelfish members only (Around 900 more words) ... please log in to read the rest of this story.

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