Five Islands Longtail SUP Tour

Come paddling with us on the Virgin Coast of Samui.  There’s not much here except for long sandy beaches, clear water, sleepy fishing villages, a few private villas and a couple of resorts. Most tourists don’t even realise this peaceful side of Samui exists.

The Five Islands are known as Koh Si Koh Ha in Thai, which translates to Four Islands-Five Islands because one of the islands is hidden behind the other.  The islands are about 5km offshore from Taling Ngam beach, in South West corner of Koh Samui.  The islands are known for their famous nests which are the main ingredient in birds’ nest soup.  The only inhabitants out here are the Sea Gypsies who live in small wooden homes perched on the rocky islands and protect the birds.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only run the Five Islands SUP tour when the winds are coming from the north-east, which is usually between October and June.  Other times of the year will depend on the weather (we won’t go out if the seas are rough).

Long Tail SUP Tour to Five Islands

We start the tour with a private Longtail boat out to the Five Islands.  If the conditions are good we will paddle around the Five Islands and maybe you’ll see the local turtle.  We can make a visit to the nearby islands of Koh Taen for snorkelling and Koh Matsum for paddle boarding and swimming.  On the way back you can paddle along one of the most beautiful coastlines of Samui, often referred to as the ‘Virgin Coast’.

Tour cost 

Tour price will be 2,750 Baht per person, minimum 2 people.  Includes return transfers from your resort.

We will stop for lunch at the AM Samui Resort after the paddle tour, and suggest that you bring another 500 Baht per person for lunch and drinks after the tour (but it’s up to you how much you spend).

There’s toilets and openair showers where we have lunch, so you can rinse off and change into dry clothes after the paddle tour.



  • Return transfers to the boat, from your resort or villa
  • Half day paddle tour on a Longtail boat (Thai style fishing boat) with a Thai captain
  • Premium Starboard paddle board equipment
  • Accompanied by a qualified ASI SUP Instructor
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Drinking water
  • Healthy snacks, eg. fresh fruit, banana muffins
  • Accident insurance


  • 08:00 – Pick up at your hotel
  • 09:00 – Longtail departs Taling Ngam beach
  • 12:00 – Return to Taling Ngam beach
  • 12:00 – 13:00 – Lunch at AM Samui Resort
  • 13:00 – 14:00 – Transfer to your hotel

There’s time for lunch (at your cost) and an outdoor shower at the end, before heading back to your hotel.

Book your Longtail SUP Tour now

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