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9 Day Expedition

26 Jan 2020 - 4 Feb 2020



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9 day sea kayaking expedition

9 day expedition.

S.E.A.Kayaking, are offering our customers the opportunity to kayak around Koh Chang, affording us the wonderful views of the lush vegetation of the East coast. The expedition is not restricted to the circumnavigation, we are also going to be able to enjoy the delights of Koh Mak and the Island that we’ve always enjoyed on the way there and back.

The distance of our expedition is in excess of 150Km with the longest days kayaking around 25Km. We kayak for 8 out of the 9 days with a rest day (day 5) on Koh Mak. This expedition requires kayakers to be experienced and capable of being able to cope with the longer days and the open water crossings, of which there are several.

What’s Included

All meals on expedition are provided apart from breakfast, lunch and evening meal on the familiarisation day and food on any rest days. Clients are required to bring sufficient money to purchase their own meals on this day/s. Drinking water is supplied throughout the expedition, other drinks are at your cost. Accommodation is provided for the familiarisation day and the remaining expedition days. The night of the final day of the expedition (back on Koh Chang) is at your cost.  Accommodation is in twin share rooms (doubles for couples) only, if there are no twin rooms available, you will be placed in your own room (at S.E.A. cost).  If you require your own room throughout the expedition, there will be an additional cost.

Additional Costs

Food (rest days) and Travel Insurance (kayak specific).

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All Expeditions begin with a Familiarisation Day

Day 1

Koh Chang – West Coast  (14.5 km)

The west coast of Koh Chang has some of the most breathtaking rock formations in the National Park. Setting out from the Emerald Cove, we head out to the west coast Island of Koh Yuak for our first snorkelling opportunity. From here we pass Koh Pli, Koh Man Nok and finally, Koh Man Noi, before joining the Koh Chang coast line and making our way to lunch at Liscar Beach.

After lunch we continue along 5km of inaccessible coastline other than by the sea. Our journey down the west coast offers us ample opportunity to express ourselves. Gliding between rocks, carving turns testing our skills against the waves, there are challenges for all abilities during this section, it is a JOY.

For our nights rest we make our way to Bang Bao Peir.

Day 2

Bang Bao – Koh Klum – Koh Wai  (18 km)

From Bang Bao we are afforded a panoramic view of the Islands that await us.  Once we have packed our kayaks and orientated ourselves we set out for the western tip of Koh Klum, an open water crossing of 7km.  Before you know it, the first of numerous Islands has been reached.  After a little rock hopping and exploration we arrive at our Lunch spot (packed)

Having eaten and had a swim we continue our journey to Koh Wai.  The crossing to Koh Wai is a 4km crossing and is done in only a short time.  On arriving on the West coast we turn left along the north coast. Our first destination on Koh Wai is the aptly named Paradise Beach which serves up the best coffee and fantastic snorkelling. 

From this point we contour around the South coast for 4km to our resort for the night, Koh Wai Beach Resort.  Facilities include Wifi, Hot showers, A/C and restaurant.

Day 3

Koh Wai – Koh Kra – Koh Rang Yai and Circumnavigation  (23 km)

Departing Koh Wai we look South West over the open sea towards Koh Rang.  Koh Rang Yai is a protected National Park island inhabited only by the Thai navy.  9Km of open sea lies ahead of us before we land at the idyllic Koh Kra.  It would be wrong not to stop and snorkel in the crystal clear waters of this stunning island. 

From Koh Kra, a short 2Km paddle gets us to the turquoise bay, where we will spend the night, in our spacious, well kept Military surplus tents. We camp just off the beaches edge, a wonderful contrast from all the other evenings accommodation, which provides a great outdoor experience.  Here we will have lunch (packed).  

After lunch we unload our kayaks, ready to kayak light.  We now have the opportunity (optional) to explore the island further.  Circumnavigating Koh Rang Yai is a delight, with interesting rock formations and wild flora, it is a sea kayaker’s heaven.  This final section of the days paddle adds 10 km on to the days total, but it’s worth every stroke. 

When we arrive back to camp, the tents will be up and ready to occupy and the coffee (real coffee) will be in the pot.  To facilitate a good nights sleep, S.E.A.Kayaking provide inflatable pillows and airbed.

Day 4

Koh Rang Yai – Koh Mak  (12 km)

A morning of underwater exploration awaits us.  Just around the corner from our departure are two, first class snorkel spots.  A deep water entry allows us VIP access to the beautiful coral reefs and  huge shoals of fish.  After our exploration we re-enter our kayaks and head towards Koh Mak.  With a breathtaking northerly view of the islands visited so far and the ones still to come, this crossing is one to remember.   As we approach the west tip of Koh Mak, Lava Tubes and caves await.   One last push into Koh Mak’s southern bay brings us to our place of rest for the evening and day 4 (rest day).  

Once unpacked and showered we head for Lunch (restaurant) and additional information about the Island and its attractions.  We meet next for evening meal.  If you wish to use the kayaks during the afternoon and rest day that is not a problem (see booking conditions)

Our Resort provides a perfect location with stunning views, close access to the local cafes, restaurants and bars and great facilities.

Day 5 – Rest Day

Koh Mak is the most beautiful of all the islands(my opinion) and exploring it is very easy.  If you choose to get out and about you have various options for transport including Taxi, motorbike (moped), bicycle and of course on foot.

Day 6

Koh Mak-Koh – Koh Bia Dang – Koh Ngam  (22 km)

Making our way around the west coast of Koh Mak, we take advantage of every opportunity to play and develop our kayaking skills, Lava Tubes, Caves, rock hopping and when the sea is moving wonderful waves. We continue to contour across the Northern bay to our Lunch spot at Happy days Restaurant. 

After lunch we  continue to follow the coastline until its northern tip, from here we head due North to Koh Bai Dang (6km open water crossing), where we will play on the West coast.

The final leg of our journey takes us to Koh Ngam and our stunning Island camping spot, for the night.  The crossing from Koh Bai Dang to Koh Ngam is only 4.5km.  

The camp site on Koh Ngam is run by the Navy, the same as Koh Rang and as such our tents will be set up for us on arrival.  To facilitate a good nights sleep S.E.A. kayaking will provide inflatable pillows and mattress.  Evening meal and breakfast will be prepared by S.E.A.Kayaking staff.

There is an optional Hotel upgrade available at 3000THB per room.  The resort is situated just across the bay.

Day 7

Koh Ngam – Koh Chang – Tara Resort = 20 km

Crossing the 100m channel we re-connect with Koh Chang, we head east, along to south coast.  Our journey continues north along the remote east coast towards Salak Kok, a fishing village were we will be able to stop for lunch (packed).  The scenery along the way is not like anywhere else in the Marine park, the mountains and jungle fall directly into the sea.  Our chances of seeing dolphins, is considerably higher along this coast.

After lunch, we continue up the east coast to the beautiful Tara Resort, were we will be able to enjoy their wonderful facilities.

Day 8

Tara Resort – Siam Bay – White Sands Beach   (25 km)

After breakfast, we continue our journey up the east coast past Tom Mai Yom Campsite and Waterfall (optional visit). Then we pass the Naval Pier, the Government Pier and finally the Northern Pier, before heading round the northern-most tip of Koh Chang. Once around headland, we find ourselves in the spectacular Siam Bay.  Making our way across the bay we start heading south along the coast to our nights accommodation.

Lunch is at one of the beautiful restaurants along the way

Day 9

White Sands   – Emerald Cove via Chai Chet (11 km)

Our final day completes our circumnavigation of Koh Chang, kayaking down the western coast to the Emerald Cove, our final destination.

From White-Sands Beach  we  head due south hugging the coast all of the way. Continuing down, we will pass Pearl Beach, which is a strange name as there is no beach, then onto a rock garden were we can practice our silky-smooth skills before reaching Chai Chet for lunch (restaurant).

After lunch we do the final stretch down the Khlong Plu river and then onto the Emerald Cove.


Day 1 : 14.5 km
Day 2 : 18 km
Day 3 : 23 km
Day 4 : 12 km
Day 6 : 22 km
Day 7 : 20 km
Day 8 : 25 km

Day 9 : 11 km

Longest Crossing: 9.5 km


26 Jan 2020
4 Feb 2020
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