Koh Rok Snorkel Trip

Our day trip to Ko Rok Nai and Ko Rok Nok offered good but not great snorkeling. We may be spoiled.

We also stopped at Koh Ha, a collection of five rock islands. (Ha is Thai for five.) Koh Ha was our first stop, and the worst. You snorkel inside a roped off area, so you don’t have to worry about boats. The water was clear though choppy. It didn’t look like we’d be swimming that far and it was crowded so we didn’t wear our fins. Bad move. Swimming back to the boat was harder than we expected and not a pleasant experience. We did see some sea life while we were out there. We were late leaving because four other guests didn’t get back to the boat in time. Our next stop was the twin islands of Koh Rok. We did another snorkel stop before lunch. The water was not as choppy there so it was more pleasant.

We had lunch at the beach on Koh Rok, where we saw water monitor lizards. That was the highlight of the day. One decided to hang out under the picnic table where we were eating lunch so I decided I was done with lunch. Oh, and we saw a colorful bird. 

After lunch we stopped once more to snorkel. Steve opted not to snorkel at that spot so we actually have some pictures of snorkelers. (That’s me in the black and yellow rashguard with the pink snorkel vest.) This was actually the calmest spot and had the most fish. This trip confirmed that we just don’t like snorkeling off a boat. We’d snorkel from a beach where you can easily get in and out at will. Dangling in deep water is stressful. 

Please use reef safe sunscreen

Or wear a rashguard.
Help save the reefs.

On the way back to port we stopped by the mangroves where the staff fed our leftover fruit to monkeys onshore. 

When we left they revved the motors to splash the monkeys. I don’t know if that was just for fun or to keep the monkeys from jumping on the boat. I don’t know if the monkeys found it fun. Those are the mangroves below. 

We through our hotel with Garden Hill Speedboat. The trip was well organized and the crew was helpful.