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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
South East of Ko Tao, Koh Tao, Thailand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Yes there are sharks, yes there are turtles, yes the reef has been decimated. In the images below I will show you where we saw over 60 sharks (or the same 5 sharks over and over, who knows) But first!!!! This reef or what used...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank joshcY249QU
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Shark bay is known as the bay of shark and turtles...but the water is without visibility!! How can I see a turtle?!? A part of this I don't like the Mafia around the beach: you have to pay if you came. You can pass without...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RuggeroM18
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Is a good and nice beach you can get food, rent kayaks and very clean , all in all good place to be ^^

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Curiosity11762300029
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were at the beach 2 times and it was really beautiful. First time we didn't had to pay anything. Second time we had to pay 100 baht each. Cause we just had a 1000 baht note, the man gave us free entry. The beach...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Pamajogo
Reviewed 12 January 2019

If you haven’t seen sharks in the raw before this is a good starting point the sharks are black tips do not dangerous

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Martin aryeh W
Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

We were disappointed by the beach - you have to pay 100 baht entrance which would be okay if they would clean the beach. There were a lot of dead corals, and a lot of plastic at the beach... wouldn't go there again.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 32aileent
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

The bay looks pretty but the snorkeling was very bad. we went snorkeling 3 days in this bay but couldn't see any sharks but we saw a turtle...quite disappointed. some others tourists who use to come for years in koh tao told us that it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank billymika
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful spot and the sandy beach is amazing but don’t get ur hopes high about seeing sharks and turtles 🐢 cuz we never did but def worth to visit

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Ramzit222
Reviewed 8 October 2018

(We stayed at the cape shark pool villas for 3 nights (highly recommend. Especially due to the stunin views Of shark bay Although reef sharks are rarely seen On a good day after Sunrise or before sunset wile snorkeling You might be lucky to see...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank daniel w
Reviewed 30 August 2018

We stay in Koh Tao 3 more months, we always go to Shark Bay snorkeling when we have time. Reasons 1) Easy to see Turtle, about 60-70%, sometime can see 2 or more, they are friendly and don't afraid people, so you can easy swimming...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank The_Play_Therapy
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22 February 2019|
Response from joshcY249QU | Reviewed this property |
Hi! We snorkeled. The are where we saw the most sharks was a little far from the beach shore, but close to the huts by the rocky shore, but totally doable with a life jacket. Or do what we did and buy a 10l dry bag and... More
24 April 2018|
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Response from jack_gats | Reviewed this property |
I think Aow Leuk Bay and Light House Bay on Koh Tao still have 50% of the coral living. I don't know whether you can call those places "walk-in". You could reach them from the shore but it would take too much effort and... More