So when I get asked – what did you do this weekend I sometimes feel a bit glum that we don’t really experience that weekend feeling here on Koh Tao as the holiday fun doesn’t really take a break for a day ;) (I know you are all groaning as we live on a tropical island and a charmed life blah blah blah ;) ) but this weekend the job was one of those where you are thankful that you live where you live and do what you do... and made me feel like I had a weekend!!! We were invited by Koh Tao's premiere watersports and fishing expeditions, Extreme Academy, to join them on their fourth birthday party boat trip... on a beautiful day with beautiful fun people, doing fun things… and oh what a day we had.
Heading out from Hin Wong Bay - to a "SECRET costal LOCATION" our merry band set off to have fun in the sun and enjoy the beauty of Koh Tao island. We disembarked from the boats on to a sandy stretch of secluded beach and got straight into the important task of setting up the barbeque to feed our revelers with an Aussie style Feast. Tucked away on this idyllic little beach, everyone settled in for a fun afternoon with the Flamingoes, dogs and Honey Badger to entertain us.
Extreme Academy specialises in creating this kind of bespoke trip for its customers’ specific requirements, Tobin will organise and arrange everything possible to make your trip unforgettable and expertly guide you around the islands waterways. Whether you want to get in some fishing for some of the oceans mightiest fish. To snorkelling and free diving you will be chauffeured in style around some of the islands most exclusive spots - “far from the madding crowd” and away from large organised day trips. All in the comfort of their two fast and powerful speed boats … Honey Badger and Big Jig… Both of which are rigged out for wakeboarding, tubing, and doughnuts and are rigged out with some serious fishing gear.
Honey Badger is a nippy little number that has been fully rigged for offshore and onshore fishing with a great sound system and ballast tanks for wakeboarding. This was our “fun” boat, for the celebratory day as all the day trippers got to try out ‘Rocking Mabel’ the tubing sensation which requires strength, determination and bravery to survive and accounts for some of the hilarious pictures that ensued at the hands of our Captains’ Andy and Tobin who worked hard to create some serious waves for Mabel’s passengers…
Our prize for best faces of the day goes to Nikki Berri – you where absolutely priceless honey, absolutely priceless, and you stayed on Forever!!! xxx
If you are interested in booking with Extreme Academy for your trip to Koh Tao we highly recommend it, you can check out the website here or contact us directly and we can put you in touch. And if you would like our Professional photo and/or video services along to make memories of your day let us know ….as we really want to go again ;