Crocodiles and Snakes
Snakes and crocodiles play a starring role in a couple of shows on the island, alongside daredevil handlers, loud music and commentary. Kids, not surprisingly, love the whole experience, with adults, in the end, not far behind.
Klong Prao,Klong Plu waterfall
Per Person: 450bt/200bt children
On the inland road, 1 hour show in a new well maintained building with pit area and staged seating. Shop selling bags and accessories made from crocodile leather. Primarily aimed at Russian tour groups. Twice daily (10.30am, 3.30pm) in the week and 3 times daily at weekends (as before + 1.30pm).
Koh Chang Crocodile and Snake Show
Chai Chet, northern end
Per Person: 400bt/200bt for kids
Rough and ready snake and crocodile show, with next to no attention paid to the comfort of the arena and crocodile pit. Friendly staff nonetheless. Again, primarily aimed at the Russian tour groups. Twice daily (12.00pm, 3.00pm).
Swimming with Dolphins
Not on Koh Chang but in the neighbouring province of Chantaburi, a popular day trip is a visit to the dolphin park.
Oasis Sea World
Laem Sing, Chantaburi,1 hour from Koh Chang ferry pier
Per Person: 3,800bt per person, transfer, entry, show, swim.
Entry, show only 300bt/200bt (kids) + swim 2,500bt
40 minute show and then the chance to swim with the dolphins at this sea adventure park on the mainland. Show features stunts performed by Irrawaddy and the pink humpbacked variety housed here. Day trips leave from Koh Chang at 7.00am and 11.00am to coincide with shows or possible to do on your way to/from Bangkok, by contacting tour agents at either end. Four times daily at 9.00am, 11.00am, 1.00pm, 3.00pm
with swim after each show.