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  • Trip introduction

    Catch a glimpse into the Thailands local culture and rustic beauty through this enriching Phang Nga Bay and James Bond Island canoeing trip. In just a span of a day, you’ll catch a glorious sunrise, watch fishermen catch crabs, visit many smaller islands and feast on delicious Thai meals.

    A truly invigorating experience – you’ll start with witnessing the sun rise from the top of the Ao To Li viewpoint as the shards of the sun illuminate the tropical jungles. After this you’ll embark on some sightseeing around the local areas before starting you’ll canoeing and island hopping journey. This includes a mix of visiting the James Bond Island, the Flamingo Cave and canoeing around the Hong Island and mangrove forests.

    Throughout your journey you’ll catch views of limestone cliffs, lagoons and beaches with meal breaks in between. At one point you can also stop for some swimming, clicking pictures or sunbathing on one of the beaches.

    NOTE: All prices displayed are subject to fluctuations based on international currency exchange rates at the time of booking.

    Destination

    Situated in the south of Thailand, the Phang Nga Bay lies between the mainland and Phuket Island. A popular destination for divers, this region is recognized by its array of islands, limestone cliffs, large rock formations, caves, lagoons and a whole plethora of beautiful beaches – the most famous being the James Bond Island.

    For this trip you’ll travel to Phang Nga Bay from the Kong Khien Pier in Phuket and reach the Ao To Li viewpoint to catch a sunrise. After this you’ll visit a series of beautiful destinations from the James Bond Island to the Flamingo Cave to the Hong Island and a mangrove forest. At the end of your adventure you’ll sail back to the Kong Khien pier from where you’ll be dropped back to your hotel.

    For this trip you’ll travel by a large non ac, open-air boat before transferring to your canoes. While the boat can accommodate up to 70 people, only a maximum of 45 are taken on board. The boat contains

    Destination highlights

    Spend a day along Phuket's islands through this Phang Nga Bay and James Bond Island sunrise canoeing trip. | Catch a beautiful sunrise from the tip of an island. | Enjoy the thrill of canoeing along the Hong island and witnessing limestone landscapes, hidden caves and lagoons. | Catch a glimpse into the local way of life. | Stop at the famous James Bond Island. | Enjoy sunbathing and relaxing on the beach. | Canoe through dense mangrove forests and catch sight of native birds.

    Activity Details

    Sea kayaki

    Yes

    2 hrs

    5 kms

    Rafts

    3

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Phang Nga Bay and James Bond Island sunrise canoeing trip: Catching a sunrise and canoe

    Be ready at your hotel in Kata, Karon or Patong for a pick-up between 04:15 hrs and 05:30 hrs in the morning. Once you're picked up you'll be taken to the Kong Khien Pier to board the boat towards Phang Nga Bay.

    You'll reach in the wee hours of the morning and you'll directly be taken to the Ao To Li viewpoint to catch a glorious sunrise over the tropical islands. After this you'll feast on a filling breakfast before walking around the island explore the local firemen catching crabs.

    By 08:00 hrs you'll board the long tail boat towards the James Bond Island, named after the 007 movie, 'The Man with the Golden Gun' was shot. After some sightseeing here you'll move onto the Flamingo Cave.

    From the the Flamongo Cave you'll then board your canoes and start canoeing around the Hong Island. After canoeing for a while you'll stop at the beach to relax and feast on some lunch. After this you'll then continue your canoeing through a dense mangrove forest. After this you'll board your boat and sail back to Kong Khien Pier. You'll reach back by 16:00 hrs and from there you'll be driven back to your hotel. Your trip ends here.

    Your trip ends before nightfall.

    Be ready for a pick-up from the Kata, Karon and Patong regions of Phuket between 04:15 and 05:30 hrs Once you're picked up you'll directly be taken to the Kong Khien Pier via a large open-air non ac boat that can accommodate upto 45 passengers. The boat is equipped with toilets and the facility to wash off with freshwater at the back of the boat. | You'll reach the Phang Nga Bay early in the morning to catch a sunrise. After witnessing a sunrise you'll be given some breakfast. After breakfast yo

    Day 1 Milestone

    Phuket

    Phuket

    05:30 AM

    Food

    Breakfast | Lunch

    Veg | Non Veg
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 2 days before your scheduled Phang Nga Bay and James Bond Island sunrise canoeing trip: 100% refund.

    For cancellations made 2 days or less before your scheduled Phang Nga Bay and James Bond Island sunrise canoeing trip: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    Above and beyond all cancellation fees/charges by the operator and the The Great Next, you will be charged international payment transfer fees. Please check with us what these charges will be for this trip.

    Rules on trip

    You must adhere to the instructions of the instructor at all times during the Phang Nga Bay and James Bond Island canoeing trip.

    Please use the equipment with care during the Phang Nga Bay and James Bond Island canoeing trip.

    No damage should be inflicted on natural habitats during the Phang Nga Bay and James Bond Island canoeing trip.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    For the Phang Nga Bay and James Bond Island sunrise canoeing trip hotel pick-ups take place from Kata, Karon, and Patong. You'll be picked-up from your hotel between 04:15-05:30 hrs and dropped-off back to your hotel between 16:00-18:00 hrs, depending on the location of your hotel. Timings are approximate and may be subject to delays.

    For the Phang Nga Bay and James Bond Island sunrise and canoeing trip, bookings for children younger than 3 years are not charged; bookings for children aged between 3-12 years are charged at a discounted price of 1800 THB per person.

    For the Phang Nga Bay and James Bond Island sunrise canoeing trip meals are provided in non veg, however it is recommended that you inform the operator for pure veg meals in advance.

    Travellers from outside Thailand are requested to carry enough cash in the local currency to cover tips to staff and other incidental expenses during the Phang Nga Bay and James Bond Island sunrise Canoeing trip.

    All prices displayed are subject to fluctuations based on international currency exchange rates at the time of booking. Accordingly, prices may be subject to a foreign currency premium/discount at the time of booking. 

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap, accident or loss of life during the Phang Nga Bay and James Bond Island canoeing trip.

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the Phang Nga Bay and James Bond Island canoeing trip depending upon the weather conditions and other factors. If extra costs are incurred due to changes in the itinerary, they will be borne by the traveler.
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    • Phang Nga Bay James Bond Island Canoeing Phuket Thailand The Great Next
    • Phang Nga Bay James Bond Island Canoeing Phuket Thailand The Great Next
    • Phang Nga Bay James Bond Island Canoeing Phuket Thailand The Great Next
    • Phang Nga Bay James Bond Island Canoeing Phuket Thailand The Great Next
    • Phang Nga Bay James Bond Island Canoeing Phuket Thailand The Great Next
    • Phang Nga Bay James Bond Island Canoeing Phuket Thailand The Great Next
    • Phang Nga Bay James Bond Island Canoeing Phuket Thailand The Great Next
    • Phang Nga Bay James Bond Island Canoeing Phuket Thailand The Great Next
    • Phang Nga Bay James Bond Island Canoeing Phuket Thailand The Great Next
    • Phang Nga Bay James Bond Island Canoeing Phuket Thailand The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off from Kata/Karon?patong

    • Non ac, open-air boat travel to Phang Nga Bay and back
    • Toilet facility on boat
    • Longtail boat transfer to the James Bond Island and back
    • Canoes
    • Life jackets
    • Canoeing equipment
    • Well trained canoe paddlers
    • English speaking guide
    • Breakfast on Day 1
    • Lunch on Day 1
    • Drinks and fruits
    • Rates are inclusive of any international payment transfer fees

    Excludes

    • Hotel pick-ups and drop-offs beyond Kata/Karon/Patong

    • Personal expenses
    • Additional activities
    • Insurance
    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Any additional cost due to fluctuations based on international currency exchange rates at the time of booking
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Swimwear
    • Light clothes
    • Beach shoes
    • Not to wear - Restrictive clothing
    • Expensive jewelry or watches
    • Flipflops

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Non ac boat open-air boat
    • Longtail boat
    • Canoes
    • Life jackets
    • Canoeing equipment

    You need to get

    • Handy backpack
    • Towel
    • Sunblock
    • Hat
    • Sunglasses
    • Underwater camera
    • ID proof
    • Dry snacks
    • Extra money in local currency

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.