John Gray's Hong By Starlight With Sea Cave Kayaking And Loy Krathong Floating - Phuket

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  • Duration: 10 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    12:00 PM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Ao Por Pier, 3C6M+95Q Andaman Sea, Tambon Pa Klok, Thailand
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Get picked up from your hotel on the entire Phuket Island. If you are staying on the hill, you have to come.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Enjoy an afternoon of sea cave exploring in Phang Nga Bay, including the limestone caves and hidden cliff-lined lagoons discovered by John Gray in 1989. Expect a great nature and wildlife adventure with an experienced guide and enjoy the best Thai seafood buffet during your holiday aboard the convenient escort boat. Finish your trip after dark by floating your own self-made flower Kratong in a spiritual and spectacular natural light show.


  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Buffet lunch included
  • Buffet dinner included
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • See the underwater world without getting wet

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: John gray's sea canoe

This full-day kayak trip from Phuket starts at midday to avoid the crowds, with a convenient pickup service by luxury air-conditioned minivan from the entire Phuket Island. Dont eat lunch, as you will be served a healthy and nutritious meal onboard the comfortable and modern twin-engine escort boat after leaving from Ao Po Pier. During the boat ride you will watch a raptor show and get a detailed briefing about the nature and geological site of Phang nga bay. Learn the basic dos and donts of how to securely enter the caves and hongs.

Start the first kayaking session with your well-educated and experienced guide through limestone caves and lagoons in the dramatic setting at Panak Island. The hand-made kayaks are specially designed for your trip, and you can feel absolutely safe because there was never a capsize, a puncture or any accident. Your professional guide paddles you and your partner through 'Tidal Nape' sea caves inside Phang Nga Bays marine limestone karstic islands into 'hongs' (Thai for room). The hidden cliff-lined lagoons are populated with macaques, water monitors, kingfishers, mud-skippers, egrets, sea eagles and brahminy kites. Return to the escort boat and move on to the second island with two more caves and hongs to explore.

You will finish after dark by floating your own self-made flower Krathong in a spiritual and spectacular natural light show. Guests say that the evening Loi Kratong ceremony complete with fireflies and dinoflagellates (bio-luminescent plankton) is a 'spiritual experience'.

Eat a delicious seafood/vegan buffet on the trip back, you return to the pier two hours after sunset. Only the highest-quality ingredients are used to prepare the lunch and dinner, fresh from the local market. Seafood is net caught and chickens are free range. Brown, red, and black rice is served with homemade Massaman curry.

10:30 - 12:00: Hotel pickup service in Phuket
12:00 - 13:00: Meet the crew at Ao Po Pier & get instructions
13:00 - 13:10: Departure by escort boat to Phang nga bay
13:10 - 14:10: Enjoy lunch on board the tour boat
14:15 - 16:15: Kayak into the cave at Koh Phanak
16:15 - 16:30: Continue to Hong Island
16:30 - 17:30: Sightseeing & kayaking at Koh Hong
17:30 - 18:15: Free time for relaxing at the beach or kayaking
18:15 - 18:45: Make your own Krathong & have dinner on the boat
18:45 - 19:15: Float the self-made Krathong in the cave of Phanak Island
19:15 - 19:30: See phosphorescent plankton
19:30 - 20:30: Head back to Phuket
20:30 - 21:00: Transfer to your hotel

Duration: 10 hours

Stop At: Ao Po Pier, Pa Khlok, Thalang District, Phuket


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Phang nga bay, Ao Phang Nga National Park, Phang Nga Province


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ko Pa Nak, Ao Phang Nga National Park, Phang Nga Province


Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Ice Cream Cave, Ao Phang Nga National Park, Phang Nga Province


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Hongs of Phang Nga, Ao Phang Nga National Park, Phang Nga Province


Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Koh Panak Cave, Ao Phang Nga National Park, Phang Nga Province


Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Ao Po Pier, Pa Khlok, Thalang District, Phuket


Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Trip Store Krabi



Hotel round-trip transfer on the entire Phuket island including airport pick-up and drop-off service

Lunch, dinner, bottled water, herbal tea & seasonal fruits

Caveman's SOTAR sea kayaks

Kayak equipment including a dry bag

Basic accident insurance

National Park entrance fee

Professional and experienced English speaking guide

Life jacket


Hotel pickup from remote locations in Phang Nga, or from private villas/rentals

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Infants must sit on laps

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

The tour program is subject to change due to weather & sea conditions

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 27-Nov-2022

    This was one of the best days of our lives. My husband and I went while on our honeymoon. It was the coolest experience. Ong, our captain, was so nice and cheeeful. The dinner was excellent. Seeing bioluminescence was the highlight of the trip. Highly recommend!

  • 26-Nov-2022

    This is one excursion not to miss. We had been with this company 10 years ago and were pleased to find the same attention and excellence still remains. The canoe trips are wonderful, and the food served was great. Many thanks for a great day.

  • 25-Nov-2022

    My family just completed the Hong by Starlight private charter. This was the absolute highlight of our Phuket vacation. Words cannot describe how amazing this experience was. Aew, Saman, Alan, and the others provided a once in a lifetime experience that my children will never ever forget. We had high expectations and those were met and exceeded 100 times over. The knowledge, kindness, happiness, safety, joy, and love these men showed to my children, my wife, and myself was inspiring. The food was amazing, the boats were comfortable and we never felt pressured and unsafe. We had our four children ages 6-13 and they loved it. We had another trip booked but heard of this experience and canceled that one to book this one. There is no way the other one could be better then this My youngest daughter was crying when we had to leave. 5 stars is not enough for the quality of rating they deserve!

  • 24-Nov-2022

    We had an amazing time Farouk was an amazing host. Rahod was our kayak guide he was outstanding. This was an amazing experience plenty of food and great service. Great time. Worth the money

  • 24-Nov-2022

    We are lucky and very fortunate to say that we have traveled a lot, but we have never experienced a tour like this one. DO NOT MISS THIS! From beginning to end, the crew makes you feel like you are family. My husband and I came with our two kids (14 and 10) and they begged to go again the next day. Our daughter was so nervous to be that close to the Sea but Saman and Golf were so kind and so friendly with us and the children that we all had a blast. Will remember this experience forever. The tour itself was so neat and to be in the caves and experience the tranquility was unreal. I would just add that on your return boat ride back to Phuket, we were all really cold so it would be a good idea to take leggings and a light jacket with you.

  • 24-Nov-2022

    The view and experience designed around it were great! Our captain Doné was simply the best - courteous, humorous and knowledgeable.

  • 21-Nov-2022

    Great experience, you are essentially sitting down in the kayak for the entire tour,but do have the opportunity to kayak by yourself for some time. Some of the highlights for this tour were going underneath the stalactites caves and seeing the bioluminescence at night. The food was also pretty good and friendly staff !!!

  • 21-Nov-2022

    Really well organised trip. Smooth transfers. Friendly organisers. Fun and friendly guides that genuinely wanted to ensure we got the most from the trip and had a fun time. The lunch and dinner provide was excellent!!

  • 20-Nov-2022

    If you're in Thailand and only can do one day trip/excursion, this is the one to do!!! They really have this day trip perfected. They are the only ones who go to Phang Nga Bay in the evening and therefore it was not crowded. We did 3 kayak areas where we went through caves and explored areas only accessible during certain times of the day due to the tides. The nature aspect was so peaceful and breathtaking! All the guides were great too - Farook was funny and very energetic. Our kayak captain was Ole and he was awesome at pointing out spots of interest, animals and answering questions. Seems like all the staff on the ship enjoy their jobs and enjoying showing people their little slice of paradise. Making the loy krathongs was very beautiful and seeing them all floating in a dark cave was neat. Even down to the food spread - the chefs created delicious meals you wouldn't expect could be made on a little boat. Seriously better than some of the restaurant food I've had in thailand! Worth every penny- do yourself a favor and book this trip!

  • 20-Nov-2022

    Everything and more as described by the brochure. Our personal guide (Sun) was very knowledgeable and the excursion exceeded our expectations. It was smart to take this later tour as the day crowds left early afternoon.

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