Sea Cave Kayaking At Phang Nga Bay Including Loy Krathong Festival - Phuket

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Overview

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.

Highlights

  • 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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Your kayaking excursion in Phang Nga Bay begins with hotel pickup on Phuket Island at midday to avoid the crowds. Travel by luxury, air-conditioned minivan to Ao Po Pier and transfer to a modern, twin-engine escort boat. You're served a healthy and nutritious lunch on board.

During the boat ride, watch a raptor show and get a detailed briefing about the geological site of Phang Nga Bay. Learn the basics about entering the sea caves, or hongs, then start the first kayaking session with your guide. Paddle past karsts into limestone caves, set amid the dramatic setting of Panak Island, and glide through cliff-lined lagoons populated with macaques, water monitors, kingfishers, mud-skippers, egrets, sea eagles, and brahminy kites.

Returning to the main boat, you'll move on to a second island with two more sea caves to explore. Then, after dark, float your own candlelit flower boat during a Loi Krathong ceremony complete with fireflies and bio-luminescent plankton.

About 2 hours after sunset, eat a seafood (or vegan) buffet dinner including rice served with homemade Massaman curry, during the boat ride back to the pier. Your meal is prepared with fresh, high-quality ingredients from the local market; seafood is net-caught and chickens are free-range. On arrival, you're transferred back to your Phuket hotel or airport.

Inclusions for Sea Cave Kayaking At Phang Nga Bay Including Loy Krathong Festival

  • Professional guide
  • Lunch
  • Seafood dinner
  • Bottled water, herbal tea
  • Twin-engine escort boat
  • Use of sea kayak and equipment, including a dry bag
  • National park entrance fees
  • Round-trip hotel or airport transfer

Exclusions for Sea Cave Kayaking At Phang Nga Bay Including Loy Krathong Festival

  • Excess baggage charges
  • Alcoholic beverages

Itinerary:

Itinerary:
  • 10:30 - 12:00: Hotel pick up 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 - 14:15: 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 Koh Phanak
  • 19:15 - 19:30: See phosphorescent plankton
  • 19:30 - 20:30: Head back to Phuket
  • 20:30 - 21:00: Transfer to your hotel

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please bring a towel, swimwear, sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses, flip flops and a camera

Let us know your hotel name for the pickup service and the room number after you have checked in at the hotel

Tour program can change due to tidal and weather conditions

Not recommended for pregnant women or people with back or neck problems

Minimum age is 2 years

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • My fiancee and I spent several days in Chiang Mai and Phuket. We visited beautiful temples, fed elephants and giraffes, learned to cook Thai food, and even visited Phi Phi island. This trip easily topped them all.
    Our guide made the trip truly special.

  • Loved this tour! The views were amazing, it was well organized, the food on the boat was great and our kayak guide, Rick, had lots of information at every stop. I can’t overstate how amazing this tour was (in every way), if you’re in Phuket you don’t want to miss this tour!

  • The guides were lovely and the caves we visited were amazing. I traveled alone and got my very own canoe and guide!
    The minibus ride from the hotel to the dock was long and windy - take a pill before pickup if you're prone to motion sickness.
    The operator is the highly regarded John Gray's.

  • The tour was amazing as the caves, the lagoons and the bioluminescent plankton were magnificent!! Our guide “Bao” and the rest of the crew were amazing as well! A definite must do while in Phuket!

  • This tour was so much fun!!! the staff was amazing, professional, the food was delicious, and the caves we visited was fabulous, highly recommended.

  • Great Tour, Guides Were Friendly And Knowledgeable. Food Was Also Delicious

  • While the experience was truly amazing and ticked all of the boxes for the one thing I wanted to do while in Thailand. The duty of care left a lot to be desired. They will tell you to remove your shoes. Don't do it wear your reef shoes. I took a nasty fall on John Grays boat after the deck became wet after people jumped in swimming and dripped all over the deck. It basically ruined my entire holiday due to the pain I tried to ignore. Get home see my Doc and yes broken rib. Thanks John Gray do something about your boat deck

  • We were picked up from our hotel and taken to a Marina where we boarded a boat, then travelled to the Hongs. We were divided into groups of 2, and each team was given a 'captain', a native guide who rowed your sea canoe. We did three separate Hongs, and in between, returned to the boat for talks and food. The food was really good! A great tour, well worth the time and money.

  • We loved the tour, seeing the sea caves was something really unique and beautiful. We would totally do it again. A word of caution - there are some parts where the guide asks you to lie down flat on the canoe and the opening of the cave is very narrow, for up to about 30 seconds, which can be scary.

  • This was an amazing day/evening with wonderful staff. The canoeing of the caves was the highlight of the tour. Food was exceptional and plentiful. The afternoon started in the rain but tis was not a problem but cleared to a beautiful afternoon and great sunset. I would highly recommend this tour.

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