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

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
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  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • 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 Po Pier, ทางหลวงชนบท ภก.4007 Tambon Pa Klok, Amphoe Thalang, Chang Wat Phuket 83110, Thailand
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Get picked up from your hotel on the entire .. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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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Itinerary
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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.

Itinerary:
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

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Duration: 1 hour

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

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Duration: 1 hour

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

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Duration: 2 hours

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

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Duration: 1 hour

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

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Duration: 2 hours

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

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Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

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Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Trip Store Krabi

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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

Inclusions

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

Twin-engine escort boat

Caveman's SOTAR sea kayaks

Kayak equipment including a dry bag

Basic accident insurance

Professional and experienced English and Chinese speaking guide

National Park entrance fee

Exclusions

Excess baggage charges

Alcoholic beverages

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

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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 17-Mar-2020

    Loved it!!! What a great experience!!!!! No words can do it justice you just have to go!!!!! You will have the best experience!!!!

  • 02-Mar-2020

    Met Mr. Gray on the boat and that was a delight! His crew was very professional. Charlie and Men showed my family a great time!

  • 27-Feb-2020

    This adventure was flawless and gave me fabulous memories to share with others. It ran like a well oiled machine run by amazing, kind, respectful and terrific crew members. Would recommend to everyone!

  • 27-Feb-2020

    Some days you never want to end, today was one of them, perfect in every way.
    If there is only one thing you do whilst you are in Phuket book this tour.
    If I could give it ten stars I would.
    Thank you John Gray and all of your team for a once in a lifetime marine adventure...

  • 19-Feb-2020

    Wow! What a cool experience!! From beginning to end very organized, happy staff and I might add great food.
    This is actually my second time doing this tour because we had such an amazing time. You get a lot for your money. The time your guides put into making you happy is incredible.
    John Gray thank you for your idea and making it happen. Last but not least, Dool!!!! Our guide!!! We loved you. Thank you. Because of you my daughter and I once again had a very memorable time.

  • 17-Feb-2020

    Our John Gray experience was amazing. We had a personal paddler for our kayak tour. He paddled us around and through the caves on 3 separate occasions and we saw unbelievable sites in the caves. It was a fun filled day. The lunch and dinner were delicious. It was great fun making our own float and lighting it and setting it assail in the early evening.

  • 17-Feb-2020

    We only had time for one trip while in Phuket and were so glad we picked this one. Before we boarded, we were told that there was an ice box available if we wanted to buy soft drinks/ beers to take with us, although cold water was available on board. Lunch and cold drinks were served after the safety briefing and it was very tasty, and plenty for everyone. Our guide on the canoe took good care of us and pointed out lots of interesting features that we would have missed if on our own. On the trip between the different islands, coffee tea and cakes were served. After our last island, dinner was served and it was amazing, better than some restaurants we ate in. We watched the sun set and then back into our canoe for the last time to float our Kratong before heading back to the pier and our taxi to the hotel. Overall a great day and lots of happy memories.

  • 12-Feb-2020

    What an extraordinary tour and experience!!! We loved kayaking through caves, swimming in the warm ocean before dinner was served, the AMAZING lunch and dinner spread, and the fabulous guides who were very knowledgeable and fun to spend a day with.

  • 27-Jan-2020

    Amazing adventure with wonderful guides! This was definitely one of our favorite trips while visiting Thailand!

  • 27-Jan-2020

    An amazing tour that was very well organized. The company was very transparent and eco friendly. We were picked up and dropped off with a bunch of other people. It is quite a large tour but did not feel crowded, as the boats are quite large as well. The company provided water bags, so we were able to have our valuables on us at all times. Each group received a kayaking tour guide who took us to some beautiful locations. The snacks and meals provided were delicious, with reusable tableware. The company had us make a krathong, which we floated later in the day. The company collected all the krathongs and any garbage they saw, leaving the area we were in nice and clean. But the best part of it all was the final bit when we saw the bioluminescent algae. It was magical. Like holding the night sky in your hands.

    I 100% recommend this tour for anyone looking to have a great time in Phuket.

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