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Phuket: James Bond Island Day Trip by Speed Boat with Lunch

1. Phuket: James Bond Island Day Trip by Speed Boat with Lunch

Enjoy pickup and drop-off to and from your hotel to the pier, where your journey across emerald waters and the blue ocean takes place for this day tour around the island and caves. Refresh yourself with a complementary buffet lunch. Cruise along Phang Nga Bay and stop for sightseeing at Panak Island, famous for its emerald lagoons and deep caves. Take in the scenery of stalactite formations and high limestone cliffs. Next, travel to Hong, or Talu Island and enjoy canoeing inside an ancient cave. See all the mysterious rock formations, some shaped by nature that look like animals. After a canoeing session and sightseeing, you will have the chance to visit the floating Muslim village of Panyee Island. Enjoy a buffet lunch and a walk around the village, full of friendly locals. Next, visit the iconic James Bond Island, also known as Khao Ping Kan. The unique formation of this nail-shaped island is nature's mystery and has made it the icon of Phang Nga Bay. After sightseeing on James Bond Island, explore Ice Cream Cave to see the phenomenal stalagmite and crystal formations inside. Try canoeing in the cave, full of emerald green water. Finally, you'll arrive at Lawa Island, or Naka Island (one of the islands will be chosen depending on the weather). Go for a swim, or relax on the island with free time to enjoy the ocean before heading back to the pier.

Phuket: James Bond Island Luxury Sunset Cruise

2. Phuket: James Bond Island Luxury Sunset Cruise

Take in the highlights of Phang Nga Bay on this action-packed full-day cruise from Phuket, with hotel transfers included. Paddle around Hong islands on a kayak, marvel at the natural wonders of James Bond Island, take a swim at Yai Island, and tuck into a delicious lunch onboard. After a hotel pickup, set off for the pier at Ao Por Pier. Begin your Phang Nga Bay luxury cruise in style and comfort with a buffet lunch served on board. Admire the spectacular limestone scenery along the coast as you savor a wide array of international cuisine ranging from sushi to local dishes. Next, explore the sea caves by kayaking to Hong Island, where you can discover many lost worlds inside the caves. Admire the limestone walls covered in greenery and the open-sky cavern ceilings. After kayaking, spend some time relaxing, swimming, or lounging on a water hammock at Yai Island.  Then, arrive at Phing Kan Island, the centerpiece of Phang Nga National Park, to admire its amazing leaning vertical rocks. This island is also known as James Bond Island - and you may recognize it from the movie, 'The Man with the Golden Gun'.  Cruise back towards the marina as you enjoy a buffet dinner during a stunning panoramic sunset. Get amazing views of the evening sun setting over the water from the cruise ship - a truly unmissable experience. Arrive back a the Yacht Haven Marina and be transferred back to your hotel.

Krabi: Hong Islands Day Trip by Speedboat with Lunch

3. Krabi: Hong Islands Day Trip by Speedboat with Lunch

Be picked up from your hotel in Krabi between 08:00 and 09:00 and depart for Hong Island by speedboat. Enter the lagoon through a narrow passageway, and take in the crystal clear waters, tropical islands and cliffs.  Visit the small islands starting with Koh Pakbia and Koh Rai which contain impressive sandbars revealed at low tide. Afterwards Koh Lahding, also known as Paradise Island which has a beautiful sandy cove. Lastly, experience Daeng Island where you can spot a giant red rock while cruising by the clear water with tropical fish. Enjoy your provided boxed lunch on the beach while enjoying the marvelous view. Choose to experience the area by kayak depending on the option chosen. After the fulfilling day, arrive back at the pier at around 15:00 and be transferred back to your hotel. Itinerary: • 08:00 - 09:00: Hotel pick-up  • 09:00 - 09:30: Depart from Nopparat Thara Pier • 09:30 - 10:20: Cruise by the reddish Daeng Island • 10:20 - 10:40: Continue to Lading Island for swimming & snorkeling • 10:40 - 11:20: Stop at Pakbia & Rai Island for taking photos of the sandbar • 11:20 - 12:00: Cruise into the “secret” Hong Lagoon • 12:00 - 12:30: Enjoy lunch at the beach of Hong Island • 12:30 - 13:30: Free time for swimming, sunbathing & kayaking (if kayak option has been booked) • 13:30 - 14:00: Climb up to the viewpoint with a 360 degree panorama • 14:00 - 15:00: Head back to Nopparat Thara Pier and transfer back to your hotel

Krabi: Hong Islands Boat Tour with Panorama Viewpoint

4. Krabi: Hong Islands Boat Tour with Panorama Viewpoint

Explore the Hong Islands on a traditional longtail boat on this day trip from Krabi. Snorkel, swim and relax as you pass through lush landscapes. Be in awe of the region with a stop for panoramic views. Start your day trip with a hotel pickup service in Krabi in the morning. Undergo a short health check-up by the crew at Nopparat Thara Pier in Ao Nang or at Hin Pheng Pier in Klong Muang depending on the sea conditions. Hop aboard a traditional longtail boat with your fellow explorers and head over to the Hong Islands. Make a short stopover at Koh Daeng for open sea snorkeling in clear waters and a coral reef. Then spend the day leisurely exploring the main island, Koh Hong. See mangrove trees, wild birds, giant lizards, incredible rock formations, and beaches. Relax on the sundeck and soak up the scenery or jump from the boat into the refreshing waters of a hidden lagoon. Stop for a highlight of your trip, scenic panoramas from a viewpoint. Gaze at the limestone islands of the Andaman Sea and snorkel in the cool turquoise waters and spot a wide array of colorful fish and other marine animals. Enjoy a delicious, freshly made Thai-style lunch directly at the beach before being brought back to the pier and to your hotel.

Sea Kayaking in Ao Thalane & Optional Full-Day Hong Island

5. Sea Kayaking in Ao Thalane & Optional Full-Day Hong Island

About half way along the coast between Than Bok Khorani and Krabi town is a bay of mangroves that is one of the most beautiful in Thailand. Arrive at the private pier and depart to the mangrove forest area. Here, bays and canyons are like passageways. This recently discovered area is a superb setting for having an encounter with an ecosystem unlike others. This bay is known for its rich fauna. Certainly a highlight of this setting is the narrow channels which are passable during all but extremely low tide periods. Several species of Kingfishers, Little Herons and Crab-Eating Macaques are almost guaranteed sightings in the remains of a jewel of a destination, undeveloped and without being horrendously crowed. Option with Hong Island Visit: Hong Island stands out as the most beautiful island of the Andaman cost. As you approach from the sea, the towering limestone formation & crystal clear water inspires images of the deserted. In the middle of this beautiful island there lies a hidden lagoon spot for local fisherman and also one place where bird nests are collected. The coral reefs here are amazing and siphons can also be found. Option with Sunset and BBQ Dinner: Your final destination on the tour will be Laem Jamoog Kway. Here you can shower off the salt water in the natural spring waters cascading down from the cliff. Take a short climb to witness the best sunset in Thailand. Relax and enjoy the sunset while you wait for your BBQ being prepared at the beach. After finishing your BBQ dinner, you may continue to relax as a Longtail Boat takes you back to the Sea Kayak Pier under a blanket.

Phuket: James Bond Island Day Trip by Speedboat and Canoe

6. Phuket: James Bond Island Day Trip by Speedboat and Canoe

Following a pickup from your hotel in Phuket, climb aboard a speedboat and cruise around the limestone outcrops of Phang Nga Bay.  Speed across the waves of the Andaman Sea en route to the islets of Koh Ping Gan and Koh Tapu, better known as James Bond Island after they were featured in the 007 movie "The Man with the Golden Gun." Explore the hidden caves and emerald lagoons by canoe, and step back into the prehistoric world at a landscape formed over many thousands of years. Follow your guide to the very best locations, depending on the tide. Visit the village of Koh Payee built on stilts hundreds of years ago. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch of typical Thai food and get the chance to interact with the locals with the help of your guide. Get a taste of paradise and go for a swim around Naka Island or Rang Island before the end of your tour.

Phuket: Phang Nga Bay the most Luxurious Sunset Tour with DJ

7. Phuket: Phang Nga Bay the most Luxurious Sunset Tour with DJ

Experience the iconic Phang Nga Bay on a full-day cruise from Phuket. After pickup from your hotel, you’ll be taken to the pier, where you’ll be greeted with our welcome drink before you onboard and lounge on the most stylish and cozy catamaran in Phuket! Enjoy and have fun with water slides, paddleboard and other cool and fun toys at Lawa Island. Its time for food! Enjoy and indulge yourself with our selection of Thai, Chinese and Japanese cuisine. Discover the lost world inside the cave of Hong Island, stunning limestone karst surrounded by beautiful nature. Visit the remarkable leaning hills "Khao Phing Kan" and the famous James Bond Islands, which you’ll recognize from “The Man with the Golden Gun” at the perfect time to avoid large crowds! Dining onboard while enjoying the wonderful scenery of the Phang Nga Bay. Get on the dance floor, enjoy great music with live DJ and our great light and sound system. Or if you would like to chill, our open sundeck is an ideal space to lay back and enjoy the fresh air! Finally, we cruise back to Phuket while enjoying a delicious sunset dinner on board. You'll arrive at around 7:30 PM at the pier and be transferred back to your hotel.

Krabi: Semi-Private James Bond Island Small Group Boat Tour

8. Krabi: Semi-Private James Bond Island Small Group Boat Tour

We present you our Semi-Private James Bond, Hong Islands & Koh Yao Noi Speedboat Tour from 9 am to 5 pm, from Ao Nang, Krabi. The James Bond Island is one of the most popular islands within the area of Phang Nga Bay in Krabi, as it was the island where one of Roger Moore’s movies was filmed. But we will focus our tour on visiting also Koh Yao Noi Island and the Hong Islands, both by their wild nature (during the busiest hours we will visit the Hong Islands and Koh Yao Noi island not so popular with tourists but of equal beauty). Throughout this Tour you will visit 3 different provinces in 1 day: Krabi, Phang Nga and Phuket! This Bay has a peculiar charm due to its huge limestone cliffs, its beaches blended with the jungle, its emerald waters and its peculiar fauna! We will do the entire tour by Speedboat, which will allow us to enjoy the navigation of the Thai waters, having more time to visit beaches, lagoons and other charming places..., this allows for you to enjoy the sea whilst viewing local marine fauna and incredible landscapes. Later we will enjoy an exquisite Thai Buffet Lunch served on the beach with amazing views! And of course we can adapt the menu to any food restriction. Our Certified Guide will be with you during all day, explaining you some Thai culture, the history of the islands, peculiarities of this area of the South of Thailand and of course safety rules on board. The Guide will also stay with you during the snorkel session so that you do not lose details of the marine life that you will find. Throughout this Semi-Private Boat Tour, you will be able to experience the islands in full privacy, visiting them outside of peak hours. We organise groups of maximum 17 people, and we use comfortable and spacious speedboats. We will discover very beautiful spots but every day we customise our itineraries, adapting them to the sea conditions, tides and the level of occupation of the beaches. At the conclusion of your James Bond experience, you will be returned to your point of origin.

Phuket: Private Trip by Long-Tail Boat to James Bond Island

9. Phuket: Private Trip by Long-Tail Boat to James Bond Island

Feel like a movie star with a private long-tail boat trip to Khao Ping Kan "James Bond Island" from Phuket. Enjoy a picnic at the prow of your boat with the picturesque scenery of Panak and go swimming in Hong island's lagoons. Make a visit to Koh Panyee before relaxing on a beach at Naka. Start your day with pickup from your accommodations in Phuket and meet your friendly guide for the day. Arrive at your traditional long-tail boat and cruise out towards Panak island. Sit at the prow of your boat with a picnic as you drift beneath the otherworldly caves. Continue your boat trip to Hong island and admire the limestone cliffs towering above golden beaches. Take the chance to go for a swim in the serene emerald lagoons and live your ideal island life. Depart from Hong and arrive at the main destination, James Bond Island in the famous Phang Nga Bay. Feel the vibes and capture some great photos for Instagram as you drift through this iconic site. Arrive at the fishing village of Koh Panyee where you can grab some extra lunch if you're hungry and take the chance to explore the small island with only 200 households. Celebrate the end of your adventure at Naka Island. Settle down on the white-sand beach with a picnic and enjoy your meal. Go for another quick swim before cruising back to Phuket.

Krabi: Hong Islands Snorkeling with Lunch by Longtail Boat

10. Krabi: Hong Islands Snorkeling with Lunch by Longtail Boat

Start your hotel pick-up in Ao Nang at 8:30 AM and depart for Hong Island by longtail or speed boat. Enter the lagoon through a narrow passageway, and take in the crystal-clear waters, tropical islands and cliffs.  Visit the small islands starting with Koh Pakbia which contain impressive sandbars revealed at low tide. Afterwards, visit Koh Lahding, also known as Paradise Island which has a beautiful sandy cove. Lastly, experience Hong Island’s Bay where you can spot a giant red rock and snorkel in the clear water and see the tropical fish. Enjoy your lunch on the beach with the marvelous view. After the fulfilling day, arrive back at the pier at around 3:00 PM and be transferred back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Hong Island

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 998 reviews

I picked this tour because it offered the Hong Island optional add-on. We enjoyed kayaking in the morning, and the relaxed pace of Hong Island. I was initially concerned it would be 8 hours or Kayaking, which fortunately wasn’t the case. I think the tour description can provide more details, and the tour company didn’t really respond to my questions either. I would recommend this tour, but next time I will probably pay a little extra to make it a private tour since some time was wasted in the morning to pick up (and wait for other guests who were late).

Very, very cool trip, the crew around the travel companion Alex were all very professional and helpful. The day before I had another tour to the phiphiislands because it was always crowded with tourists. That was not the case with the trip and last but not least we were on an island with a beach where there were only 3 boats. There I had a quad ride with a guide, among other things, to a lonely beach. The tour was definitely worth the money.

We recommend! We booked the Hong Island trip with a kayak tour. It's definitely worth the couple of euros more. We had a great day. There was a lot going on on Hong Island. But luckily we had booked the kayak tour. A great trip. Gladly again

Loads of activity throughout the day. Lunch was great. The guides on the boat and the driver were super friendly and humorous.

Nice trip from the pick-up time to each end. Good food, good transportation, everything organized to each last detail.