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Khao Lak: Phang Nga Bay & James Bond Island by Longtail Boat

1. Khao Lak: Phang Nga Bay & James Bond Island by Longtail Boat

Following pick-up from your hotel in Khao Lak, board a traditional longtail boat and experience the mangrove forests and karst formations from a different perspective. Get up close to the limestone rocks on a short canoe trip before heading to Khao Phing Kan. Marvel at rock formations such as Tapu Island and James Bond Island, used as a film location in the movie "The Man With The Golden Gun." Continue to the floating Muslim village of Koh Panyi, where you will enjoy a delicious lunch. Next, go to Suwan Khuha Cave Temple to see the statue of the reclining Golden Buddha. Get some time to feed the resident monkeys before the return trip to Khao Lak.

From Phuket: James Bond Island & Canoe Tour by Longtail Boat

2. From Phuket: James Bond Island & Canoe Tour by Longtail Boat

Paddle a canoe and ride a longtail boat on this multi-stop adventure tour from Phuket with private and shared options. Taste local food, swim at Talu Cave, and visit James Bond Island to see the majestic limestone karsts made famous by the 1974 James Bond movie, “The Man with the Golden Gun.” After pickup from your hotel in Phuket, head straight to the first stop of the day, Wat Suwan Khuha, also known as the Monkey Cave, because of the cheeky primates living in the temple complex. Descend into the cave temple and look at the statues and carvings before making your way to the pier. Next, board a longtail boat and sail to the second stop, Panyee Island, also known as the Floating Village. Built on stilts by the local fishermen, the island has been inhabited since the 18th century. Explore the village, taking in local life, before having lunch at a restaurant in the village. After stuffing your belly with delicious local fare, board the boat again to make your way to Talu Cave. Enjoy some free time to canoe and swim in the beautiful blue water. Explore the cave area, where you will find incredible stalactites and stalagmites and unusually shaped rock formations. Then, continue to the day’s main attraction, James Bond Island. Stop at the perfect viewpoint to see the breathtaking 20-meter rock formation, a solitary cliff surrounded by turquoise waters and cliffs. Admire the unforgettable picturesque scenery before starting the journey back to Phuket.

From Phuket: James Bond Island Excursion by Longtail Boat

3. From Phuket: James Bond Island Excursion by Longtail Boat

First, you will get picked up from your hotel. Start this full-day tour visiting the famous Monkey Cave of Wat Suwan Kuha. Discover the many interconnected caves in the mountain and admire the gold reclining Buddha image at the temple. Explore the magical mangrove forest of Ao Phang Nga National Park by long-tail boat. Stop at a fishing village on Pan Yee Island to enjoy a tasty lunch before seeing James Bond Island, where the blockbuster movie, The Man with the Golden Gun, was filmed. Continue to Khao Phing Kan to see the stunning limestone karst formations. Experience the area’s beauty by sea canoe, paddling around Talu Island before returning to the pier. To ensure your safety, your expert guide will paddle the canoe for you, as the waters in this area can be difficult for paddling. 

Phuket: James Bond Island Day Trip by Speedboat and Canoe

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

Following pick-up 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 food from Thailand 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.

Phang Nga Bay: Longtail Boat Sightseeing Tour

5. Phang Nga Bay: Longtail Boat Sightseeing Tour

Explore the famous Phang Nga Bay in an authentic Thai longtail boat. Catch a perfect view of the region's limestone and see Ko Tapu, the James Bond Rock. Take a canoe ride to lay back and enjoy nature. Eat lunch in Koh Panyee, a sea gypsy village built overtop the water. View the fascinating landscape of the Andaman Coastline, full of substantial green mangrove forests that are habitat many animals such as lizards, snakes, monkeys, and a variety of birds. Get close to pillar-Esque limestone towers that protrude out of the blue waters. Arrive near the world-famous James Bond Island, made known for the filming of "The Man with the Golden Gun" starring Roger Moore. Spot Ko Tapu, the James Bond Rock, and take a picture of yourself as the classic 007 character. Jump into a canoe, lay back, and enjoy while your guide paddles for you. Get right next to stone formations that are hundreds of years old, caves, and majestic mangroves. Discover the village of Koh Panyee and learn of the lifestyle of the sea nomads that live there. Enjoy a traditionally made Thai lunch and take a short walk through the village to learn about the culture of the inhabitants. Find a souvenir or two to remember your experience or share it with a friend. Visit a local temple on the way back with a chance to see wild monkeys.

Krabi: Semi-Private James Bond Island small group Boat Tour

6. 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.

Phang-nga Bay National Park | James Bond Island

7. Phang-nga Bay National Park | James Bond Island

07:00 Pick up from your hotel in Khao Lak, Head to Phang-nga Town. Arrive to the pier and get on board for sightseeing by Longtail boat. Cruise along the bay to see hi-lights of the national park. Get on a canoe paddled by local crews through different caves and lagoons, visit James Bond island and the fisherman village "Panyee" built on stilts. 12:00 Enjoy a delicious Thai lunch at Panyee Village. Later our guide leads you to see local life in the village. 13:00 Get to the pier, visit the "Golden Cave Temple Suwan Kuha, featuring the reclining Buddha, you also can see wild monkeys here. 15:30 Return to your hotel in Khao Lak.

From Khao Lak: Phang Nga Bay and Sea Private Canoe Day Tour

8. From Khao Lak: Phang Nga Bay and Sea Private Canoe Day Tour

Embark the mangrove forest with a Thai traditional longboat as we make our way to the canoeing station. Venture on a canoe as our paddler stir in between caves, visit Koh Ping Khan and Koh Tapu (James Bond Island) for a photo stop. Enjoy mouthwatering Thai Set lunch at the floating sea gypsy village. After bountiful lunch, explore and meet local villagers as we venture into the island and have a chance to see and experience local lives as locals do their daily chores. Visit the Cave temple – Wat Suwan Kuha with its reclining Buddha while hundreds of monkeys await you at the entrance of the temple.

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What people are saying about James Bond Island

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 522 reviews

Amazing day with our tour guide Maria! Highly recommend it. It's different form doing other islands which include snorkelling and swimming. This is great to enjoy long boat ride in a middle of a national Parc which will take away your breath from the beauty of it. The kayaking was really nice as well. James Bond island is observed from a very small beach that has a lot of people (seemed a lot because very small). I can't imagine how busy it can get there after covid restriction are removed for travelling. But apart from that the all experience will be forever cherished and I give also a lot of credit for it to Maria for taking time to take pictures of us, explain the history of everything we saw and mostly being so friendly and smiling all the time despite Ramadan and the hot weather on that day.

Brilliant day out! Our guide was chatty and knowledgeable about all the places we visited, The canoeing in caves was epic, having to lie down in the canoe to enter the caves because of tide levels. The floating village is amazing, we had a beautiful lunch there and time to wonder about. The monkeys!!!!!! What can I say apart from they’re cheeky and cute, there is a stall to buy fruit and nuts to feed the monkeys for 200baht. Worth every penny!!

We had amazing day with Joy and Kale excellent guide and driver, gave us lots of information and history about Thailand. Fitted lots in, so enjoyed seeing the Monkeys and James Bond island, Kayaking in the mangroves my favourite was the floating village, great value for money ☀️☀️

REALLY wonderful experience done alone with the guide that after the monkeys and a wonderful boat trip we canoed among the caves and mangroves, had lunch in the village on stilts and saw James Bond island. Postcard place !!!!!

Amazing service. Personal care beyond what was expected. Highly recommend this tour