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Phang Nga Bay: Early Bird James Bond & Beyond Tour

1. Phang Nga Bay: Early Bird James Bond & Beyond Tour

Admire the Karst rock formations, mangroves and caves in Phang Nga Bay on this day trip with pickup and drop-off in Phuket or Khao Lak. Beat the heat and crowds with an early bird trip to the stunning James Bond Island.  Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Phuket or Khao Lak. Relax aboard an air-conditioned van and transfer to a comfortable speedboat. Make your first stop at James Bond Island, then go canoeing at a private canoe area.  Explore the depths of the area's caves and glide through the mangrove-lined waterways. Visit the famous floating village of Panyee and enjoy a beach break where you can cool-off with a dip into the tranquil blue waters at Kudu or Nok Island. Savor a local flavors with lunch on Koh Yao island in a setting between rubber plantations, coconut trees, and pineapples bushes. Return to you accommodation in Phuket or Khao Lak at the end of your tour. 

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

2. 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.

Krabi: Boat Transfer to Koh Yao Yai

3. Krabi: Boat Transfer to Koh Yao Yai

Enjoy a hassle-free speed boat transfer from Ao Nang in Krabi to Koh Yao Yai, which takes 30 minutes. Check-in at least 30 minutes before your scheduled departure, then present your voucher to the crew to board the boat. Please note that hotel pickup and drop-off is not included and you must meet at the pier 30 minutes before the speed boat scheduled departure time to check-in.

Ko Yao: Premium James Bond Island Trip by Speedboat & Canoe

4. Ko Yao: Premium James Bond Island Trip by Speedboat & Canoe

Enjoy a premium join-in trip to James Bond Island by speedboat. Following a pickup from your hotel in Koh Yao Noi or Koh Yao Yai between 8:15 AM–8:30 AM, head out on the water to Panak Island. Explore inside the mangrove cave, and even walk inside at low tide. Visit Ko Hong and hop in a canoe to enter this natural wonder. Next, make your way to Ko Ping Gan and Ko Tapu, better known as James Bond Island after they were featured in the 007 movie, "The Man with the Golden Gun." Enjoy a moment to take a photo before continuing to the mountainous nature of Tham Lod. From there, move on to the village of Koh Panyee. Along the way, do some sightseeing around Ko Nom Sao, two small islands of similar appearance located close to each other. From certain angles, the silhouette of these islands looks like a pair of roughly identical woman's breasts. Upon arrival at Koh Panyee, savor a sumptuous lunch at the restaurant. Explore the village after lunch and meet the friendly locals. See the floating football ground and the only school in the floating village. End the day with some time to relax and swim in a bay. At about 3:30 PM, transfer back to the pier and then to your hotel.

From Koh Yao Noi: 4 Islands Private Long-Tail Boat Tour

5. From Koh Yao Noi: 4 Islands Private Long-Tail Boat Tour

Enjoy a comfortable hotel pickup and board your private long-tail boat before heading to Pranang Beach, a secluded peninsula. Visit Pranang Cave and learn about its origin and how local fishermen give offerings to the goddess. Afterwards, spend time sunbathing, swimming, exploring, or taking photos with your friends and family. Hop back onto the boat and head to Tup Island, an exotic tropical island where you can snorkel in the crystal clear water and explore the beach on foot. When the tide is low, walk along the white sandy causeway joining the Koh Mor. Following that, head to Poda Island, famous for both lowland bamboo plantations and majestic rocky cliffs bordering the long beautiful beach. Enjoy a delicious Thai picnic lunch served on the beach. Continue to the famous Chicken Island with its unique limestone formation in the shape of a chicken's head jutting out into the sea. Enjoy snorkelling and swimming at the many beautiful and vibrant coral reefs. In the afternoon, hop back onto your boat and head back to your accommodation.

From Koh Yao Noi: Hong Island Half-Day Long-Tail Boat Tour

6. From Koh Yao Noi: Hong Island Half-Day Long-Tail Boat Tour

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your hotel in Koh Yao Noi. Drive to Monoh Pier where you’ll board a long-tail boat. Along with your guide, journey to Hong Island’s large lagoon which is encircled by limestone cliffs. These astounding emerald sea lagoons are known as “the hidden rooms.” Swim and snorkel in the beautiful waters of Hong Island Bay. Relax with a picnic lunch on the beach. Enjoy some free time to explore the beautiful scenery. After lunch, visit Lading Island, a quiet and untouched island which isn’t usually seen by tourists. Go for a swim and take pictures of its beautiful enclosed emerald lagoons surrounded by stunning limestone mountain formations. Visit Pakbia island, which is located in between Koh Yao Noi and Krabi. Marvel the island’s large circular dome, which is covered in rich foliage. Enjoy the atmosphere of hidden natural beauty. Discover the Koh Nok Island’s beautiful beach where you can enjoy serene views of the surrounding islands. Visit the white sand beaches of Leam Haad which overlook the sister island of Koh Yao Noi. Afterward, sail back to the pier and then drive back to your hotel.

Khao Lak: Speedboat Transfer to or from Koh Yao Islands

7. Khao Lak: Speedboat Transfer to or from Koh Yao Islands

Avoid long taxi lines and busy public transport with a speedboat transfer between Khao Lak to the Koh Yao Islands or from the islands back to Khao Lak. Join a shared van from your hotel where you will have the choice of being taken from Tadan Pier in Khao Lak by speedboat to either Koh Yao Yai or Koh Yao Noi. Travel with reliable speed on this fast and convenient 1-hour ride. Upon arrival on your island of choice, a shared transport vehicle will be waiting to take you to your accommodations. Or, be picked up at your hotel on either Koh Yao Yai or Koh Yao Noi, and transfer back to Khao Lak, where you will be dropped off at your hotel.

Koh Yao Noi: The Local Way of Life Eco Half-Day Tour

8. Koh Yao Noi: The Local Way of Life Eco Half-Day Tour

Set off on a half-day of discovery and explore the local way of life on Koh Yao Noi with an English-speaking guide. Choose to include a local lunch with your tour for the complete package. After pickup from your hotel, head to the Khao Village and create your own batik painting. From there, continue on to the fishermen's village to find out more about how they live their life. Next, visit a coconut farm and sample some coconut water cut fresh from the trees. Head on to a beautiful rice farm and learn about the local rice farmer's way of life as you admire the island's lush pastoral interior. Finally, enjoy the magnificent view at Manoh Pier if you go on the morning program or a sunset view at Anpao Pier. The tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.

Koh Yao Noi: Full-Day Thai Culture Cycling Tour

9. Koh Yao Noi: Full-Day Thai Culture Cycling Tour

Your tour will begin as you meet your guide in the lobby at your hotel. From there you will travel to your tour's starting point to set up your bike. A cycling tour is a great choice if you like outdoor adventure, providing you with fantastic impressions of what's around Koh Yao Noi. It will allow you to become immersed in the culture, rural life, and beautiful scenery of the area. You will begin by pedaling along a quiet road, observing the way of life in the community of Koh Yao noi as you make your way to Baan Tha Khao. You'll soon arrive to Pa Sai Beach, one of Koh Yao Noi’s main beaches. Pa Sai Beach is a pleasant and quiet crescent of sand which is fringed by palm trees and hills, and whilst there you'll have time to explore the beach, relax, and take pictures at your leisure. Following that, enjoy a delicious lunch at a homestay in Koh Yao Noi before continuing your ride following the local main road. On your way back you can encounter various professions in the community, such as rubber tapping, rice farming, mangrove forests, and community markets. Finally, you will enjoy a fresh coconut and local snacks, before you are returned back to your accommodation at 4:00PM.

Ko Yao Yai: Hong Island & Plankton Longtail Boat Sunset Tour

10. Ko Yao Yai: Hong Island & Plankton Longtail Boat Sunset Tour

After pickup from your hotel around 3:00 PM, depart from Chong Lard Pier in Ko Yo Yai for a 15-minute trip to Koh Yao Noi. Board your longtail boat then head first to Koh Nok, a roughly 10-minute journey. Visit a beautiful beach with stunning vertical cliffs and trees surrounding it. Take photos, relax on the beach, or go up to the viewpoint for a scenic lookout. Next, move onto the emerald lagoons of Hong Island, whose bay is surrounded by mountains. Chill out on the soft sandy beach, or swim and snorkel in the crystal clear water with a variety of colorful marine life of all shapes and sizes. Fresh seasonal fruits will also be served on the beach. From Hong Island, get away from the crowds with a visit to the peaceful Lading Island for some more beach, swimming, or snorkeling time. At 5 PM, make your way to Pakbia Island to watch the stunning sunset over the ocean horizon from the comfort of the beach. At 7 PM, go to Ko Pak Ka or an island in the area to see the glowing luminescent plankton. Please note that bioluminescent plankton visibility is dependent on the weather and how close the Moon is to Earth on that day. Start making your way back to Koh Yao Noi and Koh Yao Yai 30 minutes later, before being transferred back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Ko Yao Noi

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 216 reviews

The tour was really well organized! The boat is in good condition and the team is very well attuned and really helpful and super nice! The group was manageable with about 15 people and very pleasant. The team leaders are articulate and take very good care of the guests! Bravo! The program had quality and was not a rip off!!! We had a tour with another provider that was far less good!

Awesome places, but some stops could be more exciting. Kayaking through mangroves was boring at some points, thought we will visit much more caves. Other places are really stunning, be careful at the Bond islands market stones, i almost fell of the stone when climbing through carved tracks.

Very beautiful islands and they were the best travel guides I could experience. Everything well organized, food and drink super good. Speedboat was a lot of fun. I recommend everyone, it is worth seeing these beautiful islands. Thanks very much

Great tour!...good tour guide.. Many thanks to the crew of Boot 44...it was a great day with you! Any time!

It was a beautiful journey. Thank you for everything