Water activity

Phuket: Hong by Starlight with Sea Cave Kayak & Loi Krathong

Activity provider: John Gray's Sea Canoe
Water activity

Phuket: Hong by Starlight with Sea Cave Kayak & Loi Krathong

Activity provider: John Gray's Sea Canoe

From US$ 120.53 per person

Join a mission to save mother nature and explore the caves and hidden cliff-lined lagoons in Phang Nga Bay. You can expect a great nature and wildlife adventure complete with an experienced guide and the best Thai food.

About this activity

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Get picked up from your hotel on the entire Phuket Island. Your exact pickup time will be confirmed by email after you have made the booking. Pickup and drop-off service from/at Phuket Airport is also available.
Private group available


  • Kayak into the hidden caves and lagoons of Panak Island
  • Cruise from Phuket into Phang Nga Bay
  • Be guided by highly trained and experienced tour guides
  • Eat healthy Thai food including lunch and dinner
  • Float your own self-made “Kratong” flower
Full description
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 all of Phuket Island. During the boat ride you will watch a raptor show as you receive a detailed briefing about the nature and geological site of Phang Nga Bay. You will also learn how to securely enter the caves and hongs (Thai for "room").   It will then be time to start paddling on a hand-made kayak by SOTAR through limestone caves and lagoons with your highly experienced guide in the dramatic setting of Panak Island. The hand-made kayaks are specially designed for your trip. Your professional guide will paddle you and your group through the "Tidal Nape" sea caves inside Phang Nga Bay’s marine limestone karstic islands. The hidden cliff-lined lagoons are populated with macaques, water monitors, kingfishers, mud-skippers, egrets, sea eagles, and brahminy kites. Later, return to the escort boat and move on to the second island which has two more caves and hongs for you to explore. You will finish after dark by floating your own self-made “Krathong” flower in a spiritual and spectacular natural light show. This evening Loi Kratong ceremony complete with fireflies and dinoflagellates (bio-luminescent plankton) is bound to be a spiritual experience. You'll finally savor a delicious seafood/vegan buffet on the trip back, before returning to the pier 2 hours after sunset.
  • Round-trip hotel transfers from Phuket Island (including airport pickup and drop-off)
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Bottled water and herbal tea
  • Comfortable and modern twin-engine boat
  • Caveman's SOTAR sea kayaks
  • Kayak equipment including a dry bag
  • Basic accident insurance
  • Professional and experienced guide
  • National park entrance fees
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Charged Smartphone

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Bring a towel, bathing clothes, dry and warm clothes for the way back, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a camera or smartphone (at your own risk, dry-bags are provided)
  • Don’t eat lunch before the trip as you will be served a healthy and nutritious meal on board after departing from the Ao Po Pier
  • This tour is not recommended for pregnant women or people with back or neck problems
  • Pickup service can be offered from your hotel on all of Phuket island, as well as from the Phuket airport
  • Please advise the operator if you wish to bring a baby stroller for your toddler
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 16 reviews

Review summary

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Worthwhile trip to a cool location. Very well organized. Takes an hour by 'houseboat' to get to the caves although on the way there the time passes quicky with a lovely lunch and info from the main guide. Good for all types of travellers although couples may get the most out of it!

April 2, 2023

This was a great tour. I travelled solo. everything was well organised but not rushed. there was 1 guide for every two people and all the guides were friendly. My guide Rit was very helpful, and was the best at spotting wildlife. we saw jellyfish and monkeys. the bioluminescent plankton was beautiful. Oh and the food, there was so so much food. I was the only vegetarian and they made many dishes just for me. it was also the only tour I've been on in Thailand where there was not other tour groups at the same destination. In short this tours reputation is very very well deserved ! thankyou to all the staff

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April 2, 2023

Die Tour war super schön und spannend. Wir sahen Fledermäuse, Affen, Quallen, Vögel, Adler und Krebse. Dazu noch die atemberaubende Tour des Nationalparks. Pflanzenmilch für den Kaffee und Muffins in vegan wären noch nett gewesen. Dafür wurde aber zum Mittag eine große Auswahl für mich und eine andere Veganerin gekocht, super lecker und abwechslungsreich. Da haben auch Omnivore gerne mal bei uns vorbeigeschaut und aufgeladen. Gerade im Naturschutz macht eine pflanzliche Auswahl ja auch sehr viel Sinn

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April 2, 2023

Product ID: 344911