Phang Nga Bay Speedboat Tour [Popular] | PhuketExplore lagoons, beaches, a floating village, caves and ancient jungle in Phanga Nga Bay
Full Day Speedboat trip exploring Phang-Nga Bay
- The most inclusive 1 day trip exploring Phanga Nga Bay from Phuket
- 06:45 till ~18:00
- Includes lunch, refreshments and all national park fees
- Visit Koh Phanak, see James Bond Island, Kho Panyi (fisherman’s village), Khao Kee-Un (mountain) and relax on a white sand beach in Krabi
- Explore caves, hidden lagoons, beaches and ancient forest
- Opportunities for canoeing through limestone caves and swimming/snorkeling with tropical marine life
- Pickup and return to your hotel (for Phuket’s popular areas)
- Adults: 3,500 baht | 4-6 year olds: 2,000 baht | Infants free
Phuket > Phang-Nga Trip Itinerary
With a lot to fit in we start early with a pickup from your hotel at ~06:45am. We make our way to the pier and board the speedboat by approximately 07:45am.
The speedboat used for Phang-Nga Bay trips if fully equipped with all modern safety and navigation equipment. Although the speedboat is licensed to carry up to 35 people, trips are kept to a maximum of 20 people to ensure everyone has plenty space and enjoys a great day out.
From Phuket we head north into Phang Nga Bay. The exact trip itinerary will vary slightly based tides, sea conditions and avoiding the crowds, but typically the day will proceed as follows:
Normally our first stop is beautiful Koh Phanak (island) where we enter a long limestone cave, emerging the other side in a hidden lagoon called ‘Mangrove Hong’. The lagoon is lined with mangroves, and we have the chance to see some interesting wildlife including monkeys sitting in the trees, and sea critters such as crabs and unusual walking fish in the shallows.
Next we make a ~45 minute canoeing trip exploring Hong Island. Paddled by experienced local guides (to ensure our safety and the preservation of the delicate limestone formations we’ll be passing), we canoe through impressive limestone caves and under rocky overhangs.
Then back aboard the speedboat we pass ‘James Bond Island’ where the movie ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’ was filmed. In previous years we made a stop at the island, however more recently we’ve decided to simply pass by the instead. The site has become very popular, commercialized and often crowded, so we prefer to spend our time exploring more pristine, special places away from the crowds. [But it’s still great to sail past and capture a few photos].
We stop for lunch at Kho Panyi – a traditional Muslim fishing village constructed on stilts. We enjoy a lunch of Thai cuisine including tasty Thai curries, soups, stir fries and seafood. Whilst on Kho Panyi we have the opportunity to explore the village and hear local stories. This isn’t the normal commercial tour of a few souvenir shops, but a real opportunity to see the true character of the fishing village. [See the YouTube video below].
We then proceed to Khao Kee-Un (which translates as ‘Drawing Mountain’). We explore limestone caves which contain ~1,500 year old cave paintings depicting fish, dolphins and monkeys. Plus we’ll see a giant ~1,000 year old Bodhi Tree which the Thais hold to be sacred.
Our final stop is a stunning white sand beach in Krabi province. You can relax on the beach or cool-off in the water doing some swimming or snorkeling amongst tropical aquatic life.
Finally we head back to Phuket aboard the speedboat, usually reaching the pier around 16:30 and having you back at your hotel by about 18:00.
NB – Phuket Sail Tours do not recommend speedboat tours for pregnant women.
Here’s a short film to give you a better idea of what life on Kho Panyi (where we’ll be stopping for lunch) is really like. Enjoy!
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