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John Gray's Hong by Starlight with Sea Cave Kayaking and Loy Krathong Floating

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  • Phang Nga Bay kayaking tour with Loi Krathong festival at night
  • Ride a twin-engine boat from Phuket
  • Kayak to emerald lagoons and through secret caves
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John Gray's Hong by Starlight with Sea Cave Kayaking and Loy Krathong Floating
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John Gray's Hong by Starlight with Sea Cave Kayaking and Loy Krathong Floating
From US$127.85
Overview
Travel from midday to midnight to the hidden wonders of Phang Nga Bay, including a kayaking tour of limestone sea caves and cliff-lined lagoons. Ride a power boat to the emerald waters and keep an eye out for sea eagles, egrets and other wildlife while you paddle your kayak with an expert guide. After dark, float your own self-made flower ‘krathong’ at a Loi Krathong festival, followed by a seafood buffet dinner. Lunch and round-trip transport from Phuket hotels or airport included.
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Pass By: John Gray's Sea Canoe

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 the entire Phuket Island. Don’t eat lunch, as you will be served a healthy and nutritious meal onboard the comfortable and modern twin-engine escort boat after leaving from Ao Po Pier. During the boat ride you will watch a raptor show and get a detailed briefing about the nature and geological site of Phang Nga Bay. Learn the basic do’s and don’ts of how to securely enter the caves and hongs.
Start the first kayaking session with your well-educated and experienced guide through limestone caves and lagoons in the dramatic setting at Panak Island. The hand-made kayaks are specially designed for your trip, and you can feel absolutely safe because there was never a capsize, a puncture or any accident. Your professional guide paddles you and your partner through 'Tidal Nape' sea caves inside Phang Nga Bay’s marine limestone karstic islands into 'hongs' (Thai for room). The hidden cliff-lined lagoons are populated with macaques, water monitors, kingfishers, mud-skippers, egrets, sea eagles and brahminy kites. Return to the escort boat and move on to the second island with two more caves and hongs to explore.
You will finish after dark by floating your own self-made flower “Krathong” in a spiritual and spectacular natural light show. Guests say that the evening Loi Kratong ceremony complete with fireflies and dinoflagellates (bio-luminescent plankton) is a 'spiritual experience'.
Eat a delicious seafood/vegan buffet on the trip back, you return to the pier two hours after sunset. Only the highest-quality ingredients are used to prepare the lunch and dinner, fresh from the local market. Seafood is net caught and chickens are free range. Brown, red, and black rice is served with homemade Massaman curry.
Itinerary:
• 10:30 - 12:00: Hotel pickup service in Phuket
• 12:00 - 13:00: Meet the crew at Ao Po Pier & get instructions
• 13:00 - 13:10: Departure by escort boat to Phang Nga Bay
• 13:10 - 14:10: Enjoy lunch on board the tour boat
• 14:15 - 16:15: Kayak into the cave at Koh Phanak
• 16:15 - 16:30: Continue to Hong Island
• 16:30 - 17:30: Sightseeing & kayaking at Koh Hong
• 17:30 - 18:15: Free time for relaxing at the beach or kayaking
• 18:15 - 18:45: Make your own Krathong & have dinner on the boat
• 18:45 - 19:15: Float the self-made Krathong in the cave of Phanak Island
• 19:15 - 19:30: See phosphorescent plankton
• 19:30 - 20:30: Head back to Phuket
• 20:30 - 21:00: Transfer to your hotel

Stop At: Ao Po Pier, Pa Khlok, Thalang District, Phuket

Meet the crew at Ao Po Pier in the north-east of Phuket and get instructions.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Phang Nga Bay, Ao Phang Nga National Park, Phang Nga Province

Cruise by escort boat to Phang Nga Bay.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ko Pa Nak, Ao Phang Nga National Park, Phang Nga Province

Start the first kayaking session with your well-educated and experienced guide through limestone caves and lagoons in the dramatic setting at Panak Island.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Hongs of Phang Nga, Ao Phang Nga National Park, Phang Nga Province

Sightseeing and kayaking at Koh Hong.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Ao Po Pier, Pa Khlok, Thalang District, Phuket

Head back to Ao Po Pier in the north-east of Phuket.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Koh Panak Cave, Ao Phang Nga National Park, Phang Nga Province

You will finish after dark by floating your own self-made flower “Krathong” in a spiritual and spectacular natural light show. Guests say that the evening Loi Kratong ceremony complete with fireflies and dinoflagellates (bio-luminescent plankton) is a 'spiritual experience'.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Reviews (178)
1 - 5 of 102 reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Well Organized Tour

We are lucky to have a good weather that day. Everything is following the schedule as described in the booking. All staffs are nice, good English speaking. Food is good considering on boat. We took a few day tours during our visit in Thailand, I...More

Thank feil675
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Experience!

We had a great time on this trip. We were picked up from our hotel,and then the excursion consisted of about an hour boat ride to islands in Phang Nga Bay where a guide started out by kayaking us through the hongs, and then we...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 1233kat
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great way to experience the Phang Nga bay

We did the John Gray afternoon and evening sea kayak tour to Panak and Hong islands in Phang Nga bay. The transport to and from the islands is on a big boat which also serves as the the base for the day. We had a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TundraHill
Reviewed 1 week ago
Perfect tour for couples!

This tour was one of my highlights from our trip to Phuket. Here are some highlights: You have a guide that kayaks for you the entire time Large groups on 3 different boats but the free time was separated and secluded Excellent food Excellent guides...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lisalauren8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Well organised, low difficulty and fun trip

Decided to do this trip out of Ao Yon beach. It was very well organised, even though we were in total more than 30 people on the boats. We received food, coffee, water and all needed assistance and information about going into the caves and...More

Thank grigveselina
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Trip18491538241
7 January 2019|
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Response from tonprince | Property representative |
Hi This is a joint tour with other people. If you want to do a private tour, we recommend to book the 'Day in the Islands from Phuket by John Gray Sea Canoe' tour. Kind regards, Stef
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Trip18491538241
7 January 2019|
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Response from tonprince | Property representative |
DearHi Yes if course, but please be aware that the itinerary can be slightly changed due to weather and sea conditions. - 10:30 - 12:00: Hotel pickup service in Phuket - 12:00 - 13:00: Meet the crew at Ao Po Pier & get... More
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Jessika Shhay S
3 January 2019|
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Response from KingMeezy |
Hello- Do you pick up from private villas or only hotels?
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