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James Bond Island (Khao Phing Kan) Tours

A starring role in the 1974 James Bond movie The Man With the Golden Gun put the sleepy limestone island of Khao Phing Kan (now known as James Bond Island) firmly on the Thailand tourist trail. While the island's increased popularity created a higher risk of pollution and boats are now forbidden from approaching the colossal limestone islet known as Ko Tapu, opportunities for swimming, kayaking, and sightseeing still abound in the surrounding area.

The Basics
The lush vegetation, turquoise water, and secluded caves of Phang Nga Bay, home to James Bond Island, make Ao Phang Nga National Park one of Thailand's top destinations. Visitors should spend a full day exploring the islands on a boat tour — opt to get around in a luxurious speed boat, a traditional junk ship, a longtail boat, or in less intrusive sea canoes and kayaks.

In addition to admiring Koh Tapu from afar, James Bond Island tours typically include a sightseeing cruise of Phang Nga Bay; canoeing or kayaking to the limestone caves, mangrove forests, and beaches of Thalu Island and Khao Phing Kan; and a visit to the floating Muslim fishing village of Ko Panyi.
  • Tours of the bay are generally 8 to 10 hours long, so be sure to bring sunscreen, plenty of water, and a sun hat.
  • Given that Khao Phing Kan is one of south Thailand's most popular attractions, tour boats can sell out quickly. Book in advance to avoid disappointment.

How to Get to James Bond Island
Due to the protected nature of the national park, visiting the islands independently is nearly impossible, unless you have a permit and a personal boat. There are a number of tours to the area, however, most of which depart from the marinas in Phuket and Krabi Noi. If you're traveling down from northern Thailand, save time by taking a tour from Phang Nga town.

When to Get There
Although the region is warm all year round, the hottest period is between April and May, when all-day sunshine is pretty much guaranteed. Rainy season in southern Thailand occurs between September and October, when the tropical monsoon climate comes in full force and there is a risk of destructive tropical storms.

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James Bond Island by VIP Speedboat from Phuket, Phuket, null
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James Bond Island by VIP Speedboat from Phuket

4.5 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

This day trip to James Bond Island (Khao Ping Kan) gets you there by 25-passenger speedboat from Phuket. Relax with premium service that includes refreshments, ...  Read more

Location: Phuket, Thailand
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $104.32
James Bond Island Day Tour from Krabi by Longtail Boat with Kayaking Option, Krabi, Private Day ... 
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James Bond Island Day Tour from Krabi by Longtail Boat with Kayaking Option

4 star rating: Recommended 17 Reviews

Embark on a journey to James Bond Island by a large longtail boat. Experience sightseeing and canoeing on an 8-hour guided tour of the stunning limestone karst ...  Read more

Location: Krabi Noi, Thailand
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $44.83
Full-Day Sea Canoe Trip from Phuket Including Lunch, Phuket, Day Trips
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Full-Day Sea Canoe Trip from Phuket Including Lunch

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Soak up the beauty of Koh Hong Island, where you'll paddle aboard a sea canoe on this full-day escape from Phuket. Spend time exploring the limestone ...  Read more

Location: Phuket, Thailand
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $91.28
Canoeing at Khao Phing Kan from Phuket by Speedboat, Phuket, Day Trips
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Canoeing at Khao Phing Kan from Phuket by Speedboat

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Cruise around the turquoise waters of Phang Nga Bay on a full-day speedboat tour from Phuket. See Khao Phing Kan, the island that was made famous when it was ...  Read more

Location: Phuket, Thailand
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.00
June Bahtra: Full Day Lunch Cruise Phang Nga Bay by Chinese Junk Boat, Phuket, Day Trips
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June Bahtra: Full Day Lunch Cruise Phang Nga Bay by Chinese Junk Boat

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Spend the day aboard the beautifully appointed June Bahtra Junk Boat and enjoy the spectacular journey from Phuket to the beautiful Phang Nga Bay. With return ...  Read more

Location: Phuket, Thailand
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $127.15
Full-Day James Bond Island and Sea Canoe Adventure from Phuket Including Lunch, Phuket, Lunch ... 
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Full-Day James Bond Island and Sea Canoe Adventure from Phuket Including Lunch

3 star rating: Worth doing 6 Reviews

Join this day trip to visit the beautiful Phang Nga Bay and to other wonderful scenery led by a professional English speaking guide. Relax on the white sandy ...  Read more

Location: Phuket, Thailand
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $63.57
Phang Nga Afternoon Cruise with Treasure Hunt, Sunset Dinner, Southern Thailand and Andaman Coast, ... 
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Phang Nga Afternoon Cruise with Treasure Hunt, Sunset Dinner

Not the early-bird type? Avoid the crowds. You and your small group can visit the famous James Bond island after everyone else has left. Discover ‘treasures’ ...  Read more

Location: Phang Nga, Thailand
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $130.41
James Bond Island Tour in Phang Nga Bay, Krabi, Kayaking & Canoeing
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James Bond Island Tour in Phang Nga Bay

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Land transfer by air-conditioned vehicle to Samchong Pier, visit Lungkhai fruit garden, test some of Thai fruit on season & Thai desert, depart from the ...  Read more

Location: Krabi Noi, Thailand
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $61.13
Full-day Phuket Canoeing Tour of Phang Nga Bay and James Bond Island, Phuket, Jet Boats & Speed ... 
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Full-day Phuket Canoeing Tour of Phang Nga Bay and James Bond Island

4.5 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

Explore James Bond Island and Hong Island on your canoe and get the chance to see a completely unique Eco-system and enjoy the sounds of local wildlife. Your ...  Read more

Location: Phuket, Thailand
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.00
Day-Trip to James Bond Island by Premium Speedboat from Phuket, Phuket, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Day-Trip to James Bond Island by Premium Speedboat from Phuket

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Explore Phang-Nga Bay, Khao Phing Kan and Koh Tapu, known as James Bond Island. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of nature while canoeing to the limestone cave and ...  Read more

Location: Phuket, Thailand
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.13

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