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Phang Nga Bay Tours

Instantly distinguished by its limestone karsts jutting out of the emerald-green Andaman Sea, Phang Nga Bay is a must-see excursion from any trip to the Thai islands of Phuket or Krabi. Beach and nature fanatics will be in their element, with caves, lagoons, and secluded beaches all part of the stunning landscape.

The Basics
The bay's most famous spots include James Bond Island (named for its role in the filming of the movie The Man With the Golden Gun), the Phi Phi Islands, Hong Island, and Koh Panyee, all easily accessed by catamarans, speedboats, longtail boats, and Chinese junk boats traversing clear waters enclosed by massive limestone cliffs. Most tours feature opportunities to snorkel, swim, and soak up the sun while eating a fresh lunch on the deck.

Adventurous travelers can maneuver through mangrove forests by sea canoe or kayak to reach less-frequented parts of the bay, stopping to explore secluded lagoons, limestone sea caves, and the monkey temple. Visitors interested in local culture can visit the Muslim fishing village of Koh Panyee, built entirely on wooden stilts.
  • Bay tours are well-suited for active travelers and families.
  • Most tours are limited to small groups or taken as a private tour.
  • Wear sturdy waterproof sandals and plenty of sun protection for boating excursions.
  • Dress modestly if visiting Koh Panyee.
  • Boat trips typically include a set menu lunch, soft drinks, and an alcoholic beverage or two.

How to Get to Phang Nga Bay
Part of the Ao Phang Nga National Park, Phang Nga Bay is located in the Andaman Sea between Phuket and the mainland of southern Thailand, with organized boat trips being the easiest way to visit. Trips regularly depart from Phuket and Krabi, usually including hotel pickup and dropoff.

When to Get There
Catch the hottest rays from March through June, or cool breezes from November through February. Note that visiting during the rainy season could put a damper on your plans. Prices generally peak during high season, so budget travelers may opt to visit at other times.

Where to Get the Best View of Phang Nga Bay
The Samet Nangshe Viewpoint is a fantastic place to see Phang Nga Bay from a distance. Located atop a hill just 30 minutes by car from Phuket, the area offers a stunning 180-degree panorama facing due east, making it particularly spectacular at sunrise.

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Phang Nga Bay Day Trip Kayak with Snorkeling Option from Phuket, Phuket, null
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Phang Nga Bay Day Trip Kayak with Snorkeling Option from Phuket

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Immerse yourself in the legendary beauty of Ao Phang Nga National Park, known for its striking limestone karst formations, picturesque beaches, and Hollywood ...  Read more

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

From USD $89.31
James Bond Island Day Tour from Krabi by Longtail Boat with Kayaking Option, Krabi, Day Trips
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James Bond Island Day Tour from Krabi by Longtail Boat with Kayaking Option

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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 $42.34
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

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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 $120.10
Canoeing at Khao Phing Kan from Phuket by Speedboat, Phuket, Lunch Cruises
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Canoeing at Khao Phing Kan from Phuket by Speedboat

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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
Phang Nga Bay Island Full-Day Sightseeing Tour including Lunch from Phuket, Phuket, Day Trips
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Phang Nga Bay Island Full-Day Sightseeing Tour including Lunch from Phuket

Explore a tropical getaway on a full-day tour of Phang Nga Bay Island in the Andaman Sea. Site of the 1974 James Bond movie, “The Man With The Golden Gun,” the ...  Read more

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

From USD $172.45
Phang Nga Bay Day Tour and Canoe by Speedboat from Phuket, Phuket, Day Trips
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Phang Nga Bay Day Tour and Canoe by Speedboat from Phuket

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See Phang Nga Bay during this full-day boat tour from Phuket. Enjoy an exhilarating speedboat ride to Phang-Nga National Marine Park, marvel at the famous ...  Read more

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

From USD $96.60
Phang Nga Bay Full-Day Sea Canoeing Tour from Phuket, Phuket, Day Cruises
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Phang Nga Bay Full-Day Sea Canoeing Tour from Phuket

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Discover the unique beauty of the limestone caves at Phang Nga Bay by sea canoe on this full-day tour from Phuket. Experience canoeing around the mysterious ...  Read more

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

From USD $130.88
Phang Nga Bay Day Trip from Phuket by Speedboat, Phuket, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Phang Nga Bay Day Trip from Phuket by Speedboat

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Travel by speedboat through the emerald waters of Phang Nga Bay, filled with more than 100 islands and rocky limestone outcrops. This day trip from Phuket ...  Read more

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

From USD $106.82
Day Trip to James Bond Island by Premium Speedboat from Phuket, Phuket, Jet Boats & Speed Boats
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Day Trip to James Bond Island by Premium Speedboat from Phuket

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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 $84.19
Phang Nga Bay Sea Cave Tour from Phuket Including Lunch and Dinner, Phuket, Day Trips
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Phang Nga Bay Sea Cave Tour from Phuket Including Lunch and Dinner

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Explore the sea caves of Phang Nga Bay on a full-day guided tour by motorboat. Travel to several small islands surrounded by the dramatic limestone karsts that ...  Read more

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

From USD $125.49

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