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

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  • 10 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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 powerboat 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.
  • 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
  • See Panak Island and other limestone karsts
  • Sit down for a buffet lunch and seafood dinner with soft drinks
  • Set a ‘krathong’ flower garland afloat under starlight
  • Round-trip transport by luxury air-conditioned minivan provided

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This tour offers a rare opportunity to experience Phang Nga Bay during the day, at sunset, and by moonlight.

What's Included

  • Hotel round-trip transfer on the entire Phuket island including airport pick-up and drop-off service
  • Lunch, dinner, bottled water, herbal tea & seasonal fruits
  • Caveman's SOTAR sea kayaks
  • Kayak equipment including a dry bag
  • Basic accident insurance
  • National Park entrance fee
  • Professional and experienced English speaking guide
  • Life jacket
  • Hotel pickup from remote locations in Phang Nga, or from private villas/rentals

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Ao Por Pier
    3C6M+95Q Andaman Sea, Tambon Pa Klok, Thailand

    Meet at Ao Po Pier in the north-east of Phuket. The exact meeting time will be confirmed by email after you have made the booking.

Pickup points

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Start time

12:00 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Get picked up from your hotel on the entire Phuket Island. If you are staying on the hill, you have to come to a nearby hotel. The exact pickup time will be confirmed by email after you have made the booking. Pick-up and drop-off service from/at Phuket Airport is also available. In this case let us know the flight number of arrival/departure flight.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • The tour program is subject to change due to weather & sea conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

Bring lots of extra clothes and wear water shoes because there are tons of sharp rocks.
Pay the extra cost, as the other excursions to islands like Phi Phi are very touristic and are jam packed.
This is a don’t miss excursion that is worth every penny!
696 reviews
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Best day trip you can make in Phuket
Peter_W, Feb 2023
Wonderfully organised boat, great staff and very impressive kayak tours with expert guides. The kayaks are very stable and safe, so would highly recommend this for families too. Food was delicious and plentiful, no need to bring any snacks or food along.
Unique experience
John_W, Feb 2023
The excursion not to be missed. It is a excursion that was is good for the family too. The pick up from our hotel was on time. The boat was clean and the food was excellent. The crew was friendly and professional. They took good care of us and made sure we had a good time. Our paddler for our kayak was excellent. He was funny and helped us with the making of the Loy Krathong. He was so talented and creative in making of the Lay Krathong. It was an unique experience to paddle at night and set our Loy Krathong in the water inside of the cave. I highly recommend this tour if you are in the Phuket area.
One of the best experiences! 100% recommend
Maria_B, Jan 2023
It was one of the best excursions we have been to in years. Highly recommend 1. Great service (pick up and drop of from the hotel) 2. The team explains everything thoroughly 3. Very tasty food (light lunch and dinner provided) + unlimited fresh water 4. 3 kayaking stops with the guide who paddles for you (40 min - 60 min each) 5. Loy Krathong Floating in the cave — very unique and romantic experience Do take some spare warm clothes with you, on the way back it might be windy. 10/10
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Dear Maria_B Thanks for your great review and we are so happy that you fully enjoyed the hogn by starlight tour with our crew. We hope to welcome you again in the near future, perhaps on another more private tour "Day in the Islands".
One not to be missed
Robert_S, Jan 2023
From start to finish was amazing. Our guide for the day was Wilson. He was funny, entertaining and knowledgeable about the area where we were. He spoke some english and we had a lot of fun. The food was great and plenty of it. It was organised and easy. All the staff on board were very helpful as well. It was a wonderful day. Special Thank you to Wilson and all the crew.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Dear Robert_S Thanks for sharing your experience, especially about the guides and staff onboard the escort boat. We will forward your kind words to the whole crew. Please come back next time as every trip is a bit different...
Such an a wonderful day!...
Vance_P, Jan 2023
Such an a wonderful day! We signed up at the last minute and it was worth it! We enjoyed the sights, food, and activities.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Dear Vance_P Thanks for your review, we have always seats available for last minute bookers.
Definitely worth booking
Jonathan_E, Jan 2023
One of the best excursions I booked while in Phuket. The team was friendly and professional. I personally found the food to be pretty tasty.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Dear Jonathan_E Thanks for the "best" comment, we realy appreciate your honest opinion about our experience.
Excellent Quality tour !
Anjana_P, Jan 2023
It was one of the best trips in Phuket. Everything was perfect and as expected by a 'quality' tour (it's hard to get one these days even after paying for quality :P). The crew was super nice and took care of the needs of each individual whether it comes to vegan/veggie food, comfort with water while paddling, or anything else. Our paddle guy was 'Ole' and he was super nice to tell us stories about the caves, and places we paddled around with him. The tour itinerary was surreal on a nice day as we were out of the busy city life and enjoyed the scenery so much. Watching sunsets, ciccada's noise in the lagoons, kayak's during free time, colorful corals, bioluminescent water in the night, watching moon and stars on a clear sky night from the boat and and making our own Krathong's and what not! Highly recommended. :)
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Dear Anjana_P Thanks for the highly rated review, it is by the way very hard to keep the quality standard that high to get good reviews.
Kayak in cave at Phang Nga
zhanelsy_k, Jan 2023
Being kayaked was very nice, loved making the floating lanterns and the ceremony of letting them go in the caves (picked back up after). Could have served a few more Thai favourite dishes like morning glory, pad Thai, chicken satay, fish cakes.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Dear zhanelsy_k Thanks for your review and suggestions about the food. The food is not always the same, it also depends on the dietary of guests and we do the best to keep it varied.
A must do!
Adam_C, Jan 2023
Everything about this tour was amazing. It was so well orchestrated from the food to the kayaks to the guides!! It is a must do! We had the most fulfilling day. Beautiful scenery, delicious food, and the wonderful company of our guide, Rit.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Dear Adam_C Thanks for your "amazing" review, what else to say, sometimes let just the guests do the talking :-)
Amazing cruise and unmissable experience
Korina_K, Dec 2022
The whole cruise was absolutely amazing from start to finish. We were greeted with snacks prepared by the lovely ladies working at the boat kitchen. We thoroughly enjoyed the kayak tours through the caves and in the island lagoons. Our kayak guide, Ritt, was lovely and knowledgable, and the whole crew was very friendly. After a delicious dinner we went on our last kayak excursion of the day which was also the most extraordinary as the bioluminescent plankton were breathtaking. Was easily one of the best things we did in Thailand and would definitely recommend to everyone!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Dear Korina_K Thanks for the amazing review, we are happy that you took the decision to join our boat trip. Our staff give their best day by day, to make sure you have the best experience ever.
Must do :)
Tereda_S, Dec 2022
The staff was extremely friendly & humble. The day flew by! An activity filled day & very memorable.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Dear Tereda_S Thanks for your short review, we will forward your message to the whole team.
Amazing tour!
Daan_B, Dec 2022
Amazing trip! Although we found it expensive at first we are happy that we went on the trip. The staff is amazing and the tour is super well organised from start to end. Special thanks to our guide on the canoe (Saman), he is awasome!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Dear Daan_B Thanks for the review. It may be not the cheapest tour in Phuket, but hey, we provide quality and an experience of a lifetime which you will never forget.
Such a fun and relaxing day full of great pictures and laughs
kylamaclachlan, Dec 2022
This day was so much fun. Our guide was funny and knowledgeable. We had some tight caves to get through (which we weren't expecting when we signed up) but we knew we were in good hands with our guide. Everyone was very helpful and nice. Bring your camera as you have lots of opportunities for beautiful picture. Overall, it was a very relaxing day.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Dear kylamaclachlan Thanks for joining our tour, and it is indeed a relaxing day without any hurry and stress. Mother earth teach us how to come back to nature :-)
Great time all around
Olga_M, Dec 2022
On of the best tours I ever taken. Time, place & team makes this trip perfect If you can only take one while in Phuket take this one.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Dear Olga_M Thanks for your short review, and also to recommend our trip in Phuket.
Good fun day
darryl_s, Dec 2022
Despite an overcast showery day we thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our host Farouk and our Kayak Captain Victor were fun but professional. Lunch and dinner was delicious. We went to 2 different islands and paddled through a cave opening, to explore the centre by water. We made a traditional Krathong and floated it at the end of the cruise.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Dear darryl_s Thanks for your review. We are so delighted that you enjoyed the kayaking trip with us, which is even with rainshowers a safe and great experience.
Fantastic experience, highly recommend
Vivek_K, Dec 2022
Fantastic experience with passionate staff. Facilities and food on boat were excellent. Loy Krathong floating very beautiful.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Dear Vivek_K Thanks for your fantastic review.
Great experience - wonderful team!
Tamara_I, Dec 2022
Must try. My friend and i went and had a great time! Thank you to the team and our guide "oupsy". I must say this team stood out, they work with freelance local fishermen who are so friendly and funny. Do not expect to paddle yourself as each couple have one guide with them that drives the kayak. Also food was really good and they served multiple fulfilling meals . 10/10
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Dear Tamara_I Thanks for sharing your thought. For all nature and kayaking lovers, this is the trip of your lifetime. Some of our guides are/were local fishermen, so they have a deep knowledge about the sea in Phang Nga Bay.
Bethany_H, Dec 2022
Amazing experience, all staff were amazing. Food thats cooked on board was gorgeous. Couldnt fault our day at all. Thank you john grays team
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Dear Bethany_H Thanks for joining our trip which makes it possible to run this eco adventure tour day by day.
Good experience
Gerlynne_L, Nov 2022
Clean environment. Crews are friendly and helpful! Food is good and plentiful of fruits and drinks onboard. The guys shared stories of the caves while kayaking which made the trip even more meaningful. Patient towards kids.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Dear Gerlynne_L Thanks for sharing a message about your experience on our trip. All our guides are well trained and have a good knowledge about the place you will visit. We will adapt the kayaking experience to the needs of our guests, child, elderly or ...
Best day tour. Highly recommend
Dhyan_D, Nov 2022
Being paddled through caves and then emerging into a secret lagoon. This tour is the best day out. Guides really made our trip enjoyable. Food was fantastic.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Dear Dhyan_D Short but all true, thanks.


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