Discover the beauty of Phang Nga Bay on a full-day guided boat tour that visits locations throughout Ao Phang-Nga National Marine Park. Walk on the beach at Khao Phing Kan (known as the James Bond island); canoe into a hidden lagoon at Koh Hong; take a longtail boat to a village built on stilts at Koh Panyi; and lounge and swim at Naka Island. This day trip includes lunch, all transportation from Phuket and a guide who shares commentary about the sights.
After early morning pickup from Phuket hotels, travel by air-conditioned minivan about 40 minutes to the pier where you'll board a motorboat to start your tour through Phang Nga Bay. As your captain heads toward Ao Phang-Nga National Marine Park, where limestone karsts topped with lush forest jut up from clear waters, with coffee or tea and a snack to enjoy, and listen to your guide's briefing about the day’s itinerary and safety reminders.Take in the gorgeous scenery around Koh Panak and nearby Koh Hong, where your boat stops so you can hop into canoe for a closer look at the island. Following your experienced guide, paddle near coral reefs, sandy beaches and a hidden lagoon in the middle of the crescent-shaped island.Return to the motorboat to continue to Khao Phing Kan, the island made famous by the James Bond movie The Man with the Golden Gun. Enjoy about 30 minutes on the island, and then hop back into your canoe to check out the stalactites and stalagmites up close. Next up, trade in your canoe for a ride in a traditional Thai longtail boat, and head over to the fishing village on Koh Panyi. Established in the late 1700s by Malay fishermen, the small Muslim village features a mosque, school and over-the-water houses built on stilts.Back on the motorboat, enjoy a Thai-style lunch while you cruise over to Naka Island. Once you arrive at the pretty island, spend a couple of hours at your leisure to swim, canoe or kick back on the white-sand beach.In the mid-afternoon, return to your motorboat for the journey back to Phuket, where your day trip ends with hotel drop-off.