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Hong by Starlight Including Sea Cave Kayaking and Loy Krathong Floating from Phuket

  • 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
Hong by Starlight Including Sea Cave Kayaking and Loy Krathong Floating from Phuket
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Hong by Starlight Including Sea Cave Kayaking and Loy Krathong Floating from Phuket

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.

What to Expect
Your kayaking excursion in Phang Nga Bay begins with hotel pickup on Phuket Island at midday to avoid the crowds. Travel by luxury, air-conditioned minivan to Ao Po Pier and transfer to a modern, twin-engine escort boat. You're served a healthy and nutritious lunch on board.

During the boat ride, watch a raptor show and get a detailed briefing about the geological site of Phang Nga Bay. Learn the basics about entering the sea caves, or hongs, then start the first kayaking session with your guide. Paddle past karsts into limestone caves, set amid the dramatic setting of Panak Island, and glide through cliff-lined lagoons populated with macaques, water monitors, kingfishers, mud-skippers, egrets, sea eagles, and brahminy kites.

Returning to the main boat, you'll move on to a second island with two more sea caves to explore. Then, after dark, float your own candlelit flower boat during a Loi Krathong ceremony complete with fireflies and bio-luminescent plankton.

About 2 hours after sunset, eat a seafood (or vegan) buffet dinner including rice served with homemade Massaman curry, during the boat ride back to the pier. Your meal is prepared with fresh, high-quality ingredients from the local market; seafood is net-caught and chickens are free-range. On arrival, you're transferred back to your Phuket hotel or airport.

  • 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
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1 - 5 of 53 reviews

Reviewed yesterday
Best trip of the holiday!

This tour was brilliant from start to finish! The staff were so friendly and really accommodating. We saw so many new things which was really exciting such as an oyster cave, bat cave and bioluminescent plankton, as well as sea monkeys. It was lovely to...More

Thank Aanika s
Reviewed 1 week ago
Simply splendid

Best thing I did while I was in Phuket! This tour offers amazing value and the view was simply AMAZING. I was a little scared about the boat since I get motion sickness easily. However, the sea was relatively calm and they explained to us...More

3  Thank m1363
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing experience! Great value!

Thank you so much for our favourite Thailand experience so far! We had an amazing day from start to finish, our guide David did a great job, we loved building our sea offering and seeing the incredible sights. We felt safe kayaking in the caves...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Must be the best of all the kayak tours

Excellent from start to finish. Picked up from our hotel on time in a smart air conditioned mini van - important as Phang Nga Bay is a long drive from the resorts in SW Phuket. Safety and comfort is clearly paramount but also the guides...More

1  Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fabulous day trip

The company is very well organised from pick up to drop off. Our kayak guide was very entertaining and informative. The scenery was amazing and not too crowded as the tour leaves later in the day. It was great to watch the guides make the...More

1  Thank Brett S
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Sheena S
August 7, 2018|
Response from Diana C | Reviewed this property |
Food wise the kids will love it COs a lot of fried stuff eg battered prawns spring rolls fried rice etc
Cindy Y
July 25, 2018|
Response from tonprince | Property representative |
Hi, usually there are up to 20-30 people on the boat, but you never feel crowded. The kayak session will be with your personal guide for 2 persons. Kind regards, Stef
Roxanne H
July 15, 2018|
Response from tonprince | Property representative |
Hi, Loy Krathong making and floating is available on each trip all year round. Kind regards, Stef