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John Gray's Cave Canoeing Tour in Phang Nga Bay

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    What to Expect

    Organised by John Gray, the original sea cave explorer and well-known conservationist, this is a magical experience not to be missed by nature lovers. The Hongs by Starlight tour starts in the early afternoon with a delicious lunch on board the boat while it makes it way from Ao Por Pier heading north towards Koh Panak and Koh Hong in Phang Nga Bay. The exact destination will depend on the tide as certain sea caves are only accessible by expert paddle guides when the tide is just right.

    These sea caves were formed by the dissolution of the limestone rocks which formed cavities that became the caves you can visit today. The sensation of gently floating through these dark caves lit by the head torches worn by the paddle guides with stalagmites dangling from above is both otherworldly and exciting. On the other side you emerge into a “hong”, a hidden lagoon surrounded on all sides by sheer stone walls topped with lush jungle.

    After visiting a number of hongs you return to the boat to enjoy a tasty seafood dinner while taking in the lovely colours of the sunset sky. Then after dark the most magical part of the tour begins.

    Stop At:

    • John Gray's Sea Canoe, Phuket Town, Phuket 83000 Thailand
    • I Asia Thailand, 319 Phayathai Road, Pathumwan 24th Floor c/o Spaces, Bangkok 10330 Thailand
    • Phang Nga Bay., Ao Phang Nga National Park Thailand
    • Khao Yai National Park, Pak Phli Thailand
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your Phuket hotel
    Departure Time
    10:30 AM
    • Guided canoe tour of Phang Nga Bay
    • National Park Fee
    • Canoe, paddle, and life jacket
    • Professional guide (paddler of canoe)
    • Light Thai buffet lunch
    • Thai seafood buffet dinner
    • Roundtrip transportation to and from your Phuket hotel
    • Soft drinks and water
    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Children under 6 years are free (although very small children/infants not recommended due life-jacket size and canoeing)
    • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place. Single traveler may book this product, but is subject to availability and cancellation if minimum number of people is not met on the activity day. (Alternative date or refund will be offered should this occur.).
    • Hotel pick up may be 30-90 minutes prior to tour Start time/Departure time (depending on hotel location)
    • If you have a heart condition, high blood pressure or congenital disease you should not participate.
    • Pregnant woman should carefully consider whether to participate.
    • If you have back, neck, lower back, joint, or muscular problems, you should carefully consider whether to participate.
    • Weather and sea conditions determine whether the tour operates.
    • The Company will not be held responsible for any changes made to the program due to the weather, tide level, sea conditions, accident, or any other reason that may modify the program. These changes are made for the safety and comfort of all guests and no refunds can be given. The Supplier reserves the right to cancel any trip in case of bad weather
    • Prior to commencement of tour, passenger may be required to sign to acknowledge participation in tour for legal/insurance purposes.
    • What to bring: towel, bathing clothes, dry & warm clothes for the way back, sunglasses and sun cream.
    • Dry-bags are provided, however, camera/phone is carried at passenger's own risk.
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Popular mentions
    Went with my partner and children 9, 11, 13. This was a fantastic trip, so well ran from start to finish. Hotel transfers were on time and efficient, time at the pier was well organised with good information about what was happening. The three kids went with one guide and my
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    Response from Christopher_Thai, Manager at John Gray's Cave Canoeing Tour in Phang Nga Bay
    Responded Apr 28, 2019
    Dear clancy-au, We are very happy that you and the family had such as great day out on John Gray's Cave Canoeing Tour. In fact, I Asia is thrilled to have been able to provide you with the day trip that was the highlight of your holiday. We hope that you will return to Thailand someday so that we can again have the opportunity to give you a wonderful day tour that will be the highlight of that trip. Kind regards, Christopher Manager Tours & Activities Online Department I Asia Thailand
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    This whole experience is amazing! From the information, what we were shown, the food and our personal canoe paddler - it’s worth every penny. If you’re looking for a good day trip out exploring and seeing some breathtaking lagoons, this is it!
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    Fantastic trip. Very good value considering the excellent food, hotel pick up, and attention to detail. Guides and cooks deserve good tips
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    Response from NickIAsiaThailand, Manager at John Gray's Cave Canoeing Tour in Phang Nga Bay
    Responded Feb 12, 2019
    Hi Kitty, Thanks for booking the full day John Gray Canoe. It’s a fantastic day out and so happy you enjoyed this. Regards, Nick Critelli
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    We made up our mind last minute trading Phi Phi with this trip as we heard it's not crowded and we really dont't like crowds. Inspired decision. The trip was excellent. You can easily say they've been doing this for 30 years. Clockwork timing and organizing, they know what
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    Response from Christopher_Thai, Manager at John Gray's Cave Canoeing Tour in Phang Nga Bay
    Responded Jan 14, 2019
    Dear victorrazvang, Thank you for your kind words and it is great to see that you had such a fantastic day tour. Kind regards, Christopher IAsia Thailand
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