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From Phuket: James Bond Island & Canoe Tour by Longtail Boat

1. From Phuket: James Bond Island & Canoe Tour by Longtail Boat

Paddle a canoe and ride a longtail boat on this multi-stop adventure tour from Phuket with private and shared options. Taste local food, swim at Talu Cave, and visit James Bond Island to see the majestic limestone karsts made famous by the 1974 James Bond movie, “The Man with the Golden Gun.” After pickup from your hotel in Phuket, head straight to the first stop of the day, Wat Suwan Khuha, also known as the Monkey Cave, because of the cheeky primates living in the temple complex. Descend into the cave temple and look at the statues and carvings before making your way to the pier. Next, board a longtail boat and sail to the second stop, Panyee Island, also known as the Floating Village. Built on stilts by the local fishermen, the island has been inhabited since the 18th century. Explore the village, taking in local life, before having lunch at a restaurant in the village. After stuffing your belly with delicious local fare, board the boat again to make your way to Talu Cave. Enjoy some free time to canoe and swim in the beautiful blue water. Explore the cave area, where you will find incredible stalactites and stalagmites and unusually shaped rock formations. Then, continue to the day’s main attraction, James Bond Island. Stop at the perfect viewpoint to see the breathtaking 20-meter rock formation, a solitary cliff surrounded by turquoise waters and cliffs. Admire the unforgettable picturesque scenery before starting the journey back to Phuket.

Phuket: Guided ATV Tour

2. Phuket: Guided ATV Tour

Hop on your own ATV and head off-road through mountains, rubber trees, and lush greenery on this guided ATV tour in Phuket. Enjoy glistening sea views and make an optional stop at the must-see Big Buddha Temple. Choose between a 30-minute or 1-hour ride. After pickup, head to the starting location where you’ll take off on your own ATV. Drive through the mountains surrounding Phuket and visit some of the best viewpoints in the area for a selfie or two. Choose the 1-hour ride to end your trip with a visit to the famous Big Buddha. A must-see whilst in Phuket, take some time to admire this 45-meter-tall white marble statue. Snap some rare photos and choose to make a donation as many visitors do before finishing your tour. 

Phuket: Speedboat Transfer To/From Ko Phi Phi Don

3. Phuket: Speedboat Transfer To/From Ko Phi Phi Don

Travel across the Andaman Sea to Ko Phi Phi from Phuket or vice versa with this quick, 1-hour speedboat transfer. Discover an unspoiled jewel with powdery white sand beaches and azure water, a perfect destination for an escape to paradise.  Wait in your hotel lobby in Phuket for the pickup service to Rassada Pier. Once at the pier, present your voucher to the boat staff and board your vessel. Upon arrival at Ko Phi Phi Don, the boat will dock at Tonsai Pier, near the pedestrian street, from where you can easily find your way to your hotel.  To be dropped off in Laem Tong, (Holiday Inn, Zeavola, Phi Phi Natural Resort, etc.), please choose the longtail boat charter add-on at checkout, which is per group of 4.

Phuket, Phi Phi, and Koh Lanta: Speed Boat Transfer

4. Phuket, Phi Phi, and Koh Lanta: Speed Boat Transfer

Choose from a morning or afternoon transfer with hotel pickup available in Kata Beach, Karon Beach, Patong, and Phuket Town. Alternatively, opt to meet at the port for your transfer. Relax on a quick and easy ride to your destination. Get picked up from your hotel in select neighborhoods in Phuket and Lanta and transfer to the port, or meet directly at the pier. Board the speedboat either in the morning or afternoon, depending on your chosen timeslot. Sit back and relax on a fast transfer to Koh Lanta from Phuket or vice versa with a transit stop in Koh Phi Phi Don. There is no hotel drop-off so you'll have to find your own way to your hotel from the pier of your destination.

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What people are saying about Karon Beach

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 15 reviews

We had amazing day with Joy and Kale excellent guide and driver, gave us lots of information and history about Thailand. Fitted lots in, so enjoyed seeing the Monkeys and James Bond island, Kayaking in the mangroves my favourite was the floating village, great value for money ☀️☀️

REALLY wonderful experience done alone with the guide that after the monkeys and a wonderful boat trip we canoed among the caves and mangroves, had lunch in the village on stilts and saw James Bond island. Postcard place !!!!!

We had the most amazing trip. Excellent service, very well organized and so much fun! We got to see so many pretty places, and the food and drinks included was good! Best spent day and money on our whole trip! Book this trip!

We had a blast riding the ATV’s to the big Buddha! Lots of mud and bumps. Would definitely do it again.

Amazing service. Personal care beyond what was expected. Highly recommend this tour