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Phuket: James Bond Island by Longtail Boat Small Group Tour

1. Phuket: James Bond Island by Longtail Boat Small Group Tour

Paddle a canoe and ride a longtail boat on this multi-stop adventure tour from Phuket with private and shared options. Taste local food, explore 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 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. Want to travel in comfort and in style? You can choose to upgrade your transportation to our premium options. This includes a superior and comfortable SUV instead of the usual van as well as a luxury long-tail boat, which is more spacious and comfortable. You’ll also get free snacks, cool towels, and access to a speaker at your disposal.

Phang Nga Bay: Early Bird James Bond & Beyond Tour

2. Phang Nga Bay: Early Bird James Bond & Beyond Tour

Admire the Karst rock formations, mangroves and caves in Phang Nga Bay on this day trip with pickup and drop-off in Phuket or Khao Lak. Beat the heat and crowds with an early bird trip to the stunning James Bond Island.  Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Phuket or Khao Lak. Relax aboard an air-conditioned van and transfer to a comfortable speedboat. Make your first stop at James Bond Island, then go canoeing at a private canoe area.  Explore the depths of the area's caves and glide through the mangrove-lined waterways. Visit the famous floating village of Panyee and enjoy a beach break where you can cool-off with a dip into the tranquil blue waters at Kudu or Nok Island. Savor a local flavors with lunch on Koh Yao island in a setting between rubber plantations, coconut trees, and pineapples bushes. Return to you accommodation in Phuket or Khao Lak at the end of your tour. 

From Phuket: James Bond Island Excursion by Longtail Boat

3. From Phuket: James Bond Island Excursion by Longtail Boat

First, you will get picked up from your hotel. Start this full-day tour visiting the famous Monkey Cave of Wat Suwan Kuha. Discover the many interconnected caves in the mountain and admire the gold reclining Buddha image at the temple. Explore the magical mangrove forest of Ao Phang Nga National Park by long-tail boat. Stop at a fishing village on Pan Yee Island to enjoy a tasty lunch before seeing James Bond Island, where the blockbuster movie, The Man with the Golden Gun, was filmed. Continue to Khao Phing Kan to see the stunning limestone karst formations. Experience the area’s beauty by sea canoe, paddling around Talu Island before returning to the pier. Your expert guide will paddle the canoe for you, as the waters in this area can be difficult for paddling. 

From Phuket: James Bond and Phang Nga Bay Tour by Speedboat

4. From Phuket: James Bond and Phang Nga Bay Tour by Speedboat

Explore by speedboat and canoe on a day trip from Phuket to James Bond Island and Phang Nga Bay, where nature meets cinema. Venture through Panak Island's caves and swim around the clear waters of Naka Island. Unwind with an onboard buffet lunch and drinks. After pickup, your day begins with a journey to the famed James Bond Island, a naturally sculpted marvel towering from the sea. Nearby lies the floating village of Panyee Island, a vibrant hub where culture and scenic vistas meld beautifully. Soak in the natural beauty as you canoe through the captivating caves of Panak Island and witness the unique ecosystem of Hong Island. Midway, savor a buffet lunch amidst the picturesque backdrop of Panyee Island, giving you a glimpse into the local culture. As the day nears its end, immerse yourself in the crystalline waters around Naka Island with invigorating swimming and canoeing activities. Culminate your day with a return speedboat ride to the pier, followed by a return transfer to your hotel transfer.

Krabi: Premium James Bond Island Speedboat & Canoe Trip

5. Krabi: Premium James Bond Island Speedboat & Canoe Trip

Depart from Klong Muang pier to Ko Yao Noi pier. Start at Panak Island exploring inside the mangrove cave where you can walk inside when the water is low tide. Visit Koh Ping Gan and Ko Tapu, better known as James Bond Island, after it was featured in the 007 movie The Man with the Golden Gun. Enjoy a moment to take gorgeous photos. Depart to Tham Lod cave and the village of Koh Payee. Explore the sea caves in Ko Hong of Phang Nga Bay. Cruise past Ko Nom Sao, two small islands of similar appearance located close to each other. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch at a restaurant at Koh Payee before exploring the village.  End the day with some relaxing and swimming in the bay before being transferred back to the pier and to your hotel.

Phang Nga Bay: Longtail Boat Sightseeing Tour

6. Phang Nga Bay: Longtail Boat Sightseeing Tour

Explore the famous Phang Nga Bay in an authentic Thai longtail boat. Catch a perfect view of the region's limestone and see Ko Tapu, the James Bond Rock. Take a canoe ride to lay back and enjoy nature. Eat lunch in Koh Panyee, a sea gypsy village built overtop the water. View the fascinating landscape of the Andaman Coastline, full of substantial green mangrove forests that are habitat many animals such as lizards, snakes, monkeys, and a variety of birds. Get close to pillar-Esque limestone towers that protrude out of the blue waters. Arrive near the world-famous James Bond Island, made known for the filming of "The Man with the Golden Gun" starring Roger Moore. Spot Ko Tapu, the James Bond Rock, and take a picture of yourself as the classic 007 character. Jump into a canoe, lay back, and enjoy while your guide paddles for you. Get right next to stone formations that are hundreds of years old, caves, and majestic mangroves. Discover the village of Koh Panyee and learn of the lifestyle of the sea nomads that live there. Enjoy a traditionally made Thai lunch and take a short walk through the village to learn about the culture of the inhabitants. Find a souvenir or two to remember your experience or share it with a friend. Visit a local temple on the way back with a chance to see wild monkeys.

Khao Lak: Guided ATV Tour with Lampi Waterfall Swim

7. Khao Lak: Guided ATV Tour with Lampi Waterfall Swim

Get picked up from your hotel from Khao Lak by air-con vehicle. Arrive at the ATV camp, our crew gives quad bike orientation and set off on an adventurous ride along greenery scenery, muddy and sandy trails (1 hour), and crossing a small river. After that, we will visit the biggest waterfall in the area "Lampi Waterfall". Get freshened up and enjoy the rainforest surroundings. This tour is available in the morning and afternoon.

Phang Nga Bay Day Trip Private or small group

8. Phang Nga Bay Day Trip Private or small group

Early morning pickup around 7.00 am from your hotel in Khaolak by a private car or minivan or join a small group tour. Take a long-tail boat ride through the picturesque mangrove forests and enjoy the stunning scenery of limestone karst islands and emerald-green waters. Visit James Bond Island, a famous landmark that appeared in the movie "The Man with the Golden Gun." Take pictures of the iconic limestone rock formation and explore the nearby caves. Hop into a canoe with an experienced paddle boy and explore the caves of the bay. Enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the natural surroundings. Stop at a secluded beach for swimming and relaxation. Next, continue to Koh Panyee, a charming floating village built on stilts over the water. Learn about the local way of life, visit the mosque, and enjoy a delicious lunch. After lunch, head to Wat Suwan Khuha, a cave temple located in a limestone mountain. Explore the impressive cave and marvel at the large reclining Buddha statue with golden ornaments. Return to Khaolak in the late afternoon, feeling refreshed and rejuvenated from the day's adventure.

From Phuket City: James Bond Island Adventure by Speedboat

9. From Phuket City: James Bond Island Adventure by Speedboat

join us for a day filled with adventure, beauty, and memories to last a lifetime. Uncover the magic of our island expedition! 1. Hotel Pickup: We begin with a hassle-free pick-up from your hotel, setting the tone for a day of excitement. 2. Check-in with refreshment: Upon arrival at Royal Phuket Marina office, get comfortable and enjoy a small refreshment. Brace yourself for what's ahead. 3. Tour Program Briefing: Get the lowdown on weather and sea conditions, setting the stage for an informed and confident adventure. 4. Boarding the Speedboat: Hop aboard the speedboat and embark on an exhilarating journey to Hong Island (Krabi). Dive into an oasis of swimming, snorkelling, paddle boarding, and relaxation in pure natural beauty. Capture awe-inspiring views from the Hong Island viewpoint. 5. Delicious Lunch at Panyee Island: Refuel with a delectable lunch on Panyee Island, a floating fishing village with a restaurant. Immerse yourself in the local charm through a captivating sightseeing tour. 6. Talu Island Discovery: Navigate the wonders of Talu Island through an unforgettable sea canoe tour, unveiling hidden treasures of the sea. 7. James Bond Island Adventure: Get ready for the highlight - an enthralling expedition to James Bond Island, famed from the 1974 movie "The Man with the Golden Gun". Admire towering cliffs, trek the terrain, and soak up the iconic sights. 8. Phang Nga Bay Exploration: Immerse yourself in the unique eco-system of Phang Nga Bay National Park, unveiling the secrets of Hong (Phang Nga) and Panak Islands. 9. Homeward Bound: As the sun begins to set, we journey back to the Royal Phuket Marina, ensuring a safe and comfortable transfer back to your hotel.

Khao Lak: Private Long-Tail Boat Trip to James Bond Island

10. Khao Lak: Private Long-Tail Boat Trip to James Bond Island

Feel like a movie star with a private long-tail boat trip to Khao Ping Kan "James Bond Island" from Khao Lak. Enjoy a picnic at the prow of your boat with the picturesque scenery of Panak and go swimming in Hong island's lagoons. Make a visit to Koh Panyee before relaxing on a beach at Naka. Start your day with pickup from your accommodations in Khao Lak and meet your friendly guide for the day. Arrive at your traditional long-tail boat and cruise out towards Panak island. Sit at the prow of your boat with a picnic as you drift beneath the otherworldly caves. Continue your boat trip to Hong island and admire the limestone cliffs towering above golden beaches. Take the chance to go for a swim in the serene emerald lagoons and live your ideal island life. Depart from Hong and arrive at the main destination, James Bond Island in the famous Phang Nga Bay. Feel the vibes and capture some great photos for Instagram as you drift through this iconic site. Arrive at the fishing village of Koh Panyee where you can grab some extra lunch if you're hungry and take the chance to explore the small island with only 200 households. Celebrate the end of your adventure at Naka Island. Settle down on the white-sand beach. Go for another quick swim before cruising back to Khao Lak.

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An excellent tour to enjoy a combo of monkey sightings, cave temple visit, longboat and canoe experience, local food, and loads of sun! Note: this trip does not include swimming or snorkeling stops. Group size is limited to 9 people, and if you're lucky, yours might end up being as small as 2-3 ppl. The day starts with a 1.5hr drive in a comfy, air-conditioned mini van from your accommodation. All stops have toilet facilities and water/snack purchase options. Our tour guide, August, and our driver, John were exceptional and schedule was respected throughout. Wear comfortable clothing, consider a bathing suit for some longboat tanning, and be prepared for getting slightly wet during the canoe ride (2ppl max, operated by staff). Bring sunscreen and purchase a phone waterproof case from the James Bond island souvenir stands to make the most of picture taking safely. Lunch provided at the Muslim floating village was rich and truly local. Overall a great experience; great value for money!

This was a very enjoyable tour. The floating village and canoe ride were unique experiences. There were very few people when we arrived at the James Bond island, we were lucky I guess. The small group size (limited to 9 people) makes it feel more personal. Our guide, Pai, was very friendly and provided lots of information about the places we visited and made us feel very safe. Also the driver, Cha, was very friendly and professional. I totally recommend this tour!

Maria was an amazing guide! She was funny, engaging, informative, and friendly. The tour was incredible! The boat ride was absolutely breathtaking, our canoe captain was hilarious, the floating village was very interesting with a delicious and filling lunch, and the monkey temple was okay. We got to do so much, but never felt rushed! One of my favorite day tours ever. If you book this, I hope you get Maria as your guide!

Our guides for the day were brilliant - knew their stuff, but also knew how to have a laugh. The trip was well organised and flowed well from one activity / location to the next. Pickup/Dropoff was bang on time and comfortable.

This is a very comprehensive tour. Every tour and sites promised were delivered. The tour company staff were all friendly and helpful. I highly recommend this tour.