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Krabi: 7 Islands Sunset Tour with BBQ Dinner and Snorkeling

1. Krabi: 7 Islands Sunset Tour with BBQ Dinner and Snorkeling

Enjoy an island-hopping adventure to 7 beautiful islands near Krabi on a long tail boat tour. Visit a variety of picturesque islands and enjoy a tasty BBQ dinner as you watch the magical sunset on Koh Poda. Start the 7 island sunset tour with pickup from your hotel in Krabi, or at one of several meeting points in the area. Depart by traditional longtail boat from Nopparat Thara Pier in Ao Nang, with a short stopover at Railay Beach to pick up fellow travelers. Continue to Koh Yawasam and dive into a paradise of large shallow gardens of coral surrounded by flat sandy areas. Cruise around the chicken-shaped rock at Koh Kai. Enjoy an excellent photo opportunity at this oddly-shaped natural landmark. The next stop is at Koh Tub for some beach time or (at low tide) a walk across the spectacular sandbank that connects it to Chicken and Mor Islands nearby. Swim in the crystal-clear water at Koh Tan Ming, a small rock islet in front of Koh Poda. After plenty of exertion and activity, you will then enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner right on the beach of Koh Poda as the sun goes down. Complete the evening with a short swim amidst the bio-luminescent plankton in the surrounding ocean of Koe Raeng before returning to the pier in Ao Nang.

Phuket: Phi Phi Islands and Maya Bay Day Trip with Lunch

2. Phuket: Phi Phi Islands and Maya Bay Day Trip with Lunch

Tour the paradisical Phi Phi Islands, and explore Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh on a guided speedboat day trip from Phuket. Dip below the waves with 3 snorkeling stops and tuck into a buffet lunch by the beach. Start your morning with hotel pickup and a complimentary coffee or tea with cookies. Hop on a speedboat, and make your way to Green Island for snorkeling while observing marine wildlife. Continue to Phi Phi Leh island, featured in iconic movies, including "The Beach." Sightsee along Maya Bay and Loh Samah Bay by boat before taking a swim in Pileh Lagoon, known for its emerald water encircled by limestone karst cliffs. Bring your camera to Viking Cave and see its bird nests. At noon, arrive at Phi Phi Don island. Here, regain your strength with a buffet lunch at a beachside restaurant. After, enjoy free time to discover this lush island with its many shops and cafes. Stop by Monkey Beach to catch a glimpse of the monkeys who call this beach home. Then, head to Nui Bay to swim, snorkel or soak up the sunshine. Finally, visit Khai Island and relax on its pristine shores or enjoy the water before a return transfer to your hotel.

Phuket: James Bond Island Luxury Sunset Cruise

3. Phuket: James Bond Island Luxury Sunset Cruise

Take in the highlights of Phang Nga Bay on this action-packed full-day cruise from Phuket, with hotel transfers included. Paddle around Hong islands on a kayak, marvel at the natural wonders of James Bond Island, take a swim at Yai Island, and tuck into a delicious lunch onboard. After a hotel pickup, set off for the pier at Ao Por Pier. Begin your Phang Nga Bay luxury cruise in style and comfort with a buffet lunch served on board. Admire the spectacular limestone scenery along the coast as you savor a wide array of international cuisine ranging from sushi to local dishes. Next, explore the sea caves by kayaking to Hong Island, where you can discover many lost worlds inside the caves. Admire the limestone walls covered in greenery and the open-sky cavern ceilings. After kayaking, spend some time relaxing, swimming, or lounging on a water hammock at Yai Island.  Then, arrive at Phing Kan Island, the centerpiece of Phang Nga National Park, to admire its amazing leaning vertical rocks. This island is also known as James Bond Island - and you may recognize it from the movie, 'The Man with the Golden Gun'.  Cruise back towards the marina as you enjoy a buffet dinner during a stunning panoramic sunset. Get amazing views of the evening sun setting over the water from the cruise ship - a truly unmissable experience. Arrive back a the Yacht Haven Marina and be transferred back to your hotel.

Phang Nga Bay: Early Bird James Bond & Beyond Tour

4. 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. 

Phuket: Khai Nok, Khai Nai, and Khai Nui Island Day Trip

5. Phuket: Khai Nok, Khai Nai, and Khai Nui Island Day Trip

Travel to the tropical islands of Khai Nok, Khai Nai, and Khai Nui on this cruise from Patong. Keep your energy up with snacks and seasonal fruit on board. Use the snorkeling equipment to explore underwater landscapes in search of colorful marine life.  Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Patong. Listen to a short briefing from your guide. Transfer to your boat and set off to Khai Nok island. Snap some pictures of Phuket's shoreline as you depart.  Arrive at Khai Nok island and have some free time to relax on the white sand beach and swim or snorkel through the crystal clear water. Make your way to the island of Khai Nui where you can swim among the coral. Head to the island of Khai Nai where you can feed the island's cat population on thebeach. Have some more time for swimming and snorkeling before sailing back to Phuket and transferring to your accommodation.

Phuket: James Bond Island By Private Long Tail With Canoeing

6. Phuket: James Bond Island By Private Long Tail With Canoeing

After pickup from your hotel, drive to Boonchu pier. You'll then head to Phang-nga by longtail boat. First stop is Kradong Cave, where you can walk to the top to admire the views over the surrounding scenery. Next, journey to Khao Phing Kan and Khao Tapoo, also known as “James Bond Island”. This is a famous movie location, where “The Man with the Golden Gun” was filmed. You'll have free time here to explore and take pictures.  Hop into a sea canoe to explore Lod Cove, a large limestone cave. You'll then visit Koh Pan-Yee, a famous floating fishermen's village, before enjoying an included lunch. After lunch, explore the beautiful Khai Island of Phang Nga Bay, which is perfect for swimming and sunbathing. After plenty of time here, you'll head back to Boonchu pier and then be dropped back at your hotel.

From Ko Yao Yai: Koh Khai Islands Private Boat Tour w/ Lunch

7. From Ko Yao Yai: Koh Khai Islands Private Boat Tour w/ Lunch

Start your journey from the hotel and set sail to the first Island, Koh Khai Nok. Enjoy the white-sand beach and very clear water which surrounded the island. Swim with many different kinds of colorful fish and enjoy the famous place for sunbath. Finish with taking in panoramic views of the Khai Nok viewpoint. Next journey, you will arrive at Koh Khai Nui which is a small beach with very unique and clear water. This place has so many abundant corals which is why it is the best place for snorkeling. Also, sea urchins can be found in this area. Take a break with a picnic lunch and enjoy the scenery of Koh Khai on the Andaman sea. Finish the whole tour with Koh Khai Nai. Explore many different shapes of rocks and reefs which are formed by the erosion of seawater. This place is beautiful as other islands, but it is the best location for taking pictures of the blue sea. In the end, get back to the pier and be dropped off at your hotel safely.

Khao Lak: Speedboat Transfer to or from Koh Yao Islands

8. Khao Lak: Speedboat Transfer to or from Koh Yao Islands

Avoid long taxi lines and busy public transport with a speedboat transfer between Khao Lak to the Koh Yao Islands or from the islands back to Khao Lak. Join a shared van from your hotel where you will have the choice of being taken from Tadan Pier in Khao Lak by speedboat to either Koh Yao Yai or Koh Yao Noi. Travel with reliable speed on this fast and convenient 1-hour ride. Upon arrival on your island of choice, a shared transport vehicle will be waiting to take you to your accommodations. Or, be picked up at your hotel on either Koh Yao Yai or Koh Yao Noi, and transfer back to Khao Lak, where you will be dropped off at your hotel.

Ko Yao Noi: Phang Nga Bay Day Tour on a Long-Tail Boat

9. Ko Yao Noi: Phang Nga Bay Day Tour on a Long-Tail Boat

The day begins with pickup from your hotel and a visit to Koh Panak, which boasts incredible views of Phang Nga Bay as well as the surrounding rocks and cliffs. Next, depart for Hong Island by long-tail boat, and admire one of Thailand’s most impressive and luscious mangrove forests. At lunchtime, make a pit stop on the beach for a delicious picnic and soak up incredible views while you eat. Next, visit the Khao Phing Kan and Khao Tapoo, also known as James Bond Island where 'The Man with the Golden Gun' was filmed. Spend some free time walking around the island and capture some incredible photos for your holiday album. Arrive at Koh Panyi next, one of the most famous fishing villages in Thailand. Admire the array of fishermen's houses built on stilts, and learn about their local way of life far from modern comforts. Continue the tour onto Koh Roi, a stunning island dotted with small beaches and a beautiful lagoon. Marvel at the island’s mangrove forest, and learn about the bats that call this colorful location their home. There’s plenty of caves to explore on the island too. Finally, surrounded by glistening azure water. At 3pm, arrive back at the pier for transfer to your hotel.

Krabi: Semi-Private James Bond Island Small Group Boat Tour

10. Krabi: Semi-Private James Bond Island Small Group Boat Tour

We present you our Semi-Private James Bond, Hong Islands & Koh Yao Noi Speedboat Tour from 9 am to 5 pm, from Ao Nang, Krabi. The James Bond Island is one of the most popular islands within the area of Phang Nga Bay in Krabi, as it was the island where one of Roger Moore’s movies was filmed. But we will focus our tour on visiting also Koh Yao Noi Island and the Hong Islands, both by their wild nature (during the busiest hours we will visit the Hong Islands and Koh Yao Noi island not so popular with tourists but of equal beauty). Throughout this Tour you will visit 3 different provinces in 1 day: Krabi, Phang Nga and Phuket! This Bay has a peculiar charm due to its huge limestone cliffs, its beaches blended with the jungle, its emerald waters and its peculiar fauna! We will do the entire tour by Speedboat, which will allow us to enjoy the navigation of the Thai waters, having more time to visit beaches, lagoons and other charming places..., this allows for you to enjoy the sea whilst viewing local marine fauna and incredible landscapes. Later we will enjoy an exquisite Thai Buffet Lunch served on the beach with amazing views! And of course we can adapt the menu to any food restriction. Our Certified Guide will be with you during all day, explaining you some Thai culture, the history of the islands, peculiarities of this area of the South of Thailand and of course safety rules on board. The Guide will also stay with you during the snorkel session so that you do not lose details of the marine life that you will find. Throughout this Semi-Private Boat Tour, you will be able to experience the islands in full privacy, visiting them outside of peak hours. We organise groups of maximum 17 people, and we use comfortable and spacious speedboats. We will discover very beautiful spots but every day we customise our itineraries, adapting them to the sea conditions, tides and the level of occupation of the beaches. At the conclusion of your James Bond experience, you will be returned to your point of origin.

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What people are saying about Ko Yao District

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4.5 / 5

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Great experience worth its higher price! The tour is well organized with no waste of time, and it corresponds the description. The staff is nice and helpful. The snorkeling equipment is well maintained, fins and brand new mouthpiece included. They offer simple but nice breakfast on sunrise, a lot of soft drinks, snacks and fruit on board, and fairly good lunch. And, of course you get to know with Phi Phi islands! The total time between start and finish at Royal Phuket marina was nearly 9 hours

Brilliant day out organised by V Marine Tours. We did the sunrise tour which was an early start but so worth it to beat the crowds. Goodie, our tour guide, was fantastic as were the rest of the staff who ensured everyone had a safe and comfortable experience throughout the day.

The Guide was really nice and kind. The tour is amazing! I definitely would go again. The only thing before you go is to check the Moon, because you just can see the plactoons when it is not a full moon.

Excellent tour: wonderful sceneries, very good team, transportation ok, very good lunch...

A very interesting full excursion to get to know the islands. 7 hours flew by