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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.

Khao Lak: Phang Nga Bay & James Bond Island by Longtail Boat

2. Khao Lak: Phang Nga Bay & James Bond Island by Longtail Boat

Explore some of Thailand's most iconic and stunning islands on a longtail boat cruise from Khao Lak. Cruise over turquoise waters, past lush mangroves, and see the famous James Bond Island up close. Feel the salty breeze in your hair and relax under the warm tropical sun en route. After a pickup from your hotel in Khao Lak, board a traditional longtail boat and experience the mangrove forests and karst formations from a different perspective. Get up close to the limestone rocks on a short canoe trip before heading to Khao Phing Kan. Marvel at rock formations such as Tapu Island and James Bond Island, used as a film location in the movie "The Man With the Golden Gun." Continue to the floating Muslim village of Koh Panyi, where you will enjoy a delicious lunch. Next, go to Suwan Khuha Cave Temple to see the statue of the reclining Golden Buddha. Get some time to feed the resident monkeys before the return trip to Khao Lak.

Phuket: James Bond Island Day Trip by Speed Boat with Lunch

3. Phuket: James Bond Island Day Trip by Speed Boat with Lunch

Enjoy pickup and drop-off to and from your hotel to the pier, where your journey across emerald waters and the blue ocean takes place for this day tour around the island and caves. Refresh yourself with a complementary buffet lunch. Cruise along Phang Nga Bay and stop for sightseeing at Panak Island, famous for its emerald lagoons and deep caves. Take in the scenery of stalactite formations and high limestone cliffs. Next, travel to Hong, or Talu Island and enjoy canoeing inside an ancient cave. See all the mysterious rock formations, some shaped by nature that look like animals. After a canoeing session and sightseeing, you will have the chance to visit the floating Muslim village of Panyee Island. Enjoy a buffet lunch and a walk around the village, full of friendly locals. Next, visit the iconic James Bond Island, also known as Khao Ping Kan. The unique formation of this nail-shaped island is nature's mystery and has made it the icon of Phang Nga Bay. After sightseeing on James Bond Island, explore Ice Cream Cave to see the phenomenal stalagmite and crystal formations inside. Try canoeing in the cave, full of emerald green water. Finally, you'll arrive at Lawa Island, or Naka Island (one of the islands will be chosen depending on the weather). Go for a swim, or relax on the island with free time to enjoy the ocean before heading back to the pier.

From Phuket: James Bond Island Excursion by Longtail Boat

4. 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 Khao Lak: Private James Bond Island and Sea Canoe

5. From Khao Lak: Private James Bond Island and Sea Canoe

Experience a water-based adventure leaving from Khao Lak and travel through the majestic mangrove forest backdrop to fantastic scenic adventure, enjoy canoeing between sea caves and relaxing on a long boat. Visit James Bond Island and explore a sea gypsy village. Leave Khao Lak and move on to the mangrove forest, and try to spot local wildlife like fish and birds along the way. You will surely enjoy to travel on a comfortable sightseeing by traditional Thai longboat en route to the canoeing station and settle into your canoe for the next part of the journey. Relax as the paddler steers the canoe exploring in between sea caves, and visit the islands of Koh Ping Khan and Koh Tapu (also known as James Bond Island) for photo opportunities. Arrive at the floating sea village and enjoy a local lunch before taking some time to explore the village and meet the locals. Venture further into the village and have a chance to see how the locals live and do their daily chores. Finish the tour with a stop at the cave temple, Wat Suwan Kuha, and see its reclining Buddha and the hundreds of monkeys that live near the temple entrance that the temple is known for. Return to the tour's starting point following the temple visit.

Phuket: James Bond Island Day Trip by Speedboat and Canoe

6. Phuket: James Bond Island Day Trip by Speedboat and Canoe

Following a pickup from your hotel in Phuket, climb aboard a speedboat and cruise around the limestone outcrops of Phang Nga Bay.  Speed across the waves of the Andaman Sea en route to the islets of Koh Ping Gan and Koh Tapu, better known as James Bond Island after they were featured in the 007 movie "The Man with the Golden Gun." Explore the hidden caves and emerald lagoons by canoe, and step back into the prehistoric world at a landscape formed over many thousands of years. Follow your guide to the very best locations, depending on the tide. Visit the village of Koh Payee built on stilts hundreds of years ago. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch of typical Thai food and get the chance to interact with the locals with the help of your guide. Get a taste of paradise and go for a swim around Naka Island or Rang Island before the end of your tour.

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

7. 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.

Phuket: Private Trip by Long-Tail Boat to James Bond Island

8. Phuket: Private Trip by Long-Tail Boat to James Bond Island

Feel like a movie star with a private long-tail boat trip to Khao Ping Kan "James Bond Island" from Phuket. 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 Phuket 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 with a picnic and enjoy your meal. Go for another quick swim before cruising back to Phuket.

Krabi: Premium James Bond Island Speedboat & Canoe Trip

9. 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.

From Phuket: Phanga Nga Bay Boat Day Tour with Lunch

10. From Phuket: Phanga Nga Bay Boat Day Tour with Lunch

Explore Ao Phang Nga National Park by boat on a day tour from Phuket. Swim in emerald waters, kayak around Hong Island, and cruise through Phang Nga Bay. Enjoy a hotel pickup in Phuket and board a boat in Phang Nga Bay. Cruise to Ao Phang Nga National Park, enjoying views of small islands and limestone rocks. Stop to jump in a kayak with your guide and explore mysterious sea caves and internal lagoons. Rejoin the big boat, and sail around the towering rocks of Khao Phing Kan, famously known as James Bond Island. Return to your kayak to paddle around Hong Island, explore lagoons, and observe the local wildlife. Enjoy a freshly prepared Thai buffet lunch before relaxing on a sandy beach or swimming in the refreshing, emerald water. If you wish, paddle around in a kayak on your own or search for brightly colored fish as you swim before returning to Phuket.

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Very, very cool trip, the crew around the travel companion Alex were all very professional and helpful. The day before I had another tour to the phiphiislands because it was always crowded with tourists. That was not the case with the trip and last but not least we were on an island with a beach where there were only 3 boats. There I had a quad ride with a guide, among other things, to a lonely beach. The tour was definitely worth the money.

Brilliant trip from start to finish. Easy to book and communication was excellent letting me know what time pick up was. Mr Run who was our guide was absolutely impeccable and a fun knowledgeable guy. Lunch was amazing, probably the best lunch we've had in Thailand so far.

Loads of activity throughout the day. Lunch was great. The guides on the boat and the driver were super friendly and humorous.

Very good tour, there were 3 of us and the island was not overly crowded. Super organized

Kim was amazing, I hope to see her again on my next visit to Phuket