Our most recommended things to do in Ko Yao Yai

Phuket: James Bond Island Luxury Sunset Cruise

1. 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.

Phuket: 3 Khai Islands Tour with Snorkeling or Scuba Diving

2. Phuket: 3 Khai Islands Tour with Snorkeling or Scuba Diving

Embark on an unforgettable journey with our Phuket Three Khai Islands Relaxing Snorkeling Tour - Half Day, where you'll discover the beauty of one of Phuket's best shallow water snorkeling islands: Khai Nok, Khai Nui and Khai Nai. Swim with colorful fishes in crystal-clear waters and interact with the friendly cats that roam freely on Khai Nai island. Our snorkel mask are provided free of charge. What you can expect: -Snorkeling in clear blue waters: 3 Khai Islands are known for their crystal clear waters, making them an ideal destination for snorkeling. You can witness an abundance of colorful marine life such as corals, tropical fish, and sea turtles while snorkeling. -Relaxing on pristine beaches: The Khai Islands are surrounded by beautiful beaches with white sand and crystal-clear waters. You can spend your time relaxing on the beach, sunbathing, and enjoying the peaceful ambiance of the islands. -Visiting multiple islands: The tour usually includes visits to three different Khai Islands, each with its unique characteristics. You can explore the islands, take a stroll, and capture some stunning pictures. -Enjoying water activities: Apart from snorkeling, you can also engage in other water activities such as jet ski and swimming. These activities provide a fun-filled and adventurous experience for all. Tour Duration and Travelling: -The boat ride to the 1st island is only 20-25 mins. We will spend 40min-1hr, on the first island for snorkeling & relaxing. Then head to the 2nd island only 5-7min away, here we will hop off the boat to snorkeling in deeper waters. Then we will head to the 3rd island where we will spend 40min-1hr for half-day program or the rest of the afternoon for Full day program. Only Full Day program will be served Chicken Pad Thai with Chicken Wings (Halal) on a beachfront restaurant-- Vegetarian option available. Morning: boat departs at 9:30AM and returns at 1:30PM Afternoon: boat departs at 1:30PM and returns at 5:30PM Full day: boat departs at 9:30AM and returns at 5:30PM (lunch at 12.00PM) Book our Phuket Three Khai Islands Relaxing Snorkeling Tour - Half Day or Full Day now and let us take you on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. **Note: -The clarity of the ocean depends on the weather and seasonality. -The program is subject to change & a site can be skipped due to sea conditions, but our boat captain and crew will ensure your safety and enjoyment.

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

3. 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.

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: Phang Nga Bay Bioluminescent Plankton and Sea Canoes

5. Phuket: Phang Nga Bay Bioluminescent Plankton and Sea Canoes

Enjoy a unique and memorable tour in nature and discover the wonders of bioluminescence on this sea canoeing tour through Phang-Nga Bay departing from Phuket. See the bay's bioluminescent plankton and enjoy the atmosphere of the bay. After departing the pier, we stop at the first sea canoe exploration location at Phanak Island (Diamond Cave / Mangrove Cave), and then Hong island. These areas are best done by canoe so that you can see the rock formations and hidden lagoons close up. Next stop is the iconic Koh Tapu, or ‘James Bond Island’, where the Man With The Golden Gun chose to have his lair in the 007 film and the spot to enjoy the majestic sunset and enjoy dinner at local restaurant. Get ready to see the beautiful bioluminescence after the sunset, the best time to see the plankton. Next comes the optimum time to see the bioluminescence, as the sun sets and evening approaches, the water is usually calmer and light from the plankton is more visually impressive. Here you should be lucky enough to see a mesmerizing display of glowing lights that will create lasting memories. The experience of being surrounded by bioluminescent water is truly enchanting, and this combined with sea canoeing and cave exploring makes for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the natural beauty of Phang Nga Bay’s waters. Admire the mesmerizing display of glowing lights in the water, where the plankton emit a beautiful blue-green glow when they are disturbed, produced by a chemical reaction within the plankton themselves, which produces the light as a by-product. Experience an unforgettable tour and be immersed in the nature of the bay while admiring a beautiful natural phenomenon.

Phuket: Phi Phi Sunrise Boat Tour to Bamboo and Khai Island

6. Phuket: Phi Phi Sunrise Boat Tour to Bamboo and Khai Island

Beat the crowds on a day trip departing in the early morning from Phuket to the Phi Phi Islands. Visit Khai Nai Island, Maya Bay, and Monkey Beach. Have time to snorkel and enjoy lunch at an island resort. Begin your day trip with an early morning pickup from your hotel in Phuket to beat the tourist crowds around the Phi Phi Islands. Upon arrival at the marina, depart for the speedboat ride and marvel at the beautiful scenery around you. Reach Khai Nai Island and be the first to explore the tiny island with its shallow, turquoise waters and savor a light breakfast and seize the opportunity to take some amazing pictures. Visit Maya Bay and take pictures of the beach made famous by the 2000 movie, "The Beach," starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Maya Bay is currently closed for ecological restoration, but guests can still see the white sand beach and crystal clear blue water from the speedboat. Watch the wild monkeys from aboard the boat at Monkey Beach as you listen to the guide's instructions. Then, enjoy a scrumptious lunch at an island resort in Phi Phi Don and sail to the last island of Bamboo. Take some time to swim and relax on the beach, before diving into the last activity with a snorkel trip on a nearby island, giving you another chance to explore the colorful submarine life. By afternoon, return to Royal Phuket Marina Pier and be transferred back to your hotel in Phuket.

Exclusive Phi Phi, Maya, Khai Islands by Speedboat BF+Lunch

7. Exclusive Phi Phi, Maya, Khai Islands by Speedboat BF+Lunch

Explore Thai islands and beaches on a boat trip from Phuket. Spend time on Maya Beach, where the movie "The Beach" was filmed, swim in an emerald lagoon, snorkel at Tonsai Bay, and enjoy a buffet Thai lunch on your day outdoors. Depart your hotel and head to Boat Lagoon pier, where you enjoy a light breakfast of coffee, tea, juice, toast, and biscuits, as you listen to an introduction of your tour program by your guide. Then, hop on your boat and head to Phi Phi Island. Once there, discover Phi Phi Lay and Maya Beach, where the movie "The Beach" was filmed. Make the most of the white sand beach and crystal clear water. Carry on to Viking Cave, stopping over at Pileh Lagoon for a swim in the emerald lagoon surrounded by soaring limestone mountains. Next, visit Monkey Beach and snorkel at Tonsai Bay and immerse yourself in the brilliant marine wildlife. Stop for a Thai buffet lunch at Phi Phi Don restaurant, where you have a choice of local food, as well as Western, vegetarian, and Halal options. Finally, carry on to Khai Island to relax, snorkel, and swim, before making your way back to Phuket and your hotel.

Krabi: Speed Boat Transfer to Koh Yao

8. Krabi: Speed Boat Transfer to Koh Yao

Enjoy a hassle-free speed boat transfer from Ao Nang in Krabi to Koh Yao Yai, which takes 30 minutes. Check-in at least 30 minutes before your scheduled departure, then present your voucher to the crew to board the boat. Please note that hotel pickup and drop-off is not included and you must meet at the pier 30 minutes before the speed boat scheduled departure time to check-in.

Discover Scuba Diving Racha Yai From Phuket

9. Discover Scuba Diving Racha Yai From Phuket

Have you always wondered what it is like to breathe underwater? If so you do not necessarily have to pay for a course to have certification. Begin your diving adventure at your own pace. During the experience, you get an introduction and briefing on scuba diving and you are taught how to use the scuba diving equipment in shallow waters. Please note that this is not a scuba diving certification. Breathing underwater is a whole new experience - it takes a few minutes to get used to it. This is not a typical human behavior and it is completely normal to be a little hesitant to put your face in the water and inhale at the beginning. However, within a few moments, your body adapts and you will be taken over by the freedom of movement while discovering the amazing marine life!

Phuket: Speedboat Transfer to Ao Nang or Railay via Ko Yao

10. Phuket: Speedboat Transfer to Ao Nang or Railay via Ko Yao

Enjoy a speedboat transfer from Ao Nang or Railay in Krabi to Phuket, or from Phuket to Ao Nang or Railay. Choose between a shared transfer between Ao Nang and Phuket or a private transfer between Railay and Phuket. For the transfer between Ao Nang and Phuket, enjoy convenient hotel pickup before heading to the boat. In the other direction, make your own way to the pier in Phuket. During the speedboat transfer in either direction, make a transit stop at Koh Yao Yai to change for the boat to your destination. For the transfer between Railay and Phuket, take a private speedboat transfer in either direction. Get to your destination quickly and in comfort to enjoy more of your vacation.

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Amazing trip & so well organised. Coco "Very Beautiful" was a fantastic host who kept the boat informed about what & when everything was happening. She just kept it all flowing. The first stop for a swim was great. At the second stop the National Park Kayaking guides know & love the area so put on a great show. James Bond Island with the longboats into it were great fun as well. Boat was well appointed & good food for lunch, dinner was a little disappointing as over cooked.

It was beyond all expectations in all respects & we highly recommend this trip to those who are contemplating it. When we visit Phuket again we will most certainly do the day trip to Phi Phi Island with the same organisation.

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.

O passeio perfeito! Recomendo. Organização perfeita comida ótima . Segurança total Lugares e condições de chegada perfeita!

Great trip. It was nice to have your own assigned area plus open spaces to use,