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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: Phi Phi and Maya Bay Tour with Lunch

3. Phuket: Phi Phi and Maya Bay Tour with Lunch

Upon arrival at the pier, be greeted by your friendly host and enjoy a light breakfast with some tea or coffee. Then, begin your tour and visit 6 beautiful locations throughout the Phi Phi Islands. Discover highlights of the islands including Pileh Lagoon, Phi Phi Don, Maya Bay, the Viking Cave, Monkey Beach, and Loh Samah Bay. Upon reaching the Phi Phi islands first visit the stunning Pileh Lagoon, which is encircled by towering limestone cliffs. Discover the serene surroundings up close as you cruise into the lagoon on a local wooden longtail boat. Jump into the warm water of Pileh Lagoon and enjoy a relaxing swimming stop. Next, continue to the famous Viking Cave. Cruise past Maya Baya and see where the cult-classic movie, The Beach, was filmed. Enjoy a stop for some snorkelling at Loh Samah Bay. Discover vast and colorful coral reefs home to a variety of tropical fish. Stop on the island of Phi Phi Don for some exploring and relaxation time. Enjoy a delicious Thai-style buffet lunch, with optional champagne and cold cuts available. After lunch, enjoy some free time explore Phi Phi Don's charming cafes or hike to the stunning viewpoint. Afterward, travel back to Phuket by speedboat.

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.

Phuket: Coral Island Private Speedboat Charter Tour

5. Phuket: Coral Island Private Speedboat Charter Tour

Enjoy a private trip to Coral Island by charter speedboat on a trip tailored to your own timetable, giving you an ideal experience on the island. Start the day with an 8 AM pickup from your hotel in Phuket Town, Patong Beach, Kata Beach, Karon Beach, or Rawai Beach then head to check-in at the boat pier. Depart for Coral Island, known locally as Koh Hae, situated 10km south of Phuket with the option of a private English-speaking sea guide on board. The island is surrounded by multicolored reefs — hence the name Coral Island — and is a watersports paradise with sea activities such a scuba diving, banana boat rides, parasailing, and sea walking. Take full advantage of the white-sand beach and turquoise waters as you swim and relax at the beach. Enjoy a nice picnic lunch and plenty of free time for your leisure. At around 4 PM, hop back on your private speedboat and return to the pier and transfer back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Patong

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 179 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 ☀️☀️

Excellent day with all stops as described. Although our driver was twenty minutes late we didn’t have to worry as the boats wait for all the drivers coming from various hotels. Susan was an excellent and fun guide!

Spicy was an excellent tour guide. I am a woman travelling alone and she always made me feel included. Great energy and very memorable 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