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Ao Phang Nga National Park
Ao Phang Nga National Park

Ao Phang Nga National Park

off the East Coast of Phuket, Phangnga, Thailand

The Basics

Ao Phang Nga National Marine Park was created by royal decree in 1981 to preserve area marine life. The park covers more than 40 islands in the Andaman Sea, including Khao Phing Kan, known as “James Bond Island” after its islet Ko Ta Pu appeared in the movieThe Man With the Golden Gun. Diving, snorkeling, and kayaking are popular, as are island-hopping boat tours, which usually include swimming and snorkeling.

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Amazing Phang Nga Bay Day Trip with Kayaking & Snorkelling
Amazing Phang Nga Bay Day Trip with Kayaking & Snorkelling
star-4.5
$111.79 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Being a tourist is fun!
Sea and Cave Canoe was absolutely amazing to us! Everyone was very kind and patient. The design of the trip was well planned. We got out slightly earlier than the multitude of other groups so it started very peacefully.
Nate_R, Mar 2019

Recent reviews from experiences in Phuket

star-5
Fantastic experience
Ghifari_R, Dec 2018
Amazing Phang Nga Bay Day Trip with Kayaking & Snorkelling
My guide Tuk was knowledgeable, helpful and speak english fluently. Scenery was breathtaking. Canoeing inside hong island was fantastic. I will recommend this to everyone
star-5
Great Adventure
JOHN B, Mar 2019
Phang Nga Bay Snorkeling and Canoeing Tour from Phuket by Speedboat
Wonderful tour Beautiful Island we enjoyed canoeing The boat crew was excellent and very attentive Our guide was most helpful
star-5
Relaxing day with stunning views
PuiKuen_W, Oct 2018
Amazing Phang Nga Bay Day Trip with Kayaking & Snorkelling
Well organized and very considerate (with dry bag provided to avoid your stuff get wet). Relaxing day with fantastic view. Recommend for those who would like to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the world.
star-4
Excellent adventure around the Islands
Keren_S, Dec 2019
Amazing Phang Nga Bay Day Trip with Kayaking & Snorkelling
The only reason I didn't gave 5 stars to this trip is because they try to sell you stuff you don't need. It started with extra 400B pp that you MUST pay for the national park. Special shoes that they said you need to walk in the water (you don't really need that) and extra 20B for using the bathroom. Ice cream for 200B (and it's not made of gold) and other tourists traps that you want to avoid... Starting with the transport from the hotel and back - smooth ride, not too long. The tour guide Mr Boy, and the rest of the team are fun and friendly, the boat was speedy and we had a great ride at the front. The activity with the snorkeling is not amazing as you don't see much of underwater life but it was fun swimming around, the kayaking was awesome! Lunch was very good, Fresh Thai food, and they served cold drink and water all the time - free :) Thanks for a nice special day.
star-4
Great value but you get what you pay for
ariellelamwarren, Oct 2019
Amazing Phang Nga Bay Day Trip with Kayaking & Snorkelling
Great tour activities, friendly staff and good food. If you’re on a budget, this is a great way to check out a bunch of cool sights all in one day. My favourite part was sea kayaking around Hong island with a guide! The only part I did not enjoy was the floating village which felt like a tourist trap with children guilting you to buy stuff. Be warned that this is not a luxury experience though. There are lots of people at each attraction and you’re visiting at peak times. The tour itself has quite a few people on one boat and it is cozy and there is waiting around involved. I think this comes with the price point and is a great value. However I also paid double to try a more “high-end” tour and if you have the disposable income, paying more to have the space/more comfortable boat/see attractions at an earlier time with less crowds/no waiting around is worth it. I still loved this tour and if I was on a budget would book again. I would not book if you are not an easy-going person.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Boats and ferries visit Phang Nga Bay from Krabi, Phuket, and the Phi Phi islands.

  • See multiple highlights in one day on an island-hopping boat tour.

  • Many tours include lunch or other refreshments.

  • Remember to wear suitable footwear if you’re planning to take part in watersports.

  • Pack your sunscreen: the sun is strong here.

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How to Get There

Ao Phang Nga National Park covers most of Phang Nga Bay in the Andaman Sea. Most people come by ferry or private boat from Krabi or Phuket, or they enjoy the islands as part of a pre-booked guided tour. The closest airport is Krabi.

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When to Get There

To get the best of the weather, plan to visit Phang Nga from November to March. This part of Thailand is hot during April and May, and in the rainy season (late May to October), there are often heavy downpours.

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See Ancient Rock Art in Phang Nga

A number of the limestone islands in Ao Phang Nga National Park have ancient wall paintings, some more than 3,000 years old. Khao Khian island is one of the best sites for viewing the cave paintings, which include depictions of humans, bats, boats, birds, fish, and elephants. While most drawings are monochrome, there are some done in color.

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