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Phang Nga Bay (Ao Phang Nga)
Phang Nga Bay (Ao Phang Nga)

Phang Nga Bay (Ao Phang Nga)

The Basics

With beaches, caves, lagoons, mangrove forests, and more, Phang Nga Bay is a must-visit for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. The island first captured popular attention when it was featured in the James Bond movie The Man With the Golden Gun.

Today, boat tours offer regular guided trips to Koh Tapu, the so-called “James Bond Island.” Kayaking tours—often with snorkeling included—are another popular way to explore the bay and its spectacular limestone karsts.

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Phang Nga Bay Sea Cave Canoeing & James Bond Island w/ Buffet Lunch by Big Boat
Phang Nga Bay Sea Cave Canoeing & James Bond Island w/ Buffet Lunch by Big Boat
star-4.5
$99.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Better than Expected
The sights were fantastic and the crew were sweet, accommodating and helpful! I would HIGHLY recommend this company and and this tour!
David_K, Dec 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Phuket

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We actually worked with...
Adrian_K, Sep 2021
Phang Nga Bay Sea Cave Canoeing & James Bond Island w/ Buffet Lunch by Big Boat
We actually worked with the same company to go to Coral and Racha Islands. It was a great experience. I appreciate them accommodating and changing the tour direction because of COVID.
star-5
Very cool tour
Ameer_S, Nov 2021
Phang Nga Bay Sea Cave Canoeing & James Bond Island w/ Buffet Lunch by Big Boat
Great experience! Tony was an excellent guide and made our tour very fun. Would recommend this tour for everyone
star-5
Exciting, Full Value for Money
Rukhshana_A, Jul 2019
Phang Nga Bay Day Trip from Phuket by Speedboat
Going with parents aged over 75 I was sceptical of the trip but the organisers were so caring and ensure we all enjoyed and safety was given priority. The spots were well spaced during the day. care was taken to provide food, snacks and drinks. Bird the guide was too good. Truly glad we went on this tour
star-5
An incredible day
Sanjeev_C, Sep 2020
Phang Nga Discovery and James Bond Island
A fabulous day, a fabulous guide, and a fabulous place to see. Don’t miss it. An amazing experience.
star-4
James Bond Island
Vivian_H, Mar 2020
Phang Nga Bay Day Trip from Phuket by Speedboat
The trip was worth the beautiful scenery. I wished we had been able to paddle our own canoe but some people may enjoy someone else paddling. Vendors on James Bond Island are a bit aggressive.
star-4
Nice break from city life!
Kumar_P, Nov 2021
Phang Nga Bay Sea Cave Canoeing & James Bond Island w/ Buffet Lunch by Big Boat
Very relaxing trip on a big boat. You can move around freely and take pictures. Crew is very friendly and helpful. This review would be incomplete if I did not mention Tony. Speaks good English and takes care of every guest on board. Full marks to him and his team.
star-5
Great tour!
MariaCecilia_R, Nov 2021
Phang Nga Bay Sea Cave Canoeing & James Bond Island w/ Buffet Lunch by Big Boat
The tour was organized. The star of the tour is Bird — the host who kept it entertaining , funny and ver informative . He attended to all the guest. He knew everybody’s name and is willing to provide a great experience for his guests! Superb— great job!
star-5
Excellent day trip!
Adventure46967756707, May 2019
Phang Nga Bay and James Bond Island - Canoe Day Trip from Phuket by Speedboat
This is probably the best day excursion I've ever experienced! The crew was helpful and knowledgeable and fun. The sights were breathtaking. It definitely was a full day.
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-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-4
Beautiful landscape
Anne_L, Mar 2020
Phang Nga Bay Day Trip from Phuket by Speedboat
Beautiful landscape all around the tour. The floating village was nice to see and of course visiting in the "James Bond" island was the high light.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Boat trips and other tours visit the bay from several locations, including Phuket, Krabi, and the Phi Phi Islands.

  • Boat, kayak, and snorkel tours are best suited for active travelers and families.

  • Remember to wear suitable water-friendly footwear and bring plenty of sunscreen for boat or kayak excursions.

  • Tours often provide a lunchtime meal and refreshments.

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How to Get There

Officially part of Ao Phang Nga National Park, Phang Nga Bay is located in the Andaman Sea between the southern part of the Thai mainland in the east and the island of Phuket in the west. The easiest way to access the bay is by long-tail boat, speed boat, or kayak as part of a guided tour with round-trip transport provided. Passenger ferries also cross the bay.

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When to Get There

Phang Nga Bay enjoys the best weather through the winter months of November–March. April and May are the hottest months of the year here when temperatures and humidity are both high. Rainy season—May to October—can see heavy rainfall.

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Visit the Sea Gypsy Village of Koh Panyee

Built entirely from wooden stilts by Indonesian fishermen 200 years ago, the village of Koh Panyee—floating in the middle of the ocean next to towering limestone rocks—seems like something out of a storybook. A trip to the village offers a fascinating look at a totally unique way of life. Do take note that the village is a Muslim community, and dress modestly, if you’re planning to visit.

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