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Hong by Starlight Including Sea Cave Kayaking and Loy Krathong Floating from Phuket

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  • Phang Nga Bay kayaking tour with Loi Krathong festival at night
  • Ride a twin-engine boat from Phuket
  • Kayak to emerald lagoons and through secret caves
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Hong by Starlight Including Sea Cave Kayaking and Loy Krathong Floating from Phuket
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Hong by Starlight Including Sea Cave Kayaking and Loy Krathong Floating from Phuket
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Overview
Travel from midday to midnight to the hidden wonders of Phang Nga Bay, including a kayaking tour of limestone sea caves and cliff-lined lagoons. Ride a power boat to the emerald waters and keep an eye out for sea eagles, egrets and other wildlife while you paddle your kayak with an expert guide. After dark, float your own self-made flower ‘krathong’ at a Loi Krathong festival, followed by a seafood buffet dinner. Lunch and round-trip transport from Phuket hotels or airport included.
What to Expect
Your kayaking excursion in Phang Nga Bay begins with hotel pickup on Phuket Island at midday to avoid the crowds. Travel by luxury, air-conditioned minivan to Ao Po Pier and transfer to a modern, twin-engine escort boat. You're served a healthy and nutritious lunch on board.
During the boat ride, watch a raptor show and get a detailed briefing about the geological site of Phang Nga Bay. Learn the basics about entering the sea caves, or hongs, then start the first kayaking session with your guide. Paddle past karsts into limestone caves, set amid the dramatic setting of Panak Island, and glide through cliff-lined lagoons populated with macaques, water monitors, kingfishers, mud-skippers, egrets, sea eagles, and brahminy kites.
Returning to the main boat, you'll move on to a second island with two more sea caves to explore. Then, after dark, float your own candlelit flower boat during a Loi Krathong ceremony complete with fireflies and bio-luminescent plankton.
About 2 hours after sunset, eat a seafood (or vegan) buffet dinner including rice served with homemade Massaman curry, during the boat ride back to the pier. Your meal is prepared with fresh, high-quality ingredients from the local market; seafood is net-caught and chickens are free-range. On arrival, you're transferred back to your Phuket hotel or airport.
Reviews (164)
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Family highlight trip

We took our three teenagers with us for the day. Great food on the boat, Mr Eew and Morgan Freeman (aka Nick) make great guides and explained what to expect well. Our kayakers, Sha, David and Feii were stunning, full of smiles and loads of...More

Thank BarryDavies
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Lovely day trip

We enjoyed a great day. The snorkeling was fun. Good visibility and nice fish to be seen. The kayaking in the sea caves was spectacular. Amazing rock formations. We even came upon a monkey foraging on snails in the intertidal. In the evening floating our...More

1  Thank Tom C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
One of the best trips I've ever taken

As the title says, this is "one of the best trips I've ever taken". From start to end this is an amazingly well-catered trip. The main highlight is sailing out to islands to the north of Puhket and taking a kayak to go between island...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MattSRob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Perfect night

The Sea Cave Kayaking was a beautiful experience. We were actually rowed by a guide who knew how to get in and out of the caves with minimal fuss and showed us all the beauty spots of te area and also made sure we "ducked"...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Alison B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Loved this kayaking tour!!

It is soooooo beautiful here! The water, the caves and the kayaking through the caves was an incredible experience! One of the highlights of my tour! The boat tour that took us to this destination was great. The crew, very funny, they fed us and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank afleetingmoment
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Swalls12
11 December 2018|
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Response from tonprince | Property representative |
Hi Thanks for your message. A pickup service is included from Kamala Beach. The exact pickup time will be indicated after you have made the booking. The departure time of the boat depends on the tides and sea... More
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