Phang Nga Bay Tour

During our trip to Thailand, Patrick and I had the opportunity to take a boat tour of the islands off of the coast of Phuket in Phang Nga Bay.  This day trip was my favorite part of our two week adventure in Asia, and I have been dying to review it to relive our time ever since.

We booked the tour through Simba Sea Tours, and it cost about $100 each.  Included in that cost is transportation from the hotel and back, coffee upon arrival, breakfast, lunch, and several small snacks.  Our Captain Tour Guide was “Dirty Harry” and he was assisted by two boat operators that make for super easy movement on and off the boat during the seven stop tour.  I can’t stress enough that this was a highlight of our trip!

Koh Phanak

Our first stop was Koh Phanak, which is an island with a cave entrance to a large un-covered courtyard.  Depending on the time of day, the tide may not allow cave access to the courtyard! When we returned to hop back on the boat, breakfast was waiting for us, along with a wild monkey on the beach!

 

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Koh Hong

The next stop, Koh Hong, is where we hopped on a kayak through the hidden caves. Our kayak driver was super nice and was sure to point out all of the sites as he paddled us through the tour.

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Koh Phing Kan and Koh Tapu/James Bond Island

James Bond Island was the next stop where we hopped off for a few photos.  Even if your not familiar with the movie, the site is not one to miss.  The rock looks so unbalanced, and is truly a geological wonder.  We also wandered through the island for a while, climbing the rocks for different views of Phang Nga Bay.

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Treasure Island/Secret Lagoon (Hong)

After the first few stops, it was time to take a dip in the water.  We had so much fun with our GoPro HERO4 SILVER during this stop.  We were jumping off and filming underwater!  It was a nice break to cool off as well.

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Koh Panyee

For lunch we stopped at Koh Panyee, which is a fisherman village settled about 200 years ago.  The traditional Thai lunch was served at a nice little restaurant on a beautiful beach.  We stayed there for a cup of tea, and toured the little village by way of an open air truck.

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Last Stop

We then stopped for some swimming spots!  The water is so warm in the bay, it was a ton of fun.  Simba Tours supplied lots of fruit on floating coasters and we had time just to relax and take in the scenery.

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As always, contact me if you’re planning a trip, we have tons of advice for things to do in Phuket.  And our hotel…. was awesome (post to come soon)!  Get out and experience the world!

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