Phang Nga Bay Self Paddle Kayaking Day Trip
Explore Phang Nga Bay's world-famous islands, caves, and mangrove forests in a way that is completely different from other tour operators. Our goal is for you to see the bay without seeing other visitors and to do it in proper sit-inside touring kayaks instead of on a sluggish sit-on-top or inflatable boat.
Unlike most other tour operators, YOU get to self paddle your kayak. You don't have a guide paddle for you. You get to paddle a proper sit-inside kayak instead of a sluggish sit-on-top canoe.
Luckily, everyone else goes to the northwest corner of the bay or the southern regions, we go to the northeast corner. It is just as beautiful and has just as much to offer. There are rock spires that look just like the famous rock at James Bond Island. You can see it without being surrounded by other visitors.
Please note: We do not visit James Bond Island, Koh Panyee (floating fishing village), or offer half-day or sunset trips.
Our day trip is designed for first-timers and beginners. If you're an active person, you can do this. Experienced paddlers are welcomed too.
Guides are certified to international safety standards instead of local hospitals. See proof of safety certification.
Phang Nga Bay Itinerary
We usually go to visit the hong in Koh Roi (a hong is a hidden inner island lagoon), Koh Kudu Noi and Koh Kudu Yai when we do day trips. Sometimes we also visit Koh Batang. See a map of Phang Nga Bay at the bottom of this page.
There are nice cliffs on the Kudu islands as well as some small secluded beaches. Potential wildlife sightings include Brahminy Kites (raptors), White-bellied Sea Eagles, Long-tail Macaques (monkeys), Brown-winged Kingfishers, Collared Kingfishers and Water Monitor Lizards. Ko Batang offers more exciting cliffs and there is one lovely beach on the west side of the island.
In the interest of being more environmentally friendly, we utilize the public ferry from Phuket to get to Koh Yao Noi. Once on the island, our private longtail support boat escorts you to the various islands.
Phang Nga Bay Image Gallery
View our Image Gallery of photos taken on some of our Phang Nga Bay day tours.Tour Price
Our unique (non-mass tourism) one-day trip costs 4,300 Baht per person and includes transfers from anywhere in Phuket, all equipment, lunch, snacks, and insurance. Family discounts and group discounts are available. The pick up time depends on where you're staying on Phuket, but it's generally between 7:15 - 7:30 AM. Breakfast is not included.
You'll be back at your accommodations between 5:00 - 5:30 PM.What to Bring
If you have more time, you can participate in our multi-day Phang Nga Bay tours.
We also offer mountain biking trips on Koh Yao Noi in the bay.Lunch is always a treat
We serve a variety of Thai dishes. The degree of spice is up to you.
If you want to try the 'real deal', then that's what you'll get. Vegetarian and pure vegan food is also available.
If you are a vegetarian, please let us know which type. In other words, do you eat eggs, fish sauce, oyster sauce, etc?
We use reusable plastic boxes so as to not generate trash. A locally-owned family restaurant on Koh Yao Noi prepares our lunches.
Everything that they make is delicious, especially when served on a secluded beach in Phang Nga Bay.
The chicken we serve is free range and the seafood comes from the local island fishermen, not from big commercial operators.
Read the many wonderful comments about our self paddle kayaking trip on our Trip Advisor page.
Certification in Paddlesports and First Aid
Dave is a British Canoe Union Level 2 Coach (trained to Level 3) and is the most experienced paddler in all of Southern Thailand.
Dave is an Emergency First Response Instructor and a certified rescue technician through the Rescue 3 International organization. Dave is also a certified Life Guard through the British Canoe Union. View certifications. Paddle Asia guides are EFR certified in CPR, First Aid, and basic life guard training.
Here is a map of Phang Nga Bay showing you the relationship between where we start, where we go and the surrounding area. We use a speedboat ferry to get to Koh Yao Noi. We switch to a private longtail to start the adventure.
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