Phang Nga Bay Self Paddle Sea Kayaking Tour - Kayaking to secluded beaches and amazing limestone islands
Level: very easy (suitable for first-timers
and beginners) This is a small group or private nature tour as
much as it is a paddling tour. Experienced paddlers are
welcome too. Note: The amount of paddling varies with
the group. We often do short open-water crossing between
islands. However, if they guest don't want this
experience, we can change it. The guides have the freedom to
modify the itinerary as needed.
Note: If you are limited for time, we offer a Phang Nga Bay Day Kayaking Trip.
Phang Nga Bay is the most popular sea kayaking tourist destinations in southern Thailand. Every day over a dozen canoeing tour companies and countless independent tour operators take tourists to a few well-known locations in Phang Nga Bay. The result is noisy, congested, and chaotic.
We avoid the popular "hongs", or inner island lagoons in some of the islands, and don't go to "James Bond Island". We avoid everywhere that others go.
This is a self paddle sea kayaking trip. Your guide does not paddle for you.
It is the quiet and solitude that we seek as individual paddlers.
This is what we offer our guests.
Kayaking at your own pace, you quickly learn the difference between White-belly Sea Eagles and Brahminy Kites (another large raptor). Other frequent sightings include Pacific Reef Egrets, a variety of Kingfishers, Little Herons, Frigate Birds, and Blue Rock Thrushes. Sometimes you catch sight of Oriental Pied Hornbills. They are commonly seen on Koh Yao Noi
You may come upon monitor lizards sunning on rocks, and perhaps see Crab-eating Macaques on the beach or moving in trees near the water. You might see Dusky langurs in trees high on a cliff face. Monkeys are fairly common in the bay.
There is also rare sightings of Dugong in Phang Nga Bay, and infrequent sightings of Dolphins as well.
You stay in bungalows on an island with a wonderful view of limestone karst formations.
To read more about the bungalows we use, check out our Bungalows page. Koh Yao Noi is the most culturally intact, laid back island in the region.
There is the option of staying at the village Homestay Project. There is no extra charge for this option. The locals have come up with a homestay program which we support and encourage you to join.
You can choose between two-day, three-day, four-day or a longer tour. Group size is two to eight people. Larger group bookings are available on request.
Discounts apply for group and family bookings. If your time is limited, we offer day trips in Phang Nga Bay.
These prices include: all transfers (airfare not included), all equipment, accommodations once on the trip, breakfast and lunch (dinner is not included), coffee, tea, and insurance. Alcohol, soft drinks, and fruit juices are not included. You have a longtail support boat for the duration of the adventure. You don't have to carry anything in your kayak except water and personal items.
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.
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