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Phuket: James Bond Island by Longtail Boat Small Group Tour

1. Phuket: James Bond Island by Longtail Boat Small Group Tour

Paddle a canoe and ride a longtail boat on this multi-stop adventure tour from Phuket with private and shared options. Taste local food, explore Talu Cave, and visit James Bond Island to see the majestic limestone karsts made famous by the 1974 James Bond movie, “The Man with the Golden Gun.” After pickup from your hotel in Phuket, head straight to the first stop of the day, Wat Suwan Khuha, also known as the Monkey Cave, because of the cheeky primates living in the temple complex. Descend into the cave temple and look at the statues and carvings before making your way to the pier. Next, board a longtail boat and sail to the second stop, Panyee Island, also known as the Floating Village. Built on stilts by the local fishermen, the island has been inhabited since the 18th century. Explore the village, taking in local life, before having lunch at a restaurant in the village. After stuffing your belly with delicious local fare, board the boat again to make your way to Talu Cave. Enjoy some free time to canoe in the beautiful blue water. Explore the cave area, where you will find incredible stalactites and stalagmites and unusually shaped rock formations. Then, continue to the day’s main attraction, James Bond Island. Stop at the perfect viewpoint to see the breathtaking 20-meter rock formation, a solitary cliff surrounded by turquoise waters and cliffs. Admire the unforgettable picturesque scenery before starting the journey back to Phuket. Want to travel in comfort and in style? You can choose to upgrade your transportation to our premium options. This includes a superior and comfortable SUV instead of the usual van as well as a luxury long-tail boat, which is more spacious and comfortable. You’ll also get free snacks, cool towels, and access to a speaker at your disposal. Enjoy a low-impact way of exploring. On this tour, you explore sustainable experiences that prioritize providing water in glass bottles and offsetting carbon emissions in every tour, reducing your environmental impact and carbon footprint.

Phang Nga Bay: Early Bird James Bond & Beyond Tour

2. Phang Nga Bay: Early Bird James Bond & Beyond Tour

Admire the Karst rock formations, mangroves and caves in Phang Nga Bay on this day trip with pickup and drop-off in Phuket or Khao Lak. Beat the heat and crowds with an early bird trip to the stunning James Bond Island.  Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Phuket or Khao Lak. Relax aboard an air-conditioned van and transfer to a comfortable speedboat. Make your first stop at James Bond Island, then go canoeing at a private canoe area.  Explore the depths of the area's caves and glide through the mangrove-lined waterways. Visit the famous floating village of Panyee and enjoy a beach break where you can cool-off with a dip into the tranquil blue waters at Kudu or Nok Island. Savor a local flavors with lunch on Koh Yao island in a setting between rubber plantations, coconut trees, and pineapples bushes. Return to you accommodation in Phuket or Khao Lak at the end of your tour. 

From Phuket: James Bond and Phang Nga Bay Tour by Speedboat

3. From Phuket: James Bond and Phang Nga Bay Tour by Speedboat

Explore by speedboat and canoe on a day trip from Phuket to James Bond Island and Phang Nga Bay, where nature meets cinema. Venture through Panak Island's caves and swim around the clear waters of Naka Island. Unwind with an onboard buffet lunch and drinks. After pickup, your day begins with a journey to the famed James Bond Island, a naturally sculpted marvel towering from the sea. Nearby lies the floating village of Panyee Island, a vibrant hub where culture and scenic vistas meld beautifully. Soak in the natural beauty as you canoe through the captivating caves of Panak Island and witness the unique ecosystem of Hong Island. Midway, savor a buffet lunch amidst the picturesque backdrop of Panyee Island, giving you a glimpse into the local culture. As the day nears its end, immerse yourself in the crystalline waters around Naka Island with invigorating swimming and canoeing activities. Culminate your day with a return speedboat ride to the pier, followed by a return transfer to your hotel transfer.

From Phuket: James Bond Island Excursion by Longtail Boat

4. From Phuket: James Bond Island Excursion by Longtail Boat

First, you will get picked up from your hotel. Start this full-day tour visiting the famous Monkey Cave of Wat Suwan Kuha. Discover the many interconnected caves in the mountain and admire the gold reclining Buddha inside of the cave and explore the temple. Then, jump on the long-tail boat and explore the magical mangrove forest of Ao Phang Nga National Park. Stop at Pan Yee Island which is a local muslim fishing village, where about 1600 people permanently live. Pan yee island is mostly made up of huge vertical limestone cliffs, and all houses and huts are built on stilts over the surrounding shallow sea! Here you will also enjoy a tasty lunch. Next up we will take you to the activity spot that you all have been waiting for, James Bond Island, the island that became famous from the James Bond movie "The Man with the Golden Gun." You will be dropped off at Khao Phing Kan Island, where you can watch the famous James Bond limestone rock, standing tall in the waters! Explore the islands and take some photos at the iconic limestone formations that rise dramatically from the waters! Then, experience the area’s beauty by sea canoe, paddling around Talu Island before returning to the pier. Your expert guide will paddle the canoe for you, as the waters in this area can be difficult for paddling. 

From Phuket: James Bond & Phang Nga Bay Tour by Longtail

5. From Phuket: James Bond & Phang Nga Bay Tour by Longtail

Step into the enchanting world of Phang Nga Bay, where nature's wonders seamlessly blend with cinematic charm. Explore the iconic James Bond Island, immortalized by its role in "The Man with the Golden Gun", surrounded by limestone cliffs that emerge majestically from serene waters. Begin your adventure with a convenient hotel pick-up in an air-conditioned van, transporting you to Phang Nga Province. Dive into the spiritual aura of the Suwankuha Temple, locally revered as the "Monkey Cave Temple". Set sail aboard a traditional Longtail Boat through Phang Nga Bay National Park, soaking in the views. Experience the rhythms of daily life at Koh Panyee's Muslim fishing village, followed by a delectable local meal. Admire the cinematic allure of James Bond Island and the serene canoeing experiences at Talu Island punctuate your journey. Relax and reminisce during a smooth drive back to your hotel as your day draws to a close. Immerse yourself in a tour that weaves natural beauty, cultural richness, and film nostalgia into a tale perfect for families, couples, and solo travelers.

Krabi: Premium James Bond Island Speedboat & Canoe Trip

6. Krabi: Premium James Bond Island Speedboat & Canoe Trip

Depart from Klong Muang pier to Ko Yao Noi pier. Start at Panak Island exploring inside the mangrove cave where you can walk inside when the water is low tide. Visit Koh Ping Gan and Ko Tapu, better known as James Bond Island, after it was featured in the 007 movie The Man with the Golden Gun. Enjoy a moment to take gorgeous photos. Depart to Tham Lod cave and the village of Koh Payee. Explore the sea caves in Ko Hong of Phang Nga Bay. Cruise past Ko Nom Sao, two small islands of similar appearance located close to each other. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch at a restaurant at Koh Payee before exploring the village.  End the day with some relaxing and swimming in the bay before being transferred back to the pier and to your hotel.

James Bond Island: Sightseeing Tour by Longtail Boat & Kayak

7. James Bond Island: Sightseeing Tour by Longtail Boat & Kayak

Following a pickup service from your hotel in Krabi, transfer to Phang Nga Bay by air-conditioned minivan to discover the famous filming locations of “The Man With the Golden Gun” in Phang Nga Bay. Climb aboard a traditional longtail boat at Tadan Pier near Phang Nga Town and voyage over to James Bond Island. Phang Nga Bay became known through its starring role in the James Bond movie and is distinctive with its sheer limestone cliffs that jut vertically out of the crystal emerald-green water. See the famous Khao Phing Kan, a very high-leaning rock with tiny caves, where you can find stalls selling souvenirs mostly made from beautiful shells and wood. Walk around James Bond Island and take a photo of the 20-meter-tall Koh Tapu, also known as Nail Island or Spike Island. Continue to Thalu Island, where you can take a guided kayak tour along the mangrove river, the giant stalactite caves, and the limestone cliffs. Stop for lunch in Panyee floating village. The natural island of Panyee is a towering vertical mass of limestone. Nearly all of the village sits atop a huge network of stilts that clings to the edge of the island’s coastline and stretches out over the sea in a maze of raised platforms and walkways. Cruise back to the pier and make a last stop at Wat Suwan Kuha Temple, also known as Monkey Cave, and at Raman Waterfalls. Here you can take a swim and relax with an abundance of flora and fauna such as monkeys, deer, squirrels, and birds. Conclude your tour with a relaxing ride back to your hotel.

Phang Nga Bay: Longtail Boat Sightseeing Tour

8. Phang Nga Bay: Longtail Boat Sightseeing Tour

Explore the famous Phang Nga Bay in an authentic Thai longtail boat. Catch a perfect view of the region's limestone and see Ko Tapu, the James Bond Rock. Take a canoe ride to lay back and enjoy nature. Eat lunch in Koh Panyee, a sea gypsy village built overtop the water. View the fascinating landscape of the Andaman Coastline, full of substantial green mangrove forests that are habitat many animals such as lizards, snakes, monkeys, and a variety of birds. Get close to pillar-Esque limestone towers that protrude out of the blue waters. Arrive near the world-famous James Bond Island, made known for the filming of "The Man with the Golden Gun" starring Roger Moore. Spot Ko Tapu, the James Bond Rock, and take a picture of yourself as the classic 007 character. Jump into a canoe, lay back, and enjoy while your guide paddles for you. Get right next to stone formations that are hundreds of years old, caves, and majestic mangroves. Discover the village of Koh Panyee and learn of the lifestyle of the sea nomads that live there. Enjoy a traditionally made Thai lunch and take a short walk through the village to learn about the culture of the inhabitants. Find a souvenir or two to remember your experience or share it with a friend. Visit a local temple on the way back with a chance to see wild monkeys.

Khao Lak: Guided ATV Tour with Lampi Waterfall Swim

9. Khao Lak: Guided ATV Tour with Lampi Waterfall Swim

Get picked up from your hotel from Khao Lak by air-con vehicle. Arrive at the ATV camp, our crew gives quad bike orientation and set off on an adventurous ride along greenery scenery, muddy and sandy trails (1 hour), and crossing a small river. After that, we will visit the biggest waterfall in the area "Lampi Waterfall". Get freshened up and enjoy the rainforest surroundings. This tour is available in the morning and afternoon.

Phuket: James Bond Island Day Trip by Speedboat and Canoe

10. Phuket: James Bond Island Day Trip by Speedboat and Canoe

Following a pickup from your hotel in Phuket, climb aboard a speedboat and cruise around the limestone outcrops of Phang Nga Bay.  Speed across the waves of the Andaman Sea en route to the islets of Koh Ping Gan and Koh Tapu, better known as James Bond Island after they were featured in the 007 movie "The Man with the Golden Gun." Explore the hidden caves and emerald lagoons by canoe, and step back into the prehistoric world at a landscape formed over many thousands of years. Follow your guide to the very best locations, depending on the tide. Visit the village of Koh Payee built on stilts hundreds of years ago. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch of typical Thai food and get the chance to interact with the locals with the help of your guide. Get a taste of paradise and go for a swim around Naka Island or Rang Island before the end of your tour.

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4.3 / 5

based on 746 reviews

Very, very nice tour. The stops were sufficiently long and varied. Very well and lovingly organized with lots of information about the places. I have already recommended you :)

Fun guide, the English pronunciation was just a bit difficult to understand at times. Otherwise the tour was great and I would always recommend it.

My trip was amazing and our tour guide happy was a really friendly and good man and made the experience great !!!!!

Guys, definitely don't get there after 11 a.m.! totally overcrowded between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.!!

It was a lovely little trip with our awesome guide Tony ! Had the best time.