Overnight Self Paddle Sea Canoe Trip

Phang Nga Bay - Sea canoe

Phang Nga bay has to be one of the most stunningly visual places to visit not only in Thailand but in the world. With its huge limestone islands and formations rising from the sea the scenery is breathtaking. Many persons visiting Phuket opt to visit the infamous James bond Island, famous from the film "The Man With The Golden Gun". However, due to its popularity this particular area of Phang Nga Bay gets very over-crowded with tourists.

Our preferred option would be a sea canoe trip visiting the "Hongs" of Phang Nga Bay by sea canoe. "Hong" in Thai literally means "room" and these formations are called "Hongs" because you can enter through low caves from the outside and find yourself exiting an opening in the middle of the island to enter an open room with lush tropical foliage and a mix of local wildlife.

Self Paddle

Phang Nga Bay - Overnight camping

As well as experiencing the excellent Hong By Starlight day tour, this trip gives you the opportunity to continue on at the end of the day with some overnight camping under the stars followed by the chance to paddle yourself around the following day. Although self-paddling you will have a guide to accompany you throughout the experience.

Day One

For the self paddle trip, join the Hong By Starlight trip to get out to Phang Nga Bay where you are shown the caves and hongs from the safety and comfort of a SOTAR inflatable caving kayaks. Then enjoy a hot Thai seafood buffet and Loi Krathong ceremony before camping on a remote tropical beach with a great view of Phang Nga Bay.

Day Two

Phang Nga Bay - Overnight camping

On the second day you paddle from camp on your own through the Bay in either a single or Cabo double Ocean Kayaks. Paddle to a nearby village and then hitch-hike a lift back with the Starlight trip including a transfer to your hotel.


All times are approximate and subject to tide times.

Day One

Mid-Day Hotel Pick-Up (Starlight Trip)
Afternoon Join our Hong by Starlight trip for a quiet afternoon exploring Phang Nga's caves and hongs. After a spectacular Thai seafood sunset buffet dinner on board and the Hong by Starlight ceremony, we deposit you at your campsite with guide, kayaks and camping gear. You help make camp and enjoy the campfire and stars.

Day Two

06:00 Sunrise over Krabi
07:00-07:30 Full Breakfast with fresh brewed coffee, gourmet breadbasket, muesli and fruit. Egg dishes or traditional Thai breakfast by request only.
Break camp and pack kayaks expedition style.
08:30-10:00 Phang Nga Bay morning paddle.
10:00-10:30 Snack break
10:30-13:00 Mangrove paddle
13:00-13:30 Traditional Thai picnic lunch, Farang style - a cultural experience
13:30-16:30 Continue to circumnavigate the Bay. Explore complicated limestone islands.
17:00-17:30 Paddle to our Starlight Trip escort boat
17:30-19:30 Self-paddle, dinner and Loi Kratong with Starlight trip
20:30 Arrive Ao Po and transfer to hotel.


Minimum of 2 persons.


Phang Nga Bay route map


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