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James Bond Island & Koh Panyi Tour - Long Tail Boat in Phang Nga Bay

For a really unforgettable day out, check out this full-day James Bond by long-tail boat tour. You'll spend the day cruising around the beautiful waters of Phang Nga Bay in a traditional Thai long-tail boat, stopping past the popular James Bond Island that was featured in the world-famous Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun, and checking out Koh Panyi, the floating village. You'll also get to experience the Monkey Cave, home to an enormous Buddha statue, and as much swimming, and sunbathing as you can manage!
  • Departure: Phuket
  • Type:
  • Duration: Approximately 9 hours
  • Meeting time: Approximately 08:30
  • Meeting point: At your hotel lobby
Highlights
  • Tour James Bond Island
  • Ride on a long-tail boat
  • Check out the local fishing village
  • See the Suwankuha temple
  • Visit Khao- Ta-Lu- by canoe
Tour Options
Pick up
The pick-up time at your hotel varies based on your hotel location and traffic.A complementary round trip pick up and drop off service is available for hotel in Patong, Karon and Kata. If you are not sure where your hotel is please put exact name of your hotel and our team will get back to you with a suggestion.  Guests stay outside of these areas will be advised an additional surcharge subject to distance (if any). And this surcharge to pay on spot to a tour guide or driver.A rough additional surcharge for a round trip transfer service to pay on spot100 THB per person from Rawai, Naiharn & Tritrang. 250 THB per person from Surin, Bangtao & Panwa. 1400 THB per van from the Airport, Laguna, Layan, Naiyang & Mai Khao.
General
The itinerary might be subject to possibly change due to weather and local conditions without a notice in advance.
Thai Marine Park Fees
Please note that entrance to Marine Parks is subject to Marine Park fees, which are payable on the spot.
Includes
  • Vehicle
  • Driver
  • Gas
  • Entrance fee
  • Lunch
  • Guide (English)
  • Bottle of water
  • Insurance
Excludes
  • Tips
  • Towel
  • Other expense
  • Soap & Shampoo
  • National park fee

What are some of the best islands near Phuket? Ride a long-tail boat and snorkel at James Bond Island, Koh Tapu & Koh Panyi

If you want to visit one of the most internationally recognised islands throughout the world, then this full day tour around Phang Nga Bay should be first on your To Do list. The main attraction is James Bond Island, also known as Koh Tapu, memorable due to its appearance in the successful 1974 James Bond movie The Man with the Golden Gun. This famous bay, with its distinctive sheer cliffs and clear green water, is an incredible beach destination. The tour is conducted entirely on a traditional long-tail boat, known in Thailand as ‘rua hang yao’. As these boats are specifically designed to make their way through narrow spaces, it enables you to get right up close to the surrounding scenery, such as dense mangrove forests, intricate rock formations and a wealth of fresh vegetation. You might even spot an eagle soaring through the sky, so keep an eye out.The James Bond tour also sails through Koh Panyi, an amazing fishing village that ‘floats’ on top of the water. This fascinating community is built entirely on stilts, and consists of houses, a school, a Mosque, a health centre, souvenir shops and even a floating football pitch! A delicious lunch is served here, after which you're free to explore this amazing village, swim around the waters or do some sunbathing. The tour takes you to Suwankuha Temple, also known as the Monkey Cave, as thousands of monkeys have made it their home.This temple is home to a number of Buddha images, the most well-known being an enormous, reclining Buddha statue. It’s said to be good luck to light some incense and say a small prayer, and it’s also a great spot to take some unforgettable photos. 
Travel Reviews
flag/aus.svgSandy George
07/16/2018
Wonderful day trip that makes me fall in love with Phuket"James Bond island look so unique. Our tour guide speaks very good English, and very friendly. It shows us wonderful islands around Phuket. Much recommended!"
flag/aus.svgSandy George
07/16/2018
Wonderful day trip that makes me fall in love with Phuket"James Bond island look so unique. Our tour guide speaks very good English, and very freindly. It shows us wonderful islands around Phuket. Much recommended!"
flag/aus.svgSandy George
07/16/2018
Wonderful day trip that makes me fall in love with Phuket"James Bond island look so unique. Our tour guide speaks very good English, and very friendly. It shows us wonderful islands around Phuket. Much recommended!"