John Gray's Hong by Starlight: Sea Cave Kayaking and Loy Krathong Floating in Phang Nga Bay
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1,038 Ratings
Tambon Pa Klok
Embark on an exciting sea cave kayaking adventure in Phang Nga Bay, discover hidden lagoons, and enjoy a Thai seafood buffet. End the day with a mesmerizing Loy Krathong ceremony.
Duration: 10 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
What's Included
  • Basic accident insurance
  • Life jacket
  • Professional and experienced English speaking guide
  • National Park entrance fee
  • Kayak equipment including a dry bag
  • Hotel round-trip transfer on the entire Phuket island including airport pick-up and drop-off service
  • Lunch, dinner, bottled water, herbal tea & seasonal fruits
  • Caveman’s SOTAR sea kayaks
What's Not Included
  • Hotel pickup from remote locations in Phang Nga, or from private villas/rentals
Additional Information

Experience a day of ocean cavern exploration at Phang Nga Bay, featuring the rock formations and secluded lagoon landscapes uncovered by John Gray in 1989. Anticipate an exceptional journey through nature and wildlife with a knowledgeable guide, and savor the top-tier Thai marine cuisine buffet during your vacation on the comfortably-appointed escort boat. Conclude your journey at nightfall by releasing your personally-assembled floral “Kratong” in an enchanting and spiritual illumination display.

  • The tour program is subject to change due to weather & sea conditions
Location
Ao Por Pier
Meet at Ao Po Pier in the north-east of Phuket. The exact meeting time will be confirmed by email after you have made the booking.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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Cindy_r
Mar 29, 2024
The best tour in Phuket - This was by far the most enjoyable tour in Thailand for me and my friend. Our guide Center was very friendly and made the experience more enjoyable. He spoke fluent English so it was very easy to communicate with him. We were able to share some life stories and he even rapped his favorite song for us! He is the youngest out of all the staff but he was very reliable and took great care of us and considering he's fairly new to the team, he is already so experienced and knowledgeable! The team at John Gray are such genuine people. I have never seen a group more hospitable and approachable. More than the sights and views, the team definitely made the experience more memorable! They were very funny and made the atmosphere light and fun. Everything from the staff, the food, and the tour itself was exceptional!
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Sharon_g
Mar 28, 2024
Best experience in Thailand!! - Absolutely best experience yet on any of our world travels! Kayaking into the caves to discover the mangrove trees within was amazing. Making the Krathongs and watching them all lit up on the water after sunset was truly magical. The food was delicious. The people were wonderful, especially Sammy and Kay- our guides. We couldn’t have asked for a more unique or enjoyable day. Everything about it was 5 out of 5 stars. Do not miss this opportunity of a lifetime!
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Riyaz_h
Mar 28, 2024
Excellent trip - Canoeing through the caves, food was great, the scenery was breathtaking. Staff were warm and helpful.
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Riyazhasham
Mar 28, 2024
Excellent - It was a wonderful experience. Staff was warm and friendly, lots of good food and the highlight was the canoe trips in the caves and lagoons
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Karina_l
Mar 25, 2024
We had the best guide Term! Highly recommended! - Our guide Term was simply the best. He is very knowledgable, friendly and goes the extra mile to make our trip memorable. He is constantly bringing us to the best spots and helping us take photos and videos, educating us on the various landmarks and things to look out for. He is also very attentive and keeps us safe. Term patiently guided us on how to hand decorate the flowers with banana husk for the evening canoe activity. In summary, Term is by far my best guide for all my trips. He exceeds all my expectations and sets the benchmark high for adventure guides. You can request for him. Just mention his name in your booking remarks. He is highly recommended! Thank you Term. Keep up the excellent work. We will be back again!
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Lori_g
Mar 25, 2024
Simply amazing - This excursion was simply amazing. This company does a great job with all the logistics and keeps you well informed. From pick up to drop off everything couldn’t have gone better. The crew on board was fun and entertaining. Our guide Chief was a lot of fun with each stop we had along the way and very knowledgable. The creation of the Krathong was such a fun experience to learn about the culture. From monkeys, canoeing, krathong and bioluminescent plankton. We loved every minute.
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Greg_p
Mar 24, 2024
Great Staff, Great Adventure! - The entire experience was awesome. Food was very good and plentiful. We especially enjoyed the bioluminescent waters and the bats hanging from the cave ceiling, Staff was very helpful.
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Kathy_f
Mar 23, 2024
Highly recommend - The most impressive part of this trip was actually going in the caves and coming out on the other side to such incredible beauty. Words just really can’t describe it. The guides were so fun and knowledgeable. It was also fun to learn the history of the krathong release and getting to do it ourselves. The food was exceptional as well. We loved everything about this trip! Highly recommend. 😁
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Shiny_y
Mar 23, 2024
Magical experience - If you get the chance to take this excursion, DO IT! Being paddled through sea caves, seeing areas of nature that are untouched by human influence, these are experiences you can't get anywhere else. Our kayak guide Saman was excellent and very knowledgeable and friendly! Excellent fresh-cooked food while on the boat, some of the best food we had in Phuket. We personally did not enjoy Phuket but this excursion was the biggest highlight from the Phuket leg of our trip.
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Nwlgraham
Mar 22, 2024
Wow! What an amazing experience. - It was beautifully organised from start to finish. Collected from hotel and brought to the meeting point where we were organised into smaller groups . There was a fun truck ride to the port and then we boarded the boat which was very spacious. The group of tourists was small enough to be fun rather than a scrum and everyone had plenty of space . The canoe experience was out of this world and my husband and I had the lovely guide Bao. Who was knowledgeable and charming . We felt totally safe and were given clear instructions to make sure we knew how to get on and off the canoe . This is probably one of the best tours I have ever done . It is also wonderful because they support the local fisherman . Pleeeease!!!!! take some cash to tip them at the end because they really deserve it !!! Finally the food was absolutely delicious . Thanks guys for a memorable adventure 🙏💗
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