John Gray's Cave Canoeing Tour in Phang Nga Bay
21 Ratings
Phuket Town
Embark on a thrilling cave canoeing tour in Phang Nga Bay, discovering hidden lagoons and limestone caves. Learn about John Gray's discovery and enjoy a delicious Thai lunch and seafood buffet dinner.
Duration: 10 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • John Gray’s Sea Canoe - Enjoy an afternoon of sea cave exploring literally inside Phang Nga Bay’s marine geology, - including the caves and hidden lagoons John Gray found in 1989. Great nature and wildlife surrounds you.

Our World Famous Entry Trip starts mid-day to avoid the crowds, customized transfers included. Don’t eat lunch

  • we serve you on board of our comfortable support boat. After lunch, briefing and a raptor show, a professional guide paddles you through Phang Nga Bay’s
    Tidal Nape Sea Caves in our custom designed kayaks hand-made in Oregon by SOTAR, the World’s premier white water raft manufacturer. The unique experience is dramatic, but Caveman’s SOTAR custom kayaks are specially designed for your trip. We’ve never capsized, punctured or had an accident.

After a detailed briefing, your professional guide paddles you and your partner through
Tidal Nape Sea Caves literally inside Phang Nga Bay’s marine limestone karstic islands into
Hongs(Thai for

The hidden cliff-lined lagoons are populated with macaques, water monitors, kingfishers, mudskippers, egrets, Sea Eagles and Brahminy Kites.

We finish after dark by floating your own self-made flower
Kratong in a spiritual and spectacular Natural light show. Eating our delicious seafood-vegan buffet on the trip back, you return to the pier two hours after sunset.

What's Included
  • Guided canoe tour of Phang Nga Bay
  • Canoe, paddle, and life jacket provided
  • Complimentary soft drinks and water
  • Delicious Thai seafood buffet dinner
  • Light Thai buffet lunch served
  • Led by a professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Phuket included
  • All National Park fees covered
What's Not Included
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities
Additional Information

Discover the limestone caverns and secluded lagoons of Phang Nga Bay under the guidance of a knowledgeable guide and delve into their history, pioneered by John Gray in 1989. Enjoy a casual Thai-style lunch on board, guided tours through astounding caves and ‘hongs’ in specialized canoes, and an authentic Thai seafood spread during the sunset over Phang Nga Bay. This all-day tour presents an extraordinary experience.

  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children under 6 years are free (although very small children/infants not recommended due life-jacket size and canoeing)
  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place. Single traveler may book this product, but is subject to availability and cancellation if minimum number of people is not met on the activity day. (Alternative date or refund will be offered should this occur.).
  • Hotel pick up may be 30-90 minutes prior to tour Start time/Departure time (depending on hotel location)
  • If you have a heart condition, high blood pressure or congenital disease you should not participate.
  • Pregnant woman should carefully consider whether to participate.
  • If you have back, neck, lower back, joint, or muscular problems, you should carefully consider whether to participate.
  • Weather and sea conditions determine whether the tour operates.
  • The Company will not be held responsible for any changes made to the program due to the weather, tide level, sea conditions, accident, or any other reason that may modify the program. These changes are made for the safety and comfort of all guests and no refunds can be given. The Supplier reserves the right to cancel any trip in case of bad weather
  • Prior to commencement of tour, passenger may be required to sign to acknowledge participation in tour for legal/insurance purposes.
  • What to bring: towel, bathing clothes, dry & warm clothes for the way back, sunglasses and sun cream.
  • Dry-bags are provided, however, camera/phone is carried at passenger’s own risk.
John Gray's Sea Canoe
Cancellation Policy

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

Customer Ratings
(21 Ratings)
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Feb 5, 2024
Don’t miss this one! - Gorgeous scenery, friendly staff and guides, and fantastic abundant food. Smaller group with plenty of space on the boat so you could relax and not feel packed in. Was more personal experience this way. The guide takes you through the caves into beautiful lagoons. Stunning! We saw monkeys too. Flower ceremony at the end is magical. Don’t miss this tour!
Review provided by Viator
Jan 26, 2024
I was completely impressed with their professionalism. - I highly recommend this to everyone. Great experience 👍 and wonderful trip to explore one of the awe inspiring beauty of phuket
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Dec 23, 2023
Fantastic tour with knowledgeable guides fluent in English. - I would recommend this tour to anyone. Instead of island hopping for a day like most other tours, with this tour you only go to 2 islands. The time you spend at these two islands are high quality, longer in duration, informative and fun. This tour was also flexible with it's timings, rather than having to stick to a rigid schedule. We arrived a bit too early to enter the caves, so we hung around and did a different activity while we waited. The time we spent in the caves was not impacted negatively for this additional activity. The lunch and dinner provided was excellent. A huge variety to choose from, none of it was spicy and there was a pot of chillies provided for the more adventurous amongst us. A special thanks to Zack who answered our many questions on the local wildlife, vegetation and rock types and formations. The bioluminescence at the end of the day was a great finale, like swimming among the stars.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Nov 21, 2023
Great experience! - We had a great time on the Canoeing Tour in Phang Nga Bay! Everything was well run, the boat very clean and the food delicious! The tour guides were friendly, knowledgeable and I really appreciated the fact that the we had the same guide for the two of us throughout the entire trip. Also really liked the fact that they tried to minimise the environmental impact by using recycled glass bottles and all washable utensils.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Aug 10, 2023
Very well organized tour,... - Very well organized tour, food is abundant and delicious, guides are informative, scenery is stunningly beautiful
Review provided by Viator
Jun 19, 2023
Highly recommend - Such a great day out in the caves. Crew were amazing, food was brilliant, scenery spectacular! Sunny was our host and Term was our guide - both amazing.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Jan 31, 2023
Great day experience - From start to finish the entire experience was unforgettable.The food and staff were amazing. The beauty of the caves was spectacular
Review provided by Viator
Aug 22, 2022
Relaxing tour - Very friendly staff. They took very good care of us. Explained each site well with good geological knowledge . Even though my day had some rain, it didn’t affect the overall tour experience at all. Highly recommended.
Review provided by Viator
Jul 27, 2022
The Highlight of Phuket! - The tour was brilliant. If there is one thing you do in Phuket, it should be this. The lagoons were magical pieces of untouched scenery, with brilliant access to the wildlife including: birds, bats, fish, lizards and crabs. Travelling through the caves was relaxing and easy, being paddled along by a personal guide. Each boat of two people has their own guide, providing a really personalised and intimate experience. All of the guides and staff are incredibly friendly and positive, making sure that the day goes as well as possible for all involved. The vibe of the trip was completely positive, with them proud to show off the local nature. The food provided on the boat was incredibly tasty, having an ample lunch, dinner and snacks provided. With unlimited water as well, you were always catered for. The main boat, from which the canoes are launched at the various nature spots, have a covered floor and therefore you don’t get battered by the elements. All in all, incredibly beautiful, incredibly fun and incredibly well organised.
Review provided by Viator
Mar 4, 2020
An AMAZING day of adventure and fun - This day trip was an absolute highlight for us. It was incredible. The trip starts with a private car picking you up from your hotel, dropping you at a souvenir shop by the dock. Once everyone arrived we were split into 2 groups (40 in each) and driven to the boat. The boats were spacious and nice. We were given a run down on what we were to expect from the day by a fantastic, funny host. John Gray was on our boat, apparently he goes out most days. We were given a delicious lunch on the way to our first destination then given our own canoe ‘host’ (for lack of a better word). The hosts / staff were all very warm, kind, funny and a lot of fun. We just got to sit back and relax. Going through the caves and lagoons was breathtaking. Swimming in the water was gorgeous and the games we played were a blast. We felt like kids again. Dinner was also provided (so fresh, plentiful and delicious). We made the most beautiful floral arrangements and floated them in a cave. Everything about the trip was excellent. Wonderful for all ages (although I wouldn’t want to bring a toddler!). Thankyou so much John Gray for this absolute highlight of our trip.
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up to 15 guests
1 Adult
April 2024