Phang Nga Bay Starlight by John Gray Sea Canoe
“Hong by Starlight” – Day Trip
The name of this tour is called HONG by Starlight. “HONG” (Room in Thai) is an open air sea cave surrounded by high vertical limestones walls, and Starlight refers to a ritual made at the end of the day in the dark caves of PHANG NGA Bay.
Chance to explore PHANG NGA Bay's gorgeous caves by canoe
Opportunity to see wildlife including monkeys & kingfishers
Undisturbed & breathtaking view of the sunset from your boat
Delicious Thai lunch & dinner to refuel & fill you up
Leisure cruise along the waters of PHANG NGA in modern boatItinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this productStop At:
Phang Nga Bay., Ao Phang Nga National Park Thailand
11.30 – 12.30 Hotel Pick-up
12.00 – 13.00 Arrive Ao Po, Board our modern Twin-engine escort boat, Thai style light lunch, trip and Nature Game briefing
14.30 Arrive first island and explore 1-2 caves and hongs
15.30 Return to the escort boat and move to the second island
16.00 Explore two more caves and hongs
18.00 Thai seafood buffet dinner during Phang Nga Bay Sunset
19.00 Return to your kayak after dark to float your Loi Kratong
20.00 Depart for Ao Po.
21.00 Arrive Ao Po and transfer to your mini-van.
21.30-22.00 Drop off at your hotel. End of JGSC service.
. *This program is subject to change without prior notice according to the weather and sea conditions.
Duration: 8 hoursStop At:
Hongs of Phang Nga, Ao Phang Nga National Park Thailand
A "hong" – the Thai word for “room” – is actually a collapsed cave systems in the interior of each island in Phang Nga Bay, only accessed by tough, purpose-designed inflatable canoes through sea caves at low tide. Open to the sky and filled with jungle flora and fauna, the hongs conceal a unique eco-system with monkeys, birds, fish and complete quiet, except for the twittering of birds. Local operators have so far gained access to dozens of hongs between Phang Nga and Krabi to the south, which you can visit and enjoy on a Phuket kayaking trip. Each hong tends to have its own distinct character, and it's easy to spend days, even a week, visiting island after island.
Duration: 45 minutesStop At:
Koh Panak Cave, Ao Phang Nga National Park Thailand
Loy Krathong Day is one of the most popular festivals of Thailand celebrated annually on the Full-Moon Day of the Twelfth Lunar Month. It takes place at a time when the weather is fine as the rainy season is over and there is a high water level all over the country.
The word “Loy” means “to float”, and “Krathong” means lotus-shaped vessel made of banana leaves. Loy Krathong is, therefore the floating of an illuminated leaf bowl. But nowadays some krathongs are made of coloured paper. A krathong usually contains a candle, three joss sticks, some flowers and coins.
The history of Loy Krathong Festival is slightly obscure. First, it is to ask for apology from the water goddess for having used and sometimes made rivers and canals dirty. Second, it is to offer flowers, candles and joss sticks as a tribute to the footprint of Lord Buddha on the sandy beach of the Nammatha River in India. Third, it is to show gratitude to the Phra Mae Kong Ka or Mother of Water. Fourth, it is to wash away the previous year’s misfortunes.
Duration: 1 hour
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Children between 0-6 years old are free of charge"
"Children between 7-12 years old are child price"
"Extra charge Pickup Khaolak area ฿500 / Pax"
"If you are pregnant or have back, neck, joint or muscular problems, you should carefully consider whether or not to participate."
"You do not need previous kayaking experience."
"Get picked up from your hotel in Phuket located near the main road. If you are staying on the hill or at a private villa or airbnb, you have to come to a nearby hotel. The exact pick-up time will be confirmed by email after you have made the booking."
"This activity is not wheelchair accessible."
"Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby or designated pick-up location 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time."
"Weather and sea conditions determine whether the tour operates."
"Near public transportation"
"Infant seats available"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers"
Duration: 8 To 9 Hours
Traveler pickup is offered
Your Hotel time 11.30 - 11.50 am
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.