In Short:

The Phang Nga Bay cruise takes you to three memorable locations across the bay enthralling you with views of the sea, islands, and the sun. It is far more rewarding than the standard bust-boat tour.

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Best For: Anyone looking for a relaxed evening.
Cost: 2500 THB (Rs 5800 or US$ 81)
Marine Park Fee Included/Excluded: Excluded
Tour Duration: 6 hours
Top Attractions: Swimming, James Bond Island, Floating fishing village or Panyee Village, Ko Lawa

What’s So Awesome About It

The Phang Nga Bay cruise starts on a small boat that takes you to into the sea towards the long-tail boat. Once on the traditional Thai boat, the sails are up and the entire scene looks and feels magnificent. The sunset itself is breathtaking like a picture postcard. The guides on board the boat are very informative and are well versed in many languages. The cruise makes a stop at the picturesque limestone James Bond Island. You can even swim for a bit here, weather permitting.

James Bond Island is a famous landmark since its appearance in the James Bond movie ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’.

En route, you’ll see many boats zipping along the sea making their way to and from the island.

From here, you will visit the Panyee village- a fishing village that is notable because it is built on stilts. You can enjoy a hearty dinner on the boat itself, which comprises of scrumptious Thai food options. By this time it will be late evening as you reach the port. It is said that the village was built almost 200 years ago by local nomadic Malay fisherman.

What’s The Catch

If you are expecting a flurry of activities, then you should be aware that the cruise may seem very slow as it moves along the bay at a slower pace. During the low season, it may rain unexpectedly, making your cruise end earlier than expected.

What Are All Included In The Tour

  • Dinner on board the boat
  • Round-trip transfer between the hotels in Phuket

Pro Tip

Book your tickets early on during your vacation as the boats have a capacity of only about 15 people and especially the sunset cruise tends to get fully booked quickly. Water and soft drinks are available on the boat at no extra cost, so no need to carry those.

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