Kayaking day trip
Phang Nga Bay Kayaking day trip
Dear visitor, we appreciate that you chose Phuket "OK" tour to make this unique day trip, who surely is one of the biggest high lights during your stay on Phuket Island.
Phang-Nga Bay belong to the Andaman Sea who in turn belongs to the mightily Indian Ocean. Ao Phang-Nga( Ao=Thai language for Bay) has a surface of about 400 km2 and is, thanks to the heaven , since already 16 years a Thai National Marine Park. So by this no hotels, no resorts, no bars and no boutiques, no mass tourism. Only pure nature at its best!
In the bay one will find 42 island and islets. To visit them all has no sense; all are beautiful but only are few and real spectacular because of their shape, the outside stalactites their fantastic caves and lagoons with mangrove inside.
The islands in this amazing bay, which you always see by flying in or by take off from the International Airport of Phuket, are a real non-classified world-wonder. Such a landscape you only can admire at Phang-Nga Bay (the most beautiful), Krabi and Surat Thani provinces in Thailand, Guilin in Southern China, Halong Bay (near Da Nang) in Vietnam, Vieng Vang in Laos and Sarawak on the island of Borneo.
All these are the remnants of an ancient coral reef system that once stretched out across the shallow seas of south East Asia during the Permian Period (appr. 250 million years ago).
These remnants, the islands, that you have seen today are called “karsts”. Vegetation on this marvelous limestone karsts must be able to withstand desiccation during dry season, almost a complete lack of soil and severe exposure to the elements. Animals too, need special adaptation to live in such a hostile environment.
Rainforests over here, as well as the unique limestone formations we are talking about, are technically “”tropical evergreen forests”, a remnant of a 160 million years old forest Eco-system that is much older than the Amazon in Southern America or the rainforests of Central Africa.
Hong & Lagoons
“HONG” Is the Thai word for Room. These hones are inland open-air tidal lagoons surrounded by sheer cliffs up to 1000 feet high. The only way in-out through the tidal window on the certain days. These windows may only be open for 15-20 minutes a day.
“Window” Is the name we give to a cave that on high tide is under water and not visible. On low tide the cave is dry exposing razor sharp rocks or deep mud. Only when the water is at the certain level.
We can paddle the sea kayak through the tidal cave or window, entering in to lost world called “Hong”
“Sea Cave” The sea caves were the effected of the water erosion. The water erosion had a great effect on the bay’s islands.
But it is the rain water that had the most devastating effect. Fresh water pools on the top of the islands until it finds a crack and water works it’s way down into the rock eventually this crack grows into cave.
Limestone is calcium carbonate, which is generally white. Over millions of years, the skeletons from a constant rain of marine organisms, plus the chemical precipitation of yet more calcium carbonate build thick layers of sediment. Eventually, the heat and pressure of their own weight turn these strata, hundreds of meters thick, to stone.
Daily Program Start 10.00 a.m.
To enter the sea caves ( the “Hong”) is one of the most beautiful experiences you can imagine. An untouched world, created by nature through million of years
We take priority in keeping “the Hong” as we found them. We want our children to be able to enjoy them too. And of course, they are basis of our business as well
Phuket "OK" Tour is a registered tour operator with the Tourism Authority of Thailand license No. 32 / 00875.
Hold full public liability cover with the Chartis Insurance.
For this trip;
- Limit the number of tourists we take to Hongs
- Use only fully educated guides, approved by The Tourism Authority of Thailand
- Employ local people with deep knowledge and understanding of the sea.
- Make sure to remind our guests of the golden rules of the nature’s vistor
- Don’t touch anything
- Don’t take anything
- Don’t leave anything
Phang Nga bay Kayaking day trip itinerary:
Note **** each day changes slightly due the sea tides.
Hotel pick-up by the A/C minibus or bus
Arrive at Ao por pier, north east of Phuket, Once on the boat, please don’t argue about putting on the life preservers; it’s apparently required by law and the crew will be monitored by officials while at or near the pier. Depart for The National Park Phang Nga Bay,,fun , safety presentation. Inflatable canoes designed for 3 people: the guide, who does all the paddling, sits in the back, with 2 guests in front.. 3G/4G coverage in most of the bay.
Cruise to the beach, There will be plenty of drinking water and snacks. This is also a good time to apply that sunscreen. Also a good time to get your “sea legs”, practice walking on the boat This was an opportunity to take out the canoes and paddle for ourselves, or simply to swim on the beach for a bit.
Arrive Phang-Nga Bay, Paddle and explore the 2 most famous Islands (Panak Island), enter caves 20-150 m. (dark, long) navigate you through the caves and to the lagoons, show you the monkeys, bats, walking fish, and notable rock formations.
Buffet Lunch served on board included a variety of Thai options and fresh fruit but nothing too spicy, our trip included a drive-by of the iconic James Bond Island, stopping several minutes for a photo opportunity (No visiting due to it ‘s always very crowded)
Arrive to Hong Island , the most popular island is a circle of rocks in to the sea surrounding the lagoon. There are also BBQ Chickens served on the final trip back to the pier.
Arrival Ao por pier and transfer to hotel.
18.30 – 19.00
Arrival at hotel.
Our buffet menu are :
- Chicken soup Thai style
- whole fried fish with medium spicy sauce
- Phuket noodle
- Chicken fried with cashews nut
- Tempura shrimp
- Deep fried chicken drums
- Mix vegetable
- Fried rice with eggs.
- We cater for vegetarians and none fish eater too.
- Note**** Please let us know the day before the trip.
What to bring:
- Short and light T-shirt
- Beach towel
- Sun glasses.
**The information in this document is not contractual. The information is only to give you an idea how the trip is offered.The itinerary can be changed depend on the weather, the sea-tide and the security decided by the expedition leader. Our aim is to try to offer our guests the best thing and to preserve nature for all**
|Adult : 3,700 Promotion from us 3,200 THB||Child : 1,850 Baht Promotion from us 1,350 (4-12 years old)|
Welcome to the adventures. Let Andaman Saa Kayak guide you to an amazing day, once in a life time experience.Save the future of the “Hong” for all…