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remote kayaking, traditional boat

1- 8 Guests by Charter
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B29,500 / Additional guests 5-8 B3,000/person

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Day in the Islands is the second day of our "Expedition Express" overnighter program.

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We added this second day trip of self-paddle kayaking for satisfied caves/hongs customers who want more, and for claustrophobics.

Circumnavigate the Bay in just one day in our "fast longtail" Boat - traditional, cabined, close to the water - and fast. Throw some kayaks on the cabin and "pai teau" (just go) with a small group of good people, two great guides and a Bay filled with bizarre and dramatic limestone. We explore at least three remote islands by kayak and enjoy a top quality traditional Thai lunch - (well, it is just a bit Farang style).

You learn basic Tropical Kayaking, observe limestone islands and their tidal zone biology, get in some snorkeling and paddle dramatic scenery.

Vistas are great as we pass through the islands of Phang Nga Bay on our way to "Eiffel Tower" island, a disintegrating mass of limestone far from tourist crowds. Kingfishers, Bramany kites, egrets and eagles are prolific as we paddle the clear waters of this island of limestone cliffs, secret beaches, rock gardens and a beautiful Bay.

Circumnavigation takes about an hour of easy paddling, and then it's off to Island #2, a double jewel of white sand beaches, dramatic red cliffs, coral gardens and reef and two sea eagle families. You may think you've seen this island before, and you might be right - it's a favorite of professional photographers and video crews.
After a beach picnic lunch, it's off to the Jewel of the East Bay. We arrive after the crowds to explore a large white sand beach on the windward side with a coral reef good for snorkeling. Then our kayak circumnavigation includes coral gardens, sea arches, a sea tunnel and a large open "hong" accessed via a crevasse that once was a sea cave. We pass between the islands for another hour of late afternoon photo opportunities on our return to the pier.

Day in The Islands route map

ITINERARY - Private Charter Trip

0800-0830 Hotel Pick-up
0900 Arrive at the jetty and board our traditional cabined fast longtail boat with kayak and Nature Game briefing underway.

Circumnavigate your first island w/ guided paddle training.


Return to the Fast Longtail and move to the next island

1130 Arrive at the second island and enjoy excellent white sand beaches, dramatic limestone cliffs and two pair of White Belly Sea Eagles
1230 Traditional Thai picnic lunch, Farang style. Our food sets the standard.

Move to the Third Island


Circumnavigate the large and diverse island, finally entering a large Hong.


Depart for Ao Po (or Krabi)


Arrive Ao Po and transfer to our Mini-van.

1730 Arrive at your hotel. End of JGSC service.

KRABI DROP-OFF - Going to Krabi? Day in the Islands can drop you off in Ao Nang or Rai Lei for a B2,500 flat rate petrol charge.

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