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Our most popular self-paddle trip is 2 days/1 night.
Many sea kayakers and naturalists prefer the longer trips.
2 Days/1 Night - Start and Finish from Phuket

Highly Seasonal: December - April is calm
May - November
is for experienced open-ocean water people only.

Book Now5+ guets B7,775
4 guests B8,775
3 guests B8,775
2 guests B9,775
Private charter (1 guests) B10,775

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"This amazing trip out to the limestone caves and hong and a close-up view of the monkeys has been a marvelous experience of my life! I reviewed some comments and views from other tourists and what they'e said has been proven true. It's indeed more of the most romantic experiences that my boyfriend and I have gone through. The food was delicious and the guides were great. If given the chance I would love to experience this once in a lifetime adventure again. It's said that time flies and we cannot wait to go back to these islands. We've taken photographs and if we ever look back at it, the beautiful memories wil be in our minds forever. Thank You!!!
With Love Sue and Toh, Singapore. December 2004

"Two days and one might of a very memorable experience. Great food, and fun, experienced guides who are good paddlers. A beautiful "souvenir".
Vincent and Norene, November 2004

Self-Paddle Trips are for:

  • Sea Kayaking purists and environmentalists who do not want motors

  • Folks already in Phuket with hotels booked

John Gray (ACA Coastal Kayaking Instructor, 1988) personally designs paddle plans of 3 days or more

Dazzle your mind by combining the "Hong By Starlight" caving escort boat trip with overnight beach camping and self-paddle sea kayaking through South Thailand's exotic marine limestone. Both sides of the Bay are completely different. A "Caves and Hongs" theme in guided inflatable rules the first day, while the following days are what one guest called "Better than an Ice Cream shop - There's Six Different Flavors Each Day".

The only way we can run this trip at this price is by taking you to the Bay on our Starlight trip on your first day. You definitely want to experience "Thailand's Best Experience" anyway! Our Mini-Expedition and "Wings" fast longtail overnighters run as their own separate self-contained trips

3 or 4 day self-paddle trips stay in the heart of Phang Nga Bay.
5-6-7 Day Trips do take a longtail transfer to the Krabi side.

Guest comments include "My best trip in twenty years in Thailand", "Definitely our Honeymoon Highlight", "Better than Alaska", etc. but don't believe us, just check out our guest comments log.

Depart Phuket at mid-day (Starlight trip) on Day One and return to Phuket or Krabi.


1330 - 2000 (Hong by Starlight)
With favorable tides later in the day, we pick you up right after lunch (or directly from the airport) to join our Hong by Starlight program. Start by exploring Phang Nga's caves and hongs in the uncrowded afternoon.
We enjoy the Sunset with a great Thai seafood buffet, and then re-enter the caves and hongs after dark for the very special Hong by Starlight experience. No torches please - three natural light sources and one special feeling create a lifetime memorable moment.
2000 - 0600 Phang Nga Camping with JGSC guide. We drop you off at your beachcampsite for a relaxing evening under the stars.


06:00 Sunrise over Krabi
07:00 - 07:30 Full Breakfast w/ fresh brewed coffee, gourmet breadbasket, muesli and fruit. Egg dishes or traditional Thai breakfast by request.
07:30 - 09:30 Start Morning Phang Nga Bay paddle.
Arrive Second Island, Curcumnavigate by kayak.
11:30 Traditional Thai Picnic lunch, farang style - a cultural experience. Our food sets the standard
12:30 Paddle into the middle of Phang Nga Bay and explore limestone islands, dry caves and mangroves.
16:00 Longtail boat pick-up for return to Ao Po by 17:30. (B2,500 transfer charge) or return to Starlight boat for Dinner & Starlight Hong
20:00 Return to Ao Po with Starlight Boat - no extra charge
ADDITIONAL DAYS Custom-designed for your abilities and interests. Everything goes in the kayaks and your move through the Bay with your own paddle power only. Your paddle guide is your cook, but everybody is expected to participate in camp chores in the Spirit of the Outdoors. There are occasional longtail boat water, food and ice drop-offs for food and showers.

Longer trips use a longtail transfer from Phang Nga to the Krabi time to save you a day of boring crossing.

Longer trips use a longtail transfer from Phang Nga to the Krabi time to save you a day of boring crossing.

Day 3 & 4 - Stay in Phang Nga Bay.
Day 4 or 5 - Longtail boat to Ao Luk area for self-paddling
Day 5, 6, 7 - Self-paddle in Ao Luk and Hong Yai area.
On your final day you take a longtail boat transfer to Phuket or Krabi

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