Hong By Starlight

Code JGSC001
Destination Gulf of Phuket (Phang-Nga Bay)
Category Thailand Day Trips
Duration 10 hours
Package
Options 1-36 pax
3,950 ฿

FOR: All Phuket visitors. Rated tops on Trip Advisor!

WARNING: The first one isn’t “Free” but you may become addicted to ‘’John Gray’s Natural History By Sea Kayak”.

Enjoy an afternoon of sea cave exploring literally inside Phang Nga Bay’s marine geology, - including the caves and hidden lagoons John Gray found in 1989. Great nature and wildlife surrounds you.

Our World Famous Entry Trip starts mid-day to avoid the crowds, customized transfers included. Don’t eat lunch – we serve you on board of our comfortable support boat. After lunch, briefing and a raptor show, a professional guide paddles you through Phang Nga Bay’s “Tidal Nape Sea Caves” in our custom designed kayaks hand-made in Oregon by SOTAR, the World’s premier white water raft manufacturer. The unique experience is dramatic, but Caveman’s SOTAR custom kayaks are specially designed for your trip. We’ve never capsized, punctured or had an accident.

After a detailed briefing, your professional guide paddles you and your partner through “Tidal Nape” Sea Caves literally inside Phang Nga Bay’s marine limestone karstic islands into “Hongs“(Thai for “Room”)

The hidden cliff-lined lagoons are populated with macaques, water monitors, kingfishers, mudskippers, egrets, Sea Eagles and Brahminy Kites.

We finish after dark by floating your own self-made flower “Kratong” in a spiritual and spectacular Natural light show. Eating our delicious seafood-vegan buffet on the trip back, you return to the pier two hours after sunset.

Guests say our evening Loi Kratong ceremony complete with fireflies and dinoflagellates (bioluminescent plankton) is a "Spiritual Experience", "Best Trip of our lives-anywhere", and "Best Thai Food We've ever had – and on a boat".

We shop daily for the highest quality healthy ingredients. Seafood is net caught and chicken are free range. Brown, red, and black rice is served with “Broke ‘da Mouth” homemade Masaman curry.

And this is just the intro trip.

Pick-up & Drop-off from entire Phuket Island by Luxury Mini-van included! Customized Van transfer one or two hour(s) before Departure, depending on location of accommodation.

What to bring: towel, bathing clothes, dry & warm clothes for the way back, sunglasses, sun cream, good weather and a camera or smart phone (at own risk… we do provide dry-bags… at your own risk;)

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Hong By Starlight

1130 - 1230 Hotel Pick-up
1200 - 1300
Arrive Ao Po, Board our modern Twin-engine escort boat, Thai style light lunch, trip and Nature Game briefing
1430 Arrive first island and explore 1-2 caves and hongs
1530 Return to the escort boat and move to the second island
1600 Explore two more caves and hongs
1800 Thai seafood buffet dinner during Phang Nga Bay Sunset
1900 Return to your kayak after dark to float your Loi Kratong
2000 Depart for Ao Po.
2100 Arrive Ao Po and transfer to your mini-van.
2130-2200 Drop off at your hotel. End of JGSC service.


NOTE: Trip itinerary may change according to the tides

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What John Gray's Sea Canoe Costs Cover:

  • Hotel or Airport pick-up and drop off
  • Escort boat (when applicable)
  • John Gray's Sea Canoe gear
  • John Gray's Sea Canoe well educated and experienced guides
  • Full Board meal plan
  • Soft Drinks and Water Camping and Cooking gear
  • User fees
  • John Gray's Sea Canoe Ground tours. (Trip itineraries lists any exceptions)

John Gray's Sea Canoe Costs do not cover:

  • Airfares (unless stated), Hotels (unless stated), Ground transfers (except to and from Sea Canoe)
  • Additional sightseeing- Visa/ Airport Fees
  • Tips
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Medical Immunizations
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Medical or Travel Insurance.
  • Medical and Hospitalization costs
  • Emergency Evacuation costs
  • Items of a Personal Nature
  • Trip Delay compensation beyond the control of John Gray's Sea Canoe or our agents
  • John Gray's Sea Canoe holds public liability insurance with the New Hampshire Insurance Company. We advise all guests to take out travel and medical insurance before making a trip
  • John Gray's Sea Canoe reserves the right to make reasonable changes in your itinerary where deemed advisable for the comfort and well being of trip members
  • By advancing your deposit to John Gray's Sea Canoe or our agents, you therefore agree to be bound by the above terms and conditions