Have you ever heard of, or been on, a Phang Nga Bay Tour?
Simba Sea Trips is proud to offer not just one but two Phang Nga Bay Day Trip packages that will make your holidays in Phuket one of the best you’ve ever had. This widely popular and well-known boat tour is famous for its James Bond Island tours as well as the many activities included such as canoeing and cave exploring.
Discover the amazing blend of limestone cliffs, combined with breathtaking crystal clear waters and a magical fresh breeze. Travelers fall in love with Phang Nga and its mesmerizing sunsets, picturesque vistas, coral islands and views, wanting to return again in the future.
Choose between our Phang Nga & Beyond tour or our Phang Nga Bay & Koh Panyee tour.
A highlight of my whole holiday. We originally were supposed to do the sunrise tour but I fell sick the night before and they very kindly answered our email after business hours (6pm) and let us switch to a few days later (we were very...Read More
A highlight of my whole holiday. We originally were supposed to do the sunrise tour but I fell sick the night before and they very kindly answered our email after business hours (6pm) and let us switch to a few days later (we were very thankful).
The tour was amazing, we loved going into the cave and the canoes as well as the beaches and views (we even saw a dolphin). There was a lot more to do rather then just sitting on a beach which my partner and I liked.
Compared to other boats we only had 13 people on ours which was wonderful as you could walk around and wasn’t crowed
The staff were lovely and couldn’t have been nicer. They took photos of us if we wanted and answered any questions and provided medical assistance when someone fell over.
The food was wonderful wow! So much food! Morning tea (rice paper rolls), fruit and cake, lunch, more fruit and chocolate and drinks throughout.
Was the best trip and wished we had more time to do another. Read Less
KayCG0126, 16 days ago
Picked this tour company from a recommendation from a friend of a friend. Little did I expect the amazing experience we had! Harry and his crew were so much fun and very informative about the history of the area. We learned lots of fun facts....Read More
Picked this tour company from a recommendation from a friend of a friend. Little did I expect the amazing experience we had! Harry and his crew were so much fun and very informative about the history of the area. We learned lots of fun facts. Also, they kept us very hydrated and constantly feed us so that’s always a plus. They offered free WiFi on the boat as well ass dry bags for cameras. Everything was including except for sunblock! They even provided sea sickness pills prior to boarding the trip. My husband and I can’t say enough good things about this tour. We highly, HIGHLY recommend. Read Less
Amazing Phang Nga and beyond Tour
ManchesterChilled, 19 days ago
I went on the above tour yesterday from the moment I was picked up from the hotel until I was dropped back everything was amazing. You get confirmation emails detailing pick up times and they were there by that time - a quick breakfast at...Read More
I went on the above tour yesterday from the moment I was picked up from the hotel until I was dropped back everything was amazing. You get confirmation emails detailing pick up times and they were there by that time - a quick breakfast at the simba sea trips office while we had a briefing on the day by the lovely Harry - There were only 14 people on our tour. We then went to the boat and met the crew who really couldn’t do enough for you during the day. First stop James Bond Island we were the first boat there - Harry helped with taking photos for anyone that wanted them. By the time we got back breakfast had been laid out on the boat for us. Next on to Hong Island and kayaking, once again Harry and crew helped with photos, we then went to Mangrove caves - Harry was very informative on whatever area we went to. We then travelled to Kah Yoh Noi for an amazing lunch - again very professionally run- our final stop was an hour on Noc Island (sorry if this is spelt wrong) - a little paradise, where the crew brought fruit trays and drinks around to everyone.
I was a solo traveller and didn’t feel on my own at all. Harry and the crew are a credit to Simba Sea Trips, polite, knowledgable, humorous and all came across just wanting the trip to be extra special for everyone onboard. I would urge anyone thinking of doing a trip with Simba Sea Trips to just book it - small group size, safety conscious, professional and just Amazing Read Less
Our adventure was incredible!
Luke Hughes, 19 days ago
Our Simba Sea adventure was incredible. We had adventured all over Phang Nga Bay stopping at seven amazing spots inside the National Park area as well as off the coasts of Phuket and Krabi. The staff was so knowledgeable and incredibly kind every step of...Read More
Our Simba Sea adventure was incredible. We had adventured all over Phang Nga Bay stopping at seven amazing spots inside the National Park area as well as off the coasts of Phuket and Krabi. The staff was so knowledgeable and incredibly kind every step of the way from taking photos at each location to making sure we were well fed (the veggie spring rolls were unreal) and hydrated throughout the day. Couldn't have imagined a better way to visit, learn about, and explore Phang Nga! Read Less
The service is impeccable
Igny, 19 days ago
Nous avons passé une très belle journée d’excursion avec Simba. Le service est irréprochable et très bien ficelé : une navette vient vous chercher à l’hôtel, vous êtes reçus à la marina avec un petit déjeuner et un petit briefing de votre journée. Ensuite direction...Read More
Nous avons passé une très belle journée d’excursion avec Simba. Le service est irréprochable et très bien ficelé : une navette vient vous chercher à l’hôtel, vous êtes reçus à la marina avec un petit déjeuner et un petit briefing de votre journée. Ensuite direction le bateau ni trop petit ni trop grand mais puissant avec peu de clients à la fois c’est l’avantage. L’intérêt de passer par Simba c’est que certes vous vous levez tôt mais vous arrivez également les premiers sur les sites ce qui est très avantageux quand on voit le nombre de touristes dans ces îles. La visite de l’île de James Bond était vraiment très belle et nous étions les premiers , nous avons pu faire de très jolies photos . le kayak était très sympa car en plus des gens pagayaient pour vous c’est vraiment les vacances. Ensuite la visite de la grotte et de la mangrove étaient une belle surprise là aussi nous étions les seuls sur le site. Le déjeuner à khao ya noi était sympa car nous avons une très belle vue sur la mer et les rochers mais par contre les plats étaient un peu trop Light certainement pour faire plaisir aux occidentaux. Juste une petite déception pour la dernière ile , nous devions être seuls au monde ce qui n’ était pas le cas bien que ce n’était pas non plus surchargé. Le personnel était vraiment au top et très bien organisé avec des fruits frais et des boissons tout le long de la journée à disposition. Donc à recommander sans aucun souci pour l’organisation et les excursions le seul bémol est le prix car cela monte vite lorsqu’on est une famille avec deux enfants. Malgré tout je recommande à 100 % cette compagnie Read Less
Léa L, 20 days ago
Nous avons eu la chance de commencer notre voyage en Thaïlande avec cette excursion inoubliable ! Merci à harry notre guide et à toute son équipe d’avoir aussi bien pris soin de nous tout au long de la journée ! Harry est toujours au petit...Read More
Nous avons eu la chance de commencer notre voyage en Thaïlande avec cette excursion inoubliable ! Merci à harry notre guide et à toute son équipe d’avoir aussi bien pris soin de nous tout au long de la journée ! Harry est toujours au petit soin pour qu’on se sente bien et joue même au photographe pour qu’on puisse repartir avec de jolies photos ! Accueillis par un petit déjeuner et Super surprise du repas de midi dans un petit restaurant en bord de mer privatisé rien que pour nous, repas thaï délicieux ! Nous avons vu des paysages superbes et en petit groupe c’est vraiment l’idéal !
Encore merci !! Read Less
Simba Sea Trips are amazing
Anthony Lee, 22 days ago
Without a doubt Simba Sea Trips are amazing. We went on the Phang Bay trip visiting the caves, sea canoeing, James Bond island and much more. The service is amazing, starting with the free hotel pick up, welcome drinks and breakfast at check in. The...Read More
Without a doubt Simba Sea Trips are amazing. We went on the Phang Bay trip visiting the caves, sea canoeing, James Bond island and much more. The service is amazing, starting with the free hotel pick up, welcome drinks and breakfast at check in. The staff are so attentive, offering you everything you need, drinks and fresh food on the boat during the journey, photo opportunities at the best spots to name but a few. They make you feel privileged to be in such a wonder part of the world sharing new experiences!! It is breathtaking! A truly magical experience, don’t hesitate to book with them....we have!! Our second trip on the Phi Phi islands tour is already booked! And one important last point! They do have a toilet onboard unlike a lot of other boats! Read Less
A Birthday to remember
ashleighcond, Dec 31 2019
A truly unforgettable experience. We went on 3 tours with Simba during our stay and I would highly recommend this company. These tours made our trip! I have reviewed all individually. Simba catered for all dietary requirements and were throughout the day reassuring me on...Read More
A truly unforgettable experience. We went on 3 tours with Simba during our stay and I would highly recommend this company. These tours made our trip! I have reviewed all individually. Simba catered for all dietary requirements and were throughout the day reassuring me on what I could eat.
We were picked up at 6am from our hotel in Phuket. We arrived at the Royal Phuket Marina and we could help ourselves to drinks and food. We then had a briefing of where we would be going during the day. The views are stunning as you are on the way, and you won’t be able to believe your eyes. Sea Canoeing was fun and a great experience. James bond island was stunning and getting to pose with the guns was a plus! Lunch at a beautiful Thai restaurant on the beach front was brilliant. Sitting out the front of the boat sunbathing with relaxing music was a perfect end to the day – we didn’t want it to end! Harry was just fantastic, always looking after us and very knowledgeable. Can’t thank him enough for such an amazing day.
Believe the reviews, you will be one of the first to the tourist spots and just as we were about to leave, we saw a number of boats arriving. I have been on tours in the Philippines with a cramped boat and arriving at all the sight-seeing spots with many other boats. This experience was worlds apart and is 100% worth the extra cost. I t is such a personal experience and we were fortunate to have such lovely people join us on our tours. It is such a personal experience and we were fortunate to have such lovely people join us on our tours. The crew are on hand to take pictures whenever needed. WIFI on the boat was brilliant. Read Less
Phang Nga & Beyond
Below is a sample itinerary and general overview of the places we visit on this trip.
Duration 7/8 hours on the water (approximately).
Like all of our day trips, ‘the early bird catches the worm’… and most importantly avoids the crowds! We aim to leave the Royal Phuket Marina by 7am – 7:15am.
Koh Phanak is often our first Phang Nga Bay stop for some intriguing cave exploration. Like Swiss cheese, Phanak is full of hidden caves, lagoons and hongs. We aim to select the very best location depending on the tide and weather on your day. So fire up your torches and step into a prehistoric world! Sightseeing is a strong suit of our tours since you will have the chance to see exclusive sights that not many people have seen in their lives.
Koh Hong is a stunning location for a scenic canoe trip. It is simply the best way to see these Phang Nga Bay geological wonders up close and personal. Let the Thai guide take you into hongs and limestone caves only accessible by canoe. Cruise the waters on the canoes and marvel in the real beauty that has formed over hundreds of years, creating an amazing Thailand spectacle that will remain forever in your memory.
Koh Phing Kan and Koh Tapu (James Bond Island)
Arguably the most famous spot in Phang Nga Bay, it's been a Mecca for Thailand and Western tourists for over four decades, is the James Bond Island stop. You’ve come all this way and as Simba generally arrives well before the masses, we make a quick stop to see what all the fuss is about. This limestone marvel is perfect for you to take pictures.
Treasure Island / Secret Hong or Kadu Beach
Depending on weather conditions and currents we will stop at either Secret Hong (a fantastic hidden cave, only accessible by swimming through a narrow passage) or enjoy the peaceful surrounds of Kadu, a small secluded bay and beach near the top of Koh Yao Noi. It’s the perfect opportunity to cool off before we move across Phang Nga Bay to our lunch stop.
Koh Yao Noi
As described, a truly unique Thailand location, still holding fast to a traditional existence in the face of it’s bustling brother, Phuket. Our Phang Nga Bay journey takes a decidedly ‘terra firma’ turn, as we take a short trip across the south of the island to a stunning local Thai restaurant for a delicious Thai lunch.
The afternoon will allow us to guide you to any number of beautiful beaches depending on tide and weather conditions. This is a chance to swim, relax, read a book, or enjoy a light afternoon tea and sample the Phang Nga Bay limestone scenery before heading home.
The Phang Nga & Beyond tour includes…
Free transfers from all recognised hotels in the Kata / Karon / Patong/Kamala/Surin/Bangtao area (we may be required to pass on surcharges for pick-ups in other areas; detailed provided at the time of booking)
National Park fees
Lunch at a beach-side restaurant. Locally sourced, fresh Thai food
Soft drinks, water, fresh fruit and snacks
Cave exploring equipment, floating aids and life jackets
Light breakfast and afternoon tea on the beach
Limited Accident insurance
Commonly asked questions about Phang Nga Bay
How far is Phang Nga Bay from Phuket?
You will find Phang Nga Bay about 80 kilometers away from Phuket. You can drive there
as you can easily access the Highway. Generally, it takes about 1 hour and 50 minutes to get there.
Is Phang Nga Bay closer to Phuket or Krabi?
It takes about 1 hour and 50 minutes to drive to Phang Nga Bay from Phuket. On the other hand driving from Krabi to Phang Nga Bay takes about 1 hours and 10 minutes which makes it about 40 minutes less driving time.
Is Phi Phi Island and James Bond Island the same?
James Bond Island and Phi Phi Islands are not the same. Both are located between Krabi and Phuket in completely opposite directions. Phi Phi Island can be found South of Ao Po pier while James Bond Island is located to the North.
How do you say Phang Nga?
The correct way to say Phang Nga is by placing an emphasis on pronouncing 'Ph' as a hard 'P'. You will need to also pay attention to make sure you pronounce the 'a' found in Phang as a 'u' with the sound being similar to how you pronouce 'fun'.
SUNRISE PHANG NGA BAY & KOH PANYEE tour
Below is a sample itinerary and general overview of the places we visit on this day trip.
Duration 6.5 hours on the water (approximately)
Again like all our trips we aim to depart early, earlier than any other operator in Phuket. This keeps us a few steps ahead of the crowds, so it is a 6:30 departure from Royal Phuket Marina to Phang Nga Bay. Enjoy the beautiful Thailand Sunrise over one of the most spectacular bays in the world. The sunrise at certain times of the year is prior to the departure time, and as such the sunrise experience cannot be guaranteed on all tours.
To give you the very best experience, our Phang Nga Bay adventure is very flexible. Factors such as the tide, avoiding the tourist swarm and giving you a day to remember, will all affect the order in which the program operates throughout the day.
Our first stop is Koh Phanak for site seeing and cave exploring. Don the hard hats and grab a torch, looking out for the wild monkeys and bats while on our way into the caves. We plan to visit the caves before other tour groups for exclusive sightseeing of this magnificent natural wonderland. On our return, breakfast will be waiting for us on the boat.
Koh Phing Kan and Koh Tapu/James Bond Island
We do stop our speedboats on this iconic island - guests tell us they have come a long way, so why would they not want to go ashore? We do generally arrive early and are able to take excellent photos well before the masses arrive to this popular, famous island. It is also a geological wonder as you will discover. With its tall limestone karsts, this natural marvel is the perfect spot for you to take photos.
The village on stilts, originally a settlement by nomadic Malay fisherman 200 years ago. Here our Thai guides will wind you through the boardwalks of this floating village whilst the locals are just starting their day. You will experience the sights and smells of Thai breakfast cooking as the local’s days are just getting underway. It’s a very interesting time of day and we will get to visit the local school and floating football pitch. It is a great opportunity to get behind-the-scenes in this fascinating community. Get your chance to meet the warm and friendly people of the area.
Mangroves Waterways Cruise
Here we explore the amazing ecosystem and hidden canals of the mangroves. These long, narrow canals wind their way to a secret cave where we can take the boat through and explore some more. Along the way we will also stop at an ancient rock painting that dates back more than 1000 years.
We are then off to Koh Hong to explore the hidden caves via canoe, time to relax and enjoy the stunning scenery while your Thai paddle man does the hard work. This is one of the most relaxing experiences you will have, enjoying the breathtaking surroundings, enclosed in a dome of pure nature.
Relaxing Beach Stop
Koh Lawa or Koh Nakka Noi will be our last stop for a swim from the beach. This stop is highly recommended since there is time to relax, have a drink with fresh cut fruit and take in the vista, before heading back to Phuket.
Lunch with a Million dollar view
Enjoy a great Thai lunch at the marina restaurant overlooking Phuket's most beautiful marina.
The Phang Nga Bay & Koh Panyee at sunrise tour includes…
Free transfers from all recognised hotels in the Kata / Karon / Patong/Kamala/Surin/Bangtao area (we may be required to pass on surcharges for pick-ups in other areas; we will let you know at the time of booking)
National Park fees
Lunch at the marina restaurant with a million dollar view. Locally sourced, fresh Thai food
Soft drinks, water, fresh fruit and snacks
Cave exploring equipment, floating aids and life jackets