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 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
DruR, 19 days ago
Like many other travelers, I can tell you that Simba did not disappoint. You are reading a review about Phang Nga and Beyond. From the online booking through to the very end of the trip, it was first class the entire way. We were contacted...Read More
Like many other travelers, I can tell you that Simba did not disappoint. You are reading a review about Phang Nga and Beyond. From the online booking through to the very end of the trip, it was first class the entire way. We were contacted the afternoon before our trip with a personal email indicating our pickup time. We arrived at the beautiful Royal Phuket Marina to find a great spread of coffee, tea, bread, yogurt, juice, water, etc for a snack before our guide, Harry, gave us a rundown of the day using a big dry erase board map. Then we boarded the boat quickly and within a minute were out to open sea. The captain and crew were great, Harry was genuine and we had a wonferdul time. Each member of the Simba team seemed to be above and beyond.
We spent just enough time at each stop to take in the sights, get great photos, and then move along to avoid crowds. We arrived before the crowds and departed just as people were arriving. Never were there more than a handful of people at each stop - and I am writing about a day between Christmas and New Year where it is the ultra-high season in Phuket.
Get up early and make the trip with Simba - you won't regret it. Read Less
Awesome morning tour
Nikki Cooper, 18 days ago
Awesome morning tour with Noi of Phang Nga Bay - gorgeous location, and Noi knew the best spots to bring us before the crowds rolled in. Lunch was great too. Thanks!!!
Awesome morning tour with Noi of Phang Nga Bay - gorgeous location, and Noi knew the best spots to bring us before the crowds rolled in. Lunch was great too. Thanks!!! Read Less
Perfect in every way!
katieleigh1989, 22 days ago
I can’t begin to explain how good this tour was. Before we arrived in Thailand I researched plenty of different tour providers, a lot of them claiming to be the best. What made me book simba was the many amazing reviews. Which is why I...Read More
I can’t begin to explain how good this tour was. Before we arrived in Thailand I researched plenty of different tour providers, a lot of them claiming to be the best. What made me book simba was the many amazing reviews. Which is why I had to post my own after my experience!
We arrived at the tour reception area to breakfast snacks, tea coffee & water and a safety/brief on how our day was going to go. This is also where we met our tour guide Harry who from the start to the end was the most perfect guide.
We left to go to the boat and made our way out of the marina. Every single stop we was one of the first boats there, meaning it was never over crowded. We got to see everything in its natural beauty without having to push our way through anywhere. It had been planned perfectly and Harry was always on hand to answer any questions and always had the best knowledge of everything that we saw around us. He also gave us plenty of tips on what to do at each stop. We got to kayak through caves, swim in a very private bay, take in James Bond island, and have lunch at a lovely Thai restaurant over looking Krabi.
As much as the sights were beautiful & we felt like we were in a film for most of the trip, it wouldn’t of been the same without Harry and his crew. They rinsed our feet every time we got back in the boat/even rinsed us all over if we had been swimming in the sea. Harry offered us drinks and food at every moment he could, I don’t think I’ve ever had a tour guide as attentive as him.
Thank you all for your kindness, we wish we could do it all over again & when we come back to Thailand we will definitely be coming back to simba. Read Less
Awesome Simba Sea Trip
lscars98, 21 days ago
We had a wonderful time on our Simba Sea Tour which was the perfect end to our Thai vacation! The tour was small which was really nice and we were the first ones to Phang Nga Bay which can see several thousand tourists a day...Read More
We had a wonderful time on our Simba Sea Tour which was the perfect end to our Thai vacation! The tour was small which was really nice and we were the first ones to Phang Nga Bay which can see several thousand tourists a day during high season. Our lunch stop was delicious and our tour guide was wonderful and very knowledgeable about each of our stops. The boat was beautiful and had plenty of room for us to spread out and was stocked with snacks and drinks for the duration of our tour. Our guide was also great at making sure that each group got some really nice photos which was especially nice for my husband and I as we often forget to take photos of ourselves. Simba Sea Tours was recommended to me by a friend who did several tours with them earlier this year and we were not disappointed! 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