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John Gray's Hong by Starlight with Sea Cave Kayaking and Loy Krathong Floating

John Gray's Hong by Starlight with Sea Cave Kayaking and Loy Krathong Floating
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Discover the hidden “hong” lagoons and sea caves of Phang Nga Bay on an adventure that’s timed to beat the worst of the crowds. After lunch on the boat, your guide paddles you through Koh Panak Cave and the caves and lagoons around Hong Island. Eat dinner, then make your own “Krathong” offering and float it in Koh Panak Cave. Fireflies and luminescent plankton provide a natural light show.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Cruise Phang Nga Bay’s caves and lagoons—with a guide to paddle your kayak
Experience a spectacular natural light show: fireflies and glistening water
Learn about Thai culture as you make—and float—a flower offering
Comprehensive tour includes 2-way hotel transfers plus lunch and dinner
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 9574P125
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Hotel round-trip transfer on the entire Phuket island including airport pick-up and drop-off service • Lunch, dinner, bottled water, herbal tea & seasonal fruits • Twin-engine escort boat • Caveman's SOTAR sea kayaks • Kayak equipment including a dry bag • Basic accident insurance • National Park entrance fee • Professional and experienced English and Chinese speaking guide
Exclusions
Hotel pickup from remote locations in Phang Nga, or from private villas/rentals
Duration
10h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Get picked up from your hotel on the entire Phuket Island. If you are staying on the hill, you have to come to a nearby hotel. The exact pickup time will be confirmed by email after you have made the booking. Pick-up and drop-off service from/at Phuket Airport is also available. In this case let us know the flight number of arrival/departure flight.
Ao Por pier ( ท่าเทียบเรืออ่าวปอ), Andaman Sea, Thailand Meet at Ao Po Pier in the north-east of Phuket. The exact meeting time will be confirmed by email after you have made the booking.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Hotel round-trip transfer on the entire Phuket island including airport pick-up and drop-off service • Lunch, dinner, bottled water, herbal tea & seasonal fruits • Twin-engine escort boat • Caveman's SOTAR sea kayaks • Kayak equipment including a dry bag • Basic accident insurance • National Park entrance fee • Professional and experienced English and Chinese speaking guide
Exclusions
Hotel pickup from remote locations in Phang Nga, or from private villas/rentals
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Get picked up from your hotel on the entire Phuket Island. If you are staying on the hill, you have to come to a nearby hotel. The exact pickup time will be confirmed by email after you have made the booking. Pick-up and drop-off service from/at Phuket Airport is also available. In this case let us know the flight number of arrival/departure flight.
Ao Por pier ( ท่าเทียบเรืออ่าวปอ), Andaman Sea, Thailand Meet at Ao Po Pier in the north-east of Phuket. The exact meeting time will be confirmed by email after you have made the booking.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Infants must sit on laps
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Ao Por pier ( ท่าเทียบเรืออ่าวปอ)
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    John Gray's Sea Canoe
    Stop: 10 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Ao Po Pier
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Phang Nga Bay.
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Hongs of Phang Nga
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
    Pass by
    John Grays Sea Canoe Co.,LTD.
  • You'll end at
    Ao Por pier ( ท่าเทียบเรืออ่าวปอ)
    Andaman Sea, Thailand
    Meet at Ao Po Pier in the north-east of Phuket. The exact meeting time will be confirmed by email after you have made the booking.
    See address & details
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WORTH EVERY PENNY
Jul 2020
This was an amazing experience. The peacefulness of floating in the kayaks and experiencing this beautiful space. was one of the top highlights of our trip. The guides were so fun and informative. Making the Loy Krathong and seeing the planktin in the evening is something you do not want to miss. Simply beautiful. Words do not do the experience justice.

This is an all day tour but one you Do Not want to miss. This is a late post from (July 2019) But I had to share. BE SURE TO BOOK THIS TRIP!
Written 26 April 2021
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Sue
Scotland, UK7 contributions
Fantastic Places
May 2020 • Couples
I recommend this tour to anyone! It was a beautiful and well organized experience!
The staff is very kind and take care of every single tourist.The tour itself is beautiful, you visit fantastic places that make you speechless!
Written 27 August 2020
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Stefan S
Thanks for your review, we hope to see you again on the Hong by Starlight Tour. Kind regards, Stefan
Written 30 August 2020
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Lee C
Kewarra Beach, Australia116 contributions
Great day on the water
Our guide Nico, aka Thai Morgan Freeman (see photos), made the experience very special, but the care taken by all the guides was amazing. The cave experience was a highlight of our time in Phuket. Do yourself a favour and do this tour.
Thanks to all the crew, and a special mention goes out to all that were involved in the freshly cooked food. It was prepared while we were snorkelling and was amazing.
The piece we made was an offering to the sea gods to apologise for people peeing in the water. It was made using banana trunk, banana leaves, marigold flowers and a Thai orchid made into a bird. With incense sticks and candles we paddled into a cave, lit the candles and made a wish.
Written 17 May 2020
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Sherpa51056077093
1 contribution
Well worth it
Had been told by word of mouth to go do this. Glad we did. Friendly staff. Even met John Gray. I took a hat but didn't really need one. Boat is under cover and plenty of shade around the caves.
Written 20 March 2020
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Melinda
London, UK27 contributions
The highlight of our honeymoon!
We booked many daytrips for our 2 weeks honeymoon in Thailand. All trips had something special about them, but this one was the star, the special one.
After the transfer to the pier we started the journey with a boat. We'd been a group of 30 pax add or take a couple and we had started the tour with a vegetarian lunch (recommended considering the canoeing). After the lunch and an hour of cruising we have arrived to the first cave. We had been all allocated a personal guide who was paddling our canoe and showing us through the caves. Our guide was Cham and he was simply amazing. He always found a way to show us something unusual or to get the best position with the canoe for a great shot.
We were lucky enough to see monkeys in one of the lagoons and one actually jumped on our canoe and travelled a while with us.
We returned to the boat and had some fruits and banana muffins. After this we had some more canoeing and visited lagoons. For supper we had amazing thai food, which was delicious. The staff was attentive and they always had vegetarian and vegan food cooked.
With our guide we decorated the already prepared katong. After the sunset we entered the last cave and lighted the katong. When the candles burned out the cave turned dark. When moving the water with the paddle or your hand little lights/sparkles appeared, but it is not possible to catch it on camera.
We have then returned to the boat. From the roof of the boat, laying on our back we were able to enjoy the sky full of stars. We arrived back to the pier around 10pm.
Thank you for the amazing experience!
Written 18 March 2020
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Charlie
5 contributions
Do it.
Fantastic trip, all very well thought out, food was great, guide was very helpful and there was no danger of falling out the canoe. Definitely do it.
Written 15 March 2020
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Jane W
Barnsley, UK2 contributions
Worth every penny - 100% recommend
Mar 2020 • Couples
This trip is 100% recommended. The staff were amazing and the whole day ran smoothly. The canoeing was great fun and the sights were breathtaking. The added element of making a traditional Thai flower to float into the water tipped the whole day off. The food was plentiful and tasty and free soft drinks were available all day. It was the best boat trip We have ever been on and would recommend it to anyone!
Written 12 March 2020
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Lukas
Kaunas, Lithuania1 contribution
Amazing experience
The pickup from hotel was quick and easy.
The whole trip was overall okay.

Then we had to sign our names and hotel name.
Then we were guided to the shop where we had to sit for a while. This was pretty boring and unneeded in my opinion.

After that we were seated in the transfer cars to ride for about 15 secods to the ship.

The whole process leading to this moment could have been more simple.

When the luch started I was pleasantly surprised. Food tasted amazing. Crew was also being super polite and helpful.

We were informed that we can leave life jackets in the ship if we are comfortable without them. This was very important for me as I feel uncomfortable having one on me.

After that we blindly picked our tour guide. I believe it was fair, but i pity other people who got guides that were not as comfortable and welcoming as ours. His name was Moosa or Mussa and he was the person who had made this trip best thing that happened to me in Thailand.

He was great at telling stories and answering questions, showed more things than others got to see and basically everytime we were near other people he was making their experience better too, by saying things their guide did not know or did not say.

We were canoeing 3 times in total. 2 islands and evening ceremony.

Also whats worth mentioning is the dinner.
It was two times as good as lunch, food was so tasty as it rarely happens to me in different countries.

All in all it was worth the money all the way. Would definitely repeat the same thing.
Written 11 March 2020
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Melanie A
16 contributions
“Must do” In Phuket
Mar 2020 • Solo
Brilliant day from start to finish, so well organised, I was allocated a guide - Peter for the whole day. He was very knowledgeable and able to answer every question. The scenery and area is beautiful and this is a great way to see it at its best with people that care about the environment. The food was lovely, local and plentiful. We all made floral tributes to float, everyone was blown away with the talent. Can’t recommend this trip enough - definitely value for money.
Written 9 March 2020
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AlmightySam
Mumbai, India13 contributions
Worth every Penny - What a tour !!
Feb 2020
After looking at the awesome reviews, I always wanted to this tour - However, I was a bit skeptical due to the cost of this tour (THB 3950 per person) as many other tours were available at almost half the price - But I am sooo gladd I went ahead with John Gray !! Firstly, I got a better deal than what was listed through one of the agents in Phuket - So please do check out with them before booking this. But since I went in Feb 2020 (when nCovid-19 fears are high), I got the booking done even 1 day before the tour. Once the booking was done, everything was so smooth. One of the biggest pluses of this tour is that the pick up is in the afternoon - somewhere around 11:30am which kind of doesn't spoil your plans for the previous night! The pick up was prompt and the van was very nice... All the tour guides were really accomodating and helpful.. The scenery, landscapes, hongs, lagoons, etc.. are just amazing.. The sunset was spectacular.. Plus for all my veggie friends, they really ensure that we were not left hungry and prepared some delicious vegetarian meals.. which was awesome !! They prepare the food onboard and even for vegetarians like us, the food was awesome! Overall, I would say it was a perfect day spent. Amazing people, superb sceneries, and great food...! By the way, in case you want beers, please get it along with yourself from a 7-11.. there are iceboxes available to keep 'em chilled...!! I definitely recommend this trip to everyone ! Cheers !
Written 7 March 2020
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