JAMES BOND ISLAND TOUR
Semi Private Boat Tours
We love Krabi province and its more than 200 islands! But we also like to discover and show you other beaches and less known places located in neighboring provinces: because variety is the spice of life!
We have the great pleasure to introduce you to the iconic James Bond Island in Thailand, situated in the magical province of Phang Nga!
Phang Nga is one of the 77 provinces in Thailand, which lies between the provinces of Krabi and Phuket. Did you know that about 10,000 years ago, when sea levels were lower, it was possible to walk from Phuket to Krabi?
On August 14, 2002, the Phang Nga Bay National Marine Park was declared under the category of "Ramsar", due to its international ecological importance. Phang Nga Bay has 400 km2 and 42 islands, comprising shallow marine waters and intertidal wetlands, with at least 28 species of mangroves, seabeds and coral reefs. Fascinating!
But this is not all, in our James Bond Island tour by speedboat from Krabi; this popular island is just one more place within this fabulous National Park that we want to show you!
Our James Bond Island Boat Tour
JAMES BOND ISLAND
You will discover the cinematic James Bond Island, and other paradisiacal places outside the commercial circuit.Besides James Bond Island, we will also visit the islands of Koh Yao Noi and Hong Islands, also known for their wild nature, and… We don't want you to miss them!
Therefore, in our James Bond Island tour, we will visit in just 1 day, Krabi and Phang Nga provinces, and we will almost reach Phuket!
What does the excursion to James Bond Island include?
In our James Bond Island tour by speedboat, we will see this famous island from the boat, so that we can dedicate more time on getting to know and explore other lesser-known sites of Phang Nga Bay, such as Koh Yao Yai (Long Island) and Koh Yao Noi, and in the province of Krabi, the stunning Hong Islands.
During this James Bond Island trip, we will visit unspoiled beaches, caves accessible only at low tide, and we will have lunch, of course, in one of these beaches away from the outside world!
The landscape you will find in our James Bond Island trip, is completely different to anything you have seen before: emerald waters, sea caves, hidden bays, semi-deserted beaches, mangrove shores, jungle, ancient trees... We will go to those beaches where other James Bond Island tours don’t go!This James Bond Island tour is an explosive combination, which will surprise you!
JAMES BOND ISLAND TOUR BY SPEEDBOAT
James Bond Island in Thailand is undoubtedly the most famous island in Phang Nga Bay.
The James Bond Island is a limestone rock formation in the Andaman Sea; about 200 m high, and shaped like a “monolith”. This island appeared in one of the James Bond 007 movies: “The Golden Gun”, in 1974, with Roger Moore as the lead actor.
Thanks to this movie, this island became even more popular! Phang Nga Bay holds a unique charm for its landscapes of infinite limestone cliffs, which have raised the interest of many, for example this amazing bay was also part of one of the sagas of "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith", in which the bay was used as the main photograph of the planet Kashyyyk.
For all this, today millions of tourists come to James Bond Island every year to photograph it, so it is not a very quiet destination, and this is why we also want to show you other much more quite islands, within the provinces of Krabi and Phang Nga.
HOW TO GET TO JAMES BOND ISLAND AND WHAT YOU CAN SEE AT THE TOUR?
You can go from Phuket to James Bond Island by long tail boat, or you can make the tour from Krabi in our speedboat.
The difference is very simple, if you start the tour from Phuket, you will miss the beautiful area of Koh Yao and Hong Islands, since they are very far from Phuket, whereas if you join our trip from Krabi, you will have the chance to visit these astonishing islands.
We will use a speedboat rather than a long tail boat, because the distances are longer, and since we will visit almost 3 provinces in 1 day, we will need some time!
Do you still need more reasons to join us? Then keep reading…
James Bond Island tour is one of the most touristic excursions in Thailand, so you may be wondering…
How to get to James Bond Island from Krabi? And better yet, How to visit them without crowds?
In our Semi Private Tour to James Bonds Island, you will be able to live the experience with all privacy; we will visit them outside the peak hours.
In the busiest hours, we will go to the islands of Phang Nga and Krabi provinces: Koh Hong and Koh Yao Noi, islands not so popular, but with equal natural beauty!
Another of the great differences between our boat tours and another James Bond Island tours is that we don’t go to the James Bond Island by road, our tour is by speedboat from Krabi (Ao Nang) during the whole trip, which allows us to enjoy the landscapes and to experience closely the Andaman sea. Those 3 or 4 hours that you must do by road, we offer them to you by sea!
Our James Bond Island tour will be performed by speedboat from Ao Nang, making different stops during the trip, so you will know in depth Phang Nga Bay and Krabi´s islands.
In Thailand it is very common to name the islands according to the shape they have, so, many years ago they decided that this limestone rock looked like a nail (in Thai “tapu”), and hence James Bond Island is known among locals as Koh Tapu.
During our James Bond Island boat tour, we will stop the boat in the sea, right in front of Koh Tapu, finding the best angle for you to take the best possible pictures!
As James Bond is an overcrowded island, the government of Thailand decided to create an artificial beach around James Bond Island, where you can find many souvenir shops. This is why you may find queues of an hour to take the usual photo of James Bond Island.
In our James Bond Island tour by speedboat, we will not have to wait, we will be able to see the island perfectly from the boat, from where you can take as much photos as you wish, without queuing and therefore without stress or haste.Hence, we can invest our time in other spectacular and not so busy islands around Phang Nga Bay and Krabi, such as Hong Islands and Koh Yao Noi, authentic hidden treasures in the middle of the Andaman Sea!
Koh Yao or Long Island
Koh Yao or Long Island consists of two main islands located between Phuket and Krabi: Koh Yao Yai ("yai" means big), and Koh Yao Noi ("noi" means small).To the north of Koh Yao, we will visit with our speedboat, Koh Yao Noi, the smallest and most beautiful!
In the several beaches that we will visit around Koh Yao, you will be able to enjoy moments to relax or take a bath, and without forgetting a delicious Seafood Barbecue (available if 11 people minimum on board), as well as Thai dishes buffet style, all this will be waiting for you on the beach after your bath!!! This moment is one of the highlights of our James Bond Island tour!
Koh Yao is the ideal island to admire the heart of the beautiful and particular Phang Nga Bay.The landscape is formed by hundreds of limestone formations of all possible shapes and heights, and surrounded by small lonely beaches, including Koh Ku Du Lek and Tree Bay. Tree Bay is a quiet beach with huge old trees!
In addition, if we have good weather, we will visit a very peculiar island, called Koh Roy, which you can only enter inside when the tide goes out, through a cave!The funny thing about, it is that depending on the sea level at the time we go inside, you can enter walking or swimming!
Once inside you will discover a huge mangrove forest floating on the emerald water surrounded by cliffs. Furthermore, you will witness an amazing natural phenomenon that only occurs on this Koh Yao Noi Island, a surprise that will be revealed when you see it with your own eyes!
We can assure you without any doubt, that you have never seen a place as picturesque and different as this one!
The mangrove is the only tree, which can survive in seawater! They breathe using their roots when they are exposed at low tide, absorbing oxygen through their pores. Mangroves protect coastal areas from erosion, hurricanes and tsunamis, as well as playing a key role of the ecosystem of this region as they serve as home for many marine species.
In Thailand, after the Tsunami in 2004, the Government planted thousands of mangroves around the coastal area in order to protect the coastline. Currently the Government of Thailand protects these trees.You will not see this kind of landscape anywhere else in Thailand!
Impressive group of islands in Krabi, with a beautiful lagoon: the famous Hong Islands Lagoon, a natural pool surrounded by limestone cliffs and mangrove tress! We will try to arrive at the best time, to make sure there are not many boats.
Also, if we are lucky, we will find bats inside Hong Islands!!!
During the day they sleep and rest in the trees around Krabi islands, such as in Koh Hong Lagoon! And at dusk they head to mainland to eat fruits and coming back home before dawn...Are you ready for this adventure? With Thalassa Tour you will feel like James Bond on a secret mission!
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