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James Bond Island and Phang Nga Bay Tour By Big Boat From Phuket

Experience Phuket's best on a day tour: island-hop in a two-story fishing boat, canoe amidst Panak Island's caves and limestone formations, and relish a buffet lunch on board. Top it off with a visit to the iconic James Bond Island. Hotel pick-up, refreshments, and lunch included.
Ages 1-80, max of 60 per group
Durations: 7 hours
Mobile voucher
Hotel pickup offered


James Bond Island and Phang Nga Bay Tour By Big Boat From Phuket. Start your journey from Ao Po Pier and climb aboard a 2-storey fishing boat and experience the beauty of Phang-Nga Bay and its many limestone islets. Enter the Bat Cave by canoe, and avail of the services of a paddle-man on every vessel. Continue to Koh Hong and explore a room-like lagoon. Marvel at the limestone rock formations in different shapes before relaxing with a buffet lunch onboard the boat. End with a visit to the islands of Koh Tapu and Khao Phing Kan and discover the beach where the James Bond movie “The Man with the Golden Gun” was shot. Cruise back to Phuket and keep a lookout for the large flock of seahawks that live on the nearby mountain.

  • Enjoy canoeing, swimming, and relaxing at Hong Island and Nakae island.
  • Admire the wonderful scenery at Panak Island with canoeing.
  • Marvel at the amazing limestone rock formations in Phang Nga Bay, explore the beach where the James Bond movie “The Man with the Golden Gun” was shot.
  • Enjoy Buffet lunch on board.

Package options

What’s Included

  • Free round trip transfer from Patong, Kata, Karon, Tri Trang, Kathu, Phuket Town
  • Delicious lunch, small refreshment on-board
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Life jackets on-board
  • Travel insurance
  • National Park fee (300THB per adult and 200THB per child)
  • Extra Transfer Charge 200 THB/PAX(Round Trip) : Leam Hin, Kamala, Surin, Bangtao, Ao Po, Laguna zone, Rawai, Sai Yuan, Naiharn, Baan Krating, Layan
  • Extra Transfer Charge 1,500 THB/Private Van(Round Trip) : Nai Thon, Nai Yang, Mai Khao, Cape Panwa, Makham Bay, Koh Si Ray

Meeting Point

Ao Por Pier

Andaman Sea, 3C6J+FVW ตำบล ป่าคลอก อำเภอถลาง ภูเก็ต 83110, Thailand

  • Or, you can also get picked up from anywhere in Phuket.
  • An extra charge will be applied for transfer in some Phuket areas. (To be advised)
  • Please plan to meet your tour guide at your hotel lobby at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled pick-up time
  • If you arrive more than 10 minutes late or after we have moved from your hotel, you may be considered a no-shows
  • The exact pick-up time will be confirmed by email after you have made the booking



What To Expect

This is the tour program that will bring all participants to the true nature and the island within the Phang Nga Bay. The interesting place is Tapu island (JAMES BOND ISLAND). The Tapu island or “James Bond Island” is the giant standing rock sitting in the middle of the sea in the area of the front bay near the Pingkan mountain. Looking from the far, this rock looks like a giant nail, nailing deep into the seawater. This Tapu island is a very famous tourist spot in Phang Nga. Its beauty brought Hollywood to film their James Bond movie. The Man with the Golden Gun episode here. That is why it got the nickname of “James Bond Island”, where draws on several tours.    This is one of the most famous tourist spots in the world that many tourists come to visit. In addition to Tapu island and Panyee island, there are many interesting spots for tourists in Phang Nga Bay such as Maju mountain, grotto, Panak island, Hong Island, and Ping Kan island. However, the cruise along the Tapu island has been enforcing some restrictions from the official government. They prohibit the tourists to look too closely at the island because the sunk part of this island is very old where eroded for ages. This eroding rock may cause accidents at any point in time.

Koh Panak (Panak Island)Located southwest of Koh Hong where many caves and inner sea are around the island. Some caves can be reached by kayaking while some have a very high entrance that tourists need to climb up. The inner sea will be seen from the cave entrance. The favorite attractions are Khang Khao Cave, Ice Cream Cave, and Gong Gang Cave.   Koh Panak has wonderful scenery around the island, the cliffs, and strange beautiful stalactites almost the same as Koh Hong.

The little natural wonder makes it even more spectacular is Koh Hong (Hong Island, Phang Nga Bay), a limestone island with the bay almost surrounded by the cliff looking like the hall where boats can sail into the cave channel through the other side of the sea. But due to the low cave roof, only kayaks can get through the channel. When the tides allow to, one can enter Hong Island by canoe. The area is also good for swimming.

Additional Information

  • On the rare occasion that we should be required to cancel a tour, we will inform you in advance and offer a different tour date, an alternative tour or provide a full refund.
  • Guests who are pregnant or have high blood pressure, heart disease and bone diseases are not recommended to join the tour.
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
  •  Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Child ticket: Age between 4-11 years.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Notification Confirmation

  • You will receive a confirmation email and voucher instantly after booking completed.
  • In the case that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email.
  • You can present either a printing or a mobile voucher for this activity.
  • Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.
  • Scheduling can change due to weather conditions without prior notice. You will be notified in advance.
  • Due to bad weather the tour may be postponed or cancelled with a full refund.


anna6767November 29, 2023

A day out not to miss!

Fantastic Day, well organised and thought out. Loved it and would definitely recommend it. Soft drinks and food were available throughout the day and the lunch was great, sights were just amazing. All the crew were brilliant but big shout out to Kim who helped us take some photos we would not have thought to do. I have a mobility issue and all the crew were great in helping when needed. Memories that will stay with me. Thank you.

Caroline M
Caroline MOctober 26, 2023

Island hopping including James Bond Island and canoeing experience

Very well organised, super clean boat and fabulous buffet. Tour guide was very clear about the itinerary for the day.

DayTrip03979932929August 31, 2023

Phang Nga Bay & James Bond Island with Canoeing By Big Boat From Phuket

This day trip was well worth it rain or shine the scenery was beautiful and waters were calm. The crew on the boat were so friendly and funny and really added to the whole experience ud83dude04 u2026 Also included was a yummy Thai lunch as well as snacks & drinks throughout the day . Loved we were picked up and dropped back at our accommodation so, definitely recommend doing this.

sarahaO7446GSAugust 23, 2023


They were very friendly during the trip however I was unhappy because of their dishonesty about the pick up service

U292UZjessicawAugust 18, 2023

A fantastic easy day

The staff were friendly, the boat was clean, the food was great, had lots of snacks and music. It was a fantastic day! The only negative is the big boat was slow, but for those who get travel sickness this it probably the best option. They also played games at the end of the day which was fun.

Vacation25386911401August 06, 2023

Spectacular ud83eudd0d

This trip was excellent, the whole day we were looked after and nothing was to much trouble for the crew. We did allot of trips in our time in Thailand but this one was by far the best value for money.nWe were informed at every step what weu2019re doing and all the history and information was given about every island. nThis is definitely a trip you need to do if you visit this beautiful place, it is truly spectacular. nThank you to all it was a once in a lifetime experience

Dream62629881384August 01, 2023

Bobby good guide

Bobby was a great guide, lunch was freshly cooked and tasted amazing. Do beware when you reach James Bond island those ladies that helped you take a picture will get you to view their wares and everything is expensive and fake pearls. Other than that the trip was very well taken care of

seyedmousaJuly 29, 2023

amzzing visiting

A dreamy and memorable trip to the depths of the dreamy island with memories of Roger Moore's James Bond movie and the pleasure of swimming with local Thai food and a happy tour on the Big Ship. Will nature play a more beautiful role with green colors? I don't know, but I know that the beauty of this dream can never be compared to any trip .Do not miss the pleasure of this trip. My special suggestion is to travel to the depths of this memory.

Bianca F
Bianca FJuly 28, 2023

Perfect day!

It was an amazing tour. Enjoying the views on a slow boat was much preferred (my partner got sick on a speed boat previously). nnThe crew are simply amazing, the food cooked for us was delicious, and the stops and canoes were perfect!

Wendy K
Wendy KJuly 17, 2023

Enjoyable day out

The trip was well organised and the transport too and from the port well organised. We did go in the wet season so it did rain, but the staff were fab and the food great. Would recommend

GARPhilTravellerJuly 12, 2023

James Bond 2023

Nice trip and great staff. The islands are very nice. Boat was big with great views of surrounding sea. Big boat is slower, but provides a better sailing experience than the fast boats.

Joseira M
Joseira MJuly 12, 2023

Miss information and rude communication

The trip advisor information read that the tour atarted at 9:30am. After I reserved the tour I got a message that the pick up time is 7:15 to 7:30am more than two hours before the displayed tour time. I asked the tour operator about this discrepancy and Ithe answer was that the pick up time was 7:15am to 7:30am and if I missed it the transport will leave without me. Really rude i interaction with the customer

Cindytc22June 16, 2023

James Bond island

Shout out to all the staff onboard. Theyu2019re the best, so calm and respectful and Staff are the best in taking pictures u263aufe0fud83dudc95Thank you so much! My family had so much fun.

BrookeXMay 27, 2023

Incredible day!

One of the highlights of our trip, we absolutely loved the whole day! Our favourite part was exploring the caves and lagoons, absolutely breathtaking! Great value for money, we had so much fun and would 100% recommend, thanks for an amazing day!

Maxima F
Maxima FMay 21, 2023

This is your sign to book this tour

Worth every cent. The food was good. The staff was super friendly. It was raining for the most of our trip but we still had an amazing time. Saw the mist breathtaking views and took insane photos. Do it.

Traveler13078152346May 14, 2023

Enjoyable tour

Enjoyable tour, the safety measures are all in place and we dont feel unsafety. Enjoy the zipping and also the ATV drive. Fun!

KostasC375May 03, 2023

Be prepared to get exhausted

Staff very friendly but we took the big boat which was extremely slow and took us 2 hours just to get there and 2 to return. And also 1-2 hours from hotel and back. Most of the day was transporting and a couple of hours siteseeing.

Btylai5566May 01, 2023


Great experience on the boat to the James B island and the cannel nAnd Buffett on the boat nTook some photo on the boat

valeriehumphryMay 01, 2023

Book the tour!

The trip was excellent! Great tour guide operator! We loved the Hong Island and the last island that we went canoeing in and through caves. Nothing special about James Bond Island. Bring your money for snacks and souvenirs. Excellent experience!

Keyron C
Keyron CApril 28, 2023


If youu2019re in Phuket this is the perfect tour. the guide and staff were amazing plus the lunch was pretty good. Iu2019m still thinking about that fruit drink that was served on the boat. overall you wonu2019t be let down e ms cellist with it being a hot day

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