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

By Trip Store Krabi
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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.
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Ages 2-99, max of 45 per group
Duration: 10h
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Live guide: English
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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
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2023

  • 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
  • Caveman's SOTAR sea kayaks
  • Kayak equipment including a dry bag
  • Basic accident insurance
  • National Park entrance fee
  • Professional and experienced English speaking guide
  • Life jacket
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup from remote locations in Phang Nga, or from private villas/rentals


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Ao Por Pier, 3C6M+95Q Andaman Sea, Tambon Pa Klok, 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.
Pickup details
  • 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.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Infants must sit on laps
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 9574P125

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
      • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Most travellers can participate
      • The tour program is subject to change due to weather & sea conditions
      • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travellers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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      Itinerary
      • You'll start at
        Ao Por Pier
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      • 1
        John Gray's Sea Canoe
        Stop: 10 hours
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      • 2
        Ao Po Pier
        Stop: 60 minutes
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      • 3
        Phang Nga Bay.
        Stop: 60 minutes
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      • 4
        Hongs of Phang Nga
        Stop: 2 hours
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        John Gray's Sea Canoe
      • You'll return to the starting point
      About the operator
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      • Trip Store Krabi
        2,778
        Krabi Town, Thailand
        Joined in November 2012
      • 615ht
        0 contributions
        Ignore their timings
        Booked on Viator, saw pick up is 9am so I then booked a flight that landed at 8:40am to line up. I then got an email stating that the meeting time is 8:30. I said I couldn't do that, i literally booked my flight based on the 9am timing they state. They then wouldn't cancel they said its my fault. I contacted Viator who saw it from my side and agreed that Trip Store Krabi had not correctly stated the time of the trip and fully refunded me
        Written 21 February 2024
      • Explorer47716915313
        0 contributions
        Awesome Daytrip
        Nice Crew, nice Guide! (Boat 99!!!) Everything was well organiced from start to finish! Cool Drinks, fresh Fruits, snorkeling equipment. everything was available. And of course, the Islands were awesome too! :) Highly Recommended!
        Written 21 February 2024
      • jonbD7437OY
        0 contributions
        Authentic Thai cooking
        We had a great morning with Apple and her team. First we went to the market which was fascinating to see and smell all of the different local produce. Apple took us to the different stalls and explained which ingredients we would be using. We were then driven to her cooking school where we cooked Thai green curry, massam curry, pad Thai, spring rolls(also sweet ones fir the children which were lush) and sweet and sour as well as a pork & shrimp salad. We were involved in the preparing , crushing of the herbs to a paste using the pestle & mortar, and then the cooking. The food was fantastic and we got to eat it all. If you like cooking, and you want to spend a morning doing some authentic cooking, I’d highly recommend this trip.
        Written 20 February 2024
      • Vacation57280313665
        0 contributions
        A really fun day!!
        It was a really fun day learning how to cast and fish, but we just caught little fish. We swam in the ocean and that was a lot of fun. Special thanks to our guide Nai (he was fun, helpful and playful) and the driver of the boat. Don't go if you think you'll catch big fish. Go if you want to have a fun day. Put lots of sunblock, we burned 🔥
        Written 20 February 2024
      • Bakerbird
        0 contributions
        Friendly crew, great lunch and on the whole a good day out.
        It wasn’t a great start when the tuk tuk (long base) picked us up and then drive like a mad man to Saladan. There were no hand holds in the back of the vehicle and he was going extremely fast and it did give me a few more grey hairs! The boat was full (sit at the back for a smoother ride) and we got to Koh Haa in about 30-40 mins. Snorkelling there was 30 mins then back in the boat for 30 mins to Koh Rok where we dropped off non snorkellers and our lunch and then went only a short distance for another 30 mins of snorkelling. Came back to the main island and had a tasty chicken curry, veggies, chicken drumsticks and plenty of rice. There was also fruit which I think should have stayed in the cool for a bit as it got a bit ant infested. We then had close to 2hrs on Koh Rok which felt like a bit too long. I would have preferred to do more snorkelling, or be given the option to do more on the adjoining island. The island was very pretty but there is construction happening and it was very busy. After the long wait, we got back on the boat and went a short distance for a 40 mins snorkel. Then we started back and was dropped off at our beach so at least we didn’t have to endure the mad driver. All in all it was a good day out but more snorkelling would have been my preference. Koh Lanta isn’t known for its snorkelling so you have to do these day trips. Tip: take stuff in waterproof bags if you plan to sit at the back as that is where people got in and out of the boat.
        Written 18 February 2024
      • Daydream814049
        0 contributions
        A lot of fun
        We had a great time. Everything was very well organized. The group together have to choose 4 recipies out of 10, you can’t choose by you self.
        Written 17 February 2024
      • Ali C
        0 contributions
        Stunning island if you don’t mind hoards of people!
        Stunning island but it’s a bit of a zoo!!! There are some wonderful hotels and restaurants serving very good food and there is ‘Walking Street’ for all of your needs. I was lucky to meet some other travelers who suggested some quieter places, if I hadn’t have found these, it would have been disastrous… think Newquay on Speed! Also, the longtail boats are constant, on the main Pattaya beach, so you feel like you’re on a set for a Vietnam war film!
        Written 17 February 2024
      • F933EGthomasl
        0 contributions
        Make sure you do the hike!!!
        Our tour guides were great however we spent more time in the boat than site seeing. The marine park is lovely but is a bit stretched in terms of a full day out. Make sure you do the hike though (right to the top) as the view makes the entire day worth it- surreal view!
        Written 16 February 2024
      • kittycath27
        0 contributions
        Professional and safe. Very fun day out. Great value for money.
        Day trip was wonderful. Speedboat ride was an adventure and we were pleased it was a reasonably calm day on the ocean (would be VERY bouncy if the wind was up!). Guides were funny and informed. Snorkelling was good (not as good as the Great Barrier Reef but still worth the fun), island visits were amazing. Walk to the view point was VERY challenging so take proper walking shoes and your fitness! Beautiful to see view from top of all the little islands in the Marine Park. Lunch was provided by the residence on the next island and was delicious and plentiful. Kayaking was good but needed more time to explore. Great value for money. Professional and quality boat/equipment.
        Written 16 February 2024
      • Stay63203949219
        0 contributions
        Better book a taxi
        Really liked the lady tour guide in the taxi, but besides that it was just a taxi taking you to these places. There was no guide/tour, it was just visiting those places all by yourself. Also skip the hot springs. If you are from Europe I recommend going to Center Parks or Landal swimmingpool for an better experience
        Written 16 February 2024
      • Frettli
        0 contributions
        Beautiful beaches
        First, it's mass-tourism, yes - bit as yoi, others also want to go to the beautiful Similan islands - If you want to be alone, book a private boat (around 50k BHT) They do their best to individualize the trip - it's well organized, all well planned with a schedule, so that never more than 3-4 boats are on the same spot. Beautiful beaches and nice snorkeling Super nice staff! Our son lost his phone and they found it and even brought it back to our hotel! So really super save! Check on TripAdvisor to get best prices but watch out, the tour sells out quickly during high season, so it's advised to book at 2 days before the trip.
        Written 15 February 2024
      • Q6509UJhelenk
        0 contributions
        Fabulous Surin island trip
        A fabulous day out, speed boat is fast, the snorkelling was great, as was lunch, saw some beautiful fish and coral. Take a sea sickness tablet before you go as a precaution!
        Written 15 February 2024
      • Jh43
        0 contributions
        Great day out!
        Great speed boat crew who looked after us very well and even changed itinerary so we had a smoother return journey. Weather was good on the day but as it had been rainy for 2 days beforehand, lots of people had been re-booked so it made the water in the snorkelling bay a bit murky with so many boats moored there. Islands were beautiful and the last one where we had a delicious hot lunch in their restaurant, even had a flock of toucans outside!
        Written 15 February 2024
      • 991natalyan
        0 contributions
        Over 4 hours to get there-not expected.
        Not worth the time and the cost. If you are in Phuket, then it takes two hours in the van to get to the pier and then another two on the boat to the island. Boat seats are located low, under the windows, so no view at all. This was our 3rd tour in Thailand - so many beautiful islands to see and to snorkel so much closer! Also, it was large group, over 30 people on the boat. Several boats arrived at the same places at the same time, so expect crowd. The team was great and the food was fine. I just would like to be informed before the tour that it is over 4 hours one way. Then we would not choose this particular tour.
        Written 14 February 2024
      • NancyEB259
        0 contributions
        Excellent food course!
        This was interesting and delicious. Come with an empty belly. Pop was very cute and informative. Thai food is delicious I learned a lot.
        Written 14 February 2024
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      Melinda
      London, UK27 contributions
      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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      gem2702
      Manchester, UK9 contributions
      After reading other reviews we decided to book this trip and it didn’t disappoint. We went as a family of four (2 adults and 2 children aged 13 and 7).

      The whole day was incredible.

      We were picked up from our hotel and took to the pier where you can very cheaply buy drinks, clothes, waterproof covers etc before boarding the boat.

      We visited a number of different caves and lagoons during the day and for each had the same guides (typically 2-3 people per guide) who knew so much about the animals living there, the history and so on.

      We had lunch on the boat which was so good as well as unlimited bottled water.

      As the sun sets we made floral style offerings and floated them within one of the caves.

      The whole experience was magical, the kids loved it and the day seemed to fly by.

      We would definitely do this trip again if we come back to Phuket.
      Written 30 August 2022
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      Dear gem2702 Thanks for your review, we are so happy that your family enjoyed the whole day trip and hope to have you back on board of John Gray Sea Canoe.
      Written 31 August 2022
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      Sara V
      5 contributions
      Nov 2019
      Absolutely amazing day, if you get the chance - do it! They picked us up from our hotel and then we ended up leaving on the boat at around noon. There were 40 people, and the tour ended up taking 2 boats out.
      Lunch and dinner was provided and delicious, with plenty of options for vegetarians and anyone who doesn't like fish.
      The islands were stunning. They employ local fisherman to "captain" your kayak, so you're not actually paddling yourself. We had a great gentleman named Baw, who spoke really good English and kept up an informative and funny narration the entire trip.
      We had a free hour to kayak ourselves around the islands or swim in the ocean.
      Bioluminescent plankton were such a treat!

      Thanks for an amazing day.
      Written 2 January 2020
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      Lukas
      Kaunas, Lithuania1 contribution
      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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      Mecatric
      Basking Ridge, NJ14 contributions
      Awesome!
      Great sights to see and a very well run tour. The Bay, caves and lagoons are a must see, and the sea canoes and guides navigate excellently. At first we wanted to kayak on our own, but it becomes obvious why guides are needed. Our guide, Mousa, was the best, he was fun, informative, and provided a personal touch. John Gray pays more attention to details than most, everything happens quickly and efficient.
      What could be complicated logistics happens flawlessly. These tours can be very crowded and the Bay congested, this Starlight cruise is afternoon and evening and misses much of the crowds.
      The lunch and dinner they provide was excellent! We had low expectations but ended thinking it was better than most meals we’ve had in Thailand.
      Very glad we chose John Gray and very glad we chose the Starlight trip to Phang Nga Bay.
      Written 17 January 2020
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      Megan R
      Sydney, Australia401 contributions
      Jan 2020
      This tour is expensive but it is offset by the quality and being taken to places that tourists don't frequent. The day starts at 1000 and you get back to your hotel at around 2200. It is a huge day. This is the second time we have done this trip as we were very impressed 2 years ago with this tour.
      Light lunch was lovely, fresh and not that light at all-spring rolls, soup, curry, afternoon tea with cakes, fruit platters, drinking water. BYO drinks also allowed as you cannot purchase anything on board.
      Our guide was very informative and understood the cultural and spaces we travelled in. There was an hour free time to swim, kayak or just hang about. We were shown krill at night saw an amazing sunset and a new moon. The caves were amazing.
      Crew were very friendly and polite. They had a great sense of humour also. Safety was addressed and so were dietary requirements.
      This tour caters for all diets-I was impressed at the quality and quantity of food provided.
      We have recommended this tour to many friends and everyone has had a most enjoyable time. I could not complain about anything.
      Written 7 February 2020
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      Jane W
      Barnsley, UK2 contributions
      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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      Carly C
      Westcliff-on-Sea, UK95 contributions
      Jan 2020
      We have visited Thailand many times, and we really try and stay away from the typical tourist spots, but I'd looked at this trip many times and decided to give it a go based on the reviews and what I had read about John Grey previously. It is only one of w few tours that you can see the plankton at night, so we finally went for it, and I am so glad we did. On turning up at the pier I was still slightly dubious, there were a lot of people, but we were split into 3 groups, each going on 3 different boats. From that point on, I never felt like we were squashed in, or there wasn't enough space or we were waiting for other guests etc. its organised very well. So the trip itself is really wonderful - highlights were definitely the bioluminescent plankton, and making the krathong and lighting them at night in the cave. The crew are really fantastic, our guides went out of their way to show us animals and caught jelly fish and crabs for the boys to hold and look at. Please do not hesitate to book this tour, its a fantastic day, away from the usual tourist spots and although expensive, you definitely get your monies worth. But for us, we were even luckier than most - as we stepped onboard the boat we saw John Grey and he was actually coming out on our boat for the day!! He says he still goes out every day if he can as he loves it that much. We talked to him for most of the day about his travels and the things he has accomplished and we felt very special to be listening to the guy who created this tour and first found these caves all those years ago.
      Written 8 February 2020
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      Amy O
      9 contributions
      Nov 2022
      My fiancee and I did this tour shortly after we got engaged and it was absolutely magical. The minute I booked my flight and hotel to Phuket, I also booked this. I had done sea kayaking when I was 16 with my family and loved it so much that I wanted my fiancee to experience it as well. This excursion was absolutely fantastic. No, the reviews are not lying to you.
      We went through so many caves and lagoons, had some great food, had a good amount of free time, got to build Krathongs (traditional thai floating lanterns), floated those Krathongs in a bat cave, and then got to see bioluminescent algae.
      Our main tour guide was great, and very informative. Our personal paddler was also wonderful, despite not being able to speak english, we could still tell that he was trying his very best. He was a fantastic photographer and took one of our favourite photos to date. The main tour guide also made sure to stick close by to us as we were paddled through the caves and lagoons so that we could still get information and fun facts. They were both wonderful and so pleasant to talk to, joke with and just be around.
      I would say a word of caution if you are claustrophobic in any way as the extremely tight entrances to the cave spooked me quite a bit despite me not being scared of that kind of stuff. I would also warn people who think it would be a good idea to bring small children to this, as i witnessed 2 different families with young children struggle to keep their kids still on the kayaks. To be honest I felt bad for the families because they were so busy trying to keep their children still and well behaved, that they couldn't enjoy one of the most beautiful places on earth.
      All in all, this was such a fantastic experience, from the jaw dropping scenery, good food, fun crafts and great conversations shared with the guys and other guests. I would recommend this to teenagers and adults so that they can fully appreciate this fantastic experience.
      I've done this excursion twice now, and I will undoubtedly be booking again when I return to phuket, I just can't get enough!
      Written 21 December 2022
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      Dear amyoN9416EU Thanks for your immense and intense review, this is indeed one of the best place in the world to experience nature first hand and untouched.
      Written 21 December 2022
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      Claire W
      Dubai, United Arab Emirates181 contributions
      This trip was over an above anything I was expecting.
      While the start location was not as expected, once we got on the boat and started on our voyage towards the Hongs everything came alive.
      We were all assigned our own personal rower for the duration of the trip, and they are all so friendly and welcoming. It was great to get to know the staff on a personal level, their stories of how Covid has affected their livelihood in particular.
      The journey to the first canoe spot took around 50 minutes, during which we were served snacks, water and ice tea or coffee.
      As the tide changes daily to different timings the first couple of canoe spots weren’t as interesting as the tide was low so you couldn’t see much, though our rower offered up many interesting facts about the geology of the region.
      Onto the next location we had more snacks and drinks, the caves in this location were much more interesting, with an amazing lagoon surrounded by exotic bird song and monkeys, it was like something out of Avatar.
      Dinner was provided, a mixture of local curries and rice, I can’t eat spicy food an there were options I could eat too.
      The absolute highlight of the trip was making the Loy Kraton and floating them in the cave after sunset.
      We made the kraton with the help of our rower who told us about this history of the festival and the meaning of the kraton.
      This was such a beautiful experience and one of our highlights of our trip to Thailand.
      I would absolutely recommend this trip, I didn’t find any other company offering this same experience, and while we were there we only saw one other boat the whole time. A must do experience while in Phuket
      Written 30 January 2022
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