James Bond Island

James Bond Island: Our most recommended tours and activities

Phuket: James Bond Island Day Trip by Speed Boat with Lunch

1. Phuket: James Bond Island Day Trip by Speed Boat with Lunch

Enjoy pickup and drop-off to and from your hotel to the pier, where your journey across emerald waters and the blue ocean takes place for this day tour around the island and caves. Refresh yourself with a complementary buffet lunch. Cruise along Phang Nga Bay and stop for sightseeing at Panak Island, famous for its emerald lagoons and deep caves. Take in the scenery of stalactite formations and high limestone cliffs. Next, travel to Hong, or Talu Island and enjoy canoeing inside an ancient cave. See all the mysterious rock formations, some shaped by nature that look like animals. After a canoeing session and sightseeing, you will have the chance to visit the floating Muslim village of Panyee Island. Enjoy a buffet lunch and a walk around the village, full of friendly locals. Next, visit the iconic James Bond Island, also known as Khao Ping Kan. The unique formation of this nail-shaped island is nature's mystery and has made it the icon of Phang Nga Bay. After sightseeing on James Bond Island, explore Ice Cream Cave to see the phenomenal stalagmite and crystal formations inside. Try canoeing in the cave, full of emerald green water. Finally, you'll arrive at Lawa Island, or Naka Island (one of the islands will be chosen depending on the weather). Go for a swim, or relax on the island with free time to enjoy the ocean before heading back to the pier.

Khao Lak: Phang Nga Bay & James Bond Island by Longtail Boat

2. Khao Lak: Phang Nga Bay & James Bond Island by Longtail Boat

Explore some of Thailand's most iconic and stunning islands on a longtail boat cruise from Khao Lak. Cruise over turquoise waters, past lush mangroves, and see the famous James Bond Island up close. Feel the salty breeze in your hair and relax under the warm tropical sun en route. After a pickup from your hotel in Khao Lak, board a traditional longtail boat and experience the mangrove forests and karst formations from a different perspective. Get up close to the limestone rocks on a short canoe trip before heading to Khao Phing Kan. Marvel at rock formations such as Tapu Island and James Bond Island, used as a film location in the movie "The Man With the Golden Gun." Continue to the floating Muslim village of Koh Panyi, where you will enjoy a delicious lunch. Next, go to Suwan Khuha Cave Temple to see the statue of the reclining Golden Buddha. Get some time to feed the resident monkeys before the return trip to Khao Lak.

From Phuket: James Bond Island & Canoe Tour by Longtail Boat

3. From Phuket: James Bond Island & Canoe Tour by Longtail Boat

Paddle a canoe and ride a longtail boat on this multi-stop adventure tour from Phuket with private and shared options. Taste local food, swim at Talu Cave, and visit James Bond Island to see the majestic limestone karsts made famous by the 1974 James Bond movie, “The Man with the Golden Gun.” After pickup from your hotel in Phuket, head straight to the first stop of the day, Wat Suwan Khuha, also known as the Monkey Cave, because of the cheeky primates living in the temple complex. Descend into the cave temple and look at the statues and carvings before making your way to the pier. Next, board a longtail boat and sail to the second stop, Panyee Island, also known as the Floating Village. Built on stilts by the local fishermen, the island has been inhabited since the 18th century. Explore the village, taking in local life, before having lunch at a restaurant in the village. After stuffing your belly with delicious local fare, board the boat again to make your way to Talu Cave. Enjoy some free time to canoe and swim in the beautiful blue water. Explore the cave area, where you will find incredible stalactites and stalagmites and unusually shaped rock formations. Then, continue to the day’s main attraction, James Bond Island. Stop at the perfect viewpoint to see the breathtaking 20-meter rock formation, a solitary cliff surrounded by turquoise waters and cliffs. Admire the unforgettable picturesque scenery before starting the journey back to Phuket.

From Phuket: James Bond Island Excursion by Longtail Boat

4. From Phuket: James Bond Island Excursion by Longtail Boat

First, you will get picked up from your hotel. Start this full-day tour visiting the famous Monkey Cave of Wat Suwan Kuha. Discover the many interconnected caves in the mountain and admire the gold reclining Buddha image at the temple. Explore the magical mangrove forest of Ao Phang Nga National Park by long-tail boat. Stop at a fishing village on Pan Yee Island to enjoy a tasty lunch before seeing James Bond Island, where the blockbuster movie, The Man with the Golden Gun, was filmed. Continue to Khao Phing Kan to see the stunning limestone karst formations. Experience the area’s beauty by sea canoe, paddling around Talu Island before returning to the pier. Your expert guide will paddle the canoe for you, as the waters in this area can be difficult for paddling. 

Phuket: James Bond Island Day Trip by Speedboat and Canoe

5. Phuket: James Bond Island Day Trip by Speedboat and Canoe

Following a pickup from your hotel in Phuket, climb aboard a speedboat and cruise around the limestone outcrops of Phang Nga Bay.  Speed across the waves of the Andaman Sea en route to the islets of Koh Ping Gan and Koh Tapu, better known as James Bond Island after they were featured in the 007 movie "The Man with the Golden Gun." Explore the hidden caves and emerald lagoons by canoe, and step back into the prehistoric world at a landscape formed over many thousands of years. Follow your guide to the very best locations, depending on the tide. Visit the village of Koh Payee built on stilts hundreds of years ago. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch of typical Thai food and get the chance to interact with the locals with the help of your guide. Get a taste of paradise and go for a swim around Naka Island or Rang Island before the end of your tour.

Krabi: Semi-Private James Bond Island Small Group Boat Tour

6. Krabi: Semi-Private James Bond Island Small Group Boat Tour

We present you our Semi-Private James Bond, Hong Islands & Koh Yao Noi Speedboat Tour from 9 am to 5 pm, from Ao Nang, Krabi. The James Bond Island is one of the most popular islands within the area of Phang Nga Bay in Krabi, as it was the island where one of Roger Moore’s movies was filmed. But we will focus our tour on visiting also Koh Yao Noi Island and the Hong Islands, both by their wild nature (during the busiest hours we will visit the Hong Islands and Koh Yao Noi island not so popular with tourists but of equal beauty). Throughout this Tour you will visit 3 different provinces in 1 day: Krabi, Phang Nga and Phuket! This Bay has a peculiar charm due to its huge limestone cliffs, its beaches blended with the jungle, its emerald waters and its peculiar fauna! We will do the entire tour by Speedboat, which will allow us to enjoy the navigation of the Thai waters, having more time to visit beaches, lagoons and other charming places..., this allows for you to enjoy the sea whilst viewing local marine fauna and incredible landscapes. Later we will enjoy an exquisite Thai Buffet Lunch served on the beach with amazing views! And of course we can adapt the menu to any food restriction. Our Certified Guide will be with you during all day, explaining you some Thai culture, the history of the islands, peculiarities of this area of the South of Thailand and of course safety rules on board. The Guide will also stay with you during the snorkel session so that you do not lose details of the marine life that you will find. Throughout this Semi-Private Boat Tour, you will be able to experience the islands in full privacy, visiting them outside of peak hours. We organise groups of maximum 17 people, and we use comfortable and spacious speedboats. We will discover very beautiful spots but every day we customise our itineraries, adapting them to the sea conditions, tides and the level of occupation of the beaches. At the conclusion of your James Bond experience, you will be returned to your point of origin.

From Phuket: Phanga Nga Bay Boat Day Tour with Lunch

7. From Phuket: Phanga Nga Bay Boat Day Tour with Lunch

Explore Ao Phang Nga National Park by boat on a day tour from Phuket. Swim in emerald waters, kayak around Hong Island, and cruise through Phang Nga Bay. Enjoy a hotel pickup in Phuket and board a boat in Phang Nga Bay. Cruise to Ao Phang Nga National Park, enjoying views of small islands and limestone rocks. Stop to jump in a kayak with your guide and explore mysterious sea caves and internal lagoons. Rejoin the big boat, and sail around the towering rocks of Khao Phing Kan, famously known as James Bond Island. Return to your kayak to paddle around Hong Island, explore lagoons, and observe the local wildlife. Enjoy a freshly prepared Thai buffet lunch before relaxing on a sandy beach or swimming in the refreshing, emerald water. If you wish, paddle around in a kayak on your own or search for brightly colored fish as you swim before returning to Phuket.

Phuket: Private Trip by Long-Tail Boat to James Bond Island

8. Phuket: Private Trip by Long-Tail Boat to James Bond Island

Feel like a movie star with a private long-tail boat trip to Khao Ping Kan "James Bond Island" from Phuket. Enjoy a picnic at the prow of your boat with the picturesque scenery of Panak and go swimming in Hong island's lagoons. Make a visit to Koh Panyee before relaxing on a beach at Naka. Start your day with pickup from your accommodations in Phuket and meet your friendly guide for the day. Arrive at your traditional long-tail boat and cruise out towards Panak island. Sit at the prow of your boat with a picnic as you drift beneath the otherworldly caves. Continue your boat trip to Hong island and admire the limestone cliffs towering above golden beaches. Take the chance to go for a swim in the serene emerald lagoons and live your ideal island life. Depart from Hong and arrive at the main destination, James Bond Island in the famous Phang Nga Bay. Feel the vibes and capture some great photos for Instagram as you drift through this iconic site. Arrive at the fishing village of Koh Panyee where you can grab some extra lunch if you're hungry and take the chance to explore the small island with only 200 households. Celebrate the end of your adventure at Naka Island. Settle down on the white-sand beach with a picnic and enjoy your meal as the sun sets. Go for another quick swim before cruising back to Phuket.

Phang Nga Bay: Longtail Boat Sightseeing Tour

9. Phang Nga Bay: Longtail Boat Sightseeing Tour

Explore the famous Phang Nga Bay in an authentic Thai longtail boat. Catch a perfect view of the region's limestone and see Ko Tapu, the James Bond Rock. Take a canoe ride to lay back and enjoy nature. Eat lunch in Koh Panyee, a sea gypsy village built overtop the water. View the fascinating landscape of the Andaman Coastline, full of substantial green mangrove forests that are habitat many animals such as lizards, snakes, monkeys, and a variety of birds. Get close to pillar-Esque limestone towers that protrude out of the blue waters. Arrive near the world-famous James Bond Island, made known for the filming of "The Man with the Golden Gun" starring Roger Moore. Spot Ko Tapu, the James Bond Rock, and take a picture of yourself as the classic 007 character. Jump into a canoe, lay back, and enjoy while your guide paddles for you. Get right next to stone formations that are hundreds of years old, caves, and majestic mangroves. Discover the village of Koh Panyee and learn of the lifestyle of the sea nomads that live there. Enjoy a traditionally made Thai lunch and take a short walk through the village to learn about the culture of the inhabitants. Find a souvenir or two to remember your experience or share it with a friend. Visit a local temple on the way back with a chance to see wild monkeys.

Phang-nga Bay & James Bond Island

10. Phang-nga Bay & James Bond Island

See Phang-Nga Bay National Park early in the morning when it is more quiet and get some excellent photos with this your private tour from your hotel in Khao Lak. Take a private longtail boat through a mangrove forest and through natural sea caves, led by the guide. Start with pickup from Khao Lak and head to Phang-nga Town. Arrive at the pier and get on board for sightseeing by Longtail boat. Cruise along the bay to see highlights of the national park. Hop on a canoe paddled by local crews through different caves and lagoons, visit James Bond island and the fisherman village of Panyee built on stilts. Enjoy a delicious Thai lunch at Panyee. After lunch, explore the village with your guide. Return to the pier and make your way to the Golden Cave Temple of Suwan Kuha, featuring the reclining Buddha. You can also see wild monkeys here. After exploring the site, return to your hotel in Khao Lak.

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What people are saying about James Bond Island

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Our trip was incredible! Your guide Ran was amazing! He was so insightful, helpful, knowledgeable, and fun! Truly made the trip for us by customizing it to fit our needs & make sure we had the best experience. The entire excursion was amazing, but having Ran lead us through it truly made it. He was so loved by all the locals giving us more insight than we could have needed. He made sure we got to places before all the other tourists in order to make sure we got the best experience. Little tips & tricks all over the place that truly made the experience amazing. Was such a relaxing & enjoyable day.

Amazing trip! The guide was very nice, the trip was perfectly organised and everything went smoothly. The canoa experience is amazing the trip also includes a very tasty lunch. I would 100% recommend it.

Great tour with variety of scenery and locations. Guide 'Boy' excellent and very supportive to older tourist (me). Driver very careful in wet road conditions. Great value. Recommended.

Our tour guide Dran I believe his name was, was a fantastic guide very knowledgable, kind, considerate just everything you would want in a tour guide! Could not fault one bit

A great trip, even though the weather was really bad! At least this meant there was hardly anyone on the island which was a bonus!