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

4.8 / 5

23 reviews

Activity provider: TripGuru Thailand

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

Activity provider: TripGuru Thailand
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Embark on an epic adventure via canoe and longtail boat on this guided trip, including transportation from Phuket and lunch. Discover the wonders of the Monkey Cave, Panyee Island, and Talu Cave.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Please be ready in your hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time
Small group
Limited to 9 participants


  • Experience the scents and flavors of Thai food during a local lunch
  • Visit James Bond Island to see one of Thailand’s most famous landmarks
  • Spot statues, carvings, and monkeys at Wat Suwan Khuha (Monkey Cave)
  • Feel refreshed while canoeing and swimming around the Talu Cave
  • Discover the local life of villagers at Panyee Island (the Floating Village)
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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.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • National park entrance fee
  • Canoe and life jacket
  • Lunch
  • Seasonal fruits
  • Water
  • Travel insurance
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People with heart problems
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • Masks are optional but are strongly recommended while indoors
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You must fill out a travel information form
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    4.8 /5

    based on 23 reviews

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    An absolutely amazing day. Maria was an excellent guide: very friendly, helpful and made our day that much more special. We went at the perfect time of year as not overflowing with other tourists. It fell down with rain whilst canoeing but this made it more fun. Everyone: guide, canoe guys, boat driver, taxi driver, etc all very experienced, friendly and added to the experience. I would highly recommend and if you get Maria as your guide you will be very lucky, just as we were!

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    June 22, 2022

    My 15 year old daughter and I had an unforgettable day. The weather was a bit hit and miss, but our guide, Maria, kept a close eye on it for us. When it rained we sat in the boat. We were on James Bond Island before the big crowd. That was very nice. Then by boat to the canoes. You have to experience that yourself. I can't describe it. Then I would miss it. Then by boat to the floating village. Very cool. First lunch, then had enough time for a walk. Well with the guide... otherwise you'll get lost. Nice souvenirs bought for not much money. Once back at the quay, we took the van to the temple cave where you can also feed monkeys, but due to the heavy rainfall at that time, it fell into the water. However, the temple was a special location. We certainly did not regret this tour. Would have been different if the sun had been shining. But all in all we are satisfied. So highly recommended.

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    June 6, 2022

    Amazing day with our tour guide Maria! Highly recommend it. It's different form doing other islands which include snorkelling and swimming. This is great to enjoy long boat ride in a middle of a national Parc which will take away your breath from the beauty of it. The kayaking was really nice as well. James Bond island is observed from a very small beach that has a lot of people (seemed a lot because very small). I can't imagine how busy it can get there after covid restriction are removed for travelling. But apart from that the all experience will be forever cherished and I give also a lot of credit for it to Maria for taking time to take pictures of us, explain the history of everything we saw and mostly being so friendly and smiling all the time despite Ramadan and the hot weather on that day.

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    April 20, 2022

    Product ID: 409946