**National Park entry fees are INCLUDED in the ticket price for this trip. This is because James Bond Island is in Phang Nga Province; the “cash on the day” policy only applies to the islands in Krabi.**
ITINERARY: Drive for around an hour and a half through the scenic north of Krabi and into Phang Nga province, stopping off at a waterfall and a fruit garden for a buffet lunch before heading to the small pier which is the jumping off point for James Bond Island. You will spend 30 – 45 mins on the beach here, enough to do your best Bond / Bond girl impressions in front of the famous rock for Facebook / Instagram purposes, or perhaps just explore the various caves.
Then it’s time to head to the floating village at Koh Panyi. This traditional Muslim fishing community is now heavily dependent on the income it gets from tourism, so you will also see row upon row of souvenir stalls. You’ll then spend some more time cruising around the bay of Phang Nga with its amazing rock islands, or (select option above) spend half an hour paddling around the coastline and through the mangrove lined backwaters to visit some caves. Paddle guides are available and though included in the price, most expect a tip.
Transfer overland back to your hotel – another 1.5 hours in the minivan.
Expected group size: 10 – 25 pax, depending on the day and time of year.
Important: This trip includes a 1 hour 15 minute drive each way to and from the boat pier in Phang Nga Bay. Although you visit the islands, there is nowhere for swimming or snorkeling as the water is not very clear.
– More info on James Bond Island.