John Gray's Cave Canoeing Tour in Phang Nga Bay

10 hours
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


Explore the limestone caves and hidden lagoons around Phang Nga Bay with an experienced guide and learn about their discovery by John Gray in 1989. With a light Thai style lunch served onboard the boat, professional guides to paddle each custom-made canoe through some jaw-droppingly spectacular  caves and 'hongs' and a Thai seafood buffet dinner during a Phang Nga Bay sunset, this full day tour is truly a magnificent experience.


  • Guided canoe tour of Phang Nga Bay
  • National Park Fee
  • Canoe, paddle, and life jacket
  • Professional guide (paddler of canoe)
  • Light Thai buffet lunch
  • Thai seafood buffet dinner
  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your Phuket hotel
  • Soft drinks and water

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: John Gray's Sea Canoe, Phuket Town, Phuket 83000 Thailand

Enjoy an afternoon of sea cave exploring literally inside Phang Nga Bay’s marine geology, - including the caves and hidden lagoons John Gray found in 1989. Great nature and wildlife surrounds you.

Our World Famous Entry Trip starts mid-day to avoid the crowds, customized transfers included. Don’t eat lunch – we serve you on board of our comfortable support boat. After lunch, briefing and a raptor show, a professional guide paddles you through Phang Nga Bay’s “Tidal Nape Sea Caves” in our custom designed kayaks hand-made in Oregon by SOTAR, the World’s premier white water raft manufacturer. The unique experience is dramatic, but Caveman’s SOTAR custom kayaks are specially designed for your trip. We’ve never capsized, punctured or had an accident.

After a detailed briefing, your professional guide paddles you and your partner through “Tidal Nape” Sea Caves literally inside Phang Nga Bay’s marine limestone karstic islands into “Hongs“(Thai for “Room”)

The hidden cliff-lined lagoons are populated with macaques, water monitors, kingfishers, mudskippers, egrets, Sea Eagles and Brahminy Kites.

We finish after dark by floating your own self-made flower “Kratong” in a spiritual and spectacular Natural light show. Eating our delicious seafood-vegan buffet on the trip back, you return to the pier two hours after sunset.

Duration: 10 hours

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children under 6 years are free (although very small children/infants not recommended due life-jacket size and canoeing)
  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place. Single traveler may book this product, but is subject to availability and cancellation if minimum number of people is not met on the activity day. (Alternative date or refund will be offered should this occur.).
  • Hotel pick up may be 30-90 minutes prior to tour Start time/Departure time (depending on hotel location)
  • If you have a heart condition, high blood pressure or congenital disease you should not participate.
  • Pregnant woman should carefully consider whether to participate.
  • If you have back, neck, lower back, joint, or muscular problems, you should carefully consider whether to participate.
  • Weather and sea conditions determine whether the tour operates.
  • The Company will not be held responsible for any changes made to the program due to the weather, tide level, sea conditions, accident, or any other reason that may modify the program. These changes are made for the safety and comfort of all guests and no refunds can be given. The Supplier reserves the right to cancel any trip in case of bad weather
  • Prior to commencement of tour, passenger may be required to sign to acknowledge participation in tour for legal/insurance purposes.
  • What to bring: towel, bathing clothes, dry & warm clothes for the way back, sunglasses and sun cream.
  • Dry-bags are provided, however, camera/phone is carried at passenger's own risk.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • I Asia Thailand has an exclusive partnership with 'Safety in Asia’. Being specialists in Health & Safety management in the hospitality industry, they will guide us on the best hygiene practices available. 'Safety in Asia' is FTO (Federation of Tour Operators) approved.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
Athina M
April 2019

This whole experience is amazing! From the information, what we were shown, the food and our personal canoe paddler - it’s worth every penny. If you’re looking for a good day trip out exploring and seeing some breathtaking lagoons, this is it!

July 2022

The tour was brilliant. If there is one thing you do in Phuket, it should be this. The lagoons were magical pieces of untouched scenery, with brilliant access to the wildlife including: birds, bats, fish, lizards and crabs. Travelling through the caves was relaxing and easy, being paddled alo...

March 2020

This day trip was an absolute highlight for us. It was incredible. The trip starts with a private car picking you up from your hotel, dropping you at a souvenir shop by the dock. Once everyone arrived we were split into 2 groups (40 in each) and driven to the boat. The boats were spacious and nic...

February 2020

John Gray has done an amazing job organizing tours in Phang Nga Bay. The guides are very helpful, and will take care of you as you explore caves, and lagoons. They take great care to be environmentally secure, actually picking up plastic bottles, and any floating debris as you progress through th...

January 2020

My family and I loved our time with John Gray’s crew. Their organisation and helpfulness was second to none and the food was some of the best we had during our Thailand stay. Worth every penny, can not recommend enough.

Rosemary S
September 2019

Everyone was amazing! Lots of things to do and plenty to eat. Love the thankful ceremony at the end- felt very spiritual. On the flip side- I would have bought some warm clothes to change into had I known it would be dark before we returned.

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