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Sea Canoe John Gray - Hong by Starlight

Enjoy one of the best rated kayaking trips in Phuket! Includes lunch, dinner & transfers

Sea Canoe John Gray – Hong by Starlight

Sea Canoe John Gray

Sea Canoe John Gray welcomes you to the famous Hong by starlight tour! This top-rated tour takes you to Phang Nga bay where you can enjoy kayaking and cave exploring in the afternoon and evening. Included are hotel transfers anywhere in Phuket, lunch & dinner, soft drinks & water, all kayaking gear, licensed and experienced guides, and travel insurance. Are you ready to be surrounded by nature and wildlife? Make sure to book this amazing trip online here!

The Sea Canoe John Gray day starts with a pickup between 11:30 and 12:00 from your hotel in Phuket. Our air-conditioned minivan takes you north to Phang Nga Bay, one of the most beautiful areas in Thailand. We will arrive at Ao Po around one hour later. Because the Hong by starlight tour starts in the afternoon, we avoid the crowds so we can enjoy the sunset by ourselves!

From Ao Po, we take a twin-engine support boat into the bay. Here you’ll be served a Thai-style light lunch (vegetarian options available). It’s best if you don’t eat lunch beforehand as there will be plenty of food available. During lunch, we will also brief you about the wildlife, the kayaking, and the nature you can find in Phang Nga Bay.

Hong by starlight kayaking

After lunch and the briefing, it’s time to board the kayak! Our experienced and professional guides will paddle you through some amazing ‘ Tidal Nape Sea caves’. You will be doing so in our custom-designed kayaks designed by the world’s best: SOTAR in Oregon, USA. These kayaks are really the best of the best. Cave kayaking might sound a bit scary, but it isn’t. In all of our tours since 1989, we have never had an accident or capsized. Hong by starlight is a completely safe adventure for anyone.

The guide will lead you into small Hongs (Thai for room), which are essentially water cave rooms where you can paddle around.  The hidden cliffs are filled with monkeys, sea eagles, Kingfishers, and more rare species. We have 2 kayaking sessions divided by a short trip on the escort boat. At 18:00 we enjoy a Thai-style seafood dinner. Enjoy the amazing food while looking at the sunset over the bay. It’s a unique experience!

Loy Krathong

After dinner, it’s time to get back into the kayak. It’s dark now, a perfect time to light our Loy Krathongs (a floating combination of bamboo, flowers, and candles). This is a truly unique experience if you haven’t seen the famous Loy Krathong celebrations in November in Thailand. After one hour we head back by kayak to the escort boat that takes us back to Ao Po pier.

Here the air-conditioned minivans wait to bring you back to your hotel in Phuket. You should arrive there no later than 22:00, early enough for a drink. Book John Gray’s Sea canoe adventure here, you will be amazed by the sights and activities during this trip!


  • 11:30-12:00 – Pickup from your hotel anywhere in Phuket
  • 12:00-13:00 – We arrive at Ao Po.Board the escort boat for a light lunch (Thai style) and briefing
  • 14:30 – Arrival at the first island where we explore caves and hongs by kayak
  • 15:30 – We return to the boat and move to the second island
  • 16:00 – We explore 2 more hongs and caves by kayak
  • 18:00 – Enjoy the sunset at Phang Nga Bay with a Thai seafood buffet dinner
  • 19:00 – We get back into the kayak when it’s dark to float the Loi Krathongs
  • 20:00 – Departure by escort boat back to Ao Po
  • 21:00 – Arrival at the pier in Ao Po and transfer back by minivan
  • 21:30 – 22:00 – Arrival at your hotel depending on its location


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9-10 hour tour

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From: 3,690 ฿


What is included in this trip?

Transfers to and from your hotel or airport

Waterproof bag for your phone

John Gray’s canoeing gear

Experienced and licensed guides

Thai style lunch & seafood dinner

Soft drinks & water

All entry fees

Travel insurance


What should you take with you if you go on this trip?

Sunglasses & sun hat

Towel & bathing suit



Warm & dry clothes for the way back


What should you know if you go on this tour?

This tour is not suitable for pregnant women

Free transfers available from anywhere on Phuket

Insurance provided

We have vegetarian and halal options available during lunch & dinner


We are a Thai based company with our head office on Koh Samui. We offer the best Tours in Chiang Mai, Koh Samui, Krabi and Phuket, combined with personal advice and help if needed. 

If you need any help deciding on the best tour, please contact us! Our staff is always available via chat, e-mail or phone to answer your questions.


8/15 Moo 3 Chaweng Beach road
Chaweng, Koh Samui
Surat Thani 84320

+66 (0) 613 941 444
+66 (0) 925 471 403

TAT License: 34/00803


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