What to expect on a James Bond island tour
Sightseeing and beautiful scenery
The main attraction that you will enjoy during a James bond island tour is the stunning scenery of the limestone cliffs and emerald-green waters that provide a perfect backdrop for photos.
In addition to the beautiful scenery, if you are going on a late afternoon or an evening tour, you can enjoy amazing views of the sunset in Phang Nga bay.
Activities during James bond island tours
- Canoeing and Kayaking: Most of the tours operating to James bond island and Phang Nga bay include opportunities to explore hidden lagoons and caves in a canoe or kayak. This is a peaceful way to see the area’s natural beauty while doing some outdoor activities.
- Snorkeling and Swimming: Some parts of the bay have clear waters suitable for snorkeling, offering a chance to see colorful corals and marine life.
- Nature Walks and Caving: Some islands in Phang Nga Bay have intriguing cave systems and mangrove forests, perfect for nature walks. One of the most famous caves at Phang Nga bay is the ice cream cave.
- Relax on the Beaches: There are several beautiful beaches in the area where you can relax and enjoy the sun. When going for a James bond island tour, it often includes a Stop to one of the islands that has a beautiful beach such as Khai island or Naka island.
Visiting Koh Phanyee
Most of the tours to James bond island include a visit to the Muslim fishing village on Koh Panyee, which is one of the greatest highlights during the tour. This village is built on stilts over the water, and you can explore the village, shop for souvenirs, and enjoy fresh seafood.
Koh Panyee is home to a Muslim community, mainly fishermen who settled in the area about 200 years ago from Java, Indonesia. There are around 1500 People living in this village and its economy is mainly focusing on tourism, fishing, selling handicrafts, and restaurants selling seafood for foreigners visiting the island.
The village is known for its floating football pitch, built from old scraps of wood and fishing rafts by the children of the village. This pitch symbolizes the village’s passion for football and has an inspiring story of how the village kids overcame space constraints to enjoy their favorite sport.
The village is known for its delicious seafood, freshly caught and prepared in traditional and Halal Thai styles.
Different types of James bond island tours
If you are planning to visit James bond island during your stay in Phuket, you will find several boat types and options available to book. Below are the most popular ones:
- Speed Boat: If you are looking for the fastest option, Speed boats will be the best option for you. They typically take about 40-60 minutes to reach James Bond Island from Phuket.
- Longtail Boat: Longtail boats are the traditional Thai boats and great for sightseeing, however they are slower than the speedboat. The journey can take approximately 1.5 to 2.5 hours to reach James bond island from Phuket, depending on weather conditions and the boat’s speed.
- Big Boat: Slow boats but stable, good for families traveling with Children to avoid water Bumps and have a more comfortable journey.
- Catamaran: These are Larger and more stable boats offering a comfortable journey but are generally not as fast as speed boats. The trip might take around 1 to 2 hours, also depending on the weather conditions and the Catamaran size. There are several Sizes of Catamaran boats available in Phuket for James Bond island tours, and they are often booked on a private basis for more exclusive experiences.