ITINERARY: First, an apology of sorts: this tour is definitely more expensive than other “Hong Island Kayaking” tours, but we hope with good reason. The majority of operators we have tried to work with on this itinerary have proven to be not up to standard, according to customer feedback. They essentially run budget longtail boat trips, throw a couple of kayaks (often of questionable quality) on the roof and send guests off to explore with minimal guidance. So for reasons of safety, comfort and quality, we can no longer honestly sell such tours.
In contrast, our new operator for this itinerary (Sea Kayak Krabi) is a kayaking specialist. Guides are trained in sea-kayaking – important when you are dealing with currents and waves, unlike the inland kayaking tours – and guests are closely supervised. There is a proper length kayaking session – you will (sea conditions permitting) take a full tour around Hong Island, seeing dramatic coastal scenery, deserted beaches, birds’ nest collecting caves, and of course, the famous inner lagoon where, at low tide, many small marine animals can be spotted.
The tour starts with a trip to the private pier at Tubkaek Beach, where you will embark immediately on the short journey to Koh Hong, one of the most beautiful islands near the Krabi coast. After a safety briefing and instruction in paddling for those who need it, you will set off around the island with the guides.
Lunch will be served buffet style, on the beach, where you will spend the rest of the afternoon, swimming, snorkeling, or (if you wish) doing more kayaking around the coast.
Return to the mainland coast around 4pm, via the pretty cove of Lao Bileh (Paradise Island) if time allows.
NOTE: National Park entry fee (300฿) is included in the ticket price. The guides will pay the rangers on your behalf on the day of travel, to save time.
Paddle guides are available if you do not wish to paddle yourself. The cost is 600฿ per kayak, with a maximum of 2 passengers.
Expected group size: 4 – 15 pax, depending on the day and time of year.
Important: Total kayaking time is 1 – 1.5 hours, with breaks. If you cannot manage this, please book a paddle guide. Travel time to Koh Hong is around 30 minutes.
– More info on the Hong Islands.
Mme Drouet –
Super, le tour de l’île en canoë génial, animateur super sympa, à l’écoute de ses clients pour leur faire découvrir tous les détails intéressants. Vraiment une super journée, très sérieux au niveau de l’encadrement.
The trip was fantastic. The guide we had that day was awesome and really asked for our input on where and for how long we would like to stay. He also showed us special types of birds and animals we otherwise wouldnt have noticed. He also explained everything perfectly.
Vi & Tung –
Wonderful trip. The guide was really nice, we had a nice chat about luxury hotels around the islands and life in Krabi. There were only two of us on the tour and everything is up to us. This is the best tour we had among 3 tours we had in Krabi. Highly recommended!
Cannot emphasis enough about this wonderful guide. Our guide, A (pronounces as ei), was fantastic. He took so many great photos and even videos of us during kayaking with our waterproof camera. There were only four of us (two adults and two children age 8 and 5), so he asked our interests where to go and how long and made sure that we enjoyed. Guide was great, and views were spectacular. Although waves were sometimes rough (in late August), we felt secured that our guide was there to assist us in case we needed.
It was a really good experience! Our guide (pronounces as Anuk) is amazing, he was very attentive with us and very kind. We went 4 people in the boat so it is highly recommended. Also the meal was delicious! :)
Our family had the best time on your sea kyaking tour today. We were greeted in friendly manner. Our transfer on long boat was exciting and the scenery was spectacular. The tour guide assisted us in paddling instruction and pointed out local features. There were just 6 in our group so we had time to discuss lots with the guide who spoke English well. The lunch was plentiful with a nice range of mild Thai foods. An outstanding day – 5 stars!!! Louise – Australia.
I had a great time with the tour. The guide and the chauffeur are very friendly and helpful. The guid made sure everyone was safe during kayaking. I came alone and although I had not told him I was not experienced in kayaking, he came kayaking with me in the boat. I really appreciated that. He also managed to get to the other two islands and gave is enough time to swim and explore the islands. The guide is very open, patient and positive! I am glad I took this tour, its a experience I will never forget. I had a great time with the group!