James Bond Island by VIP Speedboat from Phuket

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James Bond Island by VIP Speedboat from Phuket
from USD $118.01
This day trip to James Bond Island (Khao Ping Kan) gets you there by 25-passenger speedboat from Phuket. Relax with premium service that includes refreshments, a canoe ride to the sea caves and lagoons of Hong Island, and a buffet lunch at a restaurant in a floating island village. Hotel transport is provided from Phuket.
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In Brief

Phuket, Thailand
9 hours
Important InfoInfo
Your day trip from Phuket to Phang Nga Bay begins with hotel pickup in the morning and a transfer to a private pier. Here, take a short break for provided coffee, tea, or juice before hopping into your speedboat for your first island destination of Koh Panak. Marvel at the unique shapes of this mountainous seascape, then speed away to Hong Island where a skilled paddler transports you by inflatable canoe. Pass through limestone caves, lagoons, and towering cliffs with whimsical shapes. 

Shortly afterward, motor on to Khao Ping Kan, or so-called James Bond Island, the filming site for the 1974 British spy movie The Man with the Golden Gun. Pose like 007 while you capture photos of the towering rock here.

Lunch is served around noon at the floating island of Koh Panyee, a Muslim village whose inhabitants came from Indonesia. After a restaurant buffet, you'll have about 30 minutes to roam on your own. With your appetite sated, set out on an exhilarating hike to the Ice Cream Cave and indulge your adventurous side as you explore the underground passageways and search for the ice-cream shaped stalactite after which the cave was named.

Finally, stop at Naka Island, with free time to relax, sunbathe, and swim. There’s Jet Ski and a banana boat to rent (own expense), if you are looking for more adventure. Returning to the pier in the afternoon, you're provided with refreshments while you await transport back to your hotel.


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (Please choose accordingly)
  • Lunch, beverages, and light refreshments
  • National Park fees and local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Hong Islands
  • Entry/Admission - James Bond Island
  • Entry/Admission - Ko Pa Nak


  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • DVD (available to purchase)

Departure Point

Your hotel or Liam Seng Pier

Returns To

Your hotel or Liam Seng Pier

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Please choose accordingly on your hotel area
  • Please provide your hotel address within 48 hours of your tour date
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Things to Bring: Beach towels, suntan lotion, sunglasses and hat
  • Hotels pickup time: Patong: 8am- 8:20am Kata and Karon: 7:30am -7:50am Rawai, Nai Harn, Phuket Town and Ao Chalong: 7:15am – 7:30am Nai Yang, Nai Thon: 8:40am -9am Cape Panwa, Koh Siray, Ao Por and Mai Khao: 8:40am -9am

Booking Information

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

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.36 out of 5 based on the last 14 recent reviews

Visited 5 islands in total. James Bond Island was beautiful as were the other islands. Absolute Highlight is the kayaking on the last stop. Definately recommend.
• Submitted 04 Nov 2019
This was an excellent low key trip, much smaller group than the other trips we took. The sights were nothing short of breath taking. My boys of 11 ans 13 as well as my wife and I were completely blown away at the sights during the canoe trip. Lunch was probably the best we had on any stops during the week. The last stop at the beach was the perfect end for our trip. There was less than 50 people on the beach that was probably 10 acres in size with plenty of shade to rest in. The crew was outstanding!
• Submitted 25 Feb 2018
My wife and I had and incredible time!
• Submitted 26 Oct 2017
One of those things you must do if you are in Thailand. The speedboat really motors along and the crew constantly has snacks and soft drinks for the guests. The raft part is superb and gets you into all the nooks and crannies. Good fun as well. James Bond Island is busy as expected but you forget about that and get caught up in the magic that the island holds. It still looks the same as when it was featured in the movie.
• Submitted 16 Oct 2017
Very accommodating. The staff was very nice!
• Submitted 05 Sep 2017
Great day out, guides were excellent. Great photo opportunities. Nice lunch at fishing village.
• Submitted 07 Aug 2017
Great time! Highly recommend!
• Submitted 01 Jul 2017
This tour was excellent! A must do when in Thailand! It is a bit of a long day and I can see why some say they wish they had more time at some of the spots but if you want to see it all and are on limited time, this tour is perfect. Many of the places you visit are a little crowded as well but that's to be expected. The food was good and the guides were great. Overall, I highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 06 Mar 2017
This tour was exactly as advertised. From the pick up at the hotel, to tea and coffee on arrival, to the kayaking, views of James Bond Island and the lunch at the fishing village, even offered us coconuts upon our return. Would highly recommend. Our guide Don was funny and polite. Great Trip.
• Submitted 22 Nov 2016
We really enjoyed this activity. It was well organized and the staff were extremely friendly. The ratio of participants to the size of the boat was excellent. The boat was spacious enough to accommodate everyone. We enjoyed the snacks provided while riding on the speed from point to point and the lunch provided was very good. They provided a camera/video staff member which was an added bonus even if you brought your own camera equipment. If you wanted to, you were able to purchase his set of videos/pictures as a souvenir in the end. The stops we made throughout the tour were amazing. We loved the kayak into the caves...it was breathtaking. I would recommend this tour to anyone who visits Phuket.
• Submitted 14 Nov 2016
This trip was really good and worth the money. Very well organised and the staff were very helpfull. Lunch was ok,didn't need that much time allocated for the markets behind.
• Submitted 14 Sep 2017
This was a great tour, once we got there. We had hotel pick up and were the first ones, so with all the other stops we were in the shuttle for almost 2 hours. This was never conveyed to us which would have been nice. Once on the boat, things ran smoothly. Recommend this tour because someone else paddles you in the canoe to see the sites and lagoons of Hong Island. We would have missed many great photo opportunities if we had been paddling ourselves. Another nice piece of this tour...we only had 18 people on our boat which is nice for seeing sites while on the boat and for getting on and off.
• Submitted 21 May 2017
The organization is very good and you have the opportunity to see a lot of different spots BUT You dont paddle around the caves - people are doing it for you The buffet lunch is NOT delicious. The swimming / snorkeling time was really disappointed small beach, nothing to do
• Submitted 05 Feb 2017
Boring and terrible
• Submitted 25 Apr 2017

In Brief

Phuket, Thailand
9 hours