How to Visit James Bond Island from Krabi

Krabi to James Bond Island Tour 101
Taking a day trip to James Bond Island and Phang Nga Bay is an increasingly popular option for visitors at the beautiful beach resorts in Krabi.

The tours run all year round and are easy to book once you arrive and are ready to explore a little more of Thailand. 
Here’s all you need to know to for a top trip:

Krabi to James Bond Island Tour 101

How Far is Krabi from Phang Nga Bay?

The total distance is 60 miles by road and boat between Krabi and James Bond Island in Phang Nga Bay. Great views and scenery all the way.

What is the Tour Duration and Transfer Time?

Tours from Krabi are usually a full day trip lasting 8 hours. They usually start at 8am when you are picked up at the hotel by air-conditioned minivan or bus and return by around 5pm in the evening.

How Much Do Island Tours from Krabi Cost?

Tickets for a traditional longtail boat tour can be purchased at your hotel or nearby travel agents 1 to 2 days in advance at a cost of 1,300 to 1,400 Thai Baht ($40 to $45 US dollars per person).

What Sights Will You See on Your Day Trip?

Most itineraries take you from Krabi through the countryside to Ao Phang Nga National Park, the most impressive marine area in Thailand due to the vast bay with its many islands, lagoons and awesome limestone formations.

From Phang Nga Pier the boat departs for a scenic cruise by the mangroves then exploring Lot Noi Sea Cave at Thalu Island (also possible kayaking).

This is followed by lunch at the floating fishing village at Koh Panyee Island or directly to the top attraction famously dubbed ‘James Bond Island’ (aka Khao Ping Khan and Koh Tapu Islands).

Before heading back to Krabi many tours include a stop to experience Wat Suwankuha Temple, which has been nicknamed the ‘Monkey Cave’ after the proliferation of (relatively) tame monkeys tourists can buy food for and take photos of.

Then it’s time to return to Krabi with a day full of unforgettable memories.

Have a great time visiting James Bond Island!