Phang Nga Bay National Park

Thailand has 102 national parks, 21 of which are designated as arine national parks. Phang Nga Bay National Park is one such example. It was declared a Thai national park in 1981. Phang Nga national park is also an ASEAN Heritage since 2003. Surrounded by Phuket island in the South, Phang Nga province in the North and Krabi province in the East, this national park covers an area of 400 km2 and contains 42 islands. A number of these islands possess sea caves which gives access to internal lagoons and small sandy beaches. Phang Nga National Park is a very well protected area and easy to navigate in calm water all year around.

 

Transportation

Our boat leaves from the North-East of Phuket island, at Ao Por Pier, about 45 minutes to 1 hour minibus ride from the main tourist areas. We would like to mention also that depending on hotel locations and the number of passengers on the tour (max 14), sometime the bus might make a little ‘detour” to collect customers from other hotels (up to 2) but pretty much the same travelling time regardless.

 

Health/Fitness Concerns

It is not necessary to be an athletic person or to know how to paddle a canoe as we provide canoe paddlers for every two customers. Accordingly there is no need to worry about sore muscles the next day or the ability to keep up with the rest of the group.

The canoes are small inflatables boats with a width of about 50 cm (20 inches).  Some people might find it a little tight when sitting in a canoe but will still enjoy the day.

 

What to Bring

  • Swim suit
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Phone/camera
  • Towel
  • Change of clothes
  • Light shoes (flip-flops)
  • Pocket money