Canoeing

We provide 'muscle-powered' sea kayaks and all the necessary equipment. Sea kayaking is an excellent natural approach to visiting the uninhabited islands and the largely untouched bays nearby our resort. Heading North along the coast will bring you to the village of Tha Kao and new sandy beaches to explore. A Southern direction will take you towards Koh Nok, a small island with a lovely beach.

You can hike to the top of Koh Nok for an outstanding view of the sea and islands. At the beach front you will see some kayaks which are free to use so please help yourself if you would like to explore by sea. It is always best to check in with reception before you head out to check weather conditions, etc.

Canoeing koh yao

Ao Thalene Mangrove Kayaking Experience &
Phak Bia Beach Full Day

This kayaking day tour is the perfect way to explore the natural eco-friendly environment of Ao Thalane, known in Thai as Muddy Bay.

It is a karst-walled canyon that paddlers negotiate by either entering or exiting the mangrove estuaries that make Ao Thalane so scenic and unique. Adventure kayaking in Thailand's Ao Thalane is a magical experience, best viewed slowly and in silence.

At more than 300 million years old it is the oldest exposed rock in Krabi. Then on to the scenic island of Pak Bia. A part of the Hong Group of islands, renowned worldwide for their beauty and unique scenery it is nestled in the middle of Phang Nga Bay, with a pristine beach to finish the day relaxing or swimming.

The 6 hour tour includes: Boat transfers, marine park fees, English peaking guides, towels, lunch, fresh fruit, water and soft drinks.

Itinerary:

  • Depart Koyao Island Resort by traditional Thai long tail boat.
  • Arrival at Ao Thalene, where you will start kayaking through the mangrove forests and spot some of the crab eating Macaque monkeys.
  • Lunch on board the boat or on a deserted beach Relax, swim, snorkel and enjoy the views of the Bay from one of the beaches.
  • Transfer to Ko Kudu or Ko Nok, depending on wind and sea conditions for lunch and swimming.
  • Return to the resort.

Includes: Boat transfer, marine park fee, English speaking guide, towels, lunch, fresh fruit, water and soft drinks. Please bring swimwear, sun lotion, sunglasses and your camera.

Three Islands Canoe Expedition

Ko Tapu, Ko Panak, Ko Kudu or Ko Nok (full day)

This trip will take you to three different islands for three different purposes. Firstly you will be visiting the world famous James Bond Island (Ko Tapu) where the opening scene of the 1969, Man with the Golden Gun, James Bond, movie was filmed.

Secondly you will get a chance to see the inside of the limestone islands (Ko Panak). Explore the hidden world of the tidal caves and lagoons. Thousands of years old stalactites and stalagmites can be seen inside the caves. If you are lucky you might even spot some wild monkeys around the island.

Finally after sightseeing and canoeing through the tunnels, we will bring you to the deserted island of Ko Kudu or Ko Nok for your picnic lunch and a swim off the beach.

Recommended departure time for this trip is 6.00am to avoid crowds on James Bond Island and Canoe traffic jams in Ko Panak.

Itinerary:

  • Depart Koyao Island Resort by traditional Thai long tail boat.
  • Arrival at Ko Tapu, which is the Thai word for pin or nail island, but is now simply known as James Bond Island.
  • Boat transfer to Ko Panak. Canoe into the caves and along the island’s edges to see the spectacular formations. If time and tide permit, visit another cave by foot or canoe.
  • Transfer to Ko Kudu or Ko Nok, depending on wind and sea conditions for lunch and swimming.
  • Return to the resort.

Includes: Boat transfer, marine park fee, English speaking guide, towels, lunch, fresh fruit, water and soft drinks. Please bring swimwear, sun lotion, sunglasses and your camera.