John “Caveman” Gray’s Hong By Starlight Tour is operated by the man who first explored Phang Nga Bay by kayak in the eighties.

Phuket Tours Phang Nga bay during a Hong By Starlight Tour
  • Best sea kayaking experience in Phang-Nga Bay.
  • Combines beautiful nature of Phang Nga, enchanting Thai culture & delicious Thai food.
  • It starts late! So you avoid the big crowds of tourists that visit Phang Nga bay in the morning.
Price in Thai Baht per person: 3,950 | Child (6-12year) 1,975 >> Get your Free Quote Now! 

Phuket Tours include:

  • Round-trip transfer from / to hotels or airport in Phuket Island.
  • Guided sea kayaking.
  • Lunch, dinner & refreshments.
  • Phuket Tour Accident Insurance.

Need more? Check out John Gray’s Overnight Adventures! Or check out our Private Phang Nga Sea canoe Tour.

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Hong By Starlight Tour Itinerary

  • 11.30-13.00 – Phuket Hotel Pick-up for your Phang Nga Bay tour. (Depending on tides)
  • 13.30 – Arrive Ao Po Pier and board John Gray’s escort boat, followed by Thai-style light lunch plus trip briefing.
  • 14.30 – Arrive at the first island in Phang Nga Bay. Time to explore caves & hongs.
  • 15.30 – Return to the escort boat and move to the next island.
  • 16.00 – Explore more caves & hongs (Hong = Thai for Room).
  • 18.00 – Time for self-paddle & swimming and learn how to make your own Kratong. Thai seafood buffet dinner served on board during Phang Nga Bay Sunset.
  • 19.00 – Return to a previously visited Hong for a Loi Kratong ceremony.
  • 20.00 – Depart for Ao Po Pier. Thai Seafood buffet dinner. Play Star Games on the Starlight deck.
  • 21.00 – Arrive Ao Po pier and transfer back to your Phuket hotel. End of service for your Hong By Starlight Tour.

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John Gray Sea Canoe Overnight Adventure

Every Sunday & Wednesday you can extend your John Gray Sea Canoe Adventure and say overnight in Phang Nga Bay. Contact Us Now

A little about John Gray

John Gray is kind of a Phuket Island legend and the founder of Hong By Starlight. Came to Thailand from Hawaii, where he was already famous for his sea canoeing explorations. He was the first to explore by kayak southern Thailand and most westerners call him “caveman.” Most locals however refer to him in Thai as “Ling Yai”, which means big monkey.


Hello Malila,

First of all, thank you for the great service at Easy Day Phuket. We faced troubles making a booking with the John Gray website due to the lack of a credit card, but I’m very glad you guys gave us other options. Also, your agent came all the way to our hotel to meet us, get the cash and give us amazing recommendations -so we’re grateful!

As for the Hong by Starlight tour -it was spectacular and well-planned. I have to commend the guides and John Gray himself for the amazing service and for being very clear with explanations and instructions. Our guide, Alex, was also very helpful and considerate. Everyone basically made sure that everyone was having lots of fun!

I would always recommend the tour to everyone and anyone. Although it was slightly pricey, I thought it was value for money and definitely not something to be missed.

Thank you for making our holiday a great one!

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