Phang Nga Bay - day or night?

Old Oct 31st, 2010, 08:42 AM
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Phang Nga Bay - day or night?

Hi everyone! I'm going to be in Phuket in December and am looking into a day trip to Phang Nga Bay. I am torn between two trips - the Phuket Sailing day excursion (the one run by Captain Mark) and John Grey Sea Canoe's Hong by Starlight excursion. I feel like the day trip will allow us to take in more of the scenery, with the added bonus of being on a sailboat. But the thought of being out at night with less crowds and seeing the bioluminscence and stars would be amazing too. Any opinions from people who have done either or both would be much appreciated!

We have a week in Phuket (it's our honeymoon) and mostly we want to relax at the property we're staying at, but decided to do one Phang Nga excursion and one Phi Phi excursion, with Phang Nga excursion taking priority!

Thanks!!!
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Old Oct 31st, 2010, 05:30 PM
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I am not aware that John Grey Sea Canoe has a night trip option but I've done their day trip and it was very enjoyable.
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Old Oct 31st, 2010, 06:03 PM
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The Hongs by Starlight trip goes out in the afternoon, time dictated by tides, and stays out till after dark. You see several hongs in daylight, have a chance to swim and kayak on your own, then see a hong in the dark and do the special kratong release (which the guides then collect for environmental reasons). It is a great day out.
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Thanks! Good to know!

Any opinions on the day vs night trip?
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Go during the day; you cannot see much at night. Plus the kayak trip inside the islands is spectacular and you won't be able to do that at night.
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There really is no "night trip," as even the Hongs by Starlight trip takes place mostly during the day. The difference is that it is arriving at the Hongs when the other 30 boats are heading back to shore.
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Old Nov 1st, 2010, 07:14 PM
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Thanks KimJapan! It sounds like we'll get to see enough of the bay during daytime hours to soak in the scenery before the sun goes down. And yes, this was the trip I was referring to when I was describing the "night" trip.
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