We were picked up early at 7.30 am, and the van continued picking up other guests in the Patong area. We had to wait about 20 minutes for one group staying at Milenium Hotel Patong, oh no..so annoying:p It was a long journey to the Pier, giving us an opportunity to sleep. We arrived at the Pier at about 9.15am. It was a sunny day, so we bought hats while waiting at the Pier.
After waiting for 30 minutes, we were informed that it was our turn to get into our speedboat. We had to walk and cross the bridge, while the bigger group were transferred by songtheauw..not fair! But thanks to our new hats.
|at the pier|
There were also canoe man around Panak island, but the wave was too hight to try canoeing there.
Than we continued visiting Panyee island, our next stop for lunch. It was too early, so we were given time to shop at the souvenir shops at the back of the restaurant. Too bad we couldn’t go to the village, we could just stay at the resto.
We stopped there about one hour, than we continued our journey to the James Bond Island. Finally we saw the James Bond stone. Many people swimming to reach the stone. Too bad, our group were only given 30 minutes at James Bond island. So we only took pictures and went back to the speedboat.
After the James Bond island, we continued our journey by speedboat, after 10 minutes we arrived at Hong Island, where we saw canoe man again. The canoe started to approach us and one by one is transferred from the speedboat to canoe. We were asked to leave everything on the boat, and take only camera and hats. One canoe max is for 3 person, 1 canoe man and the other two person. We didn’t wear any life jacket, wow it was not a safety riding activity at all:p
The canoeing was amazing, we went into the caves, and enjoying the view from canoe. It was such a lovely experience.
|Our canoe man named Ahmad took a picture of us.|
At 4.15 pm we went back to the speedboat again, and arrived at the pier 5 minutes after we left Naka island.
4.45 pm we left the pier after our toilet break and the van took the guests one by one to the hotel.
It was a really unforgettable journey visiting Pha Nga island, especially the canoeing activity! By the way, if you are considering whether to take big boat or speedboat to go to Pha Nga island, we heard from our friends that they finished their tour with bigboat at 7.00 pm at the pier. Well it’s than your choice. We were glad that we took the speedboat tour.