Krabi Kayaking at Ao Thalane
Half day trip from Ao Nang
A beautiful half day tour close to Krabi.
Ao Thalane (Thalane bay) is about 25km north of AoNang, the 30 minute drive to get to the jetty is a scenic ride through rubber and palm plantations.
- Navigate through mangrove forests and karst limestone cliffs.
- No crowds.
- Close to nature.
- No previous kayaking experience required.
Schedule & Itinerary
Available most days at 08.30 – 12.30 hrs or 13.00 – 17.00 hrs
Morning or afternoon tour depends on tides.
08.30 hrs: Pick up from your hotel and transfer to Ao Thalane.
09.30-12.00 hrs: Kayaking briefing followed by approximately 2 hours paddling in the bay, through the mountains and around the sea mangroves.
12.30 hrs: Back to your hotel.
Price: — baht per adult (— baht per child)
Price includes: Kayak use, life jacket, use of a dry bag, drinking water, guide*, insurance, round trip hotel transfers**.
*There is one guide for the whole group. Paddle guides are not provided. If you would like a paddle guide they are 300 baht extra.
**Transfers are provided from most hotels in Ao Nang, Krabi town, Khlong Muang and Tub Kaek beach. Transfers are not provided from hotels with no road access, for example Railey beach hotels, Tonsai beach hotels and Centara Grand beach resort. Nor are transfers provided from private addresses or AirBnB’s.
What to bring: Rubber shoes or sandals are the best footwear, sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses, swimming gear, towel, camera
– 7 days or more prior to the package or tour date: full refund less bank fees.
– 3-6 days prior to the package or tour date: 30% of total price
– Within 72 hours of the package or tour date, or no show: 100% of total price.
Weather Policy: This is an all weather tour and still runs if it’s raining.
How to book
How to book
Please contact us to check availability and book
What to expect
The karst limestone mountains in the bay can only be navigated through by kayak when the tide is high enough to squeeze through the mangroves.
The kayak gets you close to nature, monkeys come to the waters edge to watch you, they may even jump on your kayak. The only sound is your paddles hitting the water, the birds and the cicadas.
Over 200 years ago caverns in AoThalane where used as a burial site for Moken sea gypsies. The bones have long since been removed and placed in a museum but the cave paintings remain.
No kayaking experience is necessary to join this tour, the sit on top kayaks are easy to paddle after some brief instruction. Or a guide can paddle for you. Kayaks normally seat 2 paddlers. If you are travelling solo you can have a kayak to yourself or go with a guide.