THAILAND – Krabi – Ao Thalane Mangrove kayaking

Theme

Beach Stay, Classic, Family, Sustainable

Country - City

Krabi

Price Level

$$

Level of difficulties

LEVEL 1

Max pax

20

Seasonality

All year round - Recommended from November to May

Arrival city

KRABI

Departure city

KRABI

Description

Doable either in the morning or in the afternoon depending travelers’ preferences. The tour will include a pick up in one of the different areas of Krabi to reach Thalane Bay pier, approximately 30 kilometers from Krabi . After a first briefing about kayaking and safety, the 6 kilometre self-paddling tour starts upon reaching the entrance of the mangrove. The stream will gently carry the kayak along the water, from tortuous mangrove where wildlife bustles to hidden pristine lagoon. A real adventure only made better by the sound of nature for those who like to do a bit of exercise during their holidays. Back at the pier a vehicle will provide the transfer back to the hotel.

Selling points

  • One of the best mangrove experiences in Krabi Province
  • A not-too-challenging activity for those who like to combine nature sightseeing and exercise
  • A postcard setting with pristine lagoons, wildlife and turquoise waters.
  • Not too crowded as long you go at the right time: (morning)

Time And Transportation

From To Duration km by Road condition
Krabi Aonang Thalane Bay 35 min 30 car Good
Krabi Klong Muang 35 min 29 car Good
Krabi Tubkaak 45 min 36 car Good
Krabi Airport 20 min 12 car Good

Duration

5 hour 30 minutes  – from 07:30 to 13:00 – including transfers


 

 

Min pax

1

Max pax

20

How to sell it

  • Ideal for families
  • An easy active leisure experience in an awesome environment
  • For FIT or GIT
  • Recommended to propose in the morning to avoid the groups
  • An occasion to spot wildlife without doing any challenging hike into nature
  • A half-day activity which will leave some free time afterwards to enjoy the beach at the hotel or to even do another short activity in the evening in the Krabi area.
  • Can be proposed as a full day with lunch included (half day version is excluding lunch)

Why this activity

  • Being able to offer an active leisure activity in Krabi and offer opportunities of a unique sea related activity, different than the usual snorkeling or boat trips

Good to combine with

  • For real active people good to combine with trek in the morning to Dragon Crest – Khao non Nak National Park and follow by the the kayaking tour in Thalane (half day PM). For an amazing day with awesome view points and sceneries.

Do not combine with

  • Another half day activity in the morning.
  • Any tour in Phuket (too far)

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Competitor comparison

  • All competitors are able to propose Thalane bay as it is a must see in Krabi area

Pros

  • A not too demanding active experience
  • A well experienced supplier
  • One of the best Mangrove area in Krabi area
  • Limited group size (20) to allow a better nature experience
  • Plastic free tour

Cons

  • Weather dependant
  • Submitted to tide. (always check with suppliers for the best moment. But it is in the morning.
  • If you falls on the wrong moment (in the same time of a group) could be pity.

Information

  • This tour is provided on join in basis.
  • Can be proposed in full day.

ITINERARY:
* 7.30 Pick up time from Khlong Muang and Krabi Town
* 8.00 pick up Time from Ao-Nang
* 8.30 arrive to Thalane Bay
* 8.45 Tour guide demonstrate about how to Kayak
* 9.00 Start kayaking
* 12.00 Head back to the pier
* 12.30 Return back to your Hotel

The tour can be declined into a full day version.

The kayaking duration won’t change but lunch will be provided in a local restaurant. And afternoon will be dedicated to relaxing near an emerald Pool. Please check rates in contracts.

ITINERARY:
*7.30 Pick up time from Khlong Maung / Tab Kaek and Krabi Town
*8.00 pick up Time from Ao-Nang
*8.30 arrive to Thalane Bay
*8.45 Tour guide demonstrate about how to Kayak
*9.00 Start kayaking
*12.00 back to the pier
*12.30 Local Thai Lunch
*13.00 Relax and swim in the natural pool
*15.30 Back to the Hotel


  • The tour is plastic free
  • The half day doesn’t include the lunch.

 

Alerts

  • Weather dependent.
  • Tide could have a slight influence on the tour: accessibility to certain part of the mangrove might be limited at low tide.
  • Recommended from November to May

Important information

  • Recommended from November to May
  • This is tour is more suitable for SIC and GIT group. The supplier is able to provide a private experience in another Mangrove in Borthor. Please refer to contract.

Price range

650 THB / pax (Joinin - basis)

Quotation guideline

Provided by Krabi Spesialisten  – please refer to contract

 

Inclusion

  • Roundtrip transfer (supplement for Klong Muang or Tubkaak apply)
  • Accident insurance
  • Life jacket
  • First aid kit
  • Canoeing equipment
  • Drinking Water
  • Fruit
  • Professional guide

Exclusion

  • Easia Escort Guide
  • Lunch. (The tour finish early enough to allow a lunch at guests own expense and choice

Remark

  • No specific kayaking level is required for the tour. Beginners welcome.
  • *2 hours Kayaking – 6 km
    *Kayak with no rush – learning about mangrove and surroundings. Smooth pace.
  • Difficulty level: 0

Important notes

ITINERARY:
* 7.30 Pick up time from Khlong Maung and Krabi Town
* 8.00 pick up Time from Ao-Nang
* 8.30 arrive to Thalane Bay
* 8.45 Tour guide demonstrate about how to Kayak
* 9.00 Start kayaking
* 12.00 Head back to the pier
* 12.30 Return back to your Hotel

The tour can be declined into a full day version.

The kayaking duration won’t change but lunch will be provided in a local restaurant. And afternoon will be dedicated to relaxing near an emerald Pool. Please check rates in contracts.

ITINERARY:
*7.30 Pick up time from Khlong Maung / Tab Kaek and Krabi Town
*8.00 pick up Time from Ao-Nang
*8.30 arrive to Thalane Bay
*8.45 Tour guide demonstrate about how to Kayak
*9.00 Start kayaking
*12.00 back to the pier
*12.30 Local Thai Lunch
*13.00 Relax and swim in the natural pool
*15.30 Back to the Hotel

Different Choicess

  • Kayaking Borhor Half day or full day tour in join or private. Please refer to contract

Contact

Supplier: Krabi Spesialisten

  • Contact for tours operations:
    Panadda Sootok (Da) – Tour operation
    Tel: 093 579 00 55
    booking@Krabispesialisten.com for all and confirmations requests
  • Transfer and booking requests are handled by other persons.
    Mail contact remain the same than above.
    Wiwanrat Pongpipat (Bo)
    Pattranit Bookhwan (Tang)
    Wichuda Songsun (Ann)
    Tel: 085 79340 29

 

 

 

English

Ao Thalane Mangrove Kayaking (half-day)
Welcome to one of the most impressive mangrove forests in Thailand: Ao Thalane! Hidden 20 kilometers away from Krabi between emerald waters, lush greenery and quiet fishing villages, the bay offers the perfect setting for an unforgettable kayaking trip. In the morning, you’ll leave your hotel to be driven along the coastline to this unique backdrop of sea and rain-forest. Before settling into your kayak, your guide will give you basic instructions for your trip. You then enter the beautiful, sinuous arroyos of Thalane Bay where unique wildlife lurks among the greenery and in the water. You’ll pass a series of towering limestone canyons and lagoons that have formed inside the sheltered bays, providing a unique ecosystem. You’ll probably encounter curious monkeys playing in twisted trees, see herons and kingfishers, and even a few lizards.

Duration: 5 hours from 7:30 – 12:30
Duration and actual kayaking distance: 2 hours Kayaking – 6 km
Kayak with no rush – learning about mangrove and surroundings. Smooth pace – no specific level required – Level 0