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Introduction to Sea Kayaking in Krabi

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Introduction to Sea Kayaking in Krabi

Check local COVID-19-related recommendations or restrictions before booking. In-person Airbnb Experiences are available in this region. Please review and follow local COVID-19-related recommendations or restrictions.
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks, Tickets, Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English
kayaking

Introduction to Sea Kayaking in Krabi

kayaking

Introduction to Sea Kayaking in Krabi

Check local COVID-19-related recommendations or restrictions before booking. In-person Airbnb Experiences are available in this region. Please review and follow local COVID-19-related recommendations or restrictions.
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks, Tickets, Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Take a scenic drive through rural villages to the incredible, karst-dotted Thalane Bay in the north of Krabi. After arriving, enjoy a coffee while we will prepare the equipment and study the tide tables. Get a short briefing on how to use the paddles before boarding the open kayaks. Start paddling a short distance through open water from the launching point to the mangroves forest of Ao Thalane. We will lead you through shallow channels, over submerged roots and even paddle right next to almost vertical limestone cliffs, towering above you. At times, stop paddling and just listen. Silence, except for occasional sound of cicadas and rustling of leaves overhead. The aerial roots of the mangroves are home to many crustaceans which attract game fish like snappers in these waters. Some parts of the journey requires you to negotiate sharp turns in tight spaces as you wave your way through the forest. Enter a large cave with stalagmites and stalactites. You can spot several species of birds and monkeys, in particular the crab-eating macaque monkey, and if you are lucky water monitors. Leave the cave, and continue through a lagoon on your way out from the forest. Surrounded by the limestone karsts, this spectacular seascape at this part of Ao Thalane is the filming location for many movies. Return to the pier where our driver will bring you back to the hotel, with lasting memories.

Surasit's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.

Your hosts

I am the founder of Sea Kayak Krabi, born and raised in Tha Lane, a small fishing village in the heart of native Krabi in Southern Thailand. Together with my younger brother, I wanted to offer an alternative income for the local isolated community among the fishing industry. That's why we started to guide tourists in small groups on a sit-on-top kayak through the beautiful bays and mangrove forests of Ao Thalane. Sea kayaking is the best way to get close to nature without damaging the environment. You can explore the diverse ecosystem, observe wildlife, and maneuver through mangrove forests, canyons, caves, and lagoons. Share some lifetime moments with us and you will get a great experience, creativity, diversity, quality and learning about natural history by sea kayak.
Surasit
Surasit
Stefan
Stefan

What's included

Drinks
Enjoy a fresh coffee and seasonal fruit at the pier.
Tickets
The entrance fee to the Marine National Park is included in the price.
Transport
Enjoy a convenient pickup service by car from hotel in Ao Nang, Krabi Town, Ao Nam Mao, Klong Muang and Tubkaek Beach.
Equipment
Our unique kayak trip includes all kayaking equipment and life jackets from big to small child sizes. Before starting to…

Where you'll be

You will depart by kayak from the pier at Nai Sa River and cross the amazing Ao Thalane Bay. Paddle in a small group along steep limestone cliffs and through the evergreen mangrove forest. Make a short stop at a small beach with a lush green backyard. Continue through narrow channels and through caves, and finally enter the impressive Ao Thalane. The mangrove forest and its inextricable network of canals is the breeding ground of many fish.

Availability

Activity advisory

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 3 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

What to bring

Towel

More tips

The activity program is subject to change due to the sea conditions. The best time to enter the deep canals of the mangrove forest is during full moon, because the tides are higher during that time. The tour is not recommended for pregnant women or people with back or neck problems.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

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    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

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    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

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Introduction to Sea Kayaking in Krabi
New experience
From £24/person
New experience
From £24/person