Ao Thalane Sunset kayak and BBQ
We are happy to say that this trip,. with the BBQ on the beach, is available again!
Krabi's Ao Thalane or Thalane Bay is one of the most beautiful mangrove forests in the whole of Thailand.
The famous Karst mountains provide the backdrop for this area with its complex network of channels that meander through the dense mangrove.
The area is full of hidden gems. Krabi Kayakking tours are a great way to just cool down for a day and enjoy leisurely paddling around. The excercise is not really strenuous and even young kids enjoy it.
Everyone has a life jacket on at all times. Kayaks are 3 seat kayaks. We use them as 2 seat kayaks, but if you have a child with you, then they can sit in the 3rd seat in the middle.
We can provide paddlers for an additional fee.
Although the kayaking is still fun at low tide and there are plenty of places to go, it is best at high tide when more of the mangrove system is open to explore. Please check our tide table or just ask us.
The kayak center at Thalane Bay is about 40 minutes drive from Aonang. The transport is by songthaew which is a pickup truck with roof on the back and bench seating for up to 12 people. The journey along the coast section is beautiful with amazing glimpses of the famous Bay.
The kayak center is used by a community of operators who share the facilities, kayak storage and lifejackets. There are a variety of sizes and styles of life jackets. If the one you are given does not fit right, feel free to ask for another. You are also given a drybag to borrow for the trip to put all your valuables.
At the kayak center, you will be given a brief instruction on how to use the paddle and then its straight into the kayak. The first 15 minutes is paddling across the estuary, its quite calm and easy paddling and the perfect opportunity to get into the swing of steering and paddling.
Across the estuary, there are lots of entrances into the mangroves and the one taken will depend on the time of day. At low tides, you may need to paddle along the coast for a few extra minutes to reach the main entrance.
Thalane Bay is a fabulous place for kayaking. This sunset trip involves the least amount of time on the water, about 1.5 hours, so if you are worried about getting tired or kids getting restless, then this could be a great option. You can also just take the sunset kayak with no BBQ.
With most of the kayaking tours, you do your Kayaking and then go back to your hotel. This is the differenence.
With this tour, straight after your paddle around the mangroves, you will be transported to a nearby excusive and isolated beach where you'll enjoy a bbq cooked just for you. Most of the time this beach is completely deserted so you and your fellow kayakers will get to enjoy it all to yourself. The views are spectacular and the food is delicious.
The normal menu is seafood with some prawns/shrimp, chicken and vegetables on sticks and a good helping of freshly cooked rice. If you have any special requests though, please just ask and we'll be happy to check if its possible.
There is a nearby restaurant with toilets and washing facilities and a ready supply of cool beer and soft drinks.
We can also book this beach exclusively just for you and your party, so if you are a large group, just contact us for availability.
|Kayak Ao Thalane Sunset BBQ Dinner||
|Thalane Sunset Kayak (no bbq)||
Hotel transfers, BBQ Dinner, Life jacket, Drinking water, Tour guide, Insurance, Dry Bag
Note: There is a surcharge of 100thb for hotels and resorts in Klong Muang and Tubkaek and krabi town.
15.00 pm. pickup from Krabi Town
15.30 pm. pick up from hotel in Aonang
Depart from Aonang beach direct to Ao Thalane, kayaking point
Brief demonstration of how to use the paddle.
Follow the guide and daddle through the mangrove forest. see plenty of wildlife, animals and friendly monkeys.
Explore the limestone cave, fantastic canyons and lagoons.
(No BBQ option - return to hotel at about 19:00pm)