we stayed at west railay and went kayaking for almost a whole day! it's pretty cheap to do and there are many very cool limestone cliffs and little areas to kayak to. This is a very relaxed kayaking, me and my girlfriend dont go kayaking much at all and were able to easily navigate the water around ao nang and railay, we got some cool video and pictures from the different cliffs. Just make sure you bring lots of sunscreen cause we got krispy fried out in the sun for 4 hours. reapply at least 2 or 3 times and try to find a shady spot to stop every so often and rest in the shade for a while to give your skin a break
Kayaking is enjoying in the Krabi islands. There are day tours which combine island hopping and kayaking together. The sea is calm, as you can see, so no worries. The day tour may cost 1000 baht up, depends on the tour contents and duration. There are half day or full day in various places.
We join the local day tour for kayaking + elephant ride, it's really a new things for us to do. This is my second time for kayaking and the first time for my friend. Total 7 group of us we we are seems the very new and fresh leaner. The other group of people they quite good expert. We kayaking about 4-5hours from 10.30am to 4pm. We kayak across the river and the jungle and the scnery realy beautiful and breath taking. We dont really do it well but it's really fun, adventures and excited to us and it's good experience too. We met a very lovely couple who taught us how to control the boat whenever we lost control. The packge it's 1400TBT. I really enjoy this trip, unforgetable experience to us.
We took a long tail boat to Ao Nang then a truck to Ao Thalane where we began our trip. Each couple had a kayak and the guide had a single kayak. We paddled out to sea then around and through limestone formations. We paddled through mangrove forests into four different lagoons. We saw many fish, birds, and monkeys. The sound of the insects came in deafening waves. The cloudy, rainy skies cleared up to reveal the sun?s powerful rays which glistened on the water and peeked through the trees. We stopped for a fruit snack around noon and had to fight the monkeys to keep our goods. They jumped onto our boats from the trees and climbed onto our boats from the water?anything to get to the fruit. We saw a momma monkey with a baby strapped onto her stomach swim through the water completely submerging the baby then climb out and take a piece of pineapple. Then we paddled through a canyon which was absolutely breathtaking. We stopped for lunch at a small beach in an alcove of the island. The monkeys again surrounded us and we had to eat on high guard. After lunch we paddled out to sea then back to the starting point. We had to wait for another group to join us for the last part of the tour which was a pretty frustrating hour. Then we went to the Emerald Pool, a fresh water lagoon next to a cave. We weren?t really in the mood to swim so we waited for the others then explored the cave. Once everyone was finished swimming and exploring the cave, we went back to Ao Nang by truck then back to Railey by boat. After showering, we got dressed up (joking, we only have two sets of clothes so we just wore what we didn?t wear on the trip) and had a nice Italian dinner at our guesthouse. Wine is too expensive here so we split a Pepsi. When we paid our bill, the waitress handed me a single red rose for Valentine?s day. Of course John tried to convince me that he asked her to give it to me (very sly) but I know better. They were giving them out to all of the women.