Ao Thalane in Krabi
Located roughly 30 km from Krabi Town, Ao Thalane or Thalane Bay is a small fishing village that should be added to your sea adventure bucket list. The bay will take your breath away with its floating terrestrial canyons with Avatar vibes and stunning panoramic ocean views – the 3 km calm journey from the bay to the open sea is lined with impressive limestone cliffs and untouched sights.
Thalane Bay Pier
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You can fully immerse yourself with this sea kayaking adventure for two hours or even a full day – you can book your relaxing water quest through Sea Kayak Krabi. Call the establishment at least 2 hours prior to your arrival to guarantee a kayak for your preferred time window.
Sea Kayak Krabi offers a 2-hour guided kayak tour of the lagoons for ฿700 (~USD23.90) per person; the price includes fruit beverages.
For those more experienced and adventurous, Sea Kayak Krabi also allows for full-day rentals starting from 9AM to 4PM at ฿350 (~USD11.54) per pax. Though the day trip doesn’t include a guide, the water is calm and the terrain easy to navigate.
Paddling through lush green cliffs
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With panoramic views of the bay and stunning lush greenery on the limestone cliffs
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Stop by small beaches around the limestone cliffs for adventurous vibe shots
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Take a stop by Jamook Kwai Cape – the cape translates to “Buffalo’s nose”
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Lush mangrove forests in Thailand
Slowly skim through them a small adventurous canal between the avatar-esque limestone hills with your kayak
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This unique and well-preserved mangrove is an eco-tourist’s dream – the silted infrastructure also depicts the sustainable lives that people in the small fishing village of Ao Thalane live.
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Get to know the vast natural beauty and ecological diversity of the mangrove forests – there are many fish nurseries, crustacean homes and eating ground for monkeys.
Monkeys can join the ride, and it’s highly recommended not to provoke and feed them. Feeding them can encourage them to steal food from other kayakers.
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When stopping by a mangrove, it’s inadvisable to leave your vessel at the mangroves, because there’s a variety of species that can be a danger to you. Instead, be sure to dock at one of the pristine beaches or even in a secluded cavern for some Indiana Jones vibes.
Your Krabi adventure bucket list
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If you haven’t decided what to do to your next Krabi or beach trip, this can be added to your Krabi adventure list – in order to get to Thalane Bay, you can rent a car from Krabi International Airport or reserve a taxi with your hotel.
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