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Hornbill Island Coastal Paddle

In a hidden corner of Phuket, an easy paddle from the shore, there is a lush little island so perfect that a colony of Hornbills still calls it home. Hornbills are everywhere, and silent and clean sea kayaks make the perfect nature observation platform. Hornbills know that kayakers are not a threat, so these clowns of the treetops cackle with us from just a few feet away. As a bonus, this exciting all-year paddle also packs in history, culture, a taste of open sea, beautiful windward coastline, and a nice sand beach. It is everything you can ask for on a Phuket afternoon.

Hornbills nest inside tropical hardwoods, so these noisy awkward Harlequins of the Sky require a perfect eco-system to make their babies and raise a family. Literally glued inside the tree trunk with mud, the entire family dies if the father is hunted during nesting season, making peaceful serenity far from predators essential. Once they find the perfect spot, the heavy headed hornbills are territorial -and easy to observe.

Thanks to the adventure of natural history, sea kayaking is a constant learning process, so let us turn you on to our Labor of Love. Phuket still has excellent untouched habitats, we provide the Instruction, and you have a great time and receive an introductory kayaking credential when you complete the trip.

Anybody can do this trip, but non-swimmers are required to wear a life vest.

1330-1400 Hotel Pick-up
1430 Arrive at beach "put-in." Basic instruction and guided paddling in a calm and protected Bay. Enjoy a leisurely paddle through the Bay past heavily wooded hornbill habitats. Guided instruction along the way.
1530 Take as break on a beautiful sand beach for Traditional Thai Snacks and a Nature Walk.
1600 Circle the island by kayak, relax on the beach or visit historical sites.
1700 Paddle back to the shore, stopping along the way to observe hornbills from our kayaks.
1800 Return to the jetty, review the Day and pass out intro certificates. Transfer to your hotel
1830-1900 Hotel Drop-off.

Wildlife sightings are never guaranteed, but this is as good as it gets. Bring your camera, shoes or slippers, swimming suit, sun block lotion, and a towel. We provide snacks and dry bags, but dry bags are never guaranteed, eyeglasses or any other optical or electronic gear.

Adult PriceChild Price
$33 USD$33 USD
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