Take it out to the high seas – Kayaking in Ao Thalane Bay
Kayaking in Krabi is a great way to explore Krabi’s amazing sights without damaging the environment as well as giving you a little exercise. Slow and silent, these sturdy “sit-on-top” crafts move almost unnoticed through different coastal ecosystems, passing mangrove, canyons and caves.
There are a number of places worth a trip on the back of a Sea Kayak but none can top the list of Ao Thalane Bay. It’s a kayakers dream to paddle up brackish water estuaries with the backdrop of large 100 meter karts in the foreground. As well as the open water horizon in the background.
There are a number of local guides that can take out inexperienced kayakers. Experienced kayakers can also just rent a kayak for a day or half day on their own and explore as per their delight. So it’s completely up to you what you prefer to do.
Ao Thalane is one of the most beautiful mangrove forests in Thailand. About twenty kilometers from Krabi Town and Ao Nang. This section of the coast is covered in dense foliage that wraps all the caves cliffs and amazing shaped Karsts.
This area is perfect for kayaking in Krabi as opposed to other regions as Ao Thalane Bay has many small inlets, caves and hidden lagoons. While the Karst Mountains provide the backdrop for this area with its complex network of channels to meander through the dense mangrove.
What can you expect to see while kayaking
Kingfishers, Herons and crab eating Macaques monkeys inhabit this area and can sometimes jump aboard a kayak and hitch a ride, so be aware. The area is undeveloped and extremely tranquil and with caves and steep cliffs jutting straight out of the water. You will enjoy great spots for taking photos of real Krabi’s nature.
If you want a local guide to show you the beautiful waterways of Ao Thailane Bay we suggest you get in touch with: Sea Kayak krabi. They have been operating in the region for over 10 years now and offer round trip shuttle service from/to your hotel.