Phang Nga Bay

  • Thailand News

    Dive tour boat Sea World 1 catches fire in Phuket

    A fire broke out yesterday on a well-known dive tour boat, Sea World 1, at Thap Lamu in Thai Mueang District, Phang Nga, north of Phuket, causing substantial damage. The Royal Thai Navy Third Area Command (3AC) was alerted to the blaze at 6.30pm yesterday. Despite the main headquarters of the 3AC being located in Cape Panwa, Phuket, they operate…

  • Thailand News

    Miracle at sea: Rare albino whale resurfaces near Phang Nga

    A rare albino Omura whale, previously sighted off the shores of Phuket, has once again graced the Andaman seas near Phang Nga province, stunning onlookers and marine experts alike. Banchar Sae-jo, manager of the New Tapana tourist boat, caused a stir online when he shared a mesmerising video clip of the ivory Omura whale on his Facebook page last Saturday,…

  • Thailand News

    Shell shocker: Tragedy strikes leatherback turtle on Phang Nga beach, but record-breaking nest brings hope

    A leatherback turtle met its demise on a Phang Nga beach, ensnared in a trap. However, amidst the sorrow, a record-breaking moment unfolded as another of these incredible creatures left a legacy with an astounding 92-egg nest. Attapol Charoenchansa, Director-General of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, unveiled the discovery of a deceased leatherback turtle. This female giant,…

  • Thailand News

    Spider senses tarantula tingling: Arachnologists spin a web of discovery in Thailand

    If you go down in the Thailand woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise, but it’s almost guaranteed there’ll be no Teddy Bears’ picnic, as arachnologists found while discovering a new species of tarantula. Arachnologists discovered the new species of tarantula deep in a mangrove forest in Phang Nga province, on the southwestern coast of Thailand. They stumbled upon…

  • Thailand News

    Speedboat explosion in southern Thailand kills 1, injures 1

    An explosion on a tourist speedboat docked at a pier in Phang Nga province in southern Thailand injured two people yesterday, one of whom later passed away in the hospital. At around 8pm, the Phang Nga Harbour Office was informed of a loud noise similar to an explosion on a speedboat at Ban Thap Lamu Pier in Lam Kaen subdistrict,…

  • Things To Do

    Escape the crowds with Captain Mark: Personalized day trips from Phuket

    Press Release Experience the stunning beauty of Phuket with an island-hopping day trip that you will cherish forever. Sail on the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea, explore hidden sea caves and beaches and take in the breathtaking scenery. With Phuket Sail Tours, you can escape the crowds and enjoy personalized small-group boat tours with Captain Mark at the helm.…

  • Tourism News

    An Azur Air flight circles Phuket for hours, then aborts

    An Azur Air flight intended for Russia never made and no one is saying why. The flight took off toward Novosibirsk after a five-hour delay but never made it past the Andaman Sea. It circled for hours and ended up back in Phuket leaving about 200 passengers stranded. Azur Air flight ZF3750 was supposed to depart at 3.50pm yesterday toward…

  • Press Room

    Best island boat tours from Phuket – must-visit islands and unforgettable experiences you should not miss out on

    Press Release For many people, Phuket is the first place they think of for a tropical island getaway, and rightly so, with its amazing beaches, incredible scenery, fabulous weather and delicious exotic food, Phuket has something for everyone. For some, sunbathing on one of the white, sandy beaches sipping on a freshly cut coconut or enjoying a tropical Sabai Sabai…

  • Things To Do

    Best day trips and tours in Phuket for a short gateway (2022)

    Phuket, by far one of the most popular tourist destinations in Thailand, has a lot to discover both on and around the island. It has something for everyone, from wonderful cultural events and delectable traditional foods to stunning beaches and exotic islands. Since the island is so diverse, a great way to experience its many facets and spice up your…

  • Things To Do

    Phuket’s best day trips and tours

    By far one of the most popular destinations in Thailand, Phuket offers lots to explore, both in and around the island. From excellent cultural experiences and delicious traditional cuisines to beautiful beaches and bizarre islands, Phuket has something for everyone. Since the island is so diverse, a great way to experience the many facets and spice up your vacation is…

  • Environment News

    “James Bond Island” to be assessed for stability after the collapse of similar rock formations

    The iconic limestone karst tower and popular tourist site known as “James Bond Island” will be checked for stability following the collapse of similar rock formations. The rock formation in Phang Nga Bay appeared in the 1974 James Bond film “The Man with the Golden Gun.” It’s now known as James Bond Island. It has become a major tourist destination…

  • Crime News

    Thai Marine chief visits Phuket, bans boat captains, two Russian children dead

    “If you see any unsafe boat, unsafe pier, dangerous boat driver, please inform the Marine Department hotline 1199.” The Thai Marine Department Chief visited Phuket yesterday afternoon for a full briefing following yesterday morning’s tragic speedboat crash that killed two Russian children, a 6 and 12 year old, and injuring up to 20 passengers around 7.50am. The incident happened in…

  • Phuket News

    Legal action taken against yacht helmsman and Thai crew

    PHOTOS: Newshawk Phuket Legal action has been taken against a Scottish helmsman and a Thai yacht charter ‘caretaker’ in Saturday’s luxury yacht fire. The Phuket PR Office reports that the the fire started by ‘natural causes’ after the 51 foot yacht was hit by lightning just after 4pm on Saturday afternoon. Police have already taken legal action against the helmsman…

  • Phuket News

    Nine British passengers escape luxury yacht fire

    PHOTOS: Newshawk Phuket / The Phuket PR Office. VIDEO: ออส สมทิพย์ A luxury yacht has been completely destroyed after catching fire north off Koh Ngam in Phang Nga Bay yesterday. Nine Bristish passengers were saved and unhurt in the incident. The Phuket Marine Police were notified by rescue workers that a boat had caught fire after being hit by lightning.…