The Bay of Ao Tha Len in Krabi
Ao Tha Len Bay (also Ao Thalane) – an incredibly beautiful place and best for kayaking in Krabi province. Don't be afraid of difficulties: visit and kayaking on the Gulf is available in almost every tourist, special skills to control the boat is not required, even for children. And even if you are not ready for independent travel, it's easy to get a tour from any resort of the province. The most simple trips include a Shuttle from the hotel and kayaking in the company of a guide, more expensive include lunch, disembarkation, horse riding and so on, depending on the program.
Bay is a small, but deeply in the dry land by a narrow strip, so the water is almost always calm. During the walk you will enjoy magnificent views, visit some grottoes and caves, you will see the mangroves. Also here you can find exotic animals, fish jumpers, feed the monkeys, but guarantee that you'll see them, no, there is as lucky.
The success of the visit depends of the Bay but the weather still against the tide. It is best to visit it in high water, not in high tide or low tide during which some part of the Bay are not available. Schedule of the tides can be viewed here krabitrek.com
🕐 Working time: the Bay can be visited in the day time, tours are in the morning, afternoon and full day
💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: trip 500 baht / person (half day) to 1500 (for a full day with elephant rides, etc.). It is possible to rent a boat without a guide for 600 baht (see currency of Thailand, the exchange rate)
🚶 How to get there: located 20 km from AO Nang (the Bay on the map Krabi). It is best to visit the Bay as part of guided tours but you can drive yourself in a rented transport and is already in place to rent a kayak.