This 5-hour multi-boat tour introduce us to the locally known 'James Bond boat' due to its appearance in the 007 thriller 'The man with the golden gun'. Experience life along Northern Bangkok's rural canals where the thrill of the high-speed rocket-boat is just one of the highlights.
Through the years, the canals of Bangkok have been traversed by a dizzying array of exotic watercraft, from the omnipresent longtail boat to the noodle-vending canoe. None have more cachet locally than the James Bond boat (a.k.a. rocket boat), named for its appearance in the 1974 Bond thriller “The Man with the Golden Gun”. In this half day adventure, we will combine cultural exploration with high-speed thrills for you own Bond-like experience in Thailand.
Our journey begins as a Chao Phraya river express boat takes us on a relaxing cruise north to the town of Nonthaburi. Here, a longtail boat brings us into a canal system unlike those found closer to the city. Peaceful scenes of rural canal life will transport you to a simpler, more innocent time, when the days passed slowly and the worries were few. After an hour, the appearance of rocket boats signals a dramatic change of pace for our tour. Instant thrills ensue as high speed maneuvering through narrow canals will bring out the inner child in all. Adrenalin rush complete, another longtail boat takes us back to Chinatown.
We cycle at a leisurely pace and make frequent stops at local, interesting destinations along the way. Children as young as five years and seniors as old as 80 years have joined our tour with no issues. That being said, we do cycle through narrow alleyways and upon raised footpaths over water, so a certain level of balance and comfort on a bike is required.
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Co van Kessel Bangkok tours operates all of our tours from our office at River City Bangkok. We are located on the ground floor (outside mall entrance) to the right of the main mall entrance.
We are conveniently located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River and near Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong train- and MRT subway station.
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