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River Rovers - Day Tours

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Address: 1/16 Moo 9, Chaofa Rd, Chalong, Phuket Town, Phuket 83130, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 89 875 8691
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: Phuket, the pearl of the Andaman, is famous for its white beaches and...
Phuket, the pearl of the Andaman, is famous for its white beaches and tropical nature; offering so many off the beaten tracks to explore and experience. If you’re a nature lover, planet lover, or simply just want a holiday to love and always remember then you've come to the right place...River Rovers Eco Cruises!We are an independent Eco-Tour Company, taking small tours to all of the out of the way places, to see the natural beauty and Ecosystems that surround Phuket. We take no more than 6 guests on our Live-a-Board tours and a maximum of 10 guests for our Day tours, taking you away from the crowds of tourists, to show you the real Thailand with all of its treasures on offer.With our shallow draft of only 8 inches, we can pull up just about anywhere, without climbing on dinghies and clambering up the side of boats, perfect for all ages and abilities and wheel chairs are welcome too.You will experience a wonderland of wildlife, unspoiled by tourism.
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Monkeys on my kayak

Gordon, his partner Luck and crew Em created a really magical day. Gordon is a bit of a character and experienced yachtsman and we were in very capable hands.. The boat is small... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Gordon, his partner Luck and crew Em created a really magical day. Gordon is a bit of a character and experienced yachtsman and we were in very capable hands.. The boat is small, full of character, but very comfortable. This was pure magic, stopping to feed monkeys from a kayak, swimming in an isolated beach, snorkeling with brilliant tropical fish... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

My husband and I booked a 1 day private tour with River Rovers and had a fabulous time! We are active newlyweds, so we were able to get in so much swimming, jumping off the longtail, and even swinging from tree roots into the water. Gordon, Luck, and Captain Ban were amazing. We were picked up on time from our... More 

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Gordon W, Owner at River Rovers - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your beautiful review, it was a private tour for your birthday and you were newly weds, that I didn't know that, so glad you enjoyed it. I noticed you went for this tour on the 7th May and on the 12th you enjoyed it so much that you decided to go for a 2nd tour,... More 

Eildon, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Gordon's River Rovers Tour is a laid back family operation that aims to take you away from the main tourist areas and throngs of people all doing the same thing. If you are after a big five-star tourist boat from a flash jetty and the hustle/bustle pressure that comes with it this is not for you. Gordon can tailor the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Have just done this trip with Gordon and his family (crew) Would highly recommend it they catered very well for me not liking seafood Luk is amazing cook there was so much food and fresh fruit First we went up to the river and fed monkeys in the kayaks that was great the monkeys jump into the kayaks and you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Talk about having an all time experience! We picked River Rovers because all of the great reviews we read about them and those reviews were right on point. The best part was that we were supposed to be joining in with six other people who cancelled the night before, so we ended up getting private day tour. We chose to... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

There are no words to describe this amazing experience: Tranquillity, Beauty and Excellency. It is, very likely, the best Day Trip and Eco Tour - in this part of the World, a different type of Boat Trip from all the other trips offered around. We took a join-in option with two other families in the south – eastern part of... More 

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San Luis Potosi, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I was influenced by another TripAdvisor writer who said a few reviews below that he took the trip just for him and his wife and I really appreciate it... Even though it is not the cheapest way, you don't go to Phuket that often, and being on our own with the magnificent crew of Gordon, Luck, M, and Peter (a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

What an amazing day, the crew were so helpful and friendly and we got to go to a private island and enjoy the beauty of Phuket. They went over the top to fill all the requests we had asked. Can't wait to book another trip again. Highly recommended

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

my party of 8 was in Phuket for 1 day off cruise ship Sapphire Princess. I can highly recommend River Rovers long tail boat cruise. Gordon and his wife Luk were fabulous hosts and we spent a fantastic day away from the tourists swimming, eating and enjoying the fabulous scenery. Just Do it!! Great value, great experience with REALLY nice... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

There are a lot of boat tours available on Phuket. Usually these are speedboats to Phi Phi Island in which 40+ people are packed into a boat with two or three high powered outboards, and the “cowboy” captains race at full speed. They issue everyone a lifejacket and a barf bag because invariably someone gets sick and it starts a... More 

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