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Seaview Elephant Camp

Address: Saiyuan Road | Kata, Kathu, Phuket, Thailand
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Ranked #222 of 257 things to do in Kathu
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Elephants are well looked after and well fed too. Very quiet and a lovely place to trek and overlook Phuket. The only off putting thing is that the Mahout stops the elephant and tries to sell you trinkets, but you are warned about this from the start and are not expected to buy. A great experience overall.

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

After reading reviews on here, I was very worried about going to this camp as it isn't rated as one of the best in Phuket however by opinion was changed when we booked a private van from our hotel to take us around Phuket and asked him about elephants and this is where he brought us (as it is on... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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114 reviews 114 reviews
45 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I hope a lot when i visit there but when i saw elephants i disapointed. They were very sad and i assume that staff are not polite to them i saw few elephants with chains

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

When we go and pay there will be more elephant under the chain. So dont be part of this sin. I am really upset for them. How they hit them. Especially for baby ones pity!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This place was another of Phuket's exploitative and cruel animal attractions. The monkey show and snake show were horrible and cruel to all animals, especially the snakes. They were thrown around, poked, struck and teased in an appalling manner in order for the to attempt to strike out at the handlers. These handlers dodging the strike is apparently entertaining! They... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The elephant here is not a happy elephant and the trip was not nice. I look forward very much to this with my family. My mother was very upset when trainer hit the elephants. This is cruelty.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We booked a one hour ride through our hotel tour desk. Having previously been on a fantastic jungle ride on elephants in Central Thailand we were really looking forward to this. What a disappointment. The elephants are kept chained up in horrible conditions. The ride is a joke; our mahout could barely get the elephant to take two consecutive steps.... More 

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Bonny Hills, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We had a lovely experience here. Contrary to other reviews, we found the elephants to be in good health. They were allowed to stop along the way to eat greenery. Guides were more than happy to take pictures of us and allowed my husband and son to ride on the elephant's back (after starting in the seat). The drive from... More 

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Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Was hoping that the elephants were going to be treated well but that wasn't the case. Find something else to do as this place will only upset you.

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Marlton, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The elephants are all horribly mistreated. Ours was covered in blistering sores and when I asked the guide, he just shrugged his shoulders and said she's been getting them for a year now... Didn't seem concerned at all. They're chained in the sun in filthy conditions. We went elephant trekking before and those elephants were treated much better - this... More 

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