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“This was an excellent afternoon!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of John Gray's Sea Canoe

John Gray's Sea Canoe
124 Soi 1, Yaowaraj Road | Taladyai, Phuket Town, Phuket 83000, Thailand
66 076.254.505-6
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Ranked #11 of 236 Activities in Phuket Town
5.0 of 5 stars 921 Reviews
Type: Tours, Adventure
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Owner description: After 12 years designing and developing one of the World's most highly awarded Ecotourism companies, John "Caveman" Gray goes his own way by forming "John Gray's SeaCanoe" with 18 of his most loyal and experienced guides. "After 12 years in Phuket, the experiment ran its course and I was packing for Polynesia," says Gray, "but when all these guides showed up, I had no choice but to stay and do another start-up."
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“This was an excellent afternoon!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

The scenic value of this tour was worth the price. The food, service and the thrill of going through that last cave was all gravy. Really, excellent all around. Everyone on our boat had a great time, except one poor lady who freaked at the low ceiling in the last cave and couldn't go through. Too bad, the lagoon was as beautiful as the others we had visited but we also saw a large monkey on the rocks by the water. We got within six feet of him for our photos.

The boat tour should require that folks be able to get in and out of a kayak from a boat as well as from the water. This was 100% necessary so seniors or someone with a physical disability would be disappointed if they are not agile enough to board a kayak from the guide boat.

Another note is that kayaks are loaded with two guests and one guide. If there is an odd number of guests in your party someone will be asked to go in a kayak by themselves (with a guide) or they may be paired with another single travler. I was on my own and was paired with another woman travelling on her own, which worked out well. However, another family thought they could put three guests in a kayak with a guide but were disappointed as there just isn't room for three adult guests in these small inflatable boats. There is room for two adults and a child as another family had both parents and their 13 year old with them in their kayak. Unfortunately, they all had to swim away from their kayak to get through the last cave and were then picked up by another kayak for the return journey to the larger guide boat. We were all prepared for this, should it happen to our kayak. Everyone is told to expect to get wet and to have nothing with you that you want to keep dry. This includes a camera and cell phone. The tour operator did provide us with one small water proof bag for each kayak which we could put our wallets, glasses and cameras in should we have to leave our kayak if the tide was too high for our boat to fit through the cave opening.

As I said, this was a thrilling and Beautiful boat tour. The food for lunch and dinner was awesome. I am a pescatarian and was satisfied after both meals.

Visited December 2013
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“Best boat trip we have ever been on”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

Excellent day, value for money, fabulous food, great guides especially Morgan and beautiful flowers presented as on our honeymoon - truly amazing experience thank you

Visited January 2014
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“Great Experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Wonderful scenery, wonderful food, wonderful guides! A great experience and highly recommended. Ending the evening with making the Karongs (sp) was very special.

Visited January 2014
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“Worth every minute!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

This was a very long day, but it was worth every second. The views are spectacular, the guides have good English and a great knowledge of the area, and the food was wonderful. We expected to be exhausted by a day of canoeing, but they do it all, letting you relax and soak in the views.

They catered very well to a vegetarian friend and myself, without hesitation. This is definitely a must for anyone traveling to Phuket.

Visited February 2013
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“A beautiful way to spend a day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Despite the long transfer to get to the dock and then the boat trip to get out to Hong island, we had a fantastic day. The staff are lovely - funny and well informed and they like their visitors to have a good day.
The food served on board was amazing - both lunch and dinner. The canoeing showed a side of Phuket that we really did not expect to see: the bats, the stalagtites and the swimming monkey all made it a unique experience.The 20 or so sea eagles following the boat were amazing to watch.
Canoeing around those limestone formations really makes you look at nature - do it you will enjoy your day.

Visited January 2014
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