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“Excellent Tour!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Phuket Sail Tours

Phuket Sail Tours
20/8, Supamart, Ban Pakhlok, Phuket 83110, Thailand
+66 87 897 0492
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Owner description: We offer a range of high quality sailing tours and speed boat tours for couples, families,small groups and individuals seeking a special experience in beautiful places away from crowds. Kids are welcome! Tours include our very popular Kho Phanak Sail Caves and Hongs Tour, Phi Phi by Speedboat Snorkeling and Sightseeing Tour, Phang Nga Bay Explorer Tour (James Bond Island and Village on stilts)and Phang Nga Bay Express Tour by Long Tail Boat. We operate all year round.
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“Excellent Tour!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

We joined Phuket Sail Tours speedboat tour to Phang Nga Bay.

We knew we'd made the right choice when prior to the tour Captain Mark kindly did his best to help us out with options/advice to help with our vacation schedule.

Along with most other reviewers we thought the tour was amazing. The small number of passengers on board made for an extremely comfortable trip. Captain Mark is a great character and always made sure his guests were comfortable. Our guide, Sup, was superb – always informative and entertaining. The food provided was plentiful and delicious (the meal on the 'floating' village was just excellent). This company obviously takes the issue of safety very seriously, which we found reassuring. They also have an obvious respect for the both the people and the ecology of the area.

The scenery at Phang Nga Bay is a must-see if visiting Phuket.

I can't really imagine how this tour could be improved, which is a sure sign that they've got it right.

Ray

Visited February 2013
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captainm, Owner at Phuket Sail Tours, responded to this review, March 10, 2013
Hello Ray, and thank you for the lovely review. We really appreciate getting your feedback.

We are very lucky with the restaurant at Panyi Island, they do a great job of looking after us. You are right about the scenery in the bay, and lucky us we get to see it through the eyes of newcomers almost every day. Keeps the experience fresh for us also.

Thank you for coming with us, and I hope we see you aboard again one day.
Mark.
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“Phi Phi Island Speedboat Tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

It was an amazing tour. Expensive than the rest but worth it.

- Guided Tour with all equipment (snorkeling masks, fins, life jackets etc)
- Nice and comfortable speed boat. toilet is also there.
- Reached most attractions when it is less crowded
- Excellent Snorkeling locations
- Sufficient care is taken on non-swimmers
- Staff is very helpful n funny
- Food n Drinks all thru the tour (even vegetarian meals are provided)

Visited February 2013
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captainm, Owner at Phuket Sail Tours, responded to this review, March 10, 2013
Hi Sam, and thank you for the review. It is good to hear you had an amazing experience.

If you know of any way to improve our service, please let us know.

I hope we see you aboard again one day.
Mark.
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“The Ultimate Day Out!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

I have been on the Phang Nga Bay by Speedboat tour with Phuket Sail Tours many times and it is one of my favorite ways to spend the day!!

The order of the places you will visit is dependant on the tides. We visited beautiful hongs and Mark always times it just right so there are no crowds. There is also canoeing, swimming and snorkeling on this trip and a visit to Koh Panyee the village on stilts for the most delicious lunch, so many choices and so much food, we had soups, chicken dishes, rice dishes, vegetables, omelet’s, whole fish, prawns, crabs and seafood dishes.

After lunch we then went for a 45 minute walk around the village with Mark, this is my favorite part of the tour. I really enjoy seeing how the people of Koh Panyee spend their days, like the very old man making shrimp paste who also sells bottles of orange juice, or the old lady laying out her dried chilies, or seeing children at school. The people who live here are lovely, so friendly and always smiling.

There is one lady on Koh Panyee who always amazes me, she is not sure of her age but thinks she is around 86, her husband who she married when she was 16 died earlier in 2012. You will often see her sitting in the entrance to her house. My latest visit she was holding a 4 week old baby, this was her latest great grand child. This lovely lady has 12 children, 30 odd grand children and 45 great grand children.

I cannot recommend a day out with Phuket Sail Tours highly enough. Mark and his team are absolute professionals and extremely knowledgeable about all the areas you will visit, safety is a major factor and so is your stomach!!

Fantastic food, snacks and drinks seem to appear all day long so you most definitely will not go hungry on this tour. There is an unlimited supply of food during the day, the famous crunchy chicken wings, Kanom (Thai snacks) which are my favorite treats of sticky rice, banana, black bean wrapped in banana leaf, fresh fruits, cheese and biscuits, plus water and soft drinks.

You will see amazing sights that will stay with you forever and have so much fun with new friends and the crew from Phuket Sail Tours.

Mark and his team are the perfect hosts, nothing is to much trouble and they go out of their way to make sure everyone has an enjoyable day away from the hordes of big jam packed boats. So if your looking for a great value day out with a small group of people then look up Phuket Sail Tours.

Visited October 2012
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captainm, Owner at Phuket Sail Tours, responded to this review, March 10, 2013
Hi Cathy, nice to read such a glowing review. Thank you for taking the time to write it. As always, it was a pleasure to have you aboard.

The old lady at the village has been demoted and now spends her days looking after a rabbit, so not sure what happened there. She is still very active, and likes a chat. I just wish I could understand more of what she is on about.

The other old lady, that guards the donation box, is now selling some very nice snacks that she says she makes herself. We can try those next time you are here.

We look forward to seeing you when you return,
Mark, Cha Cha and the team.
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“Hands down - AMAZING!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

We went on the Phang Nga bay tour with PST and it was fantastic. We tried another tour company first for Phi Phi and it couldn't compare to the experience we had with PST! We booked late and based on the reviews on TA, I was so happy we confirmed spaces for this tour - it was perfect from the moment we set sail! The fruit/ snacks were all delicious in the morning and afternoon - if you haven't tried a mangosteen, it's definitely something to try on the boat! Sup was our guide and he was so helpful and great and then the infamous Captain Mark, what a character he is - made the tour all that and more. Highlights were canoeing via the caves (i volunteered to canoe as I love water sports); village on stilts and the lunch they served there (chicken curry and soft shell crab were amazing); to the breath taking scenes. The one thing -the snorkeling isn't as good as the Phi Phi island tours - not as many varieties of fish and not much else to see but nonetheless - this tour was hands down AMAZING!

Visited February 2013
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“Highlight of our Holiday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

My girlfriend and I did both the Phi Phi Island & Phand Nga bay tour (by speed boat)
What can i say.... an unforgettable experience!! we were taken to see some of the most amazing scenery, beautifull beaches, crystal clear waters, amazing marine life and much more Both Captain Mark & Sean are real down to earth people and know all best spots, they make sure that we make the right stops at the right time and we are never crowded (unlike other tours) I love snorkeling we were taken to some great dive spots were i got to see puffer fish, angel fish, little "Nemo fish" and so many more i dont get back home, My girlfriend is not a swimmer so they gave her a life jacket and made a real effort to make sure she felt safe which meant that she didnt miss out on seeing all the fish that i was seeing.
The food was excellent on both tours and there was plenty to go round!!!
i could stay and write on here all day about what a great time we had.
But all I'll say is... SEE YOU AGAIN NEXT YEAR!!!

Visited January 2013
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