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Paddle Asia - Private Day Tours

Phuket Town, Thailand
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About Paddle Asia - Private Day Tours
Paddle Asia is a small family-owned business specializing in small group self paddle kayaking Phang Nga Bay, jungle kayaking in Khao Sok National Park, jungle survival courses, and mountain biking tours focusing on getting away from other visitors. Paddle Asia deals directly with our guests. We don't go through agents. We deal directly with you! Book directly through us, please. Paddle Asia uses proper sit-inside kayaks. It is our mission to offer you something completely different from what other tour operators in the region offer. Your eco-adventure tour is designed for first-time paddlers and novice travelers. Families with children are more than welcome! Experienced kayakers and adventurers are, of course, also welcome. All guides are certified to international first aid and safety standards.
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Unique small group self-paddle Phang Nga Bay kayaking day trip to a less-visited part of the bay using sit-inside kayaks. Guides are certified to internationally first aid standards. The pickup time is 7:15 - 7:30 am depending on where you are staying in Phuket. Group and family discounts are available. No experienced is needed. Contact us directly for groups smaller than 4 guests.
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Alex C wrote a review Mar 2020
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I took the tour in March and i had a great time. It was different than any other Phi Phi o Phang Nga tour. We got our own kayaks and that made for a great experience. The guide spoke very good english wich i found was rare in Thailand even in the tourist resorts. We got to see different areas of the Phang Nga Bay, beaches and lagoons where we were really alone, and outside the usual tourist routes, so it felt like we were exploring the area. The downside is that it was more expensive than other Phang Nga tours but i felt it was worth it.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from dave w, Manager at Paddle Asia - Private Day Tours
Responded Mar 16, 2020
Thank you very much for coming with us, Alex. Yep, you made the right choice. 😊 Yes, we're a bit more expensive because we've got more overhead than the mass tourism companies and because we go to a more remote area of the bay to get away from everyone else. Thanks again and do keep in touch. We hope to see you again one of these days. All the best, Dave & team
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mario u wrote a review Mar 2020
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We booked a two day kayaking tour with Paddle Asia end of January. I'm glad Dave recommended a two day tour, as staying overnight on Khao Yao Noi saved us a lot of time. After my friend Heath and I got on the speedboat that took as to Kho Yao Noi, we changed onto the long tail boat with the kayaks, which brought us to a small beach on remote island in Phang Nga Bay. There was only the two of us and two more guest with Dave and a Thai guide, in six kayaks. We got into the kayaks and paddled between the amazing limestone formations, and even into a small lagoon with hundreds of fruit bats. For lunch we paddled onto another small beach where the long tail awaited us with some delicious Thai food. We had the whole beach for ourself! In the afternoon we continued in the kayaks and went around the island, into another small lagoon and across to the next island. kayaking with Paddle Asia is even for an absolute beginner like my friend enjoyable, because the guide always stayed back to sweep, and the pace in general is very relaxed. About 3pm the long tail picked us up again and took us directly on to the beach in front of our resort on Khao Yao Noi, where we got changed and had time to relax at the pool. The Chukit resort is a Bungalow resort kept nicely clean, with air con rooms. As there's no traffic anywhere on the island it is very quite. For dinner we walked about 10 min down the road to a beautiful garden restaurant with delicious Thai and western food. The next day, after breakfast we got back on the long tail, which took us to a wide area with mangroves, that we paddled along and through until lunch. To close the trip, Dave took us into a lagoon, about 1.5 km long, before we got back on the long tail. The whole day we didn't see a single other person! Great adventure tour with Paddle Asia. Thanks to Dave and his team!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Julie Dussault wrote a review Mar 2020
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We really enjoyed the Phang Nga Bay self-kayaking tour. All the tours are in small groups, which really makes the experience more personalized and relaxed. We were picked up from our hotel on time, then dropped off at the speedboat ferry station. Then we took a 30 minute speedboat ferry ride to a spot where we met up with our guide. Our guide then took us on a 30 minute private longtail ride to the kayaking starting point. We then kayaked for maybe 3-4 hours with a few beach breaks for swimming and relaxing, and a lunch break where we ate the delicious cashew nut chicken, rice & veggies meal that had been packed for us as part of the tour. What was unique about this experience was that we hardly ever saw other tourists anywhere we went! While everyone crowded to the James Bond Island, we had the two islands we kayaked around to ourselves! Our guide actually apologized when we ran into a single other tourist group lol. I recommend this experience – definitely worth the price. The transportation was well-organized, our guide Run was very friendly and knowledgeable, and the booking process was easy. The views were incredible, and we even managed to get a little workout it with the kayaking. What attracted us to Paddleasia for this experience was that we wanted to paddle ourselves – a lot of the other tour companies have someone doing the paddling for you! We were very pleased with this tour.
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Elena H wrote a review Mar 2020
New York City, New York18 contributions2 helpful votes
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If you love kayaking (or just being on the water), definitely add this trip to your vacation. We did the day trip to phang nga bay with Run as our guide, and it was such a fun time. The scenery is gorgeous and there’s basically no one else around. They picked us up from our hotel, got us our speedboat ferry tickets, and then we went on a longtail to our starting point. All went seamlessly, including my booking conversations with Dave. It’s such a beautiful area, you’ll have a wonderful time.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Yin A wrote a review Mar 2020
New York City, New York4 contributions1 helpful vote
We love our small group/semi private kayaking day. We visited some beautiful lagoons and beaches without any other tourist in sight. Our guide Mr. Run, was informative and kind. We are both vegetarian and the tours package provided us simple but delicious home made vegetarian lunch. We enjoyed our day very much!!
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