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Address: Phuket Town, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 76 254 5056
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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After 12 years designing and developing one of the World's most highly...

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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Incredible Staff and Incredible Experience

This place was everything I wanted it to be and so much more! Our guide Tiger was amazing and the experience was fantastic (so is the food). I felt completely comfortable with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's definitely worth visiting the hongs in Phang Nga bay - they are very beautiful, but perhaps other tours are better value. We did the John Gray trip even though it was it expensive as it sounded like the best and had the add ons of kratong floating and bioluminescence. Next time I'd look at other options as these were... More 

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Lake George, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place was everything I wanted it to be and so much more! Our guide Tiger was amazing and the experience was fantastic (so is the food). I felt completely comfortable with our guide and saw some of the most incredible sights. We got caught in the middle of a storm and waited it out in a cave with bats... More 

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Singapore
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Booked this trip after some market research on the internet before flying to Phuket. Some specific examples that resulted in my perfect rating for John Gray's Sea Canoe: 1. I was pleasantly surprised to receive a mail from them when I checked in at the hotel which gave me instructions on the preparation leading to the actual trip. 2. The... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

At first I was skeptical about cruise - A big mistake! Was just wonderful! they Picked us up from the hotel; We drove for over an hour until we arrived at the cruise. Guides explained to us what we are going to do - Lunch was very good. At the end of the meal the guides taught us create a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on this tour on the recommendation of the tour desk at our hotel and we're not disappointed! From start to finish the guides cannot do enough for you... the tour leaves later than most to avoid the crowds and achieves it perfectly. You take the boat for about an hour into the bay, what an amazing place, absolutely... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We made the canoe trip during our stay at Phuket and this was definitely the highlight of our stay at Phuket. The staff is really nice and friendly and well educated about the landscape. Ever canoe has their own guide. We really enjoyed this full day trip. The leader was very friendly and professional as well. The food was very... More 

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JohnGray-LingYai, Owner at John Gray's Sea Canoe, responded to this review

Tears in my eyes as I read your review! You hit on everything we embrace! Enlightened human resources in Asia isn't exactly common,but we work hard to be our family. I go on as many trips as I can, and still get sleep after covering the back of the house. The food is based on my time in medical research,and... More 

Riverside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I did this whole day tour while in Phuket. The tour was awesome! The staff is very genuine and friendly and you do a lot for ticket price. My canoe guide was Paul and he was super cool. He was also very informative as well! I would definitely recommend this tour and Paul (as the guide) to... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the Kong by starlight trip. I was travelling alone but they accommodated this with my own guide, who was amazing with so much knowledge. At first I thought I'd prefer to kayak myself but given where we went and the skill needed the guided trip is definitely the way to go. The kongs are serene. Having a chance to... More 

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JohnGray-LingYai, Owner at John Gray's Sea Canoe, responded to this review

Thanks for the perceptive review! You must be a kayaker, because you saw their challenges. I'm always happy to get good reviews from another paddler. We go in the afternoon to escape the crowds and give you that tasty and healthy dinner. (My last real job was in medical research - epidemiology. Next time you come to Phuket you can... More 

Harrogate
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Booked before leaving UK, was a little bit sceptical on previous reviews and thought maybe too costly / overpriced. Completed my trip totally converted and share comment of another review . Were I to go back to Phuket - would book John Gray again. J G - very helpful organisation but the Star is the trip - for me, not... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic day out this is. If you get the chance to go then do so - you will not be disappointed. Suitable for couples, families, solos, groups - we had a 9 month old baby on our cruise who joined in all of the activities quite safely and the crew couldn't do enough to ensure that he and... More 

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JohnGray-LingYai, Owner at John Gray's Sea Canoe, responded to this review

Glad to hear about the baby - just think of the formative experience! My mother did the same with me - but I turned out to be a crazy man! The food is based upon my work in medical research - eat healthy food and live long. Thanks to our custom designed SOTAR kayaks we can be comfortable with children... More 

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