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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Phuket Town, Phuket 83000, Thailand
+66 76 254 5056
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Reviewed today via mobile

Such an amazing experience. The activities had lots of diversity - so much more than kayaking! Couldn’t recommend it more!!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tom M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our family trip with John Gray’s sea canoes was a magical moment in our Thailand travels. Overall a breathtaking experience with spectacular scenery, friendly guides, well run and environmentally culturally connected. John himself was on our boat and shared a few stories. As a Kiwi...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MacDorfwarc
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took the starlight tour, and it was one of our best memories of this trip. Hotel pickup was right on time and transfer to the pier was very comfortable. We started out the journey with an amazing fresh lunch - with the best vegetarian...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kateneedsausername
Reviewed 2 days ago

After being in Bangkok for 5 days visiting friends, then 2 days in Phuket. This was the first tour that I booked in Thailand. A couple of days later a string of 6 transactions totaling $5,500 were stolen from my credit card account over 2...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mark_Bennett_SouthOz
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Definitely one of the highlights of my Thailand trip. Staff made our day amazing. Very funny and well knowledge about phang-nga bay and all its caves. Me and Mrs enjoyed the canoeing into caves aswell as participating in the making of the krathong used in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Deadlydamo
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I went on the Hong by Starlight sea canoe trip as it was recommended to us by family. We were picked up at our resort in Rawai (with no extra charge like some tours were quoting for pickup in that area) and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ShireenJ1979
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited Phuket a few years ago and did this tour. We are now in Phuket with family (group of 11 people).and once again did this tour. John Gray you outdid yourself. I highly recommend this tour. The staff were very friendly and also made sure...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nickvasa
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband, ten year old son and I had an awesome day on the John Gray Sea Canoe tour. The scenery, caves and lagoons are spectacular. Our personal guide Charlie was friendly, funny, very knowledgable about the area and he expertly steered our canoe through...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank liza2227
Reviewed 1 week ago

My 73 year old mother and I took this excursion and it was our best day in Thailand! The staff were all amazing and we were even lucky enough to have John Gray himself present on the day we participated. From the fantastic meals cooked...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank jayneigh
Reviewed 1 week ago

My experience with the John Gray Sea Canoe tour was awesome! I went on an all day tour 1/6/2019. The locations we visited were some of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. The crew was innovative, attentive and incredibly friendly. The crew all loved...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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January 14, 2019|
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Response from DevonMazzer | Reviewed this property |
We got a good hour on a deserted beach. We could choose to jump off the side of the boat and swim to shore or paddle in on our canoe
January 3, 2019|
Response from DevonMazzer | Reviewed this property |
Assume there was a typo and you meant 'safe' to take your camera? Definitely safe on the boat. I guess there is always a slight risk if taking it on the canoe simply because of the size of the canoe, getting in/out of it... More
December 30, 2018|
Response from ESJ8453 | Reviewed this property |
I would check with your hotel and see if they can arrange a ride.
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Bowral, Australia
John Gray's Sea Canoe (6 Replies)
We have booked one tour to Phi Phi with Phuket Sail tours which we did online, however not sure with John Gray's if we need to book prior to being in Phuket? Are prices the same if we book online or via an agent once we get there? We are travelling from 24th June to 7th July and are looking to do the Hongs by Starlight tour. Any suggestions would be great :-)
April 21, 2011|
Response fromyalowa|
you better book John Grey's sea canoe prior online, and book tour to Phi Phi once you get there!
Chicago, IL
Is John Gray's Sea Canoe still in operation? (2 Replies)
I've tried to contact them 3 or 4 times over the past month. Both by sending an email and by submitting a trip request on the website. I haven't gotten a response besides an auto response that says we will contact you soon. I was hoping to do the Hongs by Starlight Tour in January.
December 08, 2009|
Response fromElysium333|
Hello, I have contacted John Gray directly, I am sure he will get back to you shortly. I am not sure what happened. I do know that a lot of times our emails (Phuket Sail Tours) get sent to people's spam inbox (especially if you have a gmail account). My dad (Captain Mark) just said he saw John on the water only 5 days ago, and that all is good. All the best, Elise