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Address: Phuket Town, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Phone Number:
+66 76 254 5056
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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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What a pleasure!

From the time we got on the boat to the time we returned completely exhausted, this was a thoroughly worthwhile experience! The canoeing itself was superb and the caves were... read more

Reviewed March 31, 2016

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28 reviews
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Reviewed March 31, 2016

From the time we got on the boat to the time we returned completely exhausted, this was a thoroughly worthwhile experience! The canoeing itself was superb and the caves were exquisite, especially at night with the glow worms and phosphorescence in the water. Everything is done for you, and you don't even have to paddle yourself as your very competent... More 

Thank enefel
Kootingal, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 31, 2016

Cant say enough about this trip , the boat was roomy and the crew were excellent and so was the food . as for the caves and the tour it was amazing we couldn't of ask for more, so very happy. Peter and Roslyn Sullivan

Thank psully10
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2016

It was expensive, but worth it! It is a long day, but you don't have to do any work. They bring you, guide you, and row you. They do this for your safety. They do give you a chance to row and swim. The natural beauty is AMAZING, the quiet, and the caves are well worth the wait!!! It was... More 

Thank andachica2003
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2016

Exceeded our expectations in every possible way. Proffessional yet local, food was prepared great, it even rained but we still enjoyed our day. We visited a monkey inhabited beach, fed the Sea Eagles chicken off the back of the boat and of course toured the islands and caves. The guides truly enjoyed what they did, and it showed. We also... More 

Thank han2drew
Mandurah, Australia
1 review
Reviewed March 31, 2016

Due to limited time in Phuket we had to choose between Phi Phi Island and the Hong by Starlight tour. We chose the Hong tour and I think we chose right. Phi Phi may have spectacular beaches but Hong, and the other islands we visited has scenery you don't see elsewhere. The scenery was spectacular but the organizers actually made... More 

Thank Red S
Limerick, Ireland
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

The whole trip is very professionally organised from the moment you are picked up until when you get dropped back to your hotel. We were arriving from Phi Phi that morning so were tight on time. They sent a car to collect us from the ferry which was about an hour away which saved us a lot of hassle. The... More 

Thank Alan D
Southern California
2 reviews
Reviewed March 30, 2016

My family was in Phuket last week and we spent one of our days with John Gray's. What a great day! The sea canoe experience was great and we saw so many different parts of the islands. The guides were amazing, the food was great and the overall experience is one that I would highly recommend. It was a very... More 

Thank Nannel
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2016

We did the Hong by Starlight tour and couldn't recommend it enough. From the moment we stepped on board the boat, to the moment we arrived back at our hotel, we completely and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The tour guides were incredible - and funny, good banter between them when we got to canoeing through the caves which made for a... More 

Thank Emmaontheinternet
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed March 28, 2016

I cannot begin to explain how amazing this trip was- we were not sure what to expect and booked this activity the day before. We were treated like friends on board the very large boat, served very (!!) good food and drinks throughout the day, had a really fantastic guide and saw some incredible things. Our guide, Charlie, was definitely... More 

Thank Thomas P
Cranbury, New Jersey
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Reviewed March 28, 2016

We can not recommend this highly enough----it's a life changer and the food was amazing! Great for children (not babies and toddlers). Great for seniors as long as you can get up and down boat stairs/ladder. Thanks to our fabulous guides - Tom (on his birthday!), Doon, and Neil (hope your back is feeling better). Farook was an excellent tour... More 

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

Great to here you had a great time.You came halfway around the World, so I'm happy we gave you a great experience. Next time try an overnight camping trip. The Starlight trip is just the intro trip. More 

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