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Address: Chalong, Phuket Town, Phuket 83130, Thailand
Phone Number:
+66 89 875 8691
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Sun - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Phuket, the pearl of the Andaman, is famous for its white beaches and...

Phuket, the pearl of the Andaman, is famous for its white beaches and tropical nature; offering so many off the beaten tracks to explore and experience. If you’re a nature lover, planet lover, or simply just want a holiday to love and always remember then you've come to the right place...River Rovers Eco Cruises!We are an independent Eco-Tour Company, taking small tours to all of the out of the way places, to see the natural beauty and Ecosystems that surround Phuket. We take no more than 6 guests on our Live-a-Board tours and a maximum of 10 guests for our Day tours, taking you away from the crowds of tourists, to show you the real Thailand with all of its treasures on offer.With our shallow draft of only 8 inches, we can pull up just about anywhere, without climbing on dinghies and clambering up the side of boats, perfect for all ages and abilities and wheel chairs are welcome too.You will experience a wonderland of wildlife, unspoiled by tourism.

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Private Monkey Jungle Cruise: Phuket Day Eco Tour

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See the "REAL" Thailand

As in all the other reviews, Gordon, Luk and Mic, direct you through mangroves, swimming beaches, feeding monkeys and the floating fish farms. Gordon has the local knowledge that... read more

Reviewed April 25, 2011
Kneel7474
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Salinas, California
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Salinas, California
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2011

As in all the other reviews, Gordon, Luk and Mic, direct you through mangroves, swimming beaches, feeding monkeys and the floating fish farms. Gordon has the local knowledge that any question asked about Thailand and the local area is answered in a way that makes you feel that you are apart of the environment. The food that Luk serves, chicken... More 

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hotsoxyPhuket, Owner at River Rovers, responded to this review

Hi Kneel7474, Thanks for taking the time to review River Rovers, you and your kids really enjoyed the trip, the name of the soup was Tom Kha Gie (Chicken coconut soup) cooked on the boat, so was very fresh. The pictures you posted were great but there was one I would like a copy of, the first one with the... More 

Victoria, Canada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 27, 2011

Gordon took us and 5 others out on his 32 ft. specially built river boat for a day of visiting sites the average tourist doesn't get to see. We fed the wild monkeys in the man groves, visited the sea gypsies, watched them catch and cook us a lobster, swam off the back of the boat in a little bay... More 

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hotsoxyPhuket, Owner at River Rovers, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the review, glad you enjoyed your 'Monkey Jungle Cruise' and your trip the next day around Phuket by car, the same we did for L and R from Vancouver Island, please thank them for recommending us, glad you enjoyed the video of the Canadian Indians I sent you, I love that piece of music and... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2011

Friday 18 March 2011 all day with River Rovers. Well organised, good food, not overcrowded (as so may similar tours are) - only eight guests and two crew. Captain (and owner) Gordon a mine of information, and very nice guy. Boat well maintained and sea-worthy. Being shallow draft, was able to take us up creeks where other boats can't go.... More 

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hotsoxyPhuket, Owner at River Rovers, responded to this review

A man of his word, thank you very much for those kind words, glad you had a wonderful day with River Rovers, it was a lovely day and everybody enjoyed it, hope you made some new friends. I see it was no problem for you to get on and off the boat, great when we can park on the beach.... More 

FRANCE
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2011

For the second year I have enjoyed a really good time, on a day out with Captain Gordon and his crew. Cruising peacefully through the mangroves to visit the monkeys, buying fresh lobsters from a floating fish farm, snorkelling and swimming in quiet bays with day long refreshments and a wonderful lunch cooked on board. Just like last year, at... More 

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hotsoxyPhuket, Owner at River Rovers, responded to this review

Hi Lecroc, Thank you for the great review and glad you enjoyed your 2nd trip with us, When you come on your next trip for a couple of days I'll take you to my favorite island, through the Thai Chin Canal, no other tour boats use this passage so it is very unique to us, lots of birds and mangroves... More 

Thailand
2 reviews
Reviewed February 25, 2011

If you want to explore the mangroves and islands of phuket thailand, take a slow boat, get away from all the tourists then River Rovers has the perfect boat trip. We had a wonderful day out, we visited the fish farms, greeted by the Thai fisherman and welcomed into their home on the water, we bought a tasty lobster cooked... More 

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hotsoxyPhuket, Owner at River Rovers, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the great review, so glad you and your Mum and Dad had a great "Monkey Jungle Cruise" you are right when you say it's good for all ages, from babies to the elderly and handicapped. Khoon Luck is a great cook, glad she fed you well. Thanks again and look forward to the next time.... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed February 2, 2011

I went with River Rovers when I was with Phuket and found Gordon's trip to be one of the highlights of our trip. First off, we were staying in Patong and Gordon's trip is the anti-Patong; a welcome breath of fresh air away from the other tourists. In fact, during our entire day out, we didn't see one other tourist,... More 

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hotsoxyPhuket, Owner at River Rovers, responded to this review

I am so glad you both enjoyed your laid back cruise with River Rovers, the sunset was fantastic, I see you put a picture of it in your review, yep! you were right we didn't see a tourist all day, how was that? Thak you very much for the review and hope to see you both and your parents again.... More 

Perth, Australia
1 review
Reviewed January 15, 2011

Gordon was a fantastic host for a great day out on Chalong Day. His local knowledge and concern for the environment was obvious. We fed monkeys in the mangroves, visited a fish farm and stopped at a couple of pleasant coves where we were given the opportunity to snorkel, swim and dive off the roof of his boat. Gordon checked... More 

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hotsoxyPhuket, Owner at River Rovers, responded to this review

Hi All, Thank you very much for the great review and glad you all enjoyed the day, the kids had fun jumping off the boat and being dragged around in the kayaks and splashing each other, Luck also enjoyed throwing water at them. She is a great cook and loves looking after people. Maybe we get to see you again... More 

Thalang
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 11, 2011

River Rovers provided great personalized service as they took my family and I on a customized tour of Phang Nga Bay, Thailand. Accommodation is basic in two cabins with queen sized beds and extra sleeping on the converted bed in the deck area. But with the wonderful weather that was all we needed. Food was always wonderfully done and enjoyable.... More 

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hotsoxyPhuket, Owner at River Rovers, responded to this review

Hi all, thank you very much for the stunning review, glad you all enjoyed your four days on our tour "Phang Nga Through The Back Door" Phang Gna is a stunning area but normally full of tourists, but we kept you away from all that and we had it mostly to our selves, that's the advantage of living onboard, plus... More 

London, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2011

I booked the one day Chalong Bay explorer trip for my family and i whilst in Phuket back in September. We were picked up on time by Gordon from our hotel and taken to the boat. The boat was very spacious and in exceptional condition. We were introduced to the crew and provided with some delcious fresh fruit and juice.... More 

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Fishkill, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 27, 2010

This was our second trip on the River Rovers and it was just as good as the last. Both times were on Christmas day and with international friends. (Japan, Thailand U.S.A., Iraq, Holland, Romania and South Africa). The boat is great for 10-12 people, the food second to none, (not the regular Thai bulk food). We had whole grilled fish,... More 

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