My colleague who had travelled with Simba couple of years ago recommended that I take the tour with them. Like someone said in the reviews, they are bit expensive as compared to other tours (with packed boats, we only had 14 people) but I don’t regret a bit spending that extra money. I just got back this afternoon and I am already posting this in the evening. They were this good!
Francois was very patient with my questions on Simba’s Facebook page as their website already had some details I was asking for. When we started in the morning, it was pouring, nevertheless, our star guide, Momo, and the crew kicked it off with an infectious energy at 6.00 am and continued to do so until the end of the trip. Momo sincerely ensures everyone is taken care of and really connects with you. Same, for the rest of the crew. While we didn’t get to see the sunrise due to the weather, there were hardly anyone else when we reached Maya. You don’t need to worry about anything, everything is provided; just carry cash (for drinks at stops & tips), towel and swimwear. There is ample food, water and soft drinks throughout the day. Despite the crew helping with everything, be it taking pictures (believe me, I would lose my patience if I were Momo), helping you snorkel or even make you comfortable taking that dip in the water or being there for anything, they don’t explicitly ask for tips, but throughly deserve it.
I also like the fact that the website is very detailed. Please note, you will spend ample of time in the water. There were some who got bored because they didn’t want to get in 🙄.
Thanks team Simba and Momo for the best experience during my first ever visit to Phuket!