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“Professional & charming, great experience”

Blue Stars Kayaking
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Owner description: Longtailboat at Koh Sam Sao, National Marine Park, Bluestars
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Iasi
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Professional & charming, great experience”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

We had a gread day with Ble Stars Kayaking. Food was excellent (really excellent), more then enough and available for the entire day, crew very polite and professional, the owner is charming and AngThong marine park was superb. Very good experience.

Visited May 2013
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Bromme, Owner at Blue Stars Kayaking, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
We appreciate you taking the time to write your review and are happy that you had a great time with Blue Stars. Our food always receives great reviews and we will pass on your comments to our cook.

Thank you for the opportunity to provide you an enjoyable day out.
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Sydney, Australia
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62 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Smaller groups then other tours”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

If you decide to do a trip out to Ang Thong you must choose Blue Stars. We had a small group of about 40, and during the Kayaking it was split into 2 groups of 10 kayaks (2 person per boat). Meaning that the pace was good and not too slow. Some other groups we saw had more than 20 kayaks together which would make it louder and less intimate.

The German tour guide was very helpful and provided assistance where needed. He explained the whole day at the beginning so we knew the itinerary straight up. Food was good and free water is provided.

Highly recommend this tour company for the must see destination of Ang Thong.

Visited May 2013
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Bromme, Owner at Blue Stars Kayaking, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Thank you for your positive comments.

We are committed to avoid the temptation to follow suit with the other tour operators and take much larger groups. Generally our maximum number of participants would be 44 which might sound a lot but when you consider our boat is licensed to carry 100 passengers it is clear that we do not overload our boat. Other companies will take customers on any one day for various programs including customers for a kayaking tour and others for a simple sight seeing tour meaning they can have up to 80+ on the boat. This we feel would create a logistical nightmare and take away from the experience from all involved.

Our tour guides will also try to time visits to the different locations when the other operators are not there so to avoid the crowds that can sometimes spoil the serene atmosphere. This doesn't really matter when we visit the spectacular northern region of the Park because normally we are the only boat in this area.

We are very pleased that you enjoyed your day and took the time to write your review.
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“Average trip to extraordinary marine park”
Reviewed June 1, 2013

Ang thong marine park is incredibly beautiful and worth a day trip. I was highly impressed with the beautiful scenery, the lunch, all day snacks and the hike to lake. Although the kayaking was lovely it was very short, I had expected a few hours worth. The staff was a little aloof and did not give any explanation of the area. The most unimpressed part of the trip was the snorkeling. The water was very murky and you could barely see any fish, pretty much a waste of time. Although the trip was pricey overall it was a worthwhile day.

Visited May 2013
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Canberra, Australia
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Absolutely brilliant”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

This trip was brilliant. We were picked up in the tour bus on 20 May and dropped at the pier to get a pretty thorough run down of how the day was going to unfold from our guide, Marcus, who spoke a number of different languages. There was a light breakfast of croissants and fruit, along with water and soft drink to help ourselves to during the course of the day.

After about a 90 minute boat trip into the marine park, the group went kayaking, snorkeling and swimming. The views around here are amazing. You are provided with a dry bag to put cameras etc in on the kayaking. After this, a buffet lunch is served which was surprisingly better than I was expecting - 3-4 dishes to choose from.

Another 20 minute boat ride and then you are given the option to kayak to the next island or take a longboat, then some free time to either go and check out Emerald Lake, lie on the beach, kayak, snorkel or whatever, before heading back to Koh Samui. The staff were all great and provide a great opportunity to get out and explore a spectacular place.

Visited May 2013
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Singapore, null, Singapore
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Blue star kayaking”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

Have a great trip when my wife and i went for the kayaking trip to the angthong marine park on 23/05/2013. The driver picked us up on time from our hotel and when we reach the jetty, the staff from blue star kayaking is already on the boat to welcome us on board to the boat. Light breakfast is served when we on board.. The trip took around 1 1/2 hours to our destination and we have fun in kayaking but snorkelling was a little disappointing as the waters are not clear. Lunch was provided on board. After that we continue kayaking and sight -seeing at the green lagoon. Tea time snacks were served as well. Overall the staff were very organised and helpful.

Visited May 2013
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