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“A Brilliant Day!”

Chantara, Junk Boat
Ranked #4 of 60 Tours in Bophut
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Owner description: Chantara is a traditional asian sailing junk boat. She can bring you around Koh Phangan on the regular day cruise or all around the archipelago of Koh samui for a private cruise. Chantara is a wooden boat built with teak wood and provide all the modern comfort you can expect. Don't hesitate to join us for a unique experience on the Gulf of Thailand, to discover Koh Samui and his neighbors islands.
Geneva, Switzerland
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“A Brilliant Day!”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

We were looking for a day boat-trip and we were impressed with the number of really positive reviews for the Chantara Junk trip to Ko Phangan on TripAdvisor. All our expectations were far exceeded.

Right from the moment we were collected from our hotel at 08.30am to the time we were dropped off around 5.30pm we were looked after. After arrival at the boat we were met with a light breakfast of coffee and croissants and then set sail (well with the motor. Each family, group or couple received an individual briefing (in either English, French, or German) about how the day would unfold.

At the first stopping point those who wanted went snorkelling on the reef. The water visibility wasn't brilliant but was OK and was probably reasonable considering the time of year (entering the rainy season) and the fact that the weather had ben unsettled for the two previous days). Others could fish of just sunbathe and listen to the excellent music that accompanied us throughout the day. The crew were very professional and all day we were offered drinks and light refreshments. After the snorkelling, we had a buffet lunch that ranked amongst the best we had during our two week stay in Koh Samui.

The second stopping point was around the island on the western coast. Here, we went jet skiing for half an hour while others had a massage, or a cold beer on the beach. We were much happier renting a jet ski here (rather than on Chaweng Beach, where we has heard stories of rip-off scams) as the renters were recommended by the crew from Chantara and we felt sure the Chatara would intervene if we were not treated fairly. The final stretch back to port was very relaxing and we could admire the beautiful island coastline.

We would recommend this trip unreservedly, especially because the owners and crew went to so much trouble to make sure we really. enjoyed the day. They're attention to service and detail was fantastic. It was undoubtedly one of the top highlights of our holiday. We paid 2500 baht per person which was also exceptional value for money. We hope you take this trip and if you do we are sure you will also have a great day!

Visited October 2012
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“Fantastic Day!!!!”
Reviewed June 1, 2012

Prompt pick up in the morning, all meals for the day were supplied, absolutely fantastic and plentiful. Staff was friendly and helpful.
Great day and I would highly recommend.

Visited May 2012
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chantara, Manager at Chantara, Junk Boat, responded to this review, June 5, 2012
Thank you for your review, I'm happy to give you a nice day, that means also that we did our job.
We sell some dreams and it's our job to give it to you as best as we can.
Don't forget to join us if you come back in Samui.
All the best,

Eric
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