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“There are much better available”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Sunny Boat Trip

Sunny Boat Trip
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“There are much better available”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

After being collected from our hotel at 8.30am, we drove to the end of the driveway and sat there in the bus until 9.30am without explanation? Then eventually another bus arrived and 2 more people got in to tour bus.

After another hour of driving along a dirt track very slowly (mopeds were overtaking us) we got to the boat.

The boat was very old & definitely not maintained with a few broken deck chairs to sit on, never the less it floated!

Of the 12 Islands they claim you will see, I counted 3 and we only snorkelled at 1. We skipped lunch because we saw the condition of the kitchen where it was being prepared!

Overall we had a good day out and saw a few fish and a bit of coral, but I have seen far better coral snorkelling just on the beach.

On the way back we had to stop at the pearl farm, nobody actually wanted to though! Here there was a big shop selling pearls! And very very pushy sales staff.

I would recommend taking your own snorkelling equipment, or perhaps choose a better rated company!

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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“At least they gave us a refund...”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

Booked in for a private boat tour well in advance. We got told our boat was running late and taken to a pearl farm. When we got to the pier (1 hr south from long beach) the boat crew was napping and looked surprised -- they didn't know we were coming! Apparently there was a problem with the boat so they took us to another boat. There was a problem with that one too. The tour guide looked really relieved when we asked to be taken back to our hotel. These guys are really dodgy and you should avoid them!

Visited December 2013
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3 Thank Gabriel L
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Mölnlycke, Västra Götaland, Sweden
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nothing special and cheap”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2013 via mobile

We went for snorkeling tour in the south. Crowded bus with 25+ people. Stopped for 30 min at pearl farm, mostly for us to shop pearls :-(
Then headed to south for boarding the boat. Here another bus with 10+ people turned up that made the boat quite crowded. First some lame fishing with just a tackle and a line. We got 2 fish of size 10cm on 35 people. Then heading to first iland for snorkeling. Equipment very basic and very used, not exactly high quality. Poor waters and very damaged. Really hope the people here will learn that their future depends on their ability preserve their nature and not to put so much waste in the water and to save the coral from being destroyed.
Went for second island that was not better than the first. We where promised three stops at islands but only got two. After this back to harbor and the bus to go to famous white beach. And yes a lovely beach indeed, but again needs to be preserved and cleaned to be able to sustain the crowds that now are planned to the island.
To summarize - you get what you pay for, only 15$ - use the money to something else or pay more for better tour.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Very dishonest company”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2013 via mobile

The company does not operate very ethically, you can get ripped off.

The driver and the guide are not to be blamed... its the owner.

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1 Thank scottnguyen
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Buxton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Hopeless”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013

Rule number one always read the previous reviews on trip advisor, i dont now why butwe didn't
It was exactly as described in the previous reviews poorly organised crowded and no fish were caught
My advise is Spend the money on something else, unfortunately this is something that is hard to find in Phu quoc.

Visited April 2013
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