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“A Wonderful Unique Experience”

John Gray's Sea Canoe
Ranked #6 of 220 Tours in Phuket Town
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: After 12 years designing and developing one of the World's most highly awarded Ecotourism companies, John "Caveman" Gray goes his own way by forming "John Gray's SeaCanoe" with 18 of his most loyal and experienced guides. "After 12 years in Phuket, the experiment ran its course and I was packing for Polynesia," says Gray, "but when all these guides showed up, I had no choice but to stay and do another start-up."
Reviewed September 5, 2013

I did the Hong By Starlight Canoe trip and it was excellent. The scenery is beautiful, the staff are all very friendly, helpful and informative (if a bit loud - I think they think we are all a bit deaf :) )and the food was delicious. The lagoons inside the islands are so peaceful and the making and floating of the banana tree flower arrangements was a lovely touch. I even had a go at canoeing myself, giving plenty of entertainment to all on board watching me go round in circles, but it all added to the enjoyment of the day. If you have some perfume with you I would advise you to put a touch of it under your nose before going in the bat cave as the smell inside is very strong. Would highly recommend this trip.

1  Thank Anne W
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Heavenly is the word for the whole experience. Visiting the hongs first at day time and then at night combined with the amazing food and activities like swinning, canoeing that are interpersed in between made it one of the best days that we won't forget ever.

1  Thank Arnabdey
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

We really enjoyed our tour with John Gray and was probably the highlight of our time in Phuket. Unfortunately the rain was pouring down on the day that we chose but despite this we got into the canoes and were paddled around in the canoes in what turned out to be warm water. The guides were very helpful and every precaution was taken to ensure that we were safely on board the canoe. The dinner was good and we have a treasured photo to remember our adventure. All in all a worthwhile day and an experience to remember.

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Reviewed September 1, 2013

Haven't tried the others but this was fantastic from start to finish. The camping trip was fabulously romantic. If you love the outdoors this would make an awesome addition to a honeymoon.

The beaches, islands and lagoons are stunning. Your perfect tropical island if you like it with jungle to the beach and sheer cliffs behind. Felt like we travelled back to prehistoric times in the lagoons.

Staff very friendly, and there is a guide for every two people so they can tell you about the beautiful national park you are visiting. Our guides were great. Definitely got the sense of a company trying to be sensitive to the nature and beauty of the area.

1  Thank Watkins_ea
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

We decided to embark on another sea bound tour from phuket in the hope of finding some nice scenery and without battling with 7000 other tourists....and a busted back from the speedboat.
We found this one to be far better than the others.
The John Gray sea canoe night tour.
A full afternoon/ evening of just beautiful limestone cliffs and ocean views. The canoe and caves were great. Fully covered slow paced vessel so protection was very good.... toilets on board... heaps of storage area. Take a good camera!!!!!!
The staff all were brilliant and could not do enough to help...they are locals and know the area well so as we listened to them it become obvious that we were in good hands.
The Food was....5 star ... just amazing. we were fed a light meal then a full dinner and a light fruit serving on the way home.
Anyone wanting to have a great day out....book it. you will love it.
Special mention to alex and nick (morgan freeman)and our sarmie the canoe captain.. Well done guys.

1  Thank Joekate1964
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