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The best day out

We had the best tour guide, Nina! Funny and looked after us. They took us to all the places. Highly... read more

Reviewed January 20, 2020
garsket
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James Bond island

Booked this tour through an agent, no problem with transport, only one other family picked up. Our... read more

Reviewed January 14, 2020
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Reviewed March 31, 2017

All day ten hour tour. They picked us up at the hotel on time for the trip to the Marina.
Coffee, snacks, fresh fruit on arrival included. Other inclusions for the price, Great buffet lunch, snorkeling equipment, fresh fruit at the beach, sodas on board etc.

Five member staff on the speedboat that take great care of you. Two one hour beach stops on the beautiful islands. Our tour guide Nina was incredible. warm, caring and knowledgeable. Cost for all this only 2000 baht ($58 USD). We had a wonderful day.

PS They take pictures of you all day long and put it on DVD. They charge 1500 baht for it. ($45 USD) Better to bring your own camera.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Mitchell G
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Reviewed February 27, 2017 via mobile

We were picked up promptly from our hotel in the morning, had to pick up a few other people on the way to the pier. Our driver got fustrated because a lot of the people were late, which caused us to arrive at the pier minutes before the trip was suppose to begin. My advice would be to make sure you are on time and not late. Its not fair on the other passengers and driving fast around patong is a little scary haha!
Once we arrived at the pier, we registered and headed straight to the speed boat.
The tour guide Alex, was great and his team with him were very helpful and friendly throughout the day. On the speed boat there was a large cooler with drinks to take whenever you needed one. After most stops, fresh fruit was also available. Me and my boyfriend had a great time on the trip, we got to see alot of things and experience sea kayaking (you dont paddle the kayak youself, a guide paddles for you and points out points of interest - very good and relaxing), cave walking and lunch on the muslim island of Paynee. If its a relaxing tour you want then i would definitely recommend it.

Alex is funny and spoke very good english. He had good communication with all the passengers, who were from all different countries and religions.
Alex has great respect for the conservation of the islands. One of our group memebers through a cigarette on the beach and this was not tolerated.

Would definitely use again.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank sonya_MH
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Reviewed February 17, 2017

My boyfriend and I took a tour with Crystal Sea Marine to the Phi Phi Islands. We REALLY enjoyed ourselves. Probably the highlight of our Thailand trip. The weather was fantastic on the day. We used a fast speed boat and chose to sit out front and got to see everything! The guides were informative and updated us regularly about what was “coming up next”. Blue blue waters and the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. Highly recommend this trip!

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank lutowam
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Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

We were collected from our accommodation by private transfer and taken to the plush Phuket marina - our registration was smooth and the area was clean and cool with items for sale such as dry bags and phone covers - there was tea and coffee refreshments complimentary. Our trip was fully explained in detail by our lady guide, who was very pleasant. We boarded the boat after removing our shoes - the speed boat was very clean and new and was fast - the islands that we visited were exactly as described and we seemed to be ahead of all the other boats so we got to see the sights unrushed and relaxed. The length of time was just right and we had a fantastic meal at the floating village - there were soft drinks water and fruit complimentary onboard the speed boat - at the end of the trip we were returned to the marina and had a soft drink and then private transfer back to our resort. It was a great day out and I highly recommend paying the extra for the speedboat and this company.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Debs_Cain
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Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I did 2x trips with Crystal Sea Marine... Phi Phi Island and James Bond Island.

So the hotel pick-up was a mini-bus that had to travel to numerous hotels to pick up guests, which meant the 30min trip to Marina took well over an hour. (James Bond trip took 90mins!)

At Marina we were well over an hour waiting around for boat departure time. Some limited info received aboutboat itinerary

The Speed Boat was completely full on both trips, sitting shoulder to shoulder with other passengers.

First Phi Phi Island trip was bad weather and only seats available were outside. And bouncing at the front of a fast boat in the choppy waters was horrendous on my back and totally unrelaxing first hour on the boat. (I'm a fit 35 with no back problems!)

Highlights of Phi Phi Island trip was 30mins snorkelling upon a reef, Maya Beach where Leonardo DiCaprios film was set.

Disappointments of Phi Phi Island Trip was WE DID NOT GO TO MONKEY BEACH, as was advertised. Instead we simply sailed close to it!! Reason we were given was they have no control over the Monkeys so stop going on the beach now!!
Also didn't stop or go into the Viking Cave.

Another disappointment of the trip was the sheer volume of boats and other tourists in Maya Bay. As a well known tourist highlight I didn't expect to be only person there, but there were about 40 other large boats in the bay and hundreds of tourists! (If on a private tour must be able to time the visit better to avoid such crowds!)

Another Phi Phi major annoyance was the short time at each highlight and then the strangely long time (90 mins), we spent at Kai Island which was a beach full of stalls selling bracelets and sunglasses and drinks.

James Bond Island trip highlights was James Bond Island and caves on that island. And the Kayak trip through caves was also really good, although u don't go out on ur own kayak as advertised, but the guide was good and went through tunnels we wouldn't have on our own.
Also the Muslim floating Village was nice, but we only had 30mins to wander round after eating lunch quickly.

James Bond trip disappointments were we didn't get to go into Caves as advertised, and only spent a short time in Muslim village but a long time on Final empty island where they can sell u drinks and jet-ski trips!

If I could re-do these trips I would avoid this company and hire somebody smaller so you can do the itinerary you want and not be stuck to this company's itinerary.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank DaveLum
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