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“If you take one water tour in Phuket - take this one!”
Review of River Rovers

River Rovers
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Private Tour: The Kayaking Dream in Phang Nga from Phuket
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Phuket, the pearl of the Andaman, is famous for its white beaches and tropical nature; offering so many off the beaten tracks to explore and experience. If you’re a nature lover, planet lover, or simply just want a holiday to love and always remember then you've come to the right place...River Rovers Eco Cruises!We are an independent Eco-Tour Company, taking small tours to all of the out of the way places, to see the natural beauty and Ecosystems that surround Phuket. We take no more than 6 guests on our Live-a-Board tours and a maximum of 10 guests for our Day tours, taking you away from the crowds of tourists, to show you the real Thailand with all of its treasures on offer.With our shallow draft of only 8 inches, we can pull up just about anywhere, without climbing on dinghies and clambering up the side of boats, perfect for all ages and abilities and wheel chairs are welcome too.You will experience a wonderland of wildlife, unspoiled by tourism.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Beijing, China
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“If you take one water tour in Phuket - take this one!”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

My wife and I had an amazing day with River Rovers! We had already taken a very highly rated cruise out to Phi Phi Island and had come back "sort of happy." As soon as we got on the River Rover - we knew it would be a different kind of cruise. We were taken to quiet spots without any other boats or tourists. If my wife wanted to jump in the water and take a swim - Gordon would stop the boat - even in the middle of the channel! We were fed - constantly - by Gordon and Luk - and they had a wonderful enormous cooler full of softdrinks, water and even beer! Luk's cooking was also amazing.

Gorodon is full of amazing facts and useful information and inspires confidence in both his piloting skills (he sailed from South Africa to Thailand at one point) and mechanical skills.

Don't let the name fool you - you first visit a cople different deserted beaches on various islands - and then he heads up the river.. to see the fish farms and the Monkeys.. and if you are lucky - a giant lizard or three....

The river is fun as you get to see a different sort of Thailand...

When we return to Thailand we plan to do an overnight trip with Gordon.. he is willing to sail the boat a fair distance up the coast and arrange for a dirver to pick you up at the airport and bring you direct to the boat.. you can then see some fantastic coastline not normally frequented by any tourists... we are looking forward to his company in the future...

This was probably our best excursion during our entire two weeks in Thailand!

Visited February 2013
3 Thank RT1971
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Perth, Australia
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“A Wonderful day”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

We felt at home from the moment we stepped aboard, we where a party of 11 all family, age range from 2 to 72 and all ages in between and each of us had a delightful day, Super relaxing, wonderful food and hospitality.
Gordon and Luk offer something different and unique and we loved it, I am so glad i came across this tour or trip adviser
I agree with every thing written in the recent reviews so read them and thats my review also

Visited January 2013
3 Thank Karen G
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“Monkeys Ahoy!!”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

It's the fourth year that I've joined Gordon on River Rovers trips. Our last day out was probably the best so far. I think that the monkeys recognize me now, I've been so often to visit! Apart from exploring the mangroves in the kayak, the different swimming and beach spots we stopped at were so beautiful and NOT thronging with many tourists, so peaceful. That's the beauty of what River Rivers does, it feels like a family party day, even dancing to 'Gangnam' music on the top of the boat, after a couple of beers! As usual, we arrived back happy and feeling great! Well done Gordon and cookie Luck, (tasty food all day)........I'll be back!

Visited January 2013
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Mornington, Australia
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“The Best Day Trip In Phuket”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

If you like the water this a day that is a must gordon & luck made you feel very welcome plenty of fantastic food all day & drinks. The day trip was like a private tour where no other tourists were, swimming at private beaches & islands, feeding monkeys & plenty of great photo opportunities. I have been on alot of day trips in bangkok & phuket this is a must & i will be going again on my next trip.
Thanks again Gordon & Luck

Visited January 2013
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“Fantastic day!!!”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

Right from the start Gordon made our family welcome. He took us to some fantastic spots where we were not annoyed by other tourists. He took us to the mangroves to kayak and feed the monkeys, an amazing experience. We went to beautiful beaches to swim in lovely clear waters. Cannot forget Gordon's cook Luck her food was the best we had in Thailand. We will be booking again with River Rovers on our next trip to Phuket. If your looking for a great relaxing day out with friendly hosts and amazing food then you can't go past River Rovers!!!! Thanks again Gordon and Luck

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