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“Just okay”
Review of Samui Island Tour

Samui Island Tour
Ranked #59 of 154 Tours in Ko Samui
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Reviewed April 7, 2012

I thought the general programme was good, but the volume of people involved caused the execution to suffer. One guide, Christina, was very pleasant ,the other, Liam, screamed at us much of the time. The distance kayaked was good but the number of people involved at one time resulted in traffic jam/demolition derby. Nice beach at the second island, snorkelling visibility was poor, but this was not the tour operators fault, it happens. Trekking was good - not far but very steep, bring good shoes. The food was better than expected. If you are really set on doing this type of tour, I recommend trying to find a tour involving a smaller group, which of course would mean a higher cost.

3  Thank Casey M
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Reviewed February 28, 2012

I was pleasantly surprised by this tour, as it was fun, not too hectic and rushed, and staff was extremely friendly and informative.

The day started with a shuttle that picked us up at our hotel - we were staying completely out of the way, as we were not close to any of the main beaches, and they were still happy to pick us up and drop us off at our hotel (which was approx 40min) from the wharf.

Staff was very friendly, but not fake in terms of their hype. The guides' English were clear, and they even had a German speaking guide on board. Not that I could understand, but half the boat was German, so I think that was a nice touch from the guides.

There was sufficient time to take in the beauty of the Marine Park, kayak, walk around on the islands, and lounge around on the beach, which was exactly what we were after, as there is nothing worse than a rushed tour where one gets shoved from one location to the next.

To Liam and the team, again thanks for a great time!

1  Thank Malan715
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Reviewed February 24, 2012

Liam and Kristina the guides were AMAZING, spoke great English and made u feel like u were part of something great. there was no detail left out and you knew esactly what was happening and where u were going. So much information was provided. The kyacking is definetly a must, it's a work out but so much fun and an experience that should be had. The walk to the lagoon is a little tough and you will feel it in the days following. The beach at which you spend the afternoon has something for everyone, swimming snorkeling, hiking and a bar to relax at. Lunch on board was fantastic, a great variety and more than enough to go round. The boat had a smokers top deck which is where we spent our whole time and we were kept company by Liam who filled us in with amazing stories from the islands. It's definetly a day that needs to be had if you are visiting koh samui.

3  Thank Ryan-Chloe
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Reviewed February 7, 2012

Great tour with great guides.

Liam was our host, fun and looked after us well. Great guy.

Firstly I would like to say go to fishermans village and purchase your tickets there as you can barter a deal

It's an all day trip from 7.30 - 4.30 broken up with 45mins of easy kayaking to an easy climb to view the lagoon. Then your off to another island for 2 hours where you can either snorkel, climb to an over view, hike to a cave or lay around like most on the beach.

Your served a breakfast and a yum lunch.

I recommend wearing jandles, taking a book and also the obvious of togs and a towel.

1  Thank LukenMeli
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Reviewed January 8, 2012

Even though it was early in the morning when we arrived, the staff managed to create a great atmosphere from the moment we entered the boat. Our guides were very well trained and spook very good English. Safety was very important and was clearly their number 1 priority. The boat looked good, and (light) breakfast and lunch were both very nice. By far the best organized trip we have done during our travels in SO Asia and the cheapest we could find. Highly recommended!!!

1  Thank AndrevW
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