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“Jimmy is your man”

Elizabeth Andaman Tour
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: We are a tour agency in Patong Beach. Tours to Phi Phi Island: home of the famous Maya Bay and James Bond Island and more. Lots of outdoor and indoor activities to choose from. We give you the best for your holiday from travel advice in Thailand to honest prices and professional services.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
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“Jimmy is your man”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

My wife and I just 'walked' into Jimmy's office. We had no clue what it was all about.
He sat us down...explained all the things we could do at that time of the year. He is friendly and knows exactly what he's talking about. He told us what was good to see & more importantly what to avoid. He's not one of those guys who just cares about getting a booking out of you.
So he explained the various packages to us. Unfortunately the day we were booked for the tour it started raining heavily, so he himself cancelled the tour because there was an alert and safety concerns. It was very thoughtful.
We we saw him next he suggested James Bond Island tour since we couldn't make our rafting and jungle trek. And the tour he put us on was superb. Very well taken care of.
He also rented us bikes at very cheap rates. And picked them up for us.
At the end I will say he is well informed about his business. He tells you about the places to avoid and where you are likely to get good deals and have a good time.
I'm so going to see him again the next time I visit Phuket.
Thank you Jimmy. You're a star!

Visited July 2013
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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“Don't bother going anywhere else”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

Have just left Phuket and used Jimmy as a result of these recommendations. We were some distance from jimmys office and so just rang Elizabeth Andaman Tours and made a booking with Jimmy. Our problem of whom to trust just disappeared and as agreed paid the tour bus driver the next day on the tour - at half the hotel price. Haggling was not needed.
We decided to hire a motor scooter and again were concerned whom to trust - given the comments on Trip Advisor about all the problems.
We again rang Jimmy (having never met him) and even though it was his day off, he suggested his riding the scooter to our hotel and renting it to us. We got it for not much more than half the hotel price, no papers to sign and just rode it off to see the sights as we wished - the best was to do it. We pad no deposit and just left the scooter in the hotel car park when finished. Jimmy had to return the next day to pick it up and we just left the keys with reception.
Very hard to trust anyone in Patong but in the end Jimmy was trusting us.

Visited August 2013
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
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“Honest & The Best Tour Agency In Phuket”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

We found this travel agency in tripadvisor and we went straight to the shop when we arrived on 18/08/2013. The owner namely Jimmy explained to us in details about the tour package to Phi Phi Island, Maya Bay and Khai Island. Jimmy's advice was really good and with his advice, we really enjoyed our trip to these island. Besides that, we rented a bike from him for 5 days. One thing about Jimmy is he really listen and cater to what we want rather than other tour agency (previous experienced in 2010) which they sell their package just for the sack of profit. Thank you Jimmy. We will definitely use your agency again next year.

Visited August 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Just see Jimmy!”
Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

This was the first time to Thailand for my partner and I. I'm more of a European traveller, so coming to Thailand for an extended holiday was something new and exciting for me, but there were also an element of uncertainty of the unfamiliar. I found out about Jimmy at Elizabeth Andaman Tours through Trip Adviser and figured that someone with consistent 5 star reviews would be our safest bet! I'm so glad I took everyone else's advice! Here's why:

If, like me, this is your first time to Phuket, you will very quickly be used to being accosted by taxi operators and tour agencies the moment you step outside of your hotel. Many of these are apparently unlicensed, and you're advised to use these with caution. The tour agents are literally placed every 20m in the popular tourist areas and near hotels, you can't avoid them, mingled with the taxi operators, tailors, tuk tuk guys, and massage girls, it can be a bit confronting if you're not used to it, so you just want to dodge it all and keep moving with a "no thanks!". When we found Jimmy's office a street away from our hotel, he was quietly sitting in his office, we walked in and he welcomed us as though we were old friends! We told him that we had been directed here by TA, and it was apparent that he genuinely was appreciative of his feedback on this site.

Jimmy asked how long we had in Phuket and what we wanted to see and experience, and then he would suggest the best options to fit in with our interests. From this moment we felt that Jimmy was less concerned with pushing a particular tour or attraction - he genuinely wanted us to have an itinerary that met our needs and interests. He is widely travelled ( to 27 countries!) so he knows what it is like to be a tourist. He was conscious of not overfilling our schedule with tours and activities that would see us get home and be exhausted. Jimmy explains everything thoroughly and with excellent clear English.

In the end we booked a tour to Maya Beach and the Phi Phi islands which included snorkeling with thousands of dory fish in the middle of the ocean, and an amazing swim at Maya Bay - the highlight of our trip so far. He also arranged a private city tour with our own driver to Phuket Town, Big Bhudda, Chalong Temple, Karon and Kata beaches, and various viewpoints finishing at the weekend markets. At 300 baht an hour, this was great value - we took our time, our driver was reliable and we felt safe with him, he so would even take photos for us instead of having to negotiate selfies! The tour took 6 hours and cost us about AUD$63.

We had to cancel our third trip due to illness and this was no problem at all. We were supposed to do a safari elephant trekking trip and when I emailed him to say we were going to have to cancel, he was so gracious saying that he was going to call anyway to suggest we cancel it since the weather forecast was not looking good for this kind of tour.

We paid for our tours when we arrived at the destination, and in the case of the private tour, we paid the driver when he dropped us back at the hotel. No rip off scams in place at all! Jimmy is honest, gracious, and an all round good guy and I will be recommending him to anyone and everyone who comes to Patong. Jimmy also does scooter hire and airport transfers too.

Jimmy, thank you for your services, and we will definitely see you next time we are in Phuket.

Visited July 2013
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73 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Excellent Help in Patong Beach”
Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

Jimmy, the owner, was true to previous reviews. He came to our hotel, made great recommendations and wouldn't accept payment until the trip was done. We did an elephant safari, Phi Phi island, Simon Cabaret and a couple of others. Jimmy was great! Would definitely use him again. Thanks Jimmy.

Visited July 2013
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