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“Not bad, amazing animals and friendly staff”

Seaview Elephant Camp
Ranked #85 of 93 things to do in Kathu
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Reviewed December 31, 2011

When we first arrived there were two baby elephants that you can play with. They will kiss you and are very cute. If you want you can buy fruit to feed them for 50 baht but you don't have to.

The tour itself was okay. 30 minutes was quite adequate. With a group of six we talked them down to 600 baht from 800 so worth bargaining.

The staff were very friendly, however they were a bit silly and "unprofessional" so it depends if you are okay with that. We found it amusing.

On the whole, worth doing. I have not done any other elephant tours so I can't say if this is superior or inferior.

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Reviewed November 30, 2011

I rated this as terrible as I cant bear to see people riding on the elephants. They have what looks like a park bench tied on to them with big welts around their belly from rubbing. I'm sure they can manage the weight but I dont like to see it. Also witnessed one guy kicking a baby elephant because it stood on his thong!! Cant stand animal cruelty.

3  Thank wizzynew
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Reviewed August 21, 2011

We went to this elephant camp because the first one we stopped at was full, so our driver took us to this one, We were so happy, we had a 60 minute ride the views are amazing, the ride was very slow and relaxed, the guides gave the elephants plenty of time to stop and eat and were very gentle and caring to their elephants, they offered my husband and I to go on separate elephants , it thought this showed kindness to the elephants as we were having a one hour ride and we weigh 170kgs together. I reccomend this highly, and I am a bit sensitive usually when it comes to activities to do with animals and I like this place.

5  Thank adyw
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Reviewed July 28, 2011

We were booked on this tour by a company called Tour East in Phuket. They are a big tour company and should have known what this place was like. There were 6 of us at the same time all with same tour company. Two of us had drunk Elephant riders and they were just being silly and dangerous. The tour was not the length of time it was suppose to be and was not enjoyable at all. It was one of the least enjoyable tours I have ever been on.
Would not recommend anyone to go to this Elephant camp. I have heard there are others that are much better.

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