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“Cannot recommend enough!”
Review of Phuket Sail Tours

Phuket Sail Tours
Ranked #2 of 36 Tours in Thalang District
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Phuket Sail Tours is a family run business with over 13 years experience in Phuket, Krabi and Khao Lak. We offer a range of high quality tours to Phi Phi and Phang Nga Bay. We keep the number of guests on each tour low, we do not over crowd our boats. Activities include snorkeling, canoeing, caving, swimming, beach picnics, relaxing and more. All year round. We have sought the best places and know how to avoid the crowds. Our tours can only be booked directly with us, we do not work through any agents. We hope to see you aboard!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Woolloomooloo, New South Wales, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Cannot recommend enough!”
Reviewed January 12, 2014

My fiancé and I done both the James Bond tour and the phi phi island tour. Both tours were brilliant. The transport arrived perfectly on time, taking us in an air conditioned minibus to the dock, once we arrived we were offered free water, tea coffee and soft drinks, or a beer at 50baht, we were then introduced to our guide, once on the boat we were given a run down of the days itinerary, and given a safety brief. we were given ample time at each destination and lunch on both tours was fantastic. the tour starts earlier than most which means you beat the crowds. I honestly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to relax and see some beautiful places.

Visited January 2014
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Thank Johnny T
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captainm, Owner at Phuket Sail Tours, responded to this review, January 31, 2014
Hi Johnny, thank you for letting people know how much you enjoyed your tours with us. It is great that you got to do both Phi Phi and Phang Nga Bay, they are very different tours, and offer a huge range of activities and experiences.

Happy sailing,
Mark and the crew.
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Best tour in Phuket”
Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

We did the Phang Nga Bay by speedboat tour on the 9th and it was simply fantastic. The day was great and our local tour guide Sompong specially catered the tour according to the tides to ensure we had the best day possible.

Food was fantastic. We were served morning tea, a huge buffet lunch and then afternoon tea as well. You certainly won't be hungry!

Do this tour you won't regret it.

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Thank Madison v
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captainm, Owner at Phuket Sail Tours, responded to this review, January 31, 2014
Hello Madison, great to hear from you. I am glad that you enjoyed your tour with us.

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It means a lot to us to hear that you believe we are ‘the best tour in Phuket’. Sompong has seen your review, and is very happy you feel that way.

I hope we see you aboard again one day,
Mark.
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Canberra, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Fantastic day out”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

Captain Mark is a character right out of Popeye. With his sailors cap pipe and beard he is certainly a sea faring man.

We did the tour to Phang Nga which started with a prompt pick up at 6.30 am. We went across Phuket to find a well equipped modern large cabin cruiser powered by two 225 hp engines that fly across the Andaman sea in no time.

First stop was a canoe tour through some caves into some amazing scenery. We then stopped at a different spot and walked through some cave into an open sandy cove with some beautiful scenery.

We jumped off boats into the ocean(well supervised) and saw James Bond island which thankfully we did not land on as it has been destroyed by tourist operators selling trinkets.

Called into a couple of other islands to do a forest walk and snorkel as well.

Lunch was on a village built over water with fresh tempura prawns. A magnificent coconut chicken soup and Red chicken curry. Steamed vegetables and then the Ayam mildly spiced crab was served...awesome. Don't worry parents as kids get fries as well . Our vegetarian fellow travellers were particularly well catered for with some additional dishes.

The food served here was as good if not better than most Thai restaurants we went to in Chiang Mai and Phuket.

We saw ancient cave paintings and had a great time snorkelling.

Do this tour it is safe,fun and professionally run.

Visited January 2014
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captainm, Owner at Phuket Sail Tours, responded to this review, January 25, 2014
Hello Punch, I hope all goes well for you in sunny Canberra.

Thank you for coming on the Phang Nga Bay tour with us, it was a pleasure to have you aboard. I will ignore the Popeye bit. At least you didn’t say Brutus.

I am glad you enjoyed the trip, and yes the lunch at the village is excellent. The staff at the restaurant really look after us.

No one seems to mind at all that we no longer stop at James Bond island, they are keen to get their photos and then move on to the better places we have to show them. Which suits me fine, as I am no fan of crowds either.

I hope you come back this way, and maybe we will see you again.

Thank you for the great review,
Mark.
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
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“Well organised, not rushed and friendly crew”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

We enjoyed the Phi Phi Island and Phang Nga Bay speedboat tours very much! Lots of swimming and snorkelling around Phi Phi Island. Phang Nga tour was more sightseeing and learning about the bay and the Panyi community. The lunch on both tours were pretty good, especially the one on Phi Phi island. I was very impressed when the tour leader (I think his name is Sam/Sammy) decided to take us to another area to do more snorkelling when the first spot was too merky. Tours were not rushed and they were organised so that the places we visited were not overly crowded with other tourists.

Visited December 2013
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captainm, Owner at Phuket Sail Tours, responded to this review, January 25, 2014
Hello Wendy, and thank you for taking the time to write review.

I am pleased to see that you enjoyed your trip to Phi Phi so much. I will let your guide, Sam/Sammy, know. He will be pleased.

I am glad we found good snorkeling for you on the day, the guides try very hard to find the best places on every trip.

Thank you for choosing to come with us, I hope we see you aboard again one day.

All the best,
Mark.
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Hong Kong, China
Level 6 Contributor
371 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 350 helpful votes
“Have no fear, the Captain is here!”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

Mark Pendlebury (an Australian) has been living in Thailand for 9 years and he's a bit of a nautical character. Mark's #1 priority is safety. Thailand operates with the thinnest of sea safety. Things happen, boat sinks, people die. You don't read about it, Thailand has a great PR machine to ensure you won't hear this kind of news. Think seriously about picking a boat operator. Mark you can trust.

Safety out of the way, priority #2 is to ensure a fun day out for the group for whatever tour selected. This means a comfortable ride, all the gear you need, snacks & food along the way and narrative to make it all meaningful. It also means trying to avoid the other crowds where feasible (Phuket has no restriction on boat operations).

With the success on TripAdvisor, the business has gotten bigger, and Mark strives to maintain the personal touch and his oversight is continual for all tours. There are limits though, so book early and try and be flexible, during popular periods - tours can simply be sold out.

With over 1,000+ reviews and 1,000+ photos uploaded, the facts speak for themselves. Book & pay in full confidence. This is a rare tourist find!

Visited January 2014
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captainm, Owner at Phuket Sail Tours, responded to this review, January 25, 2014
Hello Road Warrior, nice to hear from you.

Thank you for all the kind things you say about our tours. Certainly safety and a fun experience for our guests are our highest priorities. I will let your guide, Sam, know you have written a great review.

Thank you for seeing the lighter side of our little mishap at Phi Phi. The situation is resolved now.

Maintaining personal contact with our guests isn’t all hard work, it means I also get the opportunity to meet a lot of nice people. Like you and your group.

We hope to see you aboard again one day,
Mark and the crew.
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