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Great day

Really great day with OceanDrive. I like it all - pickup from the hotel, very cheerful... read more

Reviewed March 22, 2018
konser80
Great tour to Angthong

It was such a nice day on Angthong marine park. Beautiful scenery that we could enjoy only with our... read more

Reviewed February 15, 2018
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Reviewed March 22, 2018

Really great day with OceanDrive. I like it all - pickup from the hotel, very cheerful english-speaking guide, cold drinks, hot lunch and... snorkeling. I've never seen so much fish, corals and hedgehogs at all.
And of course, viewpoint. It was the best spot. It you can get to it! :-)

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed February 15, 2018

It was such a nice day on Angthong marine park. Beautiful scenery that we could enjoy only with our little group, because we were the first to come to each spot before other tourist boats. The boat is new and fast and the staff was very friendly and helpful. There was a lot of cold water and soft drinks. The lunch was amazing - tasty dishes of Thai cuisine. We have spend a beautiful day with friends! And came back at a very good time - just to relax a bit and go out somewhere.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed February 5, 2018

Great day trip to Anthong national park with Ocean Drive yesterday 29th Jan.
Everything about the trip was fantastic - including the weather - the trip was really well organised....leaving a little early to stay one step ahead of the crowd. We were alone with the crystal clear sea at the snorkelling place for a while just just before some other boats arrived.
Guests safely was well looked after and good clear instructions given by the guide (Eu - sorry that's probably not how to spell the name) who was really funny and informative.
A quick snack then off to the next stop taking in Monkey Island along the way.... no actual monkeys here just the silhouetted rocky outline of a monkey, looking like a movie set from King Kong or Jurassic Park, likewise for the impressive rock formations jutting out of the ocean.
Next up is a stop at a lagoon. What a picture postcard that is - another movie set a la The Beach (not actually from the movie but still sparks the imagination).
A longer stop next for a hot lunch and we were so lucky but a troop of monkeys decided to pop down out of the trees to eat their leafy lunch right outside the lunch area!.
After lunch a choice to climb 500m to the top viewpoint or laze on the beach.
Well, I can laze on the beach another day so opted for the hike up the hill..... in flip flops - probably not the greatest idea! Sheesh... not for the faint hearted or infirm - it's quite an undertaking in the heat! An hour to get to the top and back ..... hmmmm I think it took me a little longer but I was super slow. Still, it was totally worth it! Breathtakingly beautiful. Aquamarine ocean, dotted with colourful boats and rocky islands totally covered in dense green jungle. Stop a moment and absorb the beauty and appreciate your surroundings. And of course let your legs recover before starting the descent.
My legs were like jelly by the time I got to the bottom....so headed straight for the ocean to cool off and relax before the trip back.
More monkeys made a brief appearance in the trees at the back of the beach, giving everyone a big thrill.
We were super lucky with the weather and the ocean was like a lake on the return, everyone chattering like old friends on a shared experience.
The day was rounded off after the trip with a meal with great friends and afterwards a massage.
The Best Day.
I will remember it for a long time. Thanks to Ocean Drive.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed February 2, 2018 via mobile

First of all they take too many people on board. Speed boat is crowded and you can't sit comfortably during almost 1h trip. When it gets windy and conditions are harsh things get even worse. There should be at most 20-22 people, not 28. Also, not everything goes according to the schedule. Too little time for snorkeling. Lastly, Ang Thong Park looks great and it somehow balances the poor the organisation of the trip.

Date of experience: February 2018
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AndreiMV, Owner at Ocean Drive, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2018

Dear Januszmo!
We regret about your bad experience with our company. It was first time when we received a complaint about number of people. In the future we will be more careful about weather conditions and, in general, will allow maximum 26 people as we really care about our clients comfort.
In regards to the schedule. The only situation when our schedule changes is because of weather conditions. Often, it’s hard to assess before we arrive to Angthong, so we leave it to our team to make the decisions about stops for the safety of our clients.
In the end, we would really like to thank you for your feedback as it helps us to improve our service and become better.
Kind regards,
Ocean Drive Team

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Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

Driver picked us up from hotel at 815 and took us to the pier. Speedboat looked brand new and was very clean with toilet on board. Tour guid was very funny and friendly. Water and cans of fizzy on board all day for you to help yourself. Breakfast was biscuit and banana. Snorkelling was really good. Snorkel and life jacket provided. Unfortunately there was too many boats at the snorkelling spot and you had to keep moving out the way to let the boats through. Next stop was so overcrowded with tourists. Hiked up to a view point which again was so overcrowded took ages to get a photo. The final stop we had lunch which was nice Thai food (vegetarian option available). We had 2 hours 50 mins to swim, sunbathe or climb up to the viewpoint. I only made it to level 2! We also took the kayak trip which was ok but you followed the tour guide around to the other side of the island. Got back to the pier and dropped off at the hotel about 1630. Good day out nice to see different parts of thailand just sad it's so overcrowded with tourists (not the companies fault obv)

Date of experience: January 2018
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