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John Gray's Sea Canoe

Phuket Town, Phuket 83000, Thailand
+66 76 254 5056
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After 12 years designing and developing one of the World's most highly awarded Ecotourism companies, John "Caveman" Gray goes his own way by forming "John Gray's SeaCanoe" with 18 of his most loyal and experienced guides. "After 12 years in Phuket, the experiment ran its course and I was packing for Polynesia," says Gray, "but when all these guides showed up, I had no choice but to stay and do another start-up."
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Phuket Town, Phuket 83000, Thailand
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+66 76 254 5056
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Reviewed today

we went on this very safe and informative trip on the 20th july and it was probably the best tour we have done anywhere in the world. The staff were so friendly and helpful and so well organised, everything was so efficient and comfortable..... no...More

Thank Matt B
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Reviewed yesterday

We did the hong by Starlight trip with our six year old daughter. Excellent from start to finish. Staff were brilliant especially our guide Asha. Food was magnificent so fresh and tasty and quality excellent. Trip was recommended to me and I will definitely pass...More

1  Thank Moso06
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JohnGray-LingYai, Owner at John Gray's Sea Canoe, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks Msoo6 We work hard to guarantee that your trip is special - but Hpng By starlight is just our intro trip. Nrxt time you visit Phuket plan ahead and try an overnight trip. Cheaper than a hotel and better food!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was honestly the best thing our family did in Thailand. A safe and very informative trip. It all occurs within the Phang Nga Bay which is more protected than the open ocean. And the food was up there with the best we had tried...More

Thank Clint R
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Took this tour with my husband on 13th July. What a fantastic day. Pick up was efficient and comfortable. The boat trip out to the bay was entertaining thanks to the head guide(his name starts with an F. So sorry I can't recall his name....More

1  Thank MadeinOz_11
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JohnGray-LingYai, Owner at John Gray's Sea Canoe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for the great review. I'm happy you had a good time. Apologies I could not be on your trip but I lost a bout with ollecting marine rubbish and have a serious vut on my leg. I should be OK in another couple of...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was a highlight tour on our list to do and so glad we did it. Visited beautiful parts of the hongs. Had a guide for my partner and I on our kayak who was very knowledgeable and a great sense of humor. Swam in...More

Thank Janni C
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Such a great day! This was the highlight of our trip. The staff are so lovely and the guides so knowledgeable and friendly. I felt safe in their hands..... definitely worth paying the extra for a reputable company and high safety standards. You get lunch...More

Thank Sam M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great day In the caves being paddled .The crew was great, polite and in for some fun. We saw interesting animals, had lovely food and a great view. The pro was the energy of the crew and their full attention to give...More

Thank Wendy -
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JohnGray-LingYai, Owner at John Gray's Sea Canoe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your review! I totally agree. One of our partners is the boat owner and I will share your comments tomorrow.!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must do. From start to finish the level of professionalism, care and stewardship was outstanding. We were served plentiful quality food . Our drinks were cold. Safety was utmost at all times. The scenery is spectacular. The guides are fun and extremely...More

Thank Deanna M
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JohnGray-LingYai, Owner at John Gray's Sea Canoe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for the great review Deanna M. We work hard to give you the best service and food. I used to be in medical research. and I started sea kayaking when I was a young boy,

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you so much for the most enjoyable time. Our guides were all exceptional #Rit #Baw FC # Dorn The guides made our experience wonderful - their kindness and humour made us feel welcomed and assisted to inform Boat was great - Food is wonderful...More

Thank Sean D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! We did the Hong by Starlight tour. A little more expensive than other tours but definitely worth it. Exceptionally well organised, we felt safe and secure in the hands of the guides. Our tour leader Farook was extremely knowledgeable, humorous, spoke very good English...More

Thank Jo Z
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Sarah W
21 July 2018|
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Response from MadeinOz_11 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sarah W. Yes we saw bioluminescent plankton even though we didn't get back into the hongs after dark.
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bunts
10 July 2018|
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Response from Sarah G | Reviewed this property |
Best to contact them direct via their website I’m not sure what yours they do in the wet season
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Yermalis L
27 May 2018|
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Response from AlfixMA | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about that. Maybe too early for booking. Rain season is September so you should be ok. Suggest to book locally - or take a tour of the Marriott Vacation Club and get the tour for free. Hope that helps
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