"John Gray Sea Canoes" Top 5 Page for this destination Phang Nga Bay Tip by Cathy&Gary
Phang Nga Bay, Phuket: 53 reviews and 109 photos
We have been on Sea Canoe Tours 3 times on previous trips with various companies (which we thoroughly enjoyed) but this was our first time with John Gray Tours and there was definately that little something extra on the John Gray Starlight Tour.
The tour cost 3,250 per person and pickup was about 12.30pm. Lunch as well as a seafood dinner is included in this tour.
First thing we noticed that was different is that there is a lot of emphasis on safety, we were impressed with this.
Both meals supplied were very good, with lots of choices.
At the end of the tour the Lead Guide after thanking everyone etc didn?t ask the passengers to make sure they tip their guides well. (This has happened every time we went with other companies) Of course we did tip our guide, but it was nice not being told to.
The guides are very environment friendly, picking up any rubbish they see in the Hongs. Was surprising the amount of plastic bags they picked up.
Of course the making of Kratongs?? with our guides then going into the caves at night was very special.
Though I still don?t enjoy the extremely tight squeeze we had to get through for one of the caves, actually I hate that part, it seems to take so long, and slowly slowly you are inching forward thru what seems like a hole of a few inches then whoosh you?re propelled thru with a burst. I always say I?m not doing it if it?s like that again but I do.
There is only ever a maximum of up to 24 people on this tour, all the guides are highly trained in cave-kayaking, natural history, lifesaving, first aid/CPR and they can all swim and are trained lifeguards.
It?s a great tour with some spectacular scenery and well worth every cent. We absolutely recommend doing the John Gray Starlight Tour.
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