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Address: Phuket Town, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Phone Number:
+66 76 254 5056
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

After 12 years designing and developing one of the World's most highly...

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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One of the best things we did in Phuket

was really nice day, We saw some incredible caves, bats birds mudskippers monkeys screwing on the rocks that was funny. Comfortable boat ride and nice crew. Highly recommend

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
gary b
stanford, california

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stanford, california
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

was really nice day, We saw some incredible caves, bats birds mudskippers monkeys screwing on the rocks that was funny. Comfortable boat ride and nice crew. Highly recommend

Thank gary b
Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was part of the group on January 3, 2017 where the boat sank! The day started off normal, as explained on the John Gray website and tripadvisor reviews - beautiful relaxing trip out onto Phang Nga Bay, great food, accommodating, nice, competent staff. The canoe experience was fantastic - caves, lagoons with wildlife, very relaxing. Even the Krathong making... More 

Thank jjmaffei
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Well we did our Phang Nga Bay tour with them... But was not fully satisfied.... Nature was at its best and that what we only enjoyed.. Regarding the staffs I must say that they were not so much professional and are a bit biased towards the Europeans..Not proffessional at all..Kayakings are done by some group of local boys in order... More 

Thank Auritra
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I did the Hong by starlight tour & had a very enjoyable day. I was a little nervous being a solo visitor, however the staff made me feel very welcome. I was paired up with a guide (Tuum *spelling) for the entire trip. He was very informative & attentive, helped me make a lovely krathong, representing my family, to float... More 

Thank Emma C
New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

From the mid-morning pick-up by a comfortable van at our hotel at south end of Phuket until drop-off via an equally comfortable van 10 hours later, nothing but top-end treatment. Plenty of good communication and direction, very good food, eager, energetic supervisors and staffers, clean boat and kayaks...and of course nature's beauty. We did Hong by Star Light and thought... More 

Thank brucemag
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Brilliant staff, amazing food. The entire day was perfect perfect perfect. Will highly recommend this to anyone and everyone. Really feel it was worth every cent and more.

Thank Tersia B
Lake Forest, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I and our friends thoroughly enjoyed the "Hong by Star Light" tour. The ship was clean and the voyage smooth. Everyone in the crew was friendly and accommodating and experienced in taking care of tourists. It was impossible not to enjoy every moment, as they made it so easy. We visited wonderful caves and saw wondrous sights.... More 

Thank Irv E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 day adventure with our fantastic guides Bass and Ong. The second day of this trip was definitely a highlight of our holiday.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our tour guide was amazing, she was so knowledgeable and friendly. But the tour itself was a little disappointing, all the places we visited was packed with other tour groups. Most of the caves are no more than mud holes and little dirty. Our tour guide was picking up trash along the way and put them into our canoe until... More 

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JohnGray-LingYai, Owner at John Gray's Sea Canoe, responded to this review

I'm sorry about the other companies. We go late to get away from them but there is some overlapping - but later in the day that volume drops off, as I'm sure you noticed. I am very upset about pushing for tips. You may have noticed we do not promote or encourage tips on the boat. If somebody volunteers a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked onto the Hong by starlight trip two days in advance. The trip, right from booking was managed excellently. The van turned up to collect us dot on time from our villa. All the staff are friendly, our guide Sak was really chatty and knowledgeable throughout the trip. The food on board was amazing, the best sea view restaurant... More 

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