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John Gray's Sea Canoe

Phuket Town, Phuket 83000, Thailand
+66 76 254 5056
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Highly recommend this tour. The experience and scenery is unique and superb. Food and staff are... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
LeanneG09
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Melbourne, Australia
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TOUR we will never forget

It was the highlight of our group of 4's 4d3n trip to phuket from the friendly playful crew to the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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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 3 days ago via mobile

Highly recommend this tour. The experience and scenery is unique and superb. Food and staff are terific. Worth the money.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was the highlight of our group of 4's 4d3n trip to phuket from the friendly playful crew to the delciious food!!! and amazing views and the "shimmering" plankton in the sea caves at night. Many highlights and we will never forget!

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went with a family of 4 with some friends. Had an absolutely amazing time!! The tour guides were so accounting and knowledgable, making our time aboard very pleasant! Would recommend to anyone traveling to Thailand

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We are a group of 12 made up of adults and little kids and John Gray's guides certainly did their best to keep us (and the rest of the boat) happy. When we were told there were 43 people on our boat, we were apprehensive...More

1  Thank HLK2010
JohnGray-LingYai, Owner at John Gray's Sea Canoe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for your very cool response. After 26 years of operation we try to balance the folks on the boat so we can provide the best possible experience. We even have two cooks in the galley, one guide for two guests, $3,000 SOTAR kayaks, a...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Genuine Thai experience without the crowds. Great food for lunch and dinner and the staff have heaps of local knowledge. Tour starts later than most so you miss the crowds. Eco friendly tour that is focused on cleaning up the waterways in Thailand. Great for...More

Thank relic63
Reviewed 6 days ago

I did the Hong by Starlight tour, this is definitely an experience not to be missed if you want to see the true beauty of the many natural islands, caves and lagoons around Phuket. The day begins with a shuttle pick up from any hotel...More

Thank Amie P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a magical experience! We were looked after so well by our lovely guides in this awe inspiring tour.More

Thank angie-jo0
JohnGray-LingYai, Owner at John Gray's Sea Canoe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the nice review. Yes, our "office" is a major marvel of Nature. The spirit on our boats comes from "Enlightened Human Resources". Ling Yai is Thai for "Big Monkey". Once we are professional, we can have fun with our work! Thanks again for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Skip James Bond Island and all the other tourist traps! This day trip is wonderful -- easy shuttles to/from the hotel, great meals included, wonderful staff, and breathtaking views. You get to experience the water and wildlife with a team dedicated to keeping the bay...More

1  Thank David H
JohnGray-LingYai, Owner at John Gray's Sea Canoe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the nice review. Yes, we go out of our way to keep the Bay clean. Yesterday I found a large "block" of styrofoam so big it blocked my view while I was kayaking. In these days of Global Warming Mother Earth needs allthe...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hongs By Starlight Tour - I had heard about Phang Nga Bay and seen all the tours advertising 'James Bond Island' but all the review said how overcrowded and underwhelmed the sights were and you only got to go in one cave and snorkelling was...More

Thank Candice W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an incredible experience with John Gray! This was one of our favourite parts of our trip to Thailand! The tour itself was very organized and the guides were friendly and knowledgeable. The scenery was SPECTACULAR both on the big boat and on the...More

1  Thank Kelsey S
JohnGray-LingYai, Owner at John Gray's Sea Canoe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks and wow! Not only me, but our guides and cooks read our TA reviews so thanks from the entire company. We all know our experience is special, so we must work hard to maintain our customer satisfaction. I also was an "adventure traveler" in...More

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Vicki N
Hello, i made a reservation for 6 people for Hong By Starlight on 5 July 2017. i received an email asking me to pay online, but reservation was not confirmed. Am i able to pay on-site? My husband and i did this tour in 2015 and are bringing our children to enjoy it this trip! Thanks!
22 June 2017|
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Response from HLK2010 | Reviewed this property |
I did not see anyone paying on-site. I paid online and everything went smoothly. the email response has always been prompt as well.
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Ssheeplocks
Hi! I actually booked on your website and chose to pay offline on the spot of the tour. However I received an email telling me to pay online instead. Could I just ask if the trip has been registered? For 9 June 2017, Hong by starlight for 2! I also emailed you guys as well! But there was no response! How to hear from you soon!
7 June 2017|
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Response from JohnGray-LingYai | Property representative |
I will have a talk with our reservations department - and consider yourself booked. Please call our office at 076-264-505, -6 when you arrive in Phuket. I will check in the morning to confirm but AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED... More
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