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“Best ride on the river”
Review of River Rovers

River Rovers
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Private Tour: The Kayaking Dream in Phang Nga from Phuket
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Phuket, the pearl of the Andaman, is famous for its white beaches and tropical nature; offering so many off the beaten tracks to explore and experience. If you’re a nature lover, planet lover, or simply just want a holiday to love and always remember then you've come to the right place...River Rovers Eco Cruises!We are an independent Eco-Tour Company, taking small tours to all of the out of the way places, to see the natural beauty and Ecosystems that surround Phuket. We take no more than 6 guests on our Live-a-Board tours and a maximum of 10 guests for our Day tours, taking you away from the crowds of tourists, to show you the real Thailand with all of its treasures on offer.With our shallow draft of only 8 inches, we can pull up just about anywhere, without climbing on dinghies and clambering up the side of boats, perfect for all ages and abilities and wheel chairs are welcome too.You will experience a wonderland of wildlife, unspoiled by tourism.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Delaware, Ohio, United States
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“Best ride on the river”
Reviewed 29 December 2011

We had the best time on our trip with river rovers. It was very relaxing and ffun. The fish farms was great, eating fresh oysters just from the sea, the food on the boat was great. Captain Gordon was so much fun. I recomend this trip To all who want a fun and relaxing time.

Visited December 2011
1 Thank Todd B
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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“the best trip i have done”
Reviewed 18 December 2011

We had a total of 7 guests on our day trip and there was plenty of room for all.There is shade and for sun lovers a fantastic deck for soaking up the rays while gently cruising along.Capt Gordon is a great host and so passionate and knowlegeable about the area, he kept us entertained with his great stories and helped us to see some of the real Thailand all the while making sure we were never short of a beer or two.We started the day off visiting a fish farm and bought a lobster which was cooked for us, so fresh and delicious what a great way to start the day off.Next stop was Mudong and we kayaked up the river and into the mangroves feeding the bananas to the monkeys they are not shy and will quite happily take them from your hands before scuttling off to eat.We then travelled off to deserted islands snorkelling and diving off the boat on the way to cool off.We also had a fantastic spread of snacks served by Luck including chicken drumsticks and fries, this was in addition to a superb lunch of many thai dishes which was delicious. This trip was so relaxing we all enjoyed the day Gordon was so easy going he really puts you at ease and will definately book again next time.

Visited December 2011
1 Thank kazer d
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Day”
Reviewed 12 December 2011

This is a great trip! I organised this holiday for my parents, and we all enjoyed it very much! Captain Gorden picked us from our hotel and started our journey after we get on board. Gorden and his two assistants were all very kind and caring, they showed and explained to us about the bird, and surroundings very well.
The most memorable part was to feed the wild monkey in the jungle and the fish while snorkling in the sea, it was such a great experience, to be surrounded by the cute creatures!
Also, we went canoing in the river, it was very quite and we love it!
In addition, the food served, including the snacks and the lunch were very tasty!
My parents and I all enjoyed the whole trip and we will try it again during our next visit to Phuket, also we will definitely recommend it to all the friends if they ever stay in this beautiful island!

Visited December 2011
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Aalborg, Denmark
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“Never gets boring”
Reviewed 10 December 2011

We did 2 day cruises with River Rovers in November 2011. This was our 3rd and 4th trip on the Pitta with Gordon and Luck.

Not much to add since my last review, the trips are fantastic. If you like a safe, slow, authentic trip through the mangroves and around the beautiful islands just a few miles of the coast, you must try it.

You will never be bored, thirsty or hungry on board the "Pitta"

We were 5 adults and 4 children. The children are between 7 and 11 years old.

We will be back for a 5th time.

Visited November 2011
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Crewe, United Kingdom
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“Memorable Day with River Rovers!!”
Reviewed 4 December 2011

Our fantastic day started with a prompt picked arranged by Gordon in a first class mini van which took us to Chalong where we were met by Gordon on arrival. After a quick coffee we boarded the boat and met the crew. We soon set sail towards our first stop. Gordon was very informative on our surroundings and made us feel very at ease. After our first stop which was a small sandy beach we headed off for our first snorkel which was amazing especially as it was my first time, an Gordon always put our safe first. After the first snorkel snacks were served which were yummy and plenty of them to go round. After our next snorkel which was even better than the first, dinner was served which was prepared on board and tasted out of this world. There was an array of Thai dishes and plenty to go around. Whilst we ate we headed for the fish farm an mangroves. After the fish farm we arrived at the mangroves where we boarded the kayaks so we could feed the monkeys. This was so much fun an out of the ordinary especially when of the monkeys hopped aboard an hitched a lift. After this we headed back towards Chalong. Gordon was very helpful an informative all day pointing out many species of birds an an fish. We wanted for nothing all day. This was an all round special an memorable day which was made possible by Gordon an his crew. Any visit to Phuket must include a day out with River Rovers. ps Gordon took many photos of our day which were immediately e-mailed to me. Thanx again Gordon.

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