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Paddle Asia is a small family-owned business specializing in small group self paddle kayaking, jungle survival, mountain biking, and outdoor adventure travel tours to remote and unspoiled destinations in Southern Thailand focusing on getting away...more
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18/58, Rasdanusorn Road | Rassada, Phuket Town, Phuket 83000, Thailand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the two day paddle trip to Phang Nga. Dave was very quick to respond to all emails and questions and can give recommendations for hotels and restaurants if you ask. Our guide, Run, was AWESOME. He was so nice, funny and very patient....More

Thank MelissaL263
dave w, Manager at Paddle Asia - Private Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for coming with us, Melissa! Yes, Mr. Run is an awesome guide and an awesome person. I'll pass your praise onto Mr. Run. He really likes hearing that folks like him. Thanks for letting us know that your daughters are now...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dave was extremely helpful throughout the tour from first contact, responded promtply to any questions/concerns to ensure we have an enjoyable day. The tour guide Bao was very friendly and accommodating to our kayaking ability and weather conditions. Highly recommended!More

Thank Calvin K
dave w, Manager at Paddle Asia - Private Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks, Calvin! Mr. Bao is a terrific guide and person. He genuinely wants everyone who comes with us to have the best time possible. We hope to see you again one of these days. We've still got a lot of cool stuff to show you....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A little delayed in writing this review, my fiance and I took this trip in Feb 2018. We did the Phang Nga Bay Day tour where we kayaked around the islands. There are so many amazing things to say about this trip! First, we booked...More

Thank Debbie C
dave w, Manager at Paddle Asia - Private Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks a lot for the wonderful review, Debbie. We really appreciate you taking the time to write this up. Yes, our goal is to always show our guests the bay without (hopefully) seeing anyone else... except maybe some local fishermen. We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

I'm a little late writing this review as my tour (3 day Phang Nga Bay tour) was nearly a year ago. I had never sea-kayaked before but I loved the tour. Phang Nga Bay is beautiful and well worth spending several days exploring. The landscape,...More

Thank Benjii82
dave w, Manager at Paddle Asia - Private Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2018

Thank you very, very much for the kind review. Yes, Mr. Run loves showing our guests his back yard. He was born and raised in the bay, so this is literally where he grew up. Take care and please keep in touch. Much thanks, Dave,...More

Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

I took the three day Phang Nga Bay tour and it was exceptional! Dave and the team were responsive prior to booking, quick to answer questions and ensure I had all I needed, transfers and arrivals were sorted and seamless and the Kayaking was amazing!...More

Thank ChristianYoung
dave w, Manager at Paddle Asia - Private Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Thank you very much for coming with us, Christian and for the very kind review. We wholeheartedly appreciate both. Yes, Mr. Run is awesome. He genuinely cares about his guests having a wonderful time. Take care, keep in touch, and if you're ever back this...More

Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

My family of six including 2 adults, 3 teens and a 9 year old had an amazing day with Paddle Asia. We saw only a handful of other people and enjoyed the solitude of such a beautiful place. Lunch was very high quality and tasty...More

Thank questtravel
dave w, Manager at Paddle Asia - Private Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2018

Thank you very much for coming with us and for the very kind review. I've passed your praise onto Mr. Bao. He's a great guy. I knew you'd all have a wonderful time with him. I didn't know that Bao offered cliff jumping, but I...More

Reviewed 18 August 2018

Really enjoyed a 5 day trip in Khao Sok jungle/reservoir with our guide Mr. Bao. We spent 4-6 hours a day kayaking, 2-3 hours in the morning then a break for lunch for 1-3 hours then 2-3 more hours of paddling. We saw lots of...More

Thank johnsons531
dave w, Manager at Paddle Asia - Private Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Thank you very much for coming with us and for taking the time to give us this feedback. Yep, you would have likely seen more wildlife had it not rained constantly, though Mr. Bao said you saw Gaur and Gibbons in addition to what you...More

Reviewed 8 August 2018

Really a 4.5 star experience for the day kayaking trip - went in late July. - Strengths: o Outstanding Customer Service: § Before the trip, Dave Williams was extremely responsive and accommodating. He was willing to work with my flaky friends as my group oscillated...More

Thank Sophia L
dave w, Manager at Paddle Asia - Private Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

Thank you very much for the extensive feedback. We all appreciate you taking the time to write so many details. You got pretty lucky with the weather. It's seldom dependable weather in the summer months. We prioritize safety, of course, and that means the very...More

Reviewed 31 July 2018

Our family of 5 had a most amazing day! From the pickup and delivery (to and from our hotel) and delicious lunch to the informative guide and breathtaking scenery, we thoroughly enjoyed every bit of our kayaking adventure! We saw so much of the islands...More

Thank cminmom
dave w, Manager at Paddle Asia - Private Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Thank you very much for coming with us and for taking to time to write this review. We truly appreciate both. We're very happy that your family had a great time. Take care and keep in touch. We've got a lot of cool stuff to...More

Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

To all those who chose the big tours I thank you. You are most welcome to the crowds, the props, being herded from one postcard location to another. You can have your big tourist boat and your Phi Phi, I would much rather jump over...More

Thank Luke H
dave w, Manager at Paddle Asia - Private Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2018

Thank you very much for coming with us Luke and family. You nailed exactly what we're all about: getting away from everyone else so that we can share Mother Nature with just our guests. And yes, we also appreciate folks who concentrate in a few...More

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845farazi
21 December 2017|
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Response from dave w | Property representative |
So sorry for the delayed response. I didn't notice the notification for a question. Most folks email us. We're always busy during the holiday period, so I'm sure we'll have something for you to join. You can email. Go... More
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conniengu
26 February 2017|
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Response from dave w | Property representative |
Yes, transfers from anywhere in Phuket are included in the trip price. Yes, your children are old enough to join. We have a large fleet of both single and two-person kayaks. The paddling is easy, so if they're 'sporty... More
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solicisha
20 January 2017|
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Response from dave w | Property representative |
Which trip interests you? Khao Sok is very, very easy paddling. Phang Nga Bay can be a bit more challenging. We don't really have an age requirement as children's abilities vary so greatly. I hope this helped.
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