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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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Awesome trip!

This was one of the best things we have done. From the boat ride to the kayaking, the guides, the food, the swimming, - everything was outstanding. The starlight experience was... read more

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Dunedin, New Zealand

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked the Hong by starlight trip based on feedback from some friends. I had done a sea canoe trip with Two Seas Tour 2 years before and loved it and expected this to be similar. Unfortunately, I think the day that my husband and I took the John Grey trip (11th April) we were unlucky. John Grey had three... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was one of the best things we have done. From the boat ride to the kayaking, the guides, the food, the swimming, - everything was outstanding. The starlight experience was amazing and very humbling. In terms if value for money, it was superb also. Certainly recommend this trip.

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were lucky enough to book Hong By Starlight tour last minute and so glad we did. The minivan picked us up promptly at 10:40 and took us to the dock where we waited for 40 mins for the other passengers to arrive. There were two boats which took around 40 people each , which sounds a lot but it... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was there yesterday, and yeah I'd admit being backpacker this was a bit a splurge for you usual backpacker daily busget...but have you read the reviews?? I just couldn't resist and it was worth it, am so happy i did it. The best was the staff so kind and attentive from the first hello to their last goodbye, funny... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

As this was our 6 time in Thailand and we have done numerous tours over the years. We deciding to do the hong by Starlight tour as we had heard so many people talk about it. This has to be the best tour we have done over the years in Thailand. It was well organised. The food was tremendous (light... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We absolutely loved our day out in Phang Nga bay. Our canoe guide for the day was Ole who was funny and informative. The whole crew were helpful and friendly, and a wealth of information. The caves are spectacular and we particularly enjoyed the caving at night to float the Krathong we had made and to see the bio luminescent... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had no idea what to expect. The staff were fantastic We had a great day. The guide "the guy doing all the paddling" (Min) was great. He had a good personality and we had lots of fun. They provided lunch and dinner and the food was unreal and there was more than enough for everybody. They also cater for... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a fabulous time on this adventure! We were picked up from our hotel promptly and taken to a shop near the pier. The shop had a few things we wanted to grab before our trip which was perfect (and I'm sure a trap but we needed it as we had forgotten beach towels at home!). You do not... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Definitely one of the highlights of my trip to Thailand! My mom and I took the Hong by Starlight tour which was a day trip of the islands and caves in Phang Nga Bay and we both agreed that it was an incredible experience that we will never forget. Not only were the islands and caves stunningly beautiful and the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Forget about all the other sea canoe companies. If you want to canoe in Phuket, book John Gray's. I will never forget this experience. It was simply incredible. Can't think of anything I didn't like. What I loved: - Theme of nature conservancy and minimizing impact of tour on wildlife - 11:20 am pick up time from hotel - not... More 

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