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River Rovers

Chalong, Phuket Town, Phuket 83130, Thailand
+66 89 875 8691
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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.
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Chalong, Phuket Town, Phuket 83130, Thailand
+66 89 875 8691
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Reviewed 26 April 2011

As in all the other reviews, Gordon, Luk and Mic, direct you through mangroves, swimming beaches, feeding monkeys and the floating fish farms. Gordon has the local knowledge that any question asked about Thailand and the local area is answered in a way that makes...More

1  Thank Kneel7474
hotsoxyPhuket, Owner at River Rovers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2011

Hi Kneel7474, Thanks for taking the time to review River Rovers, you and your kids really enjoyed the trip, the name of the soup was Tom Kha Gie (Chicken coconut soup) cooked on the boat, so was very fresh. The pictures you posted were great...More

Reviewed 28 March 2011

Gordon took us and 5 others out on his 32 ft. specially built river boat for a day of visiting sites the average tourist doesn't get to see. We fed the wild monkeys in the man groves, visited the sea gypsies, watched them catch and...More

1  Thank lorraine51073
hotsoxyPhuket, Owner at River Rovers, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2011

Thank you very much for the review, glad you enjoyed your 'Monkey Jungle Cruise' and your trip the next day around Phuket by car, the same we did for L and R from Vancouver Island, please thank them for recommending us, glad you enjoyed the...More

Reviewed 22 March 2011

Friday 18 March 2011 all day with River Rovers. Well organised, good food, not overcrowded (as so may similar tours are) - only eight guests and two crew. Captain (and owner) Gordon a mine of information, and very nice guy. Boat well maintained and sea-worthy....More

1  Thank Wombat1943
hotsoxyPhuket, Owner at River Rovers, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2011

A man of his word, thank you very much for those kind words, glad you had a wonderful day with River Rovers, it was a lovely day and everybody enjoyed it, hope you made some new friends. I see it was no problem for you...More

Reviewed 26 February 2011

For the second year I have enjoyed a really good time, on a day out with Captain Gordon and his crew. Cruising peacefully through the mangroves to visit the monkeys, buying fresh lobsters from a floating fish farm, snorkelling and swimming in quiet bays with...More

Thank Lecroc
hotsoxyPhuket, Owner at River Rovers, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2011

Hi Lecroc, Thank you for the great review and glad you enjoyed your 2nd trip with us, When you come on your next trip for a couple of days I'll take you to my favorite island, through the Thai Chin Canal, no other tour boats...More

Reviewed 25 February 2011

If you want to explore the mangroves and islands of phuket thailand, take a slow boat, get away from all the tourists then River Rovers has the perfect boat trip. We had a wonderful day out, we visited the fish farms, greeted by the Thai...More

Thank EmmaB21
hotsoxyPhuket, Owner at River Rovers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2011

Thank you very much for the great review, so glad you and your Mum and Dad had a great "Monkey Jungle Cruise" you are right when you say it's good for all ages, from babies to the elderly and handicapped. Khoon Luck is a great...More

Reviewed 2 February 2011

I went with River Rovers when I was with Phuket and found Gordon's trip to be one of the highlights of our trip. First off, we were staying in Patong and Gordon's trip is the anti-Patong; a welcome breath of fresh air away from the...More

Thank philly57
hotsoxyPhuket, Owner at River Rovers, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2011

I am so glad you both enjoyed your laid back cruise with River Rovers, the sunset was fantastic, I see you put a picture of it in your review, yep! you were right we didn't see a tourist all day, how was that? Thak you...More

Reviewed 15 January 2011

Gordon was a fantastic host for a great day out on Chalong Day. His local knowledge and concern for the environment was obvious. We fed monkeys in the mangroves, visited a fish farm and stopped at a couple of pleasant coves where we were given...More

Thank HappyFamilyM
hotsoxyPhuket, Owner at River Rovers, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2011

Hi All, Thank you very much for the great review and glad you all enjoyed the day, the kids had fun jumping off the boat and being dragged around in the kayaks and splashing each other, Luck also enjoyed throwing water at them. She is...More

Reviewed 12 January 2011

River Rovers provided great personalized service as they took my family and I on a customized tour of Phang Nga Bay, Thailand. Accommodation is basic in two cabins with queen sized beds and extra sleeping on the converted bed in the deck area. But with...More

Thank amombourquette
hotsoxyPhuket, Owner at River Rovers, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2011

Hi all, thank you very much for the stunning review, glad you all enjoyed your four days on our tour "Phang Nga Through The Back Door" Phang Gna is a stunning area but normally full of tourists, but we kept you away from all that...More

Reviewed 8 January 2011

I booked the one day Chalong Bay explorer trip for my family and i whilst in Phuket back in September. We were picked up on time by Gordon from our hotel and taken to the boat. The boat was very spacious and in exceptional condition....More

Thank macpiarais
Reviewed 27 December 2010

This was our second trip on the River Rovers and it was just as good as the last. Both times were on Christmas day and with international friends. (Japan, Thailand U.S.A., Iraq, Holland, Romania and South Africa). The boat is great for 10-12 people, the...More

Thank gypsykab
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
We are a family of 6 adults who will be cruising in Mariner of the Seas and docking in Phuket on March 7th and 8th. Do you offer tours from the port and what are the prices?
18 January 2017|
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Response from Gordon W | Property representative |
It depends on which Port you enter, we don't offer tours from the port, you will have to get a taxi, the prices vary depends on the trip
Nadine M
Hello, Can you give advise me of options for a family trip please. 2 Adults, child 5 yrs and 1 infant. (15 month old). We are currently in Kata. Thank you
13 December 2016|
Response from Gordon W | Property representative |
Hi ,There is a 12000thb join in tour and a private tour is 16995Thb Gordon
simone s
Hi Gordon, you have been recommended by another Trip advisor buddy for being wheelchair accessible and accomodating. My husband and I are planning to travel to Phuket in December and were wondering if we could do a boat excursion with you? I travel with a light manual wheelchair and I'm unable to walk. My husband often picks me up and carries me where it's not accessible with my chair. Could you let me know if you'd be able to take us on one of your boats?
21 August 2016|
Response from Franktdi | Reviewed this property |
Hello, uv sent question to wrong person I'm not Gordon(river rovers) but franktdi a reviewer. I cannot speak for Gordon but I'm sure when u send question to him he'll answer promptly. Read my review of river rovers I gave... More