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Best place to book tours to Phi Phi day trips in Patong

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Best place to book tours to Phi Phi day trips in Patong

Can anyone recommend reputable tour operators connected to great tours that head out to Phi Phi and Maya Bay areas. Wondering about prices and also booking ahead. Thanks so much for any help.

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1. Re: Best place to book tours to Phi Phi day trips in Patong

earlier this year, in feb, we booked on a street stall (that are everywhere) and paid around $60aus each. There was around 46 on the boat!

Last week we booked with

Phuket Sail Tours (run by australians) .... what a huge difference in quality! They never have any more than 20 on a tour. They treat you like a friend and ensure you are having a good time. You book and pay a deposit over the internet. Total cost is around $100 each but money well spent.

There is a lot of good reviews on here for both Phuket Sail Tours and another company Simba.

cheers from Bangkok (on our way home)

shazz

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I've been in Patong for the last 14 weeks and one thing i've learnt about booking tours is to go to 3 or 4 tour desks because the prices vary greatly.Also, many of the tour desks are owned by the same operator.At the moment in low season,you can catch the Phi Phi Cruiser for 700B return but it's just a ferry service out and back,not an inclusive day tour which is what i wanted.

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Listen To Shazz

Book with Phuket Sail Tours, yes it will cost more but it will be soooooo much better. Book for early in your trip, because if the know the weather (seas) will be bad and unsafe, they will cancel the trip, so then you will have a chance to rebook.

If you intend to go with one of the cheap trips from the street, dont book till the day before you want to go, and not till you have checked the forcast for that day to make sure seas are suppose to be calm. Because the local operators in my experience will take you no matter what, this may sound good, but wait till your on a sppped boat going over 12f waves and it takes 2.5hours to travel what should have taken 45 mins. This was my experience going to Phi Phi

Michelle

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Beware the street sellers of tours. You really don't know what you're going to get. There are so many operators of tours and unless you are familiar with them, then it's the luick of the drawer. Our last trip we purchased the tours from guest house and really enjoyed every one of them. They were not much more than the street vendors in price either. I guess the rule is to book with someone that cares if you enjoy what they are selling you.

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Hi

If you want cheap, and not worried about the quality, then book when you get there with the street traders for not a lot of money.

If you want a really great experiance, then book now before you go with Phuket Sail tours, or Simba. We have used Phuket Sail Tours and can not praise them highly enough, small numbers on the boats, friendly team, great food, and one of the most memoriable days you will every have!

Have fun!

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Thanks so much. Have taken your advice and will probably go with Phuket Sailing. Hope you had a great holiday! Can't wait for ours. Any recommendations for gave restaurants in Patong?

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Thanks so much. Have taken your advice and will probably go with Phuket Sailing. Hope you had a great holiday! Can't wait for ours. Any recommendations for gave restaurants in Patong?

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8. Re: Best place to book tours to Phi Phi day trips in Patong

Phuket Sail or Simba are equelly as good, but you must book before you go.

Done Simba last visit exellent service.

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Simba definately the best way to go.

Top priority is safety and Jenny and the crew were just fantastic !

As mentioned in another post you need to book before you go.

Well worth the extra in price you pay. Jem

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Hi Try Sabi Sabi great local restaurant. We have eaten there many times and alway enjoyed food and price! Down side street near McDonalds. It was closed for reovations but I think it is open again. Also for a realy special dinner try Sams Steak House at Holiday Inn. We went last time we were there and had a great meal and the service is exceptional. Fine dinning prices but worth every cent. Hope this helps and enjoy your trip, we have 6 weeks to go before we will be sunning ourselves in Phuket.

Cheers

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