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Current seas for island trips

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Current seas for island trips

Is it rough riding to the islands at present? Heading over this weekend and we have Phi Phi etc and Canoeing at Phang Nga Bay to do next week. I've heard lots of rips and too rough for swimming but unsure of heading out in the boats. Going by speed boat apparently, booked by travel agent. Thank you for any info or advice.

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1. Re: Current seas for island trips

Best bet is to check the Magicseaweed.com website for up to the minute surf and weather reports/conditions in Phuket...

No use telling you if the weather is rough going now or not,because by the weekend it could be calm or rough...!!..??....magicseaweed is the best forecast.....

If the wind is up and the water is choppy.....Speedboat will be very bumpy and quite uncomfortable.....

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2. Re: Current seas for island trips

Hate to say but you would have found a much better price if you had of booked actually in patong. There is a great little agent in a side street near the eygyption resturant near patong resort hotel who are a wholesaler to aust travel agents. We booked phi phi by speedboat for about $35 aud each in march. The benefit of booking over there is youbcan check weather before hand and only have to book the day before. We did learn this the hard way ourselves as we booked all our activities from the travel agent on our first trip only to realise we cound get them upto 70% cheaper there. Also dont book from hoyel travel desks as they are nearly as expensive as the travel agents.

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3. Re: Current seas for island trips

We had a phuket sail tour booked for last Monday and it was cancelled due to bad weather. It had been very windy. Most companies will simply go ahead bad weather or not but not PST. Safety to them is paramount and they also want their guests to have a good time and it's not much fun if it's windy and wet.

Hope the weather is better for your trip!

Cheers

Verrena

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4. Re: Current seas for island trips

Phang Nga Bay is more shelted than the open sea crossing to Phi Phi.

Lets hope your travel agent picked a good provider that puts safety first . . . . .

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5. Re: Current seas for island trips

Thank you everyone for your replies. I also knew that cheaper over there but wanted to just take spending money and not have to worry about not having enough to do activities the kids discovered. So paid for the ones we wanted to do and if there's extras it can be a "Yes" holiday. Once again thankyou and I'll make sure not to use hotels if want to make further bookings.

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6. Re: Current seas for island trips

Good luck, hope the weather hold nice for you and enjoy your trip! Wish we were heading back soon but that'll have to wait till march next year.

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