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“Kayak-tastic!!”

Blue Stars Kayaking
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Owner description: Longtailboat at Koh Sam Sao, National Marine Park, Bluestars
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

What a well organised and amazing tour. All you have to do is turn up on swim gear and a camera and they sort the rest for you. Staff are friendly and couldn't do enough for you. Guide was excellent and a great host. Could not recommend this enough. Fantastic day out worth ever bhart

Thank ukilledkenny_1
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BlueStarsKayking, Owner at Blue Stars Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2014

Thank you for your favourable feedback and recommendation. We are pleased that you enjoyed all aspects of the tour.

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Reviewed 8 May 2014 via mobile

The tour is OK but I think if you choose a tour to Ang Thong try to get a tour that goes to the viewpoint in the main island as it is said by LP to be the best view over thailand.
This tour has a viewpoint at the green lake but not as nice i think.

The food was good for lunch.

There are mainly german so if you dont speak german it is not as good as it could be as a previous review indicates.

The snorkeling is useless as you cant see anything. Nothing close to koh tao.

The kayaking was nice.

All in all, we felt the tour a bit rushed but as we can't compare to other tours, we cant say it's a bad tour. The view duing the boat trip are amazing though.

Thank Nicolas H
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BlueStarsKayking, Owner at Blue Stars Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2014

We appreciate your feedback and are pleased that you somewhat enjoyed the day.

The viewpoint you refer to indeed has an amazing view however it is a long and difficult climb and takes at least an hour to an hour and a half to complete the return trek even for those that are fit. For us this takes too much time out of the day for other activities namely kayaking. We make the climb to the viewpoint where the Green Lagoon is and from here you not only have the spectacular lagoon to see but you do get a wonderful view of most of the park. This takes only about 30 minutes to complete the return climb.

It is true that sometimes we have more German speakers on tour but as our guide speaks fluent English he is able to answer any questions you may have about the tour or Park.

Anyway we are happy that kayaking part of the tour which is of course the main focus of the tour.

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Reviewed 25 April 2014

Took this trip in April 2014. We had a pretty good time but never really felt like we were on a tour, nothing was really explained to us other than a very quick briefing when we got to the marine park. We did a fair bit of kayaking but that isn't exactly the main point of this tour.

Another note is that this group really caters to German tourists. This is definitely a great thing if you were German, but if you were one of eight English speaking people on the tour, kind of meh. The Germans got the first briefings for everything and were put in the first groups for everything. We got the seconds, which is fine, but we were lucky that not as many people wanted to kayak a second time, otherwise priority was given to the first German group and we wouldn't have had a chance to kayak again. Their briefings were also a bit longer, more in depth, etc. all in all we were happy to have visited the marine park but wouldn't necessarily recommend this operator, but the other tours leaving from the same pier that day seemed to have twice the number of participants.

Thank CBDLT
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

We booked this day trip knowing our 3 year old would be with us, so we're glad it turned out to be a "bit of everything" tour without any rigid structure. We enjoyed some swimming, kayaking, snorkelling and island sightseeing without getting bogged down to much with any of these. If anything, the amount of time spent on the island was WAY too long for what was available to do there.

In terms of the boat, yes it was big and old but very comfortable and we were well catered for in terms of food, drink and snacks. Our head guide Marcus looked like a ye olde pirate (awesome) and was knowledgeable and well spoken. He had to present in both English and German and managed to keep this from becoming long-winded for all guests.

It was nice to have the longer trip in/out to enjoy a great sunny day on the rooftop sun deck. Very relaxing. Overall great day!

Thank DavidGAyres
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

Had a great time on the tour. Blue star was right on time from start to stop. Great guys to go snorkeling and kayaking with. And of course enjoy their lunch and drinks.

Thank ahsan1987
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