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“Highlight of our holiday”
Review of Phuket Sail Tours

Phuket Sail Tours
Ranked #2 of 35 Tours in Thalang District
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Phuket Sail Tours is a family run business with over 13 years experience in Phuket, Krabi and Khao Lak. We offer a range of high quality tours to Phi Phi and Phang Nga Bay. We keep the number of guests on each tour low, we do not over crowd our boats. Activities include snorkeling, canoeing, caving, swimming, beach picnics, relaxing and more. All year round. We have sought the best places and know how to avoid the crowds. Our tours can only be booked directly with us, we do not work through any agents. We hope to see you aboard!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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10 reviews
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“Highlight of our holiday”
Reviewed 10 December 2013 via mobile

We had a fantastic time on our tour of Phang Nga Bay. The day was arranged to suit the tides. We started off snorkeling at a secluded Krabi beach, followed by canoeing through the caves. Lunch at the Muslim fishing village was a brilliant spread of fresh food, including crab and prawns. Following lunch we walked through caves.
Sampong was an excellent guide telling us information about the area. Captain Mark was also on board and made sure we all had a great day.
I highly recommend this tour. The price me be a bit more than other tours but you get to see and do more in the comfort of a uncrowded speed boat. We only had 14 adults and 2 children on board which was a nice size.
Thanks Phuket Sail Tours!
If we are ever back in Thailand we will join you again.

Visited November 2013
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Thank Melissa M
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captainm, Owner at Phuket Sail Tours, responded to this review, 24 January 2014
Ahoy Melissa, and it is lovely to hear from you. It is wonderful to read that your time with us was a highlight of your holiday. Thank you for letting us know.

We look forward to seeing you aboard again.

Happy sailing,
Mark.
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Excellent trip! Beyond excellent customer service!”
Reviewed 9 December 2013

My wife and I recently did the Phi Phi Island day trip with our 3 daughters (9, 11 and 13). Despite the rainy/cloudy weather - the trip was outstanding from start to finish. Pick up at our hotel in Kata was on time, and everything else flowed smoothly from there. The boat crew did a great job in making sure everyone was well informed of where we were going, what we were doing (and couldn't do because of the rain or tide), etc.

Unfortunately, we had a mishap during our trip (not related to anything the PST crew could have done anything about). The boat captain immediately offered to help us and made sure we got in touch with Mark at lunch. Furthermore, Mark followed up with us once we got back home and saw the issue through until it was resolved. Well above, and far beyond what we would have expected in customer service.

All around this was a great trip with a well run and reputable company. Would highly recommend it to anyone.

Visited November 2013
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Thank John R
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captainm, Owner at Phuket Sail Tours, responded to this review, 24 January 2014
Hi Jr, and thank you for the review.

When people join us we feel an obligation to make sure that their entire Phuket experience is a great one, at least far as it is within our ability to do so. We care about our guests, and we also want to see you have such a good time that maybe you will come back her again one day.

I am pleased that you enjoyed the trip so much. Maybe next time we can take you on our Phang Nga Bay trip.

With your camera in a waterproof dry bag.

Happy sailing,
Mark.
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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A Great Day!”
Reviewed 9 December 2013

I can see why Captain Mark gets such high ratings! After an initial, very comprehensive briefing on what we would be doing, we headed into the Phang Nha Bay. The tour was VERY professionally operated, and more importantly, SAFETY is a number one priority. The guides were very knowledgeable, and the food was excellent. We ate a delicious lunch at the end of Koh Pan Yee village, did some canoeing, walked a short distance through a cave to a lagoon, and also did a drive-by of James Bond island. All in all, a highly enjoyable day, and well worth the price.

Visited November 2013
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captainm, Owner at Phuket Sail Tours, responded to this review, 24 January 2014
Hi Rk, I am glad that you enjoyed your time with us.

Thank you for letting us, and others, know about your trip in the bay.

I am glad that you enjoyed the lunch. The restaurant at Kho Panyi do a great job.

I hope we see you here again ne day.

Mark.
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Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews
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“Perfect trip”
Reviewed 8 December 2013 via mobile

Our Phang Nga speedboat tour last week was perfect. The price is worth it, as they do everything right. Things we liked best:
- The guide, Sompong, was a great mix of experience and personality
- The tour starts early, so you reach many spots a step ahead of others
- They take safety seriously, which we only appreciated after taking another tour company to Koh Phi Phi that was near disaster

I would recommend them to anyone.

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Thank WhitecapsSuperFan
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captainm, Owner at Phuket Sail Tours, responded to this review, 24 January 2014
Hello Whitecaps, and thank you for the review. I am really pleased that you appreciate what we do. Thank you for letting us know.

Sompong is a real character, it is pleasure to work with him.

We have had a lot of Canadians aboard since your trip, so maybe your recommendations are working. Thank you very much!

I hope we see you here again,
Mark.
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Perth, Australia
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8 reviews
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“Great operator, Phi Phi and Phang Nga Speedboat tour”
Reviewed 8 December 2013

Two days, two trips, Phi Phi & Phang Nga.
Phuket Sail Tours may cost slightly more but they are for all money worth it!
Captain mark and his crew are entertaining, informative and professional and really make the effort to ensure everyone on board is having fun, keeping safe and feeling involved in the trip.
All of the locations visited were incredible and the knowledge of the operators gave unique insight bringing that little bit extra to the trip.
Panyee village was a highlight but I would have liked to have been able to spend more time there to explore beyond the tourism and see the real fishing village.
The sea life was incredible and being taken away from the "touristy spots" really added some peace and tranquility of the whole experience.
By the end of the day everyone on board was exhausted and falling asleep on the trip back to the jetty.
Highly Recommended.

Visited November 2013
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Thank Darryl K
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captainm, Owner at Phuket Sail Tours, responded to this review, 24 January 2014
Hello Darryl, and thank you for the lovely review. Very kind of you. I am glad that you had such a good time with us.

About the village….I am with you. But it is hard to find the balance. We do our best, but some people just don’t seem to get the cultural experience of visiting a Muslim fishing village built over the water. Like the lady that complained in her review that she did not a glass of wine with her lunch.

Go figger.

So, we try to provide a tour that pleases everyone. I think overall we get pretty close, and I guess your review reflects that.

About falling asleep, well I do that too.

Thank you for coming with us. I hope we see you aboard again one day.

Mark.
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