If you want to compare Two Sea Tour to other highly ranked speed boat companies or other big boat operators, make sure to ask yourself some key questions and print this page to take along with you and show it to your booking agent as a reference.

Two Sea Tour’s big boat

  • Space ratio taking 10 persons per trip for a registered capacity of 55, so there is plenty of space to move around and relax
  • Size of the boat is 22 meters x 4 meters with 2 decks that will allow you to walk around and take pictures from anywhere even when the boat is on the way
  • 10 staff to look after 10 clients!!!  1 paddle-man per 2 clients
  • Separated smoking area (soon to be NON- smoking tour)
  • During low season or any windy day the tour to the islands is still relaxing and safe
  • Canoes stored on the boat so that the program can always take you into the caves AND inner lagoons (best part of the trip) without time limits to enjoy the beautiful and unexpected scenery
  • Canoeing guaranteed regardless of the sea levels based on 2 tides per day
  • Minimum of 40 minutes for each canoeing stops
  • Lunch freshly prepared and cooked on-board, served during travelling time to the next stop
  • No extra stops at Panyee Muslim village for lunch and extra spending on ‘made in China’ souvenirs
  • One member of our staff, employed by Two Sea Tour will look after its “own clients” all day, taking your pictures, giving you information, helping you when walking around on James Bond island and assisting you with any requests
  • Spacious and clean toilets, fresh water showers – good for elders, children and ladies
  • Easy and practical swimming ladder to get in and out of the canoes, suitable for any size and age
  • Spacious boat to bring along your stroller to allow your baby to sleep or store your bags for a afternoon flight after the tour
  • Very safe boat ride for elders, infants and children
  • No need to be fit for the canoeing sessions, your paddle-man will look after you and paddle you around
  • We control our drivers for the pick up times so our boat will depart on time
  • You will be transferred to and from the boat by bus and will not have to walk the 200 meters long pier in heavy rain or strong sun
  • Depending on tides, swimming stops will be away from the crowds and nowhere near any shops for “extra commissions”
  • Some pictures will be taken during the day and with your approval shared on Social media or sent to you via email and for free
  • We recycle plastic and gals on the boat
  • We do everything we can to “educate” people on how to respect the environment
  • We will NOT allow our clients to climb trees (breaking them) to take pictures like monkeys, will NOT allow people to feed the monkeys, will NOT allow tourists to collect shells or other type of fauna and flora that belongs to the National park and Thailand

Speedboats

  • Space ratio on a speed boat taking 16 persons + 3 staff members per day for a registered capacity of 22, so it’s quite tight !
  • Limited area to walk around on a 9 meter long boat
  • 3 crew members looking after 16 persons
  • 2 or 3 boats, with 16 persons in each boat, from the same company going to the same location at the same time. Not a small group anymore !
  • Non-smokers sitting with smokers, quite an issue especially when the staff and owner also smoke
  • Even though Phang Nga bay is a very well protected bay during monsoon season the trip can get rough, bumpy and very uncomfortable
  • On rainy days, good chances for the passengers to get very wet
  • IF you are canoeing, it will be done from a big floating platform that is continually receiving other speed boats and more customers.  Local paddlers will “beg” clients for tips
  • No information will be given as your tour guide will not join in the canoes
  • IF you are canoeing, you will ONLY get about 20 minutes for the only canoeing stop
  • Most of the time speedboat companies, will get the clients to walk through the caves at low tide or during high tide with water up to armpits because speedboat can not carry canoes. Getting in murky water, early morning with jellyfish moving in or out with the tides can be risky
  • Walking through a cave in the dark with a group of 16, lead by only 1 guide, with the water level up to your neck during high tide, carrying your camera in one hand or with children on your back is not the best or safest conditions to visit these beautiful sites.
  • Because of the different tides canoeing in the best locations of the bay, at Panak island (best part of the tour) will not be possible for most companies.  Often you’ll only see a dark cave and a few bats
  • Lunch will be served at the Muslim village of Koh Panyee where your boat will be moored away from the pier.  This means the drinks you’ve already paid for will not be available and you’ll have to spend money. Crew members will get “commissions” when you buy something
  • Swimming stops will often be done in places where beach chairs and umbrellas are for rent for the same reason as above (commissions)
  • Limited space and the tiny toilets on speedboats make the toilets difficult to use while the boat is on the way
  • When accompanied by children or infants it is hot, uncomfortable and sometime unsafe, with no area for the little ones to take a afternoon nap
  • Getting in and out of the canoes can be awkward and sometimes unsafe for non-swimmers or elder persons.
  • Speedboat trips can quickly get bumpy and rough
  • Often, inexperience speedboat Captains (young and little salary) will “play” with their speeding machine, giving sensations to their passengers with very little or no safety standards
  • At the pier you will be asked to walk to the boat or back to vehicles in heavy rain or sun
  • Pictures of the day will be sold to you