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How to compare this tour with others ?

Questions to ask yourself or ask the person selling the tours

  • Maximum capacity of the boat / how many persons the boat will carry? Our limit is 16 persons
  • Only ONE boat and guaranteed small group OR like well known companies 3 or 4 boats (from that same company) will get to the sites at the same time?
  • Is there a minimum number for the tour to be confirmed ? (ours is 4 persons only!!!)
  • Clean/well maintained minibuses and safe/polite drivers
  • WE include return transfers from/to hotel at no extra costs anywhere on Phuket island OR extra charge outside 3 main areas?
  • Speed boat OR “big boat”, size of the boat? (check the next page “compare speed boat to “big” boat)
  • Are my children safe? Infants and older persons well looked after ?
  • Spacious and clean toilets OR tiny and dirty?
  • Breakfast served while watching the sunrise OR water and a few cookies?
  • Lunch freshly cook on board OR not? Prepare in a clean environment OR by the steps on the pier?
  • Easy to get in and out canoes OR not?
  • 40 minutes to 1 hour (at LEAST) canoeing at each stop OR just 15 minutes (IF) canoeing?
  • Going to visit the caves and beautiful inner lagoons OR just visiting a dark cave?
  • Avoiding the crowds OR getting to the sites at the same time as “100” of people (often double or triple this number)?
  • Waterproof bags to protect cameras OR simple plastic bag OR nothing?
  • A “private” guide per 2 persons looking after you all day OR no one around you for the rest of the day?
  • Do we paddle ourselves or someone will do it for us? WE DO NOT RUN a self-paddle tour so just sit back and relax
  • At the pier, bus transfer to the boat and back to your minibus OR a 200 meters walk (when raining or heavy sun)?
  • Just a small group size (10 canoes) OR canoeing at the same time as other companies (over 100 canoes)?
  • How long to get back to hotels after trip? Stuck in the traffic OR not?
  • Staff employed OR freelancers? Are my belongings safe on the boat OR not?
  • Paddle man walking around James Bond island to help you for pictures OR just on your own ?
  • Staff harassing you for tips OR not?
  • Sitting 1 or 2 persons per canoe OR most likely 3 to 4 persons?
  • Relaxing ambience OR loud music all day?
  • Swimming stop in a beautiful quiet beach OR with “100” of people on a crowded beach?
  • Well maintained, clean and safe boat OR dirty and very badly maintained?
  • No extra stops” for “commissions” OR will you be stopped for shopping during lunch and swimming stop?
  • Bumpy ride OR not?
  • Getting back to hotels early enough for evening shows and early flights OR back in your hotel very late?
  • Pick up on time OR waiting for late arrivals?
  • Careful and polite drivers OR “unsafe” and “rude” drivers?