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If the comments seem unreal, believe them! We are proud of the genuine superlatives.

I hitchhiked home in the transfer car after a Hong By Starlight trip. My guest was pleasant and well traveled. We reached my Soi and he shook my hand.

"I'm proud of my extensive travels, and I love activities. With my worldwide experience, I've got to say the service, food, quality and experience on John Gray's SeaCanoe is the best ever. Thank you for the privilege of joining your trip."

As I walked to my jungle home, I committed to transcribing as many comments as I can between guide training, video production, writing books and university lectures - and going on as many trips as I can. You deserve The Truth before you spend your Quality Time and Hard-earned Money.

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Sawasdee John,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you very much for your assistance with my son and Kristina with the Hongs by starlight tour. They have not stop talking about the tour. It was “the most interesting tour” they did during their stay in Phuket and Bangkok. In fact, they said that this tour should be promoted to all the private schools in Australia as it is exactly what the schools are looking for. Once again thank you for your kindness and I look forward to catching up with you in Sydney this year.

Regards
Rhys Christian and Kristina Coffey

Second trip to Thailand and previously taken canoe trip.This tour was brilliant,the experience of creating and then floating the Kratong was a beautiful experience and one i will treasure. I had a great day and i would like to thank the whole team.

Lee.

First trip to Thailand.Scenery in Phang Na bay is awesome.Whole day was really well organised and very special in so many ways.Full of surprises and some magical experiences. Food was excellent and the guides were brilliant. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

Annette and Martin

Tour feels very personal with one guide to each couple.Everything ran so smoothly.All staff are friendly and knowledgeable. They really make you feel safe. Would deffinatly do another tour with you next time we are in Phuket.

Leigh and Ashleigh

A fabulous day with fantastic people.

Anny and Joan

Entertaining guides.Fun.
Yummy food.Beautiful scenery.
Loved it all.

Glenn and Robyn Reeves.

It was an amazing trip that i will never forget.The food was very delicious and the guides were very friendly.I will do this trip again.

Dorina Stichnoth

Fantastic tour,excellent guides.We would love to do this again.

Scott and Gina

Once in a lifetime experience.Well informed,friendly,professional guides.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful environment and culture with us.
We will certainly recommend to others.

Tony and Carol

Trip was like no other!! Felt we did something spectacular today for our honeymoon!!The guides were went above and beyond to make our experience special.

Donald and Damaris

The tour was fantastic!! All staff were very friendly and helpful.Would recommend this tour to everyone.

Bradd lugg and Amy Cary

Awesome tour!!
Fantastic guides.

Kylie De-La-Garde

I will remember this time forever.
I will introduce John Gray to my Friends.Thank you.

Lee Kwang Ho and Nott Heekyoung

Wonderful family day out!!
So beautiful,so relaxing and very informative.We had a fantastic time.Would highly recommend the day. Guides very helpful.Food was great.
Hope to see you again.

Danielle Pringle and Kevin Pringle

This was Thailand for us!!

J Rodgersl

An excellent day with great guides and wonderful food.
We enjoyed the experience of the hongs,especially the offering at night.

Val and Richard Kightley

Awesome experience,was last day of being 29,couldn't of picked a better thing to do.would highly recommend it. Food was fantastic.

Steve Barnes

Excellent day and night.Food and crew could not of better.Everyone should do this at least once.
Will tell all of our friend in Australlia.

Peter and Sue Germoleko

We had a wonderful time.
A great day and a wonderful tour...a well oiled machine,but still personalised.

Ophelia Chatigouline

Had a great time,answered all of our questions.
Lots of fun.

Renne and James

Thank you for an unforgettable Phuket day.Was awesome.
This is a tour we will tell all our friends about.
Fantastic start from finish.
Can't thank you enough.

Vanessa and Dave Baw

I had an amazing experience and the food was great.Our guide was knowledgeable and funny and reallycontriuted to my great time.
Thanks so much.

Mia Ver

Very well organised and enjoyable.
Food was excellent and very well presented.
Staff well trained and,hospitable and courteous.
Well done.

E Viljoa

Great day out.Staff are so friendly.
Excellent food.
Thank you for sharing the experience with us.

Jason and Anita Rechenburg

Very enjoyable day,amazing experience.Our guide was extremely good,very funny and informative.
Food was yum yum!!
Well worth the trip and will recommend to family and friends.

Adam and Liz

Very enjoyable day!!
The guides were very nice and fuuny and included everyone in all activities.Very nice lunch and dinner.Great day!!.

Andrew

Well done!!!
A great layed back experience.All the staff where friendly and helpful,this all helped to contribute to a great time. (p.s. great food).

Joe and Jim

What a superb day,the food was to die for.
Thanks all!!
Truly unforgettable.

Dawn and Wayne

Great experience of natural beauty of pristine environment in a relaxing method.
Best Thailand experience so far!!.

Jake and Denny

A very delightful day,great crowd,amazing food,very entertaining,an experience not to be forgotten.
Was a pleasure to be part of your tour.
Thank you very much.


Lisa,Tayla and Hunter

My two children had an absolutely fantastic day!!
Our wonderful guide unending patience with our questions and his only concern was that we had an unforgettable experience...Which we did.
This trip was highly recommenced to us and we certainly recommend to our friends and family.
Thank you.

Rochelle and Connelly

Fantastic time.
Would do it next trip to Thailand.

Karyn

It was great!! Amazing!!
Excellent guide,perfect service.
The best trip ever.

Shirli Lapscher

It was awesome!! Great guide!
Tour was nicely organised and crew went out of their way to look after us.

Ayesha Ismail

The best tour ever.A wonderful day filled with amazing sights-a true adventure for myself and my children. We will remember today forever and certainly believe this to be the highlight of our Thailand holiday.
Thank you making this a fantastic day.

Roalyn Curnow

A most wonderful experience.thoroughly enjoyed it.
Would recommend it to anyone coming to Phuket.

Alan and Josie Smitheman

We had a wonderful time and the aights were beautiful.This was the best thing in Phuket and we so glad we took part in todays travels.Thank you for a fantastic experience.

Brigette and Anny Gold

Thanks for an excellent day and with a great guide and great food.

Tinus and Roline Minnie

Perfect day,could not wish for better.
Thanks guys.
Of all the tours in Phuket,yours was the best.

Dana and Amelia Le Grange

Absolutely fantastic,all staff just great.
The whole experience was something.We will remember forever.

Katie Rhys Jones

Awesome trip!!
Very well organised,guides very knowledgeable and enjoyed the small group.
Food was great.

Louise Collbridge

Excellent day,would recommend to everyone My guide looked after me very well.

Anna Mc Donald

It was a very nice trip. We were very happy with your trip. Your guide was very professional,so thank you very much.

Nuchjarrin

Thanks for the fantastic trip.Nice food and great guides.

Alda and rob

What an amazing experience.
Your crew are terrific,so friendly and knowledgeable.
I feel privileged to be able to experience such an amazing part of the world with such great people.

Katrina Stare

The most enjoyable day,all staff were exepyionally knowledeable.
The food was the best we have eaten.We will recommend to all our friends.
Thank you so much.

Judith Jones

We had the best day.The most enjoyableday of our trip by far.
We were recommened to do this by friends and so glad we did.

Fiona Brown

Truly a great experience.Guides constantly kept us informed and gave us ample time to tour all the stops'. I strongly endorse 'John Gray'
Good job!!

Chris

We loved our time on this trip.Great attention to detail.
Thank you for a great day.

Heidi and Scott

Wasn't really sure what to expect,but this tour was absolutley amazing.The food was good too.Will recommend this to friends.

Adam and Daisy

Lots of fun.Guides werevery educational and funny.The food was great.
Great caves and guides!!!

Holly Hallmark

It was a fantastic trip out,visiting the sea caves,staff were very friendly and had great knowledge of their surroundings.
Thank you.

Craig Nakum

loved every minute.The day was great.
Food very good too.

Tracey Jones

Absolutely fabulous!!! Far exceeded all our expectations.Our guide made the day totally enjoyable with his wit and humour.Food was top class.Cheers!!!

Kerri and Jacinta

Thank you !!!
You made our honeymoon very special.

Migan Minnaar

An excellent excursion,i would recommend this to anyone.Loved it all....the kayaking,bat cave,sea eagles,sand hoppers etc.etc.
Thank you.

Claire Hughes

Fabulous trip.a great day out with a great team.Our guide was very helpful and went out of his way to show us many different creatures and tell us about them.We had a really good time and the food was amazing too!!

Donna Wrightson

Great day,wonderful guides,very helpful and kind.Great crew Food fabulous.It was fantastic all round and enjoyed the cultural aspects.I would highly recommend this trip and thank you.

Margaret Cummins and Judy Rose

Very enjoyable day!!
Great food.

Paul and Fiona Jordan

Loved the tour.All the staff were funny and very helpful.Our guide was fantastic!!
Not only was he knowledgeable,but made our day very memorable.
I will be recommending this tour to all my friends and family planning on heading to Phuket.
Once again,Thank you for a wonderful day.

Liz Kondys

An amazing trip for a rainy day.The trip was Fantastic.The food was amazing.I will recommend trip to anyone visiting Thailand.

Kiel Brode

One of the best trips we did....we did trips all over the world.It was excellent and the food was great.

Eva and Chris

Thank you so much,this was my second John Gray experience and i enjoyed it just as much as the first time.The food was amazing as always and the guides were warm and friendly.
We had so much fun.
Hope to see for a third time!!!

Michelle and Ashlee

We want to thank you for this beautiful trip,because it was an extraordinary experience and it was the first time in Phuket,but not the last.Guides were very funny and nice people.Food was amazing.
Hope to see you again.
Thank you.

Chiffoleau family

What a day!!!
Truly an amazing experience...A must do.
Enjoyed every minute.

Andrew and Lauren Stern

We had an excellent time!!!
Thanks for a wonderful trip to the caves.All your guides are skilled and confident.

Nina Preston

The tour was excellent and well worth the money.The staff took care of everything and were very helpful We plan to do the trip when we come back again.

Stacey Atkinson

Wonderful day out.Everything about this day was enjoyable and memorable.I had a very good day and would recommend to all.Food was beautiful.

Robert

Amazing day out.Food was great and the after dark canoe trip topped it off.
Many thanks to everyone.

Trish and Glynn

Very nice trip,really amazing and interesting.

Claudia Weiss

Very enjoyable day.Great host,amazing food and spectacular scenery.
My new wife and i loved it...a really special way to start our new life together.

Rob Mcfarland

Highlight of my Thailand trip.
Very relaxing memorable.

Louise Golde

Fabulous day...really special.
Thank you!!

Lee Atkinson

Great trip...very memorable and will recommend it to all my radio Listeners.

John Kerr

A brilliant day.Won't forget it!!!
The scenery and the staff were amazing.
Hope to come again and share the experience with my family.

Debbie Hunter.

Extremely friendly and helpful crew,who thoroughly enjoyed what they do and made our day memorable.
Thank you.

Briar Jensen

Terrific team on board who went went beyond expectation.
Thank you for the experience,particularly enjoyed the symbolic end of the day.

Fiona

Brilliant day.Excellent crew.Kayaking fantastic.Great food.

M Visconri

Brilliant trip!! Friendly helpful crew,good food...loved the banana muffins!!
Floating the lanterns was very special.
Canoeing in the caves...up there with the world's best travel experiences.

Chritine Salins

Wonderful day.Friendly guides,great food,amazing caves and a dash of romance!!!

Ann Rickard

Everything was perfect....a fantastic way to explore the caves and loy Kratong at the end of the day.....most joyful and memorable.

Pongsak Kanittanow

Unbelievable! Amazing trip....would thoroughly recommend the trip.Amazing Thailand experience...Loved it!!

Rae White

Loved the canoes.It was very special paddling out at night.
Guides were very friendly and dinner was delicious.
Thank you so much.

Kriste Kellahan

Fantastic day,we could not of asked for a better trip,loved being able to to experience the hongs.Thank you for all your hard work.

Miri and Rich

Excellent guides.Food and hospitality excellent.
Good fun.Would recommend.
Experience of a life time!!!
Thank you.

Effie and George Mojiafis

Great fun!! Good food and a funny guide.
Enjoyed the ritual...floating in the lagoons!!
Well worth doing...will recommend it to friends.

Susie and Jim

Absolute fantastic day.
Best day of our holiday.

Steff and Matt

Fantastic day.Great tour guides.
Great food.Many thanks for the care with our little ones!!

Paula and Tangles

I had a great time Our guide was very knowledgeable of the islands and our surroundings.
Thanks for all the fun.

Amy Beebe

Great experience.Fantastic experienced and very informative guides.Great food served for meals.Scenery beautiful and majestic.Great value for money.Would definitely come and do again on a return trip to Thailand.
Well done John Gray!!!

Ms Michelle Beaton

The whole day was excellent and would recommend it to everyone.

David Horsley

We had the most fantastic time,the food was so yummy!!
Thank you to everyone.

Kym and Kristy Gilgen

A great trip with nice guides.The caves were so beautiful.
Thank you very much.

Eleonole Schauli

We had an awesome day!!Food was great.
Thanks for an unbeliveable day.

Casey and Carly

Today was amazing!!!!
Had loads of fun,was very interesting.We just loved the whole day.

Harry and Bev

Fantastic day.Friendly staff and very informative.Food was great.Will recommend to all my friends traveling to Phuket.

Debra and John Wren

Today was amazing!!!
I got to see the real Thailand.Thank you for the food.

Lauren Payne

Excellent day.Our guide was great and terrific with telling and showing us things.
Would definitly do this again.

Kim and Neil

Fantastic day!! Everyone was friendly the food was great.
We had agreat guide.He was excellent.
Thank you.

Mandy Jongebloed

The tour was money well spent and all the staff were very friendly people. The food was yummy and nice.The caves were beautiful,something we will never forget the time we had with John Gray staff.Thank you.

Amanda McCarhthy

Our guide was truely thoughtful and made myself and my son feel very welcome and made the whole experience something we will never forget.One thing for sure is that we will return one day.I cannot thank you enough for making my whole family welcome.
A once in a life time experience.
Thank you.

Mr Lowe and Max

The most amazing day of our holiday.Fabulous food andcompany from all the crew.
Thank you for making our day what it is.

Steven and Ali Bilsby

We did this trip to the caves 10 years ago,but this time it was really magicThank you for a very good guide.

Cordemans Family

Awesome day out,excellent food and value for money.
Staff very friendly and entertaianing.

Sarah and Kim

A fantastic experience by proffessinals and well knowledgeable staff.
Would highly recommend this trip.


George Mardiks and Katherine Brown

What an exciting day,it was so much fun and the food was great.
We will be 100% recommending this to our friends and will be back in the future.

Mathew and Alisha Godwin

A remarkable journey and unforgettable experience.

Vince and Bronwyn Aiossa

Amazing day,have been in Thailand and Singapore for 2 weeks,absolutely the highlight of our trip.
We will be doing it again,next time we come.

Ben and Anita

Everyone was nice and experienced in what they did.Felt completely safe and enjoyed every minute of it.Food was delicious too.

Bride andPaul Savfield

Absolutely amazing experience.We will cherish our memories and photos forever.Your guides were a pleasure to meet.
Thank you for a super day.

Angela and Justin Cordrey

Highly entertaining tour,absolutely recommend this trip.

Sven Fjastad

Friendly and humble guide.He took the initiative to go further and explained alot.
Wonderful trip.

Rosesinta

A great day out.Our guide was fabulous and the whole team made the day very special.

Kim Ruyew

The best tour i have been on so far..safe..fun.Tour guides are wonderful and the service is great.

Ben Ta

It's been the most amazing trip.We are on our honeymoon and this just made it even more fantastic.All the guides are really friendly which makes for a fun time.
The food was fantastic also.The views were out of this world.We will recommend this trip to everyone.
First class!!!

Colin and Cynthia Smith

Absolutely fantastic.Thank you so much for a memorable day.We felt safe and everyone was very helpful.

Barkeeit

This tour was amazing.Hope to join the tour again soon.

Masafumi Miki

It was an excellent trip and i cannot forget it in my life.My guide did such a great job,very friendly,good communication skills.If i have a chance,i would like to join this trip for one more time with my family.
I will introduce this trip to many koreans,who are looking for a trip in Phuket.
Thank you.

Joy and Scott Lee

Excellent,excellent tour!! Best tour we have taken by far,very glad we took this trip.
Food was excellent too.
I would strongly recommend this tour for everyone coming to Thailand.

Joel and Dawn Doss

I will do this again!!!!.

Phil Mutton

Second trip with John Gray.Again excellent in all details.

Suprain Collin

Excellent,spectacular caves,great friendly guides.

Karen Mannisto

Amazing!! This was one of the best experiences that we have done.

Jo Monks

The most magical day and evening.were well looked after and well feed.
Awesome day!!!

Ted and lilian

It was a great experience.Our guide was very friendly.helpful and funny too.

Jarda and Ivan

We had a great time and highly recommend this trip.Breathtaking experience,will return with family next time.
Many thanks.

D and A Di Toro

An amazing experience!!
We salute you John Gray and thank you for the wonderful crew for the best day ever.Will be recommending this tour with out hesitation!!

Vicki and Ian Elder

Everything was fantastic,our guide was wonderful,very knowleedgeable.
We had a great time....

Susie Horey

Thanks!! We really had a wonderful day.Food was great.
We definitly have to come back here.Thanks agin.

Hideaki and maya Hashimote

We had a nice time because of you!!
Thank you so much!!!We will come again.

Sang Hyun Cho

We had a fantastic day.Everyone was so friendly and helpful.
Food was great and plenty of it!!
Thank you for a fab day.

Helen and John

I read about this trip on 'Trip Advisor' and is rated number one....i fully agree.
The tour guides were excellent and the food was magnificent!!
The sites we have seen will live on forever in our hearts.
Thank you.

Sam and Mike Weston

Our guide was awesome.Had an absolutly great day.We will be back again.
p.s. the food was amazing!!!!

Edward and Mitchell Wyhinny

We had a fabulous time.All the staff were brilliant and very friendly.Food great too.
Never experienced anything like this before.

Keith Cummings

Absolutly magical day!!!
Servive,guides,food,hongs,stars etc. all brilliant.
Thank you so much.

Steve and Amie O'Neill

Great day.Our guide was a very good man...seemed like we have known him forever.
Thanks.

Alex Sethi

Everything about the tour today was excellent.Fun,kind and knowledgeable staff.
Delicious food and beautiful sights.
Thank you for a wonderful day.
We will recommend this on trip advisor....

Kate Herber and Micheal Cox

Good time,food was great..lots to choose from,guides were very funny.

Carey

One of the best experiences i have ever had!!
Great food and nice guides.

Lauren

The most wonderful tours we have ever been on.The kayak tour is the
only way to see Thailand.I will never forget this..
Our guide made this tour just that much more fun.
Will be back next year with family and friends.

James

Very wonderful tour .Well organised trip.
Keep it up.

Shane

Amazing!!Great tour,amazing views and wonderful food.Will recommend to others.
Great anniversary package.
Relaxing and romantic.

Michael and Crystal

Brilliant day!! Enjoyed every minute.We were well looked after and all
the staff were friendly and helpful.Great way to see the islands.
Away from the crowds.I would recommend this to everyone.

Phil

An excellent adventure!!We loved it.The guides were friendly and well
informed and explained things very well.
The food was great in taste and amount.

Robert and Sue Magowan

Great tour...loved the caves.Very beautiful scenery.Great
guides,friendly people.Great food.

Sharlene Goles

Far exceeded our expectations!!Absolutely fantastic day.Great
food,guides have a wonderful sense of humour and history.
I will recommend John Gray to everyone traveling to S.E. Asia.
Your outfit is very well organised and efficient.Thank you.

Kellen Flanigan and Chris Shelbourne

Thank you to all the wonderful crew for making this the most wonderful
experience.We had a blast!!!
When we visit Phuket again,we will see you again.

Nathaly and Christian Banks

Breathtaking views,awesome food and excellent staff.
Will certainly remember this,it was a high-lite of our honeymoon.

H. Jansen Van Yuure

Had a great day,good value for money Guide was fun.

Debbie and Craig

Certainly lived up to our expectations.A day that we will never
forget.Amazing to go through the caves in to the hongs.
Great job by all the staff.Food wasexcellent 10\10!!

Mark and Chere Payne

Fantastic.....We thoroughly enjoyed our day.The kids had a great day
We will do it again and tell all our friends.
Thanks for the lovely food and the experience.
Staff were fantastic.

Dorthy Nikolitsis

What a wonder full and unique experience for us and our young children! We found the staff to be very attentive and friendly.They were especially terrific with our kids.We will be recommending this holiday experience to everyone Our guides were very friendly and safety conscious.Thank you so much,we will be back for more soon!!

David,Kristiana,Max and Zoe Cain.

This was a memorable excursion with lots of fun,adventure and playful humour.Thanks for being great guides.

Food was great!!

Kevin Wong And Sally Tan

An absolutely fantastic day.The landscapes were spectacular.The food was amazing.

Thank you so much!!

Ben and Amanda Jaxon

Absolutely unbelievable!!!

Amazing and stunning.We have had a great time and laughed so much.This is the best tour in Thailand.We have been treated like royalty.Thank you so much.We will never forget it!!

Cate and Brooke

Big thanks to everyone who made today such a special experience for all of us.The food was great too!!

We will remember this and definitely recommend to others.

Julie and Tim Jaya

A truly magical and spiritual experience,not to be missed by anyone.I will cherish the memories.If there are seven wonders of the world,for me this would be the eighth.
A fabulous crew and guides.

Thank you...simply stunning.
Do not leave Thailand without doing this trip..

Jim and Lynn Lockhead

This was an amazing and unforgettable experience.The caves were wonderful,the guides great and the food scrumptious.

My family had a great time.Thanks

Lou Naumouski

Amazing-beautiful area.Guides knowledgeable and fun.

Gail Jacklin

One of the best experiences of the last year.The harmony it all was amazing.The food was great too.Will recommend to everyone i know. Worth every bit of the money.

Giulio and susanna

Awesome!! The tour was fantastic and the guides were extremely friendly,they really made it fun for my two daughters.

Great food,great tour,well done!!

Perrilla Sill

Outstanding!!! Guides were great,food was wonder full.
Caves amazing.Great event.

Tom Burns

Wonder full trip!! Very relaxing and the guides were so attentive and patient.

Michele and Charlie Wells

Unforgettable experience.One of the the most memorable activities i have ever done.
I will definitely do this again.

Ray Diaz

Great choice-well organised with delicious food.We enjoyed making the offering.

John Bruce

Fantastic tour,felt very safe and comfortable with the guides.
Amazing experience overall and highly recommend.

Emma and Andrew

Great guides,delicious food,help full staff.An amazing day,not to be forgotten.

Elizabeth Avery

We had a lovely day.The food was great,the caves very interesting and the staff fun and friendly.Our guides worked hard.My kids had so much fun.Will recommend to all.

Rowena Hesketh

Had an awesome time,it was an unique experience and will recommend to others.Great guides.

Mitchell Hills

Very exciting,well conducted experience.The enthusiasm of the staff was very good.A one of a kind.I'll cherish this for the rest of my life.

Yuuraaj Nopany

Enjoyed it better than i thought.The "Hongs/caves" were amazing!!!

Betty King

Very impressed with the guides.Food was excellent.Best trip i have ever been on!!.

AJ Puloski

This trip was really fun,it was brilliant.
Our guide was excellent and very knowledgeable.Will tell all my friends and family about this trip.

Vanessa

Absolutely phenomenal!!!!

The entire trip was amazing.Our guide was great and had excellent knowledge of the local area.
Thank you so much.

Danie and Lloyd

What a great day!!!
Food fantastic.
Guides were really awesome...friendly and funny.

Jono Crystal

Incredible,great information,yum dinner and excellent personal service.
Well informed guides-worth every baht!!
Excellent work.


Sandra,Steve,Kirsty and Alesshya Kent

I have no regret in choosing John Gray as it was very fun and exciting.It was my first time in Phuket and having our honeymoon here.This trip was so romantic.Thanks John Gray,we will recommend this to everyone.

Terence Wong

An exceptional tour.At all times the staff were helpful and friendly.The camaraderie between the the staff was commendable,they obviously enjoy working together.
The food was some of the best we have eaten in Thailand.

Kerryn and Patrick Cyprien

What a fantastic trip-from start to finish-very memorable.
Very professional and knowledgeable.
Thank you for such a wonderful day.

Gayle

Great!! The trip was awesome and the animals and sights were spectacular.
One of the best days of my life!!
I wanted to do this trip for months and it was great.

Sean

Well organised,beautiful scenery,friendly,knowledgeable,helpful guides.Good food.
All very good.

Dianne Feldtmann

Awesome trip,good entertainment and food.
Our guide was very friendly.

Michiel

This tour came recommended to me by a friend.
I found the itinerary of the tour excellent.The scenery was magnificent and the whole experience further enhanced by our wonderful guide.
We will always remember.

Jessica Wilda

Very professional and good trip,gave good value to our money.
The guide was very helpful.
Will be happy to recommend.

Sigalit

A once in a life time experience.Unforgettable and so special.
Wonderful and friendly guides.They made our day so great.Thai hospitality is wonderful!!.
Will return again and again.

Sara

Always have a great time with John Gray.

Everlyn Reyes

We had a fantastic day.Our guide was really funny!!
The caves were amazing.We wuold recommend the tour to others.Food was also great.

Max and Helen

Had ad fantastic time all day.Our guide was excellent and made the experience enjoyable and fun.Thanks.
Food was also great.A wonderful tour!!!.

Sam and Angus Claerke

Very enjoyable trip.Everything was amazing.Guides were brilliant and good fun.Very good with the children.

The caves and the islands were the best.

ColinTurbitt

Unbelievable....Very good trip!!!
Had a really goo time,the guides and food were fantastic.Views were amazing too
I enjoyed the ceremony for the water god....Thank you.

Catlin Hoskins

Really nice guides,brilliant food,great experience,good fun,caves are spectacular.The first time ever to see sparkling plankton at night.I love every minute.
Thank you for making my mum's birthday so special.

Mark and Elena Smith

Great day.Very well organised,would definitely recommend to our friends.
Loved the food--great day!!!
Well done.

Helen Kouzina

The tour was fantastic! Everything went so great, the canoes, the guides, the food, program. hospitality, everything!!!
This tour is truly one of the best tours in Phuket.
I want to thank you for this wonderful day.It is worth the pay.Would so recommend to all.

Merisa

Was the highlight of our trip.Everything about it was outstanding.Will recommend to all our friends.
Thank you for such a fun filled day.

Zoe and David

Amazing,unbelievable.Without doubt the best thing we have done in Thailand.
Thank you for such a wonderful day.The food was amazing and the guide were so lovely.
Thank you.

Matthew and Jo Budd

Wonderful day out,learnt so much on the environment.The food was spectacular and our guide was fantastic and also a lot of fun.

Advina and Nick

It was the best day we've spent all trip-top notch from start to finish!!
Thanks.

Ashleigh and Carl

Thank you for a great day.Fantastic food,great guides.
Best tour!!

Sarah Ryan Lews

The tour was fantastic and very relaxing,which is what we were looking for.
Our guides had excellent interpersonal skills.
Will come again.

Good food,fantastic guides,great trip.
Very enjoyable.

Philippa Grant

A wonder full trip to a magical place.The food was the best we had all holiday.The ceremony was very special.Our guide was very attentive and was keen to share his knowledge of the wildlife and area.Best trip we have done.

Rickie and Julia

Wonderful trip!! The guys are so nice,very funny and gave us alot of information.Thank you and hope to see you again.
You made this day a memorable one in our honeymoon.

Fadia nd Sandra Saade

We had a great time.
We saw so much beautiful scenery.Our guide made our trip!!

Chris Barbee

This was a fantastic tour and i will recommend to anyone traveling to Phuket Very enjoyable day and we will always remember it.
The food was great too!!
Thank you.

Krystal Finlay-Smith

Fantastic and enjoyable experience.Highlight of our trip to Thailand.

Ann Rowe

We really enjoyed the day.Our guide was knowledgeable,friendly and kind.Thanks for a great day in the caves!!!
I really enjoyed the special treatment we got from the guides.
The whole day was amazing.

DennisYeo

It was our first tour of our honeymoon and needless to say...Amazing!!!
We loved each and every part of it...from the cave to the food to the flower making and offering.
We will cherish the memories throughout our lives.
Thank you.

Megha and Sumit Nagpal

Excellent day.Staff were wonderful and made everyone feel welcome.
Food fantastic.Sites we visited were beyond our expectations!!
Impossible to experience a better day out.

Douglas Stewart

Fantastic day-great trip with all items covered.Great food,excellent guides and awesome caves.

Peter and Jan Rigden

Very enjoyable day.Great experience.Staff very friendly and helpful.
Food was delicious.

Cato family

We have had the most amazing day.Memories to last a life time.Wonderful adventure for the children.The offering by starlight was especialy memorable.The day went so quickly.
The buffet lunch and dinner was delicious.
The staff-all of them wre just lovely.

Judy and Gary Robertson

We all had a wonderful time.Even small kids enjoyed the adventure.Friendly staff and great food.
The nature was unbeliveable.The visit to the caves and the lagoon and the islands all in the comfort of a guided kayak.

Elaine and family

We had a wonderful time!!
GreatFood! Great scenery!
Our guide explained a lot,very interesting.
Would do it again.

Judy and Chuck Brandman

100% amazing experience.Absolutly beautiful trip!

Cori Nevhaus

Tour very good,no complaints,guide very good and informative and funny and friendly...bloody good mate!!

Daniel and Corrin

Our guide had us laughing all day.He knew everything about the Hongs and spoke excellent english.There was a good variety of food and drinks.
The best tour we have been on and recommend to all have met.

Denim and Rachel

This is the second time i have done this trip.I came here 3 years ago.So this time i brought my family.
It was great.Thank you very much Mr. John Gray!!

Thaimy

Fantastic!!
Our guide was very informative and all the staff were great with the kids.
Food was plentiful and delicious.
Would recommend your tour.
Well done.

Di and Don Coombe

What a great day and evening.The guides were all great,very hospitable.
We had lot's of laughs and funtime.
Keep up the good work.

Paterson Family

Sawasdee, John!

My husband and I had an incredible time in Thailand, thanks to all of your great tips! They really do a wonderful job at Andaman Discoveries and we loved Kohyao Island Resort (what a view!)

We LOVED Hong By Starlight!! You have excellent guides and the food was some of the best we had in Thailand. I've attached a photo I took while on the water. If you like it, feel free to use it wherever you want

.Again...I can't thank you enough for your help in planning our trip.

All the best,
Kari

Dear John,

My Wife and I went on one of your Night Canoe trips in FEBURARY,2007. This trip was so fantastic we wish to return with friends in Mid April, 2010. Please advise how we can order tickets for the trip.

We have not stopped thinking and talking about it since we were there. Kindly email prices for 4 people and times available to go. At present we have not booked accommodation but may be staying at the Mecure Resort, Patong beach.

Thank you for your time and awaiting your reply with eagerness.

Ian Shepherd

Hello John,

I just want to say that my family and I truly enjoyed the trip to the hongs yesterday. I told you that I am not really a “sea person” but yesterday was really a unique and delightful experience for me. You have an excellent crew which show good camaraderie and always try the give the best to the customers. My family and I were guided by Eak and Bao and I really commend them for their services and assistance.

It’s been a pleasure to meeting you and your crew. I will definitely recommend this eco-tour to my friends who will be holidaying in Phuket.

Best Regards,
Hendrata Tjoeng
Sugar Land (Houston), Texas
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Dear John,

Hope you are fine and doing well. We are back from Thailand. Just wanted to thank you alot.

It was great fun being with your company. Thank you so much for the surprise you arranged for us.
We want to thank you and your team for taking care of us so well. It was an amazing experience and the whole of your team is so friendly and was so nice to us. Food was great.

We told about Hong by starlight to every tourist we met in thailand : ) And recommended it to every1.

We were on Hong by starlight on the 10th july 09 Friday. Our camera batteries were exhausted so EAK took photos of us, he said he will e mail them to us. But we havent recieved them yet if you can kindly ask him to email the pictures to me.

Many a thanx,
Mehwish and Muhammad

Hi John

We just wanted to say thanks for the great trip we had with your staff on our recent trip to Phuket. We did the Hong by Starlight for the second year in a row and had the best time. We stayed at Cape Panwa Resport both years and initially did the trip as it was highly recommended by Tim the Assistant Manager. He was spot on with his comments, so much so that we did it for the 2nd year and will do it on every tip we make to Phuket in the future.

Your program is excellent as are your guides. This year we had Mei Mee and last year EB. Both are a real assets to your company. "Absolutely unbelievable"

Everything about the day was great. The scenery, the caves, the environmental approach of your staff right through to your coffee and the food on board is brilliant.

I am going to shout my son and his girlfriend the trip when they travel to Phuket in June this year. I am trying to arrange this with Tim via email

We look forward to using your company again

kind regards
Paul and Kath Ward
Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia

Hi There

Just returned from another fantastic trip to Phuket. After 9 trips to Phuket, Richard and Megumi finally got me to the Hong by Starlight trip and now I cannot work out why I have never done this before !! I have done literally all other tours available out of Phuket and this was definitely the highlight. The outing was fantastic and it is something that I will definitely do again on my next trip later this year. My guide was Me Mei and he was fantastic - he provided useful information with a sense of humour and was just fantastic !

Thank you again to you and your team for an experience of a life time and see you guys soon !!

Kind regards
Steve, Cape Town, SA

Mr. John

I returned to Cape Town, South Africa yesterday after a wonderful 9 days in Patong beach, Phuket. Even though we had great fun and saw many sights, our Hong by Starlight excursion on Thursday remains the absolute highlight of our trip, and by far the best experience I have ever had locally or abroad in my life so far. Our host, Mario and the guides were fantastic, but it would be wrong not to single out our personal guide for the day, Mee Mei, who made the experience complete.

Thank you for an unforgettable trip. My friends and I will DEFINITELY be back on the John Gray.

Warm regards
Elizma, Cape Town SA

Dear John

We are now back from our wonderful holiday to Thailand, what an amazing country! Just to say thank you so much for making the effort to join us on our trip with your company. We had a great day and a fantastic experience. You and your staff were brilliant and so knowledgeable and we will recommend your company to anyone we know travelling to Phuket. Thank you also for making it so special for us with the cake. We so appreciated your kindness. It was great to meet you and hear of your experiences and the work you do. We wish you continued success in your work.
Thanks again and please thank your team.

Best wishes
Chris and Cathy

My Personal Account Of The Sea Canoe Kayaking Excursion In Phuket Thailand Which Explores The Caves

As the anchor slid into the Andaman Sea, a hush of anticipation descended on the boat. Here we were, a dozen or so tourists, dwarfed by the limestone karsts that punctuate the seascape between Phuket Island and Krabi on Thailand's southern shore, looking forward to our adventure.

I for one did not really know what to expect as the crew unloaded the bright yellow kayaks. Will I have to paddle? Will I be able to find my way in the dark caves?

My questions were soon answered as the head guide gave the briefing. Once we had put on our life vests, he explained, we would pair-up and join one of the guides waiting in their kayaks which by now had spread out around the boat like ducklings around their mother.

Stepping gingerly onto my allotted kayak, I grinned nervously at my guide who beamed a typical Thai smile. If you know Thailand you will know what I mean: the type of smile that can be seen from space. Our guide, 'Nit' was his name, paddled us effortlessly away from the mother ship and closer to the, by now, imposing cliffs of the island, the first of many we would be getting to know intimately that day.

This excursion was pioneered by an American John 'Caveman' Gray. It was in 1989 that John discovered the 'hongs' of Phang Nga Bay in Thailand: the Thai word 'hong' means room and it refers to the open area inside these limestone islands. If you can imagine that some of these islands in Phang Nga Bay are shaped like donuts, the type with a hole in the middle. John discovered that at low tide it is possible to follow a network of caves through the limestone rock into an inner world.

In that same year John set-up his company, Sea Canoe; and so successful was his concept that he spawned many copycat companies including more than a few Sea Canoes. To avoid confusion John has re-named his company John Gray's Sea Canoe.

'Nit' explained in his very good English that at certain points on our journey through the caves we would have to lie flat on our backs because of the low ceilings. You can imagine at this point I was beginning to question the sanity of my decision to drag myself out of bed early that morning simply to put myself in mortal danger. At the same time I was trying to work out which way the tide was running. If these caves were only accessible at low tide, how much time did we have to get in and out before the tide turned?

"And when you get inside", Nit's voice interrupted my thoughts, "to protect the environment, there is no talking and no smoking". Excellent, now I remembered why I was risking life and limb. It was this idea of visiting a pristine environment that had first attracted me.

The caves were becoming narrower now as Nit manoeuvred our kayak through the dark. "Lie down" he whispered as his torchlight captured a low hanging rock. The ceiling of the cave was getting closer to my face and I had to turn my head to prevent my nose scraping along the sharp limestone. This was actually getting exciting although I wasn't sure how long I could cope with this claustrophobic feeling that was starting to creep over me.

But within minutes the cave started to open up again and a hint of daylight caressed the cavern wall.

I squinted as we emerged into the bright sunlight, into a land that time forgot. Trees were clinging to the steep scrub-covered walls of the 'hong' and reaching out for the brilliant blue sky above. A sea eagle swooped down low to see who these interlopers were. And all was peace and tranquillity.

The family of kayaks paddled slowly through the hong, the occupants in awe of this magical, secret place in southern Thailand. The only sounds were the lapping of water, the call of the cicadas, the clicking of cameras and whispers of excitement.

All too soon it was time to head back. John Gray's professional guides were well aware of the movement of the tides and making sure we were through those caves in good time.

The excitement only increased with each 'hong' we explored and the memories of that day will never leave me.

This Sea Canoe day excursion is available from Phuket, Thailand: it is a relatively expensive one but for me it was worth it.

Tony Champion is a retired travel professional and owner of a web site dedicated to high-end accommodation on Phuket Island, Thailand. For more information visit:
http://www.ExclusivePhuket.com

 

2006-2007 HONG BY STARLIGHT

We had heard so much about this place, and wanted to do iti the best possible way, i got it with john grays sea canoe, not only did i found out they were the first the starlight trip was amazing other people who had done other trips, moaned about overcrowding we had none. The trip is hard to describe, we left hotel at a decent 11 am (most other trips we did left 7am) left and went kayaking in the amazing Phang Nga bay our guide paddled us through some of the most amazing scenery I have ever seen and took us amongst some wicked wildlife. We had a great dinner buffet that we never found any better in thailand (and they have the best food in the world) then we went out for a night paddle and what an experience. very hard to describe just do it the starlight trip with john grays sea canoe.

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Sea Canoe, Phuket, Thailand - Yahoo! User Ratings & Reviews
 

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world.
Indeed it is the only thing that ever has."

Margaret Mead (1901 - 1978)

Hi John,

On behalf of all my girls, I just wanted to say thank-you for a lovely and pleasant tour.

The tour was very organised, our two canoe guides were excellent and very fun to be with. We took away a lot of happy memories.

Please pass this onto your team.

Regards,
Luyen Nguyen

John,

With 25 inches of snow here in Denver, our mezmerizing Twilight trip with you and "The Boys" last Friday seems now like a distant fantasy. A heartfelt thanks for creating such an inspirational, almost spiritual, life shaping memory.

We spoke some on the boat about your old surf'n days and carpool buddies, many of whom I'm sure were featured in the recent, respectful documentary called "Riding the Giants." I'm rounding up a DVD copy to wing your way as a symbol of thanks for an incredible experience. Call it a belated Xmas present if you like.

I was deeply moved by emotional Thai ride you've been on since '89 from awestruck discovery of the nature's magnificent cave creations to heartfelt sharing of natural beauty with fellow explorers to mentoring locals in eco respect (and the 200 meter crawl). All this gratifying accomplishment only to witness the parade of less caring copy cats choke the wonderous caves and coves int pursuit of greenbacks. Sea canoes transformed into yellow bullets with Mother Nature herself the bullseye target.

I'm new to Thailand and Thai ways (2nd 3 week visit in a year) but know within my heart that more can and must be done to reach "the powers that be" with the right message in the right way. At the Flora Expo in Chiang Mai, several exhibits touted the many environmental programs embraced by the King and the Royal Family. Despite the challenge of bucking economic interests in sea kayak tourism, my bones tell me your voice can and will be heard. Perhaps I can help somehow.

While the Princess has toured with you since 1993, it appears that she has experienced only the serene, unspoiled beauty sheltered from the sobering reality of babbling teens, monkey feeding voyeurs and naive if not disrespectful "guides." I came to appreciate your torment and motivation to "cut bait and bail" but John, something tells me this place isn't done with you yet. I know you as a creative doer, and there's LOTS more to be done before you move on to just rewards in fresh, pristine waters.

I hope the spirit of my message reaches you in place that makes a difference in your resolve. I hope to return in late February or March and would love to meet with you to learn more of what you've already tried to do and where things fell down. I'm coming up on retirement soon myself and would relish a challenge of merit to sink my teeth into.

Anything you can do to get me up to speed on your efforts would be appreciated. People, places, message, letters, documents, the works. There IS light at the end of the tunnel. Let's paddle together.

Trusting Spirit's Flow,
John Lickly


PS Please pass on a Sawadee to Bow and tell him to keep the faith with his lucky number. Good fortune is always at the ready to rise on tomorrow's horizon.


Hi John,

Keith and I thoroughly enjoyed our outing the Hong by Starlight last Monday, we are back in Christchurch New Zealand now, arrived Thurs at !0am to a 3 deg temp, you are right ChCh is very cold, after the temperature we had in Phuket. The Hong trip was the highlight of our holiday, an experience of a lifetime that we will never forget for the both of us. I will recommend it to all our friends, and if ever we come back I would love to do it again. thank you for sharing your world, will try and view the CD you gave us as soon as Keith shows me how, still busy watching rugby. also you have a wonderful staff in the boat. Again thank you for the CD.

Regards,
Lolita Jellyman
Christchurch, New Zealand

Sawasdee Caveman,

I want to say thank you for our excellent guide Kittikorn Jaripak (Max). He also fetched us from Cape Panwa Hotel and took us back. He was very helpful and gave us good answers to our questions. He was also a good driver and was very patient with some very bad drivers on our way back. He made our day very enjoyable. Also thanks to all of the crew on the boat - they were excellent too. The day was very memorable.We have shown a few people the photos we took during the trip. The scenery that says it all. A most impressive day.

Please feel free to use any of my (very positive comments). Please pass my thanks on to Max and the entire crew.

Regards,
Keith Wakeman

Dear John,

i finally did get down to phuket last month and enjoyed Hong by Starlight immensely. It was a memorable experience and the food was spectacular. I must admit to overeating on the Masaman curry!!

Just thought i would drop you a note to say thanks!

I will probably be getting my sister to come see this as well next month.

cheers
Surojit Mundle

 

A wonderful experience

We have just returned home from a holiday at Phuket and Phi Phi island. We went on your Hong by night / afternoon tour and we really enjoyed it. The food was great. The staff efficient, friendly and polite and the scenery wonderful. We especially apreciated the work of our guide / paddler Saman. He made paddling seem effortles and patiently showed us all the points of interest. Please pass on to him how happy we were with his work that day.

George Sarantis, AU
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It was a great day.....you're gonna see us again.....

Thanks,
Tanja,Chloe and Maxime
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Hi,

Just wanted to let you know that we enjoyed a very professional 'Hong by Starlight' trip in February. Our guide was Bau (spelling?), and he was very knowledgeable, courteous and endured our humor. He made an excellent guide, and we appreciated him a lot. We hope to join a tour of yours near Hanoi some year. Thanks for a good time in the sea canoes.

Sincerely,
Bob & Sue Weidman
Silverton, Oregon, USA

Hi John,

We are back from our beautiful vacation and wanted to say "kob kun krab" to you and your team. Without doubt the highlight of our short vacation was the two days spent with your marvelous guides "Mario" and Eak (don't know how to write it)! We've seen a lot of beautiful places and really were "inside" Thai's nature.

We wish you all the best,
Silvia and Oskar Mayr "Wiener" Italy

Dear Mr. Saman,

Thank you so very much for the lovely tour of the caves. We really appreciated the way you pointed out all the wildlife and we loved your great sense of humor. Thanks from 'Mama' as well!

Ksan and Donna Rubadeau

Hello

On Tuesday 22nd May 2007 we spent a magical day with your team doing the Hongs by Starlight.

One does not know where to start in saying how great the day was. The meals were divine, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, and it makes you wonder how it was all done in such a tiny space - AMAZING.

The staff on board were wonderful, informative and great fun. We learnt so much from our guide who was so special.

Our 8 and 9 year old had a fantastically enjoyable day - and is one of the high lights of their trip

We tell everyone how great it was and if they are looking for something different then do this as they will not regret it.

Thank you once again.
Karen, Nicholas & Isabelle
Yarrwonga, Victoria, Australia.

 

Dear John,

Thank you for the most amazing day on Saturday, June 2, 2007. The journalists could not believe such a terrific experience would materialize - from the moment they saw the islands looming through the mist to entering the hongs to the delicious supper and the great slide show at the end of the day. Your photographs really are magnificent - I especially loved the birds and the lizards.

Really, the day was the highlight of their trip so far. "An experience we will never forget" many journalists told me. Thank you so much. And huge thanks too to all your wonderful staff. Indeed your guides are excellent - well-informed, polite and very kind. Also we all appreciated their great sense of fun.

Last but not least thank you for your personal journalism presentations and all the insights you gave everyone throughout the day.

Good luck, huge thanks and all the very best from all of us at the Indochina Media Memorial Fund,

Sarah McLean
Indochina Media Memorial Fund

Hi John,

I'm sending you this email quickly as it's the first opportunity I've had since taking the trip last week. I wanted to say how much we all enjoyed ourselves (even our petulant 15 year old young 'lady'!). There was so much for us all packed into a short time; the combination of caves and lagoons with the Thai offerings experience and the marine education.

Our guide Sonny was fabulous (as were all other staff we met) - a real credit to your organisation in both the quality and content of service and that all important feeling of being valued as a customer. The food was superb, and your staff were simply wonderful with the way they catered for the dietary requirements of the aforementioned youngster!

All in all we had a marvellous time. You can be assured you have a new ambassador of your services in me/us (for what good I can do anyway!) and your tours will always be booked by us whenever possible.

Once again, thank you for making a special holiday that much more memorable.

Kindest Regards,
Graham.McKie

Hi John Gray

I recently (last Saturday) went on the Hong by Starlight tour and felt compelled to congratulate you and all your staff on the excellent time that was had by myself and my three friends. It was well organised, from the pick up at the hotel (with the guide apologising for being 10 minutes late, this would not happen in Australia) to the final farewell with the staff lined up along the steps at the wharf, we were made to feel as though we were special. The food was fantastic - we were amazed at how the ladies in the kitchen below deck could serve up such fresh food (and kept hot) from such a small kitchen area! The guides that we had paddling for us (Suman, and Wan - spelling is probably incorrect I'm sorry) were very accommodating and Suman's knowledge and grasp of English for someone who is not formally educated was outstanding. We were amazed at some of the facts he shared with us and is now known by myself and my friends as the Thai encyclopedia! Unfortunately the weather was against us at the end of the evening and we encountered a heavy shower very soon after dinner, as we were sitting at the back of the boat we had to stand in the area where the table was. In what seems like true form of the staff on board the boat we were offered the area behind the Captain to sit in during the return trip to the wharf. During this time we were delighted to have a truly enlightening conversation with a member of your crew - we were very remiss in not asking him his name, however he is married and has one child with another due shortly. Please pass on our thanks to all of the crew who made this day out the highlight of our visit to Phuket!

We will certainly recommend your company to any of our friends that go to Phuket.
Please keep up this impressive standard, and please pass on our congratulations to all of your staff!

With thanks from a truly satisfied customer,
Sue Jones
Perth, WA

Just to let you know we had a fantastic time sea canoeing in Thailand! The Hong By Starlight trip was without doubt a highlight of our holiday. Our guide, Suman, was superb - my son called him Captain Jack due his uncanny resemblance to Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean! He told us all about the wildlife and the area.

As our son sent our kratong floating off across the moonlit sea, he said his wish was that we would come back to Thailand - and somehow I think we might just do that!

Tricia, Finlay and Finlay Roulston
Coleraine, Northern Ireland
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Wow, I've done some cool things in my life but this was one the coolest.

John Gray and his staff have put together a day of sea, flora and fauna but at the same time they didn't forget I was on vacation, it was very relaxing. The staff was well informed about natural history and Thai customs, they were humorous and put everyone at ease and yet made us feel safe. The authentic Thai cuisine was the best.

I still can't believe the natural beauty right at our fingertips. At the end of day, we all walked off the boat in awe. I do a lot of things on vacation that I never remember this was one I will never forget. Don't miss it.

Mark Guddal

John- Hello!

We have returned from our trip to Thailand. I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for the services your company and staff provided. It was definitely one of the hightlights of our trip. Living close to Missouri, we canoe and kayak quite frequently and just love it. Your staff were all so pleasant, helpful and kind. THEY made the trip and definitely deserved the huge tip we left them with. I realize how hard that type of job can be......to show enthusiasm when you do it day in and day out, you have selected and handful of wonderful people to work for you and its apparent they really enjoy their jobs. Again, thank you so much,

Natalie and Barry Fitzgerald

Dear John Gray and JGSC guides,

I really enjoyed the day my family and our friends went on John Gray's SeaCanoe last January 17th. I loved going through the Bat, Diamond and Oyster caves.

My sister and I really look forward to coming back to Thailand, so our family is really thinking about coming back. There are some things we really want to do again and canoeing with you is one of them.

The guides may not remember me, but when it was time to swim I made them all swim with us. We played a really fun game with them - we had to see who could stay on the canoe the longest until we flipped them over. My guide was Saman, so will you tell him I say "Hello". Thank you for a great day and I will write again from Mahli.

Dianne Bourke
 

I have recently returned from a trip to Thailand and just wanted to let you know that the highlight of the holiday was the Hong by Starlight trip my son and I took with your company.

It was an amazing experience and please pass on my thanks to Pong, our guide for the trip, who shared his knowledge and love for the area with us and made the experience very special.

Many thanks

Michelle Blakeley

Hi John
Just a quick note to thank you for the starlight tour. The tour was genuinely superb. The spectacle and the quality of the guides is unsurpassed in any tours we have done anywhere. Special thanks to Son for the organisation and our own guide Ib who made our day. The crew as a whole were friendly, funny, and totally dedicated to seeing us enjoy the tour. We are coming back next year to enjoy the experience again and to expose our children to this amazing experience.

Neil and Lesley Waterhouse
Perth
W.Aust
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Hi John,

Just wanted to send a note and thank you for an amazing day out. We took our 3 sons on your "Hong by star-light" trip and it was the highlight of their holiday. The staff (Mario and the gang) were just fantastic with our kids and made the day one that they will always remember. They loved jumping off the top of the boat and having "pirate" try to knock them off the canoes. The food, the scenery the guides - everything was great.

Thanks again
Michelle Jones, Australia

I just wanted to send you a big thank you for both meeting with me and allowing us to review your trip, it was amazing!! I will defiantly be recommending it when i get back home, it has actually inspired me to take a slightly different angle with my research.

The guides were fantastic, food splended and the scenery spectacular. I will prepare a proper brief on the trip as soon as I return to Australia..

The guides were the most knowledgable guides I met in Thailand and were very funny too, great sense of humour!!. I am in Phi Phi at the moment, and although the scenary of the tour I just took was good, I missed the knowledge and briefing of the area. Good on you for putting together such an inspiration trip, which is a leading example of how to combine all the expecations a tourist has within an eco-tourism experience. Pass on my many thanks once again to all the guides!

Regards
Jessica Derham
Post Graduate in Master of Business - Ecotourism
La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia

My husband and I did the Hong by Starlight trip on Saturday, Oct 28. We had a fabulous time! Nu was our guide and did an excellent job. His English skills are great and we enjoyed spending the day with him. We have many friends visiting Thailand in the next few months, and we'll definitely recommend your trips. And we hope to return in the next year, so you'll probably see us again as well. One more thing, my husband says the dinner was his best meal in a 12 day trip in Thailand.

Thanks,
Emily

Greetings from New York!

I had an amazing time exploring the beautiful hongs of Phang Nga Bay. Words truly cannot describe the beauty of the place, and I now understand why you left a paradise like Hawaii to make Thailand your new home. I know that the trip was just one day, but the images will stay with me for years to come, and I plan to make sure that the trip is not a once-in-a-lifetime experience; I will definitely come back and join more trips with you, and, of course, spread the word about the Big Monkey. Your dedication and passion are humbling, your staff engaging and knowledgeable. Please send my regards to my guide, Nu, and that I look forward to hearing from him.

Warmest Regards,
Yeri Kim


What a pleasure it was to meet you and your wife. My trip to Thailand was perfect.

The sea kayak adventure was one of the most wonderful things I have ever done. The only negative was that you weren't there. My compliments to you about your staff. You are right, they make the deal work and it is to your credit that they are as attentive, concerned and capable as they are.

I don't recall the head count but I can tell you that (on your behalf) I listened to everyone there and did not hear anything resembling a complaint but only effusive compliments and praise. I went through the pictures today and I am still in awe. Thank you so much and keep up the good fight!
If there is anything I can do for you, just ask. I'll be in touch.

Aloha, bruddah,
Mark Guddal
Tuesday, September 12, 2006


Hello John, We are home now (California, US). We wanted to write and let you know that we absolutely LOVED the SeaCanoe tour. Our paddler was Kew and he was great. We were very happy he was our guide, we feel as though we got the best guide of the bunch and he made the trip PERFECT for us. Please let Kew know he is very appreciated.

Your day trip was the highlight of our entire 2.5 weeks in Thailand. The food on the boat was delicious (better than most of the restaurants we ate at) and there was plenty for my wife to eat even with her limited diet. We will definitely tell all of our friends and relatives that your tour is a must do.

Thanks again!
Gene & Jelly (Kew knows her as Jellyfish)
Hong By Starlight, August 10, 2006


Hi John this is Ron Wale and Gaynor Hornigold. We had the pleasure of spending the day with yourself your crew and Jerry Redfern the reporter from Dir Spiegel on your day and night sea canoe. We have to tell you that the trip was the highlight of our holiday which was just a few days after the Tsunami. It was a memorable day for us and we often talk about it to our family and friends. We also recommend it to anyone travelling to Thailand. At the moment we are back in Phuket for a three month stay.

Hoping all is well with you and your business.
Ron & Gaynor

Hi John,

My name is Paul Johnson, I am a travel agent in New Zealand for the House of Travel group.

My wife and I did the Hong by starlight trip on the 29th of January and I wanted to write to thank you for coming down to meet us before the trip started it was great to get a chance to meet and talk with you.

The trip was fantastic and a one in a lifetime experience for both of us as we have never had the opportunity to do anything like this before. I would also like to thank everyone on the trip who made us feel welcome and looked after us, they made the trip extra special. Also for the lovely flowers and cake to celebrate our honeymoon, it was totally unexpected, but the kind thoughts made us feel extra special

I have recommended to all of our friends, family and to my colleagues at work for anyone going to Thailand to book the John Gray Sea Canoe trip in New Zealand before going to Thailand as the experience and service provided is fantastic.

Thanks once again to everyone at John Gray Sea Canoe for helping to make our honeymoon an experience that we will never forget.

Kind Regards
Paul and Karen Johnson

http://www.wired2theworld.com/THAILAND2006phuket2.html
 

BEST OF THE BEST

Since May, 2004 (full unedited comments follow in chronological order)

JUST A BIG HYPE?

I was told this was the best tour to do and everyone was right.  My 15 year-old had a wonderful time, as did I, and I am sure she will remember this for many years. Our guide Ib was fantastic and everyone so friendly and fun.  As for the experience, it was absolute magic.

Thanks, Howell and Erin Oct 21, 2004

We had waited a long time to do the Starlight canoe trip with John Gray and today surpassed our expectations.  Truly wonderful.  You really get in touch with Nature.

Thank You John! Tynan Gray UK  Oct. 31, 2004

Wow!  We heard about this through an internet chat room and we were advised that this was the one to do.  After spending an afternoon and evening exploring hongs I will definitely remember this experience - they say once in a lifetime but we will be back!

Mike & Leanne, Perth, WA Oct 21, 2004

This trip has lived up to the hype!  We were recommended via website Phuket.com to go on "this" canoe trip.  Our photos will not do the scenery any justice but will remind us of a great and special day.  Guides great!!  Food Excellent!!  An experience to remember forever.

Thanks, Mark & Kate Shellcross Sept 2004

We've been many places and done many tours and have experienced nothing better than Hong By Starlight.  The crew was fantastic, the food was awesome, the views spectacular as our guide was sensational.  Well done, John Gray!

Matt & Michelle, Australia Oct 26, 2004

There are no words that could ever begin to touch the truly amazing experience today from being terrified in the beginning!  I found myself crying at the end at the beauty and feelings overcome by.  Thank you all so much, cannot begin to explain how much today meant to me.  I will definitely be back!!

Many thanks, Love and light, Nickie, UK Oct 11, 2004 (non-stop rain)

Excellent!  Excellent!!  Excellent!!!  Thanks so much for making our most memorable day of our lives.

Pindaovz Family Bangkok, Aug 13, 2004

I want to know how you can make this experience for such a low price - unbelievable value!

Pilar and Ahli Costello (California) Oct. 11, 2004 (rainy)

Thank You, John Gray!  You really put together an amazing journey of excitement!  10/10 for everything.  Your instructor makes me feel safe going under caves, as I'm claustrophobic.  Thanks, Eddy.  The food was beautiful.

Cheri, Brisbane, Queensland Australia  Sept 4, 2004

Wow!!  It's been a great trip.  I enjoyed canoeing with my Mom and my guide.  I love every single thing that I did today at the trip!  I would love to come here again.  There are so many things that I've never seen and enjoyed.

Thanks!  Miey Bry (12 years old) Encinitas, CA Aug 3, 2004

A most amazing experience, by far the most exotic trip of our visit to Thailand.  Thanks for sharing this experience with us.

Ulave & Gil, Johanesburg, South Africa July 4, 2004

Such a great day. and certainly something we have never experienced before.  This is a great job I have, and I hope I can inspire many more Kiwi's to come and experience what we have today.  Fantastic to meet you, John, and have you share your knowledge with us.  See you in New Zealand - Go All Blacks!

Cheers and thank you, Nita & Ed, House of Travel July 17, 2004

This has been a fantastic, eye-opening trip.  I will remember this as the best day of my time here, which is in no small part because of John and his crew.  Thank you all very much.

Sam Chester. UK Oct. 30, 2004

Absolutely bloody marvelous.  (The Most) Truly incredible trip I have ever had.  Very good.

 Sheff Aug 3, 2004

Surreal!  We loved the flowers, the local culture; the food was delicious, everything was wonderful!  Adam & Holly, Bangkok Oct. 30, 2001

The most wonderful birthday party I've had to believe such wonders. 

Erina Battha, Wellington South Africa  June 21, 2004

The most wonderful day in my life.  Thank you,

Lilly , South Africa. June 21, 2004

Thank you for a very special birthday.  I feel privileged to have had this experience. 

Jo Fellows, Wellington, NZ June 21, 2004

Beyond Words!

Ljiliana Malic, Gallo Manor  JHB RSA June 21, 2004

What a wonderful experience.  EXCELLENT!

Willie and Marian, Stellenbbsch, SA June 21, 2004

LABOR OF LOVE

It was a wonderful journey.  Great food, magical scenery.  Friendly fascinating guides!  Thank you al.  Even the rain couldn't dampen the spirits - adding to the mystical surroundings.  We will be telling everyone about John Gray's magical mystery tour and will be back - and we learned how to get untangled from (magic) ropes and make kratongs!

Best wishes, Patrick, Gina, Larissa, Nadia and Katrina, Queensland Oct 4, 2004

November 14, 2004

Author: dj_canada
Date: 08/15/2004, 01:14 pm

Just saw a Canadian travel show which featured John Gray's Sea Canoes. Look like a great day trip. Concerned the trip is being made look better than is by clever production. Can any offer comments and make recommendation?

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Author: dj_canada
Date: 11/14/2004, 03:47 pm

Just back from Thailand and Hong Kong and WOW!

As promised, here is my review of the John Gray Sea Canoe - GO! GO! GO!

We went on the Starlight tour and it was one of the highlights of our trip. The guides were excellent - fun and extremely knowledgeable. I was impressed at their concern about the environment to the point of picking up garbage left by other tour groups ahead of us.

There were two meals included and the food was excellent and plentiful. They had a great supply of soft drinks, water, tea and coffee with fruit snack as well.

Scenery was phenomenal and at no time were we rushed. We had lots of time to soak in the surroundings and found the sights to be beautiful, serene and tranquil. We had the wonderful opportunity to observe from very close up about 14 Macaque monkeys in their natural habitat.

If I am in the area again, I will definitely do this tour a second time.

A real don't-miss!

October 29, 2004

Hi John, Friends of ours, Alan and Cheryl, older (early 60's) had a not so pleasant trip a few days later - they said their guide was a "skinny XXXXXX" who showed little interest in anyone and was not informative - I think they must not have been on the tour with you and booked the wrong tour.

Kind regards,Patrick - Noosa Queensland

(That's correct, Patrick - It's a company that "uses your name and reputation to lower our quality and make a lot of money".  Their guides even have to bring their own lunch, usually in a Styrofoam box that we eventually clean up from the sea!)

A perfect day.  Great people, sensational food, amazing scenery.  Best day out experienced anywhere in the World.  So glad we did it - (if we listened to the tour counter) we would have missed something very special.

Michelle & Jeff, Australia, Oct. 25, 2004

Thanks for a great time.  You and your staff did an amazing job.  Everything was top notch from the pick-up, introduction, actual excursion and dinner.  Also great to see someone who is concerned about the environment rather than another fly-by-night tour operator who is just interested in making a quick buck!

Canon Fung, Canada Oct 21, 2004

This was an amazing day, much more than we expected.  Our guides were so friendly and courteous, true gentlemen.  Thank you for an unforgettable experience.

Aaron & Krista, Redmond, WA  Aug 7, 2004

Only one word can explain what we experienced today, "Unbelievable".  One of the best things we've ever done.

Thank You, Diane & Charlie Saraceno, Oct. 25, 2004

It was absolutely fantastic.  We were lucky to pick the most experienced and best Sea Canoe trip.  Someone should let tourist know that there are so many different operators and that John Gray's operation is the Best! 

Jodi Cross, Australia, Oct 24, 2004

Very professional and enjoyable experience.  The guides briefed us before boarding the rafts.  When we encountered other groups it was readily apparent they had not received similar briefs.  Definitely recommended.  

Brady.June 4, 2004

Easily our most memorable day in Thailand!  Many thanks to the guides for their skills, knowledge and kindness.

Julie Andrews, Eilidh, Alasdair, Canada July 5, 2004

Thank you so much for a wonderful experience.  Best day we have had.  Scenery was awesome.  Our guide Eddy was fantastic, made the trip perfect.  Loved it!  Will tell all our friends.

Thank you, Bryce & Karine, Oct.22, 2004

It was wonderful, splendid, amazing!  We can't wait 'till our next trip here in the place of Paradise!  But we want also the same guide and the same polite crew!!!

Thank You, Efharisto !(Euxzpiaw!)  (Greek)  Lazaso, Lextour gapaulos + Argiro July 4, 2004

Great job and very well organized.  Very friendly crew.  Food was excellent.  Well done.  BEST SEACANOE COMPANY IN THAILAND!!

David, Joana, Sofia, Sebastian Oct 15, 2004

A fantastic day.  Thoroughly enjoyed it.  I'm glad we went on John's tour and not one of the other less professional outfits (we saw).  Well done and Thanks.

Ilse Karling - Hong Kong  Oct. 30, 2004

AFRAID OF THE DARK?

The best thing we have done in Thailand.  Fantastic guides (especially Pong) and delicious food.  Will recommend this tour to anyone.  The starlight bit the best.  Great crew, great day.

Rebecca (Bec) and Judy Artis - Melbourne, Australia Oct. 31, 2004

"Absolutely amazing."  The highlight of the trip was the evening hong visit and the special "Loi Kratong".  Our guide Pong was great fun and informative.  Overall an unforgettable experience.  Thank you very much John and keep afloat.  We wish you all the best.

Brian & Charlie, Australia Oct. 11, 2004 (rainy)

THAI PEOPLE LOVE IT!

SUIT YAUT!!  (Excellent - the best tour I've been on in Thailand)  Daa waa.  Tuk Khon Thai Phut Khii Moa Mack!!  Highly recommended,

Dax  (Thai people)

Also Thai language comment Oct 17, 2004

Excellent!  Extraordinary!  More than any words can explain!  You guys are so great and professional!!   Definitely will recommend to anyone.  Keep up your great work and all the best!!     

Usawadee - Bangkok Aug 13, 2004

What a wonderful trip!  I love Loy Kratong the most.  Thank you for staying.

Supayorn - Bangkok  Aug 13, 2004

What an amazing trip.  Thank you so much for the wonderful day. 

Na - Bangkok Aug 13, 2004

This is a terrific trip.  I'm extremely impressed.  You all have a wonderful service mind.  Thank you so much.

Lani, Bangkok Aug 13, 2004

EAST ASIA TURNS ON TO NATURE!

The most unforgettable trip and I ever have.  Thanks for the company arrange the night trip to the cave adventure.  It is so thrilling and spectacular that I almost wordless to describe my feeling and what I have experienced.

Albert Wang, Sept 4, 2004

Excellent!!  I've never experienced this kind of good trip before!  I'll never forget this day.  It will stay with me in my heart until I die.  I truly hope that I can come back here and spend a good time with John and his crew.  Good luck for everyone and this Starlight trip should go on forever!!! 

Lisa Yen, Hong Kong  Oct 21, 2004

We enjoyed going to the caves with our faces almost touching the rocks, and it's a once for life experience to be exposed to the wonder of nature like this.  Our kids enjoyed very much the caves, the scenery in the sea, the lagoon and the canoe paddling.  Food was also great, better than the hotels.

Kinchung Chan, Taiwan Oct. 31, 2004

An exquisite day!  We especially appreciate to see that the guides as well as the guests are encouraged to enjoy and behave quietly in nature.  Refreshing to see in this country that enjoys noise so much!

Kai & Idamaim Arasola Oct 21, 2004

It was such an exciting trip to see the wonder of creation.  The still intact environment (hopefully for a long time) all the animals,corals, etc.  The team was friendly, well trained; we really enjoyed paddling along with then in the canoes!  We enjoyed the good yummy food.  So to sum it up - it will be unforgettable.  Thanks a lot to make our stay in Phuket filled with lovely and amazing memories. 

Thomas & Stefanie, Kuala Lumpur  Oct 14, 2004 (non-stop rain)

The Starlight trip was the most spectacular and memorable experience during our trip to Phuket.  Our guide Saman was not just very kind but also had wide knowledge of the Nature in Phang Nga Bay.

We definitely recommend the trip to our friends back in Japan.  Also, I would like to come again sometime in the future with my darling.  Thank you very much.

Reiko Sone & "Nik Kimoto  Japan, June 15, 2004

Thank you for the best experience of our lives!  Mut and the rest of the staff were fantastic!  This Hong By Starlight experience will always be a highlight and recommended by all.  The food and scenery was fantastic.  Thank you!

Jessie and Narlene, Singapore Sept 2004

Thanks for the great time.  Your staff was very friendly and it was important for us to learn the new world.  We won't forget Phuket and John Gray's Hong By Starlight!

Thanks again,  JH & HJ, Korea  Oct. 31, 2004

It was an unforgettable experience.  Great service, great food, great itinerary.  Well done, Team.

Zona Yim, Shanghai, China  May 4, 2004

Really friendly, knowledgeable, considerate staff to take care of us.  Lots of personal attention, educational and relaxing itinerary.

Philip Yen, Irene Kung & Family from Singapore and California Aug 7, 2004

It's been a great experience that we joined this tour.  To be honest we were not expecting things more than a sightseeing stuff, but it was way more than that!  Thanks a lot!

Takashi & Yumiko, Osaka, Japan Oct. 30, 2004

A word - "Terrific" Really beyond our imagination.  Starlights impressed me a lot.  Crews are friendly and experienced.  Will join again on my next visit.

P.H. Chen & Lzaya Lu - Kaohsiung, Taiwan  June 3, 2004

What an unbelievable trip!  Even been traveled in many countries, but this is the first experience which make me so close to nature!  Thanks a Lot!

Brian Chen, Taiwan, Sept 4, 2004

I have been to many places in this world.  Today's experience was one of the Best!! GREAT!!  Thank you very much for your kind guidance.

Jong, Korea  Oct 22, 2004

* What a great experience!  Thanks for a life time memory!  The caves were excellent and the service was speechless!   The groovy caves were unique in their own way and it would never be called a regret!  Last but not least, thanks for this special arrangement of veggie food - couldn't have been a successful day without that!  This is something we would never forget to mention when talking about our vacation!

Mr. Kamlesh Shah & family, Hong Kong Aug 22, 2004

BEST RESTAURANT OFF PHUKET

WOW!!  The crew was fabulous, the food thanks to the unnamed and not introduced cooks was the best Thai food I've eaten, and the crew was professional ad interesting.  This tour was one of the best I've taken.  Magical.  My only comment would be to include women - even if it is only to introduce the cooks!  Oct. 11, 2004 (rainy)  (John - Our policy is to introduce the cooks every trip, but they are very shy and don't like to take a bow, Thank you for this comment because I can show them how important the guests think they are.  I strongly believe in Women's Equality and only wish that Thai pooying could also be paddle guides!)

It's really amazing!  How can we go through a small cave with such a big canoe?  The guide and our canoe driver go out of this world with their paddling skills!   The wonderful supply of fresh fruits and snacks are another credit.  Every time we came back from the caves a plate of fresh fruits are available for everybody.  I also love to have the Thai food for dinner.  Fantastic!  It's tailor-made to suit anyone.  The staff were fun and very knowledgeable.  So everyone will find they get a plate of your favorite dinner!!!   Thank you very much for your nice arrangements.  What a fantastic and memorable trip!!!  

What a great day.  Thanks!!

Richard Adams July 25, 2004

Food was also great, better than the hotels.

Kinchung Chan, Taiwan Oct. 31, 2004

Majestic!  Everything was superb!  The staff was fantastic and gave great service the entire trip.  The lunch was good and the dinner was gourmet and no restaurant could ever match the ambiance.  In addition to the great kayaking into some incredible caves the wildlife and bioluminescence put on a special show.

Kent Bry, Encinitas, CA Aug 3, 2004

A fantastic trip, the guides were very informative and lots of fun.  The food was fabulous.  The floating restaurant 5-Star.  Thanks for a great time.  We will recommend you!!

Jeff & Kelly Maller  Oct. 31, 2004

What a day!  With the best friends and crew I enjoyed the best trip of my life.  Of course, the food on board is the best in Phuket as well.  Memorize forever.

Ruth & Jessie, Australia  Oct. 11, 2004 (rainy)

GUIDES MAKES THE DIFFERENCE

It was a fantastic trip!  The guide gave us plenty of time to 'sabai' in the tranquility of the hongs.  Great food, and a great experience.  Thanks heaps for such a memorable day! 

Chris & Henning, Germany Oct. 11, 2004 (rainy)

What a magical day!  From the towering limestone formations to the sparkling bio-tumescence to the lovely people, we enjoyed every minute of our trip.  Thank you!!  We hope to return very soon!  We'll miss your wonderful guides.

Alison and Scott, Los Angeles, CA  Oct. 25, 2004

We had a really great day.  It was very enlightening, entertaining & fun.  The people were extremely friendly and helpful and the food was spectacular.  Thanks for making our trip to Thailand even more memorable.

Kaitlyn Hawker Oct. 31, 2004

An excellent day - relaxing and uplifting.  The staff was helpful and very enjoy Nature and really good fun.  The food was gorgeous.  I hand an excellent day

Jackae Narta - UK Oct 26, 2004

Brilliant day!  Our best in Thailand!  Max was a great guide.  The crew was so friendly.  Max has a great sense of humor.  The trip was efficiently run, excellent food and a wonderful day.  Thank you all for making it such a wonderful experience. 

Penny, UK  Oct 15, 2004

What an awesome experience!  Our guide Mad Max was hilarious and the food was fantastic.  Thank you for giving me such a wonderful memory of Thailand.

Dena Barclae Oct. 31, 2004

RAIN OR SHINE

Dear John, dear friends,

Since yesterday we are back in Switzerland, where the snow has finally come ... the sky is gray and the temperature 6°C .... but our thoughts and our feelings are still in Thailand, where we spend fantastic holiday ... one third "dolce far niente", one third scuba diving and one third hongs and lagunes with Pong, Kate, Bill and a outstanding "chef de cuisine" named Ae.

As you know, my wife and I made almost the same trip with your organization thirteen years ago; We where very curious ( maybe also a bit worried) to see how the region has developed in the meantime. Pong an its crew managed to give to us the impression that we were alone in an almost still untouched nature ... they are not only very professional, but at the same time extremely passionate, warm-hearted, courteous and sensitive ... we had a great time with them. Please convey our deepest thanks and our regards to them.

We will surely spread the experience among our friends ... and, who knows, maybe we will come again one day

best regards
Marco de Stoppani


The ultimate in magical mystery tours.  No words could ever be written to fully express the beauty, serenity and experience!  I have had the privilege of being exposed to.  This will scan my memories for a very very long time - and something I will never forget.  Thank you to John and the whole team for making this such a great day.

Karen, UK Oct 11, 2004 (non-stop rain)

An enchanting memorable excursion.  If you only do one tour, this is the one.  If you do two, do this one twice.  Excellent to see the care and respect given to Nature.  I especially enjoyed the quiet time and the ceremony.

Linda Melbourne Oct 21, 2004

Indeed an experience of a "Life Time".  Our day was made so much more special because of the people who shared their knowledge, good humor and giving nature with us.  A very special big thank you to our tour guide "Ping Pong". (smile face)

David & Jackie, Sydney, Australia Oct 14, 2004 (non-stop rain)

We have only begun to realize the beauty of this world and although we feel as small as the plankton we saw today we are happy that we embarked on this journey that hopefully will lead to insight and understanding of our environment.  Don't forget to send the pictures of MEXICO.

Magnus and Martha (Sweden and Mexico) Oct. 11, 2004 (rainy)

A real fun trip and despite the rain it was fantastic.  The rain actually created a bit of fun activities as the guides would take the kids through the waterfalls under the tidal overhang.  The starlight hong with the floating candles, fluorescent plankton and fireflies was very relaxing and a thoroughly enjoyable way to end a memorable day.  FANTASTIC!!

Brett, Louise, Alexis & Isaac Tyson  Australia Oct. 6, 2004

It was a wonderful journey.  Great food, magical scenery.  Friendly fascinating guides!  Thank you all.  Even the rain couldn't dampen the spirits - adding to the mystical surroundings.  We will be telling everyone about John gray's magical mystery tour and will be back - and we learned how to get untangled from ropes and make kratongs!

Best wishes, Patrick, Gina, Lancssa, Nadie and Katvina, Queensland Oct. 4, 2004

PUT YOU IN YOUR OWN DOCUMENTARY

Trip was very well organized.  Excellent experience, a must see for someone to visit in Phuket.  The events were very well integrated over the course of the day. Also enjoyed the banana leaf, Kratong was good cultural information to share with all.  Just an excellent experience, food was also great!!

Jim Rezba  US  Oct 14, 2004 (non-stop rain)

We had an incredible time.  We were really excited to see the beauty of all the small islands and the caves.  We enjoyed seeing the bats and especially the monkeys.  But to top off the day the best part was after dinner when we got to go back to the water and put flowers in the lagoon.

Lani Link (Hawai'i)  Oct 11, 2004 (non-stop rain)

I'm glad we did an overnighter with you for the added experience of seeing the monkeys and for eating your delicious breakfast.

'Mama Grace and Papa Richard"  May 11, 2004

A magical experience.  We will never forget Amazing Hongs.  Glistening plankton and incredibly knowledgeable guide in Eddy.  Fantastic crew and a great meal.

Steve and Maria - Oxford, England June 3, 2004

A beautiful experience.  We especially appreciated the kindness, expertise and thoughtfulness of our guide "Moose" (Mut Bong) and all the staff.  Furthermore, the food was excellent.  We will always remember this experience.  The scenery was spectacular and we learned a lot about the ecosystem in this part of the World.  Thank you for haring this beauty with us.

Lee and Micki, Denver, Colorado Oct. 11, 2004 (rainy)

Thanks for a memorable trip.  I enjoyed the scenic beauty, the variety of activities and the opportunity to have fun as a group.  I really admired "Eddie".  He helped us with Bramany, monitor, mudskipper and fire fly sightings.  He also taught us the Rope snake trick.  Finally, he gave us a fun ride in that "tornado" (water spout).

Thanks, Matt Aujla Sept 22, 2004

Surreal experience.  Very educational.  The guides were very well organized and extremely good at spotting wildlife that we would probably have missed.  John really is a delight.  PS:  Food is great also.

Cheers, Grant & Jenny, Melbourne, (Banyan Tree)  Oct. 11, 2004 (rainy)

This is the trip that everyone to Phuket should do to understand the ecosystem of this area.  The staff is awesome and John (Big Monkey) ensures they are well trained and educated.  The brilliant healthy food and service are a bonus!

Darrell Berg-Smith, Australia  Oct. 31, 2004

This has been the most wonderful, educational, enlightening and beautiful experience for us.  We have even had the whole day we will never ever forget.

Thank you John Gray, guide Eddy & all the crew.  Cathy & Stuart UK Oct. 30, 2004

OTHER LANGUAGES

 El Viaje Fue Cenomenal.!!!  Todo fue muy divertido.  Buenisima Experiencia.  Thank you very much,

Luise & Steven  (happy face), San Diego

Sacut:  c est Zauhain de MAROC je sur tres hews - de celle A VENTORE AVEC mer AMI's ace b Atf AUX.  Elle est magniphique Veruinet est Verainet je S'aint.thailland pq et mercu a la jrochaines foir.  Vatre Amis - Zouhain

El Viejo me la impactico mundo!!  Lo voluena a repetir, Gracias por ta'o.

Juan Rauiro, July 6, 2004

Obaigado.  Umo esqueoneme esta expeaienca.  Foi umdio bem passada voltaneomios Prauetemos,

Donia & Pedro - Portugual  Sept 4, 2004

Tres' beau voyage - Tres'beri organize' - dequipage est the's sympa, tres' professionnel.

Lawtons, Uruguay October 2004

OCTOBER 31 HONG BY STARLIGHT

Great experience!  Terrific food and service.  Friendly crew/ captain Khao very nice.

Renee & Mitchell Posner

The best thing we have done in Thailand.  Fantastic guides (especially Pong) and delicious food.  Will recommend this tour to anyone.  The starlight bit the best.  Great crew, great day. 

Rebecca (Bec) and Judy Artis - Melbourne, Australia

Such a wonderful day.  Great food and a great memory.  "Mad Max" was the best.

Cathy Hickman

What an awesome experience!  Our guide Mad Max was hilarious and the food was fantastic.  Thank you for giving me such a wonderful memory of Thailand.

Dena Barclae

The hongs were beautiful and the guides were friendly.  We really enjoyed our day - and the food too!  Thanks Very Much

Great trip - wonderful day out.  Fabulous food and extra-ordinary good staff.  We enjoyed it. 

Patrick Muench, Germany

A fantastic trip, the guides were very informative and lots of fun.  The food was fabulous.  The floating restaurant 5*  Thanks for a great time.  We will recommend you!! 

Jeff & Kelly Maller

OCTOBER 30 HONG BY STARLIGHT

This has been the most wonderful, educational, enlightening and beautiful experience for us.  We have even had the whole day we will never ever forget.

Thank you John Gray, our guide Eddy and all the crew.

Cathy & Stuart Chester

This has been a fantastic, eye-opening trip.  I will remember this as the best day of my time here, which is in no small part because of John and his crew.  Thank you all very much.

Sam

It's been a great experience that we joined this tour.  To be honest we were not expecting things more than a sightseeing stuff, but it was way more than that!  Thanks a lot!

Takashi & Yumiko, Osaka, Japan

A fantastic day.  Thoroughly enjoyed it.  I'm glad we went on John's tour and not one of the other less professional outfits (we saw).  Well done and Thanks.

Ilse Karling - Hong Kong

Surreal!  We loved the flowers, the local culture; the food was delicious, everything was wonderful!

Adam & Holly, Bangkok

El Viaje Fue Cenomenal.!!!  Todo fue muy divertido.  Buenisima Experiencia.  Thank you very much,

Luise & Steven  (happy face), San Diego

This is the trip that everyone to Phuket should do to understand the ecosystem of this area.  The staff is awesome and John (Big Monkey) ensures they are well trained and educated.  The brilliant healthy food and service are a bonus!

Darrell Berg-Smith, Australia

We enjoyed going to the caves with our faces almost touching the rocks, and it's a once for life experience to be exposed to the wonder of nature like this.  Our kids enjoyed very much the caves, the scenery in the sea, the lagoon and the canoe paddling.  Food was also great, better than the hotels.

Kinchung Chan, Taiwan

Thanks for the great time.  Your staff was very friendly and it was important for us to learn the new world.  We won't forget Phuket and John Gray's Hong By Starlight!

Thanks again,  JH & HJ, Korea

We had waited a long time to do the Starlight canoe trip with John Gray and today surpassed our expectations.  Truly wonderful.  You really get in touch with Nature.  Thank You John!

We had a really great day.  It was very enlightening, entertaining & fun.  The people were extremely friendly and helpful and the food was spectacular.  Thanks for making our trip to Thailand even more memorable.

Kaitlyn Hawker & Tynan Gray, Australia

OCTOBER 26 HONG BY STARLIGHT

We've been many places and done many tours and have experienced nothing better than Hong By Starlight.  The crew was fantastic, the food was awesome, the views spectacular as our guide was sensational.  Well done, John Gray!

Matt & Michelle, USA

A perfect day.  Great people, sensational food, amazing scenery.  Best day out experienced anywhere in the World.  So glad we did it - (if we listened to the tour counter) we would have missed something very special.

Michelle & Jeff - Australia

Thank you very much for an excellent tour through the stunning Thai landscape. 

Klamm Diretem, Denmark

What a magical day!  From the towering limestone formations to the sparkling bio-lumiscence to the lovely people, we enjoyed every minute of our trip.  Thank you!!  We hope to return very soon!  We'll miss your wonderful guides.

Alison and Scott, Los Angeles, CA 

OCTOBER 25 HONG BY STARLIGHT

Thanks very much for a great day and night of kayaking in the hongs!!

Ron Leviner

It was a great day today of kayaking in the hongs and caves.  We hope to come again!

R.  Weng, Thailand

Fantastic day - special experience we will never forget.

Sandra Caldwell, N.Z.

It was great.  Thank you very much.  Super!

Wingman

Thank you for a really great day.  All the staff are very knowledgeable.

Dave, Karen, William & George Willard, UK

Thanks for a wonderful experience and amazing educational adventure.  Definitely a highlight of our honeymoon!

Derek and Laurie Mims

Wonderful experience, loved the Hongs by Starlight.  Long may you continue.

Karen and Graham Roscoe

Thanks for a great eco-friendly and educational adventure.  I'll recommend you to friends.

Garrett Manning, New Mexico

Only one word can explain what we experienced today, "Unbelievable".  One of the best things we've ever done.  Thank You,

Diane & Charlie Saraceno, USA

OCTOBER 24 HONG BY STARLIGHT

"FABULOUS" FANTASTIC!  Pong, you were very polite and informative.  Thank you so much.  Maybe Michelle will keep her eyes open in the next photo!!  Thanks for a great trip.

Rowan & Michelle, UK

Natt was my boatman p charming - very attentive - helpful and full of information, he made my day so much more enjoyable as did everyone else on the boat, a most enjoyable day.  Thank you.

Ingrid, UK

An excellent day - relaxing and uplifting.  The staff were helpful and very enjoy Nature and really good fun.  The food was gorgeous.  I hand an excellent day.

Jackae Narta - UK

Super balance- genial - very nice.

Merci Mougay - Aerges

Super day out - we enjoyed every minute of it.

Peter and Brenda, UK

Very cool day.  Guide very cool and informative.

P. Gary, UK

Thank you for a very good trip.  We wish you all well.  Thank you to Nu.

Ellen and Bria.

Very good and wonderful staff and great cooking.  Thank you.

Perth Western Australia

OCTOBER 22 HONG BY STARLIGHT

This was a very pleasing afternoon.  The staff are to be commended on their knowledge of the area and service was great.

Murray and Matthew, Unanderra, NSW

Great afternoon, great guides, lovely place.  Thank you,

James Cannon

Russian comments with many exclamation points!!!  See scans

Excellent trip!  We've got a lot of impressions - perfect nature and wonderful guides.

Thanks, Vasiazir Russia

Thank you for everything today - it was the best trip ever.  Will be back soon.  VERY GOOD!

Mr & Mrs. De Gouveia  Strubenuale Springs SA

Beautiful, Russian language

I have been to many places in this world.  Today's experience was one of the Best!! GREAT!!  Thank you very much for your kind guidance.

Jong, Seoul, Korea

A fabulous experience - great people, lovely food and wonderful caves!  Asddwschog!  Thank you all.

Hugh & Ruth, Florida

Thank you so much for a wonderful experience.  Best day we have had.  Scenery was awesome.  Our guide Eddy was fantastic, made the trip perfect.  Loved it!  Will tell all our friends.  Thank you,

Bryce & Karine

OCTOBER 21 HONG BY STARLIGHT

Fantastic!  Unbelieveable!

The Cavanaugh family, Australia

It was absolutely fantastic.  We were lucky to pick the most experienced and best Sea Canoe trip.  Someone should let tourist know that there are so many different operators and that John Gray's operation is the Best!

Jodi Cross, Australia

Thanks for a great time.  You and your staff did an amazing job.  Everything was top notch from the pick-up, introduction, actual excursion and dinner.  Also great to see someone who is concerned about the environment rather than another fly-by-night tour operator who is just interested in making a quick buck!

Canon Fung Canada

Thank you so much "John Gray's" and Eddie.  You did a great job of showing us the wonderful beauty and nature that Thailand has to offer.  It was a day that we will never forget.  Many great words will be passed on to our friends and family.  Thank you once again.

Angel & Nick, Australia

We had a wonderful & memorable trip.  Thank to everyone at "John Gray".  Everyone is professional, friendly and knowledgeable.

Paul & Siea, Hong Kong

An enchanting memorable excursion.  If you only do one tour, this is the one.  If you do two, do this one twice.  Excellent to see the care and respect given to Nature.  I especially enjoyed the quiet time and the ceremony.

Linda, Melbourne

I was told this was the best tour to do and everyone was right.  My 15 year-old had a wonderful time, as did I, and I am sure she will remember this for many years.  Our guide Ib was fantastic and everyone so friendly and fun.  As for the experience, it was absolute magic.  Thanks,

Howell and Erin, Australia

Wow!  We heard about this through an internet chat room and we were advised that this was the one to do.  After spending an afternoon and evening exploring hongs I will definitely remember this experience - they say once in a lifetime but we will be back!

Mike & Leanne, Perth, WA

Excellent!!  I've never experienced this kind of good trip before!  I'll never forget this day.  It will stay with me in my heart until I die.  I truly hope that I can come back here and spend a good time with John and his crew.  Good luck for everyone and this Starlight trip should go on forever!!!

Lisa Yun  Seoul, Korea

An exquisite day!  We especially appreciate to see that the guides as well as the guests are encouraged to enjoy and behave quietly in nature.  Refreshing to see in this country that enjoys noise so much!

Kai & Idamaim, Malaysia

OCTOBER 20 HONG BY STARLIGHT (heavy rain)

The trip was excellent - beautiful scenery, great food & fun guides. 

Randy Hnatuiko

Excellent trip -great guides and food, fantastic scenery, A trip we will always remember!

Tres' beau voyage - Tres'beri organize' - dequipage est the's sympa, tres' professionnel.

Lawtons, Uruguay

The trip was great!  The food was goof (especially dinner), The guide is professional and nice.  I had a good time here!  Thanx!

Eunice, Singapore

The arrangement is good!  The island and caves are very beautiful!  A nice place to visit.  Recommend people to join.

Timothy and Ivy, Hong Kong

Everything is excellent!

Carrie Ma, Hong Kong

The trip was excellent and outstanding.  We enjoyed this trip very much and the food as well.  Thanks a lot.

Loretta and Deny, Hong Kong

I think this trip was very enjoyable and unforgettable.  The scenery and the food was excellent too.  I love it very much.  Thank you very much to all the people.

Stephanie Ng, UK

Wonderful trip and unforgettable experience.  Experienced tour guides, good food!

Edmund and Doris  & Chaunce and Daphne, Hong Kong   

Wonderful trip, wonderful staff and food.

Debi, New Zealand

Fantastic, knowledgeable friendly staff.

Foxy, Australia

Great experience/friendly staff!

(Muslim Marnie/Salima)

Brilliant even though the weather turned bad.  Had an awesome time.

Thanks guys, Cara, Australia

Fantastic, even though the snake was not there.  The scenery was worth it.  Food fantastic and staff very obliging.  Never seen such beautiful sights.

Thanks, Tania Christensen

Outstanding trip.  Staff was excellent as was the sights, the foods and the adventure.

Regard, Tom Christensen, Australia

OCTOBER 17 HONG BY STARLIGHT

It was very beautiful.  I hope to make this trip in my future again.

Viney, TUI

We really enjoyed this trip- love the beautiful nature with our great guide Khao!

Jan, TUI

Beautiful day!  Lovely, interesting people, great food, breath-taking scenery!  Thanks for a great day.

Dan, Connie, Hannah & Alex, UK

SUIT YAUT!!  (Excellent - the best tour I've been on in Thailand)  Daa waa.  Tuk Khon Thai Phut Khii Moa Mack!!  Highly recommended,

Dax, Thailand

Also Thai language comment

Japanese language comment

We are from Japan, parents and two sisters.  John Gray's SeaCanoe is excellent and we really appreciate guides.  Thank You!!!

Junichiro, Seiko, Kumiko & Chiheko

Another Japanese language comment 

Wonderful trip.  Very memorable.  Everyone was so friendly and accommodating.  Thank you for a great day - our guide, Nu, was just great.

Matt & Irinike Dobek

We had a very good trip.  All the crew and guides were committed to caring for us and know their jobs very well.  Happy to recommend this day out for anybody.

Jane and Derek, Kent, England

A most unusual and interesting day.  very well organized.  Excellent food.  Canoes very safe.  Highly recommended.  

Peter & Jenny, Suffolk, England

Fun, relaxing, unique.  Just a few adjectives I would use to describe this wonderful day.

Kaye & Nicholson,  Perth Western Australia

It sure is something that you don't see ever day.  It's a one of a kind, we are very happy we choose this trip.  It was worth coming all the way from Israel; Hope to come again next year.

Kachel & Gal, Bakish

Excellent day - lovely people, lots of fun, fabulous food.  A great natural beauty - spectacular cave and scenery.  Will definitely recommend to anyone visiting this beautiful place,

Mike & Akinda Lison, Brisbane, Australia

A wonderful day. - good food, good people, lots of fun.  Especially the night boat trip.  Many thanks to everyone.

Rosalind and Peggy Holms

Excellent in every way.  Food excellent, trip perfect and canoeist excellent.  Would recommend to everyone considering an excursion - this is Number One!

Great trip!  The guides were extremely friendly and accommodating.  The tour was well planned and very enjoyable!  Eddy was wonderful!

Teresa Harrington

It was a beautiful day from start to finish - amazing natural beauty, skillful and generous guides and fantastic cooks!!  What more could anyone wish for.

Kevin and Sarah

Japanese language comments.

OCTOBER 15 HONG BY STARLIGHT

We had a fabulous day!  The crew was very knowledgeable.  Thank you to Nu for all his hard work.

Ben & Janet  Cornubia, Queensland

Great time!  Unforgettable food and drinks.

Michael Skokie, IL

Thank you for a wonderful day.  The sunset was fabulous and the staff dud a terrific job.

Melissa & John,  Woodside, CA

Great job and very well organized.  Very friendly crew.  Food was excellent.  Well done.  BEST SEACANOE COMPANY IN THAILAND!!

David, Joanna, Sofia, Sebastian

Great tour, guides are very nice.  Very nice tour and professional arrangement.  Goof skills and EXCELLENT FOOD!!!   Thanks!

Marcus and Jo 

Nice tour, very friendly staff, excellent food.  Enjoy it very much.

Steadmans

Great tour, nice food.

Yaser Al Arifi

It was a really special and very nice tour we will never forget and which made our holidays sparkling.  Compliments to the whole team including the kitchen!  Thank you very much!

Denisa and Patrick

We had a wonderful time and loved every minute.  The Kratong was special and so was the food!

Tia and Darren, Carolina, USA

The crews are all friendly and good guides for caves, and foods are also good soup is so nice.  All good, but one thing of advice.  I suggest is besides caves tours another taste of the site should be newly added.  Two cave spots are enough.

Yoshitaka Matsuo, Japan

(John - Thanks - I will use your quote whenever we can get only two caves.  Almost everybody wants as many caves as we can get in one day!)

Brilliant day!  Our best in Thailand!  The crew was so friendly, Max was a great guide.  The crew was so friendly.  Max has a great sense of humor.  The trip was efficiently run, excellent food and a wonderful day.  Thank you all for making it such a wonderful experience.

Penny, UK

Top Banana!  Lovely crew, yummy food and magic location!

Japanese guest

All attraction is very interesting!!   All staff, food is very nice and this is very nice memory for us.  If our friends come to Phuket, we really recommend this attraction.

Japanese language comments

Chinese language comments

OCTOBER 14 HONG BY STARLIGHT (non-stop rain)

Trip was very well organized.  Excellent experience, a must see for someone to visit in Phuket.  The events were very well integrated over the course of the day. Also enjoyed the banana leaf, Kratong was good cultural information to share with all.  Just an excellent experience, food was also great!!  Jim Rezba

It was such an exciting trip to see the wonder of creation.  The still intact environment (hopefully for a long time) all the animals, corals, etc.  The team was friendly, well trained, we really enjoyed paddling along with then in the canoes!  We enjoyed the good yummy food.  So to sum it up - it will be unforgettable.  Thanks a lot to make our stay in Phuket filled with lovely and amazing memories.

Thomas & Stefanie, Kuala Lumpur

Indeed an experience of a "life Time".  Our day was made so much more special because of the people who shared their knowledge, good humor and giving nature with us.  A very special big thank you to our tour guide "Ping Pong". (smile face)

David & Jackie, Sydney, Australia

A wonderful day in your beautiful country.  It far exceeds our expectations.  Your cook is fabulous.  Susan & Ron, Amelia Island, Florida, USA

Totally excellent trip.  Very well organized and just great fun.  Food very good.  Staff very helpful and Khao is Mr. Top Man.

Ray & Karen Hamilton, East Sussex, UK

It was a great day and lots of fun.  Our guide had great knowledge and was very nice and interesting to us (Rit" was his name and we think he is the best!  Lot of fun.

Marcos & Cristina, Madrid

OCTOBER 13 HONG BY STARLIGHT (non-stop rain)

Fantastic trip - the guides are really friendly and knowledgeable, also very helpful.  Very good food.  Thank You,

Maria, Spain

Eddie is a laugh a minute!  Fantastic guide, very knowledgeable in all the flora & fauna & the habitat of the "wild crocodiles??"  Great crew!  Thoroughly enjoyed the trip.  Food was yummy too!

Michael & Janet, Australia

Had a great time, guide very knowledgeable and food great.  Day to remember.  Thanks to everyone, Ruth and Barry, UK

Wonderful day.  Will definitely recommend to fellow Aussies as a "must do" when in Phuket!  The guides were great, the food excellent and overall a fantastic day!

Guilia & Adrian

Really enjoyed he day.  I thought the guides were the best part of the tour as they were very courteous and friendly.  Also preferred the late departure so I could sleep in!  Please make the rain go away next time!

Sharon Baker.

Excellent trip!  Super service, nice staff and beautiful caves!  Definitely a tour to remember when we get home to a cold Denmark! 

Heine & Jakob

The food was excellent.  It was nice to see everyone having such a great time.  The trips into the caves were eventful.  Thanks,

Doug Lenzio

The whole trip was a wonderful experience!  Food and guides were very good.  Can't wait to come again and bring our children.  My wife was very impressed by Eddie.  My opinion was beyond belief!

The canoe was something very different from all the trips we have done.  Very innovative, interesting and enjoyed very much.  Cool people and staff very co-operative and helpful.  It is a definite must for all my friends and family when they come.

An excellent day all around.  Guides were very good and friendly and helpful.  Spectacular scenery and food excellent.  Please organize Sun in the future!!

OCTOBER 11 HONG BY STARLIGHT

First time to Thailand.  Particularly well organized and executed trip 9/10

Guides friendly and helpful, also knowledgeable and quite good communication 9/10

Canoes up to the required task 9/10

Food excellent taste and presentation 10/10.

David , Australia, (Banyan Tree)

Surreal experience.  Very educational.  The guides were very well organized and extremely good at spotting wildlife that we would probably have missed.  John really is a delight.  PS:  Food is great also.

Cheers, Grant & Jenny, Melbourne, Australia (Banyan Tree)

A beautiful experience.  We especially appreciated the kindness, expertise and thoughtfulness of our guide "Moose" (Mut Bong) and all the staff.  Furthermore, the food was excellent .  We will always remember this experience.  The scenery was spectacular and we learned a lot about the ecosystem in this part of the World.  Thank you for haring this beauty with us.

Lee and Micki, Denver, Colorado, USA

Guide Natt excellent and wonderful.  Food is good!  Staff exceptional.  Had a wonderful time.  Much more than expected.  Thank you for a fabulous time -

Holly and Burt, USA

Guide - Max - outstanding and excellent team!  Worth trip to Thailand.  Max was outstanding and knowledgeable guide!  Just 1st rate tour totally amazing sites!

Betty, USA

All staff was fabulous, we enjoy the trip and food.  Our guides were very knowledgeable and friendly.  Gadano

This was a trip that will be remembered for many years.  The staff, food and knowledge of the natural areas were outstanding!

John Adams

The ultimate in magical mystery tours.  No words could ever be written to fully express the beauty, serenity and experience!  I have had the privilege of being exposed to.  This will scan my memories for a very very long time - and something I will never forget.  Thank you to John and the whole team for making this such a great day.

Karen, Kent, UK

There are no words that could ever begin to touch the truly amazing experience today from being terrified in the beginning!  I found myself crying at the end at the beauty and feelings overcome by.  Thank you all so much, cannot begin to explain how much today meant to me.  I will definitely be back!!

Many thanks, Love and light, Nickie, Kent, UK

We had an incredible time.  We were really excited to see the beauty of all the small islands and the caves.  We enjoyed seeing the bats and especially the monkeys.  But to top off the day the best part was after dinner when we got to go back to the water and put flowers in the lagoon.

Lani Link (Hawai'i)

Everything as above, but I want to know how you can make this experience for such a low price - unbelievable value!

Pilar and Ahli Costello (California)

"Absolutely amazing."  The highlight of the trip was the evening hong visit and the special "Loi Kratong".  Our guide Pong was great fun and informative.  Overall an unforgettable experience.  Thank you very much John and keep afloat.  We wish you all the best.

Brian & Charlie, Australia

It was a fantastic trip!  The guide gave us plenty of time to 'Sabai' in the tranquility of the hongs.  Great food, and a great experience.  Thanks heaps for such a memorable day!

Chris & Henning, Germany

We have only begun to realize the beauty of this world and although we feel as small as the plankton we saw today we are happy that we embarked on this journey. that hopefully will lead to insight and understanding of our environment.  Don't forget to send the pictures of MEXICO.

Magnus and Martha (Sweden and Mexico)

WOW!!  The crew was fabulous, the food thanks to the unnamed and not introduced cooks was the best Thai food I've eaten, the crew was professional ad interesting.  This tour was one of the best I've taken.  Magical.  My only comment would be to include women - even if it is only to introduce the cooks!)

(John - Our policy is to introduce the cooks every trip, but they are very shy and don't like to take a bow, Thank you for this comment because I can show them how important the guests think they are.  I strongly believe in Women's Equality and only wish that Thai pooying could also be paddle guides!)

What a day!  With the best friends and crew I enjoyed the best trip of my life.  Of course, the food on board is the best in Phuket as well.  Memorize forever.

Ruth & Jessie, Taiwan

Very well planned, prepared and entertaining.  Quite informative staff.  Good sense of humor, yet constantly aware of safety.  The best food!!! We will be back.

Many thanks Gary & Judy Russ, Ozland

OCTOBER 8 HONG BY STARLIGHT

Wonderful crew.  Great sights.  Delicious food.  What more can I say!  Keep up the good work!  Will definitely recommend my friends to come!

Tay, Singapore

Excellent trip, crew was the best, just beaten by the food!  Enjoyed the whole day.  Would love to have helped with the paddling!!

Cheers, Bruce & Scheryl, Perth, WA

Fantastic day!  Finally feel in touch with the "real" islands.  Pong was an excellent guide - very knowledgeable and good fun.  Food was the best.  Fantastic day all around.

Linda and Damon, Brisbane-OZ 

Very remarkable trip.  Really appreciate the crew trying their best to attend to our every needs!  Also, thanks so much to our guide Saman, he's the best!  And very artistic at making our Kratong too!

Leon and Sok, Malaysia

The guides were very friendly, fun and above all knowledgeable.  The food was excellent and catered for all needs.  And by far this has been the best day we've had in Phuket.  Thank You all especially our guide Natt.   

Mr. & Mrs Algan, Egypt

A real fun trip and despite the rain it was fantastic.  The rain actually created a bit of fun activities as the guides would take the kids through the waterfalls under the tidal overhang.  The starlight hong with the floating candles, fluorescent plankton and fireflies was very relaxing and a thoroughly enjoyable way to end a memorable day.  FANTASTIC!!

Brett, Louise, Alexis & Isaac Tyson  Australia

The organization of the trip from go to return was excellent.  John was very entertaining.  The guides did a great job and the food provided was tasty and appetizing.  The highlight for the "day" was the starlight cave trip.  Overall rating 10 out of 10.  Thanks for the experience.

Gilbert, Kerry & Nicholas   Australia

OCTOBER 4 HONG BY STARLIGHT Lead Guide:  MUT BONG (Nonstop rain)

Wonderful experience despite the rain.  Breathtaking scenery, knowledgeable guides.  Definitely coming back again in the dry season.  Thanks!

Mr & Mrs. Ting

Very interesting experience.  My wife and I enjoy the trip very much.  Just the weather was not very kind to us.

Mr. & Mrs. Albert Tan

Everything is good and fabulous, except the weather.  I will tell my friends to join this trip.

Mr. Tsai Chi Te, Taiwan

Thank you for a fantastic experience, veggie food and excellent guide, nice relaxing time - very peaceful.  Thanks to NU.

Thank you, Karen McCone - New Zealand

Had a fantastic day.  I was told before this is a Must Do" while on Phuket - you exceeded all expectations.  Makes us treasure what you have here and what we love at home is our environment.  To our guide NU - thank you for your hospitality and the knowledge you shared - wishing you well in the future.

David McCone

I have a very nice time with John Gray SeaCanoe and all the staff is very friendly.  Perfect!

Mocona

Thank you for a great day!  Our guide MAX was very knowledgeable and had a good sense of humor, pointing out all the interesting facts about the islands and caves we visited.  The trip as a whole was very well organized with great food and a very comfortable feel throughout along with beautiful scenery!

Stephan Gray UK

Fantastic day filed with great views and dun.  Thanks to Max who made my day interesting and we had a good laugh.

Cheers, Matthew Wood UK

Wonderful day.  Safe and caving guides, great food and even though bad weather the caves were lovely.

Thanks, Pat, UK

Fabulous day!  Everything war extremely well organized and run.  The staff onboard was excellent n.  Not only did they know and explain everything, they made it fun and truly memorable.  Great job, long may it continue!  Thanks for everything -

Jo Granger, China Airlines

It was a wonderful journey.  Great food, magical scenery.  Friendly fascinating guides!  Thank you all.  Even the rain couldn't dampen the spirits - adding to the mystical surroundings.  We will be telling everyone about John gray's magical mystery tour and will be back - and we learned how to get untangled from ropes and make kratongs!

Best wishes, Patrick, Gina, Lancssa, Nadie and Katvina, Queensland

Great time!  Was very lucky!!!  Great guide!!!  The place is wonderful so are the people!  Best food here so far.  Thanks.

Eliana Nader - Brazil

Thanks for the wonderful experience, made that much better by our fantastic guide "Pong".  PONG, Thanks Mate!

Nick & Rach, Hewlett-Packard

SEPTEMBER 2004 (Green Season)

SEPTEMBER 27 - HONG BY STARLIGHT

The most beautiful and amazing experience.  An experience of a lifetime.  All staff very friendly and polite and caring.  We look forward to be back soon!  xxx

Mr. Alf Cmohan, UK

It's a fascinating experience!  WE will never forget this day!  We've been lucky that we had the best guide "Rambo".

Thank you very much, Graciella and Silavie (Argentina)

Thank You very much, Fred & Jacque McKnight

We enjoyed our day very much, great crew, great food.  We re so happy we did this trip.

McKnight's, Colorado, USA

We did have a wonderful time.  It's really interesting.  However the lunch is a bit to simple and the dinner is not hot enough.  Anyway, it is a good trip.

Hong Kong

A trip to remember, thanks to all of your crew!!  Would have loved to hear more about the Nature story in detail, though.  All in all, it was a good experience.

Cheers from Korea.  Hee Jung &  Hasong

Thanks.  Don't forget to do this trip (Starlight) in Phuket.  And thankful to Mr. Rit (the crew).  See you again!

Funly

Thanks!  All you guys did the great jobs!!  You all show how professional you are with the geographics.  The most important, you all for a wonderful skill in kayaks.  Khao is a good kayaker and made us feel safe.  Thank you for bringing us back again!!

Bill and Van, Hong Kong

SEPTEMBER 26 HONG BY STARLIGHT

What can I say.a wonderful experience.  And Pi Pong was a great guide.  Thank you!

Eileen and Vanessa.

The highlight of this trip, for me, was the trip into the cave after dark.  The glittering cave walls were spectacular, and our floating flower and incense lanterns made I even more special.  Our guide was great.  The entire day will be a cherished memory!  Thank You! 

Noreen & Lori

Thank You, Mut, for encouraging me to go into the caves - I am very pleased that I did.  And excellent day and evening, a wonderful way to see the amazing scenery and wildlife.  All finished off with excellent food and sunset trip.  Excellent guide (Mut). Thank you,

Chris & Judith Grice

Everything was absolutely fantastic.  Staff very good friendly and make us feel welcome.  Boat needs slip pads so people do not fall.  Tow was excellent!

Dr. Sarma  (John - We did put on slip pads at our own expense, but aren't contracting that boat anymore.)

Excellent service, friendly crew, good food and great itinerary.  The highlight was the night paddle and the especially interesting surprise was the making of the Kratong.  Loving everything and I truly enjoyed myself.  Well done and keep it up! 

Julian

SEPTEMBER - HONG BY STARLIGHT

Thank you for the best experience of our lives!  Mut and the rest of the staff were fantastic!  This Hong By Starlight experience will always be a highlight and recommended by all.  The food and scenery was fantastic.  Thank you!

Jessie and Narlene

This trip has lived to to the hype!  We were recommended via website Phuket.com to go on "this" canoe trip.  Our photos will not do the scenery any justice but will remind us of a great and special day.  Guides great!!  Food Excellent!!  An experience to remember for ever. Thanks,

Mark & Kate Shellcross

Mr. & Mrs. Potgeitr  Zimbabwe

SEPTEMBER 21 - DAY TRIP

A fantastic trip.  It was great having a smaller group than all the other boats.  The guides (Pong) told us heaps of info and were pleasant to talk with.  Lunch was brilliant - the best Thai meal we have had.  All in all, a great day and I would definitely come again and also recommend to anyone.

THE WHOLE CREW WAS AWESOME!  Thank You,

Michael and Melissa

Karin and Inge of Germany have to say Thanks for a really nice day.  We saw a wonderful world.  Thanks to the guides who have been very kindly to show us animals, who gave us lovely food and of them have been very, very friendly.

Thanks, and you can be sure that we will try to come back in your beautiful country.

Thank you for a very nice trip, which was a pleasure to take part of.  I'm really enjoying the beautiful landscape of Phang Nga Bay.

And the food!

Thanks for all, and I'm trying to convince all my friends of the advantages of a holiday in Thailand.

Thanks and Goodbye, Daniel, Germany

SEPTEMBER 11 HONG BY STARLIGHT

Fantastic and different experience.

Surinshine

Great trip and good food.  I had a fun time.

Rodinoc

Very interesting and informative trip!  Thanks.

Chris and Hannah - Mangosteen

Nice and relaxing trip with great scenery!  

Slava

Nice trip.  Guides very good and fun.  Scenery very pleasant.  Water great for swimming.  I would recommend it to my friends.

JHT, M.I.T.

A wonderful, wonderful trip!  Nice variety of things to see and do.

Thank you Beer and Pong for your Thai hospitality and for your knowledge of Phang Nga Bay and the habitat that lives there.

I'm glad we did an overnighter with you for the added experience of seeing the monkeys and for eating your delicious breakfast.

'Mama Grace and Papa Richard"

".a great introduction to Thailand.  No better way to start a visit than to see the natural wonders and with knowledgeable and able guides.  I will never forget the adventure of the bat caves.

"Ed from Florida"

SEPTEMBER 4 HONG BY STARLIGHT

A brilliant experience well run trip.  Excellent guides (Nu) who looked after us very well all day.  Starlight was superb - thank you!

Nigel & Christine, Christchurch, New Zealand

Good trip, great food.  I really enjoy it.

Lindsay, Brisbane, Australia

Was an amazing experience , one that I will never forget.  Very exciting and interesting.  Good job guys.  Awesome day.

Michelle, Sydney Australia

Thank You, John Gray!  You really put together an amazing journey of excitement!  10/10 for everything.  Your instructor makes me feel safe going under caves, as I'm claustrophobic.  Thanks, Eddy.  The food was beautiful.

Cheri, Brisbane, Queensland Australia

John Gray and Top Troupe -

Thank you for everything.   Good that everything we have heard and read was true.  Keep on keeping on.

Peter, Christchurch, NZ

This is definitely an experience that we will never forget.  We had a wonderful day.  Everything was perfect.

Craig & Stacey, Perth, WA

Obaigado.  Umo esqueoneme esta expeaienca.  Foi umdio bem passada voltaneomios Prauetemos

Donia & Pedro - Portugual

Thanks, Thanks, Thanks! We will be back!

Luis Almeda

Our day was glorious - such a delight.  I loved having a guide to share the local knowledge and of all the hard work.   I will treasure my Loi Kratong.

Cheers, Nicole Fry

This is the trip which you must attend in Phuket, Thailand

Hsin-Chia Hung from Taiwan

This is the most fantastic trip.  I love it.

Michelle from Taiwan

The most unforgettable trip and I ever have.  Thanks for the company arrange the night trip to the cave adventure.  It is so thrilling and spectacular that I almost wordless to describe my feeling and what I have experienced.

Albert Wang

What an unbelievable trip!  Even been traveled in many countries, but this is the first experience which make me so close to nature!  Thanks a Lot!

Brian Chen, Taiwan

It's really a wonderful experience.  We are very appreciate.  Thank you.

Lily Yang & Arthur, Taiwan

See you next time.  Very nice.  I will be back.  Good luck,

Angela

Remarkable and unbelievable trip.  I was very enjoy it.  Thanks for your great idea.  I will be back.

Ysabe

Warm and tranquility in my heart.  Love the day.

Fernando

There is no one word that describes this day.  I will always remember this very special day.

Wen-yuh Lien  Hui-chun Han, Taiwan

AUGUST 2004 (Green Season)

AUGUST 29 HONG BY STARLIGHT

A delightful experience with full immersion in the wild Thai Nature.

Thanks. Jolrio & Moruela from Italy

A very delightful trip.  A very good guide and travelling experience.

Thanks, Briaca & Francis from Hong Kong

It was a wonderful and fantastic adventure.  Especially the last Starlight program may not be gone from our mind.

Sung-Jin Lee & Heebyang Cho from Korea

A job well done guys.  This day was the highlight of our trip.

Nathan Yim, Melbourne, Australia

I found this trip extremely interesting.  I was very pleased and thankful for the level of care and attention placed on smaller details.

Angela, Hong Kong

It was an unforgettable experience.  Great service, great food, great itinerary.  Well done, Team.

Zona Yim, Shanghai, China

AUGUST 25 to 28 DAY TRIP

Great trip.  I would recommend to anyone. 

Joe, Victoria, Australia

The whole crew did a great job.  They really cared about us and explained a lot about the nature and the caves.  It was really great.  Lots of thanks.

Guuni & Ingo from Germany

Thanks for a fabulous day.  What an amazing experience - would only recommend to everybody!

John, Australia

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AUGUST 24 HONG BY STARLIGHT

Worth to recommend!  Food is nice, people are nice, everything is nice.

Lori and Fiona, Taiwan

Nice weather.  Nice boat trip and nice people we have met.  Thanks!

Shwany

Trip was everything I expected and more.  Great job!

Tomcat, Monrovia, California

What a way to first set foot in Phuket.  More than I imagined, it's just what I needed to "re-align" my natural senses of nature.  Loi Kratong was both purposeful and magical - a wonderful memory to cherish.  The crew and cooks are superb! And that John guy is OK too! 

Leanne Jacobson, Monrovia, California

Awesome!  Marvelous!  We're out of words.  Even claustrophobics love it!  John Gray is like a Cupid and he makes everyone fall in love with Thailand.  Love from the Portuguese group.

(Antonio, Ana, Jorge, Eduardo, Ama, Joan, Pedro - the seven magnificent)

AUGUST 22 HONG BY STARLIGHT

Wow!  The beauty of the caves was amazing.  Thank you for this memorable experience, which was much more than we expected.  We will definitely recommend this to our friends.

Hantz & Carmen      NYC, USA

* What a great experience!  Thanks for a life time memory!  The caves were excellent and the service was speechless!   The groovy caves were unique in their own way and it would never be called a regret!  Last but not least, thanks for this special arrangement of veggie food - couldn't have been a successful day without that!  This is something we would never forget to mention when talking about our vacation!

Mr. Kamlesh Shah & family, Hong Kong

Thank you everybody.  Very nice to meet you.  We have a good time and good memory.

Tai Dai from Taiwan

Special thanks to Mr. IT" and Mr. Eb"  - You are very nice!!  Thank You!

Micky, Vastansi and Book K, Taiwan

The most beautiful and amazing experience.  An experience of a lifetime.  All staff very friendly and polite and caring.  We look forward to be back soon! xxx

Mr.Alf, UK

AUGUST 13 HONG BY STARLIGHT

This is one of the best trips I ever had.  I particularly enjoy the staff.  (Thanks a lot to "IT".)  Will definitely recommend it further!

Shante & Ning

Cool trip - you guys even made the weather work for us.  Very professionally organized and fun. 

Best, Roland Villinser

Thanks for a memorable trip.  I enjoyed the scenic beauty, the variety of activities and the opportunity to have fun as a group.  I really admired "Eddie".  He helped us with Bramany, monitor, mudskipper and fire fly sightings.  He also taught us the Rope snake trick.  Finally, he gave us a fun ride in that "tornado" (water spout).

Thanks, Matt Aujla

Excellent!  Extraordinary!  More than any words can explain!  You guys are so great and professional!!   Definitely will recommend to anyone.  Keep up your great work and all the best!!     

Usawadee - Bangkok

Great trip.

Nuntawan - Bangkok

The trip is great and very exciting.  The guide is quite professional.  Only Loy Kratong part is to long.  Should skip it

Kaewjita - Bangkok

Excellent!!!  Wow!!! Good trip.

Boonlawee & Makaria, Bangkok

What a wonderful trip!  I love Loy Kratong the most.  Thank you for staying.

Supayorn - Bangkok

It's a good trip!!

Kelama - Bangkok

Excellent!  Excellent!!  Excellent!!!  Thanks so much for making our most memorable day of our lives.  Pindaovz Family

What an amazing trip.  Thank you so much for the wonderful day. 

Na - Bangkok

This is a terrific trip.  I'm extremely impressed.  You all have a wonderful service mind.  Thank you so much.

Lani, Bangkok

Great itinerary.  This will be the highlight of the trip.

Thanks again, April - Bangkok

Thanks for the great time.  I hadn't been to the James Bond Bay before!

Jane Uley

Thank you so much for all the nice gestures from everyone.

Metinee L.- Bangkok

Thank you so much for showing a new world to me!

Jacki - Bangkok

AUGUST 12 HONG BY STARLIGHT

Awesome!  The scenery and service is second to none.  Looking forward to bringing a friend to experience a day I will never forget.

Jarrod, Northcote, Victoria

Best day trip ever!  It was a terrific host (guide).  I will be back.

Brock, Victoria

Excellent day.  The sights were sensational.  "IT" had a wealth of knowledge about the lagoons, etc.  A great experience all around. 

Lance, Bundoora, Victoria

AUGUST 7 HONG BY STARLIGHT

This was an amazing day, much more than we expected.  Our guides were so friendly and courteous, true gentlemen.  Thank you for an unforgettable experience.

Aaron & Krista, Redmond, WA

Very well done, especially the staff.  They tried very hard and did a good job.

Thanks,  Mark Heather, La Flora

Really friendly, knowledgeable, considerate staff to take care of us.  Lots of personal attention, educational and relaxing itinerary.

Philip Yen, Irene Kung & Family from Singapore and California

AUGUST 6 HONG BY STARLIGHT

This trip is "Fantastic"!!  Loved the wildlife we very exciting and got to see today.  Nat took very good care of us and the "kratong' was made our experience!  Thanks!

The Baobies, SIngapore

AUGUST 3 HONG BY STARLIGHT

Absolutely bloody marvelous.  (The Most) Truly incredible trip I have ever had.  Very good.

Sheff

Really good fun! 

Lilly

Incredible rock formations, secret tunnels, hidden gardens beyond.  I can make stories for my little lads out of this stuff!!

Jen & Danny, Sydney

Today I am so happy because an uncle taught me magic using a rope and taught me how to paddle the canoe.  Thanks,

Anson Chan

Wow!!  It's been a great trip.  I enjoyed canoeing with my Mom and my guide.  I love every single thing that I did today at the trip!  I would love to come here again.  There are so many things that I've never seen and enjoyed.

Thanks!  Miey Bry (12 years old) Encinitas, CA

Majestic!  Everything was superb!  The staff was fantastic and gave great service the entire trip.  The lunch was good and the dinner was gourmet and no restaurant could ever match the ambiance.  In addition to the great kayaking into some incredible caves the wildlife and bioluminescence put on a special show.

Kent Bry, Encinitas, CA

Fantastic day!  Everything was perfect food- caves, wildlife, guides.  Unusual trip.  We both had a wonderful time.  Thank You.

Mark & Cath (UK via New Zealand)

JULY 2004

JULY 26, HONG BY STARLIGHT (Rain)

Experience of a lifetime!!!  Great organization and an all-time fantastic experience!  Love to do it again.

Pramish Govindor, U.K.

Unforgettable!!!  Very Interactive and exciting activity!!!

Olga and Antonio  Madrid, Spain

Breathtaking!  A day we will never forget!  Thanks to our fantastic guide "IT" and to everyone for making us feel so welcome and have such a beautiful day.

Jill Stoyles and Alana Elderfield, Sydney, Australia

Very good experience even though it was raining.   

Gary, Hong Kong

Great swimming, awesome food, very friendly guides, what a day (and night!)

Nat G and Ket U

This was the best time of my holiday!  The crew was great!!

Willem

Thanks for the time of my life! 

Raf, Belgium

We had an incredible time.  The whole trip was really enjoyable and we will keep the memory of the peacefulness of the Diamond Cave at night.  The experience is really worth it all!  Thanks to the whole crew.

Andrea & Sebastian from Canada

JULY 25 - HONG BY STARLIGHT

This trip was really fun!  I liked it a lot more than I expected I would.  Um. the food was great, some of the guys were really cute and I had a really good time overall!!  Yay!!  Also, the plankton were cool and everybody was so nice!!

Robin Adams, St. Louis, Missouri USA

The promotional material for this trip made it sound wonderful but this afternoon and evening exceeded every expectation.  The crew is knowledgeable, skilled, friendly and relaxed.  The food is wonderful.  I hope to come back and will recommend to friends and family.  Thank you!!  Truly remarkable.

Rob

It's really amazing!  How can we go through a small cave with such a big canoe?  The guide and our canoe driver go out of this world with their paddling skills!   The wonderful supply of fresh fruits and snacks are another credit.  Every time we came back from the caves a plate of fresh fruits are available for everybody.

I also love to have the Thai food for dinner.  Fantastic!  It's tailor-made to suit anyone.  The staff were fun and very knowledgeable.  So everyone will find they get a plate of your favorite dinner!!!   Thank you very much for your nice arrangements.  What a fantastic and memorable trip!!!

What a great day.  Thanks!!

Richard Adams

JULY 23 DAY TRIP

Very good trip.
good guides
good lunch
beautiful scenery
Guides very good with children and good fun.

Debbie Davis UK

Very good trip - very good and pleasant guides.

Third time on John Gray's Sea Canoe trip - guides excellent with children.

David Robert, UK

Very nice trip.  We are happy.

Jia, Dong Shen

Lots and lots of fun.  We saw a monkey and beautiful plankton and stars and sea.  Amazing!  Thank You.

Thank you.

Frank Archibald, U.S. Embassy, K.L.

I had an amazing time.  Thank you to all the guides for being so helpful.  This was the highlight of my trip so far.

Esme_Benjaium

It was fantastic!  I enjoyed every moment of the trip.  Thank you

Chen Lim, Singapore

A very interesting and well-organized day.  I liked the litter picking up bit!

Yes, very interesting and great fun.  Great food and good guys.

Jane and Andy (UK), residents of Oman

Thank you for a lovely day.  Great guide, great scenery, great food.

Buck & Judith Bee

JULY 17 - HONG BY STARLIGHT

The whole day was a fascinating and memorable experience.  The excellent guide provided us with masses of information and lots of laughter and enjoyment.  The whole trip was an experience to remember.  It was like entering a whole new world, so different from anything we have ever experienced before!  We can't fault a thing - fro, the excellent food to the friendly staff!  It is a day I'm sure we will never forget.

Thank You, Tasha & Jack, England

Such a great day.  and certainly something we have never experienced before.  This is a great job I have, and I hope I can inspire many more Kiwi's to come and experience what we have today.  Fantastic to meet you, John, and have you share your knowledge with us.  See you in New Zealand - Go All Blacks!

Cheers and thank you, Nita & Ed,  House of Travel

This tour was fun, exciting and unique.  It was very natural and the guide was very nice and amazing.  I never thought that canoeing could be so much fun!  This was quite new for me but I find it very exciting and I am astonished that this place could be kept so clean and natural for so long.  I will never forget this trip.  Nice meeting you, John Gray!  Thanks Pong, John and It!

Tommy Cheng, Singapore

This was an amazing tour.  It was completely different and unique.  I had loads of fun on the canoes.  The caves were amazing and so were the lagoons.  I will always remember the "dancing' game that It taught me - it was fun.  The food on this boat was also nice.  In the end, this is just a wonderful trip and I had a great and fun guy to be my guide!

Henry Cheng, Singapore

So impressive!  Thank you for this nice trip for the first time the real view of this legendary way of paradise.

Patrick and Christophe, France

JULY 11 - HONG BY STARLIGHT

Brilliant day - thank you to our informative guides who were so much fun!  It was a privilege to take part in the festival.  The food was excellent too.  It was great, mate!

Lee & Wayne, - Adelaide, South Australia

It was a very nice day with great guides and places!  Thank U for showing us the splendid places of Thailand.

Ms. Yu, Ms. Li and Mr. Narano, Shanghai

Thank you very much for so unforgettable guides.  It was such an experience to explore in our life.  The island, caves and lagoons were brilliant.  Food was delicious.

Patrick & Serrina, Hong Kong

It's been a great day.  Have seen some pretty remarkable sights, and I must say you guys have been swell.  Food's great too.  Would have liked more paddle time, but I'm sure this let us relax more.  Thanks Lots,

Ying Ming

JULY 11 DAY TRIP

Today's trip was fantastic.  Had a great time.  All crew on board was so great.  Couldn't get more nicer people who booked the trip with us.

Rayleen & Trevor, Mitchell Park S.A.

The trip was great!  Lot's of fun, well-organized and very friendly staff.  The caves and lagoon were beautiful, would like to do it all again!

Thanks!  Jane and Phil

Had a wonderful time.  I couldn't imagine a more perfect day from the people and food to the absolutely incredible scenery!  Thanks for the life long memories.

Marc Weinrick

Lots and lots of fun.  We saw a monkey and beautiful plankton and stars and sea.  Amazing!  Thank You.

High on moral grounds

I had an amazing time.  Thank you to all the guides for being so helpful.  This was the highlight of my trip so far.

Esme_Benjaium

It was fantastic!  I enjoyed every moment of the trip. Thank you

Chen Lim, Singapore

JULY 9 STARLIGHT TRIP

It was the best group tour ever, everything was perfect and the tour guides were great guys.Excellent!!!

Bobby McLoichlan, Australia

I absolutely loved the trip, everything was perfect; and all they tour guides were so nice and funny.  Thank You.

Sarah McLoichlan, Australia

A unique special experience.  My children enjoyed it very much.  I will recommend you to others.

Rob Mcloichlan, Australia

I like everything about the kayaking.

Pietle, San Francisco (child)

The best Phuket experience.

Kimberely, San Francisco

Easily our most memorable day in Thailand!  Many thanks to the guides for their skills, knowledge and kindness.

Julie Andrews, Eilidh, Alasdair, Canada

A fantastic trip - beautiful, with excellent guides.  Thanks!

Rick Hecht, Berkeley

Absolutely our best trip in Thailand!  The guides were wonderful and the sights magical!

Thank You.  Kliman, San Francisco

Really fun and interesting.  The food was gorgeous and tasty.  Thank you so much for all the friendly guides.

Louise & Jo, Bournemouth, England

Wonderful trip, very professional.  Excellent guide in Rit - very patient and helpful dude.  Great food, environmentally friendly attitude all made the whole day very enjoyable.

Sarah & Steve, Rawai, Thailand

Thanks for your hospitality.  I enjoyed very much and sight is great.  I would like to come back again.

Koji Oku Siomi Asiya City, Japan

JULY 6, DAY TRIP

Fantastic and different experience.

Surinshine, Phuket

Great trip and good food.  I had a fun time.

Rodinoc

Very interesting and informative trip!  Thanks.

Chris and Hannah, Mangosteen

Nice and relaxing trip with great scenery! 

Slaval

Nice trip.  Guides very good and fun.  Scenery very pleasant.  Water great for swimming.  I would recommend it to my friends. 

JHL, M.I.T.

JULY 6 STARLIGHT TRIP

I believe it has been a very exciting experience.  The excursion has surprised myself a lot because I don't think of it this way.  Landscapes are incredible and caves are so small that I never think it is possible.

In conclusion, very very good. 

Patricia Ramiro, Madrid, Spain

El Viejo me la impactico mundo!!  Lo voluena a repetir,

Gracias por ta'o.  Juan Rauiro

Well done!  Your guides are friendly and informative.  The scenery is beautiful.  A highly recommended experience.  Unlike anything I have done before.

Thanks, Eric Singshaw

Fantastic trip!! Thanks.  You are great guide and a lot of fun!!  "Maybe see you tomorrow?"

Kisten & John, Australia

The crew were entertaining, a great day, a once in a lifetime experience.

Rowena Crawford

JULY 4 STARLIGHT

A very excellent day.  Very good briefing, excellent kayaking 0 great food!

Dan & Jill, London, UK

A most amazing experience, by far the most exotic trip of our visit to Thailand.  Thanks for sharing this experience with us.

Ulave & Gil, Johanesburg, South Africa

It was wonderful, splendid, amazing!  We can't wait 'till our next trip here in the place of Paradise!  But we want also the same guide and the same polite crew!!!

Thank You, Efharisto !(Euxzpiaw!)  (Greek)  Lazaso, Lextour gapaulos + Argiro

This was a relaxing trip.  The Staff were very friendly and informative.  Was nice to be on the tour in the evening and see the plankton and the Sunset.  Nice touch.  - It's the only tour.  Thanks to Jenny Tours.

Lex from Essex, England

We are Honeymooners and this trip has been fantastic, great and very romantic.  For the landscape and for the crew, they are very friendly.  We have ckeck that Thailand is the smile country.  Thanks a lot for a WONDERFUL TRIP.  The food was great too.

Rosa M & Molina & Pedro, Madrid, Spain

This was a totally wonderful experience and the perfect end of our stay in beautiful Phuket.  Thank you to everybody on this boat for a fantastic day!

Tefanie, Toby, Nattalie and Sabrina Nanch

Thank you so much for the information you gave, the advice, the cave you look, the great food, the good mood.just a wonderful day I won't forget.

Thomas from Berlin, Germany

Dear Khun John,
Thank you very much.  My family has had a wonderful day and evening.  You certainly got me the right information on how to sell your company, your staff and the organization was fantastic.  They are all well trained and professional.
Again, thank you for all of your team.

Opas, Busakorn Wing, Holiday Inn, Patong

Thank you so much for all the good time!  You are all so kind, nice and funny!  I had a very valuable experience.  I'm so happy to meet and get to know all of you.  Thank you for everything.  I will come again. (heart) Yuko, Japan (smiling cartoon face)

Thank you for all!  I enjoyed very well.  I can't write English so I will write Japanese (Japanese text)          

Naoko Aizawa, Japan

JULY 3 STARLIGHT TRIP

SENSATIONAL!!! HAD THE BEST DAY.

Jenny Spooner

Great adventure, outstanding staff, wonderful time   

Paul Spooner, Australia

A great day - something completely different.  Thanks to every one in the staff.

Ian Holland, Australia

Had a fantastic time!  What an enjoyable and interesting trip!  Hope to be back in Thailand again soon!  I LOVE IT!   Thanks to All the crew!

Amie Spooner Melbourne, Australia

Omishirokatta!

Hideo Sugahara, Japan

Had a great day.  The guides were very professional and entertaining.

Nita and Aaron

Their slogan "Simply the Best" works.  Wonderful John Gray today!
I enjoyed the day.  It was an enchanting, magical day.Nature at its best.

Isabella Ligg

A very interesting and well-organized day.  I liked the litter picking up bit!

Yes, very interesting and great fun.  Great food and good guys.

Jane and Andy, Wales (UK), residents of Oman

Thank you for a lovely day.  Great guide, great scenery, great food.

Buck & Judith Bee

GUEST COMMENTS JUNE 2004

JUNE 30 EXPEDITION EXPRESS (2D/1N) - "IT" and Addy

Thank you Eit and Addie for the most exhilarating trip ever.  The views were breath taking.  The accommodations (Home Sweet Hone was fab.) and your company was both interesting and funny!!!  We will never forget this trip and if was you guys who made it such an experience!!!  We all really loved your yummy yummy food also!

Linda Mason, Mac Milae, Sharon and Steven Mulholland  Paisley 1N

JUNE 23 STARLIGHT TRIP - Lead Guide: BEER

Absolutely amazing.  Never done something like it before and if in Thailand again would like to do again.

Robin Urgunarta

One of a kind experience.  Feel so peaceful inside the hong.
Marvelous paddler and guide.  Would definitely recommend to friends and family. Thanks! 

Vince Lau, Hong Kong

Japanese language on record with many exclamation points!!!

Yukimi & Atsoshi, Japan

Obaigado.  Umo esqueoneme esta expeaienca.  Foi umdio bem passada voltaneomios

Prauetemos, Donia & Pedro - Portugual

Thanks, Thanks, Thanks! We will be back!

Luis Almeda , Portugual

Our day was glorious - such a delight.  I loved having a guide toshare the local knowledge and od all the hard work.   I will treasure my Loi Kratong.

Cheers, Nicole Fry

This is the trip which you must attend in Phuket, Thailand

Hsin-Chia Hung from Taiwan

This is the most fantastic trip.  I love it.

Michelle, Taiwan

The most unforgettable trip and I ever have.  Thanks for the company arrange the night trip to the cave adventure.  It is so thrilling and spectacular that I almost wordless to describe my feeling and what I have experienced.

Albert Wang,  Taiwan

Whab an unbelieveable trip!  Even been traveled in many countries, but this is the first experience whick make me so close to nature!  Thanks a Lot!

Brian Chen, Taiwan

It's really a wonderful experience.  We are very appreciate.  Thank you.

Lily Yang & Arthur, Taiwan

See you next time.  Very nice.  I will be back.

Good luck, Angela

Remarkble and unbelieveable trip.  I was very enjoy it.  Thanks for your great idea.  I will be back.

Ysabe, Japan

Warm and tranquility in my heart.  Love the day.

Fernando

There is no one word that describes this day.  I will always remember this very special day.

Wen-yuh Lien  and Hui-chun Han

JUNE 21 STARLIGHT

The most wonderful birthday party I've had to believe such wonders. 

Erina Battha, Wellington South Africa

The most wonderful day in my life.  Thank you,

Lilly , South Africa.

Thank you for an absolutely wonderful experience!

Bernice, Cresta, South Africa

What a wonderful experience.  Thank you all for such passion and care showing us these treasures.

Geoff & Jo, Johnsonville, Wellington New Zealand

Thank you for a very special birthday.  I feel privileged to have had this experience.

Jo Fellows, Wellington, NZ

Thank you for an enjoyable day.  It was so peaceful inside the lagoons.

Kerrie's Mom and Dad, Smithfields, NSW, Australia

The trip was very enjoyable as above and a real learning experience and a good way to meet great people from all around the World!

Kerrie's Dad

Thank you for the amazing experience.  I will remember this always.  I hope to join you again for a longer overnight journey.

Angela, Longmont, CO

Beyond Words!

Ljiliana Malic, Gallo Manor  JHB RSA

What a wonderful experience.  EXCELLENT!

Willie and Marian, Stellenbbsch,  SA

JUNE 15 STARLIGHT TRIP

What an amazing day!  The crew was excellent - knowledgeable and helpful.  It was a very special day on an amazing honeymoon in a beautiful country.

Ari and Kelley, Washington, D.C. USA

I found the Starlight trip to be fantastic!  I have not previously completed a trip of the caves before and this was a great way to be introduced to the caves of Phuket!

Kathy, Melbourne, Australia

I had a great time!  The crew was nice and friendly and funny!  My favorite part was in the caves at night when we saw the luminescence from the rocks.

Telee Pritt, Texas

John Gray's SeaCanoe tour was wonderful as was the food and crew!  A few guests needed some reminding to shut up during the cave entrance.  The prices for three persons couldn't be beat!

Laurence, The Woodlands, TX, USA Howdy Y'all.

We had a fantastic time!!!  This was an adventure we will remember always.  Great guides and great food. 

Cedar Maria Asmin & Alissa, New Delhi, India

The Starlight trip was the most spectacular and memorable experience during our trip to Phuket.  Our guide Saman was not just very kind but also had wide knowledge of the Nature in Phang Nga Bay.

We definitely recommend the trip to our friends back in Japan.  Also, I would like to come again sometime in the future with my darling.  Thank you very much.

Reiko Sone & "Nik Kimoto

JUNE 15 DAY TRIP

Many thanks to all the crew.  We had a wonderful experience in the caves.  Nice food.  Would recommend this trip to everyone.  Thanks again

Lesley & John - London, England

Yet again a wonderful time - even through the low tunnels.  Thanks to all the crew and the chef for looking after us, and our stomachs!!  Will see you again next time.

Linda & Mike Surrey, England

Many thanks to all the crew for looking after us and taking us through the caves.  The food was great too.  Many thanks, Great trip.

J. Wilkie, Scotland

Great guys/Great food/Great trip. Thanks to you all.

Pam & Lez Moran, Surrey, UK

JUNE 11 DAY TRIP

Today's trip was fantastic.  Had a great time.  All crew on board was so great.  Couldn't get more nicer people who booked the trip with us.

Rayleen & Trevor, Mitchell Park S.A.

Very nice trip.  Good guide, good food.  Fantastic scenery!  Nighttime hong visit was fascinating!  Will recommend to others.  Good guide!

Maddens & Patrick - Friendswood, Texas USA

The trip was great!  Lot's of fun, well organized and very friendly staff.  The caves and lagoon were beautiful, would like to do it all again!  Thanks!

Jane and Phil

Had a wonderful time.  I couldn't imagine a more perfect day from the people and food to the absolutely incredible scenery!  Thanks for the life long memories.

Marc Weinrick

It was fantastic!  I enjoyed every moment of the trip.  Thank you.

Chen Lim, SIngapore

What a super day and the highlight of our trip.  Something we have never heard of before and what a great experience.  Thanks to all on board for keeping our thirsts at bay and for the excellent food - what a day!

This must be one of the premier wildlife experiences!!!

Thank you, Rolan & Nicola, Johannasburg, South Africa

To Our Mates at "John Gray"
Cool day out in the wilderness of Phang Nga bay!!  Excellent guides, wonderful hospitality & very knowledgeable!!  Fantastic food and drinks all day.

THANKS MATE!!  Andrew & Casey  Wollongong, Australia

JUNE 11 STARLIGHT TRIP Lead Guide: BEER

Very nice trip.  Good guide, good food.  Fantastic scenery!  Night time hong visit was fascinating!  Will recommend to others.  Good guide!

Maddens & Patrick - Friendswood, Texas USA

JUNE 15 DAY TRIP Lead Guide: BEER

Many thanks to all the crew.  We had a wonderful experience in the caves.  Nice food.  Would recommend this trip to everyone.  Thanks again

Lesley & John - London, England

Yet again a wonderful time - even through the low tunnels.  Thanks to all the crew and the chef for looking after us, and our stomachs!!  Will see you again next time.

Linda & Mike Surrey, England

Many thanks to all the crew for looking after us and taking us through the caves.  The food was great too.  Many thanks,  Great trip. 

J. Wilkie, Scotland

Great guys/Great food/Great trip. Thanks to you all.

Pam & Lez, Surrey, UK

JUNE 5 STARLIGHT

Excellent trip but remind guests to bring an extra shirt.  Anyway, well done.

David Yick, China

Cannot object to anything except the taste of noodles.  Good job and Excellent and remarkable experience.

Henry Hiu,

Great trip.  Well-organized and extremely friendly staff.  Will recommend trip to anyone.  Thank you.

Leen Wong, Hong Kong

Excellent trip and I love it very much.

Kawee Nganthaiee - Thailand

JUNE 4 DAY TRIP Lead Guide: BEER

Thoroughly enjoyable!  Great service, Great staff. 

Keith Steel & Elizabeth Steel

Perfect end to a perfect holiday.  The guides were superb and the whole experience immensely enjoyable - thoroughly recommend.

Tim & Lisa Gaywood

Very professional and enjoyable experience.  The guides briefed us before boarding the rafts.  When we encountered other groups it was readily apparent they had not received similar briefs.  Definitely recommended. 

Brady.

Thanks to everyone aboard for a most interesting and enjoyable day.  Food was fantastic.  Eddy was a great guide, very knowledgeable, would love to come back!  Will recommend.

Sally, Paul, Anthony and Faye, Portsmouth, England

JUNE  3 STARLIGHT TRIP

Wonderful experience, caves were fascinating and beautiful.  The whole crew were very friendly, thank you to our guide Maxy and of course the chef for the lovely food.  Highly recommended.

Sherra & John - Edinburgh, Scotland

A most amazing experience 0 never to be forgotten.  The crew was very accommodating and efficient.  Wonderful food.

George, Cape Town, South Africa

A word - "Terrific" Really beyond our imagination.  Starlights impressed me a lot.  Crews are friendly and experienced.  Will join again on my next visit.

P.H. Chen & Lzaya Lu - Kaohsiung, Taiwan

A magical experience.  We will never forget Amazing Hongs.  Glistening plankton and incredibly knowledgeable guide in Eddy.  Fantastic crew and a great meal.

Steve and Maria - Oxford, England

JUNE 2 STARLIGHT TRIP

Beer, we all had a great time!  What a memorable experience, going through all the caves especially being growled at by the monkey.  The tricky games I tried were a lot of fun and surely made us think!  Had to work our minds out with the last match trick - ha, ha, ha!

The service was fantastic and the food - my God, they meals were all wonderful!  Thank you so much for everything!!!  Will definitely recommend your service to our friends back home. Take care and thank you again.

Illison family and Var family

JUNE 1 STARLIGHT TRIP

Thank you for a wonderful tour of the caves & hongs of Phang Nga Bay!  All guides were excellent & very helpful.  We had an amazing time!  Thanks for everything!

Laura & John, Honolulu, Hawai'i

Great trip.  Wonderful Experience.

Viray, Manchester, UK

GUEST COMMENTS - MAY 2004 (start of Green Season)

MAY 21 - QSI SCHOOL OVERNIGHT TRIP

A great trip.  Thank you, John Gray SeaCanoe!
Thank you for this trip and thanks for helping us in this trip.  I hope we will see you again next time when we go on John Gray's SeaCanoe.

Thank you very much, Martin

Thank you for putting together a great trip for our students I'm confident that everyone gained new insights in the issues faced in the management of Phang Nga Bay.  I especially enjoyed our paddle in Hong Yai - what a special place!  Thanks again for sharing pieces of Phang Nga Bay with us.  I hope future QSI classes will have the opportunity to go on a trip with John Gray SeaCanoe!

Rick Kramer

Hey wazzup.  The trip has been very fun for a couple of days.  The food was great and the campfire was awesome.  I really look forward to doing this again.

PS - Don't let Kain read this.

Thank you, Ayla (Happy face)

Hello - The trip was really fun and I appreciate the nice trip that we had.Thank you very much!  I hope I can see you again later.  I really enjoyed this trip.

Thank you, Seulbee Lee (happy cat face)

The trip was wonderful and I really like the lagoons and the food was very good.

Dennis, Thank you.

I thought that the trip was fun because I had someone to talk to like Eit and Pong.

Michael.  PS.  I wrote this while driving on a crap road.

MAY 19 - STARLIGHT TRIP - Lead Guide: BEER

Beer - You are the best boat tour guide ever!  This is a very fun day trip and it has been our pleasure getting to know you today.  I was very scared and you helped calm me down.  This was a wonderful day - one we will always remember!  Thank you very much!

Best wishes to you - Come to America, we will take care of you!!

James & Molly Pickett, Phoenix Arizona, USA 

AWESOME DAY!  Everyone on this tour was so friendly and fun.  Kayaking through the caves was the scariest thing I've ever done, but it was so much fun!  Thank you all for an exciting day.

Emily & Janie Brown

- BEER - Thanks for getting my daughter through the caves - She's glad she did it.  The food was delicious.  Love your Thai hospitality and fun spirit.

Gavin Brown

MAY 18 - DAY TRIP - Lead Guide: KHAO

First of all, the guides are so approachable and friendly, we feel so welcomed and so "at home" throughout the trip!  Their knowledge, too, contributed to the great experience definitely!  Duration of the trip is well organized!  P/S:  Too bad we didn't see the monkeys though!  Hee hee---

Jalos & Jowell, Singapore

We had an incredible time.  The whole trip was really enjoyable and we will keep the memory of the peacefulness of the Diamond Cave at night.  The experience is really worth it all!  Thanks to the whole crew.

Andrea & Sebastian from Canada

MAY 18 STARLIGHT TRIP - Lead Guide: Beer

Hello Beer - Thank you for a super day.  It has been an unbelievable experience.

Tonni Anderson, Canada

A wonderful experience.  

Knud Westergaard, Toronto, Canada

Sparkling water.  Sparkling honeymoon,

J & S.  Toronto, Canada

Very exciting!  A lot of fun and a lot to see!

Peter Balda

MAY 11, 2004

Never thought I would be canoeing in Thailand!!!  Very cool!!!

Karissa, Perth, Australia

Wonderful trip.  Our guide was very friendly and full of interesting information.  Between the refuse we collected and the Kratong, this should be plenty of thanks for all!

Toby Floyd, Australia

Great Trip, good crew and food, well thought out/organized.  Highly recommend!

EXPEDITION EXPRESS - MAY 11, 2004 - Beer and Pong

A wonderful, wonderful trip!  Nice variety of things to see and do.
Thank you Beer and Pong for your Thai hospitality and for your knowledge of Phang Nga Bay and the habitat that lives there.
I'm glad we did an overnighter with you for the added experience of seeing the monkeys and for eating your delicious breakfast.

'Mama Grace and Papa Richard"

".a great introduction to Thailand.  No better way to start a visit than to see the natural wonders and with knowledgeable and able guides.  I will never forget the adventure of the bat caves.

"Ed from Florida"

MAY 4 STARLIGHT TRIP

Lots and lots of fun.  We saw a monkey and beautiful plankton and stars and sea.  Amazing!  Thank You.

I had an amazing time.  Thank you to all the guides for being so helpful.  This was the highlight of my trip so far.

Esme

I found this trip extremely interesting.  I was very pleased and thankful for the level of care and attention placed on smaller details.

Angela Yim, Hong Kong

It was an unforgettable experience.  Great service, great food, great itinerary.  Well done, Team.

Zona Yim, Shanghai, China



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