John Gray’s Sea Canoe – Bioluminescent Plankton Tour Phuket
“National History By Sea Kayak Since 1983 is built upon the motto “We Don’t Do Anything Normal”. And we don’t. We are the original sea cave kayakers everywhere we go, starting with Hawai’i, Tahiti, Fiji, Samoa, Thailand , Vietnam and the Philippines. We use only the best equipment – such as our custom made “Sea Explorer” SOTAR caving kayaks, and and REI camping gear.
We are more than just good fun. Inspired by “Hokule’a” the Polynesian Voyaging Canoe that founded the Hawaiian renaissance that spread across the Tropical Pacific, our purpose since 1983 is to create a top quality learning adventure by sea kayaking along the most dramatic coastlines in the tropical Pacific Basin. Sea caving is just one educational venue in our “Natural History By Sea Kayak:
The concept gained fruition in just two years. In 1985, John, News Anchor Gary Sprinkle and videographer made a documentary “Moloka’i’s Forgotten Frontier” that won not only an EMMY Award, but the US Outdoor Writers Council “Teddy” for the Best Environmental Education Production of 1985.
Once Hawai’i was locked into Environmental Law, John turned his sights on Asia. After being marooned in Phuket after the money for two groups never came from the Hawai’i home office, Gray founded the entire “SeaCanoe” industry on US$28. He founded “SeaCanoe” and paid staff by giving away the shares and kept none for himself. That company won six major awards in five years, but the Thai manager got a big head and fired John. Big mistake. The old company is now in obscurity, and the best guides came over to John Gray’s SeaCanoe – now ASEAN’s premier sea kayaking company. We don’t collect awards any more. Our true awards are Trip Advisor Comments.
|11.30 – 12.30 AM||Pick up from your hotel and transfer to Ao Po Pier.|
|12.00-13.00 PM||Arrive at Ao Po pier
Embark in our modern Twin-engine escort boat, Thai style light lunch.
|14.30 PM||Arrive first island and explore 1-2 caves and hongs.|
|15.30 PM||Return to the escort boat and move to the Hong Island.|
|16.00 PM||Explore two more caves and hongs.|
|16.45 PM||Make your own Kratong , Self-Paddle and swimming.|
|17.30 PM||Thai buffet dinner during Phang Nga Bay Sunset|
|18.30 PM||Return to your kayak after dark to float your Loi Kratong and see Bioluminescent Plankton.|
|20.00-20.30 PM||Arrive Ao Po and transfer to your mini-van.|
|21.00-21.30 PM||Drop off at your hotel.|
NOTICE: Timing is given for information as each trip is different depending in tide and weather conditions. Our trips are not recommended for pregnant women,child under 1 year old of age and people who suffering from any medication disability. Please Do not take any unnecessary belongings or high valuables during the trip as the company will not take any responsability for any loss or damages.
Included in Tour
|Hotel or Airport pick-up and drop off|
|Escort boat (when applicable)|
|John Gray’s Sea Canoe gear|
|John Gray’s Sea Canoe well educated and experienced guides|
|Full Board meal plan|
|Soft Drinks and Water Camping and Cooking gear|