I’m looking to paddle in SE Asia possibly in Thailand around Phuket. I’ve found one guide company http://seakayaking-thailand.com
But there is a somewhat mixed review. My interest is to find an outfit that is away from the tourist high traffic area that uses sit in sea kayaks and is not a “beginners” paddle. Rustic accommodations and camping are all ok for me. Do want good authentic Thai food and experienced guides. Does anybody have first hand experience and recommendations?
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I have a connection there. Can help you with non-guided too which would be best. I did a 30-day solo trip out of near Phuket, non tourist. Island hopped. beautiful. paddled to Maylasia etc . Also did a solo 9 dayer same area. email me today.
I found a great hide a way so email me if you want to get away from tourist and become a traveler! They have good kayaks, and gear including tents and stoves so you dont have to buy when there etc. I went NON guided which was best and plotted route and island hopped most were deserted. You can easily resupply at towns, or stop off at a resort and eat thus not having to carry a lot of food. Plenty to explore. I did a 30-day solo down the coast to Maylaysia border etc. Awesome camps and paddling. IF you want a guide let me know, I could help. BEst to stay away from tourist places for a real adventure. email me and i can send photos, details, company and more info if you want the best paddling experience of your life.
Paddling in SE Asia
Wow Norm, That sounds amazing!!! Though I may not do a solo on my first visit to the area I would love to know more about your trip and any other advice you may have.
Like you I am not into the tourist thing so if I do use a guide which is likely first time round I’d want them to know where to get away from the masses, be knowledgable about the local flora, fauna , environmentally conscience, locally based and generally good people you’d want to spend time with.