Prices Per Person (in Thai Baht):
The prices and information above are not contractual. Please contact us directly to finalize any agreement. Exploratory trips are priced according to our research prior to the trip. For more information on confirming a booking see our reservations policy.
tours are where price and quality meet
Our guides are the most highly skilled and certified kayaking guides in Southern Thailand. Dave is also a British Canoe Union Level 2 Coach and is level 3 trained. In addition, Dave is a certified BCU lifeguard, an Emergency First Response instructor, certified in first aid by ITC and is a certified technician in Rescue 3 International.
So, instead of applying for meaningless tourism awards, we spend our time honing our outdoor-related skills and learning all we can about safety.
Dave is the most experienced paddler in Southern Thailand.
We have a fleet of very high quality traditional kayaks. We don't use cheap Ocean Kayak (brand name) or FeelFree sit-on-top boats like our competitors. We are real kayakers - we use real kayaks. All of our kayaks are imported into Thailand, so in addition to the high price of quality kayaks, we have to deal with steep duty fees. And, in order to have enough boats to be able to fit each tour guest with a kayak that suits her/his body size, we have to have a large variety of styles and sizes. Our paddles are also high quality.
We are an expedition company. We don't do day trips except on special request. Therefore, we don't have daily income. It would be considered 'selling out' if we resorted to running a day trip just so we'd have steady money coming in. Doing the same thing day after day gets to you after a while. Your enthusiasm naturally dwindles. It becomes a 'job' and that's a bad word at PaddleAsia!
We look forward to each and every trip. Small group trips always cost a bit more. That's the price of not being around hordes of other tourists. We specialize in getting away from other tours. Each trip is unique. All you have to do is pay a bit more.
How can our tour leaders and guides get tired of doing something differently almost every time? We have regular meeting to get feedback from our team members to make sure they are still enjoying each destination. So, you get happy guides and tour leaders who love what they do. That's worth a lot!
Low season (May through October) is when we get out and explore new territories. It's a fun time for all. Anyone in the company can suggest a new destination or a new twist on a current destination.
Low season is also when we do technique training and hold natural history classes. Our knowledge of the flora and fauna of SE Asia is unparalleled. School is costly to PaddleAsia, so we have to factor it into our tour prices.
So, what do you think about our pricing structure now? You get top quality gear, enthusiastic tour leaders and guides who are trained to the highest standards.
We run top-notch memorable tours. That's why a large percentage of our business comes from return clients/friends. Join us on one of our one-of-a-kind kayak tours and you'll see what we mean.
Tel/fax: +66 76 241519
Authority of Thailand License Number 31/0204