Simba Sea Trips

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Experience the breathtaking beauty of Phuket like never before. Our exclusive tours are waiting for you to explore. From pristine beaches to vibrant markets, there’s so much to see and do!

About Simba

18 Years of Premium Tours in Thailand

Small Group Tours - Beat the Crowds

Simba Sea Trips has been Australian owned and managed from it’s conception in 2005, to offer exclusive island excursions for tourists visiting Phuket. We had heard so many disappointing stories of people crammed onto old boats like cattle who had not been given the experience they had been promised. We aspired to change all this by providing visitors with the best tours in Phuket.

Best Tours

At Simba we are all about quality, and we leave no stone unturned in our efforts to offer the best boat tours Thailand has to offer.

Safe and Fun

Our boats and crew are maintained and trained to the highest levels of marine safety standards. Our reliability and accident free record over 18 years in operation is testament to this.

Local Ecology

With a passion for the sea and environmentalists at heart, we love and care for our beautiful, ecological surroundings and just as important, is our love of the Thai people and their rich cultures.

Management Team

Simba’s tour guides are simply the best you will find on the island. They possess exceptional English, experience, knowledge and provide outstanding service. They are what make Simba Sea Trips deliver on their promise to provide the best tours in Phuket. Simba’s tour guides also endeavour to enrich your experience more broadly. Feel free to ask them for assistance or questions all day, they are more than happy to help! Below is a little information about our staff, many of whom you may have already met.

Andrea Chappell

Simba’s private charter consultant. She helps guests determine which tour will be the perfect to suit their needs and desires and create lifetime memories. Prior to joining the Simba team, Andrea ran and owned her own wedding planning company based in Phuket. The knowledge gained through that means that Andrea is very experienced

with catering to customer’s needs and has extensive knowldge regarding the Phuket boat tours locations. In addition to that, Andrea has lived in Phuket for 12 years and Hong Kong prior to that. In both locations, Andrea owned and lived on boats and is passionate about the sea and exploring hidden locations.

Paul Chappell

General Manager/Owner Paul has for over 25 years worked as a professional pilot in the worlds highest quality airlines, and more recently operating private jets for some of Asia's most prominent VIP's. Blessed with time to balance between life as a professional pilot, and running marine businesses, Paul is able to bring

the highest levels of aviation customer service quality and engineering/operations oversight to the small boat industry in Thailand, which makes Simba Sea Trips unique to its competitors. Paul has a passion for the sea and wishes to share the amazing, world class waterways surrounding Phuket with as many as he can through Simba.

Management Team

Simba’s our guides are simply the best you will find on the island. They possess exceptional English, experience, knowledge and provide outstanding service. They are what make Simba Sea Trips deliver on their promise to provide the best tours in Phuket. Simba’s tour guides also endeavour to enrich your experience more broadly. Feel free to ask them for assistance or questions all day, they are more than happy to help! Below is a little information about our staff, many of whom you may have already met.

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Tour Guides

Simba’s tour guides are simply the best you will find on the island of Phuket with exceptional English, experience, knowledge and service. Simba’s tour guides also look to enrich your experience of Phuket more broadly. Feel free to ask them questions all day… they are more than happy to help!
Meet Momo, one of Simba Sea Trips’ longest-standing and beloved tour guides! With seven years of experience under her belt, Momo is not just a guide but a beacon of warmth and expertise on every trip she leads.
Guests adore Momo for her infectious personality, which shines through in every interaction. Her dedication to exceeding expectations is evident in the numerous 5-star reviews she receives, with guests often describing her as “amazing.” Momo’s caring nature knows no bounds, as she goes above and beyond to ensure that every guest feels cared for and valued.

One of Momo’s superpowers is her ability to take care of guests who experience seasickness, ensuring that everyone on board feels comfortable and supported throughout the journey. Her compassion and attentiveness have made her a favorite among return guests, many of whom specifically request her guidance for their next adventure.

When she’s not guiding tours, Momo can often be found indulging in her love for snorkeling. Her passion for exploring the underwater world is contagious, and she delights in sharing this enthusiasm with guests, making every snorkeling experience a memorable one.

Join Momo on a journey of discovery with Simba Sea Trips, where her caring nature and passion for adventure promise an unforgettable experience for all!
Meet Harry, a seasoned member of the Simba team with a wealth of experience and a passion for sharing his knowledge about Phi Phi Island and Phang Nga Bay with others. Having been with Simba for an impressive 12 years, Harry’s dedication to his role as a tour guide shines through in every excursion.
Harry was inspired to become a tour guide because he saw it as an opportunity to share his wealth of knowledge and his passion for his country with others. His love for imparting information and enriching the experiences of guests on boat tours Phuket led him to choose Simba as the perfect platform for his passion.

One of Harry’s most memorable experiences as a tour guide with Simba was guiding guests through the serene beauty of Phang Nga Bay and iconic destinations like James Bond Island. He finds this destination particularly enjoyable as it offers a more relaxing atmosphere, allowing guests to truly unwind and appreciate their surroundings.

To ensure guests have an enjoyable and enriching experience during his tours, Harry adopts a caring attitude and provides guests with ample information about the destinations and activities, including popular Phuket boat trips and Speed boat Phuket tours. He believes in creating a welcoming and informative atmosphere that leaves a lasting impression on guests.

Harry finds the most fulfilling aspect of his job to be when customers return and specifically request him as their guide, a testament to the exceptional service he provides.

For guests considering a tour with Simba, Harry’s message is clear: the tours prioritize small groups, ensuring a more personalized and enjoyable experience for everyone involved, including iconic destinations like James Bond Island. For the ultimate experience he recommends a private boat tour Phuket. With Harry as your guide, you’re guaranteed an unforgettable journey filled with knowledge, care, and relaxation.

Office Staff

There is a happy team behind the scenes at Simba! Lovely Moya will ensure tour is all organized perfectly, delightful Keow makes your “brunch”, and Deng our boat manager will ensure that everything is ship shape on the boats. Moya, Paul and Andrea are your first point of contact and will be assisting you with any email and phone queries. If you have any enquiries at all don’t hesitate to contact the office.
Meet Billy, a very important part of the operations team. Billy ensures that every aspect of your journey is meticulously planned and executed. From coordinating bus schedules for those early morning wake-up calls to provisioning the boat with delicious food and drinks, Billy is the mastermind behind the scenes working all this out.
One of Billy’s key responsibilities is catering to special dietary requirements, ensuring that every guest’s needs are met. He takes great pride in providing a personalized experience for each traveler, going above and beyond to make sure everyone feels welcome and cared for.

Billy’s enthusiasm for meeting new people shines through in his love for practicing English with guests and learning about their home countries. He’s always eager to share stories and make connections, adding an extra layer of warmth to the Simba experience.

When he’s not busy ensuring everything runs smoothly, Billy can be found indulging in his love for snorkeling or exploring the island on his scooter. His adventurous spirit and attention to detail make him an invaluable member of the Simba team, ensuring that every guest has an unforgettable experience from start to finish.
Meet Moya, the vibrant heart of Simba Sea Trips! With her infectious energy and love for adventure, Moya has been steering the ship as the office manager since March 2018. She’s your go-to person for any queries or emails, ensuring your journey with Simba is as smooth as the waves of the Andaman Sea.
For Moya, the travel and tourism industry is more than just a job; it’s a passion. She thrives on the excitement of discovering new places and experiences, making each day a new adventure. From handling emails to liaising with government departments in Thailand, Moya keeps the gears turning at Simba with her expertise and enthusiasm.

One of Moya’s greatest joys is witnessing the growth of Simba, culminating in the recent upgrade to the luxurious SOHO Pool club. She takes pride in providing customers with unforgettable experiences, especially when they return from tours with wide-eyed wonder, exclaiming, ‘oh, that was so amazing!’

Beyond her role at Simba, Moya is a dedicated hobby farmer, nurturing her own slice of paradise. Some of the fruits from her farm even make their way onto Simba’s tours, adding a personal touch to the experience. With Moya at the helm, Simba Sea Trips promises not just a tour, but a journey of a lifetime.

Boat Crew

At Simba, experience is not just an ambition. It’s a requirement and no where is this more prevalent than the employment of our Boat Crew. Some of our staff, include Deckhand En (pictured) have over 38 years experience traversing the waters of the Andaman Sea, often as longtail fishermen in their youth! Although it may be your first or second time making the crossing to Phi Phi, for some of these’s guys, it’s their 1000th. As you may be aware, we own, operate, manage and maintain our own boats. This allows us to directly employ our staff based on factors like experience.
Meet Seaman Wat, a vital member of the Simba Sea Trips team, bringing two years of experience and a wealth of expertise to our operations. With a background as a professional surfer, Wat has competed in renowned surfing competitions worldwide, including the iconic Bondi Beach in Australia.
Hailing from the picturesque island of Koh Lipe, Wat’s passion for the water is deeply rooted in his upbringing. His experience as a lifeguard in Thailand further underscores his commitment to safety and well-being in aquatic environments.
 
At Simba, Wat’s role is crucial in ensuring the safety of our guests while showcasing the underwater wonders. His professionalism and training make him a valuable asset, and we are fortunate to have him on our team. Join Wat on a journey of discovery with Simba Sea Trips, where his expertise and passion for the sea promise an unforgettable experience for all!

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Simba Tour Boats

specifically designed for sightseeing tours

Our tour boats Simba 7,8 and 9 are all modern, Seat 359 fibreglass speedboats, powered by two quiet, and emissions friendly Honda Marine 250hp 4-stroke engines. We are the only company in Thailand that operates this superior style of boat that features a club-seating layout and is specifically designed for sightseeing tours, not just people movers like all other tour operators in Phuket. They are 12 metres long and three-quarters of their length are under-canopy for shade. For the convenience of passengers, there is also a toilet and freshwater shower onboard.
Our tour boats are licensed to carry upto 26 passengers, though we only ever carry a maximum of 18 adults on each tour. All Simba boats are maintained and cleaned daily to impeccable standards, and exceed all local and international safety standards.

Simba X ‘Helicopter

won Boating magazine’s motor boat of the year award in 2009

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Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime with our famous Simba tours all over Phuket and surrounding islands. Travel in comfort and space on a great variety of Phuket boat tours.
From excursions to famous landmarks to snorkeling into the deep waters of nearby lagoons, Simba Sea Trips guarantees having a day well spent. Spend unforgettable moments and enjoy the beautiful scenery at some of the most beautiful places around the world.

Have lunch at a floating restaurant, visit the famous James Bond Island and spend your day with the cutest monkeys at the Phi Phi Islands Monkey Beach. These are only some of the exciting activities and places you will visit on our Boat Day Trips.

With our speedboat tours and an early bird mentality, we want to offer our customers the best experience possible in the area of Phuket. Enjoy such things in Phuket including all day tours, light meals, island hopping, snorkeling and excursions to fantastic destinations while avoiding the crowd and taking advantage of all of the time available for the tour!

Andrea Chappell

Simba’s private charter consultant. She helps guests determine which tour will be the perfect to suit their needs and desires and create lifetime memories.

Andrea Chappell

Simba’s private charter consultant. She helps guests determine which tour will be the perfect to suit their needs and desires and create lifetime memories. Prior to joining the Simba team, Andrea ran and owned her own wedding planning company based in Phuket.

Our mission

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Our mission

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Management Team

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Who ‘ll be looking after you

The Simba Expert Team

Simba’s tour guides are simply the best you will find on the island. They possess exceptional English, experience, knowledge and provide outstanding service. They are what make Simba Sea Trips deliver on their promise to provide the best tours in Phuket. Simba’s tour guides also endeavour to enrich your experience more broadly. Feel free to ask them for assistance or questions all day, they are more than happy to help! Below is a little information about our staff, many of whom you may have already met.

Darlene Robertson

Founder & CEO

Jenny Wilson

Marketing Manager

Jerome Bell

Product Manager

Annette Black

UI/UX Designer

Eleanor Pena

Creative Director