Hotel Transfer service – Booking Cutoff 9 hours before departure
Please note any bookings made after 9pm the night before tour departure, do not include transport to our marina. These guests are required to arrive at our office at least 30 minutes before tour departure time. We provide a complimentary return to your accommodation provided it is within the free transfer zone as indicated in the below paragraph. Locations outside of this zone incur a 500 Baht charge.
Hotel Transfers Charges (Not applicable for Private Charters)
If your pickup location is outside the complimentary mini-van route of Kata, Karon and Patong, Kamala, Surin, Bangtao we need to hire a private car to make the return transfer. Please check this link to view a map of the free transfer zone.
The cost for car is 500 THB baht each way (per car – not per person) and we will organise this for you. For locations outside of Phuket higher charges apply and we will advise you soon after receiving your booking.
This can be paid on the day of your trip when you pay the balance of the tour costs.
We will advise an exact pick-up time the day before the tour.
Cancellation Policy : Please Read
By advancing your deposit to Simba Sea trips, you therefore agree to be bound by the below terms and conditions.
Cancellations within 3 days of the trip, or a no show (inc missed departure when using own transport) will result in 100% of the total cost being charged. This means you would not only lose the deposit you would be required to pay the balance stated on the confirmation email. Note – if Simba is able to re-book your seats to other customers you will be provided a full refund ASAP.
In the case of sickness we will make every effort to move you to an alternative date however the cancellation policy still stands. As we limit the number of guests on each trip, we do get fully booked and a reschedule may not be possible. A refund will be applicable should we be able to re-book your seats to other customers.
Should other changes be made to bookings within 5 days of the tour date (date change, tour change, passenger booking reduction) Simba reserves the right to apply a 750 baht per person booking amendment fee.
If Simba cancel a trip and can not reschedule during your time in Phuket we will refund 100% of all deposits immediately. Minimum passenger numbers apply on certain tours and Simba reserves the right to cancel the tour and provide a full refund or change dates, or tour type at the customer’s discretion.
Insurance Policy: Please Read
Insurance is included in your tour package (for ages 3 months -75 years only) and covers the time from which you are collected from your hotel/resort through to your drop-off at your hotel/resort in the evening. Insurance cover is void if you do not provide the correct age of each member of the booking party and passport number.
Back injuries, pregnancy or any other pre-existing medical conditions are not covered by any of our insurance policies and we strongly recommend clients do not take part in any of our speed-boat tours.
The insurance cover provided by Simba is limited in nature and may not extend beyond a reasonable level of base treatment and hospital care. For any foreseeable injuries that might occur on tour the coverage is adequate.
No personal belongings such as cameras and phones are covered by our insurance in the event of loss or damage (NO EXCEPTIONS).
Note that any action Simba may take with respect to (1) assisting with organisation of medical assistance or (2) allowing claims to be made under Simba’s customer insurance policy, is conducted on a ‘no liability’ basis.
Prices are inclusive of Thailand VAT taxes of 7% however Simba charges a 2% booking processing fee (applies to total tour cost) to offset credit card / Paypal charges or nearly 4%. This is refundable in full if the balance payment is made in cash (baht).
Simba Sea Trips has been Australian owned and managed from it’s inception in 2005, to offer exclusive island excursions for tourists visiting Phuket.
My wife and I spent a week in Phuket and we ended up doing two Simba Tours, after being thoroughly impressed by our first tour.
We did the Phi Phi island tour, and the James Bond island tour. Both were amazing and I would recommend doing them both because they were very different from each other. The Phi Phi islands tour had snorkeling and a lot of pristine beach and lagoon locations, while the Jamea Bond island tour had no snorkeling but sea kayaking instead, as well as cave exploration.
Both times the driver showed up at our hotel in Karon beach early, and was very pleasant to deal with. He takes you directly to their office in the Royal Phuket Marina, where a light morning snack is waiting for you (boiled eggs, coffee, crackers, fruit, etc.). There's then a briefing of the tour on a large map that is very comprehensive so that everyone understands the days schedule and can ask questions. Both times the briefing was done by one of the tour guides named Harry who speaks perfect English. The tour guides themselves were amazing, we had Woody on our first tour and Harry on our second tour and I can guarantee that these guys are top notch. They really do avoid all of the masses, for example we were the first ones on the James Bond island, which apparently is very very busy normally. The tour guides know when the popular spots get busy and using the smaller boat (we had approximately 16 people on our first tour and 15 on the second), they are able to get in and out before the masses. The crew on the boat such as the captain and boat boy were always very friendly, often taking candid pictures of us, which they offer to email to you afterwards at no cost. If I could give more than 5 stars, I would! Highly recommend.