If you’re wondering how we got to tour around Phuket, here’s a blogpost to give you a step by step! :) Being on a budget when traveling is a hack Vern and I have mastered after all the travels we’ve gone on the past 3 years. We make sure not go overboard when it comes to the little details just so we can experience and do as much as we can with the money we’ve set aside. Going on tours can be quite expensive especially in very touristy areas like Phuket. One of the more famous islands is The James Bond Island (aka Khao Phing Kan) and the only way to see and get there is by a boat. Now after some researching, we found out that Phi Phi Islands and Maya Bay are more worth it than seeing this island that’s why we shelled out quite a bit more for our boat budget as compared to this spot. Ofcourse, we still didn’t want to miss out on seeing this especially because it might be awhile before we go back to Thailand. Our solution?
We found a website which we believe is the ubers of boats called NOW BOAT. It’s a service that caters to travellers from different parts of the world to help them find a boat that fits their needs and their budget :) Now don’t think that just because you’re on a budget, you’ll get bad service and an old vessel. NowBoat made sure to screen all their partners to make sure that every traveller gets the service everyone deserves :) With just a few clicks on the website, you’ll have the tour you want!
When you get to the site, just type what you want to do and where you want to go then the website will lead you to a page where you can find an activity that fits your budget and preference. Once you’ve chosen, the fleet operator will contact you to finalize all details :)
NowBoat booked us an afternoon aboard the the La Moet boat where we met people from all walks of life. It was an amazing experience to hear stories from backpackers, new couples who want to get each other more, groups of friends who are catching up from college, solo travellers and even old couples who are rekindling their love! lol NowBoat makes sure your life’s easier just from the hotel as they offer a free service that picks you up and brings you to the pier. There was also food available for us to munch on and we were allowed to bring drinks for us to enjoy the whole afternoon :)
The great time we had in Khao Phing Kan made me so excited for the next we’ll book a boat on the site! Now what island do we visit next? Suggestions please? :)
Coverup from NA-KD and Swimsuit from CESA PH