Natural History By Sea Kayak Since 1983
We Don’t Do Anything Normal
John Gray SeaCanoe did get the SKAL Ecotourism Award

Practice Makes Perfect



John Gray SeaCanoes have been plying the waves and taking visitors on eye-opening voyages of ecological discovery since 1983.  Prospective explorers with John Gray’s SeaCanoe, ASEAN’s premier sea-kayaking company, should be aware of the company motto: “We Don’t Do Anything Normal”!  Spreading excitement and delight from its starting point on Hawai’i, the company has brought the ecology of Tahiti, Fiji, Samoa, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines to the eager focus of its customers. 

The Company aims to help people to learn more about the natural world with nothing but the best, top quality resources, be they human, equipment or food.  All food sourced by the company is sustainable and chemical-free .  John’s business is a multi-award winner, earning six major awards in its first five years but John gets greater personal pleasure and sense of achievement just watching his customers, clearly moved by their experience, disembark with indelible memories.

Tempted? Don’t put it off; book your adventure today!

Why let another opportunity of real adventure and excitement slip by?


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Launch yourself on a trip in a lifetime.

Free round trip to your Phuket hotel

Arrive and depart in memorable style

Light lunch and dinner

Only the best quality food is good enough for our fellow adventurers.

National park fees

These are included in our initial charges

Experienced, qualified Guides

To ensure absolute safety and lasting memories.


Lonely planet
Lonely planet
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The original, still the most reputable and by far the most ecologically sensitive company on the island. Like any good brand in Thailand, John Gray’s ‘Seacanoe’ name and itineraries have been frequently copied. Located north of Phuket Town.
Phuket Magazine
Phuket Magazine
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There are not too many people in the world who would choose to call themselves “Ling Yai” - Thai for Big Monkey - or have their employees refer to them by that name. But John Gray is proud of the nickname. He signs off his emails with it, even adding another nickname, “Caveman”, which was given to him by fellow runners in the Hash House Harriers. So John Gray is an unusual man. He’s also fascinating to talk with - a passionate, 24/7 environmental activist with a sense of humor to match his sense of mission.
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Lying flat in my kayak to float under the rock wall just inches above my nose, I couldn't help wondering how long until the tide would rise, trapping my fellow kayakers and me on the far side of the bat-filled cave we had just paddled through. But after emerging into the secluded, pristine lagoon, with sheer limestone cliffs rising up to the blue sky above, and a family of macaque monkeys descending from the trees, I was in no hurry to leave.

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