Chromeman wrote:Going to visit the cave next Wednesday as part of the "Sea cruise on 'The Peacock'" with Mermaid Cruises.
You can also take our speedboat and cross to the National Park to walk up and visit the famous Phraya Nakhon Cave.Big Boy wrote:Really? I didn't realise the cave was part of the Mermaid tour. Make sure you wear sturdy footwear. I found a good stick to help my balance a good aid as well. Be ready for a good climb
Hi CM and BB,
Just for the sake of clarification:
Visiting Tam Praya Nakhon has been included as an option in our Sea Cruise/Monkey Island trip for some time.
This has been the case since the Sam Roi Yod National Park started demanding payment of the 200 baht entry fee even if we only visited Monkey Island (which is within the boundaries of the national park area).
Unlike the other boat tour operators, we then decided to make full use of this by offering our customers the chance to make as much use of the national park as possible.
We absorb the entry fee in the cost of the tour - so no extra charge to be paid.
As our speedboat is currently out of operation, we are using a local boat to ferry our passengers from the Peacock to the national park at present.
Re your comment:
We have never ever stated or suggested in any of our advertising material that snorkeling is possible on our tours.Chromeman wrote:Yes, have to try to get over to the cave right after we arrive at Monkey Island while others are snorkeling.
Although this has been claimed by other operators in the past, it is absolutely untrue - the seabed is sandy in the Monkey Island area and there are no reefs to speak of.
Having said that, the beach at the national park is beautiful white sand and is very clean.
The water there is also normally very clear and perfect for bathing.
We look forward to seeing you again on Friday for the Ampawah tour.