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About Freebird Paddle Co.
Freebird Paddle Co. has it all! Hourly SUP rentals, beginner SUP lessons, and the EXTRAORDINARY Bioluminescent Night Tour. Explore our shores on a Stand Up Paddleboard, or a 100% Clear Kayak. Join our team for your best day, or night on Railay!
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chawda94 wrote a review Dec 2021
Wellingborough, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
We went out with Mr Lam l last night and had such an amazing time. The weather was overcast and a bit windy but don’t let that put you off booking on a certain day. I would 100% recommend to do this if you are going to Railay beach! Mr Lam and his crew seemed to cater for local language speakers and English alike!
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Date of experience: December 2021
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Response from gofreebirdteam, Manager at Freebird Paddle Co.
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this awesome review! We 100% agree, the different conditions day by day make the tour exciting and new every time. You don't get a great sunset without some clouds!! We are so happy to have had you along for the adventure and sincerely hope we can welcome you back in the future. Thank you for supporting our small business! Best wishes to you and yours for a fantastic 2022, The Freebird Team
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Frank E wrote a review Dec 2021
Munich, Germany13 contributions6 helpful votes
Wonderful Sunset Paddling with Lam and staff. Illuminated sea kajaks and boards. Better take a SUP, the kajaks are safe but slow 😉
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Date of experience: December 2021
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Response from gofreebirdteam, Manager at Freebird Paddle Co.
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for joining us again Frank! We are so happy you loved the experience!! Personally, I prefer the SUP too, I like to swim with the plankton :). The kayaks are so cool, but yes, they are more of a "cruiser" speed ;). THANK YOU for supporting our small business!!!! We hope you have the best travels here in Thailand, all our best wishes, Team Freebird
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Mika wrote a review Apr 2021
Lampang, Thailand4 contributions1 helpful vote
What a fun night activity! We met in Railay Beach after Suzanne helped us review our options for getting to this side of Krabi from Ao Nang beach, and was very helpful and thorough explaining our options. I opted for the stand up paddleboarding (SUP) experience but the activity could have been done with a clear kayak just as well. The guides led us at an easy and relaxed pace. We walked to the launching spot on the East Side of the island as sun set, so I would have put on a little more bugspray for the beginning of the excursion. Our guide instructed us on how to maneuver the paddleboard effectively using good English! She was very nice and pleasant and kept checking in on us throughout the tour. At first, as the sky darkened, we turned on lights that illuminated the bottom of our boards. It was really pretty and cool, but not what we were expecting. THEN, we got to turn them off and experience the bioluminescence! The plankton that caused the shimmery underwater effect could be seen afterall. We got to swim around a little in the dark and activate the bioluminescent effect with our bodies. There were fish that could be seen swimming around our boards when the lights were turned on. I enjoyed being able to be out on the water at night, the air was cool but not freezing, and the waves were calm so beginners could still enjoy the ride without getting stuck behind. It was a very cool experience and I would definitely recommend it to anyone. The guides are trustworthy and safe. The staff was accommodating and friendly. Very fun, and operated well with COVID-19 restrictions being followed appropriately.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from GoFreebirdBaby, Manager at Freebird Paddle Co.
Responded 24 Apr 2021
Thank you so much for joining us, and for taking the time to write us this awesome review! We loved having you both "on board" and are so glad you enjoyed the experience!! I'll pass your compliments on to Tui and Gof, make them blush ;). We hope you end up back this way soon, we'll be here waiting!! Many many thanks for your support during this time, The Freebird Team
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Tinsley N wrote a review Apr 2021
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This is one of the most amazing experiences of my life! I did the clear kayak and the paddle board (both at night) and would DEFINITELY recommend to anyone staying in Railay! The guides are super knowledgeable and funny (thank you Mr. Bean and Mr. Sam!) and they make the trip even more amazing. Railay is breathtaking to see on the ocean at night. We paddled through a cave, saw jellyfish and other wildlife, and even swam with the bioluminescent plankton! Absolute 10/10
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from GoFreebirdBaby, Manager at Freebird Paddle Co.
Responded 24 Apr 2021
Tinsley, thank you so much for sharing this awesome review! We are so glad that you loved both your experiences, every night is different, so it's always a new adventure! We love our crew, (why is everyone so funny hahaha). We really hope you make your way back to Railay soon, we'll be here to welcome you! Best wishes, and thank you so much for supporting small businesses like ours!!! The Freebird Team
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Miranda O wrote a review Mar 2021
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Lam was the best tour guide! His personality is extremely welcoming and funny. After arriving on Railay Beach, I did some research on what tours were available during “covid times”, and found gofreebird on Instagram. They responded within minutes, and helped me plan not 1 but 2 adventures! The evening clear kayak tour was breathtaking, you’ll never find a better sunset than sitting in the middle of the ocean looking at the beach.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Response from GoFreebirdBaby, Manager at Freebird Paddle Co.
Responded 24 Mar 2021
Thank you so much for this kind review Miranda! We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us on your vacay, it's seriously magical here in the south (if you ask us!). We loved meeting you and hope you get to plan another trip soon, just let us know, we are here and will get you all set up! Here's to sunsets, and caves, and plankton, and sand, and sea, and Lam (hahaha). All of our best wishes, and many thanks, Team Freebird
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