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“Pink dolphins”
Review of Laem Prathap

Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

So we drove for about an hour and a half from Nahkon si thammarat, if it was JUST for the Dolphins I don't think it would've been worth it, but because we also went to some waterfalls it was.
The locals here speak no English...but when we said "pink dolphin" they directed us to the pier and a boat.
You drive into a small street that has a few shops and it looks like there's nothing there, because you can't see the ocean or beach, but a few steps down there is the dock.
It's 1000 baht to charter a longtail boat, and the cove where the dolphins are is very close. We got to see 3-5 pink Dolphins but from afar. They didn't want to come up close to us...but there was no doubt that they were pink, one was almost lilac so it was a nice experience.
You can rent some hats for 10 baht. We thought we had purchased them, but then realized when she was asking for them back that they were for rent.
I recommend you take some water because it is hot and you're just sitting out there (though most boats do have some shade) but if you sit there long enough it gets really hot and you sweat therefore water or a beverage is a good idea
Wear sunblock and light clothes.
There were five of us so for the price it really was worth chartering the boat. Hope this helps!

1  Thank Monica B
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Reviewed 26 February 2016

It's a beautiful area to drive around, signage is limited so directions are not that great, so it helps if you have an updated GPS or mapping app on a smart phone or other device.

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Reviewed 20 January 2016

The highlight of our Khanom trip was a little boat journey we took from Laem Prathap. The boat was 1,000 baht to charter and we spent a couple of hours going around the coast looking for wild dolphins. We finally spotted a few, including a rare pink one, they were not fed or coerced in anyway, so it was a great experience to see these creatures in the wild.

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Reviewed 2 January 2016

A very pretty cape and a good jumping point for spotting dolphins. A gorgeous hidden beach lies next to the pier; a must-do if you get over there. Also stop by the German restaurant and buy some homemade bread!

Thank Kimberly J
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Reviewed 23 September 2015

A Little Jam Hidden away far from the Madding Crowd. Has Yet to be Discovered. I feel this Place would have more Crowd if the Transport system is Improved. At the moment it is very Quite & Nice ..... Far Away from Large Crowd (Exp: Phuket & Pattaya ) Would come back to this Place & recommend to Others Who Love the Peace & Quite Atmosphere Here.

Thank 1951Jimmy
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