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Seaview Elephant Camp

#72 of 82 things to do in Kathu Features Animals
Saiyuan Road | Kata, Kathu, Phuket, Thailand
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Decent Experience

My husband & our friends did forest rappelling at this place which they thoroughly enjoyed. Did not... read more

Reviewed yesterday
880parulb
I am sorry that we did this

I booked this tour through Club Med so will be advising them of my disappointment. The kids enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
Leanne F
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good15%
  • Average14%
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7 May 2017
“I am sorry that we did this”
28 Feb 2017
“I paid to abuse elephant”
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Saiyuan Road | Kata, Kathu, Phuket, Thailand
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Reviewed yesterday

My husband & our friends did forest rappelling at this place which they thoroughly enjoyed. Did not do any rides or animal stuff, for which I'm glad after reading other reviews!

Thank 880parulb
Reviewed 7 May 2017

I booked this tour through Club Med so will be advising them of my disappointment. The kids enjoyed it for the most part but the driver of our elephant hit him with the stick and my daughter nearly cried. He only did it once but...More

1  Thank Leanne F
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

These people take these elephants. Prod them. Hook them. Beat them into submission. Deprive them and work them for hours in the hot sun. Please stop supporting this. Please go to phuket elephant sanctuary and learn something about these beautiful animals and their pain.

Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

This was listed as the last stop on a short tour I booked with phuket Travel company (for the purpose of seeing the big Buddha and the Chalong temple). So I planned to leave the group before going here. It was the first stop and...More

3  Thank Roxane I
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I never expect that that they will treat some elephant this way with sharp iron rot . Poor elephant they must suffer to be treated this way. If you go there , just buy them banana only not trekking on them. I feel guilty to...More

Thank Sethuraman s
Reviewed 26 January 2017

my wife son and i went .needed 2 elephants for 3 people choice of time limits and different courses stopped and fed elephants on way round track

Thank Brad M
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

I was warned by a friend months before we came here. Since we've nothing to do we tried the elephant trekking but it was heartbreaking to see how they treat their elephants just for them to earn money. I saw one elephant with wound on...More

2  Thank Wengai C
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We came to Phuket for our honeymoon, and decided to give this tour the benefit of doubt. Poor elephants. Upon arrival there was a baby elephant chained to the ground at check in. One of the kids was punching the elephants trunk, and the poor...More

3  Thank Mary B
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Out of the 9 days we spend in Phuket, this was by far the worst thing we did. The moment you enter the area, it feels strange. It`s like you are being watched and held at gunpoint. Elephant ride was short, with no views and...More

2  Thank Codrin R
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We paid for a 30 min trek. The path offered was through a dingy area with litter and no views. The rain pummeled us, our elephant driver wanted inflated prices to sell his wares and threatened if we didn't buy from him it would mean...More

1  Thank Liesel T
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87SCuba
Why did you support this terrible 'elephant camp'? You may be selfish enough to go elephant trekking because you "love" elephants, but if you truly love them, you wouldn't support their abuse. As other reviewers have said, they keep the elephants on short chains, there are ATVs whizzing by them, and the elephants aren't meant to carry several humans on their backs. You can't plead ignorance, you can't say you love and respect these beautiful creatures if you go and support their captivity and exploitation. Why did you support this cruelty?
27 February 2016|
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Response from Lea D |
I am doing this trip next week. I am very concerned now that I am reading these reviews. We booked through Viator- one hour elephant Trek.
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