To answer this question, we have to define the term “bad weather” in order to give specific answers, so let’s start:
..is not considered as “bad weather” at all. In travel season between November and May, there are frequent rainshowers – usually lasting less than 30 minutes and happen very locally. Also 90% of these rainshowers are confined to mainland and there is no rain at our destination. If you are experiencing frequent rain showers in Khao Lak during your stay, the anser is: Yes 100%, go to the islands – there is usually no rain! And you will encounter the rain again once we closing in on the mainland – a spectacular sight on some days, by the way.
Wind and Waves
Now, we’re talking! The general rule here is:
It gets too uncomfortable for you BEFORE it gets unsafe to operate a boat!
This means, that we generally cancel trips because we know you would have a horrible day, although we could still get the boat out there and back without major troubles for us – but you are on holidays and a satisfying experience should be part of this. In this case you will get the choice of either a full refund of any payments made or rebooking on the next possible tour day.
The announcement of the cancellation is usually on the day before the tour latest at 7:00 pm (19:00). If conditions change drastically overnight we also might cancel the tour in the morning, but that has not happened yet – we are pretty good at assessing weather conditions so far.
In case of cancellation, you will be informed by your hotel reception as soon as they get the opportunity to do so – we will also send you an email the very minute our decision is made.