Chartering a cruise boat or ship for scuba diving, snorkelling, kayaking or just relaxing and sightseeing is a wonderful experience. Although joining a scuba diving liveaboard cruise is considerably less expensive than your own diving charter, and also gives everyone the opportunity to meet and make new friends, there really is nothing to beat having the seas and the boat to yourselves. There are several diving boats and ships available for charter in and around the Similan Islands. We are able to offer a number of vessels, ranging in size, luxury, budget, and sailing locations. Some of our chartered diving boats are normally used on liveaboard diving cruises, but can be reserved for private use. MV Pawara is a classic example. She spends most of the Similan Islands diving season running 4D/4N liveaboard cruises, but is available for private hire, provided that enough notice is given to and by all involved.
Our range of available diving charters is never complete. While there is a good selection on this ever-growing page, we are constantly looking for more diving boats for charter. If there is something that you are particularly after but can’t see it here, please let us know. There’s always a diving boat available for charter that is waiting for its turn to be uploaded onto the website.
Most of our diving boats to be chartered are mid-size vessels, capable of taking a dozen to twenty lucky passengers. However, there are some which are considerably larger as well as those which are designed for families and available for much lower rates. Diving or snorkelling on your own chartered boat in the Similan Islands is truly an experience to behold and remember for life. However, it’s not just the Similan Islands which are popular for those after a private diving charter in Thailand. The Surin Islands are home to the world-famous Richelieu Rock, along with some much less-visited diving sites, which are extremely healthy and colourful. The Surin Islands differ quite noticeably from The Similan Islands, with their own indigenous species of birds, mammals and reptiles for those who don’t dive, or want to explore the land during surface intervals. Sailing on a chartered yacht in Thailand is usually done by those who want peace and quiet. They want to be away from the crowds of scuba diving liveaboards and day trip speedboats. This is a very good reason why so many end up at the Surin Islands, and even more are venturing into Burma (Myanmar). In fact, with Burma (Myanmar) recently offering its people democratic reforms it is really opening up to tourism and that is only good news for scheduled and chartered diving boats in the Andaman Sea. The Mergui Archipelago is abundant with healthy marine life on reefs surrounding its more than 800 islands, most of which are uninhabited. One must also remember that south of The Simlan Islands there are a number of other exciting, relaxing, and wonderful places to sail your diving charter in Thailand. Hin Daeng and Hin Muang are often incorporated into cruises near or to the famous Phi Phi Islands, and then on to Koh Haa.
Whichever diving charter you are interested in, even if it is not mentioned or listed here, please contact us for a professional and competitive quotation. We have access to a vast range of diving vessels for charter, and plenty of time and enthusiasm to help potential customers through the whole process from booking to transport, hotels, government fees and more.
Deep Andaman Queen is one of the most luxurious diving liveaboards available for charter in the Andaman Sea. Designed for scuba diving, but with attention to detail to spoil all passengers whether diving or not, she is a large, safe, stable, and comfortable cruise boat which is extremely available for full charters. 21 lucky guests can enjoy a selection of cabin sizes.
The Junk (aka June Hong Chian Lee) is one of the most popular charter vessels in Thailand’s part of The Andaman Sea. She is a classic sailing yacht which can alternate between silent sails and her 380hp motor. Due to her classic lines, quality materials, an unbeatable service and value, she is regularly booked for Andaman charter cruises. She is able to welcome up to eighteen guests on board to enjoy the crystal-clear waters and stunning sunsets and sunrises around the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, and the Surin Islands.
Chartered trips around the Similan Islands, Phuket, & Koh Phi Phi do not come any better value than on MV Pawara. This 35m luxury purpose-built diving boat was refitted in 2012 and oozes luxury at very competitive prices. Her professional crew and staff take excellent care of groups of up to twenty passengers in ten air-conditioned en suite cabins. Pawara is safe and stable in all local sea conditions.
MV Giamani is a well-established diving liveaboard vessel with an excellent reputation all over Thailand and in Burma’s Mergui Archipelago. Her length of 24 metres is ideal for a small group of diving passengers, and her helpful crew and staff. Giamani spends most of the year sailing around both Thailand’s coasts and into Myanmar. However, with enough notice, she is available for a day-by-day charter, something almost no other similar boat is able to offer. Her rates are extremely reasonable and this makes Giamani a very popular charter diving boat in Thailand.
Panunee is a large and luxurious vessel, specifically designed and built with scuba diving cruises in mind. At 35 metres in length and 8 metres wide, she is safe and stable and offers plenty of space for passengers to relax, move around, socialize and sunbathe. The vessel is run by a professional team of diving photographers and videographers. Panunee sails in Asia throughout the year, spending the months between October and May in Thailand, she is available for charter at very competitive rates.
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