Blue Water Holidays
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
Experts in River and Small Ship Cruising Holidays since 2002
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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
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+44 1756 706500
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Cruising the Thai Islands

A small-ship adventure cruise sailing to the less-visited isles off the west coast of Southern Thailand which boasts small villages, idyllic island beaches and glorious rain forests without the glitz and bustle of mainland Phuket. Includes return flights from the UK and overseas transfers

Fly Cruise
9 nights

Megayacht Holiday
  • Floating Market Thailand
  • Thailand Food
  • Phuket boats
  • Phuket
  • Temple in Phuket
  • Panorama II
  • Panorama II

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Discover unspoilt islands off the west coast of Southern Thailand. Sailing on the Panorama II, explore boulder-studded shorelines, idyllic beaches, glorious rainforests and small villages bursting with culture.

You'll be enchanted by the beautiful rainforest and spot tropical reefs whilst snorkelling through the colourful reefs of the Similan Islands.See how the minority Sea Gypsies of Moken Village live in Ko Surin Tai and hear about the stories of the 2004 Tsunami.

Get unrivalled access to stunning island spots and enjoy swimming, paddle-boarding and kayaking in the dazzling blue waters. Experience the delicious traditional seafood restaurants and laid-back nightlife of Khao Lak without the glitz and bustle of Phuket.

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New Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Phuket (Thailand)

Overnight flight from the UK to Phuket.

Day 2 - Phuket

Arrive in Phuket and take transfer from the airport to the port to board the Panorama II. Enjoy a Welcome dinner with your fellow travellers before setting sail for Koh Miang.

Day 3 - Koh Miang

Arrive at the beautiful Similan Island of Koh Miang which boasts the perfect combination of tropical rainforest, white sands and clear blue water. Spend the morning relaxing on the beach or enjoy kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding. Set sail mid-afternoon for the main Similan Islands where the boat will remain at anchor overnight.

Day 4 - Similan Islands

Today you can spend the full day discovering the beauty of the Similan Islands which constitute a national park and have been made a UNESCO World Heritage site. Hike through the fascinating rainforest, climb the huge boulders that are scattered along the beaches or snorkel through the coral reef to spot tropical fish.

Day 5 - Ko Surin Tai

Upon arrival in Ko Surin Tai, you will be able to explore the Moken Village with a local tour guide. Learn about the intriguing Moken people; a Sea Gypsy ethnic group of Austronesian origin who still mostly live a semi-nomadic hunter-gatherer life (despite Thai and Burmese attempts to assimilate them into the wider culture) and soak up the Thai culture before spending the afternoon relaxing on the beach.

Day 6 - Ko Surin Tai

Spend a second day experiencing the glorious, offtrack destination of Surin Tai. Explore the incredible ecosystem and look out for a nesting turtle or venture further into the town. This afternoon, enjoy a beach BBQ.

Day 7 - Khao Lak

This morning you will sail to the small village of Khao Lak which is situated on Phang Nga's coastline among a collection of picturesque beaches. If the conditions are right, you might enjoy some old fashioned sailing, with the sails up and the engine off for a little while. This afternoon, you're free to explore the quaint town of Khao Lak before dining in one of the fresh seafood restaurants this evening. Perhaps finish the evening by checking out the local nightlife.

Day 8 - Khao Lak

Travel by coach to Baan Talay Nok village which was destroyed in the 2004 tsunami. Enjoy a guided walking tour around this village and hear the shocking stories of survival and recovery. Join some local families for a delicious lunch before taking part in a soap-making class and cooking up some local Thai dishes. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner onboard the Panorama II.

Day 9 - Phuket - UK

Disembark Panorama II in Phuket and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Day 10 - UK

Arrive back in the UK.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7-night cruise with accommodation in yacht-style cabins with private facilities and air conditioning
  • Return flights from the UK and overseas transfers
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
  • Complimentary regular filter coffee, tea and drinking water on board, plus fresh fruit
  • Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Guided shore excursions
  • Opportunities for snorkelling and kayaking
  • Professional English-speaking cruise director
  • Port charges

Price Does Not Include

  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Crew tips
  • Personal expenses

Additional Information

  • Excursions:
  • Rainforest hike
  • Guided Moken village visit
  • Baan Talay Nok community visit with lunch
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