Departing from Khao Lak we first drive north to Ranong where we will stamp out of Thailand. Thai Immigration kindly do this on board the boat so there is little inconvenience for you. We then cross a wide river mouth and enter Myanmar at Kaw Thuang.
By late afternoon we will be all clear of the immigration formalities and the Reggae Queen will be cruising out to sea. This first day is an excellent way for you to meet your fellow snorkellers and enjoy the excitement of heading to one of South-east Asia’s more remote areas.
On a Myanmar snorkeling safari with Andaman Snorkel Discovery you will cruise the beautiful Mergui Archipelago. Although the area has been open to visitors for the last twenty years or so, it still remains largely undiscovered. You will get the chance to snorkel well away from any crowds, we will be the only boat there. On our boat, the eye catching Reggae Queen, you can sit back and enjoy fantastic fresh Thai food and adventure out on our dinghy to unexplored places and visit pristine, white deserted sandy beaches.
You will get the chance to learn all about the Andaman Sea marine life and meet like-minded adventurers who are also there to relax and enjoy. One of the highlights of our Myanmar snorkeling tour is a visit to Great Swinton Island. Here we see the Moken community and how they live on a beautiful beach with-in a beautiful calm bay.
With our experienced Burmese guide we will visit many of the known snorkel spots dotted around the Mergui Archipelago which boast pristine, abundant and diverse coral reefs. As this is our first season heading to Myanmar we will also have the opportunity to explore and discover new potential snorkel spots.
The best thing about snorkelling in Myanmar is we are very unlikely to encounter other boats at our snorkel locations. When we hit the water we could be the first ever snorkellers to explore that particular spot and we will certainly be alone.
On our Myanmar cruise there’s no need to rush or hurry, unlike popular spots in Thailand we do not need to beat the crowds, there simply aren’t any crowds!
On our Myanmar Snorkelling Tour we will be surrounded by hundreds of uninhabited, beautiful islands. Some are just small rocky pinnacles and not all the islands have beaches. But the islands that do have beaches, well… WOW! There are so many beautiful calm bays and white sandy beaches it’s simply impossible to visit them all. We will of course try 🙂 We will show you the best spots we find along the way and where possible, maybe even take our barbecue with us to the beach.
Not all of the Mergui beaches are deserted though. We will certainly encounter local fishermen and the Moken at some islands. We will get the opportunity to trade for fresh seafood, perfect for the barbecue on the beach we just mentioned.
If you have already done some research into Andaman Snorkel Discovery, you will probably have come across some of the many rave reviews about the food on board. We do make sure that we feed our guests well and our onboard cook is first class. As you can read from the reviews she has received on holidyacheck.de and on our reviews page, you will learn that customers are not disappointed by her cooking.
On the last evening it’s the Captain’s Barbecue with fish purchased from the local Moken fishermen, caught fresh that day. We always use fresh ingredients sourced from the local market and can cater for vegetarians and those with special dietary requirements.
A 6 day 5 night Myanmar snorkeling liveaboard with Andaman Snorkel Discovery is the best way to take in the beautiful snorkel destinations in the Mergui Archipelago. This is the only Thailand snorkel liveaboard that visits Myanmar and it is also the only dedicated snorkelling trip that covers 5 days. We clear Myanmar Immigration in the afternoon so that you can wake up at the snorkel destinations in the morning ready to go.
It is these details that we feel are important, that make your trip the most fun, relaxing and unforgettable experience possible. These are the reasons why you should choose Andaman Snorkel Discovery for your Similan snorkeling liveaboard.
23 - 28 Nov 2017
28 Dec 2017 - 02 Jan 2018
18 - 23 Jan 2018
22 - 27 Feb 2018
15 - 20 Mar 2018
12 - 17 Apr 2018
If you would like to book a 6 day 5 night trip with us then you can book now with this fast and easy booking form. To confirm your booking we will need a 50% deposit payable by cash, PayPal or bank transfer to our account in Thailand or Germany. Unfortunately we cannot accept credit cards yet. Once your booking has been made we can issue a PayPal request or give you the relevant details to make the deposit payment. All this can be done through e-mail or over the phone. We try to respond to all e-mails within 24 hours.
Not included are: Visa and immigration fees to the amount of $250,-U.S. Transfer between your hotel and the Andaman Snorkel Discovery office (can be arranged with us at an extra charge). Alcoholic drinks. Please contact us if we can be of any assistance with this.
Due to insurance restrictions Andaman Snorkel Discovery can not accept bookings for children under the age of 7.
At Andaman Snorkel Discovery we always try to make your stay onboard as comfortable and as hassle free as possible. This is why we have tried to include almost everything you could possibly need for your stay and so that you don’t need to worry about what to bring. You will need a few essentials, you can find a quick glance list below, but most of what you should need is included.
Obviously we can’t cover everything and you might have some home comforts or personal items that you want to bring, but we do ask that you travel as light as possible for everyone on board’s comfort. Luggage can be stored safely in the Andaman Snorkel Discovery office and we have a safe for valuables. All Khao Lak transfers are included for your convenience
You will be provided with a bed in a twin bunk cabin, unless you upgrade to the Master Cabin.
All cabins come with air conditioning, this is a necessity after a day out under the hot Thai sun!
All meals are included, these are made fresh daily with ingredients sourced from the local market. Soft drinks, coffee and the all important drinking water are provided free of charge. You must make sure you stay well hydrated! Of course the guides are included in the deal, Ralf will be your trusty tour leader and the other guides will also do all they can to assist you on your stay on the Reggae Queen. You can remain safe in the knowledge that we are insured, so this is included. And last but by no means least, your trusty snorkel equipment for your Myanmar snorkeling adventures is also part of the deal! Phew!
Round trip transfers from and to your Khao Lak Resort
5 nights stay in a twin bunk cabin (all with air con)
All meals on board (vegetarians and people with special dietary requirements can be catered for), fruit, soft drinks, drinking water, coffee, tea
English and German speaking guide
Professional Snorkel equipment
There are a few things that are not included in our rates as sometimes they do not apply to everyone. Myanmar entry and visa fees are applicable to all snorkel liveaboard passengers, this is strictly controlled by Myanmar authorities.
Transfers outside of Khao Lak are not included, but we are more than happy to help you arrange your taxi if you need us, contact Eike to help with this. Alcohol is available on the Reggae Queen for consumption after the day’s snorkeling activities.
Myanmar entry and visa fees (this is $250U.S. per person)
Transfers to the Andaman Snorkel Discovery Office
Transfers outside of the Khao Lak area (for example Phuket)
Don’t worry about all your holiday luggage, you can leave this in the safety of the Andaman Snorkel Discovery office while you are on the boat. As we already mentioned, you will only need a few things, so it is better to leave your big bags behind and just pack the essentials in a small backpack. We will store it for free and even have a safety box if you have valuables you would like storing safely.
We provide top quality professional snorkeling equipment, but some people like to use their own. Of course you can bring this with you.
Good sun protection; at least 30SPF and up. This should be waterproof
T-shirt to wear in the water, bathing suit, towel and extra clothes
Money for alcoholic drinks and any souvenirs you might want to buy on the Surin Islands.
Waterproof camera if you have one with extra batteries and plenty of storage on your SD card (you will be snapping all over the place!)
A long sleeved jumper/cardigan/jacket for the evenings – even in the tropics it can get a bit chilly at night sometimes!
Any personal items you might require. If needed, we advise bringing sea sickness prevention pills, but these are available on board