Sail on luxury yachts in this natural paradise at the border between Myanmar (Burma) and Thailand: you will be able to sail for days without meeting a soul. Imagine super white beaches surrounded by a lush jungle of palm and fruit trees. Savour the feeling of swimming in crystal clear waters among brightly-colored fishes of the coral reef while collecting shells. And now have a look around: the sun goes down over the sea, golden eagles fly in the sky and gibbons and monitor lizards begin to show up on the beach while you wait for your aperitif on the yacht. The Mergui Archipelago, in fact, is constituted by little islands, almost uninhabited. Open to foreign visitors only from the end of the 90s, it remains a place outside the paths of mass tourism, and therefore one of the most suggestive and uncontaminated travel destinations in the world. Sail to Myanmar!
|DEPARTURE BASE||Kawthaung, Myanmar|
|HOW TO ARRIVE||
All our 6 or 4-day cruises in the Mergui Archipelago depart from the city of Kawthaung in Southern Myanmar, right at the border with Thailand. It is pretty easy to arrive there, and you can choose among different travel options.
Flying to Kawthaung: if you are already in Myanmar, you can fly directly to Kawthaung Airport, which is connected to various national airports and served by different local airlines. The most reliable and convenient is Myanmar Airways.
Flying to Ranong: another option is to fly to Ranong Airport. There are daily flights from Bangkok National Airport, managed by the airline Nok Air. From Ranong, we will take a long keel boat to cross the Pakchan River, and thus reach Kawthaung on the Myanmar side. The crossing takes only a few minutes, and we will help you with the customs practices before getting on the boat. The airport is well-served by local taxi drivers, who can take you to the boarding point on the Pakchan river. Alternatively, we can welcome you directly at the airport.
Arriving from Phuket: Phuket International Airport represents a good and convenient starting point to fly to Kawthaung. It is also possible to venture on a suggestive car trip to Ranong (4 hours), which is located at the border with Thailand, and reach Kawthaung by crossing the Pakchan River.
|TIME OF DEPARTURE||Check-in at 11:00 on Saturday - Check-out at 12:00 on Tuesday|
Double cabin spot
Transfers to/from the Marina
Full board service
Food and beverage
Bed linen and towels
Dinghy with outboard engine
Harbour and buoy fees
Sup and Kayak
€ 1.490 per person in double cabin with private bathroom.
|Language||International crew and guests.|
|How to come||AIR: Phuket international Airport (HKT), AIR: Kawthaung Airport (KAW)|
Day 1: Check-in
After we have welcomed you and you will have taken place on board, from 12:00 a.m. we'll sail to the southern Archipelago of Mergui.After the welcome by our crew, we'll sail towards Myin Khwar Island, also known as Horse Shoe Island, with light lunch on board. In the afternoon you can go swimming and snorkeling around the island, later after a short sail to Zardet Kyee Kyun you can enjoy a cocktail at sunset and have dinner on board. We'll spend the night in the south bay of Zardet Kyee Kyun.
After a rich breakfast aboard, we'll sail to Cocks Comb Island, famous for its heart shaped and emerald-colored water lagoon, making a stop subsequently at St. Andrews Group to visit the beautiful beach and, depending on the tide, you can practice snorkeling and kayak. We'll have lunch on board while we head to north towards McLeod Island where we'll stay at anchor for dinner and the night.
After breakfast, we'll sail to Boulder Island and we'll reach with the dinghy Boulder Bay where you can spend the morning between excursions and birdwatching. You can enjoy lunch on board in total relaxation while we make east route in the direction of Barwell Island. During the trip, we'll make a stop at Russel Island at the discovery of a pearl farm and we'll learn how these ocean's gems are cultivated. You can enjoy a cockstail at sunset on the beach, before going back onboard and consuming a special farewell dinner.
Day 4: Check-out
One last swim and then we'll sail towards our final destination Kawthaung. At lunch a simple and rich brunch aboard, before going back to the wharf and say goodbye to the Archipelago of Mergui. Check-out is expected around noon.
The itinerary might be subject to variations due to weather conditions, safety and technical evaluations of the Captain. This program is intended as indicative and non-binding.
AVAILABLE BOAT CLASSES
Ketch di 25m (1998) View MoreLess
Cutter di 24 m (1994) View MoreLess
Shooner di 24 m (1990) View MoreLess
Boat models, technical specifications and options may be subject to change. BeBlue organises crews by balancing age, gender and specific requests of participants and reserves the right to make free upgrades to higher classes if needed. All boats are selected with care and experience.
BeBlue reserves the right to replace any boat in or out of the catalogue with another of similar class and quality.