Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock, Surin Islands.
Max Guests 18
Trip Duration 7 Days / 6 Nights
Nitrox is not available
The Junk, also known as the MV June Hong Chian Lee, was one of several traditional Chinese Junks built in Penang in Malaysia. Built in 1962, The Junk was originally designed to transport charcoal and she traded up and down the coast from Malaysia to Burma. In 1985 she was restored and redesigned to serve as a classic yacht. Then in 1997 her current owners acquired her and she was once again completely restored and redesigned to operate as a luxury liveaboard dive yacht. She has appeared in many big screen productions including the James Bond classic, The Man With The Golden Gun.
Reports from the Junk are constantly good. On their six-night trip, you'll be treated to dive sites throughout the Similan Islands, the Surin Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, and also Richelieu Rock. Out of all the Similans liveaboards, The Junk, undoubtedly has the most character and old world charm. This is one of the few operators that schedules in an extra days diving in order to take in some of the sites around the Surin Islands. Although rare, small Tiger Sharks have been spotted in this area.
Indoor Saloon on the Junk
The facilities although not as luxurious as some other yachts, are still excellent and the food and fare is tasty and mouth watering. The crew are friendly and the dive staff have years of valuable experience working in the Similans so know all the treats and hidden gems to show their lucky guests. If you want to take a Similans Liveaboard which oozes ambiance and atmosphere, then the Junk could be the trip for you.
Schedule, Prices & Itinerary
The Junk operates a single itinerary.
Similans Itinerary (7 Days & 6 Nights)
Day 1: Saturday Departure Kata Beach Junk Office. Day 2: Four dives in the Similan Islands, including a night dive. Day 3: Four dive at Koh Bon and Koh Tachai, including a night dive. Day 4: Four dives at Richelieu Rock/Surin Islands, including a night dive. Day 5: Four dives at the Surin Islands. Day 6: Four dives at the Similan Islands. Day 7: Breakfast at 7am after which guests disembark at around 9am.
All published itineraries shown are just for sample purposes. Itineraries may change due to weather conditions, currents, guest requests, or other reasons listed here.
Cabin Prices Similan Islands (All Cabins have air-conditioning) Four Berth Shared Cabin - US$1425pp Triple Share - US$1790 Private Double Cabin - US$2115pp (in a private double bed cabin or twin share)
Southern Islands Trip Four Berth Shared Cabin - US$1425pp Triple Share - US$1790 Private Double Cabin - US$2115pp (in a private double bed cabin or twin share)
Price Includes: Accommodation onboard, all meals onboard, snacks, tea, coffee, fresh water, all dives, tanks, weights, torches, experienced dive guides, transfers to and from hotels or airport.
Notes: Equipment rental is US$20 per day for a full set. Marine Park Fees approximately US$60 payable onboard.
Cabins & Comforts
- Two double bed cabins with private ensuite bathrooms. - Two twin single bed / triple single bed cabins with private ensuite bathrooms. - Two quadruple single bed cabins with private ensuite bathrooms. - All cabins air-conditioned. - Hot showers with fresh water. - Lounge with TV, DVD player and audio system. - Free tea, coffee and snacks. - Great Thai and Western food. - Special dietary requirements catered for. Please inform when booking.
Technical & Safety Specification
- Length 33 metres, beam 8.5 metres. - Maximum speed 8 knots, cruising speed 7 knots. - Eleven boat crew, including three dive staff. - 1 x 380hp engine. - 220v. 110v adaptors are available. - Radar. - GPS. (Global Positioning System) - Depth finders. - Radios and mobile phone. - 6000 litre fresh water tank onboard, plus capability to make 6000 litres more daily. - Life jackets in all cabins and also on deck. - First aid facilities. - Two air compressors to fill scuba tanks. - Two large dinghies. - Nitrox Facilities are NOT available.