Halong Bay Boat in Thailand

The Junk

Cruise company: June Hong Chian Lee
Cruise type: Midrange, Sharing, 6 cabins
Destinations: Thailand - Thailand
Step aboard The Junk and spend your liveaboard diving holiday visiting some of the most fantastic dive sites in Thailand around Phuket, Koh Phi Phi and the Similans. The Junk has six cabins, most of our customers these days book private double or twin share cabins. You can also enjoy piece of mind that you have contributed in the maintenance of this beautiful historic liveaboard vessel.
Destinations: Similan Islands - Anita's Reef - Elephant Head Rock - Koh Tachai - Richeliu Rock

Itinerary

Day 1 : The Junk Embarkation (D)
  • 18:00 Departure for Similan Islands 
  • 20:00 Dinner Meals
Day 2 : Similan Islands (B, L, D)
  • Light Breakfast followed by a briefing & dive. Full Breakfast, relaxation period, briefing & dive. Lunch, relaxation period, briefing & dive. Snack relaxation period, briefing & dive, where possible. Dinner will be served either before or after the sunset/night dive
Day 3 : Koh Bon/Koh Tachai (B, L, D)
  • 07:00 Small Breakfast
  • 08:00 Dive 1 09:00 Big Breakfast
  • 11:30 Dive 2
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 Dive 3
  • 18:00 Dinner
  • 19:30 Night Dive Koh Bon is a dive site where manta rays might be seen. You are likely to see Napoleon wrasse, sweetlips, octopus, blue fin trevally, giant moray eels, great barracudas, fire dart goby, popcorn shrimp, spiny lobster and nudibranchs of many types. The dive sites vary from wall diving to gently sloping reefs and from submerged boulders to coral gardens. Koh Tachai is famous for its pinnacle dive site and more relaxed reef diving. Normally Leopard Sharks, Marbled Whip Rays, Turtles, Barracuda, Pipe Fish, and Nudibranchs can be found here. There is also a chance to see bigger species in this area like Manta Rays and Whale Sharks, especially by late January till April. 
Day 4 : Surin Islands (B, L, D)
  • 07:00 Small Breakfast
  • 08:00 Dive 1
  • 09:00 Big Breakfast
  • 11:30 Dive 2
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 Dive 3
  • 18:00 Dinner
  • 19:30 Night Dive Topside scenery of Koh Surin with evergreen forests, mangroves and small beaches, surpasses even that of the picturesque Similan Islands. Under water the reefs of Surin have the greatest hard coral diversity in Thailand. You are likely to see Napoleon wrasse, yellow-masked angelfish, bumphead parrotfish, tomato anemonefish and barramundi, as well as lots of turtles that still come ashore in this area to lay their eggs. Because of the remoteness not many liveaboard boats visit these islands and you will be able to enjoy the dive sites without sharing it with tourist hordes.
Day  5 : Richelieu Rock/Surin Islands (B, L, D)
  • 07:00 Small Breakfast
  • 08:00 Dive 1
  • 09:00 Big Breakfast
  • 11:30 Dive 2
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 Dive 3
  • 18:00 Dinner
  • 19:30 Night Dive This limestone pinnacle was named by Jacques Cousteau after the character in the Three Musketeers, Cardinal Richelieu, as it reminded him of his deep scarlet cape. There are gorgeous purple dendronepthya soft corals covering most of the pinnacle and other areas covered in magnificent sea anemones as well. Barely breaking the surface at low tide, this horseshoe-shaped outcropping, slopes steeply to a sandy bottom at 18 to 35 meters (60-120 Ft). This site offers great diversity for such a small and isolated spot. It also offers excellent multi-level diving and, because it's a high-profile reef, there's always sheltered areas to hide from current. The marine life is prolific and includes amongst, many other things; Pharaoh cuttlefish, large octopi, all 5 varieties of anemone fish of the Andaman Sea, variety of moray eels, ornate ghost pipefish, smashing mantis shrimps, harlequin shrimps, tiger tail sea horses, Spanish mackerel, frog fish, many schooling snapper and occasional sightings of manta rays and whale sharks. 
Day 6 : Similan Islands (B, L, D)
  • 07:00 Dive1
  • 08:00 Big Breakfast
  • 10:15 Dive 2
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 13:30 Dive 3
  • 14:30 Sail back
  • 18:00 Dinner
  • 23:00 Arrival in Patong (Possibility to disembark)
Day 7: Similan Islands (B)
  • 07:00 Breakfast 09:00 Disembark 

Price & Booking

Include

  • Full board accommodations,
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner,
  • Tea, coffee, snacks
  • Fruit between dives.
  • Transfer to and from the "June Hong Chian Lee".
  • Diving up to 4 dives per day (3 day dives and either a sunset or a night dive)

Exclude

  • Gratuities,
  • Laundry,
  • Shop purchases
  • And other personal expenses
  • National Marine Parks Fee - currently 2,000 thb/per trip
  • Diving insurance
Remark:
  • Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather and operating conditions. Unused services are not subject to a refund.
  • Similan Island and Surin National Park fees are not included and can change without notice. Currently the National Parks charge entry fees of 400 Baht each for the Similan and the Surin National Parks plus 200 Baht per day as a diving fee. This National Park fees are not included in the trip price and will be charged separately in cash and Thai Baht on the boat. Weather conditions, political events and special marine life sightings may influence the daily schedule and number of dives.
  • Meals on board are fusion: Thai & international. Guests should advise of any special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least three days prior to the cruise date.

Quad cabin

Triple Cabin

 

Double/twin cabin

Quadruple cabin (which are all bunks but can also be sold as Shared Twin) is fully air-conditioned and has its own hot water shower and toilet en-suite

 

Deck: Lower deck

Bedding: 2 Twin beds + 2 Twin beds (bunk-style)

Max occupancy: 4

Ensuite bathroom: Yes

Aircon: Yes

Number of Cabins: 2

Triple cabin (can be sold as so called Shared Twins and can also be turned into a Private Double Bed) is fully air-conditioned and has its own hot water shower and toilet en-suite

 

Deck: Lower deck

Bedding: 2 Twin beds + 1 Twin bed (bunk-style)

Max occupancy: 3

Ensuite bathroom: Yes

Aircon: Yes

Number of Cabins: 2

Completely renovated double cabin, air-conditioned and has its own hot water shower and toilet en-suite

 

Deck: Lower deck

Bedding: Double bed

Max occupancy: 2

Ensuite bathroom: Yes

Aircon: Yes

Number of Cabins: 2

Services & Facilities
General
  • Winch
  • Dive platform
  • Dining area
  • Toilet/shower
  • Wheelhouse
  • Crew cabin
  • Galley
  • Radar
  • Compressors
  • Crew quarter
  • Double bed/bathroom cabin
  • 3 beds/bathroom cabin
  • 4 beds/bathroom cabin
  • Water supply
  • Water maker
  • Tanks
  • Generators
  • Engine
  • Crew Cabin
Services
  • Bar
  • Fresh flower
  • Laundry service
  • Restaurant
Dining Room & Bar
  • We realize that we can't control the menu of your underwater experiences but what happens above we will do our utmost to make that a first class experience. Good food is one of the areas were we make a special effort to excel! And that is one of the reasons that most of our agents mark our live aboard product five stars. In between meals there is always fresh fruit available, cookies in a jar, and after the night dive there will be some "sugar" waiting for you. This could be donuts (yes from Dunkin!) banana cake, cheese cake, custard, fruits in heavy syrup, nuts for the people who have a drink after the dive and so on..
  •  We think learning to dive can be one of the most rewarding and fun experiences of your live. And learning never stops. We offer advanced courses and specialty courses on our cruises. How about becoming a deep diver during your holiday? Sometimes people even finish their open water course during a cruise.

 

 Diving courses

 

# dives

 

Advanced open water course

 

5

 

Nitrox course

 

2

 

Nitrox course incl.

 

2

 

Nitrox on ALL dives

 

Specialty diver course

 

2-3

 

Open water diver referral

 

4

 

Rescue diver course

12

Feedback

Other boats

Cruise company: Diva Marine Cruise type: Luxury, Sharing, 7 cabins Destinations: Thailand - ...
Cruise company: Manohra Cruise type: Midrange, Sharing, 4 cabins Destinations: Thailand - ...
Cruise company: June Hong Chian Lee Cruise type: Midrange, Sharing, 6 cabins Destinations: ...
Cruise company: Asian Oasis Cruise type: Cheap, Sharing, 8 cabins Destinations: Thailand - ...
Cruise company: Classic Barges Cruise type: Midrange, Private Destinations: Thailand - ...
Cruise company: RV River Kwai Cruise Cruise type: Midrange, Sharing, 10 cabins Destinations: ...
Cruise company: Asian Oasis Cruise type: Midrange, Sharing, 5 cabins Destinations: Thailand - ...

About us by VIDEO

Feedback

  • Lyne Humphrie
    We are as a family of 5 persons took an interesting cruise on Mekong delta. We already had a ...
  • Sophie Annik
    I was very afraid because of unsafe boating, but when I went on this boat reassuring, very friendly ...
  • William Smoore
    Hey, i have had a very glad experience of this cruise, it is really fantastic, the food is good...
T_ON_TOP