The Phinisi – Best of Thailand & Burma

The Phinisi – Best of Thailand & Burma

The Phinisi - Cheng I Sao - Liveaboard

A great Thailand and Burma Liveaboard since 2018. The Phinisi (also called Cheng I Sao) is an Indonesia Phinisi style sailing boat, built in 2007. The Phinisi has been operating in Indonesia, the Maldives and Thailand, and now has a full schedule for Thailand and Myanmar. Started in November 2019 the Phinisi is running incredible 10 night 'Best Of Thailand' cruises along with 10 night Myanmar cruises. A maximum of 18 guests are accommodated in 7 very nice cabins - 3 flexible double/twin, 2 twin and 2 quad cabins, all cabins with air-con and bathrooms.

Special Booking Offer: 15% Discount for Trips until mid December 2021

The Phinisi Trips and Prices

Similan & Surin Islands:
5 days / 4 nights (14 dives)

Cabin Type Trip Price Trip Length Dives Enquiry
Double/Twin Cabin 1,317 USD 5D / 4N 14
Twin Cabin 1,317 USD 5D / 4N 14
Quad Cabin 1020 USD 5D / 4N 14

Southern Islands incl. Hin Daeng, Hin Muang & Phi Phi:
5 days / 4 nights (14 dives)

Cabin Type Trip Price Trip Length Dives Enquiry
Double/Twin Cabin 1,317 USD 5D / 4N 14
Twin Cabin 1,317 USD 5D / 4N 14
Quad Cabin 1,020 USD 5D / 4N 14

Similan & Surin Islands:
7 days / 6 nights (19 dives)

Cabin Type Trip Price Trip Length Dives Enquiry
Double/Twin Cabin 1,615 USD 7D / 6N 19
Twin Cabin 1,615 USD 7D / 6N 19
Quad Cabin 1,275 USD 7D / 6N 19

Best of Thailand including Hin Daeng, Phi Phi, Similan & Surin:
11 days / 10 nights (34 dives)

Cabin Type Trip Price Trip Length Dives Enquiry
Double/Twin Cabin 3,150 USD 11D / 10N 34
Twin Cabin 3,150 USD 11D / 10N 34
Quad Cabin 2,500 USD 11D / 10N 34

Myanmar (Mergui Archipelago)

There are no Myanmar (Burma) trips available for the season 2021 – 2022

The Phinisi Photos

The Phinisi Liveaboard Information

All cabins have private bathrooms and individual control air conditioning. You can choose double bed or twin bed cabins, or a lower budget 4 share quad cabin. the cabins are all on the lower deck with portholes.

On the main deck you have a spacious airconditioned saloon where you can eat, relax, watch movies, prepare cameras etc … The dining area is forward of the saloon and is open air, but covered. On top of the boat is a large sun deck with sun beds and mattresses.

This is a very comfortable boat for just 18 guests.

Diving Equipment

Rental equipment is provided by Sunrise Divers for our divers on The Phinisi. Rental price is 500 Baht per day for a set (BCD/regulator/fins/mask/wetsuit) and 250 Baht per day for a dive computer. We have a large equipment room at our dive center with 30 sets of Aqualung BCDs and regulators and a large selection of long and short wetsuits, open heel and full foot fins.

If you need to rent equipment we suggest you meet at our dive center on departure day, so you can try all equipment before departure. If not possible to meet at our shop, no problem, we will pack extra equipment in different sizes.

Torches for night dives 3.50 USD per day. 15 liter tank available 10 USD per day.

Nitrox

Nitrox is available on board @ 10 USD per tank or 25 USD per day for 12 liter tank fills. 15 liter extra 10 USD per day.

Courses

PADI Advanced Open Water course is 280 USD. PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) course is 200 USD.

Drinks

Drinking water, coffee, tea, sodas are included. Beers are 3.50 USD and wine 5 USD per glass.

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Check Availability or Make a Reservation

Please complete the form below to send an availability or booking enquiry to Sunrise Divers. You are also welcome to send a direct email to [email protected] or call our mobile hotline +66846264646. We are based in Phuket, Thailand. We will reply as soon as possible with full trip information and details on how to make a booking. Payments can be made by credit card (no card fees) or bank transfer. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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The Phinisi Deck Plans

Main Deck

Phinisi Liveaboard Main Deck Layout

Lower Deck

Phinisi Liveaboard Lower Deck Layout

1, 4 & 5 Flexible Double/Twin Cabin – 2 & 3 Twin Cabin – 6 & 7 Quad Cabin

The Phinisi Itineraries

The Phinisi runs trips for 6 nights and 4 nights to the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock through this season until May. The 6 night trips normally also include some dives in the Surin Islands. For the 2021/2022 season are again trips to the Mergui Archipelago in Myanmar scheduled as well as the popular southern island tours to Hin Daeng, Hin Muang and Phi Phi.

Itinerary 4 nights – Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock

DEPARTURE DAY
14:00 – 16:00 Pick up from hotels in Phuket or Airport
Transfer by minibus to Thap Lamu Pier 1-2 hours
15:00 – 17:00 Pick up from hotels in Khao Lak
Transfer by minibus to Thap Lamu Pier 20 minutes
19:00 Dinner on Board and Departure to Similan Islands
DIVING DAY 1 – 3
07:00 Wake Up, Coffee, First Dive
08:30 Breakfast
11:00 Second Dive
12:30 Lunch
15:00 Third Dive
19:00 Night Dive OR
17:30 Dusk Dive
20:00 Dinner
DIVING DAY 4
07:00 Wake Up, Coffee, First Dive
08:30 Breakfast
10:30 Second Dive
12:00 Lunch and Cruising to Thap Lamu
15:00 Arrive Thap Lamu
15:30 Arrive Khao Lak Hotels
17:30 Arrive Phuket Hotels

Itinerary 6 nights – Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Surin Islands and Richelieu Rock

DEPARTURE DAY
14:00 – 16:00 Pick up from hotels in Phuket or Airport
Transfer by minibus to Thap Lamu Pier OR Patong Bay
15:00 – 17:00 Pick up from hotels in Khao Lak
Transfer by minibus to Thap Lamu Pier 20 minutes. Some trips depart from Patong and pick up in Khao Lak is not available. We will inform you of the correct departure and return ports when we reply to your enquiry.
18:00 Dinner on Board and Departure to Similan Islands
DIVING DAY 1 – 4
07:00 Wake Up, Coffee, First Dive
08:30 Breakfast
11:00 Second Dive
12:30 Lunch
15:00 Third Dive
19:00 Night Dive OR
17:30 Dusk Dive
20:00 Dinner
DIVING DAY 5
07:00 Wake Up, Coffee, First Dive
08:30 Breakfast
10:30 Second Dive
12:00 Lunch
15:00 Third Dive and cruising to Thap Lamu or Patong
19:00 Dinner and Final Night on The Junk
DEPARTURE DAY
07:30 Wake up, breakfast
09:00 Disembark at Thap Lamu or Patong. From Thap Lamu, transfer to Khao Lak or Phuket Hotels. From Patong, transfer to Phuket Hotels only.

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The Phinisi Safety & Specifications

Vessel Information

Boat Type Wood Hull Phinisi
Year Built 2007 (Refitted 2018)
Length 34 Meters
Width 8 Meters
Maximum Guests 18
No. of Cabins 7 (3 Double/Twin, 2 Twin & 2 Quad)
Engines 1 x 380 HP
Cruising Speed 8 Knots
Nitrox on Board Yes

Safety Specifications

  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS / Sat Nav
  • Marine Radio
  • Life Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Emergency Flares
  • EPIRB
  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kit
  • Satellite Phone

The Phinisi Schedule 2021 – 2022

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