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Siamese Junk Krabi Sunset Cruises

Motor Yacht
1945
50 ft
36 Guests

About This Sleep Aboard Boat

Enjoy Tambon Ao Nang Chang Wat Krabi by boat. Hire a 50 ft "Pla Luang" for up to 36 people. Rates as low as 65,000 Baht per day.

Rates:

  • Private Hire - 65,000 Baht


Join us for a unique day out on the crystal clear waters of the Andaman. We sail by wooden Siamese Junk out to the 5 islands - Poda, Tup, Si, Ta Ming, Wasam & Gai where spend the afternoon swimming, snorkelling, kayaking and paddle boarding whilst taking in the breath-taking scenery of the surrounding islands. At sunset we have a mouth watering Thai Buffet and end the day swimming in the bioluminescent waters next to Pranang Beach. Our mission is for you to have a chilled afternoon doing as much or as little as you like in an informal relaxed setting.

Our Pla Luang was originally a trade vessel over 100 years ago. She traveled extensively transporting goods all over South East Asia. Pla Luang translates to “the honorable fish”…. and is a noble and respected name in Thailand.

She has long since retired from her days as a trade vessel and has been living at Railay for about 20 years now. In recent years it has been lovingly restored for you to enjoy.

The Junk is an ancient Chinese sailing vessel/ship design still in use today. Junks may have developed from the very early bamboo rafts, which had a high stern. Cro-magnon cave paintings on the Indo China coast show junk shaped double hull vessels.

Junks were developed during the Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220AD) and were used as seagoing vessels as early as the 2nd century AD. They evolved in the later dynasties, and were used throughout Asia for extensive ocean voyages. They were found, and in lesser numbers are still found, throughout South-east Asia and India, but primarily in China, perhaps most famously in Hong Kong. Found more broadly today is a growing number of modern recreational junk-rigged sailboats.

Classic junks were built of softwoods (although of teak in Guangdong) with the outside shape built first. Then multiple internal compartment/bulkheads accessed by separate hatches and ladders, reminiscent of the interior structure of bamboo were built in.

We offer:

Sunset Cruise

Our sunset trips runs 7 days a week all year round and commences at approximately 2pm with meeting points in both Ao Nang and Railay. We make our way out to the islands in front of Railay – (Poda, Chicken, Si and Ta Ming), where we go snorkeling and swimming. We also have a 2 person kayak and 4 Stand Up Paddle Boards for our guests to use. Do as much or as little as you like. Our teak deck is perfect for relaxing and taking in the majestic views. We end the day sailing back towards the Railay Peninsula whilst watching the sun set over the Andaman. Finally we get to swim in the waters next to Pranang Beach for those that want to experience swimming in the bio-luminescence after dark.

Highlights of Sunset Cruise:

  • Suitable for all ages, our trip includes free flow water, juice and soft drinks along with fruit, snacks and a delicious Thai Buffet dinner. (Vegetarian options available).
  • English speaking experienced guides.
  • All snorkeling equipment and life jackets are included.
  • 1 kayak and 4 Stand Up Paddle Boards for our guest’s to use.
  • We have a western style bathroom on board.
  • Cocktails, beer, spirits and wine can be purchased from our bar.


Private Trips

Our junk can be hired for private trips such as engagements, weddings, cocktail parties, film shoots, bucks and hens parties, etc. We can tailor a fantastic day out for any occasion. Our staff are on hand to make an experience that you will never forget. Create your own adventure, like an early morning departure for a day of island hopping, or cocktails at sunset for a unique and amazing evening on the spectacular Andaman Sea.

What to Bring

Swimwear, towel, sunscreen, camera, a warm top in case you get cool in the early evening

Details

  • Type: Motor Yacht
  • Capacity: 36 People
  • Year: 1945
  • Rental Minimum: 1 day
  • Length: 50 ft

Specs

  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Snorkel
  • Diving mask
  • Flippers

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Carolyn Michael

Member Since Sep 2015

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