Phuket Tourism News – Vietjet takes off to Phuket, PHAB 5 a Success, Phuket weed and Phuket Charity Events
Phuket Tourism News | Episode 19 | May 28 Welcome to the Phuket Tourism News. Each week Shaun and Jay Leshark will bring you weekly Phuket Tourism News. Phuket News that is for you, Phuket News for those coming to Phuket, and Phuket Tourism News that is what you need to make sure you have
Dolphins And Snorkeling Phuket Private Tour – Best Family-Friendly Tour
If you are looking for a Dolphins And Snorkeling Phuket Private Tour then this is IT. A combination of dolphin spotting at Maiton Island and snorkeling at Coral Island and Khai Islands, this is a perfect Phuket family-friendly private boat tour. At 5 Star Marine Phuket, we understand that nothing compares to seeing dolphins in
Phuket Tourism News – Thailand’s Elections, Renting a Motorbike, Phuket Monkeys and Maya Bay Closing In August 2023
Phuket Tourism News | Episode 18 | May 21 Welcome to the Phuket Tourism News. Each week Shaun and Jay Leshark will bring you weekly Phuket Tourism News. Phuket News that is for you, Phuket News for those coming to Phuket, and Phuket Tourism News that is what you need to make sure you have
Phi Phi And James Bond On The Same Day – Is It Possible?
When you come to Phuket there are a few things that are on most peoples to do list. Beaches, Thai food, see an elephant, visit a Temple, see James Bond Island, and visit Phi Phi and walk on Maya Bay Beach. The question is can you do them all? Generally, yes you can, as most
Phuket Tourism News – Similan CLOSED, It’s Not Raining Yet, Is Marijuana Legal?
Phuket Tourism News | Episode 17 | May 14 Welcome to the Phuket Tourism News. Each week Shaun and Jay Leshark will bring you weekly Phuket Tourism News. Phuket News that is for you, Phuket News for those coming to Phuket, and Phuket Tourism News that is what you need to make sure you have
Similan Islands Private Boat Tour – Phuket’s Clearest Water And Best Snorkeling
The Similan Islands is one of the best-known island groups in Thailand, and its fame is heavily due to having some of the most spectacular coral reefs in the world. Established as a national park in 1982, Similan Islands are an archipelago of 11 islands in the Andaman Sea, 70 km off the coast in
Phuket Tourism News, Maya Bay Closing, Similan Closed. Is It Raining In Phuket
Phuket Tourism News | Episode 16 | May 7 Welcome to the Phuket Tourism News. Each week Shaun and Jay Leshark will bring you weekly Phuket Tourism News. Phuket News that is for you, Phuket News for those coming to Phuket, and Phuket Tourism News that is what you need to make sure you have
Best Snorkeling Spots In Phuket
There is amazing snorkeling in and around Phuket, but where are some of the best places to go to really get that snorkeling experience? We have chosen 5 (ok seven as we couldn’t get it down to five) that we think are great spots and each has benefits depending on who you are, and what
Captains Choice Expert Guide – Private Custom Tour Phuket
Captain's Choice is 5 Star Marine's one-of-a-kind luxury private custom boat tour experience, providing you with the ideal balance of convenience and flexibility. It brings together a fresh selection of imaginative luxury day cruises suited to your own requirements, with a surprise element thrown in to ensure your day is absolutely perfect. Simply booking
Best Islands In Phuket | Shaun Stenning
According to Shaun Stenning, Phuket, Thailand is surrounded by several beautiful islands that are worth exploring. Each island has its own unique charm and attractions, ranging from stunning beaches to hidden caves and lagoons. Here are the best islands in Phuket that you should not miss on your next trip. Phi Phi Islands The Phi
Phuket Tourism News – Phuket’s Haze, Decreased Tourists and New Flights
Phuket Tourism News | Episode 15 | April 30 Welcome to the Phuket Tourism News. Each week Shaun and Jay Leshark will bring you weekly Phuket Tourism News. Phuket News that is for you, Phuket News for those coming to Phuket, and Phuket Tourism News that is what you need to make sure you have
Island Escape by Burasari
Island Escape by Burasari is located on Koh Maphrao (Coconut Island), It is only 10 minutes away from Phuket from the 5 Star Marine Phuket pier at Boat Lagoon Marina. Island Escape by Burasari Resort and Private Villas provides an ideal quiet getaway, romantic holidays, family gathering and secluded corporate retreats. With a modern lifestyle
When Is Maya Bay Closing?
Maya Bay History Maya Bay, a breathtakingly beautiful cove nestled on the idyllic island of Phi Phi Ley, has long been considered one of the most iconic sites in the Phi Phi archipelago. Its turquoise waters, powder-soft sands and towering limestone cliffs have captivated visitors from around the world, earning it a reputation as a
Similan Islands Set to Close in May, 2023
The Similan Islands are located off the coast of Phang Nga Province in the Andaman Sea. These islands are one of the most recognised island groups in the area, and they are renowned for having some of the world's best coral reefs which makes them an incredibly popular snorkelling and scuba diving destination. The Similan
The Beautiful Racha Island – Phuket, Thailand, Private Boat Tour
The two tropical Racha Islands; Koh Racha Yai and Koh Racha Noi, are sometimes called Raya Island or even King Island. BUT the name doesn’t matter as these stunning Phuket tropical islands provide the ideal destination to enjoy nature with some of the best snorkeling reefs in Thailand and quiet, tropical white powdery beaches and
Phuket Tourism News – Similan Closing. Is Maya Bay Open?
Phuket Tourism News | Episode 13 | April 16 Welcome to the Phuket Tourism News. Each week Shaun and Jay Leshark will bring you weekly Phuket Tourism News. Phuket News that is for you, Phuket News for those coming to Phuket, and Phuket Tourism News that is what you need to make sure you have
The Beautiful Coral Island – Phuket, Thailand, Private Boat Tour
Coral Island, also known locally as Koh He, is an easy and family-friendly day-trip destination from Phuket. Going on a private VIP speedboat tour of Coral Island with 5 Star Marine you will get to see more than you would be able to with other tour operators. The experienced team will take you to the
Phuket Tourism News: Happy Easter And It’s SONGKRAN!!!
Phuket Tourism News | Episode 12 | April 9 Welcome to the Phuket Tourism News. Each week Shaun and Jay Leshark will bring you weekly Phuket Tourism News. Phuket News that is for you, Phuket News for those coming to Phuket, and Phuket Tourism News that is what you need to make sure you have
Thailand’s Glow-in-the-Dark Ocean is Pure Magic
The awesome Chris Parker from the YouTube channel Retired Working For You was down in Phuket a few weeks ago to head out on our brand new tour, Phang Nga Bay Private Bioluminescence and Sea Canoeing Tour. The Phang Nga Bay Private Bioluminescence and Sea Canoeing Tour is part of 5 Star Marine Phuket’s new
Phang Nga Bay and James Bond Island Private Boat Tour
Phang Nga Bay in Phuket, Thailand is possibly one of the most famous Bays in the world. Most people will only know Phang Nga Bay for one thing, and that is James Bond Island. James Bond Island, or to give it, its real name, Ko Khao Ping Gan, is the beach that was used in
Phuket Tourism News, Earths 100 Best Beaches, Earth Hour, Beach Clean Ups
Phuket Tourism News | Episode 11 | April 2 Welcome to the Phuket Tourism News. Each week Shaun and Jay Leshark will bring you weekly Phuket Tourism News. Phuket News that is for you, Phuket News for those coming to Phuket, and Phuket Tourism News that is what you need to make sure you have
Why Did Shaun Stenning Start 5 Star Marine?
A talented entrepreneur with nearly two decades of professional experience, Shaun Stenning is a multitalented entrepreneur living in Phuket, Thailand. Since 2003, Shaun Stenning has been working as an investor, operating on his own to offer financial support. In 2009, Shaun Stenning opened 5 Star Marine, where he currently serves as an Investor, Founder, and
Khai Islands, Best Phuket Islands to Visit
How do you like your eggs? Well, if you do like eggs then we have three different ones that you can visit on our 5 Star Marine Phuket Khai Island tour. (Just so you know Khai in Thai means egg, hence the cracking jokes that will be part of this blog.) Khai Islands If you
Coconut Island Phuket Thailand, Things to do and Where to Stay
Even thou Coconut Island or in Thai, Koh Maphrao (Maphrao is the Thai word for coconut) is only 750 meters away from Phuket, at its closest point, the atmosphere on the two islands is very different. Phuket is known for its full range of things to do for holidaymakers, tourist facilities, and bustling lifestyle, while
Phuket Tourism News, Thailand PM Prayuth Visit, Patong Bar Crack Downs and Songkran
Phuket Tourism News | Episode 10 | March 27 Welcome to the Phuket Tourism News. Each week Shaun and Jay Leshark will bring you weekly Phuket Tourism News. Phuket News that is for you, Phuket News for those coming to Phuket, and Phuket Tourism News that is what you need to make sure you have
Ultimate Trips from Phuket
A private speedboat excursion to the islands and coves surrounding Phuket is an excellent way to explore Thailand's Andaman Sea. These islands are renowned for their crystal-clear seas, pristine white sandy beaches and varied aquatic life, making them perfect for an inspired day trip with 5 Star Marine. The whole region is home to a
Phuket Tourism News, International Woman’s Day, Tourist Police, Phuket Expo
Phuket Tourism News | Episode 9 | March 19 Welcome to the Phuket Tourism News. Each week Shaun and Jay Leshark will bring you weekly Phuket Tourism News. Phuket News that is for you, Phuket News for those coming to Phuket, and Phuket Tourism News that is what you need to make sure you have
Phi Phi and Maya Bay Private Boat Tour Phuket, The Best Islands to Visit
Do you want to visit Phi Phi, but don’t know what to expect? The Phi Phi islands are an archipelago of 6 islands, with the 2 main islands being Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh. These picture postcard islands are excellent tropical getaways in Southeast Asia and are one of the most popular private
Phuket Tourism News, Increased flights to Phuket, how to beat the crowds
Phuket Tourism News | Episode 8 | March 12 Welcome to the Phuket Tourism News. Each week Shaun and Jay Leshark will bring you weekly Phuket Tourism News. Phuket News that is for you, Phuket News for those coming to Phuket, and Phuket Tourism News that is what you need to make sure you have
Hong Island Krabi – Is This The Best Island In Krabi?
Among the more than 150 islands of the stunning Phang Nga Bay, Koh Hong is by far one of the most beautiful destinations with possibly some of the best views of Phnag Nga Bay from it’s awesome viewpoint. Koh Hong is off the east coast of Phuket, in fact Koh Hong is closer to Krabi
Phuket Tourism News, Phuket Airport, Airline Pricing, Phuket Lost Animals
Phuket Tourism News | Episode 7 | March 5 Welcome to the Phuket Tourism News. Each week Shaun and Jay Leshark will bring you weekly Phuket Tourism News. Phuket News that is for you, Phuket News for those coming to Phuket, and Phuket Tourism News that is what you need to make sure you have
What is the best Phuket Boat Tour to go on? Phi Phi, James Bond or Krabi?
One of the biggest things that I have learned in life, is that Freedom is something that many of us take for granted. I grow up in a country that gave us freedom. Freedom to choose, freedom to move around, freedom to do almost anything. In the good old USA, they have a constitution that
Phuket Tourism News, Jelly Fish, Phuket Weddings, and Phuket Markets
Phuket Tourism News | Episode 6 | February 26 Welcome to the Phuket Tourism News. Each week Shaun and Jay Leshark will bring you weekly Phuket Tourism News. Phuket News that is for you, Phuket News for those coming to Phuket, and Phuket Tourism News that is what you need to make sure you have
Maiton Island Phuket A perfect destination for Snorkeling, Fishing and seeing Dolphins
A perfect destination for Snorkeling and Fishing and MORE The meaning of the name Maiton represents idealism, intuition, romance, generosity, creativity, wisdom, and tolerance Maiton island is an understated paradise. A beautiful tropical island just off the Southeast coast of Phuket It’s a fantastic day out and only 30 minutes from the 5 Star Marine
Phuket Tourism News, Movies in Phuket, Phuket Traffic and Leatherback Turtles
Phuket Tourism News | Episode 5 | February 19 Welcome to the Phuket Tourism News. Each week Shaun and Jay Leshark will bring you weekly Phuket Tourism News. Phuket News that is for you, Phuket News for those coming to Phuket, and Phuket Tourism News that is what you need to make sure you have
Phuket Tourism News – Coral Reef restoration, Patong Tunnel, Phuket Expat life
Phuket Tourism News | Episode 4 | February 12 Welcome to the Phuket Tourism News. Each week Shaun and Jay Leshark will bring you weekly Phuket Tourism News. Phuket News that is for you, Phuket News for those coming to Phuket, and Phuket Tourism News that is what you need to make sure you have
How did 5 Star Marine Phuket Start
The Story of 5 Star Marine Phuket I arrived in Thailand about fifteen years ago for a holiday. I was in a transitional phase of my life looking for a bit of a change, so it was either going to be at the Gold Coast or somewhere else in Australia. But when I got here to
Phuket Tourism News – Phuket Festival, Whale Sharks And Bangla Road
Phuket Tourism News | Episode 3 | February 5 Welcome to the Phuket Tourism News. Each week Shaun and Jay will bring you weekly Phuket Tourism News. Phuket News that is for you, Phuket News for those coming to Phuket, and Phuket Tourism News that is what you need to make sure you have an
Ultimate Day Tour Guide to Phang Nga Bay & James Bond Island
Welcome to Phang Nga Bay Phang Nga Bay is a magnificent bay located in southern Thailand. It is fames for its striking limestone cliffs and unique rock formations. The bay is home to several small islands, including the famous James Bond Island. Exploring this intriguing area is best done via a private speedboat tour, where
Phuket Tourism News – Turtles, Elephants, Best Beaches and Phuket Events
Phuket Tourism News | Episode 2 | January 29 Welcome to the Phuket Tourism News. Each week Shaun and Jay will bring you weekly Phuket Tourism News. Phuket News that is for you, Phuket News for those coming to Phuket, and Phuket Tourism News is what you need to make sure you have an amazing
Phuket Tourism News – Maya Bay, Turtles And More.
Phuket Tourism News | Episode 1 | January 22, 2023 Welcome to the first episode of our brand-new Phuket Tourism News. Each week Shaun and Jay will bring you weekly Phuket Tourism News. Phuket News that is for you, Phuket News for those coming to Phuket, and Phuket Tourism News is what you need to
Courtyard by Marriott Phuket Town
What are the best areas to stay in Phuket? How about the Courtyard by Marriott Phuket Town. Nestled in the heart of Phuket’s vibrant old town, Courtyard by Marriott Phuket Town provides the perfect place to stay and soak up the rich cultural heritage of Southern Thailand. A wealth of shopping, dining and entertainment venues
National Park Fees Changing
Thailand National Park Fees changing As of the 17th of January, the way Thailand National Park entrance fees are being paid is changing. How will this affect you and your tours with 5 Star Marine into Phi Phi, Phang Nga Bay, Similan Islands, and all the other Thailand National Parks? There are more than 140
Ultimate Day Tour Guide to Phi Phi
Hello Phi Phi! The Phi Phi Islands are a collection of six small islands off the coast of Thailand, located in the Andaman Sea. Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh are the two main islands in this particular group. The larger of the two, Phi Phi Don, is a vast archipelago off the coast
News About Traveling To Thailand
UPDATE 10th JAN - Thailand CANCELS All Travel Restrictions" As of 10th January 2023, the travel restrictions that were put into place have fully been removed. Entry To Thailand Requirements for January The Thailand authorities have issued these new travel rules for COVID-19-related restrictions as of the 9th January 2023, amid rising international disease
Top Island Hopping View Points Near Phuket, Thailand
Viewpoints are particularly popular in and around Phuket, Thailand because the area is fortunate enough to be blessed with a diverse tropical landscape and numerous breath-taking natural landmarks and seascapes. A popular question when guests book a custom private speedboat trip with 5 Star Marine is “where can we island hop to go to a
Top 5 Snorkeling Tours in Phuket, Thailand
The islands around Phuket are known for their crystal-clear waters and diverse marine life, making them ideal for exploring and snorkelling. The region is home to a wide variety of coral reefs and other underwater habitats that support a diverse array of sea species, including colourful tropical fish, sea turtles, and even whale sharks. The
Sunset BBQ on a Phuket Private Boat Tour
• Sunset is the opening music of the night. • Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn. • It is almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream. • Sunsets are proof that no matter what happens, every day can end beautifully. Ok, that’s enough inspirational quotes about sunsets. Our brand-new Phuket
Phuket News Update December 2022
The latest Phuket News for December 2022 is brought to you by 5 Star Marine Phuket. Join Shaun owner of 5 Star Marine Phuket, and 5 Star Marine Phuket YouTube host Jay Leshark as they discuss the latest Phuket News and update you on the current Phuket weather, Phuket roads, travel, and which islands
Our 5 Star Marine Phuket Private Boats
Check out our Private VIP Speedboats Here at 5 Star Marine Phuket we have a fleet of 15 private VIP Speedboats and Luxury Cruisers (and our fleet is still growing). All our fully customised boats are TAT SHA Plus approved, and adhere to the highest levels of comfort for your ultimate tailor-made experience. We get
Deep Week Thailand 2022
November 26 - December 3, 2022 Phuket Thailand Deep Week Thailand is the world's premier Freediving Education Event and the world’s largest freediving festival! Some of the world’s best free divers assemble in Phuket for a week of freediving activities in one of the most scenic locations in the world. Led by Adam Stern and
Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa Hotel Walk Through
Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa Hotel is one of Phuket’s best hotels. The 5-star Marriott Bonvoy beachfront lifestyle resort comes with a unique design. Situated on the beautiful Mai Khao Beach, and only a 15-minute drive from Phuket International Airport. 5 Star Marine Phuket YouTube host headed up to the Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa
James Bond Island Tour from Phuket
Getting a private speedboat with 5 Star Marine to tour James Bond Island is one of the most memorable things you can do when you're in Phuket. Here, we explore what you can expect from a day going on our James Bond Island Tour from Phuket. 5 Star Marine During our James Bond Island Tour
Thai Food Cooking Class in Phuket | Learning to cook Thai food with Authentic Thai Recipes
Where Can I Learn to Cook Thai Food in Phuket? How can I learn to cook Thai food from the locals? Where is the best Thai authentic cooking class? Which is the best Phuket cooking class? These are a few questions that many people ask us when they are coming to Phuket, and we 100%
James Bond Island Tour
James Bond Island Tour Explained: One of our most popular private speedboat day excursions is our James Bond Island Tour, heading out to Phang Nga Bay. This is a sumptuous day trip that includes classic sights as well as more sporty activities such as caving and paddling. On 5 Star Marine’s James Bond Island Tour
If you are looking for the best Phuket Island destination to visit then I am sure you would just go on your phone and search in Google “Best Phuket Islands to visit” Yes, that is great, and Google, Alexa, and Siri are all great resources to get multitude of information, BUT I was taught, when
The Australian Consulate-General Phuket. Are you Australian? Do you need help?
The Australian Consulate-General Phuket is Australia’s official diplomatic mission in Phuket, with accreditations to the provinces of Phang-nga and Krabi. We went to visit the Australian console in Phuket, to meet the Consulate General of Phuket Matt Barkley to ask him all sorts of questions about what does a console do, what can it help
James Bond Island and Phang Nag Bay Private Boat Tour
Phang Nga bay is a popular Private Phuket Boat Tour including the iconic James Bond Island. The 5 Star Marine Phuket boat tour into Phang Nga Bay from Phuket takes you into some awesome limestone caves and stunning hidden lagoons as well as kayaking up close to the limestone Kasts and visiting the amazing floating
The Best Phuket Islands Private Boat Tour to Khai Islands
Are they worth visiting? There are many beautiful islands to visit around Phuket, Phang Nga Bay, and Krabi. Yet a 15 minutes Private Boat ride from Phuket’s East Coast Boat Lagoon Marina there are three islands that offer superb white sandy beaches and clear water where colourful and friendly fish come to swim around you.
Maya Bay in Phi Phi is OPEN
Maya Bay, in Phi Phi, the most famous beach in Thailand, if not the world, is back open as of 1st October 2022. The iconic Maya Bay, in Phi Phi, closed on the 1st of August 2022 so that the Thailand National Park Authorities could assess the effect that the new rules and regulations that
Thai Food Tour in Phuket, Thailand | Best Street Food in Phuket | A Chef’s Tour Phuket
Many Thai food dishes have been voted in the world’s top 50 dishes such as Tom Yum Kung Spicy prawn soup, Pad Thai noodles, Som Tam Papaya Salad, Massaman Curry, Green Curry, Chicken Fried Rice, and Mu Nam Tok or spicy minced pork salad. Each Thailand region has its own traditional dishes such as the
What Phuket Islands are opening in October 2022 and Phi Phi and Phang Nga Too
The Phuket high season is coming and many of the islands surrounding Phuket are reopening after being closed for the Thailand low season. One of the most anticipated openings is that of Maya Bay in Phi Phi which will be reopening on the 1st of October 2022. Maya Bay, Phi Phi is one of the
Is Phi Phi Island and Maya Bay Open?
“The Beach” Returns The stunning Maya Bay will reopen to the public on 1st October 2022, so be sure to save the date! At this time of year, the Monsoon season ends and the dry season begins, bringing with it more favorable wind and sea conditions. The Famous Bay Maya Bay, situated on Phi Phi
Which Islands Open in October 2022?
This October brings renewed excitement as our guests will be able to enjoy a number of re-openings giving access to more tropical beach destinations. This time of year also marks the transition from the Monsoon to the dry season, when calmer winds and sea conditions make for an ideal mix. As these destinations are perfect
Private Boat Tour Phuket – Recommended Departure Times
We take our customer satisfaction seriously; this means that we regularly run staff training. Only yesterday we had our Guide Team in training and planning sessions for the upcoming high season. One of the things we like to do as a company is run our private boat tours to avoid the crowds. After discussions yesterday
How Long Can You Stay In Thailand For? | Breaking Phuket News | August 2022
How Long Can You Stay in Thailand? New tourist visa rules, plus a brand-new café opening in Phuket and 5 Star Marine Phuket has a brand-new Phuket weatherman (kind of). All this is discussed in this month’s Breaking Phuket News by the owner of 5 Star Marine Phuket Shaun Stenning and YouTube host Jay Leshark,
What To Do In Phuket When It’s Raining?
There are many things to do in Phuket and as we are in low season, rainy season, or green season we thought we would show you a few things you can do in Phuket when it’s raining. Of course, don’t forget that you can still come on a 5 Star marine tour to Phang Nga
Private Phuket Sunset Cruise
Making Memories Get together with your loved ones for a day on the water that will never be forgotten. Our private Phuket Sunset Cruise gives you the freedom to explore the islands surrounding Phuket at your own pace on one of our luxurious 5 Star Marine speedboats. An ideal combination of snorkelling, dolphin watching, and
Is It Worth Going to Phi Phi Island?
The Phi Phi Islands Thailand is home to a group of islands known as the Phi Phi Islands. The islands are conveniently positioned halfway between Phuket and Krabi, making them equally accessible from both. Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Le are two of the largest and most visited islands in Phi Phi, and in
Phuket to James Bond Island
Phuket to James Bond Island Our Phuket to James Bond Island in Phang Nga Bay is one of the most talked-about day trips in all of Thailand. Phuket to James Bond Island by speedboat is a luxurious day excursion that offers both iconic views and more athletic hobbies, such as cave searching and canoeing among
Boat Trip to Phi Phi Island from Phuket
Beautiful Spots with 5 Star Marine: Take a private luxury day cruise Boat Trip to Phi Phi Island from Phuket with 5 Star Marine and witness the island’s famous landscape with your closest friends and family. Travel in comfort and luxury on one of the VIP speedboats, all of which have been recently renovated. Highlights:
Phuket To Phi Phi Island
Phuket to Phi Phi Island with 5 Star Marine Enjoy travelling from Phuket to Phi Phi Island with 5 Star Marine, where you and a chosen group of friends or family members may have a luxurious day excursion to see the famous area. Explore this well-known site aboard one of the brand-new, completely updated VIP
James Bond Island Speedboat Tour & James Bond Island by Speedboat
One of our most popular day trip destinations is the world-renowned James Bond Island Speedboat Tour, which takes you to Phang Nga Bay. On this luxury day trip, James Bond Island by Speedboat, you will get to enjoy famous sights along with more active pursuits such as exploring caves in the area or taking a
The Stunning Maya Bay Is Closed
On the 1st of August, Maya Bay Phi Phi will close to give the Thailand National Park Authorities time to check and assess the last few month’s effects of tourists being allowed back on the beach. Jay Leshark and his kids headed down to Maya Bay with Tour Guide Charlie from 5 Star Marine Phuket
Phuket News | Which Phuket Islands are Open? | Maya Bay Closing | July 2022
What’s Open in and around Phuket In the Phuket News today we find out what Islands around Phuket are open and which islands are closed or closing. Shaun the founder of 5 Star Marine Phuket also talks about the new Phuket Waterpark Andamanda Phuket and gives you an update on Phuket Charity work that is
Phi Phi Island Tour & Phi Phi Island Tour from Phuket
Stylish Locations with 5 Star Marine Enjoy 5 Star Marine’s Phi Phi Island Tour from Phuket; where you and your select group of friends or family will get to experience the iconic scenery on your very own Phi Phi Island Tour luxury day trip. Discover this world-famous location in style and onboard one of the
Speedboat Charter Phuket
Why 5 Star Marine? For the ultimate, luxury experience, why not hire a Speedboat Charter in Phuket with 5 Star Marine? Gather your close friends and family together and create memories that will last a lifetime. Take stunning photos as you explore the beautiful seascapes, tropical islands, and limestone karsts around Phuket and the surrounding
Boat Charter Phuket
5 Star Marine With 5 Star Marine, you can hire a luxury VIP speedboat for an exclusive Boat Charter in Phuket. Take this unique opportunity to experience stunning tropical islands surrounding Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi, Phi Phi, and even further afield. The choice is yours when you book a Boat Charter Phuket with 5 Star
2022 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award
5 Star Marine is extremely honored to have once again been given a ‘Travelers’ Choice Award’ for 2022; which recognizes businesses that consistently deliver great service. Shaun Stenning, CEO of 5 Star Marine commented: “We feel extremely grateful to receive this achievement from Tripadvisor for the 2nd year in a row. It gives us all
Maya Bay Closing August 1st 2022
Maya Bay is due to close again on the 1st of August 2022 for 2 months. This is part of the National Parks revised plan to maintain the newly restored marine environment. This closure is in line with the closure of other National Parks, for example, the Similan and Surin National Park areas and the
Best Islands to Visit Around Phuket Koh Khai Islands and Phuket’s Famous Floating Restaurants
White sandy beaches, crystal clear water, a private boat, and then an amazing seafood lunch, what more can you ask for on a Phuket Private VIP Boat Tour. When looking for an easy, close-by island day trip from Phuket, that is good for families, snorkeling and relaxing on the beach you can’t beat the Khai
Thailand News | No More Masks | 1st July 2022
In the latest Breaking Thailand News, as of the 1st of July 2022, the national mask mandate was lifted and the wearing of masks in most places has been dropped. In our latest YouTube video Shaun Stenning the founder of 5 Star Marine Phuket and the host of the 5 Star Marine YouTube Channel Jay
Private Speedboat Phuket
For the ultimate, luxury experience, why not hire a Private Speedboat in Phuket with 5 Star Marine? Gather your friends and family together and create memories that last a lifetime. Explore stunning seascapes, tropical islands, and limestone karsts around Phuket and the surrounding islands; the choice is yours when you opt for our Private Speedboat
Raya Private Tour
Introduction: With a 5 Star Marine Raya Private Tour, you get the opportunity to discover two idyllic Raya Islands; Koh Raya Yai and Koh Raya Noi, which are also referred to as the Racha Islands. This is one of our most popular private charters, as the Raya Private Tour provides the ideal destination to enjoy
Hong Krabi Private Boat
With 5 Star Marine, you can hire one of our luxury VIP speedboats for an exclusive Hong Krabi Private Boat tour. Take the opportunity to experience the stunning beauty of Ko Hong Krabi and the smaller Krabi province archipelagos in deluxe comfort. Plus, you get to enjoy all of this at your own pace when
Phang Nga Bay Private Boat
With 5 Star Marine, you can hire one of our luxury VIP speedboats for an exclusive Phang Nga Bay Private Boat tour. Phang-Nga Bay, (or Ao Phang Nga National Park), has long been a popular destination for travelers from around the world and consists of numerous, beautiful islands. Phang Nga Bay was a famous destination
Phuket Private Charter
Introduction: With 5 Star Marine, you can hire one of our luxury VIP speedboats for an exclusive Phuket Private Charter. Take the chance to experience stunning seascapes, tropical islands and limestone karsts around Phuket and the surrounding islands on board your very own Private Charter. Your Phuket Private Charter is completely flexible, so you can
What Are The Best Wet Season Island Hopping Destinations?
The Wet Season (also known as the Low Season or Green Season) starts in Phuket around May each year and continues through to the end of October. The signal of the change of seasons in Phuket is when the wind changes. During our High Season or Dry Season, the wind blows from the East, during
First Aid Training in Phuket – Basic Life Support Training
We were pleased to welcome Vincent Modell from Phuket Basic Life Support to the 5 Star Marine Offices at Phuket Boat Lagoon, to train our team on the latest First Aid Skills. Getting trained in first aid means that our team will be able to prevent issues that might make and first aid situation worse,
BREAKING NEWS – Thailand Pass Abolished. Borders Open. Let’s Go To Phuket
12 months on from the introduction of the Phuket Sandbox the Thailand Government has announced that the Thai Pass, Sandbox, and all related programs will end as of the 1st of July 2022. This is the clearest announcement to date that Tourism, Travel, and the Economic Plans of the Government are returning to a more
James Bond Private Boat
Explore in comfort and style when you book our famous James Bond Private Boat tour. Our luxury private speedboats are perfect when you get a group of friends or family together to enjoy this VIP experience. We are happy to suggest an itinerary around seeing this day trip, and we stress that it is only
Phang Nga Bay Private Boat
With 5 Star Marine, you can hire one of our luxury VIP speedboats for an exclusive Phang Nga Bay Private Boat tour. Phang-Nga Bay, (or Ao Phang Nga National Park), has long been a popular destination for travelers from around the world and consists of numerous, beautiful islands. Phang Nga Bay was a famous destination
Maya Bay Phi Phi Island – The Most Famous Beach in Thailand
Maya Bay, Phi Phi is one of the best beaches in Thailand IF not the world, and was featured in the movie The Beach with Leonardo DiCaprio which was filmed over 20 years ago. Maya Bay Beach was closed for over 2 years by the Thai Government to help the environment as it had become
Who Is Shaun Stenning Founder Of 5 Star Marine
Shaun Stenning moved to Thailand in the early 2000’s after successfully exiting a business in Sydney, Australia. After moving to Thailand he based himself in Phuket, Thailand right on Bangtao Beach. During the first 6 months that Shaun was in Phuket, he started exploring the islands by hiring private boats from beach vendors. Shaun Stenning
Coconut Island: The Village Coconut Island
Located just minutes from mainland Phuket, The Village – Coconut Island is the perfect getaway holiday destination for overseas tourists and locals like Jay Leshark and his family, and they headed over to where it all started for Jay 15 years ago After working for Sunsail Watersports Holidays teaching sailing in Turkey, Greece and Antigua
Thailand Pass Update – May 2022
Breaking News: The Thailand Pass (for international travelers wishing to enter Thailand) has moved from an approval process to a simple registration process. On May 20th the CCSA (Centre of Covid-19 Situation Administration) held a meeting to discuss the latest entry rules. You can watch the latest update here, plus we have outlined the changes
The Beach, Maya Bay Closing AGAIN and Other Phuket News and Weather MAY 2022
After a big reopening early in 2022, Krabi’s Maya Bay, at Phi Phi, is to temporarily close again on the 1st August for 2 months to allow time for the Thailand authorities to check the impact of the last few months of the bay being open, after allowing tourists back on to the beach, and
Phi Phi Island & Maya Bay Private Boat Tour
Enjoy 5 Star Marine’s Phi Phi Island Private Boat Tour, where you and your select group of friends can experience the ultimate and iconic scenery on your very own luxury day trip. Discover this world-famous location in style, onboard a 5 Star Marine VIP and upgraded speedboat. Maya Bay The renowned Bay reopened to day
Rustic And Blue By The Sea
Rustic and Blue by the Sea is one of Phuket’s top restaurants and Jay Leshark heads down to Rawai to check out the food and chat with the awesome owner K.Meen and gets to try the Pumpkin gnocchi. Rustic and Blue by the Sea is set on a hillside in Rawai Phuket, and has stunning
Testing a Mini Scuba Tank with a Hand Pump That Lets You Dive for 10 Minutes The Scorkl Pro
Scorkl is a mini scuba device that can be pumped up by hand and it allows you to dive for up to 10 minutes. Well, that’s what the marketing words say. SCORKL – Breathe underwater with TOTAL freedom 5 Star Marine YouTube host Jay Leshark spent 2 days testing the Scorkl at Blue Tree Phuket
More Than 1 Million Life Bag Donations Over 2 Years
5 Star Marine has dedicated over 2 years to packing, distributing, and donating of emergency food relief; giving their time and energy by providing continuous support to those in need throughout the Pandemic. This devoted effort has now seen an estimated 1 million life bags go out to disadvantaged and underprivileged communities around Phuket, Krabi,
Krabi Private Tour
With a Krabi Private Tour onboard one of 5 Star Marine’s luxury private speedboats, you will get to experience the stunning beauty of Ko Hong Krabi and the smaller Krabi province archipelagos. Plus, you get to enjoy all of this at your own pace when you book a Krabi Private Tour. The sheer natural beauty
Check out The Phuket Boat Tour to Coral Island Video. Our next Phuket Adventure (WITH 15 Kids)
Host of 5 Star Marine YouTube channel Jay Leshark joins a family-friendly trip to Coral Island. 2 boats and 15 kids, how will Jay cope? The only way to find out is to watch the video below. If you are looking for a perfect family boat tour then this trip is a must. Coral Island,
Phuket Private Tour
Experience stunning seascapes, tropical islands, and limestone karsts around Phuket and the surrounding islands in absolute comfort onboard one of 5 Star Marine’s Phuket Private Tours. On your Phuket Private Tour, we will send a proposal with a suggested itinerary. Why do we say “suggested”? Well, when you arrive at the pier for your Phuket
Khai Islands Private Tour
When you book our Khai Islands Private Tour, you get to experience not just one, but a group of three famous, small islands. Koh Khai Nok, Koh Khai Nai and Koh Khai Nui; each offer something slightly different, and The Khai Islands Private Tour is a mere 15 – 20 minute speedboat ride from our
3 Day 2 Night Tour To Koh Mook [Part 2 Of 3]
Jump back on board with Jay, Alex, and the crew of Lucus 1 as they continue their 3 days 2 night exploration of Koh Mook, Koh Kradan, Koh Ngai, Phi Phi, Railay and beyond. These overnight tours are a special addition that we set up here at 5 Star Marine when the pandemic started. If
How To Avoid the Crowds – Early Bird Phi Phi Tour or Sunset Tour?
So, as we start to see trickles of tourism return to the island, we have been answering lots of questions from many of our 1st time bookers as well as our return guests. Let’s explore some of the most common questions we’ve been asked: Q: What is the tour itinerary? When you hire a private
James Bond Island Private Tour
One of our most popular day trip destinations is the world-renowned James Bond Island Private Tour, which takes you to Phang Nga Bay. This luxury VIP speedboat Private Tour allows you to enjoy famous sights, along with more active pursuits such as exploring caves in the area and taking a canoe out around the formations.
Phi Phi Island Private Tour
Enjoy our Phi Phi Islands Private Tour, where you get to experience the ultimate and iconic scenery on your very own private day trip. With 5 Star Marine, you can discover this world-famous location in luxury, onboard one of their VIP, upgraded speedboats. Our experienced captains and crew know just how to miss the crowds
Looking For A Memorable Experience? – The Official Monthly Newsletter
It’s been another great month of tours. Seeing the smiling faces of our team, our guests and reading the amazing reviews online has really inspired us all to keep fighting forward. We are moving now into some of the best sea conditions of the year so it’s time to get out explore and find new
Thailand Pass Breaking News – Updated Test And Go Measures – March 2022
ANNOUNCEMENT – Thailand Pass Rules Update Frequently, The Information In The Below Post Is Now Out Of Date For Latest News Please Visit: https://5starmarinephuket.com/phuket-sandbox-rules-and-updates/ The CCSA met last week to discuss the further easing of restrictions and to allow the process of entry into Thailand as a tourist easier. In the announcement after the meeting,
Phuket Foodies – Smoking Fish In Jay’s Backyard Restaurant
Once a month we like to highlight a local restaurant or local cuisine and this month Jay took on the cooking himself. He brined some fish (with his own homemade brine) and then smoked them on his Smoker (what else does he smoke?). Find out all of this and more in this weeks’ vLog here:
Private Boat Hire Phuket – Reclaim Your Sense of Adventure
Luxury Private Speedboats 5 Star Marine has a growing fleet of VIP, luxury speedboats available for private boat hire in Phuket. Experience stunning seascapes, tropical islands, and limestone karsts around Phuket and the surrounding islands in absolute comfort. Their entire fleet has been custom built and enhanced to ensure you get the most luxurious time
Phuket Breaking News – March 2022 – Test And Go Updated, A Stolen Chicken And More
ANNOUNCEMENT – Thailand Pass Rules Update Frequently, The Information In The Below Post Is Now Out Of Date For Latest News Please Visit: https://5starmarinephuket.com/phuket-sandbox-rules-and-updates/ Jay and Shaun give you their view of the Monthly Phuket News. From the changes to the Test and Go Program to a lost chicken. From a new movie production in
Amazing Greek Food In Phuket – Is It Even Possible?
Join Jay as he tours through the different food options available at Blue Tree. On his tour, he stops off at a Greek Food Truck (yes there is great Greek Food in Phuket). By amazing co-incidence, Jay was good friends with the current chef of this particular Food Truck. Watch along below:
Thailand Pass Adventures: Fishing With Jay, His Family And Camera Man Charlie (Or Was It Alex?)
Join Jay and his family on board with Camera Man Charlie (Or was it Alex?) as they head out on a 5 Star Marine Private Boat Tour. In this week’s video Jay is fishing, snorkeling, and exploring the closer in islands around Phuket. See it all here:
What Happened At 5 Star Marine In The Last 12 Months?
It’s been a crazy 2 years. Unprecedented is the word that comes to mind. Global tourism shutdown, we completely changed our business model, we provided over 610,000 life bags to people in need, we started a foundation, moved offices, and delivered over 1000 memorable boat experiences. And that’s just a few of the things that we
Phuket Breaking News – Test And Go, Sandbox, Crocodiles And A New Water Park
ANNOUNCEMENT – Thailand Pass Rules Update Frequently, The Information In The Below Post Is Now Out Of Date For Latest News Please Visit: https://5starmarinephuket.com/phuket-sandbox-rules-and-updates/ Join Jay and Shaun from 5 Star Marine as they discuss the latest news stories on Phuket. From the resumption of the Test and Go program, to Crocodiles being found on
JAYS CHALLENGES: A Day Cleaning The 5 Star Marine Boat
We are pleased to introduce a new series of videos to our YouTube channel called Jays Challenges. Jay has been having way too much fun fishing, snorkeling, swimming with sharks and more so it’s time he does some of the hard work around the office. Shaun asked Jay to complete his first challenge in this
Phuket Sandbox Adventures: Phi Phi Islands, Reef Sharks And Monkeys – All In One Day!
After 20+ months of recovery time, the Phi Phi Islands has restored back to what it was 15+ years ago. In fact, I would say that it is looking better than I have ever seen it in the entire time I have been here in Phuket Island Hopping. That’s why Jay and I feel so
Thailand Pass, Phuket Sandbox, Test And Go – We’re Confused Are You?
ANNOUNCEMENT – Thailand Pass Rules Update Frequently, The Information In The Below Post Is Now Out Of Date For Latest News Please Visit: https://5starmarinephuket.com/phuket-sandbox-rules-and-updates/ We’ve been receiving a lot of messages lately with confused travelers asking us to clarify the current rules on entry into Thailand and more than that, what they can do once
Life Bag Project Summary
As 2022 starts off with a few shaky steps we look back over 2021 with satisfaction knowing that the Food Relief project that we started back in 2020 had a dramatic impact on our local community as well as our staff, team and volunteers involved in the project. Across 2021 we delivered in excess of
Phuket Sandbox – What Can You Do? Where Can You Go? Is Island Hopping Even Allowed?
ANNOUNCEMENT – Thailand Pass Rules Update Frequently, The Information In The Below Post Is Now Out Of Date For Latest News Please Visit: https://5starmarinephuket.com/phuket-sandbox-rules-and-updates/ With Phuket and Thailand changing the rules for entry into the Country in January there has been a lot of questions from travelers around what they can and can’t do, where they
The Ongoing Emergency Food Security Crisis In Phuket
If you are living in Phuket then you would be fully aware of the escalating covid situation here. Cases are going up, workers are being ordered to stay at home, communities are being isolated. This is not something new, in fact it’s something that countries worldwide have been battling now for almost 3 years. The
Thailand Pass Adventures – What To Do In Phuket If You Can’t Go Island Hopping By Boat!
Join Jay as he takes you on a kid-friendly tour around Phuket’s attractions that are not snorkeling, island hopping. Visit the Phuket Aquarium, Monkey Hill and so much more in this video. See more here:
Thailand Pass Adventures – Welcome To The 5 Star Marine Office
Join Jay and Shaun (or is it really Shaun) as they tour the 5 Star Marine offices and show you a little behind the scenes of what happens while you are out on tour. For things to run smoothly on the water the hard-working admin team and management team are always cleaning, preparing, and organizing
BREAKING NEWS – Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi Sandbox Open – Test And Go Closed
ANNOUNCEMENT – Thailand Pass Rules Update Frequently, The Information In The Below Post Is Now Out Of Date For Latest News Please Visit: https://5starmarinephuket.com/phuket-sandbox-rules-and-updates/ Apologies for all the updates lately but as we stay on top of the changing nature of entry into Thailand we feel it is important to keep our customers updated. On Friday
Thailand Pass – Test And Go CLOSED – Phuket Sandbox Open – THE LATEST NEWS!
ANNOUNCEMENT – Thailand Pass Rules Update Frequently, The Information In The Below Post Is Now Out Of Date For Latest News Please Visit: https://5starmarinephuket.com/phuket-sandbox-rules-and-updates/ With the latest outbreak of Covid starting to affect travel internationally Thailand has made changes to the entry requirements into Thailand. One of the major changes is that the Test and Go
Phuket Thailand News Update – December 2021 – What’s Happening In Phuket?
ANNOUNCEMENT – Thailand Pass Rules Update Frequently, The Information In The Below Post Is Now Out Of Date For Latest News Please Visit: https://5starmarinephuket.com/phuket-sandbox-rules-and-updates/ Join Jay and Shaun as they discuss the gradual return of tourism to Phuket, how we can tell tourism is returning, and check out one of Jay’s favorite Som Tum Restaurants in
And That’s A Wrap
We are excited to remain open for the entire Christmas and New Year period, and are looking forward to welcoming you on board for a tailor-made and festive private speedboat tour with us during this time! Reflecting on the last 12 months, we would like to say a heartfelt THANK YOU for the level of
As Tourism Starts To Resume Our Food Relief Project Continues.
For over 20 months the 5 Star Marine team has been purchasing dry food supplies, packing life bags, and then distributing them into the community. This project started during the first Covid Lockdown in Phuket. From there it has grown from a few hundred bags a week to a few thousand bags a week. In
Thailand Pass Adventures: Banana Beach, Coral Island And Khai Island, Phuket Thailand.
Join Jay, his little monsters, our crew, and some of our wonderful local customers as they head out on a Private Custom Boat Tour to Khai Island, Coral Island, Mai Ton, and more in this week’s video with Jay. In the video, you will see Jay find a Message in a Bottle on the beach,
Phuket Private Boat Charter
Deciding which company to book a Phuket Private Boat Charter with, as well as which tropical paradise you want to explore for the day can lead to a confusing lineup of different options. To help you consider your choices, we have looked at some of the more important criteria to allow you to determine your
Andy’s Top Tips – Thailand Pass Hints
ANNOUNCEMENT – Thailand Pass Rules Update Frequently, The Information In The Below Post Is Now Out Of Date For Latest News Please Visit: https://5starmarinephuket.com/phuket-sandbox-rules-and-updates/ What Is The Thailand Pass? The Thailand Pass is an online system designed to support the country’s ‘Ease of Travel’ thus making the documentation and process for travelers entering Thailand more efficient
Maya Bay To Reopen in January
The Iconic Bay Maya Bay is one of the most iconic areas in the Phi Phi islands, situated on Phi Phi Ley it was made famous after featuring in the 2000 movie, “The Beach” with Leonardo DiCaprio. The Closure The Department of National Parks Wildlife and Plant Conservation shut the bay down completely to tourists
Thailand Pass Fun With Lucus, Aswa and Jay!
Watch our latest video to see the adventures of Lucus, Aswa, Jay, and cameraman Sunny as they head out fishing, snorkeling, freediving, and more around Phuket. After leaving the 5 Star Pier at Boat Lagoon the excited team makes a stop at Koh Mai Ton. This is normally part of our dolphin spotting tour and
Phi Phi and James Bond Combo Day Tour
This is one of our most popular VIP private speedboat day trips. This combination tour has a little something for everyone; from snorkeling with rich marine life, swimming in bright turquoise lagoons, seeing famous beaches and coves; to canoeing, spectacular karst rock seascapes, and of course the iconic James Bond Island. Phi Phi is a
Thailand Pass Adventures: James Bond Island And Phi Phi Island In The Same Day
ANNOUNCEMENT – Thailand Pass Rules Update Frequently, The Information In The Below Post Is Now Out Of Date For Latest News Please Visit: https://5starmarinephuket.com/phuket-sandbox-rules-and-updates/ We are quite often asked if it’s possible to do both James Bond Island and Phi Phi Island on the same day, so we sent Jay out on tour with some of
Phuket Sandbox Update – Thailand Pass And More!
ANNOUNCEMENT – Thailand Pass Rules Update Frequently, The Information In The Below Post Is Now Out Of Date For Latest News Please Visit: https://5starmarinephuket.com/phuket-sandbox-rules-and-updates/ As Thailand continues to adopt the “Live With Covid” model the national government announced a staged re-opening to Thailand. 63 countries have been announced as being able to enter Thailand quarantine-free. For
5 Star Marine Launches Living Waters Phuket Foundation
The first united Foundation in Phuket to provide grants in support of vulnerable communities! A Brighter Future For Phuket Shaun Stenning, CEO of 5 Star Marine explains: “Phuket has needed a credible and well thought out Foundation for years, so I decided to set one up with 5 Star Marine being the major funding source
Phuket Sandbox Gone? Thailand Open? What Do The Locals Think?
ANNOUNCEMENT – Thailand Pass Rules Update Frequently, The Information In The Below Post Is Now Out Of Date For Latest News Please Visit: https://5starmarinephuket.com/phuket-sandbox-rules-and-updates/ November 1st, 2021 Phuket and greater Thailand are opening without Quarantine to 46 countries. These 46 countries will not have to complete the Phuket Sandbox, just a single covid test on arrival,
Phuket Sandbox Adventures On The 5 Star Marine Snorkelling And Dolphin Experience.
One of our most popular tours during the Phuket Sandbox has been our Dolphins and Snorkelling experience. This is a great family-friendly trip that allows our guests to snorkel the waters of Mai Ton, spend some time spotting the local pod of dolphins, and then onto Coral Island for some lunch. There are a number
Phuket Readies For A Relaxation Of Rules With A Beach Clean At The Khai Islands
The 5 Star Marine team joined with UWC Thailand, Royal Phuket Marine, Sustainable Mai Khao, Phuket Marine Department, and the Koh Yao Yai Village Leaders to clean up the Khai Islands. With the annual monsoon season drawing to a close the Khai Islands were in need of a good clean to prepare them for the
Phuket Sandbox Update – No Quarantine? No More Sandbox? Phuket Is OPEN.
ANNOUNCEMENT – Thailand Pass Rules Update Frequently, The Information In The Below Post Is Now Out Of Date For Latest News Please Visit: https://5starmarinephuket.com/phuket-sandbox-rules-and-updates/ BREAKING NEWS – Thailand Prime Minister Announces No Quarantine For Travellers From Some Countries. As Phuket and Thailand in general move to a “Live With Covid” model and look to restart tourism
Phuket Food Relief Update – 19 Months And The Need Is Still High
The 5 Star Marine team is continuing with their food relief efforts here in Phuket. After 19 months of providing emergency food relief to the local community, our team is proud to continue to help those in need. In this month’s update, I took the time to share with you why this Food Relief Project
Phuket Sandbox Update – 7 Day Sandbox, Bars Open, Island Hopping Easier Than Ever!
ANNOUNCEMENT – Thailand Pass Rules Update Frequently, The Information In The Below Post Is Now Out Of Date For Latest News Please Visit: https://5starmarinephuket.com/phuket-sandbox-rules-and-updates/ As Phuket transitions away from its wet season towards the dry (or high) season, the Thailand Government has made a major and positive update to the Phuket Sandbox program. Instead of being
Rules for Domestic Guest Speedboat Day Trips – October 2021
ANNOUNCEMENT – Thailand Pass Rules Update Frequently, The Information In The Below Post Is Now Out Of Date For Latest News Please Visit: https://5starmarinephuket.com/phuket-sandbox-rules-and-updates/ The weather is starting to turn, the seas are getting calmer and in addition, the islands around Phuket are still quiet. So, this really is the best time to appreciate a VIP
Island Hopping Here We Go
ANNOUNCEMENT – Thailand Pass Rules Update Frequently, The Information In The Below Post Is Now Out Of Date For Latest News Please Visit: https://5starmarinephuket.com/phuket-sandbox-rules-and-updates/ We are thrilled to welcome a LOAD of new destinations to enjoy from 1st October; and yes, these are going to be open to both Sandbox and Domestic guests. With the change
New Island Destinations for Phuket Day Tours
ANNOUNCEMENT – Thailand Pass Rules Update Frequently, The Information In The Below Post Is Now Out Of Date For Latest News Please Visit: https://5starmarinephuket.com/phuket-sandbox-rules-and-updates/ From the 15th of October 2021, there will be additional day tour options available to both Domestic and Sandbox customers. This time of year brings with it a change from the Monsoon
The Heart-breaking Shortage of Life Bags
Today we take you along with us to show you the highs and the real lows of what a day out delivering Life Bags really looks like, from the inside. Join Nando from Sutai Muay Thai, Shaun Stenning, Khun Zeera, and the rest of the team from 5 Star Marine on a day in the
Here we go Again! – Phuket Sandbox Rules Update
ANNOUNCEMENT – Thailand Pass Rules Update Frequently, The Information In The Below Post Is Now Out Of Date For Latest News Please Visit: https://5starmarinephuket.com/phuket-sandbox-rules-and-updates/ Today we are thrilled to report good, positive news – now doesn’t that make a change to the negative news cycle? The new Sandbox rules mean that from now on it is
Phuket Sandbox Day Tours – TAT SHA Plus Approved
Since the initial opening of the Phuket Sandbox scheme, 5 Star Marine have been operating SHA Plus Approved Day Tours for customers who joined the 14 Day Program and 7+7 Program Sandbox initiative. As we continue to provide Day Tours to the islands around Phuket, we have been busy making sure we are up to
What to Look for in a Sandbox Phuket Private Boat Charter?
ANNOUNCEMENT – Thailand Pass Rules Update Frequently, The Information In The Below Post Is Now Out Of Date For Latest News Please Visit: https://5starmarinephuket.com/phuket-sandbox-rules-and-updates/ Deciding where you want to explore on a Phuket Private Boat Charter, as well as who to book the tour with can lead to a confusing choice overload. To help determine what
Breaking News – Phi Phi, Phang Nga and Khai Islands Day Trips
ANNOUNCEMENT – Thailand Pass Rules Update Frequently, The Information In The Below Post Is Now Out Of Date For Latest News Please Visit: https://5starmarinephuket.com/phuket-sandbox-rules-and-updates/ We have just received updated and encouraging new rules for Domestic and Sandbox guests which make day tours to locations such as Phi Phi and Phang Nga Bay even easier. Here at
Sandbox Seascapes & James Bond Island
Sandbox Day Tour Enjoy a day sightseeing, caving, and even experiencing a picnic lunch minus the hordes of tourists around the fantastic seascapes of Phang Nga Bay and the world-famous James Bond Island – this is your once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience James Bond Island in peace and quiet. Here at 5 Star Marine, we have
5 Star Marine Wins 2021 Tripadvisor
Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Award We feel extremely privileged to receive this achievement from Tripadvisor, which celebrates companies that consistently deliver the very best experiences possible to its customers, therefore earning top guest reviews. This award puts 5 Star Marine in the top 10% of businesses on Tripadvisor and celebrates them as the
Food Relief Efforts 1.5 Years In – Biweekly Update
With no end in sight from the devastating community impact, here at 5 Star Marine, we’re working around the clock to make sure more people than ever before receive a vital helping hand. Despite the challenges, we have managed to make August the largest month for Life Bag donations so far, with OVER 17,000 Life
The past 2 weeks have been a blur of activity trying to keep up with donation efforts, despite the tighter Covid-19 restrictions here in Phuket. These have unfortunately forced us to pause our mass packing efforts. However, even without our dedicated and fantastic volunteers being able to help out, we still need to pack, deliver
Domestic Vs Sandbox Rules
ANNOUNCEMENT – Thailand Pass Rules Update Frequently, The Information In The Below Post Is Now Out Of Date For Latest News Please Visit: https://5starmarinephuket.com/phuket-sandbox-rules-and-updates/ With all the different rules and regulations depending on if you are a domestic guest or a Sandbox visitor, we thought that this needed breaking down; so here it is: CURRENT REGULATIONS
August Updates for Sandbox Guests
ANNOUNCEMENT – Thailand Pass Rules Update Frequently, The Information In The Below Post Is Now Out Of Date For Latest News Please Visit: https://5starmarinephuket.com/phuket-sandbox-rules-and-updates/ There have been a number of brand-new Provincial rule changes, so make sure you are up to date with the latest information. Let’s take a look at what has changed: WHAT WAS
Phuket Needs You
So, let’s start with the good news; Phuket Sandbox successfully opened, and tourists are coming into Phuket – this helps start to fill the enormous gap that the island has faced as one of the most travel-dependent economies in the world. However, let’s look at what else is going on here right now – Covid-19
NEWS UPDATE – Sandbox Customers Island Tours
ANNOUNCEMENT – Thailand Pass Rules Update Frequently, The Information In The Below Post Is Now Out Of Date For Latest News Please Visit: https://5starmarinephuket.com/phuket-sandbox-rules-and-updates/ PART 1: New Rules for Sandbox Customers Phuket recently announced some changes for Sandbox customers; what they can do and where they can go. A brand new update states that Sandbox customers
Can Sandbox Customers Go Island Hopping?
ANNOUNCEMENT – Thailand Pass Rules Update Frequently, The Information In The Below Post Is Now Out Of Date For Latest News Please Visit: https://5starmarinephuket.com/phuket-sandbox-rules-and-updates/ Here’s what you need to know about the island hopping, the check-in process, the do’s and the don’ts for your first 14 days as a Sandbox customer: Where can you go in
You NEED to Know This: Can you go to Phi Phi?
ANNOUNCEMENT – Thailand Pass Rules Update Frequently, The Information In The Below Post Is Now Out Of Date For Latest News Please Visit: https://5starmarinephuket.com/phuket-sandbox-rules-and-updates/ “Can I go to Phi Phi?” Well, with some requirements to be aware of, 5 Star Marine have broken these down for you. We know the rules, we have been through the
We’re On a Roll
With the successful and highly anticipated reopening of Phuket via the Sandbox program on July 1st under our belt, which welcomed fully vaccinated international visitors with no need to quarantine; we have been busy making sure we were ready for our international bookings as well as our continued domestic support. From the get-go on July
Stamp and You Shall Receive
Here at 5 Star Marine, we love seeing how much our guests enjoy their travels onboard our private speedboats to Phi Phi, the Similan Islands, Hong Krabi, and beyond. For the past 16 months, our loyal residents have kept us busy exploring the islands around Phuket and Krabi, and now we feel that it is
The Need Continues, and So Will We
From July 1st, 2021 we welcomed a positive and critical step in the right direction; with the opening of the Phuket Sandbox. With hopes that this will help jump-start the return of international tourism and the economic benefits that come with this for an island such as Phuket. We are all hopeful that this will
The Life of a Life Bag – Video by Chris Parker
5 Star Marine was thrilled to welcome Chris Parker, (from Retired Working For You), as he joined their usual weekly efforts to see exactly what goes on behind the scenes of each vital life bag. Chris Parker got an inside glimpse of how things work right from the organized packing efforts by volunteers at Sutai
5 Star Marine – TAT SHA Plus Approved
5 Star Marine pride themselves on continuously striving to remain an industry leader in all areas; and they were in fact one of the first private boat companies in Phuket to be awarded the TAT SHA Certification in 2020, followed by the TAT SHA Plus Certification in 2021. As the Phuket Sandbox officially reopened to
Private Charter FAQs
Have You Just Booked A Tour? What Happens Next? Watch This Video For Full Details Once you’ve decided to book a Private Boat Charter with 5 Star Marine your mind naturally wonders what should you bring to the boat to ensure you have a wonderful day? FAQ: What is Included on Your Tour? FAQ: What
‘Captain’s Choice’ – A Maximum Flexibility Private Tour
Captain’s Choice is 5 Star Marine’s unique luxury boat tour experience, offering you the perfect combination of maximum convenience plus flexibility. It brings together a new collection of inspired day sea tours tailored to your personal expectations; with an element of surprise thrown in to ensure your day is exactly what you would have wished
What a Year!
We know that uncertainty remains at unprecedented levels globally, but we wanted to take a moment to look back on all the positive experiences from the last year, to realize how far we have come – and wow what a year it has been for us. We took time to regroup and focus on reprioritizing
46800 Meals Distributed In The Last 14 Days
As Covid continues to restrict the local Phuket economy our team here at 5 Star Marine, lead by Shaun Stenning continues to dig deep and help the community. The third wave of Covid created more devastation than any other wave has. This means that our team has had to step up and deliver more life
Paradise in Phi Phi
Phi Phi is infamous in the Phuket region, with one of its iconic islands featuring in the 2000 movie, “The Beach” with Leonardo DiCaprio. A Phi Phi private tour with 5 Star Marine offers crystal clear tropical waters with stunning coral reefs to produce fantastic snorkeling, abound with marine life. Plus, the spectacular and well-known
New Offices, Same 5 Star Service
We are excited to announce that we have been keeping ourselves busy in the last few days by taking a giant (out of water) leap and moving into our brand-new office space. This has been a natural progression for us, as we continue to expand our business to meet new domestic and international market demands.
A Snapshot Of Our Life Bag Program In May 2021
If you didn’t know, for the last 14 months our business has been helping our local community survive through one of the most economically trying times ever seen. As a tourist island, Phuket was devastated by Covid leaving so many without work, businesses closed and the local community needed help. Seeing this need we stepped
No Quarantine in Phuket For Vaccinated Tourists
ANNOUNCEMENT – Thailand Pass Rules Update Frequently, The Information In The Below Post Is Now Out Of Date For Latest News Please Visit: https://5starmarinephuket.com/phuket-sandbox-rules-and-updates/ International Travellers – What You Need to Know Phuket will be the first destination in Thailand to reopen to overseas tourists, from July 2021. This comes after over 15 months of the
April And May – Toughest Months Of Covid
We are often asked if we are continuing with our donation work during 2021. The answer is YES. Not only are we continuing with our donation work we have increased the amount we are donating and the frequency of our donations. During April Phuket saw a resurgence of Covid with daily case numbers creating concern
Limited VIP Trips Re-Starting on 1st June 2021
During the last few weeks, our private boat tours have been put on hold to help keep Phuket safe. During this time, we have been able to concentrate on our charity efforts as well as finding safe and responsible ways to get our VIP guests back out on the water. Our piers, boats, and office
Community Efforts and Preparing for the Road Ahead
Here at 5 Star Marine, we passed a huge milestone this April (2021) – of over 14 months of continuous efforts supporting vulnerable communities in need situated in and around the Phuket and Phang Nga areas. Over 60-weeks of donations have produced an incredible amount of these Life Bags; more than 160,000 have been paid
360 Degrees, Yes Please
Ko Hong Krabi and the smaller Krabi province archipelagos are typically quieter than the more popular Phi Phi or Phang Nga Bay areas. However, the area provides you with everything you could want from a day out with your friends or family – snorkeling, discovering white sandy private beaches, hiking, or sightseeing – there is
IMPORTANT NOTICE: As of today (Sunday 18th April) 5 Star Marine are pausing all tours for 14 days, in line with the brand-new Government requirement announcement. In summary, these new guidelines outline that: 1. Restricted Activities – underwater pursuits are prohibited, including snorkeling/diving; 2. Restricted Areas – Phuket is a ‘red zone’ which means our
All Good Things Must Come to an End
Last Chance Tourism isn’t a new concept. The enthralling social and psychological notion has been around for several years, feeding tourists with a desire to visit or experience a place at risk of vanishing, (or altering due to climate change), while they still can. Now, I am not suggesting that Thailand is about to
Important Update on Cancellations – April 2021
Customers At 5 Star Marine, we are proud to say that you, our valued customers, always remain our top priority. This means that if you would like to cancel your April adventure on the sea with us, we will happily provide a refund of your deposit, no questions asked. We understand that right now, with
Complete Guide to Getting into Thailand – Updated April 2021
ANNOUNCEMENT – Thailand Pass Rules Update Frequently, The Information In The Below Post Is Now Out Of Date For Latest News Please Visit: https://5starmarinephuket.com/phuket-sandbox-rules-and-updates/ International Arrivals Requirements Introduction The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has announced a full list of the requirements for vaccinated international travelers to enter Phuket with reduced quarantine measures. StageThe new
How do you like my island, Mr Bond?
With virtually no tourists around, why not take some time now to visit one of the (normally) busiest islands in Ao Phang Nga National Park – the one and only James Bond Island. With a custom Phang Nga Bay tour, 5 Star Marine will guide you around hidden coves and lagoons, as well as stopping
5 Star Marine Supports One Phuket
5 Star Marine together with Sutai Muay Thai continues to collectively pool their resources to assist vulnerable communities in and around Phuket and Phang Nga and has done so for over a year now. To date they have donated in excess of 150,000 life bags; each one containing enough staple supplies to feed a family
UWC Lends a Helping Hand to 5 Star Marine
5 Star Marine and Sutai Muay Thai continued to support vulnerable communities in and around Phuket and Phang Nga for over a year now, and to date, we have exceeded over 150,000 life bag donations, (each of the bags contains enough staple supplies to feed a family of 5 for around 4 days). 5
With so many stunning locations on offer with our range of private speedboat tours, you might just want to just sit back, relax and enjoy all the experience has to offer – and not worry about what to pack for lunch, or if restaurants will be open or not. With this in mind, 5 Star
In Safe Hands, with 5 Star Marine
5 Star Marine pride themselves on continuously striving to remain an industry leader in all areas, and when it comes to Covid-19 safety this is certainly no exception. They were, in fact, one of the first private boat companies in Phuket to be awarded the TAT SHA Certification in 2020. So, what exactly is this
Overnight Sea Life Safari
Thailand’s local wildlife has been given a much-needed chance to recover since the disappearance of tourists flooding in. Islands and national parks have seen sea and wildlife populations start to return, making right now a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get out and explore. The Sea Life Safari offers a chance to relax and enjoy the abundance
Covid 19 Donation Update February 2021
As we move towards the end of February I felt it was important to give a quick update to our customers, friends, family, and supporters on our efforts to provide food relief to local Phuket residents. We are now past the 12-month mark of the devastating effects of tourism here in Phuket. We are seeing
Welcome Lucus 5 – VIP Speedboat
Due to strong support by our local ex-pat community, 5 Star Marine is proud to announce the arrival of Lucus 5. Adding to our existing fleet of 3 VIP Custom Private Speedboats, Lucus 5 is a 39 feet speedboat complete with back decking, Bluetooth sound, 2 X 250 HP Yamaha Engines, VIP Matting, and full
Volunteers Needed For Saturday 30th January 2021
This Saturday The 30th January 2021 At 9:00 AM We Need Your Help. Due To The Resurgence Of Covid 19 More And More Families In Phuket Are Without Work. For Over 11 Months We’ve Been Packing And Distributing Life Bags. This Saturday We Need Some Extra Hands To Prepare A Donation. There Is No Cost,
Phang Nga Bay Private Boat Tour
I am often asked when I join our customers on tour what is my favorite destination to visit on a Private Boat Tour. The answer to the question is difficult and my answer will change dependent on the season. But one part of my answer will always stay the same and that is that Phang
5 Star Marine Covid Update January 2021
After a pretty rough 2020, we were hoping that 2021 would see a more stable and predictable Domestic Tourism market and the return in a small way of an international tourism market. The reality is that the start of 2021 has seen a lot of uncertainty combined with a resurgence in Covid 19 cases here
Frequently Asked Private Boat Charter Questions
As we continue to grow our customer base and offer more unique Private Boat Charter Experiences it’s important we feel to write a post that offers answers to our most asked questions. Find some of our most frequently asked questions answers below: What Do You Have On Your Private Boat? In all of our Private
Phuket Boat Lagoon Private Boat Charter Office
During this Covid 19 Season, the 5 Star Marine team has been well supported by the local and domestic markets booking private boats and excursions. Combine this with our Donation program that has seen over 100,000 meals donated by the team we thought it was time to move to a location more central to the
Lucus 3 Private Boat Charter Phuket
Here at 5 Star Marine, we have taken the opportunity during Covid to expand our product offerings and also expand our assets. In the last week, we have been lucky enough to launch our 3rd boat, Lucus 3, into the water and have it out on Charter. Lucus 3 is similar to our Lucus 1
How Long Do We Have A 5 Star Marine Boat For During A Private Charter?
One of the frequently asked questions I received from customers prior to booking a Private Boat Charter with us is how long they get the boat for. The answer to us is simple, as long as it’s safe to be out on the water. We do not hire out our boats more than
Why Does 5 Star Marine Donate Life Bags To The Local Community Of Phuket?
Avid followers of our social media know that multiple times a week we are out in the local community donating Life Bags to villagers who are in need. Covid 19 has devastated the local economy here in Phuket where more than 90% of our GDP was reliant on International Tourism. When Covid 19 first hit
Phuket Private Boat Charter
Are you looking for a Private Boat Charter while visiting Phuket? You may be overwhelmed by the options available to you. Just a quick google search will show up millions of results from large companies to small, from owner-operated companies to agents. So how do you decide which is the right Private Boat Charter for
What’s Left To Explore? Some Ideas for The Upcoming Christmas Break!
With travel looking like it will still be restricted in the upcoming Christmas break some of us are looking at what we can do to keep our kids entertained and maybe explore something that we have not seen before. The good news is that in the December / January period we are past the Wet
What Happens To A Private Boat Tour If The Weather Is Poor?
We have been asked a lot the last month or so what happens to a Private Boat Tour if the weather is bad, the wind is high or the sea is rough. It’s a good question and relevant this September and October as we are still in the Phuket Wet Season. The answer is different from
Why You Should Support Local Businesses During Covid 19 Pandemic
During this difficult time of the COVID, 19 Pandemic as many as 70% of tourism businesses have not been able to re-open here in Phuket. Whether that is from a lack of customers, financial problems, or staffing problems it doesn’t matter, what matters is that this means a lot of people are without work.
Raya Island, A Special Place In The 5 Star Heart
Raya Island also is known as Racha Island or King Island has a special place in the heart of the team here at 5 Star Marine. You see, the first place that we ever visited on our first ever boat, Lucus 1, was Raya Island. Raya Island is a favorite location of Shaun and
The Different Seasons Of A Phi Phi Island Tour
I often get asked by our customers why some people who book private boats with us go to the same location multiple times a year. The answer is a little complex but please allow me to explain. Phi Phi Island is a set of 6 Islands and each island has multiple areas to explore. Depending
Can You Do Overnight Tours With 5 Star Marine?
I’ve had some interesting conversations over the past few weeks with customers about the types of tours that a private boat company like 5 Star Marine can do. As a True Private Boat company, and what I mean by that is we cater only to the Private Boat Market, we are not a group
When Will Phuket Open Post Covid?
When Will Phuket Open Post COVID? One of the most asked questions on Facebook Groups that are related to traveling to Phuket is "When Will Phuket Open?" The answer to the question until now has been "no one knows". There were reported efforts of a travel bubble, which would allow entry of certain citizens from
Is Maya Bay At The Phi Phi Islands Open?
Is Maya Bay At The Phi Phi Islands Open? One of the highlights of touring around Phuket via Private Speedboat is visiting Maya Bay. For those of you who may be a little younger, you may not know why Maya Bay is so well known. You see, Maya Bay was featured in a movie that
The Hidden Features of Phang Nga Bay
The Hidden Features of Phang Nga Bay Having just arrived back from a wonderful day exploring Phang Nga Bay I found myself wondering, is James Bond Island really the Jewel of Phang Nga Bay, or are there other equally stunning locations within the Bay? The answer it seems was pretty obvious. Prior to the Covid
Covid 19 Hotel Specials 2020
Covid 19 Hotel Specials 2020 Here at 5 Star Marine, we have been lucky enough to help happy travelers from Phuket, Bangkok, and surrounds to reach their intended destination. With the effect of Covid 19 being felt across Phuket, Koh Yao Yai, Koh Yao Noi, Phi Phi Island, and beyond there are a number of
5 Star Marine Transfer Service
5 Star Marine Transfer Service Over the last few weeks as the Covid 19 restrictions in Thailand lift and Domestic Tourism resumes we have had a lot of inquiries about transfer boats from Phuket to Yao Yai / Yao Noi / Phi Phi, Krabi, and beyond. Here at 5 Star Marine, we offer a Private
Covid Safe Private Boats Phuket
5 Star Marine aims to be an industry leader and when it comes to Covid Safety, Health and Cleanliness we have taken extensive measures to ensure that our boats, our crew, our policies, and procedures are industry-leading. Take a look at some of the steps we’ve taken to ensure your safety while on the water
Santhiya Resort Koh Yao Yai Transfers
Santhiya Resort Koh Yao Yai Transfers Our team was lucky enough to recently visit and stay at Santhiya Resort Koh Yao Yai as they are offering Post Covid specials which are simply spectacular. The Santhiya Resort has been one of our dream places to visit and stay as we often do return Private Boat Transfers
What Is 5 Star Marine Doing To Make Private Boat Hires Safe Post Covid19?
What Is 5 Star Marine Doing To Make Private Boat Hires Safe Post Covid19? We are very aware of how the Covid19 pandemic has affected us locally here in Phuket but also all of our international friends and customers. Being parents of a 7-year-old boy we are as equally concerned as any other parent about
Family Celebrations and Experiences Done The 5 Star Way!
Family Celebrations and Experiences Done 5 Star Way! You probably don’t know it, but the team here at 5 Star Marine are extensively experienced in creating and executing family celebrations, romantic experiences, and wedding receptions that integrate amazing scenery, beautiful blue water, and private islands. Let me give you a few examples: New Years Day
Cheap Phi Phi Island Tours
Prior to providing Private Boat Tours to island sets like the Phi Phi Islands we were heavily involved in the resale and promotion of Cheap Phi Phi Island Group Tours. The kind of tours where 35 to 50 people are on a boat and they quickly move from stop to stop. As a reseller of
5 Star Marine Helping The Local Community During Covid 19 Pandemic
If you follow us on Facebook or Instagram you’d notice that the team at 5 Star Marine are working closely with the local community to help get support to those who need it. Over the last few weeks, we have been donating rice, water, chicken, beef, and more to communities that have been significantly affected
Private Boat Lucus 1 Renovation And Covid19 Deep Cleaning
During the Corona Virus (Covid19) period we here at 5 Star Marine Phuket decided it would be ideal to take our Private Boat, Lucus 1 out of the water for yearly maintenance. During this maintenance period, we did a deep clean on Lucus 1. What Is A Deep Clean? All fixtures and fittings from the
What Are The Best Private Boat Tours For Young Children?
As a father of a 7-year-old boy, I understand what it’s like to take Children out on tour as a parent. Lucus, my son, has been coming out on boats since he was 6 months old and I’ve found that as he gets older the kinds of tours that he can join the change. Based
What Is A Traditional Phi Phi Island Private Boat Tour?
Often when we are discussing with potential clients a Private Boat Charter to the Phi Phi Islands we are asked what is a traditional Phi Phi Island tour. Our answer is generally direct and maybe a little confusing for our guests. You see, we say we don’t have a traditional Phi Phi Island tour, every
Corona Virus And Phuket Private Boat Tours
All parts of the world are concerned about the current Corona Virus health crisis, which is fully understandable considering the quick growth of the virus and the uncertainty it is creating. Here at 5 Star Marine Phuket, we have been taking steps to help our local staff, local suppliers, and local operators to prepare for
Is It Possible To Request Beachside Or Hotel Pick Ups?
By default, any private boat tour booked with the 5 Star Marine team direct will include a transfer from your hotel across to our pier. For those of you who are looking for something a little more VIP or Unique, we offer a Hotel and/or Beachside pick-up. For a small additional fee, we will move
Book Tours Before Arriving Or On Arrival To Phuket?
I often see people asking whether they should book tours before arriving in Phuket or on arrival at Phuket at the street vendors. Whenever someone posts something like this the local community has different thoughts, ideas, and advice for the person writing the post. After 11 years here booking tours myself, being part of a
Does 5 Star Marine Do Group Tours?
We receive a lot of inquiries via Facebook, WhatsApp, and Email from Solo travelers looking to join tours with 5 Star Marine. While we are aware that the experiences that we provide are extremely unique and memorable it’s important to understand that they are this way as no tour is the same. We customize each
What Is The Difference Between A James Bond Island Private Boat Tour and A Phi Phi Island Private Boat Tour?
Generally, when we receive inquiries about private boats we are asked what is the difference between James Bond and Phi Phi Island. The immediate response out of our mouths is they are night and day tours. The tours while taking place on the water are two completely different tours. For example, the James Bond Island
What Is The Average Group Size On A Private Boat Tour In Phuket?
Often we are asked when we are out with clients what is the average group size we work with on our Private Boat. The answer is generally between 2 and 6 people. We find that generally our clients wish to explore the islands at there own pace, with there own space and the freedom to choose to stay, go or even sleepover if that’s what they want.
Are All Private Speedboats In Phuket The Same?
When I first came to Phuket over 11 years ago I hired a Private Speedboat to take me to Phi Phi Island and also on a separate day to James Bond Island. While the speedboat was ok (not amazing, but it didn’t sink) the tour was no different from a standard Group Tour, just done
Can I Do James Bond Island And Phi Phi Island In One Day?
When people who visit Phuket are short on time, they are on a short stay or it’s just one of many stops we are often asked if it’s possible to do James Bond and Phi Phi Island all on the same day. The answer is simple, yes. BUT, and there is a big but, you
Private Speedboat Agents In Phuket
We often see posts on Facebook forums and Trip Advisor where visitors to Phuket are asking who are the best agents on Phuket to book tours through or hire Private Speedboats from. Obviously, as a Private Boat Charter provider in Phuket, we have agents across Phuket who promote our private boats to visitors, but we
Why Are Private Boat Tours More Expensive Then Group Tours In Phuket?
Here at 5 Star Marine, we specialize in Private Boat Tours, and often customers we talk to prior to joining onboard our VIP Private Speedboat ask us why our tours are more expensive than traditional Group Tours. The reality is quite simple, on a Private Boat Tour we limit the number of people on our
Which Weather App Should I Trust In Phuket?
Often we have guests ask us via message or at one of our agent locations across Phuket why the native weather applications on iPhones or Android devices often predict rain each day but the predictions are incorrect. The answer is difficult, to be honest. When we are running Private Boat Tours we often use a
Why Does 5 Star Marine Private Charters Look So New?
If you’ve read the history of 5 Star Marine you’d understand that for many years prior to starting 5 Star Marine we operated private tours through our tour agency, Lisa Phuket Tours. Our Agency was one of the top agencies in Phuket for Private Boat Tours, but on most tours, we were using boats that
What’s Best, Sunset, Sunrise Or Traditional Day Trip?
We are active members of many different forums in the Phuket area and often see visitors asking for trip recommendations and past visitors often reply with comments like “Go Early Too Miss the Crowds.” Now, this may seem like a good recommendation as this is how some group tour companies market themselves. But it’s important
Can You Still Go Island Hopping During Low (Wet) Season In Phuket
Anyone who has been in Phuket the last few days will have noticed that the season is starting to change. For the locals here, that is amazing news considering that our water supplies on the island were starting to run bare. For Tourists, though this can be concerning. If you had grand plans to visit