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 in 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. 

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 certain

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 travellers from Phuket, Bangkok and surrounds to reach there 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

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

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 The 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

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 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 week we have been donating rice, water, chicken, beef and more to communities that have been significantly affected by

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

What Should I Bring On My Private Boat Charter?

Once you’ve decided to book a private boat charter with 5 Star Marine your mind naturally wonders to what should you bring to the boat to ensure you have a wonderful day? The answer is really quite simple.  On each private charter with us we will provide on the boat the following: Life Jackets Masks

Book Tours Before Arriving Or On Arrival To Phuket?

I often see people asking whether they should book tours before arriving to 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 to 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 enquiries 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 to 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 in 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 he 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