5 Star Marine Phuket Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) play a crucial role for several reasons. Firstly, they serve as a valuable resource for potential customers, offering answers to common queries about booking procedures, Phuket tour packages, marine safety measures, and amenities provided by 5 Star Marine Phuket. By addressing these questions proactively, FAQs help streamline the booking process and alleviate concerns, ultimately enhancing the user experience and encouraging conversion.

Moreover, FAQs contribute to transparency and trust-building, demonstrating the 5 Star Marine Phuket commitment to customer satisfaction and clear communication.

In essence, FAQs serve as an essential tool for providing comprehensive information, building credibility, and facilitating seamless interactions between us here at 5 Star Marine Phuket and you as prospective clients.

Right so that’s why we have them, and why did a whole blog post and video about them?

If you see a question below that you would like to be answered then I have two options, firstly, and the one I would love for you to do is watch the video that is linked to this page and of course like and subscribe to our YouTube channel, and secondly you can click here that takes you to our FAQ page where all the questions below are answered.

FAQ page – https://5starmarinephuket.com/2021/06/28/private-charter-faqs/

  • Please take a photo of your data page of your passport and save it on your phone, please bring this with you on the day, it is required for your tour insurance.
  • Towels (we provide cool face towels, to cool off with, but these are not Beach Towels or used for Drying Off. All hotels on the island provide Beach Towels Or Tour Towels, please request from your hotel.)
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash – National Park Fees need to be paid in cash. Also some restaurants and outlets on the island require cash. Please bring in Thai Baht. There is no currency exchange available on our pier and the rate on the island is very low.
  • Drinks (we provide soft drinks and water, but you are welcome to bring your own alcohol onboard at no additional charge)
  • Snacks (fresh fruits will be served)

Lunch – If you wish to stop for lunch then our experienced team can help you decide where would suit your requirements and desired itinerary.  Our guides know a number of great restaurants on each tour program and can recommend for you.  Alternatively we can organize a beach picnic for your tour; we have a selection of western and Thai sharing dishes to select from. See our menu here.

National Park Fees – Most of our tours do not include National Park Fees. You will need to bring Thai Baht to pay this fee to the Park Rangers on the day. They do not accept card or international currency.

The national park fee is not included in your quoted price. Payment for the national park fee can be made at our office before departure.

Here is a good blog post that outlines the different national parks and there associated costs: National Park Fees – How Much Are They?

The tour timing is flexible. Your guide onboard will help to adjust the timing to suit you on the day. The maximum time onboard is 8 hours. As a guide most of our guests are onboard between 5hrs and 8hrs.

The return time to the pier is flexible, your guide onboard will help to set this with you on the day. As a guide, most of our tours return to the pier between 3pm and Sunset.

We recommend coming to the pier minimum 30 minutes before departure. This will give you time to discuss your day luxury tour requirements with your guide to ensure you get the most out of your day.

Yes, we include private minibus transfers from your hotel / villa / residence to the pier for your private speedboat (unless specifically requested otherwise).

As your boat hire with us is private, timing on your tour is flexible.  If you are an early riser and wish to get out early, we can accommodate that.  If you prefer a leisurely breakfast and to get out later we can do that as well.

Our Guide Team recommend to avoid the crowds a pick up from your hotel at either 06:30 AM or 09:30 AM.  This allows us to design your tour program to miss the group tours.

Please note that some of our tours will have specific timing recommended.

For example our Bioluminescence and Phi Phi and James Bond combined tour have different recommended times.

This will be detailed in your confirmation email.

Our pier is in Boat Lagoon, you can find our location on Google Maps here.

73, 20, Tambon Ko Kaeo, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Thailand
73,20, ตําบลเกาะแก้ว, อําเภอเมืองภูเก็ต, วัดภูเก็ต 83000, ประเทศไทย

You will get only a ‘suggested’ itinerary, and this is why; when you arrive at the pier we will talk through the day plan, make suggestions (because there are variables outside of our control like the seawind condition and tide, etc.) Our concept is a joint idea between you and your guide on the day, for the best experience.

For example, if the tide is high on your Phi Phi private luxury tour date, we suggest you go to Phi Phi Ley first (explore Maya Bay, Pi Ley Lagoon, go snorkelling near Viking cave), and then in the afternoon head over to Phi Phi Don. However, for a low tide morning and high tide afternoon; the itinerary would need to reverse in order to see Maya Bay at its most beautiful.

This is why the itinerary is suggested, not set in stone. We allow for you to add in more snorkelling stops if you please, and take your time; there are no set schedules of rushing for the next stop like you might experience on group tours.

The answer is simple, it is however long you want it to be. As it is a private boat, essentially the boat is yours and your captain and crew on the day are there to give you the ultimate day out so they will take into account your requirements and help guide you.

The cost of lunch will vary depending on what you order. You can expect the cost to be similar to a Phuket Restaurant. A good guide is to budget between 100 THB And 700 THB per dish.

We hope to have great weather for your tour. As a private speedboat operator we spend a lot of time studying weather patterns. In the event we predict poor weather for your tour, we would inform you on the morning of your tour. You can then choose to cancel or re-schedule your tour (if available).

Your booking confirmation will include an option to pay a 30% deposit. The deposit is not compulsory. If you prefer you can make payment in full on the day of the tour. Please see our Payment Methods here.

We accept various payment methods for your convenience, including Mastercard, AMEX, Visa, Paypal, bank transfer or cash. PLEASE NOTE:

  1. If you choose to pay via Mastercard, Visa, or Paypal please note we charge a processing fee of 3%.
  2. If you choose to pay via Bank Transfer please transfer 7 days prior to your tour to ensure the funds are received in time.
  3. If you choose to pay via American Express Card there is a 5% processing fee.

At 5 Star Marine, we ensure that our customers remain our top priority. Therefore, we offer a flexible cancellation policy; so, if you need to cancel your tour, we will honor all cancellations made 24 hours before departure with honest, 100% refunds.

While tipping is not compulsary our team would love a tip if you believe the service was worthy of a tip. When asked what we recommended we would suggest 1,000 THB as a good tip.

The Australian Consulate-General in Phuket (also covering Krabi, Phang Nga and Surat Thani) may be able to assist you if you face issues while travelling.

Visit their website for information about the types of services available to you. The latest travel advice for Thailand can be found on the Smartraveller website.

Of course, not all your questions might have been answered in the video or on the FAQ page and if you have a specific question then please just reach out to us here at 5 Star Marine Phuket and we will be happy to answer any question of concern that you may have.

You can contact us here – https://5starmarinephuket.com/#contactus

What to do on Valentines day in Phuket

Valentine’s Day in Phuket

In Phuket for Valentine’s Day and don’t know what to do. Well, don’t you worry as in this blog we will act like Cupid and give you a few different ideas of what you can do when you are in Phuket on Valentine’s Day.

But first:

What is Valentine’s Day?

The history of Valentine’s Day is a tale of legends, traditions, and the celebration of love that has evolved over centuries. While the exact origins of Valentine’s Day remain somewhat murky, the holiday’s roots can be traced back to ancient Rome and early Christian traditions.

History of Valentine’s Day:

St. Valentine: The identity of St. Valentine is a subject of debate, as there were multiple martyrs named Valentine who lived during the same time period. One popular theory is that Valentine was a Roman priest who defied Emperor Claudius II’s decree banning marriage for young men, as Claudius believed that single men made better soldiers. Valentine continued to perform marriages in secret, leading to his eventual martyrdom.

Over time, Valentine’s Day became associated with romantic love and affection. The connection between St. Valentine and love likely began during the Middle Ages, with the rise of courtly love traditions in Europe. By the 14th century, Valentine’s Day had become a popular holiday celebrated with the exchange of love notes, gifts, and tokens of affection.

While the history of Valentine’s Day may be complex and shrouded in myth, its enduring legacy as a day to celebrate love and affection continues to resonate with people across the globe.

Where to go for Valentine’s in Phuket?

Of course, the first thing we are going to recommend is a 5 Star Marine private boat tour, but not just any old tour. We can make your day on our boats as romantic as you like. If you would like to have a sunset dinner on a beach with a live band then we can arrange that for you. Or let us fill your boat with flowers, or even have flowers delivered to a secret beach, we can do that for you.

The choice of tours is up to you, the rest we can take care of.

Valentine’s Day Restaurants in Phuket

360 Bar at the Pavilions 

What to do on Valentines day in Phuket_360 Bar at the PavilionsEnjoy the 360° Bar in Phuket, the most iconic sunset hotspot, with its exclusive signature cocktails and tapas.

https://www.pavilionshotels.com/phuket/360-bar/

Baan Rin pa

What to do on Valentines day in Phuket_Baan Rim paThai restaurant in Kalim overlooking Patong Bay with amazing Thai cuisine, excellent wine selection and spectacular sea views.

https://www.baanrimpa.com/thai-restaurant-kalim/

Natural Restaurant Phuket Town

What to do on Valentines day in Phuket_Natural Restaurant PhuketNatural Restaurant is the place full with authentic Thai food with calm atmosphere in the center of Phuket

https://www.facebook.com/NaturalPhuket/

Floating Restaurants at Laen Hin

These restaurants mostly occupy the eastern coast of Phuket between Laen Hin and Coconut Island – the trip involves a brief longtail boat ride from Laem Hin Pier to get to the restaurants

https://maps.app.goo.gl/7mX23Njdc782SZzw5

Bangpae Seafood

What to do on Valentines day in Phuket_Bang Pae SeafoodBang Pae Seafood is the kind of place you are not likely to find a tourist – maybe a local resident foreigner, but few tourists venture down these side roads to this stunning beachside restaurant.

https://www.facebook.com/bangpaeseafood/

Suay Restautnat

What to do on Valentines day in Phuket_SuayYour dining experience will be beautiful and memorable with unique and tasty dishes created by Iron Chef Noi, a celebrity chef in Phuket.

https://suayrestaurant.com/suay-cherngtalay

Whats Islands Are Open In Phuket In February?

Phuket, Thailand, offers a seductive getaway to its sun-kissed paradise in February. Tucked away in the crystal clear Andaman Sea, Phuket is home to a thriving cultural scene, hopping marketplaces, and a gateway to a string of beautiful islands. Phuket’s greatest islands are the ideal remedy if you’re dreaming of palm-lined beaches, glistening waters, and a break from the cold months blues.

During February there are quite several island hopping options open.  Here are some of the options for you:

Whats Islands Are Open In Phuket In February?The Phi Phi Islands cruise, unquestionably one of the most well-liked boat tours, brings you to the stunning Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh. Admire the soaring limestone cliffs, unwind on immaculate beaches, and go snorkeling in glistening blue waters brimming with marine life. Select a tour that visits Maya Bay, which became well-known thanks to the film “The Beach,” for a genuinely experience.

Phi Phi Island Private Boat Tour – https://5starmarinephuket.com/locations/phi-phi-islands-2/

Whats Islands Are Open In Phuket In February?Fans of the renowned spy series should not miss the James Bond Island Phang Nga Bay trip. Experience the unique limestone karsts of Phang Nga Bay, which were used as the setting for the James Bond film “The Man with the Golden Gun.” Kayak through sea caves on Hong Island, stop by the floating hamlet at Ko Panyeeand take in the surrounding natural splendor.

 

James Bond Phang Nga Bay Tour – https://5starmarinephuket.com/locations/james-bond-island/

Whats Islands Are Open In Phuket In February?We suggest a private speedboat day trip to the Raya or Racha Islands if you wish to escape to paradise. This tour will give you a customized experience based on your preferences. These islands offer a wonderful day trip destination for unwinding, taking a genuine break, and appreciating the natural world. It provides a wonderful fusion of tranquil, serene surroundings, amazing marine life, and some of Thailand’s best snorkeling spots.

Raya Islands Private Tour – https://5starmarinephuket.com/locations/raya-island/

Whats Islands Are Open In Phuket In February?One of the best places to go for an easy day trip or a family-friendly excursion from Phuket is the Khai Islands, which are three little islands: Khai Nai, Khai Nau, and Khai Nok. They are quite easy to get to—a private speedboat ride takes only twenty minutes to reach your location. Savor the experience of shallow snorkeling directly from the Khai Islands beach. Take pleasure in watching fish swim up close to you and customize the timings of your trip to suit your needs.

Khai Islands Private Tour – https://5starmarinephuket.com/locations/khai-island/

Whats Islands Are Open In Phuket In February?If you are looking for a perfect family boat tour then this trip is a must. Coral Island, also known locally as Koh He, is an easy and family-friendly day-trip destination from Phuket. It is one of the most popular tours taken by the Phuket locals and expat families as it’s a short boat trip, so not too long for small children to be on the boat, and it can be part of a dolphin-spotting trip.

Coral Island Private Boat Tour – https://5starmarinephuket.com/locations/private-boat-tour-to-coral-island/

Whats Islands Are Open In Phuket In February?What to go a bit further then head to the stunning Similan Islands. The Similan Islands offer some of the best underwater experiences in the region. Explore vibrant coral reefs, encounter diverse marine life, and snorkel in clear, turquoise waters. The Similan Islands are a snorkelers paradise, with an abundance of marine species and impressive underwater landscapes.

 

Similan Island Private Boat Tour – https://5starmarinephuket.com/locations/similan/

Whats Islands Are Open In Phuket In February?Koh Rok and Koh Ha are two hidden paradises in Thailand that offer unforgettable experiences for divers, snorkelers, and nature enthusiasts. Their stunning underwater worlds, serene beaches, and lush landscapes make them must-visit destinations for anyone seeking a slice of tropical heaven in the Andaman Sea. Just remember to treat these natural wonders with care and respect to ensure they remain pristine for years to come.

Koh Rok and Koh Haa Private Tour – https://5starmarinephuket.com/locations/koh-rok-koh-ha-islands/

Whats Islands Are Open In Phuket In February?Peaceful vibes, emerald lagoons and stunning beaches greet you at these 3 small and lesser-known islands. Add in an abundance of impressive snorkelling spots and reefs, and this makes for an extra special day out.

The relatively untouched island of Koh Ngai has crystal clear waters, colourful corals and marine life, and thus is a great option to start your private tour for some serious snorkelling.

Koh Ngai / Koh Mook / Koh Kradan Private Boat Tour – https://5starmarinephuket.com/locations/koh-ngai-koh-mook-koh-kradan/

Whats Islands Are Open In Phuket In February?For those seeking an unforgettable and famous adventure, look no further than a private tour to Samet Nangshe Viewpoint & James Bond Island. This experience will provide you with a whole day of enjoying viewpoints, famous islands, floating restaurants, sightseeing, and even sea canoeing into caves.

Samet Nangshe Viewpoint & James Bond Island tour – https://5starmarinephuket.com/locations/samet-nangshe-viewpoint-james-bond-island-private-tour/

Whats Islands Are Open In Phuket In February?It’s hard to write about this one without saying WOW. We launched this tour in October 2023 and within a month it became the most popular Phuket tour we run. Heading into Phang Nga Bay we take you to see the stunning limestone karst, take time out exploring caves and hidden lagoons, kayaking at Hong Island, a sunset dinner at Koh Panyee floating village before seeing nature’s natural light show, and Bioluminescence.

Bioluminescence and Sea Canoeing Tour – https://5starmarinephuket.com/locations/phang-nga-bay-private-bioluminescence-and-sea-canoeing-tour/

Phuket’s boat tours cater to a variety of tastes, ensuring that every traveler can find the perfect maritime adventure. Whether you’re seeking adrenaline-pumping activities, serene moments with nature, or a mix of both, the private Phuket boat tours from 5 Star Marine Phuket offer a diverse range of experiences.

Embark on a journey that combines stunning landscapes, vibrant marine life, and the unique culture of Phuket, and create 5 Star Experiences that will last a lifetime

What Phuket Islands are closing in 2024?

What Phuket Islands are closing in 2024?

There isn’t a blanket closure for islands in Phuket, Phang Nga Bay, or the Similan Islands in 2024. However, certain islands or parts of marine areas may be temporarily closed to visitors during specific times of the year or for conservation purposes. Here’s some information about closures:

What Phuket Islands Are Closing in 2024_SimilanThe Similan Islands National Park, located northwest of Phuket, is a renowned marine national park famous for its crystal-clear waters, coral reefs, and diverse marine life. The park is typically closed to visitors annually from mid-May to mid-October.

The closure is part of efforts to allow the marine ecosystem to recover during the monsoon season, which can bring rough seas and strong winds that may damage coral reefs and disturb marine life.

Maya Bay, located on Phi Phi Leh Island in Thailand, was temporarily closed to tourists in 2018 due to concerns about environmental damage caused by over-tourism.

The closure was initially announced for four months, from June to September 2018, to allow the ecosystem to recover from the environmental strain caused by excessive tourism activities such as pollution, coral damage, and depletion of marine life. They now close Maya Bay each year for 2 months. From 1st August to the 31st September.

What Phuket Islands Are Closing in 2024_Koh KradanKoh Kradan is a small, picturesque island located in the Andaman Sea off the coast of Thailand, part of the Trang Province. It’s known for its stunning white sandy beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and vibrant coral reefs, making it a popular destination for travelers seeking a peaceful and idyllic beach getaway.

In 2023 it was voted the Best Beach in the world. We are expecting it to be closed from June 1 to September 30.

What Phuket Islands Are Closing in 2024_Koh Ha_Koh RokBoth Koh Rok and Koh Haa offer unforgettable diving and snorkeling experiences with their stunning underwater scenery, diverse marine life, and thrilling dive opportunities. We are expecting these islands to be closed from June 1 to September 30.

Phang Nga Bay, known for its limestone karsts and stunning scenery, doesn’t have a specific closure period. However, certain areas within the bay, such as protected mangrove forests and wildlife reserves, may have restricted access to visitors to preserve fragile ecosystems and wildlife habitats.

Islands Near Phuket:

Some islands near Phuket, such as Phi Phi Islands and Coral Island (Koh Hae), remain open to visitors throughout the year. However, it’s essential to check local regulations and guidelines regarding marine conservation and protected areas before planning your visit.

Why are the islands closing?

Reasons for Closures:

Conservation and Environmental Protection: The closures aim to protect fragile marine ecosystems, coral reefs, and biodiversity from the negative impacts of tourism, such as pollution, overfishing, and damage to coral reefs.

Safety During Monsoon Season: In the case of the Similan Islands, the closure during the monsoon season helps ensure the safety of visitors and prevents accidents due to rough seas and adverse weather conditions.

Allowing Ecosystem Recovery: Temporary closures allow marine ecosystems to recover from the stressors of human activities and natural disturbances, promoting the resilience and sustainability of marine environments.

It’s always a good idea to check with local authorities, tour operators, or national park offices for the latest information on island closures, regulations, and responsible tourism practices before planning your visit to these beautiful marine destinations.

Or just send us a message.

Maya Bay – The 3rd Best Beach in the World

Maya Bay in Phi Phi Thailand – The 3rd Best Beach in the World

Nestled in the embrace of Phi Phi Islands in Thailand, Maya Bay stands as a testament to the raw, unspoiled beauty of nature. Recently voted as one of the world’s best beaches, Maya Bay is a pristine paradise that captivates visitors with its crystalline waters, lush greenery, and towering limestone cliffs.

The Lonely Planet guide has just rated Maya Bay, Thailand as the 3rd best beach in the world.

Let’s look at the reasons why and should it be number 1.

We’ll explore the allure of Maya Bay and why it continues to enchant travelers from across the globe.

The Magnificent Setting

Maya Bay - The 3rd Best Beach in the World_The Magnificent SettingImagine stepping onto soft, powdery sands that gently caress your feet as you gaze upon the azure expanse of the Andaman Sea. This is the enchanting scene that awaits visitors at Maya Bay. Surrounded by towering cliffs draped in verdant foliage, the bay exudes a sense of serenity and seclusion that transports you to a world untouched by time.

A Cinematic Wonder

Maya Bay’s fame transcends its natural beauty, owing much to its starring role in the iconic film, “The Beach,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio. The movie, based on Alex Garland’s novel, catapulted Maya Bay into the global spotlight, drawing visitors from far and wide who sought to experience the allure of this cinematic wonder firsthand.

Environmental Conservation Efforts

Maya Bay - The 3rd Best Beach in the World_Environmental Conservation EffortsDespite its fame, Maya Bay faced significant challenges due to overtourism and environmental degradation. In 2018, Thai authorities made the difficult decision to close the bay to tourists indefinitely to allow its fragile ecosystem to recover.

The closure aimed to give coral reefs and marine life a chance to rejuvenate amidst concerns of irreversible damage caused by excessive human activity.

Reopening and Sustainable Tourism

After a much-needed respite, Maya Bay reopened its shores to limited visitors, accompanied by stringent conservation measures aimed at preserving its natural splendor for generations to come. The number of daily visitors is now carefully regulated, and strict guidelines are in place to minimize the ecological impact of tourism activities.

5 Star Marine Tour to Phi Phi – https://5starmarinephuket.com/locations/phi-phi-islands-2/

World’s Best Beaches Recognition

The recent accolade of Maya Bay, by the Lonely Planet, as one of the world’s best beaches underscores its enduring appeal and the tireless efforts to safeguard its ecological integrity. The recognition serves as a testament to the collective commitment of local authorities, environmental organizations, and responsible travelers to protect our planet’s most precious treasures.

Experiencing Maya Bay Responsibly

Visitors to Maya Bay are encouraged to embrace the principles of sustainable tourism by respecting the natural environment, refraining from littering, and adhering to designated guidelines. By treading lightly and leaving only footprints, we can ensure that future generations will continue to marvel at the beauty of Maya Bay.

Maya Bay epitomizes the delicate balance between human enjoyment and environmental conservation. Its timeless charm serves as a poignant reminder of our collective responsibility to protect and preserve the natural wonders that grace our planet.

Lonely Planet World’s Best Beaches: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/articles/worlds-best-beaches

Coconut Island Phuket Thailand 2024

Even though Coconut Island, also known as Koh Maphrao in Thai (the word maphrao means coconut) is the nearest point to Phuket at only 750 meters, the atmospheres on the two islands are considerably different.

Phuket is well-known for its extensive array of tourist attractions, tourist amenities, and vibrant way of life, whereas Coconut Island is a much more tranquil island surrounded by nature. The two primary industries on the island were farming and fishing. The center region of the island is home to rubber trees, as well as native fruits and vegetables. Two sizable resorts have also opened up new job prospects for the people of Coconut Island.

The Coconut Island Village

Coconut Island Phuket Thailand 2024_Coconut Island VillageSituated 500 meters off the coast of Phuket, Thailand, The Village provides genuine luxury and privacy on the picturesque Coconut Island. The Village’s Jacuzzi suites, Grand Villas, and Pool Villas are designed to accommodate individuals seeking seclusion and luxury, as well as couples, families, groups, and parties.

Though The Village has a laid-back vibe, you don’t have to slow down altogether. In addition to many exciting activities like mountain biking, sailing, kayaking, Thai cooking classes, spa treatments, and boat tours, they provide a variety of upscale eateries and pubs.

You can see a good video overview of this resort here: https://youtu.be/zNv2uR-4BnA

Island Escape by Burasari

Coconut Island Phuket Thailand 2024_Island Escape by BurasariFeaturing opulent private villas and a 5-star resort with direct beach access, Island Escape by Burasari is the perfect place for quiet getaways, romantic getaways, family get-togethers, and secluded corporate retreats. It offers a contemporary lifestyle amidst the historic charm of the Island life.

The amazing amenities offered by the resort include water slides, wet and dry playgrounds, adventure activities, a spa and wellness center, and a beach with pools. Together with a wide range of activities and one of Thailand’s most stunning pools, Island Escape by Burasari offers a really unique vacation experience. Fabulous food and an inspiring dining ambiance are also part of the experience.

You can see a good video overview of this resort here: https://youtu.be/zNv2uR-4BnA

Floating Restaurants

Coconut Island Phuket Thailand 2024_Floating RestaurantThe floating restaurants in Phuket, known as krachang in Thai, are an exciting opportunity to eat seafood while taking in views of the ocean and try something new. Though they frequently purchase live seafood from other fisherman, these floating eateries in Phuket are typically owned and operated by nearby fish farmers.

Fish, crabs, and prawns abound in the enclosures made of floating wood and net. Between the enclosures, you can stroll along the planks and select the seafood you like to eat. Before placing an order, inquire about the costs of certain seafood items, such as mantis shrimp, as they might be pricey.

5 Star Marine Phuket Tours

There are a range of private tours that we can operate from the piers of either The Village or Island Escape.  These tours include:

Phi Phi Islands

Coconut Island Phuket Thailand 2024_Phi PhiPhi Phi, holds a special place in the hearts of travelers seeking the epitome of tropical beauty. Comprising of the two main islands Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh, the latter famous as the filming location for “The Beach,” at Maya Bay, these islands are known for their breathtaking landscapes.

James Bond Island

Coconut Island Phuket Thailand 2024_James BondJames Bond Island, known locally as Koh Tapu, is an iconic islet located within Phang Nga Bay, Thailand. This famous island became a global sensation after it was featured in the James Bond movie “The Man with the Golden Gun.”

Phi Phi + James Bond

Coconut Island Phuket Thailand 2024_James+PhiPhiFor a Phuket experience like no other, journey to the awesome Phi Phi Islands including Maya Bay and Pileh Lagoon and then head up to see the wonder that is Phang Nga Bay and get that iconic picture in front of James Bond Island in our 5 Star Marine Phuket Phi Phi and Phang Nga Bay combined tour.

Coral Island

Coconut Island Phuket Thailand 2024_Coral IslandCoral island is known locally as Coral Island is a great place to visit especially if you like to explore the region’s diverse marine environment and visit different islands., but most people will call it Coral Island. Although being a small island, it has a lot to offer whether you’re looking for a place to relax or go on an adventure.

Khai Islands

Coconut Island Phuket Thailand 2024_Khai IslandWhen it comes to planning a Phuket family-friendly vacation, the beautiful Khai Islands in Phuket, Thailand, stand out as an ideal destination. With their stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and a myriad of activities tailored to suit families, the Khai Islands offer an unforgettable experience for parents and children alike.

Krabi Island

Coconut Island Phuket Thailand 2024_KrabiKoh Hong is off the east coast of Phuket Koh Hong is closer to Krabi than it is to Phuket. Koh Hong Island is known for its stunning natural beauty, soft white sand, and sparkling, crystal-clear waters, making it a one-of-a-kind place for relaxation and island adventure.

Raya Island

Coconut Island Phuket Thailand 2024_Raya IslandThe Raya Private Tour allows you to discover these stunning destinations for relaxation, fantastic beaches and plenty of snorkelling. 5 Star Marine knows exactly where to go for the best bays, quiet beaches and coral reefs in this area, and can also suggest some idyllic restaurants to stop at with fantastic views.

Sunset Cruises Phuket Thailand 2024

Experience the Magic: A 5 Star Marine Phuket Sunset Cruise

When it comes to experiencing the natural wonders of Phuket, nothing quite compares to witnessing the breathtaking sunset over its pristine waters. At 5 Star Marine, we offer an unforgettable sunset cruise experience that combines luxury, relaxation, and the awe-inspiring beauty of Phuket’s twilight hours.

Phuket Sunset Splendor

Imagine yourself aboard our private boat, gliding smoothly across the tranquil seas as the sun dips below the horizon, painting the sky with a symphony of colors. Our Phuket Sunset Cruises are a celebration of nature’s beauty, a moment to pause, reflect, and revel in the magic of the golden hour.

Tailored Experiences

At 5 Star Marine, we believe in offering personalized experiences that cater to the preferences and desires of our guests. Whether you’ve spent the day island hopping around Phuket or you’re looking for a memorable way to cap off your day snorkeling, our sunset cruises are designed to exceed your expectations.

Flexible Pickup Times

One of the key advantages of our sunset cruises is the flexibility we offer to our guests. Our private tours can operate at sunset, ensuring that you have ample time to explore the wonders of the islands around Phuket before the magical twilight hour begins.

For those embarking on a full-day adventure, pickup times for sunset trips start at 10:00 AM, allowing you to enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your hotel. Alternatively, if you prefer a half-day tour, pickup time is at 1:30 PM, giving you the opportunity to make the most of your morning before chasing the sunset.

Unparalleled Luxury

From the moment you step aboard our luxurious Phuket speedboats, you’ll be treated to 5 Star service and amenities that elevate your Phuket sunset cruise experience to new heights. Our knowledgeable and friendly crew members are dedicated to ensuring your comfort and satisfaction every step of the way, leaving you free to relax, unwind, and savor every moment of your journey.

Book Your 5 Star Marine Phuket Sunset Adventure Today

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to witness the mesmerizing beauty of a Phuket sunset with 5 Star Marine. Whether you’re traveling with a loved one, or with family and friends, our Phuket sunset cruises offer an unforgettable way to create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

Contact us today to book your Private Phuket sunset cruise and embark on a journey of discovery, relaxation, and pure bliss amidst the stunning landscapes of Phuket.

Cruise Ship Shore Excursions Phuket 2024

Shore Excursions from Cruise Ships in Phuket

Cruise Ships Shore Excursions in Phuket_Floating IslandEmbarking on a cruise ship to Phuket is like stepping into a floating paradise, where the sea breeze meets the endless horizon, and every moment is a new adventure waiting to unfold. Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a first-timer, a cruise ship journey offers an unparalleled experience of luxury, relaxation, and exploration.

Before we get into how you can take a shore excursion from your Phuket cruise ship and go on a 5 Star Marine Phuket private Tour let’s talk Phuket Cruise ships.

Cruise ships to Phuket dock at the following areas in Phuket:

Cruise Ships Shore Excursions in Phuket_Patong BeachDuring high season (November through April) Phuket cruise ships anchor near Patong Bay – the island’s main tourist and beach destination and passengers are tendered to shore to a jetty right on the Patong beach road. Here you will find lots of taxi’s and tuk tuk’s waiting to take you on a variety of different Phuket Tours.

This is where our team will meet you when you book a 5 Star Marine Phuket private boat tour.

During summer / rainy season (May through October) ships dock at Ao Makarm Port (deep-water port with 1 pier) located approx 8 km from Phuket Town. This is where our team will meet you when you book a 5 Star Marine Phuket private boat tour.

Depending on weather and the sea conditions, passengers may be tendered to a different location. Kalim Beach which is on the Patong’s north end, can also be used as tender boat pier, but don’t worry as our team will meet you there too.

The Allure of Phuket Cruise Ships

Cruise Ships Shore Excursions in Phuket_CruiseCruise ships are marvels of engineering and design, offering a home away from home on the open seas. From the moment you step on board, you’re greeted by a world of comfort and convenience. Luxurious cabins, world-class dining, and entertainment options that rival those on land create an atmosphere of indulgence and relaxation.

All this is great, but when you arrive in Phuket you of course will be looking to do a Shore excursion such as a 5 Star Marine private boat tour.

So, what 5 Star Marine tours can you do?

Cruise Ships Shore Excursions in Phuket_ToursOne of the most exciting aspects of a cruise is the diverse range of destinations on the itinerary. That is true of the tours that we offer here at 5 Star Marine Phuket, however we do have some limitations for those looking to do a Shore Excursions from Cruise Ships in Phuket, and this is 100% due to timings.

There are many Phuket boat tours that you can do, and 5 Star Marine Phuket will come and pick you up and bring you directly to Phuket Boat Lagoon where your journey will start.

You will be able to go on the following Phuket boat tours:

Tours that you will not be able to go on due to the time that these tours take, as we are restricted, as we need to get you back on board the Cruise Ship:

Similan Island private boat tour – https://5starmarinephuket.com/locations/similan/

Koh Lipe Island private boat tour – https://5starmarinephuket.com/locations/private-boat-tour-to-koh-lipe/

James Bond and Phi phi combined private boat tour

Bioluminescence private boat tour – https://5starmarinephuket.com/locations/phang-nga-bay-private-bioluminescence-and-sea-canoeing-tour/

Koh Rok / koh Ha private boat tour – https://5starmarinephuket.com/locations/koh-rok-koh-ha-islands/

Embarking on a Phuket cruise ship is not just a vacation; it’s a journey into the lap of luxury and exploration. Whether you seek relaxation, adventure, or a bit of both, a Phuket cruise ship offers a unique blend of experiences that captivate the senses and create lasting memories, and you can still get to go on a 5 Star Marine private boat tour.

Phuket Marine Industry Event

At the inaugural Phuket maritime Safety Event, which took place at Phuket Boat Lagoon on Koh Kaew January. 15 2024, over 130 influential Marine Industry professionals pledged to increase safety in the island’s maritime tourism sector.

The event, which was opened by Phuket Governor Sophon Suwannarat, and marked a significant turning point for the industry.

Representatives from the marine industry pledged together at the event to take a proactive approach to safety concerns in order to create a secure and welcoming atmosphere for Phuket’s maritime tourism.

An important milestone was reached when the necessary parties signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). It explained the terms and ideas required for the “United Commitment to Improved Marine Safety.” Important subjects covered by the agreement include drug testing, life jacket laws, extensive boat crew training, and rescue planning.

“The industry’s planned adjustments to its approach to maritime safety are a crucial beginning step. The release that followed said, “This event marked the first time that such a diverse spectrum of marine industry stakeholders were united through coordination and collaboration, acknowledging the significance of a harmonised strategy towards marine safety.”

In answer to inquiries on the occasion, 5 Star Marine owner Shaun Stenning stated, “The goal of the event was to have the whole industry come together to create a wave of change by committing to a new safety standard in Phuket, endorsed by the Provincial Government.””I’m overjoyed that marine industry professionals from all backgrounds came together to promote future safety.”

The collaborative endeavor aims to not only tackle urgent problems but also lay the groundwork for future collaboration and continuous improvement of maritime safety laws.

“By fostering a culture of responsibility and adherence to best practices, the marine industry in Phuket endeavours to create a safer and more secure environment for both operators and visitors alike,” according to a news release.

The push to improve boat and marine tour safety was sparked by the December 31 tour speedboat disaster at Koh Maithon, which resulted in the death of a 5-year-old Russian child and the critical injuries of five others.

Governor Sophon last week authorized the creation of a “Phuket Province Maritime Tourist Security Command Center,” which would be overseen by the Royal Thai Navy, to ensure that marine and tour boat operators follow safety standards.

A fantastic summary of the occasion is provided in the video below:

What Are 5 Star Marine Prices For A Private Tour

A Deep Dive into 5 Star Marine Phuket Private Boat Tour Prices

For those seeking an unparalleled aquatic adventure, 5 Star Marine Phuket private boat tours emerge as the epitome of luxury and personalized exploration. The freedom to craft your itinerary, bask in exclusive settings like Maya Bay and James Bond Island, and relish in the thrill of speed on the open water is an experience like no other. We often get asked about the prices for our private boat tours, so we’ll navigate through the factors that influence our private boat tour prices, helping you uncover the cost of turning your Private Phuket boat tour dreams into reality.

The Power of Personalization:

5 Star Marine Phuket private speed boat tours offer a level of personalization that group tours simply cannot match. As you plan your adventure, keep in mind that the ability to tailor the itinerary to your preferences comes with a price tag. From secluded coves and hidden beaches to snorkeling in crystal-clear waters, the cost of a 5 Star Marine Phuket private tour reflects the freedom to design an experience that aligns with your vision of the perfect day on the water.

Duration of the Tour:

The duration of your 5 Star Marine Phuket private boat tour is a crucial factor in pricing. Whether you’re planning a half-day excursion or a full-day adventure, the tour’s length impacts fuel consumption, crew costs, and maintenance costs. Longer tours typically come with a higher price tag but offer a more extensive exploration of the surrounding waters and destinations.

Included Amenities and Services:

Sunset Cruises In Phuket InclusionLuxury comes at a cost, and the amenities and services included in your private speed boat tour contribute to the overall price. Meals, premium beverages, snorkeling equipment, and the services of an experienced guide or captain may be bundled into the package. Understanding what is included allows you to assess the value proposition and choose a tour that aligns with your expectations.

Click here to see what is included in all our private tours – https://5starmarinephuket.com/2021/06/28/private-charter-faqs/

Seasonal and Regional Variations:

Similar to other types of boat tours, private boat tour prices can be influenced by seasonal variations and the popularity of the destination. During peak tourist seasons, prices may be higher due to increased demand, while off-peak times may offer more competitive rates. For this one we don’t have seasonal or regional variations, we also don’t have different prices for peak or off-peak times. However, the National Park fees do change. We do our best to keep you fully updated on any changes to the Thailand National Park fees, we normally get told a week or two before they change it. (Normally)

Embarking on a 5 Star Marine Phuket private boat tour is not merely a journey; it’s an investment in an exclusive and tailored maritime 5 Star experience. As you explore the options available such as Phi Phi and Phang Nga Bay, consider your budget, preferences, and the level of luxury you desire. From the adrenaline rush of speeding through open waters to the tranquility of secluded bays and beaches, a 5 Star Marine Phuket private boat tour promises a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that comes with a fair price reflective of the unparalleled indulgence it provides. So, set sail with the wind in your hair and the freedom to explore, knowing that every penny spent is an investment in an extraordinary 5 Star experience.