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 did here in the last 12 months. To take a look at the year in review check out this video below:

Phuket Breaking News – Test And Go, Sandbox, Crocodiles And A New Water Park

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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 Bangtao Beach and a new water park opening up.

This is a light-hearted version of the news designed to keep you informed as well as give you some light entertainment to break up the constant negative news cycle. Watch along below:

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 video which is to scrub 3 of the 5 Star Marine fleet and prepare them for upcoming tours.

As always with Jay, he took a little nap, stopped for some tea, and had a shower on the pier. All this and more in today’s video:

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 lucky to be taking you on tour with us to this beautiful destination. Add to that, this week had his family on board and FINALLY saw a SHARK.

Watch it all here:

Thailand Pass, Phuket Sandbox, Test And Go – We’re Confused Are You?

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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 they are here in Phuket.

  • Can you go Island Hopping in the Phuket Sandbox?
  • Do you need to stay the full 7 days of the Phuket Sandbox is the same hotel?
  • Is the Sandbox even relevant anymore considering that Test and Go restarts on February 1st?

These are all good questions and some of them are a little more difficult to answer than others. So let’s start firstly with how you enter Phuket / Thailand. On the 1st February, 2022 forward Thailand is reopening on the Test and Go scheme.

This is an entry scheme into Thailand that allows you to fly to any international airport in Thailand. Once landed in you will show your Test and Go paperwork and then you will spend 1 night in a specific type of hotel. In most cases that is a SHA Plus Approved hotel.

The reason for the 1 night is you are waiting on the result of your on-arrival RT-PCR test. Once that test result is provided and is negative you are free to move around Thailand, there are no restrictions.

You will be required to take a second RT-PCR test on Day 5 of your stay, and on that night, you also need to stay in a SHA Plus Approved hotel waiting for your result.

Once that test is clear, you are then also free again to move around Thailand as you like.

Now there are other entry schemes into Thailand like the Sandbox, Sandbox Extension, and also Alternate Quarantine but in our opinion, all of these schemes are irrelevant RIGHT NOW as the Test and Go scheme is reopened.

Instead of confusing you with these schemes, we will just recommend you apply and enter on the Test and Go scheme.

This means that when you are in Thailand and specifically Phuket you can go on ANY tour that you like. You can go to Phi Phi Islands and see the amazing Maya Bay, you can go to Phang Nga Bay and see the stunning James Bond Island.

In fact, more than 11 destinations are open to you, you can see some of them in this video here.

We hope this helps clarify the current situation here in Phuket and if you have any questions feel free to contact us.

Phuket Sandbox – What Can You Do? Where Can You Go? Is Island Hopping Even Allowed?

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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 can visit by boat, and what island hopping tours are allowed.

Shaun took some time to film a video complete with a map of Phuket and its surrounding islands to give you an idea of where you can go. The good news is that islands like James Bond Island, Phi Phi Island, and even Hong Krabi are allowed to visit areas.

Find out more in the video below:

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.

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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 from the office. In fact, the teamwork such long hours keeping up the 5 Star Marine standards that often a little midday nap is required.

See the full details here:

BREAKING NEWS – Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi Sandbox Open – Test And Go Closed

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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 the CCSA held a meeting to discuss new measures and restrictions as it relates to Thailand in response to the rising case numbers caused by the latest variant.

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