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Afloat in the shimmering waters of Mergui Archipelago, you will experience the divinity of relaxation and contentedness. Aboard the MV Sea Gipsy, this five day adventure will begin at the bustling seaport of Kawthaung where there are diverse sidewalk shops for you to see, experience and explore.
Once you’ve set out into the tranquil waters of the Mergui Archipelago, you will be treated to stunning views, breathtaking sunsets, and peaceful relaxation under the twinkling stars of the serene night sky.
A stop at Moken Village will warm your heart as local children great you with smiles and waves. As you depart Moken Village for Boulder Island, you will set sail with a full heart.
At each stop on your 5 day adventure, you will have the chance to experience the wonders of the Indian Ocean as you snorkel, kayak or paddle your way around the shoreline on a long tail stand up paddle-board.
You will experience the heart-stoppingly beautiful and untamed vistas of Myanmar’s most remote areas.
On Boulder Bay Island, you will have the chance to hike to stunning Eagle Rock where you will be treated to unforgettable vantages of uncharted wilderness.
Aboard the MV Sea Gipsy, you will dine on delicious and carefully prepared dinners. There is a stunning, sun-drenched deck where you can relax into the serenity of your adventure of spend the evening relaxing in one of five open-air gazebos.
The adventure will begin as our guide meets you at the Kawthaung Airport, Ranong Airport or the Ranong Pier and get you all checked in and ensure that you are all set for the adventure that lies ahead. MV Sea Gipsy and her crew will be awaiting your arrival at Kawthaung Jetty. If there is time before your departure on the Sea Gispy, you will have the opportunity to experience the uniqueness of the Kawthaung seaport. Here you will be treated to diverse sidewalk shops with wares that you will not find anywhere else in the world. Once you’ve experienced the authenticity of the seaport shops, grab your camera and take snapshots of the statue of King Bayint Naung, the Pyi Daw Aye Pagoda and the scenic vistas of the winding river which leads to Ranong, Thailand.
As you depart from Kawthaung, smooth seas will whisk you away to the adventure and beauty of the Mergui Archipelago. Aboard the Sea Gipsy, you will have time to settle into your comfortable cabin. You will find it difficult to stay below deck for long, however. The sun-drenched deck will call to you. Here you will find the comfort and relaxation of a deck chair waiting. Enjoy the ride and refreshing sea breeze as the Sea Gipsy takes you to your first stop at Taung La Bo Island.
This quaint island is the perfect spot for your first dip into the Indian Ocean. Let the beautiful water envelope you as you slip into its pristine waves. From Taung La Bo Island, the Sea Gipsy will take you to stunning Poni Island and then to beautiful and remote Island 115 where you will spend your first evening.
Waking aboard the MV Sea Gipsy, the sights of Island 115 will surround you with more beauty than anything you could have dreamed. As the sun rises over glistening water and enchanting island vistas, your second day begins.
You will start your day by enjoying breakfast aboard the Sea Gipsy before setting off for Shark Island. Shark Island is named, not because there are any of these sharp-toothed fish lurking beneath the surface of the waters, but for the unique shape of the island.
The emerald waters surrounding Shark Island will beckon to you and beauty awaits just below the surface. You will have the chance to enjoy swimming and snorkeling which will be followed by a delicious lunch. With lunch finished, your journey will continue to Lagoon Bay where you will be able to explore the mangrove forest from the seat of a sea kayak. Following your day of adventure, you will spend your second night in the peaceful port at Lagoon Bay.
Day three begins at first light as the Sea Gipsy sets out for Moken Village, the home of the Sea Gypsies. In Moken Village you will be greeted by the smiling faces of the local Moken children. Next, we will set out with full hearts for Ba Wei Island which is a high, sheer and beautiful cliff. Here you will take to the water in a kayak and float past the huge rock gate. Ba Wei Island gives you another chance to enjoy the pristine waters of the Mergui Archipelago as you swim, snorkel kayak or paddle your way around on a Long tail SUP (Stand Up Paddling Board).
From Ba Wei Island, The Sea Gipsy will whisk you away to beautiful Boulder Island where the underwater wonders of the Boulder Bay Reef are waiting to reveal its secrets to you beneath the beautiful waves. If the tides are just right, you will also be able to explore the rugged beauty of Boulder Island’s many exciting hikes and treks.
As you experience more of Boulder Bay, this special place will become the crowning jewel of your trip into the Mergui Archipelago and a moment in your life which you will look back on fondly. On Day 4, you can, again slip into the beautiful waters of the Indian Ocean and swim, kayak or snorkel. You will also be able to explore the uncharted and untamed jungles of Boulder Island. Trekking across the island, you will be treated to five stunning beaches where you can snorkel or kayak in the water along Boulder Island’s shore.Put your hiking shoes on and head out on some remarkable hikes, including a trek to Eagle Rock, the island’s highest elevation. From Eagle Rock, the view of Boulder Bay is breathtaking and wondrous.
The remainder of your fourth day will be spent with a quick stop at Myauk Ni Island for a refreshing swim before the Sea Gipsy takes you to Thu Yee Island at the Barwell Channel where you will enjoy a delicious dinner as you watch the sunset. This will be the setting for your final evening aboard the Sea Gipsy.
The final day of your journey sees you heading back to Kawthaung. The Sea Gipsy will deposit you back on land at 9:00AM, in time for you to catch an early morning plane. Here, our staff will assist you with customs, immigration and making travel arrangements for you journey home.
We offer the alternative itinerary available as another option for you. Choice of sailing route / schedule will be decided at the discretion of our vessels captain. No matter which route we are sailing, we will always strive to provide you with the best quality service and experiences to make the trip exciting, enjoyable and memorable. Click here for the alternative 5 days/ 4 nights route.
|FIT Price||5 Days / 4 Nights|
|Per Person (Open Double Bed)||USD $1,110.00|
|Single Supplement Surcharge||USD $864.00|
|Charter Boat Price|
|Per Night||USD $1,950.00|
Visa: For guests which are entering and leaving Kawthaung/Myanmar from Ranong / Thailand do not have to apply for a visa at the Myanmar Embassy. You are able to get a special visa for the duration of the trip in Kawthaung. Just make sure to bring 30$ and two passport pictures along. Moby Dick Tours will take care of the process in Kawthaung.
Please be advised that agents or passengers are required to obtain all necessary visas for the county to be visited. For Myanmar and Thailand a valid passport for six months is required. You will obtain 28 days valid tourist visa to enter Myanmar. We recommend that you contact your local Myanmar Embassy for the most up to date information on visa and passport requirements. A combination as enter Myanmar in Yangon and leave in Kawthaung is possible, without special permit.Remark: Cruise Times: Embarkation 12:00 Hours ( 12 PM ) Disembarkation 09:00 Hours ( 9 AM )
Minimum 4 guests is required to confirm the trip.
Maximum 10 guests of booking can be accepted.
The boat, MV Sea Gipsy, has no private cabin on board. The boat was built as 5 open-air gazebos which are transformed into double beds with curtains. There are 2 gazebos on the upper deck and 3 gazebos on the main deck and all booking requests are always handled by the first received first served basis. MV Sea Gipsy provides space and storage area on the lower deck.
The boat is just a simple and not a luxury boat. There is neither air-con nor fan onboard. There are 2 bathrooms (showers only) with toilets on the main deck and all the guests have to be shared it.
A booking is not confirmed until you receive a written confirmation from Moby Dick Tours Co., Ltd. You will receive an invoice by fax or e-mail as confirmation of booking.
Deposit: 50 % within 10 days after booking confirmation.
Final payment: 50 % 60 days prior to departure.
More than 120 days prior departure: deposit will be returned (minus bank fee).
119 to 61 days prior departure: deposit will not be returned.
Less than 60 days prior departure: full price will be charged.
If the balance is not received in time, Moby Dick Tours Co., Ltd retains the right to resell the booked places.
Payment to be made:
a) by US Dollar - cash our office (Moby DIck Tours) in Yangon
b) by wire transfer, net amount, to the indicated account (account details will be mentioned in Invoice)
In case of an unforeseen increase in fuel prices, we will keep our right to adjust the above prices by charging a fuel-surcharge.
We strongly recommend that each guest purchases comprehensive accident, medical, baggage and trip cancellation / interruption insurance when they book the trip. Please be advised that if guest chooses NOT to purchase the trip insurance, we will not be responsible for any financial disappointment caused by any reasons beyond our control. No partial or full refund will be made for unused services.
Moby Dick and its subsidiaries reserve the right to rearrange the order of any itinerary, to cancel or substitute elements of any plan without notice when local conditions force (weather conditions, flight time changes, tidal movements etc) such changes. There will be no partial or full refund of payments in the case of no-show or last minute cancellation by the customer. Moby Dick Tours Co., Ltd has the righ t to modify/change the tour program due to weather conditions and in the interest of the passengers, without any compensation to customers. In the unlikely case of a the trip having to be outright cancelled by Moby Dick Tours Ltd. after payments have been received, a refund or a new trip will be offered, but no further compensation given. Although our ship is well maintained, equipment breakdown can occur. If during the trip, the ship is disabled by breakdown of machinery, collisions or any other cause that prevents the use of the ship by the customer, Moby Dick Tours Ltd. will make a pro rata refund of the tour price for the period of disablement.
Note: All guests has to returned a complete filled out Booking & Liability Release Form before departure.