The Phinisi. The best luxury Similan Island liveaboard.

The Phinisi

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The Phinisi liveaboard Similan Thailand Burma Myanmar
Thailand Thailand
Type: Liveaboard
Departs from: Chalong Pier, Phuket / Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak
No. of guests: 18
Boat rating: 9/10 Based on 1 divers
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Prices from: 1,032 USD
896 USD
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Possibly the best liveaboard diving yacht in Thailand, The Phinisi offers up to 18 lucky guests a choice of wonderful cruises at all of the best dive sites in The Andaman Sea. The atmosphere, service, food, management and every detail makes its dive cruises an unforgettable experience.

The Phinisi might look like a traditional schooner that could be old, but it's actually a modern boat, just designed this way. It has seven guest cabins, including twins, doubles, and four-bunk. Each cabin has independently-controlled air conditioning & a private bathroom with hot & cold freshwater showers and proper western toilets. There are shelves, cupboards and a mini safe in each cabin, too. Two of the cabins have four single beds, and are therefore ideal for friends, families or solo divers. For more privacy, there are also twin-bed cabins that have two single beds. Finally, The Phinisi has double-bed cabins for couples.

There are several very comfortable communal areas on The Phinisi. These include air-conditioned comfort and outdoor areas which are shaded or exposed. Starting with the large air-conditioned lounge saloon, this is a wonderful place to relax with a drink or to watch a movie or diving media on the flat-screen TV. There are comfortable sofas & stools and tasteful décor. It seems a shame to come on a diving holiday in tropical Thailand and then sit indoors, but sometimes the temptation is just too much.

dive deck and diving equipment The PhinisiOut on deck, there is a beautiful outdoor dining area that is covered but gives you panoramic views. Plus there are semi-covered areas for chilling out, and a large sundeck for those who want to top up a tan or gaze at the stars. Such is the luxury on board The Phinisi, that you could be forgiven for not wanting to go diving. However, the dive sites, experienced team, and the boat’s facilities ensure that you will enjoy the diving as much as being on board. Tender dinghies make the start and end of each dive easy, and the Divemaster guides know the area very well. Nitrox is available, and so are PADI diving courses. 

The Phinisi offers three different itineraries in Thailand. There are 4 Day / 4 Night trips to the best diving locations in the Southern Andaman. These are commonly known as Hin Daeng, Hin Muang, Koh Haa, Racha, Phi Phi, King Cruiser & Shark Point, but the boat also sails down to Koh Lipe, which is an added bonus. In addition, the boat offers 6-night cruises to The Similans, Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon & Koh Tachai. The Phinisi also combines these two trips to offer the very best diving cruises in Thailand that are ten nights in length and ensure that you get to visit every dive site!

Prices & Schedule

The Phinisi Diver Prices Overview 2022 / 2023
DestinationsDuration Quad En Suite Twin En Suite Double En Suite
( 14 Dives)
4D / 4N Quad En Suite1,032 USD Twin En Suite1,386 USD Double En Suite1,386 USD
Koh Lipe, Racha Yai, Racha Noi,
( 14 Dives)
4D / 4N Quad En Suite1,087 USD Twin En Suite1,468 USD Double En Suite1,468 USD
Koh Lipe, Racha Yai, Racha Noi,
( 18 Dives)
5D / 5N Quad En Suite1,264 USD Twin En Suite1,729 USD Double En Suite1,729 USD
( 18 Dives)
5D / 5N Quad En Suite1,359 USD Twin En Suite1,811 USD Double En Suite1,811 USD
( 19 Dives)
5D / 6N Quad En Suite1,631 USD Twin En Suite2,176 USD Double En Suite2,176 USD
Racha Yai, Racha Noi,
( 33 Dives)
10D / 10N Quad En Suite2,860 USD Twin En Suite3,786 USD Double En Suite3,786 USD
The Phinisi Special Offers Coming Up
Discounted
Koh Lipe, Racha Yai, Racha Noi,
(18 Dives)
Departs: 27 Jul 2022
Return: 01 Aug 2022
5D / 5NQuad En Suite
Special Offer
1,264 USD
1,062 USD
Twin En Suite
Special Offer
1,729 USD
1,444 USD
Double En Suite
Special Offer
1,729 USD
1,444 USD
Discounted
Koh Lipe, Racha Yai, Racha Noi,
(18 Dives)
Departs: 10 Aug 2022
Return: 15 Aug 2022
5D / 5NQuad En Suite
Special Offer
1,264 USD
1,062 USD
Twin En Suite
Special Offer
1,729 USD
1,444 USD
Double En Suite1,729 USD
Discounted
Koh Lipe, Racha Yai, Racha Noi,
(18 Dives)
Departs: 24 Aug 2022
Return: 29 Aug 2022
5D / 5NQuad En Suite
Special Offer
1,264 USD
1,062 USD
Twin En Suite
Special Offer
1,729 USD
1,444 USD
Double En Suite
Special Offer
1,729 USD
1,444 USD
Discounted
Koh Lipe, Racha Yai, Racha Noi,
(14 Dives)
Departs: 15 Oct 2022
Return: 19 Oct 2022
4D / 4NQuad En Suite
Special Offer
1,087 USD
896 USD
Twin En Suite
Special Offer
1,468 USD
1,196 USD
Double En Suite
Special Offer
1,468 USD
1,196 USD
Discounted
(19 Dives)
Departs: 19 Oct 2022
Return: 25 Oct 2022
5D / 6NQuad En Suite
Special Offer
1,631 USD
896 USD
Twin En Suite
Special Offer
2,176 USD
1,196 USD
Double En Suite
Special Offer
2,176 USD
1,196 USD
Discounted
(19 Dives)
Departs: 26 Oct 2022
Return: 01 Nov 2022
5D / 6NQuad En Suite
Special Offer
1,631 USD
896 USD
Twin En Suite
Special Offer
2,176 USD
1,196 USD
Double En Suite
Special Offer
2,176 USD
1,196 USD
Included In The Price
Transfers to & from the airport
Transfers to and from local hotels
Meals
Snacks
Tea / coffee
Drinking water
Weights & weightbelts
Larger tanks
Dive master services
Towels
Soap & Shampoo
Luggage storage
Not Included In The Price
Dive equipment
National park fees
Dive computer
Alcoholic drinks
Larger tanks
Nitrox
Mask and Snorkel
Open-heel fins
Full-foot fins
Tips / Gratuities
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Itinerary

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There are a few different itineraries on The Phinisi. Some trips are at ‘The Southern Islands’ which are Koh Haa, Hin Daeng, Koh Lipe, Koh Phi Phi & the better dive sites near Phuket. 5D/6N trips to ‘The Northern Islands’ visit the Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock. The 10-night trips in Thailand combine north and south. 

Listed below are more-detailed itineraries, and you can double chek by visiting our 'schedule page' for this boat and clicking 'show itinerary' for your chosen dates/trip.

The itineraries below are the most-common for each trip, but these can sometimes be changed for a number of reasons. Small changes are made due to weather & sea conditions, special marine life sightings, overcrowded dive sites, local-authorities' instructions, and the needs & requests of the paying guests. The safety & comfort of all guests is most important at all times.

Facilites, Layout and Specifications

Facilities Available with The Phinisi
Nitrox Available
En Suite Available
Air con
Dinghy
Courses Available
Free Pickup
Lounge
All Cabins En Suite
AV Entertainment
Vegetarian Food Available
Double Beds Available
Family Cabin
Sundeck
Shaded Sundeck
Available to Charter
The Phinisi Layout

 

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The Phinisi Specifications
Built: 2007.
Length: 34 Metres.
Width: 8 Metres.
Draft: 2.4 Metres.
Type: wood.
Engines: 1 x 380 HP.
Generators: 2 x 50 kw.
Safety: Emergency responder, emergency oxygen, life jackets, life rings, life rafts, smoke detectors
Navigation: Sat nav system, video depth sounder, EPIRB.

Courses

The Phinisi offers PADI diving courses are available on board.

Courses
Courses Prices
PADI: Specialty courses
N/A
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PADI: Nitrox (EANx)
(2 Dives)
Including: Certification & manual
177 USD
PADI: Advanced Open Water
(5 Dives)
Including: Certification & manual
245 USD

Transfer details

The team collect you from your local hotel or Phuket airport for free on departure day. At the end of each trip the return transfers are available.

The Phinisi Scheduled Transfers
5D / 5N Trips
17:00 Pick up from Khao Lak : Free
18:00 Pick up from Phuket : Free
20:00 Departure ( Chalong Pier, Phuket )
17:00 Return ( Chalong Pier, Phuket )
17:00 Drop off to Phuket : Free
19:00 Drop off to Khao Lak : Free
The Phinisi Scheduled Transfers
4D / 4N Trips
17:00 Pick up from Khao Lak : Free
18:00 Pick up from Phuket : Free
20:00 Departure ( Chalong Pier, Phuket )
17:00 Return ( Chalong Pier, Phuket )
17:00 Drop off to Phuket : Free
19:00 Drop off to Khao Lak : Free
The Phinisi Scheduled Transfers
5D / 6N Trips
15:00 - 17:30 Pick up from Phuket : Free
18:30 Pick up from Khao Lak : Free
21:00 Departure ( Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak )
07:00 Return ( Chalong Pier, Phuket )
09:00 Drop off to Phuket : Free
10:30 Drop off to Khao Lak : Free
The Phinisi Scheduled Transfers
5D / 6N Trips
16:00 Pick up from Khao Lak : Free
18:00 Pick up from Phuket : Free
21:00 Departure ( Chalong Pier, Phuket )
07:00 Return ( Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak )
09:00 Drop off to Khao Lak : Free
10:30 Drop off to Phuket : Free
The Phinisi Scheduled Transfers
4D / 4N Trips
17:00 Pick up from Phuket : Free
18:00 Pick up from Khao Lak : Free
20:00 Departure ( Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak )
17:00 Return ( Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak )
17:00 Drop off to Khao Lak : Free
19:00 Drop off to Phuket : Free
The Phinisi Scheduled Transfers
10D / 10N Trips
15:00 - 17:30 Pick up from Phuket : Free
18:30 Pick up from Khao Lak : Free
21:00 Departure ( Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak )
07:00 Return ( Chalong Pier, Phuket )
09:00 Drop off to Phuket : Free
10:30 Drop off to Khao Lak : Free
The Phinisi Scheduled Transfers
10D / 10N Trips
16:00 Pick up from Khao Lak : Free
18:00 Pick up from Phuket : Free
21:00 Departure ( Chalong Pier, Phuket )
07:00 Return ( Tab Lamu Pier, Khao Lak )
09:00 Drop off to Khao Lak : Free
10:30 Drop off to Phuket : Free

Guests who are unable to meet the scheduled pick ups or would like private transportation are welcome to contact us to arrange a private taxi at the most competitive rates.

Booking / Enquiry

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The Phinisi Reviews

Read real reviews from people who have dived with The Phinisi
San The Phinisi
San
Nationality: Filipino
Dived: 19 December 2020
Boat rating: 9/10
'Glad I chose The Phinisi as my first liveaboard boat. I am a new recreational diver with less than 20 dives when I did the Liveaboard with The Phinisi. I felt safe during the dives (max of 5 divers per group) and our dive guide looked after all of us considering our dive experience. Excellent boat crew, food was superb (you'll be well feed throughout the trip), bed and pillows were surprisingly very comfortable for a liveaboa rd and room was cleaned and maintained every day. Hot drink every after dive was always appreciated. Definitely recommend The Phinisi for a memorable liveaboard experience.
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