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 / Ranong / Thap Lamu
No. of guests: 18
Boat rating: 9/10 Based on 3 divers
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Prices from: 927 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 make 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 for looks. 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. The large air-conditioned lounge saloon is a wonderful place to relax with a drink or to watch a movie or diving media on the large 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 several different itineraries in Thailand. There are 4 Day / 4 Night trips to the best diving locations in the Southern Andaman or to the Similans. In addition, the boat offers 6-night cruises to The Similans, Richelieu Rock, Koh Bon & Koh Tachai. The Phinisi also offers 10D / 10N trips that dive at all the top dive sites from Richelieu Rock in the north all the way down to Koh Lipe in the south, ensuring that you get to see it all! And starting in 2025 The Phinisi will have some trips into Myanmar's Mergui Archipelago. Read more about the itineraries by scrolling down.

Prices & Schedule

The Phinisi Diver Prices Overview 2024 / 2025
DestinationsDuration Quad En Suite Twin En Suite Double En Suite Double/Twin En Suite
, , , Phi Phi Islands, Kings Cruiser or Shark Point
( 14 Dives)
4D / 4N Quad En Suite927 USD Twin En Suite1,251 USD Double En Suite1,251 USD Double/Twin En Suite1,251 USD
, , , , , Koh Lipe
( 14 Dives)
3D / 4N Quad En Suite1,205 USD Twin En Suite1,613 USD Double En Suite1,613 USD Double/Twin En Suite1,613 USD
, , , ,
( 14 Dives)
3D / 4N Quad En Suite1,205 USD Twin En Suite1,613 USD Double En Suite1,613 USD Double/Twin En Suite1,613 USD
, , , ,
( 18 Dives)
5D / 6N Quad En Suite1,808 USD Twin En Suite2,419 USD Double En Suite2,419 USD Double/Twin En Suite2,419 USD
, , , Phi Phi Islands, Kings Cruiser or Shark Point
( 19 Dives)
5D / 5N Quad En Suite1,506 USD Twin En Suite2,016 USD Double En Suite2,016 USD Double/Twin En Suite2,016 USD
( 22 Dives)
7D / 7N Quad En Suite2,299 USD Twin En Suite3,068 USD Double En Suite3,068 USD Double/Twin En Suite3,068 USD
, , , , , , , , , , , Koh Lipe
( 33 Dives)
9D / 10N Quad En Suite3,013 USD Twin En Suite4,032 USD Double En Suite4,032 USD Double/Twin En Suite4,032 USD
( 34 Dives)
10D / 10N Quad En Suite3,476 USD Twin En Suite4,635 USD Double En Suite4,635 USD Double/Twin En Suite4,635 USD
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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.

A few 4D/4N trips are at ‘The Southern Islands’ which are Koh Haa, Hin Daeng, Koh Lipe, Koh Phi Phi & the better dive sites near Phuket.

Most 4D/4N trips go to Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock. Other websites advertise these trips as 5D/4N but seeing as you depart in the evening, we don't count that first day as a full day.

5D/6N trips to ‘The Northern Islands’ visit the Similans, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock. Other websites advertise these trips as 7D/6N but seeing as you depart in the evening and leave the boat early after breakfast, we don't count these as full days.

The 10-night trips in Thailand combine north and south. Some dates start north and finish south, and others go the other way.

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
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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

A choice of PADI diving courses are available on board The Phinisi.

The Advanced Open Water Diver and Nitrox Diver courses are most popular. Others are available on request.

It's good to book in advance, so that you can complete the theory online via eLearning before you come.

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.

It's very important to tell us your hotel or location for before and after the trip, and the team want this information as soon as possible.

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.

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The Phinisi Reviews

Read real reviews from people who have dived with The Phinisi
Jeff Miller The Phinisi
Jeff Miller
Nationality: American
Dived: 15 November 2023
Boat rating: 10/10
I had the dive trip of my dreams. The Phinisi live aboard was the most incredible dive adventure. The staff, the food, the boat layout, the hospitality was beyond great. I will see you guys next year!
Ren The Phinisi
Ren
Nationality: Malaysian
Dived: 11 February 2023
Boat rating: 9/10
Had a very good LOB experience on the Phinisi. Very nice, good sized clean rooms, well equipped and comfortable dive platform, and just wonderful guides, crew and food. Thanks notroublesjustbubbles for a hassle free booking as well!
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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