Burma Boating Mergui Archipelago: Sail & Dive Safari (Price & Booking 2021)
Explore tropical forests, hiking through valleys and up hills, walk along kilometres of beach with the only footprints being those behind you, kayak through enchanted mangroves, swim, snorkel, and go fishing: you’ve got it all.
The Mergui Archipelago is teeming with wildlife.
Due to limited development and the region’s long isolation, its 800 plus islands have remained virtually untouched. They are composed of limestone and granite and vary in size from tiny to islands larger than Singapore.
Most of them (we have yet to find one that isn’t) are covered in thick jungle growth, which drops into azure waters, interrupted only by beaches, rocky headlands, tidal rivers, and mangrove forests. Lampi, one the largest islands, is a marine national park and is home to some of the planet’s oldest mangrove forests.starting from 3100$
Burma Boating Mergui Archipelago: Sail & Dive Safari (8 days / 7 nights)
Upon arrival in Kawthaung, check in and take a land tour to temples, local wares and markets. Enjoy dinner and the first night aboard SY Dallinghoo, along the bustling border town of Kawthaung.
Upon daybreak, we set sail 40 Nautical Miles to South Bay Zardet Kyee Island via Heart Lagoon (if the tides allow for kayaking into the enclosed Lagoon) and Say Tan Island. This is a day to settle down, visit beaches, kayak and get to know each other. Scuba-diving begins tomorrow.
An early start from the South Bay will take you to our first dive site, Western Rocky – a mid-ocean site with rocky outcrops piercing the surface. This is a great site where two dives can be organised. The second exciting dive site is at Fan Forrest Pinnacle, a mid-ocean sea mount which stands 6 meters above the water surface.
Dive at Boulder Island where there are several diving sites and walking tracks. With an abundant wildlife above and below the water surface, diving, walking, kayaking and snorkelling are activities of the day on this pristine, well-protected tropical island.
We depart for the first dive at the southern rocks of Bo Wei Island, following a short passage to Kyun Pila East Bay. Jar Lann Kyun count a small village that houses a big temple, local shipyards and a busy fishing transfer port. This spot offers an opportunity to those wanting to experience the Mergui culture.
A short passage takes us to one of the best dive sites in the Mergui Archipelago, named Three Islets. Following the dive, we will head to Salet Galet, a unique fishing village, to explore a beautiful mangrove river if the tide allows.
We have an early departure 40 Nautical Miles ahead the South, which will lead us to Island 115 for our midday meal, swimming and snorkelling. A farther 24 Nautical Miles to Barwell Island will lead us to our final overnight dock in the Mergui.
Setting sail on a 3-hour passage takes us back to Kawthaung. Take a last swim and enjoy some beach time before departure if transfers allow it.
*Sample itinerary – can be modified by the captain according to the weather conditions & government regulations.
Cabin Price Burma Boating
|8 days 7 nights Dive Safari||High Season|
|17th Oct to 20th Dec 2020 & 5th Jan to 6th May 2021 Inclusive|
|Net Rates (US$)||Per Person Minimum 2 Persons||Per Cabin|
|Double or Twin|
|Single use cabin||$4,000||$4,350|
Departure once a month between November to April 2021:
Rates quoted in this agreement are valid from 1st November 2019 to 30th April 2021.
*Rates are based on double/twin cabin occupancy, single cabin supplement apply.
Our rates Include:
- All non-alcoholic-beverages and water
- All equipment and activities: usage of dinghy boat, sea kayak, snorkeling equipment, fishing equipment, stand up paddle board.
- Linen, towels, beach towels, bathroom amenities
- Full crew service during cruise
- Fuel, electric power
- Vessel insurance
- Local shared transfers – Kawthaung or Ranong airport/hotel on the day of embarkation and disembarkation only
- Special area visa (if guests Enter and Exit through Ranong, Thailand)
* Our rates do not Include:
Other services not mentioned in package
- Alcoholic beverages
- Personal health insurance and other personal insurances
- Other personal expenses
- Myanmar Visa (if guests travel in Myanmar before or after the cruise)
- Mergui fees: USD 310 per person: The relevant government authorities charges foreign visitors fees for entering the Mergui Archipelago.
Meta IV Burma Boating
Meta IV was designed by the naval architect Thomas E. Colvin, who gave the vessel her beautiful shape and robust hull. She is made entirely of Thai teak, one of the best woods for building classic boats.
Meta IV was constructed in 1998 as a private yacht for a Swiss businessman who made his fortune in hotels. In 2010, the Austrian skipper Herbert Mayrhauser found her at a pier in Phuket and immediately fell in love. After two years of intensive restoration work and refitting, Meta IV started her new life as a luxury charter vessel in the fall of 2012.
Meta IV measures 85 feet in length or 25 metres. That’s longer than the Santa Maria, the boat that Columbus sailed into history when he discovered the Americas. In fact, with all her space, you could almost forget you were holidaying on a yacht. The sheer size, and the facilities on board, make for a holiday getaway that your family or friends won’t forget.
Meta IV has four guest cabins, each fully air conditioned with ensuite bathrooms and electric toilets. Two of the cabins boast queen-size beds, while the other two feature twin beds. Behind the cockpit is the triple stateroom. The entire aft of the boat is shaded and fitted with multiple dining spaces and sunbathing areas.
The boat’s centre is dominated by the generous galley and saloon dining area. But chances are that you’ll be enjoying most of your meals outside in the sun or in Myanmar’s mild evenings.
- Boat Type Classic Ketch
- Year build 1998
- Last refit 2019
- Flag State Myanmar
- Length (LOA) 85ft / 25.9m
- Beam (width) 18ft / 5.4m
- Speed 6-11 knots
- Passengers 8/9 guests (4 cabins: 1 owner’s suite, 2 doubles & 1 twin)
- Air Condition Available
- Electricity 12V / 220V
- Crew 4 (1 captain, 1 chef, 1 guide, 1 deckhand)
- Equipment Water maker – Espresso machine – 8 Pax dinghy -2 double kayaks – SUP – Snorkeling equipment -fishing gear – beach games – board games -portable sound system.
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1. Travel Terms & Conditions
The purchase of any travel services offered by MyanMarvels Travel and Tours, constitutes a contractual arrangement between you (the Traveler) and MyanMarvels Travel and Tours, based in Yangon, Myanmar, and represents your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions. Please ensure that you read carefully and understand the Terms & Conditions prior to booking.
- Cruises departures, itineraries and prices are subject to change
- A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required for MyanMarvels Travel and Tours to secure the cabin for you.
The following charges are not included in the Sea cruise holiday price unless otherwise noted: airfare to and from the start of your vacation; domestic flights, unless specified in the itinerary; airline baggage fees including checked and/or excess baggage fees; port fee, unless specified in the itinerary; guide tips, alcoholic drinks unless specified in the cruise itinerary, Myanmar Visa, Vaccinations, Travel Insurance, Laundry, Telephone.
2. PRICE GUARANTEE Once you have paid in full for your trip, you are safe from any additional charges.
The ‘Myanmar Cruises Price’ is the total amount listed on your itinerary. All Tour Prices are quoted in U.S. Dollars. MyanMarvels Travel and Tours reserves the right to vary Cruise Prices at any time to account for any increase in costs, including but not limited to airfares, fuel, government taxes and charges, exchange rate fluctuations or other tour related costs or tariffs. If payment if received received the full amount of the Sea Cruise from the customer , there will be no increases to your Cruise price, regardless of any increases in the tour costs inside or outside of our control.
Incoming Taxes. Sales taxes assessed by Myanmar & Local authorities as identified on your itinerary are included in the Cruise Price.
Booking / Deposit. You must pay the deposit listed on the itinerary (the “Deposit”) within 5 days of booking your travel. Your Booking will be automatically canceled if your Deposit is not received by MyanMarvels Travel and Tours on or before the due date. A 30% deposit of your total booking value with Burma Boating is required upon confirmation and is non-refundable.
Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable, except as otherwise expressly stated herein.
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Please note that the remitting party must cover their own bank charges.
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4. CANCELLATIONS Terms for Burma Boating Sea Cruise Ships:
No OF DAYS’ NOTICE PRIOR TO CRUISE COMMENCEMENT – CANCELLATION CHARGE (per person)
- 90 days and greater Loss of the Deposit
- 89-60 days 35% of Cruise Price
- 59-30 days 50% of Cruise Price
- Less than 30 days 100% of Cruise Price
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Itinerary Variations. While MyanMarvels Travel and Tours & its local cruise partners will make reasonable efforts to operate the tour in accordance with your itinerary, changes or substitutions may be necessary for reasons outside Cruise company control or other Force Majeure Events.
On tours that include cruises, the ship may be changed due to operational reasons. For departures in early and late season operated in cool weather conditions, itinerary variations may occur and certain activities may not be available due to seasonality or weather conditions. Availability of certain activities may also be limited due to itinerary variations.
Minimum Required Bookings. Your booking is conditional on Burma Boating Sea Cruise Myanmar receiving a minimum number of bookings to operate the tour and ensure an enjoyable group atmosphere.
For cruise departures where occupancy is less than 5 cabins the company reserve the right to cancel the departure giving all passengers with confirmed bookings 30 days prior notice of this intention. An alternative departure date will be offered subject to availability. If this alternative date is not acceptable to the passenger any down payments made for the cancelled cruise will be refunded. In the event that a passenger has cancelled and paid cancellation fees and the Company subsequently cancel that departure then any cancellation fees (and down payment) will be refunded in full on the request of the passenger. The company reserves the right to change a cabin allocated without notice and in the event that a passenger is downgraded to a cheaper cabin then the difference in cost between the cabins will be refunded to the passenger or the passenger’s agents.
MyanMarvels Travel and Tours will endeavor to notify you of any changes to your tour itinerary in the following manner: (a) if prior to your tour departure, we will notify you by telephone, email or mail; and (b) if during your tour, personally by your Cruise Director.
6. Force Majeure. For the purposes of these terms and conditions, a ‘Force Majeure Event’ means any act of God; war; terrorism; fire; flood or any other extreme weather condition; loss of power; epidemics or pandemics; industrial disputes, slow-downs or other strike activities; riots or civil disturbances; acts of government, semi-government or other authorities; inability to obtain any necessary license or consent; delays caused by subcontractors, suppliers or other third parties (including telecommunications carriers); material shortages; or other any other disruption, delay, damage or loss resulting from any action, omission or event outside the reasonable control of Burma Boating Sea Cruise.
You hereby acknowledge and agree that Burma Boating Sea Cruise is not liable for any delay or any failure by Burma Boating Sea Cruise to perform its obligations under these Terms and Conditions resulting from or as a consequence of a Force Majeure Event. lf a delay or failure occurs or is anticipated due to Force Majeure Event, Burma Boating Sea Cruise obligations are suspended for the duration of the Force Majeure Event. If the Force Majeure Event delays performance for a period of 7 days or more, calculated from the date MyanMarvels notifies you of the Force Majeure Event, then MyanMarvels may terminate this agreement and, in such event, you will be issued a future travel credit equal to the amount You paid to MyanMarvels hereunder, less any non-refundable third-party costs. Please note that you are limited to the future travel credit and will not be entitled to a cash refund.
In these circumstances, Burma Boating will offer all affected bookings an alternative departure date and itinerary. If no suitable alternative can be offered, a credit for future cruise will be provided for the guests to make a new booking at a later date. In the event of a cruise being cancelled as a result of the above force majeure situations following the commencement of that cruise period then Burma Boating is under no obligation to provide any such offer.
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