The Junk

Thailand Liveaboards

The Junk Similans Islands Liveaboard

If you are looking for a unique Similan islands liveaboard adventure then the "June Hong Chian Lee" (a.k.a. The Junk) is the choice for you. At 33 metres in length and 8.5 metres in beam she carries up to a maximum of 18 guests.

Built in 1962 for charcoal transportation the Junk was part of a small merchant fleet that traded up and down the coastline of Burma to Malaysia. It was mainly used to transport charcoal made from mango wood. In 1985 it was restored and redesigned to serve as a classical yacht. In recent times she has been redesigned once more to act in her new role as a Similan liveaboard.

**10% discount for Early Bird bookings received before 31st of August 2020 for trips between 16th October 2020 and 13th May 2021 PLUS free Nitrox!**

The Cabins

The Junk has six cabins in total, all on the lower deck: 2 master cabins, 2 triple bed and 2 quad bed. Each cabin is decorated in beautiful Thai style decor. All cabins are air-conditioned with en-suite facilities including hot water shower. Towels, shampoo and shower gel are also provided for your convenience.

The Junk- Master cabin

Master Cabin

The two master cabins are the most spacious of all. Both master cabins contain a double bed, the perfect choice for couples. As with all cabins, they are en-suite with toilet, basin and hot water shower.

The Junk- Deluxe cabin

Triple Cabin

The two triple cabins have one single bed and two bunk beds plus en suite facilities. These cabins are suitable for a group of friends or a family of three or also for individual travellers. Furthermore, they can also be hired as a private twin room for those desiring a little more privacy.

The Junk- Standard cabin

Quad Cabin

The two quadruple cabins have two sets of bunk beds plus en suite facilities. These are suitable for a group of friends or a family of four, or also for individual travellers.

The Boat Layout

The Junk- dining area

Dining Area

The air conditioned inside dining area is large enough to seat everyone on the boat at the same time. All meals are served in this area buffet-style. All foods are freshly cooked with a mix of both Thai and Western cuisine. This area can also be used as a saloon for relaxing in between dives and also for preparing camera equipment and watching your "results" later on.

The Junk - lounge area

Main Deck

The main deck is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy this unique liveaboard. Take a siesta, read a book or just watch the world go by as you move through the water. You can even dine out here "al fresco". This area is generally shaded. A liveaboard experience unique to the Junk is the raising of her three sails. All in all a completely different liveaboard experience!

The Junk - lounge area

Sun Deck

The main sun deck is also a great place for chilling out. This raised area at the bow of the liveaboard allows for wonderful views of the Similans Islands plus the stars at night. Take a cool drink after your dives and enjoy your time in paradise!

The Junk - dive deck

Dive Deck

Unlike other Similans liveaboards, there is no dive deck as such on the Junk. Instead equipment is placed into a dinghy and you are dropped off at the dive site. Equipment is set up on the main deck prior to the dives. Staff will always be on-hand to help you with any needs or requests.

Boat Specifications

Specs

Length 33 m Beam 8.5 m
Draft 2.4 m Engines 1 x 380 HP
Generators 2 x 50kw Cruising Speed 8 Knots
Max. Speed 10 Knots Compressor 2 x Coltri
Cabins 6 Guests 18 Max.

Safety

Life Raft Depth Sounder
Cellular Phone Marine Band Radios
Life Jackets Fire Extinguisher System
Full Medical Kit Oxygen Tanks

Pricing Info

Prices

Valid: 1st May 2020 to 30th September 2021

All prices are in US Dollars. Prices are the same whether a diver or non-diver.

Cabin Type Length Price per person
Master Cabin
Master 2 nights USD 535
Triple Cabin
Triple 2 nights USD 450
Quad Cabin
Quad 2 nights USD 400
Cabin Type Length Price per person
Master Cabin
Master 4 nights USD 1,520
Triple Cabin
Triple 4 nights USD 1,260
Quad Cabin
Quad 4 nights USD 1,030
Cabin Type Length Price per person
Master Cabin
Master 6 nights USD 1,900
Triple Cabin
Triple 6 nights USD 1,520
Quad Cabin
Quad 6 nights USD 1,360
Cabin Type Length Price per person
Master Cabin
Master 10 nights USD 2,835
Triple Cabin
Triple 10 nights USD 2,350
Quad Cabin
Quad 10 nights USD 1,995

What's Included

Item
Transfers from/to hotels anywhere in Phuket/Khao Lak
Full board accommodation (all meals and snacks)
Water, tea, coffee
Soft drinks
Professional dive guide
Tank (12 litre) and weights rental
Enriched Air (Nitrox)
Scuba equipment rental
Enriched Air (Nitrox)
Alcoholic beverages
National park fees (see below)
Personal insurance

Scuba Equipment Rental

Please note that equipment rental is NOT included in the trip price. The items below are available for rent (must be pre-ordered). As trhere will be a lot of dives in a short period of time, some of which will be deep dives, dive computers are compulsory for all of our liveaboard trips. This is for the safety of our guests.

Item Price
Full Equipment Set (BCD, Regulator, Wetsuit, Fins, Mask) 500 baht per trip
Full Equipment Set + dive computer 650 baht per trip
Individual Items On request

Individual scuba items such as BCD or 15 litre tanks are also available for rent. Price on request.

Similan & Surin Park Fees

To help with the costs of reef protection and regeneration schemes, the Thai government has introduced a national park entry fee for all visitors to the Similans and Surin islands of 500 baht entry per person plus an additional 200 baht per diver per day. Please note that the Similans Islands and Surin Islands are different national parks so an entry fee will be required for each park and each time you enter. For the 4 day/4 night trip including Richeieu Rock you enter the Similans Park twice and the Surin park once. Park fees would currently be as follows:

  • 4 day/4 night (diver): 2,300 baht
  • 4 day/4 night (non-diver): 1,500 baht

This fee is in addition to the price of any liveaboard trip. The fee will be payable in cash (Thai Baht) direct to the boat tour leader on the day of the trip.

Disclaimer: As this is a government fee, we take no responsibility for any changes.

Schedules

Trips run from mid-October to mid-May. Any trips not showing are already full.

October 2020

Dates Destination Duration
2nd - 4th
2nd - 4th Southern Thailand 2 nights
9th - 11th
9th - 11th Southern Thailand 2 nights
15th - 21st
15th - 21st Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights
22nd - 26th
22nd - 26th Similans and Surin Islands 4 nights
26th - 30th
26th - 30th Similans and Surin Islands 4 nights
31st - 6th
31st - 6th Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights

November 2020

Dates Destination Duration
6th - 12th
6th - 12th Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights
13th - 17th
13th - 17th Similans and Surin Islands 4 nights
17th - 21st
17th - 21st Similans and Surin Islands 4 nights
22nd -28th
22nd -28th Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights
28th - 2nd
28th - 2nd Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights

December 2020

Dates Destination Duration
16th - 20th
16th - 20th Similans and Surin Islands 4 nights
21st - 27th
21st - 27th Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights
27th - 2nd
27th - 2nd Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights

January 2021

Dates Destination Duration
3rd - 9th
3rd - 9th Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights
10th - 14th
10th - 14th Similans and Surin Islands 4 nights
14th -18th
14th - 18th Similans and Surin Islands 4 nights
19th - 25th
19th - 25th Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights
25th - 31st
25th - 31st Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights

February 2021

Dates Destination Duration
1st - 5th
1st - 5th Similans and Surin Islands 4 nights
10th - 16th
10th - 16th Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights
16th - 22nd
16th - 22nd Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights
23rd - 27th
23rd - 27th Similans and Surin Islands 4 nights
27th - 3rd
27th - 3rd Similans and Surin Islands 4 nights

March 2021

Dates Destination Duration
3rd -7th
3rd - 7th Similans and Surin Islands 4 nights
8th - 14th
8th - 14th Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights
15th - 21st
15th - 21st Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights
21st - 25th
21st - 25th Similans and Surin Islands 4 nights
26th - 1st
16th - 1st Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights

April 2021

Dates Destination Duration
1st -7th
1st - 7th Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights
8th - 12th
8th - 12th Similans and Surin Islands 4 nights
12th - 16th
12th - 16th Similans and Surin Islands 4 nights
17th - 23rd
17th - 23rd Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights
23rd - 29th
23rd - 29th Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights

May 2021

Dates Destination Duration
4th - 8th
4th - 8th Similans and Surin Islands 4 nights
21st - 23rd
21st - 23rd Southern Islands 2 nights
28th - 30th
28th - 30th Southern Islands 2 nights

June 2021

Dates Destination Duration
4th - 6th
4th - 6th Southern Islands 2 nights
11th - 13th
11th - 13th Southern Islands 2 nights
18th - 20th
18th - 20th Southern Islands 2 nights
25th - 27th
25th - 27th Southern Islands 2 nights

July 2021

Dates Destination Duration
2nd - 4th
2nd - 4th Southern Islands 2 nights
9th - 11th
9th - 11th Southern Islands 2 nights
16th - 18th
16th - 18th Southern Islands 2 nights
23rd - 25th
23rd - 25th Southern Islands 2 nights
30th - 1st
30th - 1st Southern Islands 2 nights

August 2021

Dates Destination Duration
6th - 8th
6th - 8th Southern Islands 2 nights
20th - 22nd
20th - 22nd Southern Islands 2 nights

September 2021

Dates Destination Duration
24th - 26th
24th - 26th Southern Islands 2 nights

October 2021

Dates Destination Duration
1st - 3rd
1st - 3rd Southern Islands 2 nights
8th - 10th
8th - 10th Southern Islands 2 nights
15th - 21st
15th - 21st Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights
22nd - 26th
22nd - 26th Similans and Surin Islands 4 nights
26th - 30th
26th - 30th Similans and Surin Islands 4 nights
31st - 6th
31st - 6th Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights

November 2021

Dates Destination Duration
6th - 12th
6th - 12th Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights
13th - 17th
13th - 17th Similans and Surin Islands 4 nights
17th - 21st
17th - 21st Similans and Surin Islands 4 nights
22nd - 28th
22nd - 28th Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights
28th - 4th
28th - 4th Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights

December 2021

Dates Destination Duration
5th - 9th
5th - 9th Similans and Surin Islands 4 nights
9th - 13th
9th - 13th Similans and Surin Islands 4 nights
14th - 20th
14th - 20th Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights
21st - 27th
21st - 27th Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights
27th - 2nd
27th - 2nd Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights

January 2022

Dates Destination Duration
2nd - 8th
2nd - 8th Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights
9th - 13th
9th - 13th Similans and Surin Islands 4 nights
13th - 17th
13th - 17th Similans and Surin Islands 4 nights
18th - 24th
18th - 24th Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights
24th - 30th
24th - 30th Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights
31st - 4th
31st - 4th Similans and Surin Islands 4 nights

February 2022

Dates Destination Duration
4th - 8th
4th - 8th Similans and Surin Islands 4 nights
9th - 15th
9th - 15th Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights
15th - 21st
15th - 21st Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights
22nd - 26th
22nd - 26th Similans and Surin Islands 4 nights
26th - 2nd
26th - 2nd Similans and Surin Islands 4 nights

March 2022

Dates Destination Duration
3rd - 9th
3rd - 9th Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights
9th - 15th
9th - 15th Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights
16th - 20th
16th - 20th Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights
20th - 24th
20th - 24th Similans and Surin Islands 4 nights
25th - 31st
25th - 31st Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights
31st - 6th
31st - 6th Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights

April 2022

Dates Destination Duration
7th - 11th
7th - 11th Similans and Surin Islands 4 nights
11th - 15th
11th - 15th Similans and Surin Islands 4 nights
16th - 22nd
16th - 22nd Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights
22nd - 28th
22nd - 28th Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights
29th - 3rd
29th - 3rd Similans and Surin Islands 4 nights

May 2022

Dates Destination Duration
3rd - 7th
3rd - 7th Similans and Surin Islands 4 nights
8th - 14th
8th - 14th Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights
20th - 22nd
20th - 22nd Southern Islands 2 nights
27th - 29th
27th - 29th Southern Islands 2 nights

June 2022

Dates Destination Duration
3rd - 5th
3rd - 5th Southern Islands 2 nights
10th - 12th
10th - 12th Southern Islands 2 nights
17th - 19th
17th - 19th Southern Islands 2 nights
24th - 26th
24th - 26th Southern Islands 2 nights

July 2022

Dates Destination Duration
1st - 3rd
1st - 3rd Southern Islands 2 nights
8th - 10th
8th - 10th Southern Islands 2 nights
15th - 17th
15th - 17th Southern Islands 2 nights
22nd - 24th
22nd - 24th Southern Islands 2 nights
29th - 31st
29th - 31st Southern Islands 2 nights

August 2022

Dates Destination Duration
5th - 7th
5th - 7th Southern Islands 2 nights
12th - 14th
12th - 14th Southern Islands 2 nights
19th - 21st
19th - 21st Southern Islands 2 nights
26th - 28th
26th - 28th Southern Islands 2 nights

September 2022

Dates Destination Duration
23rd - 25th
23rd - 25th Southern Islands 2 nights
30th - 2nd
30th - 2nd Southern Islands 2 nights

October 2022

Dates Destination Duration
7th - 9th
7th - 9th Southern Islands 2 nights
14th - 20th
14th - 20th Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights
21st - 25th
21st - 25th Similans and Surin Islands 4 nights
25th - 29th
25th - 29th Similans and Surin Islands 4 nights
30th - 5th
30th - 5th Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights
31st - 6th
31st - 6th Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights

November 2022

Dates Destination Duration
5th - 11th
5th - 11th Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights
12th - 16th
12th - 16th Similans and Surin Islands 4 nights
16th - 20th
16th - 20th Similans and Surin Islands 4 nights
21st - 27th
21st - 27th Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights
27th - 3rd
27th - 3rd Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights

December 2022

Dates Destination Duration
4th - 8th
4th - 8th Similans and Surin Islands 4 nights
8th - 12th
8th - 12th Similans and Surin Islands 4 nights
13th - 19th
13th - 19th Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights
21st - 27th
21st - 27th Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights
27th - 2nd
27th - 2nd Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights

January 2023

Dates Destination Duration
3rd - 9th
3rd - 9th Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights
9th - 13th
9th - 13th Similans and Surin Islands 4 nights
14th - 18th
14th - 18th Similans and Surin Islands 4 nights
18th - 24th
18th - 24th Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights
25th - 31st
25th - 31st Similans and Surin Islands 6 nights