Discover Thailand aboard the mythical Star Clipper

A legendary sailboat that sails the Andaman Sea
Thailand aboard the Star Clipper
Departure Phuket (Thailand)
Full board
8 days, 7 nights
You will love:
  • • Sailing on an exceptional yacht
  • • Snorkeling in crystal clear waters
  • • Discover the local culture through excursions
from
1 685 €
per person

Embark on one of the most beautiful boats in the world, and discover the most beautiful ports of call between Thailand and Malaysia. Thanks to her incredible sailing comfort and stabilizers, you will enjoy calm and serene crossings in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Your daily stops will allow you to explore this magnificent destination during optional excursions. The professionalism of the crew will put you at ease during your voyage in the 'land of smiles'.

Your Boat



Take a seat on the Star Clipper, an elegant 115-metre-long ship inspired by the illustrious American and English clippers that crisscrossed the seas in the 19th century. This extraordinary ship with 4 decks and 4 masts offers a sail area of 3,365 m². The Commodore deck located at the base of the ship is mainly made up of cabins. Just above, the Clipper Bridge welcomes you in its restaurant. You will find the library and the two bars on the main deck of the ship. Finally, the sun deck is ideal for relaxing on a deckchair or cooling off in the pools.

Specifications
Boat Model:Star Flyer
Type:Sailboat
Number of Cabins:85
Maximum Capacity:170
Crew Members:74
Comfort onboard:

Air conditioning
Piano Bar
Tropical Bar
Restaurant
Library
Personal safe
Swimming pools
Windsurfing
Drifters
Snorkeling equipment
Water skiing
Sea Kayaking
Paddle
Wifi connection
Stabilizer
Layout
The owner reserves the right to replace with a different boat model of the same quality and performance

Your Cabin

With its 85 cabins, this exceptional ship can accommodate couples and families. All cabins are air-conditioned and have television (via satellite depending on the navigation zones) with DVD player, satellite telephone (external communications for a fee), electrical outlets (110 V), safe, dressing table, storage space and a bathroom with sink, shower or bathtub, hairdryer and toilet.

The sizes and positions of the furnishings may vary according to the location of the cabin.

Deluxe Cabin (Cat. 1)
Deluxe Cabin (Cat. 1)

These cabins of about 14.5 m² are located on the Main or Sun Deck. They have an opening to the deck, a double bed or two twin beds, a mini-bar and a bathroom with whirlpool bath. Some can accommodate up to 3 people.

Superior Cabin (cat. 2)
Superior Cabin (cat. 2)

These cabins of about 12 m² are located on the Clipper deck. They have portholes, a double bed or two twin beds and a bathroom with shower. Some can accommodate up to 3 people.

Comfort Cabin (cat. 4)
Comfort Cabin (cat. 4)

These cabins of approximately 11 m² are located on the Commodore deck. They have a porthole, a double bed or two twin beds and a bathroom with shower. Some can accommodate up to 3 people.

Interior Cabin (Cat. 6)
Interior Cabin (Cat. 6)

These cabins of about 8 m² are located on the Commodore deck and do not have a porthole. They have two bunk beds and a bathroom with shower.

Itinerary

Map

A real Thai jewel, the Andaman Sea offers its visitors fabulous treasures (crystal clear water, varied underwater fauna, limestone rocks...). We propose two itineraries, north and south, alternating on different dates. Whatever your choice, Southeast Asia will seduce you.

- Northern Route -


DAY 1: Phuket (Thailand)
You will embark in Phuket, Thailand's first seaside resort (between 4 and 8 pm) and get to know the crew. After having installed your luggage in your cabin, you will leave to discover this exceptional boat. In the evening, the captain will give the order to hoist the sails to join Ko Surin.

DAY 2 : Ko Surin (Thailand)
Head towards the sun deck to discover Ko Surin. This maritime national park made up of five islands, shelters a nature of any beauty and a very diversified fauna (birds, monkeys, snakes, lizards...). It is also the perfect place to explore the seabed. Many divers consider it as one of the most beautiful diving spots in the world thanks to its incredibly clear water. Get out your masks and snorkels!

DAY 3: Koh Miang, Similan Island (Thailand)
Welcome to Koh Miang, the second largest island in the Similan Archipelago. Here again, lovers of diving will be able to observe beautiful underwater species. The island also has other surprises in store for you, a white sandy beach ideal for perfecting your tan and hiking trails for the more adventurous.

DAY 4 : Hin Daeng - Ko Rok Nok (Thailand)
You wake up in Hin Daeng, a dive site still little known, but where it is possible to observe manta rays, whale sharks or leopard sharks. Back on board, the boat sets off again in the direction of Ko Rok. This island divided into 2 islets (Ko Rok Nok and Ko Rok Naï) is a protected national park with paradisiacal landscapes. The clear waters of the north reveal magnificent coral reefs where hundreds of multicoloured fish swim.

DAY 5: Langkawi (Malaysia)
Your journey continues to Langkawi, literally "brown eagle" in Malaysian. The lush nature of this archipelago of 99 islands will seduce nature lovers. Some will take advantage of the beaches to bask in the sun, while others will survey the limestone hills amidst an exceptional exotic flora. You can also take part in an optional excursion that will help you discover the legends of the island...

DAY 6 : Ko Kradan (Thailand)
This morning you disembark at Ko Kradan, a small and peaceful island of 2.5 km². Three-quarters of the island is part of the Haad Chao Mai National Park, the remaining quarter is reserved for hotels and resorts. With its white sandy beaches and turquoise water, relaxation and chilling out will be the order of the day.

DAY 7 : Phang Nga Bay - Koh Hong (Thailand)
Your day begins with a stopover in Phang Nga Bay. It is particularly known for its limestone peaks that can measure up to 300 meters high. The bay is home to the island of Koh Tapu, which served as the setting for some scenes in the James Bond movie "The Man with the Golden Gun" (excursion on the island optional). You will leave in the afternoon in the direction of Koh Hong. In the center of the island, you will find a beautiful lagoon where it is possible to swim at high tide.

DAY 8 : Phuket Bay (Thailand)
The crew cast off in Patong Bay around 07:00. Take advantage of the first light of day to immortalize your cruise one last time with your camera.





- Southern route -


DAY 1: Phuket (Thailand)
We will meet you in Phuket, the largest island of Thailand to embark (between 16h and 20h) on the Star Clipper. The crew is eagerly waiting for you. After settling in you will be invited to a welcome cocktail. At around 10pm, the ship will depart in the direction of Koh Butang.

DAY 2: Ko Butang (Thailand)
Be amazed by the rock formations of Koh Butang. Belonging to the Tarutao Marine Park, the island is home to a very diverse marine fauna and flora, which will delight snorkeling enthusiasts. This green island also offers the possibility of taking walks along the beach.

DAY 3 : Penang (Malaysia)
Today you set foot on land in Penang. This tropical island located on the border of Thailand, is nicknamed the "Pearl of the Orient" because of its cultural and architectural richness. We offer you an optional excursion that will allow you to discover its capital George Town, but also to visit Buddhist temples.

DAY 4 : Ko Adang (Thailand)
Your cruise continues on the island of Koh Adang, a haven of peace still unspoilt by tourism. This island with wild nature, is crossed by many rivers which are regularly used by turtles that have come to lay their eggs. You will quickly be charmed by its fine sandy beaches, its snorkeling sites and its many walks.

DAY 5 : Ko Rok Nok (Thailand)
The ship drops anchor in the Lanta archipelago, near the island of Koh Rok Nok. Feel free to walk to the beach of Ao Tha Lu. You will not be disappointed by its scenery, and enjoy the calm to refresh yourself in a water surrounded by black limestone cliffs. In the north of the island, you will explore coral reefs under translucent water.

DAY 6 : Phang Nga Bay - Ko Hong (Thailand)
You're calling at the protected bay of Phang Nga. Admire the breathtaking view of the gigantic limestone peaks and miles of mangroves that line the bay from the sun deck. We propose you an excursion that will allow you to explore the famous James Bond Island. You leave in the afternoon to join the archipelago of Koh Hong. Depending on the tide, you will be able to access its inner lagoon and admire the beauty of the island.

DAY 7 : Ko Similan (Thailand)
The Similan Islands, also known as the Nine Islands, are popular with divers because of their crystal-clear water and the diversity of their seabed. Hiking enthusiasts will also appreciate the forest trails that criss-cross Koh Similan Island until they find a beautiful beach to relax on. The optional day trip takes you down a river in a raft, followed by a visit to an elephant camp.

DAY 8: Phuket (Thailand)
The crew cast off in Patong Bay around 07:00. Before disembarking you will be able to take one last tour of this unforgettable boat.

The above mentioned excursions are given as examples only.

Your stops:

Phuket > Ko Surin > Ko Miang > Hin Daeng > Ko Rok Nok > Langkawi > Ko Kradan > Baie de Phang Nga > Phuket > Phuket

Phuket > Ko Butang > Penang > Ko Adang > Ko Rok Nok > Baie de Phang Nga > Ko Hong > Ko Similan > Phuket

The itinerary may be changed without prior notice due to technical or weather conditions

Prices

Departure / ReturnDeluxe Cabin (Cat. 1)Price per person including VATSuperior Cabin (cat. 2)Price per person including VATComfort Cabin (cat. 4)Price per person including VATInterior Cabin (Cat. 6)Price per person including VAT
November 2020
Saturday 14 Nov
Saturday 21 Nov
2 835 €2 510 €2 220 €1 810 €
December 2020
Saturday 05 Dec
Saturday 12 Dec
2 720 €2 380 €2 095 €1 685 €
Saturday 12 Dec
Saturday 19 Dec
2 720 €2 380 €2 095 €1 685 €
January 2021
Saturday 02 Jan
Saturday 09 Jan
2 720 €2 380 €2 095 €1 685 €
Saturday 09 Jan
Saturday 16 Jan
2 720 €2 380 €2 095 €1 685 €
Saturday 16 Jan
Saturday 23 Jan
2 835 €2 510 €2 220 €1 810 €
Saturday 23 Jan
Saturday 30 Jan
2 835 €2 510 €2 220 €1 810 €
Saturday 30 Jan
Saturday 06 Feb
2 835 €2 510 €2 220 €1 810 €
February 2021
Saturday 27 Feb
Saturday 06 Mar
2 835 €2 510 €2 220 €1 810 €
March 2021
Saturday 06 Mar
Saturday 13 Mar
2 835 €2 510 €2 220 €1 810 €
Saturday 13 Mar
Saturday 20 Mar
2 835 €2 510 €2 220 €1 810 €
Saturday 20 Mar
Saturday 27 Mar
2 835 €2 510 €2 220 €1 810 €
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Price includes• Accommodation in double or twin cabin with private bathroom (category according to selection)
• Bedding, towels and beach towels
• Full board (breakfasts, lunches and dinners)
• Beverages: tea, herbal tea, American coffee and water in carafe
• Welcome Cocktail
• Commander's Dinner
• Crew services (languages spoken: English, German and French)
• Animations & shows

Water sports and coaching (during "beach" stopovers) :
• Windsurfing
• Drifter
• Free diving (masks, fins and snorkels)
• Water skiing
• Paddle
• Sea Kayaking
• Aquagym (in the pool or on the beach)
• Gentle gym classes (on deck or beach)
Price does not include• Flights
• Round trip transfers between the airport and the port
• Beverages: juices, cocktails and spirits available in bars and restaurants.
• Optional tours and excursions (to be booked and paid on board)
• Crew services (masseuse, doctor...)
• Personal expenses (on board and ashore)
• Wifi connection in some parts of the boat (depending on the navigation zones)
• Port charges : 205 € /person
• Gratuities to the crew: recommended 8 € /day /passenger
• Cancellation Insurance

FAQ

French nationals must be in possession of a valid passport valid for more than 6 months after the date of return. The visa is not compulsory for any stay less than 30 days, as long as the passport is still valid 6 months after the date of return.

This information is subject to change by the authorities of the country visited. It is not uncommon for border crossing rules to change. We therefore strongly advise you to refer to the "travel advice" section of the France Diplomatie website: https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/conseils-aux-voyageurs/.
No vaccination is mandatory for a trip to Thailand. However, we advise you to check if you are up to date in your vaccinations such as universal vaccinations (DTCP, hepatitis B), and hepatitis A (absolutely essential).
Other vaccinations are recommended such as typhoid (essential, except perhaps for a very short stay in Bangkok) and for long or remote stays (rabies vaccine recommended).

Before travelling abroad, we advise you to consult the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs www.diplomatie.gouv.fr.
The northern itinerary is proposed on the following dates:
  • 2 and 30 November 2019
  • 14 December 2019
  • 11 and 25 January 2020
  • 8 and 29 February 2020
  • 14 March 2020
  • .
    The southern route is proposed on the following dates:
  • 9 November 2019
  • 7 December 2019
  • 18 January 2020
  • 1 February 2020
  • 7 and 21 March 2020
  • .
    During your cruise, you will have the opportunity to participate in optional excursions. These activities are of variable length and will allow you to discover each port of call with a guide.
    Excursions are to be booked and paid for on the spot subject to availability (no pre-booking possible). Your adviser will be able to send you a list of scheduled excursions on request.

    Here is a non-exhaustive list of excursions and activities that can be proposed to you on site.

    Similan Islands
  • Visit of an elephant camp and rafting :
  • Transport: by motorboat and van
    Duration: about 7h30
    Minimum 20 participants - Maximum 44

    Private motor boat and guide will pick you up at the boat cut-off to take you to Tap Lamu dock. From there an air-conditioned vehicle will take you in about 20 minutes to the Rafting Station base. Enjoy about 40 minutes of tranquility as you glide down the river in your raft while admiring the lush scenery passing before your eyes. These rafts are made of bamboo and entirely handcrafted. With a bit of luck you will be able to see long-tailed macaques, eagles or even snakes napping in the branches. Back at the Tap Lamu wharf you get back in your vehicle and drive towards Khao Lak Hill for a buffet lunch at a local restaurant.
    After lunch you will head to the elephant camp where you can feed the elephants, bathe them, take beautiful pictures and learn more about these gentle giants.

    Langkawi
  • Langkawi island tour
  • Transportation: by air-conditioned bus
    Duration: about 7 hours
    Minimum 15 participants - Maximum 80 participants

    This tour will take you to some of the most famous sites on the island and will allow you to discover the tales and legends that surround Langkawi. Through the rice fields and rubber plantations, you will travel to Makam Mahsuri, where the tomb of a famous princess is located. Legend has it that she was unjustly condemned to death for adultery and that she put a curse on the island that was to last for seven generations. On the way, you will be shown the rubber trees from which the latex is extracted.
    You will then board typical boats to discover the mangrove swamp and understand its ecosystem with its rich fauna. Mangroves are a particular ecosystem of forests, located between land and sea. The trees plunge their roots directly into the salty sea water, and are therefore of special constitution to withstand a particularly high level of salinity. Until not so long ago, mangrove trees were cut down to make charcoal. However, over the past 15-20 years, local populations, aware of the ecological problem this represented, have decided to replant their mangroves, and they are now protected areas. You may be lucky enough to see brown eagles (which gave their name to this archipelago - Langkawi literally means brown eagle in Malay), or white-breasted fish eagles, mangrove crabs, iguanas and macaques.
    After this visit, you will be taken to the restaurant for lunch.
    Then you will board a cable car to fly over the rainforest, high trees and high waterfalls to reach Gungung Machinchang, 700 meters above sea level. From the platform, you will enjoy an excellent view of many of the 99 islands surrounding Langwaki and towards Thailand with Kos Butang and Koh Tarotaru.

    Phang Nga Bay
  • James Bond Island
  • Transport: by motorboat
    Duration: about 5 hours
    Minimum 20 participants - No maximum




    You'll leave the Star Clipper by motorboat and begin your journey across picturesque Phang Nga Bay, famous for its spectacular limestone peaks, to "James Bond Island", one of the locations chosen for scenes from the film The Man with the Golden Gun.
    You will stop there for a few moments before heading to Koh Pannyi, one of the typical Muslim villages of this region. You will cross the mangrove path and you will have the opportunity to enter remarkable caves dug in the side of the rocks. The village of Koh Pannyi has an original characteristic: it is entirely built on stilts in a part of the bay where the water is shallow. You will visit the village and get a glimpse of the daily life of its inhabitants. In a restaurant, you will enjoy a snack of local specialties, then you will have the opportunity to continue your visit or do some shopping. Leaving Koh Pannyi, you will cross Phang Nga Bay again to reach the boat. Refreshments will be served on the boats during the tour (boats are equipped with toilets).

    Penang
  • Penang hill walk, colonial temple and museum
  • Transport: by air-conditioned bus
    Duration: about 7 hours
    Minimum 20 participants - Maximum 40 participants

    Departure from the platform for a 30-minute ride to the Penang Hill funicular station. The ascent takes about 20 minutes and climbs to 720 metres to the top of Bukit Bendera, which opens up to a splendid panoramic view over Georgetown, the green mountains and the city below. Just a few minutes walk after the funicular exit, a 1.6km hiking trail begins in lush nature, winding under 3 of the oldest pavilions on the hill and through the park. Several themed gardens punctuate it: "Colour Garden", "Butterfly Bank", "Fragrant Garden", "Ginger and Palm Grove". Small signs that blend into the landscape along the way give you the names of plants and information about the flora, fauna and its history, without spoiling or interfering with your relaxation. The suspended walkway in the canopy, "Canopy Walk", is an extension of 230 meters long and offers multiple views of the forest and on a clear day over the Andaman Sea and Langkawi Island. The "Tree Top Walk", a circular walk above the trees, designed to support 120 people at a time, culminates at 800 meters above sea level and offers a 360° view of the island from which it is the highest panoramic viewpoint. Lunch will be taken before leaving the summit.
    Finally, you will visit the Kek lok Si temple, the Ten Thousand Buddhas Pagoda, one of the most beautiful and largest Buddhist temples in Southeast Asia, and the Penang Colonial Museum which exhibits the opulent lifestyle of Penang's rich merchants, the Peranakan (Baba-Nyonya) and Penang society during the colonial era.

    To be noted :
  • All excursions are proposed with an English-speaking guide.
  • Naturalist guides are employed by the National Parks. They are specially trained to guide tours in these parks with an adequate knowledge of the fauna and flora. They are usually natives and residents of the area. English is not their mother tongue and it can be difficult for them to conduct a long conversation with the participants. National parks do not allow tour guides to work on their property. The assignment of the local guide is their sole decision and choice.
  • The tours are subject to a minimum number of participants.
  • The duration of the tours is given as an indication, it may vary according to weather, traffic conditions, stopover times and the general appearance of the group.
  • The level of physical activity of the tours is given as an indication. Moreover, the physical condition required depends on the activity chosen.
  • During national or regional holidays, access to certain monuments may be restricted or even impossible.
  • You will find below some practical information on the progress of your cruise on board.

  • Languages spoken on board :
  • On board, the languages spoken are English, French and German. Logbooks and announcements are made in all 3 languages. We strive to have cruise directors who speak French.


  • Sailing :
  • Navigation :
  • The crew favours sailing as soon as possible and the wind allows it. Sailing is mainly done at night to make the most of the stopovers.


  • Meals :
  • Meals are served as a single course. A wide choice of quality international menus with local specialities. Breakfasts and lunches are buffet style, dinners are à la carte. You are free to choose your table.


  • Drinks :
  • Drinks are not included in your package. You will find on board a large choice of drinks at reasonable prices (example: 5€ a cocktail and 16 € a bottle of house wine). Regulations on the ship.

  • Animation :
  • On board, you will not find a nightclub, a games room or sophisticated shows. Animations are discreet and passengers join the group only if they wish. Example of animations: disco evening, nautical chart auction, seamanship lessons, mast climbing, visit of the engine rooms...

  • Children :
  • Triple cabins with special rates can be proposed according to the occupancy rate. There is no age limit for children. However, we do not offer "baby club" or childcare. Parents are responsible for their children throughout the cruise.


  • Dress code :
  • Prefer a casual outfit during the day and another chic sport in the evening.


  • The yacht is equipped with an anti-roll system and stabilizers offering exceptional comfort at sea and at anchor.


  • Wifi :
  • The wifi connection is not free (6 € for 60 min and 18 € for 240 min, rates given as an indication) and only works in some common areas of the boat.
    The time difference between France (UTC+1) and Thailand (UTC+7) is +5H in summer and +6H in winter.
    To confirm your booking, you must inform your GlobeSailor advisor who will make an option for you while you collect your deposit. The reservation will only be considered final once your deposit has been received (by bank transfer, Paypal or credit card), for category 2 to 6 cabins: 500 € /person; for category 1 cabins, deluxe and shipowner suites: 600 € /person. A 100% deposit will be required for all bookings made less than one month before departure. The balance will be due no later than 60 days before the embarkation date.
    In case of cancellation, you must notify your GlobeSailor consultant as soon as possible.
    Cancellation penalties will be calculated as follows:
    From 90 days to 60 days prior to departure: full non-refundable deposit
    Cabins from category 2 to 6 : 500 € per person
    Owner's cabins and suites, deluxe suites & category 1 cabins: 600 € per person
    From 59 days to 30 days before departure: 50% penalty of the cost of the cruise
    From 29 days to the departure date: 100% penalties

    The refund will be made to the benefit of the person who booked the cruise and only on the basis of the amounts received. Passengers who do not embark on the scheduled date or who wish to disembark during the cruise will not be entitled to any refund.
    We advise our clients to take out cancellation insurance with Ouest Assurance: http://www.ouest-assurances.fr.

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