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Ketch 62, Burma
. Cruises: cabin, adventure, DIVE
. Prices: from 1125 Euros a week pp fb
. Guests: 10
. Specials: diving
. Destinations 2006: Myanmar
. Languages: English, German
. Vessel: special diving, great crew
  . length: 62'
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. crew: 2
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"All Inclusive" adventure sailing trips around the magnificent "Mergui Archipelago". Although the Mergui Archipelago is remote and totally untouched, access is an easy minibus ride from the bright lights of Phuket. Cuisine aboard is a mouth-watering combination of Thai and European dishes with complimentary spirits, soft drinks and cold beers available at all times. All activities such as Scuba Diving, Snorkelling and Sea Kayaking are also included in the price.
So, if you fancy a week in paradise, on a classic sailing boat, with wonderful Thai cuisine, free drinks and plenty to do, read on......
Exciting New Developments! 2005 - 2006 Charter Season.
McCloud Island Resort and Sail Stressbreaker Adventure Sailing Charters are now able to offer an exciting new dimension to cruising in the Mergui Archipelago...read more

Mergui Archipelago
The Mergui Archipelago comprises hundreds of islands and stretches some 200 miles north from the Thailand border. It is one of the most beautiful and untouched areas in the world and is only accessible by sailboat. The area has some world class Snorkelling and Scuba Diving and is perfect for those who want to have a go. The ancient mangroves that line the rivers and inlets on Lampi Island provide a great opportunity for exploring with Sea Kayaks. The area is truly all the things that postcards promise. If you could paint a picture of paradise, the islands of Mergui Archipelago would be it. These are the islands you'll never find in any travel agents' window... some 800 of them, almost all uninhabited, covered in rainforest and fringed by white sandy beaches. Most are surrounded by pristine coral reefs and all are lapped by the warm turquoise Andaman Sea. They are preserved in the truest sense, boasting a variety of wildlife including monkeys, wild boar and even Elephants. Bird life is prolific, with over 50 species including Hornbills, Egrets, Kites and Fish Eagles. 
 Sailing the Mergui Archipelago is what Sailing Thailand was like 20 years ago; easy, gentle cruising and no other boats!!
Although the islands are almost all uninhabited, there are sea gypsies (Moken) who are indigenous to the Mergui Archipelago.
These people have lived their nomadic existence in the area for hundreds of years, effectively cut off from the outside world.
During the trip we often encounter these fascinating people and have the opportunity to see how they live, despite the modern world.
Adventure Sailing Trips
 The "Adventure" tag applies not only to the fun, freedom and excitement of being out on the ocean on your own yacht, but also to the Stressbreaker get-involved approach, where everyone is part of a real "crew" - not just passengers to be ferried about according to some strict itinerary, or the whim of the captain.

"Adventure" also applies to the sort of places we go and the things we do. Each day we visit a different island and try and do something "out of the ordinary".
Seven nights accommodation shared twin cabins; each bunk has its own independent fan

  • Cold beers, local spirits, soft drinks, tea, coffee and bottled water are available at all times
    (We are the only boat to include alcoholic drinks at no extra cost, including our Stressbreaker cocktails)
  • Three meals a day prepared by our Thai chef, plus fresh fruit available at all times
  • Professional dive guide/dive master
  • One free try-dive per person per trip
  • Two three-person Ocean Kayaks are available to explore the islands
  • Masks, snorkels and fins are supplied for snorkelling
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