MYANMAR – Mergui Archipelago – Burma Boating

Theme

Beach Stay, Cruise & River Cruise, Honeymoon

Country - City

Myanmar - Mergui Archipelago

Market segment

Thematic Leisure

Total number of cabins

3 or 4 cabins depending on the yacht

Price Level

$$$$

Description

Burma Boating is one of the rare company to operate cruises in the southern part of the Mergui archipelago. Each one of their yacht is equipped with finest amenities for the most comfortable sailing holiday. The four- or five- night cruise will bring you to remote, uncharted islands, for diverse sea adventures. Each yacht can host between 6 and 8 passengers

 

 

Number of cabins

3 or 4 cabins depending on the yacht

Cabin type and Surface

Each boat has different types of cabin, more or less spacious, with a double bed or bunk beds.

Choosing the cabin type:

There is no real “best choice”, each boat has its own disposition. Be careful with the location of the room on the cabin plan and avoid rooms that are next to the kitchen/engine/generator (for ex: Master Room in Dallinghoo is located next to the engine – clients were bothered by the noise and smell of gas very often).

  • SY Jubilaeum:
    • Ketch
    • Capacity: 6 guests in 3 cabins:
      • 2 TWN: bunkbeds – private bathroom but not en-suite
      • 1 DBL: en-suite bathroom
  • SY Lady Mia:
    • Catamaran Lagoon 500
    • Capacity: 8 guests in 4 cabins:
      • 4 double cabins with en-suite
  • SY Y Not:
    • Capacity: 6 guests in 3 cabins
      • Master bedroom – double bed with en-suite
      • 2 double room convertible in TWN with en-suite
  • SY Dakota:
    • Catamaran Saona 47
    • Capacity: 8 guests in 4 cabins:
      • 4 double cabins with en-suite
  • SY Aventure:
    • Ketch
    • Capacity: 6 guests in 3 cabins:
      • 3 double rooms with en-suite
  • SY Meta IV:
    • Bermuda Ketch
    • Capacity: 6 guests in 3 cabins:
      • Owner’s suite: DBL bed + SGL bed
      • TWN cabin
      • 2 DBL cabins
      • All en-suite bathrooms
  • SY Aprhodite:
    • Superyacht
    • Capacity: 6 guests in 3 cabins
      • Master suite with double bed and en-suite
      • TWN bunkbed room – private bathroom not en-suite
      • Double room – private bathroom not en-suite
  • SY Dallinghoo:
    • Schooner
    • Capacity: 8 guests in 4 cabins:
      • Master bedroom – double bed and en-suite
      • 2 DBL cabins – double bed and en-suite
      • 1 TWN bunk beds – en-suite
  • SY Orient Pearl:
    •  Schooner
    • Capacity: 10 guests in 5 cabins
      • Owner’s suite: king size bed and en-suite
      • 2 king size bed cabins
      • 2 TWN cabins
      • All with en-suite bathrooms
  • SY La Numero Uno:
    • Capacity: 10 guests in 5 cabins
      • Owner’s suite: king size bed and en-suite
      • 2 king size bed cabins
      • 2 TWN cabins
      • All with en-suite bathrooms

 

Cabin configuration

Connecting rooms

No connecting cabin

Extra bed

No extra bed available

King bed

See Cabin types

Queen bed

See Cabin types

Twin beds

See Cabin types

Selling points

  • One of the only cruise company operating in the Mergui Archipelago
  • Mergui Archipelago is the last uncharted archipelago on Earth – still a hidden paradise
  • A unique way to discover the archipelago
  • A selection of different yachts that can be chartered on demand
  • Quality amenities with excellent service on board – the intimacy of the boat gives you the feeling to be surrounded by family
  • A perfect addition to a cultural sightseeing program in the rest of the country
  • An ideal alternative to a beach stay for guests who have a deeper sense of exploration
  • A real feeling a freedom

 

Certifications

Burma Boating belongs to Memories Group. Memories Group has many “sustainable project” on their website but no official certification.

On the boat, there is a no plastic policy, they encourage a reduction of water use. But there is no sailing during the cruise, they mostly use the engine!

Facilities

Air Conditioning

BBQ Facility

Fan

Flat screen TV

Full Board - B/L/D

Terrace

Disabled Facilities

No disable access

Business facilities details

Not applicable

Restaurant information

  • No restaurant on the boat – only a kitchen. Despite having a dining room inside the boat, meals are mostly taken outside, on the deck as the dining table is crowded with the luggage that do not fit in the cabins.
  • The Chef is from Thailand
  • Food was European/Asian fusion but not real Myanmar traditional food.
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Meals taken all together with the other guests (fixed hours agreed from the beginning together)
  • BBQ on board

Pros

  • Accessible from Thailand or Myanmar
  • Unique experience, adventure, discovery
  • Make activities possible at any time: kayak, paddle, snorkeling…
  • Diving on request in advance (diving master from Awei Pila)
  • Very good and fresh food on board
  • No tourists, nobody except the sea nomads
  • Professional and friendly team
  • Possible to take part of the “sailing” experience with the staff

Cons

  • No internet access
  • Boat is assigned only 2-3 weeks before departure date
  • Not suitable for children (young – if cannot swim as most of the “stops” are in the middle of the sea and not on a beach)
  • Cabins are very small: no space to put the luggage in the room, it will be in the common living room
  • If join-in, risk to be “stuck” with people with different interests
  • Not sure we can combine with Awei Pila or Wa Ale (need to go back to Kawthaung Jetty first TBA)

Notes

  • Not suitable for families!!
  • Boats are very small – lack of intimacy on the boat since there is not much space to be alone: 4 days of cruise is more than enough
  • There is no “smoking area”, but smoking is only allowed on the deck with a wet ashtra
  • IMPORTANT: Mergui fees have to be added to the price of the cruise!

HOW TO INCLUDE A MODULE:

  • Flight your Yangon to Kawthaung
  • Night in Victoria Cliff Resort (compulsory)
  • Departure Day: Join-in pick-up around 9AM (handled by VC staff), the shuttle will pick up all the clients in the different hotels of Kawthaung. Drop-off at
  • Kawthaung Jetty.
  • Explanation of the rules on board by the Captain, Introduction of the staff, Welcome drink (fresh coconut), Immigration checking (passport and visa needed)
  • Transfer timing:
    • Kawthaung Airport – Victoria Cliff: 15-20min
    • Pick-up: between 10 and 30min
    • Transfer by small boat to the main ship (5min)
    • Departure between 12.00 am and 2.00 pm
  • Itineraries:
    • 4D3N or 6D5N itineraries are available on join-in
    • Itineraries follow general program but the itinerary can change last minute according to the sailing conditions

Important notes

  • Due to the inconsistency between departure time and flight time to Kawthaung, clients need to spend one night in Kawthaung and will only board the next day

Contact

Sales & Reservation Office
Swiss Business Office center
A36-38, Room 301, 4th Floor, Myay Nu Street, Sanchaung Township,
Yangon 11111, Myanmar
Email: info@burmaboating.com (General)
ayethandar@memoriesgroup.com (Sales)
sales-mergui@memoriesgroup.com (Sales)
reservation@burmaboating.com (Reservation)
Website: www.burmaboating.com

Special Information

Boat name is only confirmed 2 to 3 weeks before departure according to availability and season