- Transfer by air-con minibus from any hotel/condo/hostel and back
- All fees and tickets
- Snorkeling and fishing equipment
- Lunch, non-alcoholic
- Visiting the islands according to the program
- Professionally made photos
- Copy of passport
- Sun protection
- Money for personal expenses
"Serenity 71" catamaran trip in Pattaya
Here we will look at one of the oldest proposals of all-inclusive class in Pattaya, related to the sea holiday, at the same time being close to the notion of "elite holiday" and accordingly expensive. For many years, the snow-white VIP-class ships equipped with the latest technology have been entering exciting day-trips from the convenient "Ocean Marina" harbor, which is located in the new district of Jomtien.
Today, the company's flagship vessels are two 21-meter "Serenity-71" motor catamarans, built according to the same project and each containing up to 66 people (this occupancy is rare). It is on them that daily cruises take place on the three distant islands of the Gulf of Thailand.
Catamaran "Serenity-71" is one the most high-speed tourist class vessel available in Pattaya (except for high-speed boats). After catamaran "Serenity-71" leaves the shallow waters and goes out into the open sea, it can accelerate to 22 km/h. Therefore, travels between islands, as well as from the coast of Pattaya to the islands and back, do not tire at all and will not take much time. On each of these two catamarans there are absolutely identical accommodation conditions for guests and they are distinguished by increased comfort. For example, there are:
- 4 lounges;
- Air-conditioned mess room;
- BBQ area;
- 2 shower with fresh water;
- 4 lavatories;
- 2 trampoline for jumping into the sea directly from the ship at the stops;
- Inflatable motorboat "Zodiac" for landing to the islands and safety;
- Full set of life jackets, etc.
On board the catamaran there are even beach towels that can be used. The great advantage of this cruise is that alcohol is not included in price and you can safely go with children (although you can take a little alcohol with you on board). Of course, on board a ship of this class there is no talk of a foam disco. This program has a completely different purpose than the more public and not so expensive programs on large three-deck ships, like the "3 Wonder Island" or "Madagascar". A trip aboard the catamaran "Serenity-71" is chosen by those who appreciate silence, clean water and snow-white sand of uninhabited tropical islands, along with increased comfort. This is an international trip, the usual contingent on board - Singaporeans, South Koreans, Russians, French, Germans, Japanese.
Catamaran "Serenity 71" • package details
Around 8:30 - 9:00 AM driver pick up you from condo or hotel in Pattaya on comfortable air-conditioned minibus. Gather guests in other hotels and delivery to the "Marina Ocean" harbor. Unfortunately, this excursion program is one of those where often occurs 10 to 20-minute delays during collection guests. Therefore, a huge request - be at reception of the hotel in full readiness for the time that our manager will indicate when booking the tour.
Departure from the "Marina Ocean" happens after the collection of tourists from hotels is over and all will be boarded on the ship. This usually happens day after day in 9:20 - 9:30 in the morning. The catamaran slowly bends around the piers, leaves the harbor and heads for one of the most distant islands from Pattaya: Koh Phai (Bamboo Island). In those days, when there are few guests, only one catamaran goes out to sea. If there are more tourists, they are evenly distributed between the two vessels. Both catamarans go a parallel course at some distance from each other, measuredly and without interfering with one another, observing the rules of navigation. The captain of a million-dollar catamaran is simply obliged to be experienced!
As mentioned above, "Serenity-71" is a fairly high-speed vessel and thus reaches the shores of the uninhabited island of Koh Phai within an hour. During the cruise, you can do anything: admire the seascapes, take pictures on board, indulge in relaxation on trampolines or in comfortable lounge chairs, just have a cup of coffee... Smoking on board is not welcome, if it is urgently needed in principle - possible on the stern of the vessel.
At 10:30 AM we find ourselves off the shores of the exotic island of Koh Phai, overgrown with bright tropical greenery and surrounded by shallow waters of emerald hues. Anchored, after that you can disembark on the island, with free time 1,5-2 hours. You can wear a life jacket and go to the island by swimming. You can dive into the sea from trampolines specially equipped on "Serenity-71" catamaran, even to swim under the high bottom of a catamaran between hulls. If you are a fishing enthusiast, then spinnings are available, after fish will be cooked in the ship's kitchen. Launch "Zodiac", an inflatable boat with a motor. It can be forwarded to the island by those who prefer not to swim. On the island, the staff accompanying the group will set up comfortable umbrellas, so that in addition to sunbathing, you can enjoy the shade.
It is not recommend making a trip deep into the island. Still, this area is a marine reserve, respectively, outside the beaches heavily overgrown and full of, though not poisonous, but sometimes unpleasant looking fauna. Sometimes squirrels appear in the trees near the coastline, beautiful lizards run along the ground, and eagles often hover in the air. The snakes here are all exterminated. The cost of the program has already included equipment for practicing snorkeling. You can use this feature, tubes and masks are available on board the catamaran. The underwater world of Koh Phai is very rich and here in shallow water you can dive abound on coral reefs.
At noon, we raise the anchor and take course from Bamboo Island to the next uninhabited island - Koh Man Witchai. Previously, the program included a visit to the island of Koh Rin. But for some time access to it was denied by the military. The passage through the bay is not long and we will use this time to have a dense and tasty lunch. At your disposal a buffet adapted to European tastes, fruit table and soft drinks.
Koh Man Wichai island is a little closer to the coast of Pattaya than the place we had previously visited. There are always more tourists and various pleasure boats on Koh Man Wichai than on Koh Phai. But nevertheless, it should not confuse - groups disperse on different beaches of the island and do not interfere with each other at all. And there are places ideal for swimming with a snorkel and mask. As a matter of fact, most of the group usually does this.
And the third stop on this day full of impressions will be visiting Monkey Island. The place is extremely famous among those who at least once have been on marine excursion programs performed from Pattaya, and perhaps photos from there have been seen on the Internet. Because almost each sea trip his visit invariably enters. Koh Ped island. It’s just there that the cute "our smaller brothers" are so spoiled and lured that they become de facto pet and climb right on the shoulders and heads of tourists! Get hilarious photos! And yet we would not advise taking monkeys with hands. Just feed them, take pictures... and not more.
Koh Ped - our last stop. Now the course falls to the shores of Pattaya, in the harbor of millionaires - "Ocean Marina". From the place of mass dwelling of monkeys to the harbor for about forty minutes on the ship of our class. Wiped out, dried up, dressed, and full of impressions, we back to hotels and condos in Pattaya.
How to rent catamaran in Pattaya
Of course, you can book a cruise on the catamaran "Serenity-71" in private, rented the entire ship on a light day. Due to the fact that the catamaran is large enough, it will be more optimal for the company 20-30 people. It is necessary to stipulate such an order in advance and the rental price will be about 100 thousand baht per day.
We will be always glad to see you on board the catamaran "Serenity 71"!
Catamaran "Serenity 71" • FAQs
Address for taxi drivers: 144/1 Jomtiensaineung, Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi 20150, Thailand
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