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Raja Laut

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The Raja Laut is a schooner built in the tradition of the Borneo tallships whose name means 'King of the Sea'. You can be treated like royalty on full liveaboard charters throughout the Andaman Sea and beyond from December to March each year, from Phuket in Thailand - the Similans Islands, Burma, Andaman Islands - you name it. If you have a group of between 6 and 10 guests then charter this sleek, gaff-rigged schooner to provide you with a sailing and diving experience like no other.

Length: 33 metres / 109 foot
30 metres/ 98 foot
Beam: 7 metres / 24 ft
Cruise: 9 knots
Divers: 8 - 10
Raja Laut sailing towards diving treasures in the Andaman Sea

Built firstly as a sailing vessel, cabins are all en-suite and on the lower deck and positioned around an air-conditioned lounge area with TV, DVD, music system and minibar. There is a dining area on the indoor main deck, however unless weather requires, most meals are served on the upper deck in the open air where there is plenty of shade in which to dine in comfort.

The Raja Laut is a beautiful ship and liveaboard diving in Phuket to the Similans will allow you to see whale sharks, manta rays and leopard sharks as they are common sightings in a dramatic boulder-covered underwater world. On any trip the captain of the Raja Laut is only too happy to hoist the sails and to have a genuine sailing experience on board is what sets the Raja Laut apart. So for a unique and luxurious full charter option consider the King of the Sea.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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Raja Laut runs whole boat charter trips in Thailand and Burma from January to April. Please check with us for availability.
Dep: Ret: Mergui Archipelago 10 Night US$ 44,398
Dep: Ret: Similan and Surin Islands 9 Night US$ 39,958
Dep: Ret: Similan Islands 7 Night US$ 31,079

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More Trip Details....

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, return transfers to the boat from nearby hotels, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s), tanks, weights and weightbelts.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory): Scuba equipment, dive insurance, park fee (payable on board) depends on length of charter; please check with us. There may also be a repositioning fee of US$ 1,269 if the Raja Laut is not in the area you wish to explore. Unless otherwise stated, all listed items need to be paid on arrival (customers might provide their own where appropriate at no extra cost).

Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, nitrox (price on request). Unless otherwise stated, all listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: Raja Laut departs for Similans trips in the morning from Chalong in Phuket. There is a transfer service from the airport and all hotels in Phuket to and from the boat. For more information see our Thailand travel information section. Burma trips depart in the afternoon from Ranong. Transfer to Ranong leaves Phuket or Bangkok between 7:00-8:00 hrs and takes 4 to 5 hours.

Non-diver rate: There is no discount for non-divers.

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): Not applicable for whole boat charters.

Dive clubs and group discounts: Raja Laut is for full charter only so full charter prices apply. Please let us know your particular requirements and we will quote you the best price available for your itinerary.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): See above for the published price.

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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
Cabins consist of 3 doubles and 3 twins all with air conditioning and en-suite facilities. The cabins are located on the lower deck and are situated around a central lounge, with windows and portholes that allows natural light to enter along with beautiful sea views.

Deluxe double-bed cabin aboard Raja Laut All the cabins have:
  • Air-conditioning and fan
  • Windows and portholes
  • En-suite bathroom with hot-water shower, hand basin, towel & toiletries
  • Reading light
  • Cabinet, shelves & mirror
  • Bedding
  • Fire extinguishers
  • 24-hour, 220v electricity supply
  • European-style 2-pin plugs
No. of bathrooms / showers - 7 / 6 - hot water

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Crew, facilities, dive courses...
Getting ready for a dive in Phuket, Thailand Crew comprises:
  • Cruise Leader
  • Dive Instructor
  • Divemaster
  • Captain
  • Cook
  • Engineer
  • Stewardess
  • Deck Hand
60 HP motorised dinghy - 2 Water skis - 2 Kayaks - Dive deck with shower - Separate rinse tank for cameras - Camera table - Air-conditioned saloon with TV, DVD and sound system, movie and book library, games and magazines, fish ID and diving books - Open-air dining and shaded area - Dedicated air-conditioned restaurant - Well-stocked bar - Sun deck with sun chairs and mattresses - Water dispenser - Ice maker

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Menu, cuisine type...
Raja Laut caters to a variety of tastes with a mix of Asian and Western dishes. Seafood and salads are popular choices, but any diet can be catered to with prior notice, including vegetarians and other special diets.

Dinner on the Raja Laut's open air deck
  • Main meals comprise pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch & dinner with snacks in between.
  • Biscuits, bread/toast, fruit, tea & coffee, water and soft drinks are available free of charge.
  • Beer, wine and spirits are available as additional extras.
  • The menus are not fixed, and meals are served buffet style with a waitress service, to be enjoyed in either the dedicated air-conditioned restaurant, or the outside dining area.
  • Catering starts with breakfast on the first day, depending on the time of arrival.


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technical specifications...
  • Another view of the Phuket liveaboard, the Raja LautBuilt in 2006, refurbished annually
  • Size - 30m x 7.2m
  • Top speed - 11 knots
  • Cruising speed - 9 knots
  • 1 x 300 HP Yanmar engine
  • 2 x 28 KW Mitsubishi generators
  • 1 x Bauer Capitano dive tank compressor
  • 12 litre aluminium tanks with international fittings and DIN adaptors
  • Electricity 220v - 24-hours per day
  • Water capacity - 3,000 litres
  • Freshwater maker - 4,800 litres per day
  • Fuel capacity - 7,000 litres
  • Environmental storage tank

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navigation, safety features...
  • The Raja Laut's indoor saloon25 person capacity life raft
  • 1 Yamaha 60 HP dinghy
  • VHF radios
  • Emergency lights / signal devices
  • Furuno radar
  • GPS
  • Echo sounders
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Searchlight
  • MFA box and trained staff
  • Life jackets on deck
  • Fire extinguishers throughout
  • 18,000 litres of DV / continuous-flow oxygen on board
  • Customer dive insurance not included - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation
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layout plans...
Raja Laut deck plans
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