A unique experience, The Junk “June Chian Lee” (“Respect Wind Travel Forever”) was originally built and launched in 1962. Unlike any other diving vessel touring the Indian Ocean around Thailand, The Junk was originally a working ship manufactured to carry up to 60 tons of cargo!

In 1985 The Junk was then converted to perform it’s new role, as a classic yacht. Then, finally, in 1998 the vessel found it’s calling; being refitted and refurbished – it’s owner describing it as ‘authentically renovated’ as a diving yacht liveaboard.

The Junk is now the only liveaboard of this age and heritage left in operation. Truly one of a kind!


Liveaboard Schedule and Rates 2017

Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock – from October to May

  • 5 days 6 nights
  • Double share - 55,000 Thai Baht
  • Twin share - 55,000 Thai Baht
  • Triple Share - 44,000 Thai Baht
  • Quad Share - 39,000 Thai Baht
  • 5 days 4 nights
  • Double share - 44,000 Thai Baht
  • Double share - 44,000 Thai Baht
  • Triple Share - 36,000 Thai Baht
  • Quad Share - 29,500 Thai Baht

Phuket and Phi Phi - from May to August

  • 3 days 2 nights
  • Double Cabin - 16,800 baths/pers.
  • Triple Cabin - 14,000 baths/pers.
  • Quad Cabin - 12,600 baths/pers.
  • 2 days 1 night
  • Double Cabin - 12,000 baths/pers.
  • Triple Cabin - 10,000 baths/pers.
  • Quad Cabin - 9,000 baths/pers.

**On full charter bookings, The Junk can offer dinner and an extra night on board for only 1,200 baths/person if you prefer not to move to a hotel before flying out of Phuket.


Schedule 2017/2018
Departure  Return  Duration  Destination/ Remark
01-Nov-2017 07-Nov-2017 5D / 6N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
07-Nov-2017 11-Nov-2017 5D / 6N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
12-Nov-2017 16-Nov-2017 5D / 6N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
16-Nov-2017 22-Nov-2017 5D / 6N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
23-Nov-2017 29-Nov-2017 5D / 6N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
29-Nov-2017 03-Dec-2017 5D / 6N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
10-Dec-2017 14-Dec-2017 5D / 6N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
16-Dec-2017 22-Dec-2017 5D / 6N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
22-Dec-2017 26-Dec-2017 5D / 6N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
30-Dec-2017 05-Jan-2018 5D / 6N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
06-Jan-2018 12-Jan-2018 5D / 6N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
12-Jan-2018 16-Jan-2018 5D / 6N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
17-Jan-2018 21-Jan-2018 5D / 6N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
21-Jan-2018 27-Jan-2018 5D / 6N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
28-Jan-2018 03-Feb-2018 5D / 6N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
03-Feb-2018 07-Feb-2018 5D / 6N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
02-Mar-2018 06-Mar-2018 5D / 6N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
06-Mar-2018 12-Mar-2018 5D / 6N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
13-Mar-2018 19-Mar-2018 5D / 6N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
19-Mar-2018 23-Mar-2018 5D / 6N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
24-Mar-2018 28-Mar-2018 5D / 6N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
28-May-2018 03-Apr-2018 5D / 6N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
04-Apr-2018 10-Apr-2018 5D / 6N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
10-Apr-2018 14-Apr-2018 5D / 6N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
15-Apr-2018 19-Apr-2018 5D / 6N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
19-Apr-2018 25-Apr-2018 5D / 6N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
26-Apr-2018 02-May-2018 5D / 6N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
02-May-2018 06-May-2018 5D / 6N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
07-May-2018 11-May-2018 5D / 6N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock
11-May-2018 17-May-2018 5D / 6N Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu Rock

The Junk liveaboard

The Junk liveaboard is both engine and wind powered. Featuring a 380hp engine and also the capability to harness the wind.

At 33m long and with a beam of 8.5m the vessel is a considerable size. However, due to it’s unique and charming layout direct comparisons with it’s modern competitors and peers are futile.

All cabins have full air-conditioning should you wish to escape the tropical heat and, also, have their own shower and toilet facilities en-suite.

Diving onboard is conducted using the super-experienced dive crew dinghy drop-off/pick-up to allow you to get close to the island and reefs’ best diving sites. With each dive you receive an individual briefing and are accompanied by an experienced guide or instructor.

Should you wish to continue your diving education or venture a little deeper, continuing education courses are available onboard and recommended.

2 compressors onboard fill 40 cylinders in between dives and, should you wish to make the most of your bottom time, Nitrox is available onboard for a relatively small fee. Or alternatively, why not become Nitrox trained on your cruise!

Despite it’s vintage The Junk has all the expected safety facilities. Oxygen and First Aid. Lift Jackets and Rafts. All is catered for.

Features

  • Leisure Deck
  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Separate rinse for u/w camera
  • Custom built for diving

DIVING

  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Rinse hosts
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving

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