Dolphin Queen, Thailand

Excellent crew and service

“The diving was for the most part was truly wonderful with Richelieu Rock being the star! We were lucky enough to dive on it four t…”

Jennifer G, United States United States
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Highlights

    • Explore Similan, Bon, Tachai, Surin & Richelieu
    • Personalized breakfast & catered dietary requirements
    • Freshly prepared Thai and Western cuisine
    • Nitrox available on board

The 24m Dolphin Queen offers amazing dive and snorkel trips to the Similan Islands, Bon & Tachai Islands, Surin Islands, and Richelieu Rock. Explore the Andaman Sea and the fantastic sites of the Similan Islands, Koh Bon, famous for Manta Rays, Koh Tachai, and the Surin Islands with the famous Richelieu Rock. There is a spacious dive deck with ample room for gear storage and kitting up, and tenders are available for easy access to the best Thailand dive sites. Nitrox is also available for those certified.

Topside, the Dolphin Queen liveaboard has 3 decks and plenty of space for 18 guests onboard. The main deck has 2 double cabins, 3 twin cabins, and 1 quad cabin. Each of these cabins has AC and sea-view windows that open for safety and convenience, and the quad cabin has curtains around each bed for added privacy. The upper deck is home to 2 double cabins with sea views and individually controlled AC. Food onboard the Dolphin Queen is a mix of Thai and Western dishes, freshly prepared for every meal. Breakfast is made to order, and dietary requirements can be catered to with advance notice. On the sun deck is plenty of space for relaxation, including hammocks and sunbeds, and it is a great place to spot dolphins or whale sharks on the way to the next spot or to enjoy a traditional Thai massage.

The Dolphin Queen is a great choice to explore the Andaman Sea and visit the best dive sites in Thailand at an affordable price. Book online today.


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Included: VAT, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Snorkel Gear, Cabin Towels.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (1,600-2,000 THB per trip).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Airport Transfer (1,500 THB), Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Nitrox (220 THB per tank), Nitrox Course (7,276 THB), Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses.

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Full-board Option

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.


Diving

  • Nitrox available
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving

The crew speaks English and Thai.


Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.


Drawings & Vessel Layouts

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Boat Specifications

  • Year built 1999
  • Year renovated 2008
  • Length 24m
  • Beam 5.5m
  • Top speed 11 knots
  • Cruising speed 10 knots
  • Engines 2 x 6 Cylinder 315 HP Hino
  • Max guests 22
  • Number of cabins 8
  • Number of bathrooms 3
  • Water capacity 12000 liters
  • Fuel capacity 4000 liters

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Crew trained in first aid

Dolphin Queen Reviews

  • 9.2 Superb
  1. Vessel
    8.5
  2. Crew
    9.3
  3. Food
    9.6
  4. Diving
    9.3
  5. Value
    9.3
  • 7.6 Good
  • Jennifer G
  • United States United States
Great week!

The diving was for the most part was truly wonderful with Richelieu Rock being the star! We were lucky enough to dive on it four times with our last dive having the incredible experience of seeing a whale shark. We had a really great trip on the Dolphin Queen! For a budget trip it was wonderful.

Recommended for
The diving, the rooms, the bathrooms.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Martin C
  • Australia Australia
Memorable trip booked through liveaboard.com

Enjoyable liveaboard on the refurbished vessel. The dive crew was a highlight. Can recommend booking with liveaboard.com as the process is easy and quick

Recommended for
Friendly crew. Comfort and cleanliness. Value for money.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Joanne C
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Very good diving, brilliant dive staff, boat as expected, dive boat, no frills but for price paid excellent value for money

Richelieu Rock Sighting 3 whales whilst travelling between dive sites Sharks Turtles Frog fish Ghost pipe fish Pipe fish Currents

Recommended for
Richelieu Rock amazing, teaming with life
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Joanne C
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Very good diving, brilliant dive staff, boat as expected, dive boat, no frills but for price paid excellent value for money

Richelieu Rock Sighting 3 whales whilst travelling between dive sites Sharks Turtles Frog fish Ghost pipe fish Pipe fish Currents

Recommended for
Richelieu Rock amazing, teaming with life
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Juha K
  • Finland Finland
Very good

Lots of nudis👍

Recommended for
Good food,good diving,good staff
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Mark R
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Brilliant trip, nice boat, great guides

Family run business where they really care for their customers. The office staff are friendly and very professional - they got us setup quickly and had a good selection of equipment. Rooms on the boat are small but have AC. We did the Similan Islands and Richelieu rock trip and it was epic - whale sharks, marble ray, turtles, octopus and masses for cool reef fish and amazing corals. Food is good and there’s cold beer. The dive groups are small - 4 divers with a DM - which is ideal. Overall a brilliant trip and highly recommend!

Recommended for
Diving Richelieu rock, cool corals, whale shark
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Ori P
  • Israel Israel
The best experience I could have asked for

The dives were really(!) good, beautiful sites, lots of life and coral, but most important, the guides and boat crew were very professional and made sure everything is safe and straight. But for me the best was staying on the boat, it was really cozy and comfortable , the atmosphere was very friendly and fun. Had so much fun hanging with the crew and other divers between and after the dives.

Recommended for
The best crew, amazing and safe dives, great food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Magnus O
  • Denmark Denmark
Best diving experience ever!

The highlight of my trip was for sure our very last dive of the trip, which was at Richelieu Rock, where we got blessed with a whale shark and amazing visibility. The staff and food on the boat was great too. Amazing dishes every night and the sweetest staff you can imagine. Especially the leader of the company / boat, who is local young girl called “Joy”, and who was extraordinary sweet and inspiring to be on the boat with. :) Highly recommended tour.

Recommended for
Staff, food and the actual dives
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Andres G
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
The perfect liveaboard experience

The 3 dives at Richelieu Rock were incredible, we got to do some whale watching courtesy of the boat captain, every meal was delicious and I felt very comfortable the whole time thanks to the staff who were super helpful throughout the trip

Recommended for
Beautiful diving sites, excellent food, everything was well organised by all the friendly staff and guides
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Humberto F
  • Canada Canada
An excellent experience

We had an excellent experience on our first liveaboard! The crew and guides were all professional and friendly and the food was very good and always fresh. They also ran a great relaxed diving operation. Of course, we loved the diving around the Similan / Surin Islands & Richelieu Rock and would highly recommend this 5N6D liveaboard.

Recommended for
The Crew, the Diving and the Food