Dolphin Queen, Thailand



    • 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 (700 THB per day).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Airport Transfer (1,400 THB), Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Nitrox (3,060 THB per trip), 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.


  • 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

#deckplan floorplan

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
  • 51 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • alberto C
  • Italy Italy

Staff extremly professional and organized but at the same time very nice and friendly, the underwater world

Recommended for
Diving spots, the staff, the boat
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Nicolas M
  • Colombia Colombia
The highlight of my 6 weeks trip

It was my first liveaboard and it exceeded my expectations. The diving guides were amazing, very friendly, funny and in a very good mood all the time (thanks Josu, Pablo, Alex, Mayumi and Tam). The diving places were really good. We got to see a lot of things underwater, including mating octopuses, sharks, seahorses and a turtle that literally swam with us for 3 mins. The islands are very beautiful too. The food was just amazing, the chef would make everything from fish and chips to pasta carbonara and traditional Thai soups. And every thing was better than the previous one! The capitan and the rest of the boat crew are really nice too. I would totally do it again when I can!!!

Recommended for
The staff, the food and the diving
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Ivan H
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong
Very enjoyable trip and excellent value

First things first, this is NOT a luxury liveaboard, so don't expect 5-star rooms/hot tubs/personal spa service. Having cleared that up, it is excellent value for the price. Diving: The dives start with the least beautiful one (although i'll still give it a 6/10 for Shark Fin Reef), and then slowly increase in beauty and diversity until it climaxes at the famous Richelieu Rock on our 2nd last day. My diving guide Josu was very fun-loving and knowledgeable, and he took care of our group really well, making every dive safe and enjoyable. Also one of the diving instructors brought along an underwater camera that trip and I paid a very reasonable price for fantastic photos of all 5 days of her photos. Food: The cook on board is a very pleasant Thai mama, and her dishes are very authentic which suits me perfectly. However for western standards it might be spicier than normal food. (She stopped cooking her mouth-watering Thai Curry on day 3 and made other dishes, since it's too spicy for most of the divers... what a pity, since i think it deserves a Michelin Star). However, many western dishes such as spaghetti and Fish n Chips will also be served. Accomodation: The only one I can fault. 4-man rooms unfortunately means running a risk of a clash between preferences, so what might be the right air conditioning temperature setting to one might be too cold or hot to another. I avoided this problem by sleeping on the dining quarters which I found very pleasant with a slight wind breeze... until day 5 when a thunderstorm woke me up at 4am. Also, the sundeck is also the place where the air conditioner exhaust is blown out... thankfully most of the people turned theirs off during daytime so it isn't too bad. Otherwise i'm perfectly satisfied given the value i paid. Clean shared toilets, with biodegradable shower and shampoo provided on board. Summary: 9/10 overall. Will definitely recommend this to other divers.

Recommended for
Diving, Food, Underwater Photographer
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Sunil S
  • India India
Pretty Good Experience

Had a nice 5D/4N trip to Similan/Richilieu with The Dolphin Queen. The liveaboard was quite comfortable (especially since it was just half full). The crew was awesome and helpful, on dives and in ensuring everything was well taken care of on board. The diving was great, unfortunately did not spot any big stuff (but that is luck of the draw).

Recommended for
Clean and comfortable, great food, good crew
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Eugene S
  • Canada Canada
Fantisric diving trip with awsome crew and staff.

Beautiful scenery, fantastic dive sights, great food and wonderful crew, The boat is nice boat to spend 4 days diving and living on. Enjoyed the trip, something I always wanted to do.

Recommended for
The crew, the diving and diving staff and the food.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Maillard J
  • France France
Great diving experience

Many wonderful dives, we had the chance to meet a Manta ray while diving and so much colorful fishes and corals to see! The crew was super friendly and the cooking excellent.

Recommended for
The crew, the cook, the dives
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Christoffer Frederik Bang J
  • Denmark Denmark
Great diving instructors and staff, creating perfect circumstances for diving!

1) diving in the shark lagoon 2) being sorrounded by amazing people

Recommended for
The food, the kindness of the staff, the help from the staff
  • 7.2 Good
  • Pascal F
  • France France
No drink orange juice

Cheap Friendly Nitrox trick recertification request

Recommended for
Cheap quick simple
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • David G
  • United States United States
Unbelievable views with a great crew

Dive crew helped me improve my diving and we saw amazing sights with very clear water. The food was also really good, Thai themed despite being on a boat. Night doves, sunset dives, so many dives it was awesome.

Recommended for
We saw so many amazing fish and coral. The dive crew were very experienced and a lot of fun. So much diving and so enjoyable.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Thomas B
  • Germany Germany

ruhe, abgelegene Inseln ,Bullenhai, schöne Korallen,Kleinstlebewesen

Recommended for
ruhe, abgelegene Inseln ,Bullenhai