Dolphin Queen, Thailand

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The 24m Dolphin Queen offers fantastic dive and snorkel trips to the Similan Islands, Richelieu Rock and also to the recently opened Mergui Archipelago in Myanmar (Burma). Explore the Andaman Sea and the fantastic sites of the Similan Islands, Koh Bon; famous for Manta Rays, Koh Tachai, the Surin Islands with the famous Richelieu Rock. There are also special 7 or 8 night trips to Myanmar to explore the Mergui Archipelago. Only recently opened up for tourism the Mergui Archipelago offers pristine diving and many new dive sites are still being discovered.

Topside, the Dolphin Queen liveaboard has 3 decks and offers plenty of space for a maximum of 22 guests on board. The main deck is home to 2 double cabins, 1 twin cabin and 3 quad cabins. Each of these cabins has AC and sea-view windows which open, and the quad cabins have curtains around each bed for added privacy. The upper deck is home to 2 double cabins with sea views and individually controlled AC. Food on board the Dolphin Queen is a mix of Thai and western dishes, freshly prepared on board 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 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 or Mergui Archipelago. Book your trip today.


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Included: VAT, Accommodation, Complimentary toiletries, Tanks, Weights, Belts, All meals, Towels Provided, Transfers/pickups from hotel

Excluded: Similan and/or Surin Islands National Park’s entrance and diving fees, National Park entrance 500 baht + 200 baht per diving day, Myanmar (Burma) entry fees (200 USD 5 days) or (230 USD 6 days), BCD and regulator are each 250 baht per diving day. Please Note: Guests are required to hold a Deep Diving certificate. This can be taken on board for an additional fee if you don't already have it.

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

  • Leisure Deck
  • Shaded diving deck
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Buffet style
  • Snacks All Day

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

The crew speaks English, German, French, and Spanish.


Gear Rental

There is diving gear available to rent on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form.
You will need to pay for the rental gear on board of the boat. 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

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • 18 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
    8.2
  2. Crew
    9.0
  3. Food
    9.3
  4. Diving
    8.6
  5. Value
    8.9
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Mikhail L
  • Russia Russia
great experience

It was my first liveabord experience and everything was amazing. Dive-guides, food, marine life, people were above my expectations. Also I was lucky to see a whale shark!

Recommended for
Guides, diving, atmosphere
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Markus G
  • Canada Canada
Incredible Scuba Diving in Thailand

Richelieu Rock

Recommended for
The site Richelieu Rock, the food, the crew
  • 7.2 Good
  • Joern D
  • Denmark Denmark
Whaleshak 🤗

Seen a whaleshark

Recommended for
The boat was 1/2 full, carm weather, no russians
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Adrian L
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Good diving on a friendly boat.

Definitely the best diving in Thailand, the boat is well kept but we missed not having a head in the room.The food was delicious with plenty of fruit and vegetables, though less varied for vegetarians. A very good, friendly and well organised crew kept things running smoothly. Overall a very good experience even if the boat is an older one and the dive deck rather cramped.

Recommended for
The diving, the food, a very good crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • David L
  • Australia Australia
Really great way to dive in Thailand

The last two days of diving were amazing. So much to see and experience. Special thanks to Alex our dive instructor. He knew exactly were to go to avoid the crowds and show us all all the best stuff big and small.

Recommended for
Our dive instructor, the food, and dive locations
  • 10 Exceptional
  • alberto C
  • Italy Italy
Amazing

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
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Monika M
  • Austria Austria
It was an amazing trip!

Richelieau Rock

Recommended for
Dives, diving instructors, schedule
  • 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.
  • 7.6 Good
  • Juliane H
  • Austria Austria
Advanced diver on liveaboard.

Dolphins around boat, Mantas, got advanced diver, marvellous corals and great visibility

Recommended for
english/german speaking guides, great organisation of dives, AC in cabins
  • 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.