There are number of yachts and boats that cruise the Myeik Archipelago, most of which sail from Kawthaung at the southern tip of Myanmar. These vessels range from elegant, teak-decked schooners to boats designed specifically for scuba diving groups.
You can either take part in larger groups on board, or charter your own private cruise; bookings should be made at least one month in advance.
SY Raja Laut
The Raja Laut is a magnificent two-masted, gaff-rigged, wooden schooner. Although a classic design inspired by trading ships of the 19th century, she is in fact a modern luxury sailing yacht constructed in 2006, with en-suite bathrooms, A/C, hot showers and comprehensive scuba diving facilities.
Perfect for small groups or families, this elegant, one-mast wooden cutter was constructed at the famous Sangermani Shipyards in Italy.
Built in homage to an original 1900 design by Glen F. McAndrew of Largs Castle in Scotland, Sunshine is a luxurious two-masted gaff rigged schooner.
MV Sea World
Fully air-conditioned, this well-equipped boat has two sundecks; a comfortable inside living room; a barbeque area; and a large dedicated dive platform and gearing up area.
Constructed in 2011, Aventure is a stylish and sizeable vessel that features a lovely flush-deck design and the latest equipment and facilities.
SY Meta IV
Built in 1998 and completely refurbished in 2012, this classic two-master is made from Thai teakwood and offers guests the highest standards in spaciousness and luxury.
A wooden ketch-rigged trimaran, the Wanderlust has a large deck and outside canopy areas providing shade. She is a simpler design than some of the other boats mentioned here, but offers a well equipped galley and shower, toilet and camera charging facilities.
MV Mergui Princess
A fast and comfortable vessel, the Mergui Princess has eight A/C cabins (some with en-suite bathroom facilities), making her suitable for large groups.
MV Sea Horse
Equipped with a dive station featuring an equipment area, dive platform and additional showers, this vessel has everything that dedicated divers would want. In addition to her comfortable cabins, the Sea Horse has a spacious sundeck and covered dining area.