The Junk

All cabins have private bathrooms and individual control air conditioning. The spacious salon doubles as a deluxe restaurant, the perfect place to prepare photo or video equipment. Her immense deck allows divers to suit up in comfort, and relax between dives. The Junk is well known for her high quality of service - the experienced crew will make sure you are well looked after.

During the high season, The Junk makes some excellent 5 day / 6 night trips allowing more time to explore the many dive sites of the Similan and Surin Islands. The Junk is one of the few Phuket liveaboards that actually dives regularly in Surin, where the dive sites are less explored.

The June Hong Chian Lee is one of several junks built in Penang, Malaysia, and is a 30 meters, 140-ton three mast junk with 330 square meters of sails. Built in 1962 for charcoal transportation the June Hong Chian Lee was part of a small merchant fleet that traded up and down the coastline from Burma to Malaysia. She was mainly used to transport mango wood charcoal till 1985 then she was restored and redesigned for the first time to serve as a classic yacht.

The June Hong is constructed mainly from a hard teak wood called Takien Tong. Extremely strong, the wood is used for the three masts that rise 23 meters above the deck - 28 meters above sea level. The trees cut for these huge masts date back over 300 years.

According to legend, the June Hong has a murky past with stories of pirate cargo hidden beneath the charcoal. Secret compartments were often built deep inside the bulkheads, and there are old tales of junks dropping anchor beside coastal caves rich with gold ore and of pirates blasting out their booty and hiding it on board.

Trip Prices

Similans, Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock 5 days / 5 nights
Double THB 50,000
Twin THB 50,000
Triple THB 40,000
Quad THB 35,000
Similans , Richelieu Rock 4 days / 4 nights
Double THB 40,000
Twin THB 40,000
Triple THB 33,000
Quad THB 27,000

Boat Facts

Length in m 33
Width in m 8,5
Max. No. of Guests 18
No. of Cabins 6 (2 double, 2 Twin/Triple, 2 quad)
No. of bathrooms 8
Max. Speed in Knots 8
Nitrox available? YES - THB 800 per Day

Plus National park fees 2000 Baht (5 days) - 1800 Baht (4 days)
Rental diving equipment 600 Baht per day (BCD/regulator/fins/mask/wetsuit)
Dive computer rental 300 Baht per day

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