NAGA PELANGI cruising the Butang islands.

Tarutao National Marine Park,
Koh Lipe/Butang Islands (Thailand) Diving & Snorkelling Cruises

Situated just 30 nautical miles West of Langkawi lies Thailand’s southernmost island group, the “Butangs”. These granitic islands, all uninhabited except for Koh Lipe, are blanketed by rain forest and fringed with white sandy beaches. The Butangs, part of Tarutao Marine National Park, provide the clearest waters and most beautiful coral gardens in the area. Coral and small fish are plentiful and underwater visibility for snorkelling and diving ranges up to 25 metres.

There are many great sites for scuba diving around Koh Lipe and its neighbouring islands and the calm, clear water makes the area also  ideal for snorkelling, with 25% of the world's tropical fish species found here. There are large varieties of fish around the coral just  a few meters deep straight off all of the beaches.

The Islands are also a great place for fishing. You are still able to catch big fish such as Tuna, Barracuda, Red Snapper and many great Kingfish species in and around the Islands.

From Langkawi the islands are just a leisurely day’s sailing away. We leave Langkawi after checking out with customs and immigration and set sail from Kuah or Telaga at 11 a.m. Depending on the wind conditions we will arrive in Koh Lipe well before sunset and in time to check in with the authorities.

You may then decide to stay on the anchorage and enjoy a stroll through the bustling tourist village ashore, have your evening meal and a drink in one of the numerous bars and restaurants or proceed to our secluded mooring place off the west coast of the densely wooded uninhabited island of Koh Adang just a few miles away. Here you may spend  a calm night on your boat under an awesome night sky with myriads of blinking stars above, listening to the sounds of little waves licking the close sandy beach and of the jungle wildlife farther away. Relax, you got a little piece of paradise to rejoice at your leisure.

 On the following day you may go for a diving excursion with one of the many dive tour operators of Koh Lipe or if you just want to snorchel, there is plenty to be seen right from the water’s surface. The afternoon and the evening can be spent visiting Koh Lipe and the Chao Lei people (sea gypsies) in their village or just strolling up and down the bustling “Pattaya” beach of Koh Lipe where young Western tourists enjoy an evening with music and drinks on the beach. Should you prefer another calm night on the boat in paradise bay, just stay and relax on board.

 After the second night and after a hearty breakfast aboard  we will weigh anchor again, check out with the authorities in Koh Lipe and then set sail for our return journey to Langkawi where we plan to arrive before sunset.

This cruise is recommended for the period of the North-East monsoon between November and May, when a great sailing experience is almost guaranteed. The duration of the cruise is flexible and can be individually arranged.

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