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Chantara, Junk Boat

49/14 Moo 4, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
+66 87 064 3126
Review Highlights
Just ignore Marco!

Fantastic trip and was easily one of the best experiences we had in Thailand. Wonderfully chilled... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Richard T
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Highlight of my Trip

I was lucky enough to meet this Dutch guy Jerry who owns Mambo Mambo Cafe in Koh Samui; he told me... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Big M
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Chantara is a traditional asian sailing junk boat. She can bring you around Koh Phangan on the regular day cruise or all around the archipelago of Koh samui for a private cruise. Chantara is a wooden boat built with teak wood and provide all the modern comfort you can expect. Don't hesitate to join us for a unique experience on the Gulf of Thailand, to discover Koh Samui and his neighbors islands.
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  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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49/14 Moo 4, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
+66 87 064 3126

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic trip and was easily one of the best experiences we had in Thailand. Wonderfully chilled trip, lots a variety and no pressure. The crew were great with the exception of the host who sees himself as a "character" and drops in the odd inappropriate...More

1  Thank Richard T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was lucky enough to meet this Dutch guy Jerry who owns Mambo Mambo Cafe in Koh Samui; he told me about this trip adventure and I booked it thru him. Everything was as great or even better as described, it was ana awesome experience...More

2  Thank Big M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ship is nice and comfortable. You have enough place, they offer soft drinks often and the lunch was really delicious. But I really didn't like how Marco (the guy in charge) was treating us. I don't know if that was because we are not...More

3  Thank Alba K
Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

This was a really well organised boat trip and one we would certainly recommend for couples and families alike. We left the port at 11am so you get a chance for a more leisurely start to the day. The crew on board are very attentive...More

1  Thank Grant3324
Reviewed August 10, 2017

I loved that it wasn't an early morning start so we weren't exhausted from the night before. The staff were super nice and the boat was awesome. If you're not up for 100% go immediately upstairs and claim the couch in the upstairs cabin. It...More

1  Thank KM6680
Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic crew - they really looked after us. A good mix of experiences. Snorkelling, swimming, jumping off a boat, fishing, beach. And don't forget the cocktails !

1  Thank Anil D
Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

Booked via email was easy and quick responses. We were picked up promptly and taken to the Big Buddha pier where the boat was waiting. The boat easily took the 20-30 people on our trip and you had lots of beds, shaded areas and different...More

4  Thank Stuart C
Reviewed July 29, 2017

If you love the idea of sailing on a junk about, being idealistic all day, well then this is for you. Unfortunatly for adventures me, it was too lay back, Basic you only have 2 stops, this first for 1 hour, and that jumping off...More

1  Thank RAY925
chantara, Owner at Chantara, Junk Boat, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2017

Dear Ray, I'm Eric the owner and manager of chantara. I was running the same trip from 9am to 5pm for few years, after that i decided to run the same but 2 hours later one time a week, after few month, i realized that...More

Reviewed July 15, 2017

My daughter ( 19yo) and I very much enjoyed our sunset cruise ( July17). The weather was perfect. We were greeted by friendly Frenchmen and escorted to the vessel; a romantic junk equiped with great sound system, spacious deck lounge and friendly staff serving cocktails...More

1  Thank JenniferBsyd
Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

This was a beautiful, relaxing and enjoyable way to spend the day. It's a gorgeous junk to peacefully explore Koh Phangan. Food was good & plentiful & the crew was great. We had a 6 & 9 yo with us and they had a great...More

1  Thank mchap33
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January 16, 2017|
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Response from chantara | Property representative |
Hi I don't know what's going on with our website. I will check with my webmaster. You can also send an email to the email box which you can find on any page of our website dow, right side, at the bottom. I'm sorry I can't... More
February 28, 2016|
Response from chantara | Property representative |
Dear Sharon, We have trip every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, departure at 11am and come back at 7pm with sunset. We go all around Koh Phangan. We have one stop for snorkeling, fishing and swimming. We stop a second time... More