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Langkawi, Malaysia - Phuket, Thailand - Boreo - Palawan - Boracay - The Phillipines - Andaman Islands SE Asia

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Current Plans & Cruise Dates

DESTINATIONS IN ASIA 2014 -2015

THE ANDAMAN Is -  PHUKET THAILAND - LANGKAWI PENANG MALLACCA - MALAYSIA -  SINGAPORE - HONG KONG - KUCHING KK - BRUNEI - INDONESIA -  PALAWAN LUZON MINDORO BORACAY SAMAR PANAY NEGROS CEBU PHILIPPINES - SUMATRA

up to 20% discount Sept Oct 2013 Discounts of up to 20 % on some of our Trips


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Please Note

We have just completed a trip to the Philippines and have returned to Phuket where Meniscus will be under repair for the remainder of this year. We will not be running any RYA courses in the future but will be planning exciting and intersting cruises for 2015. We will look forward to hearing from you and will publish plans later in the year.


Meniscus is now cruising SE Asia. She has recently visited Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, Burma and The Andaman Islands. The full itinerary is never set allowing guests to participate in the planning if they wish. There are many opportunities for taking in the numerous islands in between any of these destinations. Including Phuket, Langkawi, Lanta, Phi Phi, Taratao, The Andaman Islands and many more.

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We have a number of activities planned until the end of the year and we will continue to update the plan which can be amended for groups and flight arrangements. Other bookings can be made outside these times. For more information complete an Enquiry Form or Email Mark - yacht_mensicus@compuserve.com. Please send text only emails - no attachments - relevant subject heading ie. "Booking Meniscus".

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Courses and Cruises SE Asia
Langkawi Phuket Penang Burma Andamans


Join one of our Learn to Sail Holidays and/or do an Practical Sailing Course. It is possible to cruise to a number of destinations from Langkawi and Penang in Malaysia, Phuket in Thailand, Mergui in Myanmar Burma, the Andaman Islands, Singapore Sumatra and Borneo. Normally the weather is perfect for sailing with calm sea conditions and light to moderate breezes. The scenery here is extremely unusual and spectacular, towering limestone islands rise from the sea, magnificent cliffs, caves, stalagmites, stalactites. Wildlife abounds above and below the waves and we often see sea eagles, monkeys, wild boar, otters, dolphins, manatee, rays and much more (if wildlife is of interest this can be a feature in your cruise so please ask).

 

See our News Pages on A Day Skipper Course from Phuket to Langkawi ....... Sailing between Langkawi and Phuket, Sailing in Myanmar ..... The Andaman Islands...... A Cruise Around Langkawi written by guests on their Yacht Charter, Sailing Holiday, Yachting Vacations or Learn to Sail Holiday Cruises and RYA Sailing Courses.


Many Sailing Holiday Cruises incorporate the Islands between Langkawi and Phuket, Pang Gna Bay, and the Island of Penang. Langkawi has some superb and very un spoilt islands and beaches while the Islands on the way to Phuket are amongst the most dramatic in the world (see Taratoa, Lanta, Mook, Phi Phi and many more). Pang Gna Bay is famous for its spectacular islands and "Hong's" not to mention James Bond Island as well as some great snorkeling and diving sites. The Islands South of Langkawi have an abundance of fish life and good snorkeling before reaching the old and colourful colonial port of Penang. There are several options and we will as far as possible design these Sailing Cruises and Courses to suit you so please let us know your preferences when booking. Please note that the dates and destinations listed below are subject to change so please check all details before booking.


Sailing Holidays & Cruises in Asia - Dates 2013 - 2014


See our news page on A Cruise Around Langkawi and A Langkawi Phuket Cruise


April - September 2014

We will not be running any trips or RYA courses for a few months but please let us know if and when you are interested in the future.


Other vessels are available - please apply.

 

The Andaman's Cruise

We are looking for people to commit to an expedition to the The Anderman Islands if you are interested in joining us please let us know as soon as possible. Here are some dates which we have set and different legs can be confirmed on booking. It is advisable to book this cruise well in advance in order to arrange all the necessary visas and permits. There are superb opportunities to gain ocean miles with possibilities of visiting the Similan Islands and/or the Surin Islands when sailing to or from Phuket to these out of the way Indian Islands. Cruising the islands will be adventurous and involve fascinating discoveries from the unique culture to the rare interesting flora and fauna both above and below the water. In particular we are planning the trip to see Manta Rays and Whales. Book for a minimum of a week but we recommend at least two or three weeks to cruise some of the 572 islands before returning.


W<1 - 00 Feb - 00 Feb - Phuket - Andaman's Cruise/course - 7 days per head
Wk 2 - 00 Feb - 00 Feb - Andaman Cruise - Details on Application - 7 days
Wk 3 - 00 Feb - 00 Mar - Andaman Cruise - Details on Application- 7 days
Wk 4 - 00 Mar - 00 Mar - Andaman Cruise - Details on Application- 7 days

Wk 1/2 00 Feb - 00 Mar - Phuket Andaman's Cruise/ course - 14 days £POA/€POA per hd
Wk 2 to 3 - 00 Feb - 00 Mar - Andaman Cruise/ course - 14 days
Wk 5/6 00 Feb - 00 Mar - Andaman's Phuket Cruise/ course - 14 days


Other combinations of dates may be available on application.

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We are ready for a busy and active sailing season through into next year. Whether you want to charter the whole boat or join one of our cruises and courses we will be more than happy to hear from you. There is a plan above but the dates and destinations can be changed if these do not suit your requirements and all plans are subject to change so please check before booking. Also if you have something special in mind get in touch and I will plan something just for you - let me turn your dreams into reality.

We plan to stay in Asia cruising between Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Burma, Cambodia Vietnam, Hong Kong and Philippines. There is a huge amount to do and see here. The area is a place of extremes from highly westernised tourist and business areas to remote fishing villages. With hundreds of different islands there is a vast cultural diversity. Interesting artifacts abound including textiles, painting, jewellery, furniture and carvings. There are some amazing things to see including volcanoes, mountains, rain forests, buffalo, monkeys, deer, wild pigs, native sailing pinisi' and canoes, reef diving, surfing and fishing to name a few. The people are wonderfully friendly and interested. Their own cultures vary considerably from island to island and from village to village. This area is really the most interesting place I have visited to date with so much extra potential to explore. The Sailing and Cruising has been excellent with calm seas, clear blue skies, great scenery, clear water and good snorkeling, plenty of fish to see, catch as well as friendly visits to the local villages. I have recently seen a 12 - 15 meter Whale Shark, Dolphin, Reef Sharks, Leopard Shark and Manta Rays in these waters.


Safety Issues


At the time of writing, although there may be travel advisories issued by various governments they normally relate to major resorts and do not apply to small and remote islands. We are not aware of any current political or religious disturbances in the area which would cause a problem. No where is 100% safe anymore but the main targets are always going to be places with a high density of people. As we specialise in finding quiet and remote places we tend to spend most of our time well out of the way of any potential trouble spots. Some parts of southern Thailand should avoid them. Contact us if you have any concerns and we will endeavour to supply the best and most recent information available.

You should of course take the same precautions against theft etc., that you would take at home or anywhere else. I have no hesitation in recommending the area as a holiday destination.

The Cruise So Far

Route Map

Overall Planning


The itinerary has been drawn up to make best use of world weather patterns, including trade winds and avoiding tropical storms and adverse monsoons.  The plan is not rigid and it may be possible to make changes should you wish to visit other places. At each stage the most interesting and attractive ports of call have been sought out. As with any sailing trip, plans must be subject to appropriate weather conditions and the discretion of the skipper. 

The circumnavigation has been divided into a number of legs. Initially crossing the Atlantic, through the Caribbbean and the Panama canal to the Pacific. More recently visiting Indonesia and passing up the Malacca Straits to Malaysia, Thailand, The Andaman Islands and Burma. She is available for charter, also cruises and RYA courses are planned for those who wish to sail as individuals. We specialise in creating a unique experience and or adventure tailored wherever possible to your needs. Come and join us, visiting new places and pushing out the boundaries, onboard this remarkable ocean going vessel.

However if you would like more information on where you could join Meniscus Complete the Online Enquiry Form or clickhere (Yacht_Mensicus@compuserve.com) to send Mark a message. Please send text only emails with no attachments and make your subject heading relevant ie. "Booking Meniscus".

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From 2013 - 2014

SE ASIA - MALAYSIA - THAILAND - SINGAPORE - KUCHING- BRUNEI - BORNEO - PALAWAN - PHILIPPINES

From 2014 +

SINGAPORE - KUCHING - BRUNEI - PALAWAN -PHILIPPINES - INDONESIA - SUMATRA - BATAM - BORNEO

CAMBODIA VIETNAM - HONG KONG - INDIAN OCEAN - SOUTH INDIA - SRI LANKA

MALDIVES - SEYCHELLES - MADAGASCAR - MAURITIUS - SOUTH AFRICA

SOUTH AMERICA


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