Breakfast Box & some Tips on how to avoid seasickness

BREAKFAST BOX & SOME TIPS ON HOW TO AVOID SEASICKNESS

How do I start my day the best way when going on tour & what can help against seasickness?

First of all:
We would definitely recommend to start your tour day by eating a proper breakfast.

Yes we know, our tours start pretty early (to offer you the best time possible at the locations 😉 ), but we know, from our own experience, that it is much nicer to go on a boat with a full stomach. You wonder why?

1. You need energy, since we spend a day sunbathing, swimming and snorkeling, which can be quite tiring.

2. There is a chance you will experience some waves, sometimes bigger, sometimes smaller but to avoid feeling seasick number 1 tip is to have a good breakfast before going on a boat.

So now you know why you should eat before going on the boat, so we can give you some nice advice on how to get the best possible breakfast experience 😉

TIP 1: Every hotel which includes breakfast, offers to pack a take away box for their guests if they miss any meals.

Just ask for it, we are sure they will not hesitate to make their guests happy.

Besides that, we offer a small breakfast (pictures below) at the pier, consistent of coffee, tea, fruits, toast and some other small Thai snacks.

So, when you have had a proper breakfast before the tour, here are some more tips on how to avoid seasickness:

– Be rested
– Sit in the back of the boat (less bumpy).
– Don’t skip to get into the water (when you’re in the water, you don’t feel the movement of the boat).
– Look at the horizon.
– Drink a lot of water!
– Drink Cola (Cola contains phosphoric acid and sugars, the very same ingredients you will find in common anti-nausea drugs).
– Take our offered seasickness pill.

 

 

…and enjoy your tour! 🙂

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and a Happy new year!!

Here at the Similancharter office we are already feeling the Christmas spirit. How about you?

We know, sometimes Christmas and the time around the festive days can be quite stressful…but ever imagined how nice it would be to spend Christmas eve or Christmas underneath a palm tree, watching the waves at a beautiful beach? How about, starting the new year with an unforgettable tour, which you will always remember as something special?

No? Then you should! It is already an enjoyment to just put on swimwear and only think about your holidays while sipping a cocktail at the beach. 

But, it makes the holiday time to something even more special, an experience worth talking about even years later, when you go on a relaxing tour with a small group of people to beautiful islands. 

Spending a day with the family, exploring the exciting underwater world of Surin, the outstanding lonely beaches at Koh Kam or the breathtaking views and crystal clear water at Similan. These are the things, that make a holiday day to something different, something memorable.

Even for us working around the festive days is an enjoyment, people are happy and we enjoy to spread more happiness and holiday vibes! …You might see us wearing Christmas hats.

Just take a look yourself:

The best thing is we still have enough space available so don’t hesitate and spend your holidays with us!

and again.. Happy Holidays! HO HO HO

your Similancharter & Tour team ♥

 

 

 

The right sunscreen makes the difference

Koh Kam Season Opening

14/11/2019

The season has started, and we operated the first Koh Kam tour of this season on Monday 4.11! The sun was shining and we were enjoying the day at sea by swimming, sunbathing, eating and enjoying the comfortable boat ride of the sheltered waters surrounding us.

We are proud to be the only speedboat company to operate tours on this amazing and untouched national park.

Let us tell you a little about this well kept secret, and why everyone tired of tourist crowds should join us on the tour.

Kam Archipelago is a group of five islands belonging to Laem Son National Park, which covers 350 km2 on the west coast of Phang Nga and Ranong provinces. They are yet to be developed, and due to their north location from Phuket, hardly visited by anyone else than few locals and us.

You can read more about this beautiful destination here!

The pearl of Kam Archipelago is definitely the Ao Khwai lagoon, which translated into English means Buffalo Lagoon. That is because Thais usually name islands by how they look, and the shape of Ao Khwai reminds of buffalo’s horns.

On our Koh Kam tour, we are spending 2 hours and having lunch on this beautiful remote Island. It is a perfect getaway for anybody who seeks peace and true paradise experience.

During the 6 month rain season, there are no visitors on this island and the sea conditions are rough. Due to the location and shape towards the open ocean, this beautiful paradise lagoon collects all the trash of these 6 months carried by currents and waves. We at Similancharter & Tour are helping the national park to fight against the plastic pollution by organising beach clean-ups and collecting ghost fish-nets around the national park. You can read about our latest beach clean-up from here!

 

Koh Kam is a trip to remember. In today’s world lonely beaches in tropical paradise only exist in social media feeds…. and in Laem Son national park.

See you there!

Just another beautiful day on the Surin Islands

24/10/2019

Hello You!

Greetings from the amazing Surin Islands! No matter how many times you visit this national park, it keeps amazing with it’s untouched paradise beaches, the chrystal clear waters and the beautiful coral reefs. Snorkelling in these waters is something everyone should experience, and today three very special people got to visit the destination for the very first time. We took our new trainees with us to show them their office for this season 😉 I think they are going to be fine!

 

Fighting plastic pollution

We Are Going Plastic Free!

Similancharter & Tour proudly announces that we start operating plastic free tours starting from the season 2018-2019! 

Several thousand customers visit the amazing sea national parks of Khao Lak area with us every season. Due to the tropical and sunny weather, all our customers are recommended to drink several litres of water on our tours, which means many thousand litres of drinking water is consumed by our customers and guides every year. This also means thousands of disposable water bottles have have turned into garbage and if we think how many bottles end up being garbage if we calculate all the customers visiting the national parks in the region… WOAH! We wanted to end this madness and we are going to cut off almost all the disposable plastic on our tours and challenge all the other tour operators to do the same! We are going to replace disposable plastic such as water bottles, mugs and food wrappings by reusable materials and replace the disposable plastic bags with biodegradable options when picking trash on the beaches (YES our staff is picking trash on the beaches during tours!).

We are super excited about this and hope to change the tourism industry in our region become as sustainable as possible!

We welcome you on our tours, let’s make a change together!