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Calisto charts family-friendly course through the Andaman

Calisto charts family-friendly course through the Andaman The Calisto, a 42m motor yacht operating out of Phuket, has introduced a new seven-day family-oriented cruise package that takes in some of the Andaman Sea’s most inviting waters and pristine islands.

Setting sail from Laem Prao Marina and skirting the coastlines of Phi Phi Island, Phangna Bay and Krabi, the Green Turtle Cruise traces a route that takes in the area’s top snorkeling sites, nature stops, white sand beaches and hidden coves.

Following a first day of stops for swimming on Nai Island and Phi Phi Island, the cruise makes its way to the Rok Island Group, where families can explore the islands’ rich flora and fauna with jungle walks and trips to the National Park, or enjoy the colorful marine life surrounding its powdery beaches.

On the fourth day, Calisto stops for snorkeling near an open sea reef off Bamboo Island. Adventurous groups take to the boat’s dinghies to venture into Emerald Cave. The boat continues to Krabi’s Dam Island group, makes a pass through Phangna Bay and around James Bond Island (Khao Tapu) with dinner on the last night at Hong Island Cove.

Piloted by French captain Philippe Cathala and an eight-man crew, Calisto’s seven cabins, mahogany-laid salon, state-of-the-art entertainment area and elegant dining room reflect the glamour of the vessel’s 68-year heritage.

Families chartering Calisto have full run of the boat’s recreational equipment, including kayaks, snorkeling gear, flotation donuts, fishing equipment and wakeboards. Children are free to explore the ship while parents take a breather in the vessel’s salon or relax under the hands of the on-board masseuse.

The charter price for the Green Turtle Cruise is US$55,000 per week, including all meals and amenities.

To book, contact Massima Piras at Fraser Yachts: or (377) 9310-0480

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