Life Seeing Tours

Cruise in Myeik

Kawthoung is the main Myanmar-based starting point for tours of the Myeik Archipelago, but there are a few travel companies in Myeik who arrange boat tours and they are normally cheaper than the ones in Kawthoung. This reputable operator offers day tours to outlying islands (from US$80 per person), as well as three to five-day cruises (US$407 to US$890 per person).

The most popular destinations include Dome, Smart and Marcus Islands, which all offer white-sand beaches and snorkelling. Prices include food, snorkelling equipment and a guide. It's possible to camp overnight on some islands, although most people sleep aboard the boat.