Cruising on Barwell Island

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Cruising on Barwell Island is the small, yacht journey to sail towards the famed Barwell Island in Myanmar, or as many still refer to it, Burma. It will take you to remote areas where you will rarely see other yachts and the only humans you are likely to encounter are the friendly Moken Sea Gypsies who roam the area in their small boats, like their ancestors have done for centuries. The reefs are in excellent condition and yachts can explore new sites seldom visited as the Archipelago was strictly closed to all foreigners until opening in 1997. Not many yachts pass through this remote islands and the natural wonders, islands, sea life and exoticness of Burma is second to none with pristine sandy beaches in a completely untouched world, a special place.

Guests experience the wonders of the river and sights along its shores with timeless elegance. Enjoy excellent and attentive service and featured regional and western cuisine specially prepared by expertly trained culinary staff.


  • After the welcome aboard your yacht, we set sail to Barwell Island where we spend the evening on the beach. We will  go for a swim before dinner and drinks.

  • Leisurely breakfast on board. After a refreshing swim we start our passage to Island No.115, a place often frequented by Moken sea gypsies. In the afternoon we will reach the group of small islands called Mid Group. If time permits, we go for a dinghy excursion into a nearby mangrove forest on Island No.88. After the evening swim we have dinner in this beautiful covered area.

  • In the morning we slowly sail towards the little village on Nyaung Wee Island and visit the local sea gypsy settlement. After lunch we sail west to Great Swinton island. Jungle walk along the creek and collecting seashells on the huge beach. For those interested in Buddhism, a short visit in a local monastery. Snorkelling, then sundowners on deck. Watching the bioluminescent plankton at night.

  • Early-morning sail to tiny Ohway island for the best snorkelling (and great fishing) in the region. Observe the colorful life of the reef, full of soft and hard corals and plentiful of tropical fish. After lunch we set sail for Jar Lann Kyun and anchor in its large fjord, one of the most spectacular bays in the archipelago. In the mangrove forest we watch the hornbills at dusk. Fine dining on board. Relaxation time under the starry sky.

  • Long, leisurely sail towards Za Det Nge Island with its beautiful bays and beaches. Visit Rhino island on the way. Its stunning turqoise waters are perfect for enjoying the sun. Later we move towards Za det Nge’s for a last dinner party on the beach.

  • Early morning passage towards Kawthaung. Casual brunch aboard before we reach the pier and say goodbye.

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What is included

  • World class fleet Yatch
  • All on-board meals,
  • All non-alcoholic drinks,
  • All activities,
  • Fuel etc

What is Excluded

  • International Air fare
  • Visa fees,
  • Airport transfers,
  • the visitor fee the government of Myanmar ask foreigners to pay ( USD 250) per person,
  • All meals, tea/coffee, drinks, gratuity,
  • Transfer from Hotel to Jetty,
  • All items of a personal nature;
  • Health-accident-baggage or travel protection plan.

Cruising on Barwell Island 2024/2025 Cost and Departure Dates

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Nitty Gritty

  • Country: Myanmar
  • Type: Cruise Tour
  • Detination:Barwell Island
  • Trip Days: 6 Days
  • On board: 5 Nights
  • Meals: All meals on board
  • Activities: Visit local vilages and nearby islands to see native settlements

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