Rivers remain the lifeblood of life in Asia. Cruising both China and Indochina offers an unforgettable look into remote and untouched landscapes and communities. Make a journey to Angkor Wat and the Three Gorges Dam. Cruise the Mekong and Yangtze rivers. Choose from a variety of craft including traditional Chinese wooden junks, converted rice barges and French colonial boats. From comfortable to luxury the choice is yours.
Papua New Guinea
Located just 160km north of Australia, the mountainous Papua New Guinea has much to offer visitors. The tropical wonderland is home to the largest area of intact rainforest outside of the Amazon. There are 4 main regions in PNG and 20 provinces, each with a thriving culture that is both colourful and vibrant.
A sailing holiday in Thailand gives you access to the buzz and activilty of places like Phuket and still be able to retreat to quite islolated places. You can tour through neighbouring countries to get a feel for the melting pot of cultures that makes this region unique or there is plenty to see just pottering around these lush island groups.
Langkawi is the largest island in Malaysia and is situated on the north east coast just south of Thailand. It makes for the perfect starting point or finishing point for a “one way” sailing holiday!
Vietnam startles us at every turn with its beauty and lushness. People are friendly, the service is great and there is plenty of history to uncover. It is an adventurers paradise and a place of languid paces that appeals to those needing a relaxing holiday.
Indonesia is credited by many as the most species rich on earth. Its 18000 islands contain the third largest area of rainforest in world. Traveling Indonesia brings so many opportunities, not least of which is the chance to be a part of the movement towards a strong tourist industry in the region and away from a reliance on timber and farming products that threaten the biodiversity of the area, and thus, the world.
Borneo’s simple charm draws visitors to its shores. There are thousands of species of flowering plants and trees with an abundance of exotic mammals and resident birds
In addition to a diverse range of cruising journeys we offer pre and post land touring arrangements. Destinations include China, Vietnam, Borneo, Cambodia and Laos.
Experience a taste of old Indochina travelling from Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) to Siem Reap on a boutique cruise ship. From the bustle and bright lights of Vietnam’s largest city, cruise among the floating markets and islands of the lush Mekong Delta, before crossing the border into Cambodia to Phnom Penh. Continue on to Tonle Sap Lake and the temples of Angkor. Guest numbers are kept to a minimum assuring you of more intimate and personalised service. Taste local delicacies and mouth- watering cuisine en route to remote towns and villages only accessible by boat.
Small Ship and River Cruising
Not all cruise ships are floating hotels. It is possible to experience a cruising holiday without the endless night clubs, restaurants, shopping malls and 4,000 other passengers. If it’s an off the beaten track adventure with personalised service and comfort you seek then why not try a small ship or river cruise.
Bareboat Yacht Charters
We will help you select vessels sized from 32 – 58 feet in length – sailing yachts, sailing catamarans and power catamarans. We offer quality charter yachts in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, South Pacific and the Indian Ocean. We select only the operators who meet our strict criteria for fleet management, maintenance standards and service ethics.
Mariner Boating Holidays Yacht Rallies formula is a mix of fun races, lay-days, social dinners, parties and tours in amazing destinations worldwide. The one-way itinerary, local knowledge, pre-booked marinas, technical support and Mariner Boating guides take the guess work out of your precious holiday. Come join us!
Just a quick note to say thanks to Lauren for all her hard work getting us all across the line for the sailaway! It was an awesome experience and one which was made even better by the professionalism of the organisation. We look forward to more of the same in the future. Lou and I will definitely be back, and I’m sure our friends who missed out this time we’ll definitely be on board next time! They all hate us now after seeing the pics and video!