The River Rovers "Pitta" is aptly named after the Pittidae, of passerine birds mainly found in tropical Asia and Australasia, although a couple of species live in Africa. Every cruise you choose with River Rovers is a full board experience. Whether you decide on a one day cruise or several days, we happily cater to all of your needs and requirements. Captain Gordon and his crew welcome you as part of the River Rovers family and you can be sure of an exciting and comfortable journey for all!
Our river cruiser is flat bottomed and can float in just 0.5 meters of water, ideal for getting across those sand bars that keep other tour boats out of the most spectacular parts of Phuket, Phang Nga Bay, Krabi and Koh Lanta. Our flat bottom also allows for easy access to accommodate wheel chairs and elderly guests.
The river boat has two shower systems, one in the head (bathroom) and one in the cockpit. The head is huge for a boat of this size; it has a proper household sit down porcelain toilet with a normal flush system, porcelain hand basin, mirrors and ample packing space for all your gear.
We are looking for a peaceful ride (we are not a high speed boat) and want you to appreciate all there is to be seen, from breathtaking scenery to the abundant birds, monkeys and flora in addition to the wonderful panoramic sunsets and sunrises renowned for this part of the world.
The “Pitta" offers two double cabins with a stylish marriage of simplicity and sophistication. The queen size beds are swathed in colourful mosquito netting. There are two fans in each cabin, and two reading lights and an overhead light. Each cabin has huge front opening windows as wide as the bed, and sliding side windows. We couldn’t get more ventilation into the boat even if we tried. Throughout the boat are large packing areas, under the beds and seats.
The Galley (Kitchen) is beautifully appointed and finished. It has a two plate gas burner stove and a huge ice box, a separate pump system for drinking water. The crockery and cutlery is of high quality. We have a large selection of drinking glasses (no plastic on this boat), pots pans and utensils in stainless steel. The galley also has overhead opening hatches as well as sliding side windows, so plenty of ventilation there.
The cockpit is so large that a small party would rattle around in it. The beautiful cockpit table is a solid laminated dark wood. It can seat ten people around it if necessary. It also has a double use: it can be dropped down to form a double bed. The cockpit can be enclosed in rain covers and mosquito netting to form a third cabin if required. Hammocks can be hung from under the sun canopy which covers the entire cockpit.
LOA - 31 Feet
Beam - 11.6 Feet
Draft - 12 Inches
Built - 2004
Electricity - 3 x 100 amps/12 volt Batteries
Hull - Marine ply coated with glass fibre
Navigation - GPS
Communication - UHF/VHF radio and nav/mobile phones
Engine - 50 hp. Yamaha 4 stroke
Fuel Capacity - 400 liters
Water Capacity - 1000 liters
Cruising Speed - 6 Knots
Displacement- 4 Tons
Life jackets for all on board / First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher / Flares
Snorkelling - Masks & Snorkels
Fishing - Light tackle fishing gear
Kayaks - 2-3 Seated Kayaks
Day Trip - Maximum of 10 Guests
Live-a-Board - Maximum of 6 Guests
2- 4 in two double cabins and 2 on cockpit table which converts to a double bed, the cockpit has covers which drop around it.
Saloon - The Cockpit is used for dining and relaxing.
Refrigeration - 2 very large ice boxes, built into the boat, one in the cockpit for beers etc and one in the galley for food, when full the ice can last 4-5 days.
Bath Towels and Bed Linen supplied on Live-a-Board Charters.
Each cabin has 2 fans, with reading lights and spot lights.
Showers - 1 in Cockpit / 1 in Head
Huge Bimini Top
Entertainment - Stereo sound system with 4 speakers, 2 inside (one in each cabin) and 2 in the cockpit. The system plays CD’s, DVD’s and mp3′s. Please feel free to bring your favorite music.
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