This sailing area remains relatively undiscovered by tourists and is a step back in time. On a Yacht charter in Thailand, embark in Phuket and set sail southerly to the Phang Nga Bay (James Bond Island), Koh Poda, Koh Kai and finally sail to one of the world’s most beautiful islands, Koh Phi Phi. On a two-week charter, you can follow the clear customs procedures and enter the Malaysian waters.
Thailand is the top sailing destination in South East Asia and is ideal for island hopping. Discover breath-taking coastlines, magnificent high peaks, sandy beaches and coral reefs.
Thailand is a year-round sailing destination and the best time to visit is from November to March.
It can get quite humid and rainy from June to October (Wet Season) with stronger west winds reaching 25 knots, however, the area doesn’t suffer typhoons and only has gentle seasonal monsoons. During the dry season (November to May), you will find light NE winds averaging 10-15 knots and warm sunny weather (average temperature 30 degrees Celcius).
The tidal range is up to 3 meters.
Most yacht charters in Thailand start from Yacht Haven Marina in Phuket. Some fleets also operate in the North, however, they are very few.
You can either fly directly to Phuket airport (HKT) with Thomson Airways or get a connecting flight from Bangkok to Phuket after flying to Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport (BKK), which is the country's main airport.
Transfer Time (Phuket): 20 mins
The official currency is the Baht, however, the US dollar and the Euro are also accepted in most places.
You shouldn't miss the Mu Koh Similan National Park which has breathtaking landscapes as well as underwater seascapes created by volcanic eruptions.
This sailing destination is ideal for all levels of sailors, however, please kindly note that night sailing is forbidden.
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