Day 1: Arrive at the Boat Lagoon Marina, on the east coast of Phuket, where you will be met by one of the team who will show you to your yacht. Once you are settled onboard you can have a technical briefing to ensure you are familiar with the yacht systems. This is followed by a sailing area briefing. Once you have stocked up with provisions you can set sail to Phang Nga Bay. Please bear in mind departure from the marina is tide dependant and it might not be possible to depart if you arrive late in the day.
Alternatively, if you are not in a hurry you can enjoy dinner at one of the water side restaurants in the marina or take a taxi to the lively resort town of Patong on the West coast
Assuming you can get off the dock that day a lovely ‘dine onboard’ anchorage at Koh Rang is approximately 1 hour sail from Boat Lagoon.
Phang Nga Bay covers an area of 400 sqkm and is home to some 100 islands, famous either for their beauty or for their freakish shapes. James Bond Island is one of those famous landmarks, with its signature rocky pinnacle and has been a major attraction ever since it featured in the 1974 Bond 007 movie,’The Man with the Golden Gun’. A distinctive feature of this famous bay is the number of sheer limestone cliffs that vertically jut out of the emerald-green water.
Please note some of these Islands are designated as National Parks and entrance fees are charged. Check the Pilot Book for more information
Day 2. Depart the Marina or Koh Rang and head up into PhangNga Bay. Lunch and swim stop at Koh Nakka Noi, 8nm.
After lunch head north up to Koh Hong, 12 nm, and once anchored use the dinghy to explore this stunning hong. Great photo opportunities.
This is a dine onboard anchorage and the local Long Tail fishermen will be sure to visit your yacht with an abundance of fresh seafood produce. Just right for a great BBQ evening onboard.
Day 3. We recommend an early start and motor across to Koh Phing Kan, 3nm, otherwise known as James Bond Island. Due to its popularity it is best to visit either early morning or late afternoon before the day trip boats are around and you can enjoy the tranquility. Drop an anchor on the South side of the island and take the dinghy inside the lagoon on the North side of the Island. An entrance fee is charged. This anchorage is day time only.
After lunch set sail on a North east course for either Koi Roi, 10nm , or Koh Kudu Yai, 12nm. Both anchorages are dine onboard spots with some good dinghy exploring opportunities on Koh Kudu Yai.
Day 4. Set sail heading south down to Koh Hong, 8nm, for some great snorkelling and an idyllic lunch time spot.
In the afternoon head over to the mainland and overnight at either Rai Le Beach or Ao Nang, where there are many shops and restaurants ashore, 15nm.
Day 5. Sail south to Phi-Phi Islands, 20nm where you find some of the loveliest anchorages in Southeast Asia. These picture postcard islands offer the ultimate tropical getaway. Featuring classic tropical beaches, stunning rock formations and vivid turquoise waters teeming with colourful marine life. It is paradise perfected.
Lunch onboard, anchor off the South east corner of Bamboo Island, Koh Mai Phai. Anchor in sand 8 – 10 metres, take care not to damage nearby coral beds and DO NOT be tempted to use the moorings. Good snorkelling spot and a restaurant.
After lunch head down to South Phi Phi Don. We recommend an overnight anchorage in the lively village of Ton Sai Bay, with a great choice of shops and restaurants a short dinghy trip ashore.
Day 6. With much to do in this area you might want to consider a ‘Lay day’ and stay anchored in Ton Sai Bay . Lots of different options to suit all tastes. There are numerous dive shops in the village offering day tours to the nearby Islands with some of the best dive and snorkelling opportunities in the region.
Alternatively: Take a Long Tail trip down to Maya Bay, location for the Leonardo Dicaprio movie ‘ The Beach’. The Lagoon with its 3 beaches and spectacular limestone cliffs is not open all year round due to local conservation efforts so please check first.
Anchor. Local restaurants, bars and shops.
Water available – jerry can in dinghy.
Day 7. Head South East down to Koh Lanta Yai, an 18nm passage will take you to Long Beach on the NW coast of the island.This 800 metre stretch of white sandy beach offers plenty of anchorages in 8 to 10 metres.
Plenty going on ashore with beachfront bars and restaurants and shops situated on the street behind the beach.
Day 8. The small Island of Koh Ngai situated 20nm South from Long Beach is situated within the Hat Chao National Park. Just over 1 mile of beachfront on the east side of the Island offers plenty of anchorage possibilities in 6 to 8 metres of water.
You will find heaps of information in your Pilot book which will be on board.
Day 9. A short passage of 5nm SE of Koh Ngai will take you to the West shore of Ko Muk where you can visit the spectacular ‘Emerald Cave’. Anchorage details in your Pilot Book.
Take your dinghy or kayak and paddle through the dark enclosed passageway to reach the cave with its spire like ceiling. A truly memorable experience.
Overnight Anchorage. A short distance South of Emerald Cave at the bottom corner of the Island on the SW shore you will find a safe overnight anchorage with a couple of restaurants ashore. Anchor in 6 to 8 metres of water. A short walk over the headland will take you to a bay on the South east shore where you can find several resorts and restaurants.
Day 10. Time to head back North up the coast towards Phuket Island. Set sail for Kantiang Bay 16nm on the SW coast of Koh Lanta Yai. Anchor at the Northern end of the bay in 5 metres. Restaurants and bars sit on the white sandy beach. The ‘ Why Not ‘ restaurant is recommended by many who have visited this lovely bay.
Day 11. An early start is needed to cover the 40 nm trip NW up to Koh Racha Yai. A tropical paradise with white sandy beaches offers for excellent snorkelling. Anchor in 10 to 20 metres of water avoiding the coral.Restaurant ashore.
Day 12: With the Southern shore of Phuket only 10nm North of Koh Racha you might want to visit some of the West Coast Bays and anchorages of Phuket. This shore line offers some simply stunning beaches with crystal clear waters and Chic Beach Clubs, restaurants and Bars.
Day 13: Dependant upon your departure time from Boat Lagoon you have several possibilities for your last night anchorage with a dine ashore option at Ao Yon Bay or dine onboard anchored off Koh Rang a short distance from Boat Lagoon, ideal for returning the following day.
Day 14: Time to make passage back to Boat Lagoon Marina where we will be waiting to take your lines and give you information about places to visit for entertainment or restaurants to dine that evening.