Based in Boat Lagoon Marina in Phuket. We are at the centre of one of the world’s most beautiful cruising grounds, stretching north from the famous dive sites of the Similan and Surin Islands, down to the southern Thai Islands of the Butang group, Tarutao and the duty free island of Langkawi, Malaysia.
Sailing in Thailand you will find uncrowded cruising grounds, a great variety of stunning scenery, a balmy tropical climate, blue water, white sandy beaches & fabulous food – What more could you want?
With the stunning limestone rocks and hongs of Phang Nga Bay and Krabi, the crystal clear waters and white sands of Phi-Phi and Racha islands, this will certainly be a sailing holiday you will never forget.
As tides dictate we will help you to plan for the best departures and returns times for your holiday. Charters can start on any day at 12:00 to give us time to thoroughly prepare the yacht for you. We will to get you on board as soon as the yacht is ready and whenever possible get you off the dock that day. If you arrive earlier than midday we will give an area briefing and you can visit the supermarket in the marina for provisioning.
At the end of your holiday we advise that you to book a flight departure in the afternoon or early evening of the day the charter finishes so you can return to the marina on the morning your charter finishes, maximising your sailing time. We can also arrange a hotel for the night before and after your charter should you wish to explore some of the island. As soon as the yacht is ready we will get you on board. Departure from the marina is tide dependant and we will discuss options before your charter start.
Charters can finish on any day at 1200, whenever possible we offer a late departure. If you have flights booked early morning you will need to return the yacht to the marina on the afternoon before their charter finishes. If you have later flights, whenever possible, you will be able to spend the last night on board at a nearby anchorage and enter the marina on the last morning.
On Phuket, as in other regions across the Land of Smiles, Thai cuisine takes on its own distinct character. Soulful, spicy, salty southern-Thai cooking collides with Chinese and Malay flavours and influences – so you get, say, Thai-style dim sum or roti dipped in curry for breakfast, along with local culinary creations like mèe pad hokkien (stir-fried hokkien noodles in a broth), mŏo hong (pepper-and-garlic-braised pork), mèe gaang pôo (crab-meat curry with noodles) and pàk miang (scrambled spinach-like leaves). You’ll also uncover a world of exquisite fusion menus, elegant international cuisine and freshly caught seafood.
The pearly white, palm- and casuarina-fringed beaches that ring Phuket’s southern and western coasts are the island’s key bounty. Each beach is different, from the northwest’s upmarket Surin and Ao Bang Thao (with their luxe resorts and, in Bang Thao, glossy beach clubs) to mellow, jungled Rawai on far south Phuket, or the infamous west-coast sin city of Patong, home of hangovers and go-go bars. So there’s space for everyone, whatever your budget.
Currently (July 2020) snorkelling & diving trips are suspended due to COVID-19. You can bring your own snorkelling gear to take on the yachts
The diving in Thailand is excellent. Clients must carry a PADI or equivalent qualification to be able to dive on organised trips and unqualified divers can do courses or resort dives. Prices range from 1500 – 2500 baht per person for two dives including lunch. The main centres for diving are Ko Phi Phi, Ko Racha and Ko Lanta. The Similan Islands are a world class diving destination and are accessible between November and April, subject to weather. These islands are situated 60 miles Northwest of Patong beach on the West coast of Phuket, due to the distance it is only possible for charters of 7 days+. Diving equipment can be supplied if ordered in advance and clients can get tank refills at dive shops or dive boats in the Similans.
The Similan Islands are National Park and are subject to a daily entry fee which will be collected on site. You will be asked to complete a waiver of responsibility form prior to departure from the base if intending to cruise to the Similans.
Those tropical-island beaches are glorious, of course, but venture just a little beyond and you’ll uncover astonishing Phuketian cultural riches that many visitors zip right past. East-coast capital Phuket Town delights with its eye-opening museums, Peranakan cooking, Chinese shrines and historic mansions and shophouses done in characteristic Sino-Portuguese style. Major temples stand in Chalong and Thalang, while two national parks and a smattering of wildlife sanctuaries await exploration in the island’s northern reaches. Even a speedy trip up into the hills behind Kata to Big Buddha connects you to modern-day Phuket’s pulse.
Fishing with rod and reel or hand lines is permitted in all of the cruising area. There have been no recorded instances of Ciguatera poisoning. Spear fishing is not permitted.