Stunningly clear waters. Friendly smiling faces. Long sandy beaches. Thailand has it all for a great sailing adventure.
Palm fringed beaches. Warm calm seas. Fascinating limestone islands that appear like floating skyscrapers. Above all the friendly smiling locals make for the sailing adventure of a lifetime.
From October till May: Northeast monsoon: dry and sunny weather north east wind 5 to 20 knots.
From June till October: South west monsoon: humid and rainy: south west wind 5 to 30 knots.
Yachts are located at Yacht Haven, which is on the north east coast of Phuket, about 15 minutes from the airport. The base has a seafood restaurant, ATM, small pool and a gym. Provisions are best bought at one of the nearby shopping centres, a taxi can be arranged to drop you off and wait while you shop. A full advance provisioning list will be sent to you prior to charter so goods can be onboard for your arrival.
Phuket International Airport (HKT) is served frequently from most major cities in Asia and by direct charter flights from Europe. Do consider a stopover in Bangkok.
Subject to availability, you can start and finish any day. Charters run midday to midday.
Certificates are presently not required to charter in Thailand. A breif resume will be asked for upon booking. Of course previous experience of sailing a similar sized yacht is essential. Sailing is generally very easy, although there is a large tidal range (around 3.5m) so do take this into consideration when anchoring!
Is the Thai Baht (THB). Credit cards are accepted at larger establishments, generally cash only out in the islands.
Your charter fee includes applicable taxes. Parts on Phang Nga Bay are a protected national park. If visiting this area a fee per yacht 100 THB and per person 200THB is payable directly to the park ranger (they will visit your yacht).
Dining out is the highlight of any trip to Thailand, and good, freshly prepared meals are very cheap. Luxury / imported goods are heavily taxed.