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Thailand Yacht charters

Bareboat and crewed yacht charter in Thailand. Start your sailing vacation from Phuket or Koh Chang for an ideal way to explore the secluded islands and beaches of the Andaman Sea. Enjoy tropical climate and lazy days onboard a catamaran or sailing yacht.

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Greece

“We had a great time in Greece”

We had a great time in Greece, the first three days we had constant 20-25knots of wind, so we were able to do a lot of sailing. The boat was also in good condition and everything in working order…the boat did however look a bit older than a 2018 mode…

Alberto Goosen

Switzerland

18.06.2019

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Greece

“We had a lovely time and the boat was really easy to handle”

Grigory, we had a lovely time and the boat was really easy to handle and only about 5 months old. All the equipment was in really good order and everything worked without a hitch. We had a really good handover from Nomicos who got us through the chec…

Charlie Clarke

United Kingdom

01.07.2017

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“Everything was great! The boat was perfect for our needs”

Dear Grigory, Everything was great! The boat was perfect for our needs and the skipper, Slavin, was really friendly. The only downside was that the boat was late getting ready - 6:30pm - but we were still able to make it out of port that night so in …

Trisha Lawrence

USA

01.08.2017

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“Thank you and your team so much for arranging everything”

Dear Grigory, I have been wanting to write you since I got back. Thank you and your team so much for arranging everything. Everything turned out as planned and we had an unforgettable trip! There were some unexpected surprises along the way…. but tha…

Alberto Goosen

Swiss

01.10.2017

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Tahiti

“We all enjoyed the vacation very much”

Hi Grigory, The boat was in great condition! and it really is a beautiful location. Thanks for all the organizing you’ve done to make the trip a success. Mark

Mark Etheridge

New Zeland

01.04.2018

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Greece

“Everything was perfect!”

Dear Grigory, Everything was perfect! Thank you :) Please see the attached photo.

Ven Dobrinov

Bulgaria

01.07.2018

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Sweden

“Thanks for helping to coordinate!”

It was terrific, thanks. Sail Marine is a great outfit. Thanks for helping to coordinate! Best, Matt

Matthew Gunnison

USA

01.08.2018

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Croatia

“We tried to make the most of it, but it was far from ideal”

Hey Grigory, thanks for asking. The boat was not in good condition. For example, there were no mooring, deck or motoring lights, so we feared a boat would hit us while we slept, and were not complying with the law while sailing at night. The anchor w…

Oscar Serra

Spain

31.08.2018

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Greece

“We enjoyed ourselves and have a bundle of stories we can now laugh about”

We’ve chatted about this a few times and how it be best addressed. I think constructively would be the best way. Overall the captains skill level, regard for safety, approach towards ensuring the guests are happy with the path and desires they are se…

Andrew Wade

Australia

31.07.2018

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Croatia

“The boat was in super condition”

The charter was excellent, everything perfect. The boat was in super condition (brand new), and very clean. The staff was helpful, and very kind. We enjoyed the trip very much and are looking forward to our next booking.

Gerzsenyi Andras

Croatia

30.08.2018

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Bahamas

“The sailing was great. The Exuma Islands were amazing.”

I apologize for the delay. We have been out of the country for almost a month. The sailing was great. The Exuma Islands were amazing. The staff at Navtours were helpful and professional. On the last day (on the crossing back)—the impeller went bad. W…

Duy Vuong

USA

01.04.2018

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Maldives

“Thanks for arranging everything”

Hi Grigory, thanks for checking in! It was awesome! Boat great condition and the charter company very professional! Thanks for arranging everything. We are planning two trips next year, maybe you can help: 1. 2 week trip St. Vincent / Grenadines with…

Alberto Goosen

Swiss

01.10.2017

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BVI

“Everyone had a very nice time”

Thank you - it was a really nice experience. You were very helpful during our departure and arrival. The boat was amazing, well outfitted, and everyone had a very nice time. I'll be sure to send you some photos over the weekend. We also have some dro…

Jeff Ott

USA

25.01.2019

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Puerto Rico

“Spanish Virgin Islands are stunning / March 2019 / Puerto Rico / Dufour 412”

The experience was beautiful and the Spanish Virgin Islands are stunning! Even though we started off with a few setbacks (had to switch boats because of technical issues), the marina made good and was very accommodating....they did the very best they…

Flori Grottoli

USA

31.03.2019

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Turkey

“с погодой не очень повезло”

Все было отлично, с погодой не очень повезло, самые холодные майские праздники на моей памяти. По яхте все ок, понятно что она не новая, но претензий нет, все работало

Воробьев Илья

Россия

16.05.2019

Yacht charters in Thailand

Yacht charters in Thailand

An amazing combination of pristine nature, modern pace of life  and best traditions of Buddhism is the cornerstone that attracts sailors  to Thailand from all around the world. If you dream about unforgettable  yacht charter, Thailad should be in top of your list.

Located right in the heart of Southeast Asia, this country is  surrounded by the Andaman Sea on the west side of the Malay Peninsula,  and the Gulf of Thailand and South China Sea on the east side. Until  1939 it was called Siam, which means "freedom.” Bordered by Cambodia,  Laos and Myanmar, Thailand is the only country in Southeast Asia that  has kept its independence through the years. As a result, the  traditional lifestyle that has been intact for centuries has been left  almost unchanged. Well known for peace and calmness, the Thai people  will make your Thailand sailing vacation even more pleasant.

Geographically, Thailand can be divided into 5 distinct regions, but  the southern peninsula of Malay and the eastern part of the country are  of the most interest to sailors.

Yacht charter in Thailand is very popular and the reason for that is  that this country is washed with two oceans – Pacific on the eastern  part and Indian in the western part. While sailing in Thailand, you may  expect moderate breeze, clean tropical waters, number of safe moorings  and anchorages. You definitely will not find here number of equipped  marinas or harbors, but on every mooring or anchorage you will easily  find some cozy local restaurant, water supply or grocery store. While  Thai cuisine and the hospitality of locals will definitely bring only  positive vibes.

Eastern Thailand boat rentals

Eastern Thailand covers several provinces including Trat,  Chantburi and Rayong. On the southwest, it reaches the Gulf of Thailand,  and it borders Cambodia to the east. The rugged coastline is bordered  with rocky islands and covered with lush green forest. While sailing in  Thailand, you will see many rivers flowing south to create large  mangrove forests, followed by pristine white sand beaches. The east  coast is very popular for its resort areas, but few sailors know about  the more secluded yacht charter opportunities in Koh Chang.

Sailing in Koh Chang

The Koh Chang yacht charter base is located only 194 miles (312  km) from Bangkok and offers excellent access to the mostly untouched  cruising grounds of Thailand. Being the second largest island in  Thailand (after Phuket), a Koh Chang sailing vacation is a perfect  combination of emerald waters, white sand beaches and pristine jungle.  Waterfalls and stunning lush landscapes abound while enjoying a Thailand  yacht charter. Be the first one to explore this new sailing destination  in Thailand! Koh Chang means “elephant” in the Thai language. A fitting  name for an island that is shaped like a giant sleeping elephant.

Southern Thailand sailing vacations

The southern part of Thailand, on the Malay Peninsula, is a region  endowed with unparalleled tropical beauty. This area's main yacht  charter destination located in Phuket.

Phuket yacht charter

Phuket yacht charter

Phuket is the largest island in Thailand, and is located near  the west coast in the Andaman Sea. The east coast of Phuket offers the  finest cruising grounds, with easy access to 39 different islands.  Discover towering pinnacles of limestone when sailing in the sheltered  waters of Phang-nga Bay, set sails to see the famous Phi Phi Islands  located to the south of Andaman Sea, or the many beautiful islands in  the province of Krabi. Make an offshore trip to one of the National  Parks located in the Siliman, or Suring Islands, one of the most famous  diving sites in the world. A Thailand yacht charter can offer something  for everybody: rugged secluded islands, rich nightlife and luxury  resorts, scenic anchorages and gorgeous white-sand beaches.

The kind and hospitable people of Thailand will make your sailing  vacation and boat rentals in Phuket even more pleasant and memorable.

Climate

Best time for yachting in Thailand is from November to April.  During this period, the weather is not too hot and there is quite a  small amount of precipitation. However, tropical climate and no typhoons  make sailing in Thailand comfortable and safe all year round.

But even though, to ensure that you will have perfect yachting in  Thailand we recommend to choose the right time for travel. Favorable  conditions for navigation along the eastern and western coasts are from  November to April. If you are looking for some extreme sailing  conditions, you may go to the west coast from May to October, during the  monsoon season. From November to April the weather is ideal for sailing  both on the west and east coast of Thailand. From May to October – is  the season of the southwestern monsoon. At this time, it is better to  avoid the western waters but there are dozens of different sailing  itineraries from the main yacht charter base located on the island of  Phuket.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High °C 32 33 34 33 32 32 31 31 30 31 31 31
High °F 90 91 93 91 90 90 88 88 86 88 88 88
Low °C 22 23 24 25 25 25 25 25 24 24 23 13
Low °F 72 73 73 75 77 77 77 77 75 75 73 73

Sailing tips

Phuket is gaining growing popularity among sailors of different  levels. It offers great coastline, quite simple navigation and a large  choice of sailing itineraries of different duration. So, all this makes  Phuket the best starting point for bareboat yacht charter.

This place is so popular that on top of three comfortable yacht  marinas on the island two more were opened in the recent years. One of  the main advantages of Phuket sailing area is that gives you miles of  emptiness and relaxing solitude free from big cruising ships.

Islands to sail

Islands to sail

There are two main directions of routes for yachts charter  vacation – eastern and western. To the east of Phuket is the Phang-Nga  Bay, where the famous Panuk and Hong Islands are located. Also, you  should pay attention to the James Bond Island, Krabi and Riley Beach,  famous among rock climbers. The western shore of the island of Phuket is  washed by the waters of the Andaman Sea, which is part of the Indian  Ocean. The islands of Similan and Surin are located 100 km northwest of  Phuket and included in the top ten places on the planet for scuba  diving.

Even further to the northwest are the Andaman Islands, known for  their pristine natural beauty, incredible fishing and diving. Andaman  Islands are the territory of India, so tourists need an Indian visa.

During your travel along the bay, you should definitely admire the  network of amazing grottoes, caves and tunnels of the island of Koh  Panak. Landing from a yacht and having moved to a kayak, you can admire  the hidden lagoons and mangrove forests that are in the center of the  island.

In this direction is also the island of Krabi, famous for its snow-white beaches and emerald jungles.

During sailing vacation in Thailand, it’s worth visiting Phi Phi  islands, which are part of the marine national park. Here you will find  closed lagoons, calcareous cliffs of striking height and much more. A  characteristic feature of the islands is the lack of cars on them. Their  role is played by long boats.

A smaller one of the islands, Phi Phi Leh, was formed by limestone  rocks. In this regard, the water around the island has acquired a unique  turquoise hue. Although this island considered to be uninhabited, you  can still find lots of interesting things to explore. Famous Viking cave  with a picture of an ancient man, numerous swallow nests collected by  locals as they considered to be kind of a delicacy.

Koh Hong considered to be one of the most fabulous islands in Krabi  area. Here you may take your time and relax contemplating white sand  beaches, hidden lagoons with shallow waters beaming with exotic fish.  While on the anchorage take a kayak, and explore nearby caves. Up in the  sky you will see sea eagles gliding in circles searching for prey while  looking down you will find emerald bottom decorated with numerous  starfish.

Bareboat charter in Thailand will give you a chance to visit Koh  Pannyi – a sheer rock, with a small fishing village near it built on  wooden and concrete piles. Here, among mazes of huts you will find small  colorful craft market as well as some bars and restaurants offering  variety of fresh sea food dishes from the catch of the day.

It is hard to believe, but there is only one policeman in charge of  the island, and couple of years ago there was even no electricity. An  interesting landmark is a football field built by schoolchildren  directly on the water. There are no hotels on this island but you can  spend the night on your boat or catamaran on a safe anchorage nearby.

Your next sailing destination is Koh Poda a small island, covered  with lush palm trees and surrounded by white beaches. A few meters from  the beach there is a coral reef: here you can go snorkelling and admire  the diversity of the underwater world.

The other island nearby is Koh Kai – a rock that looks like head and  neck of a chicken. Part of the island consists of steep rocks, and the  opposite shore has beautiful sandy beaches. During strong tides this  peninsula is partially flooded.

Phang Nga Bay will amaze you with its unusual, almost mystical  beauty. A distinctive feature of this place are steep rocks, protruding  vertically from emerald green water. The bay has the status of a marine  National park.

Diving

Thailand offers great opportunity to combine yacht charter with  diving. A lot of islands surrounded by coral reefs, as well as a variety  of underwater terrain provide unlimited opportunities for diving. Here  you have a unique opportunity to meet whale sharks. The best period for  diving is November-May. Visibility in water can reach up to 50 meters.  Similan Islands are the most popular among divers. Phuket Island in the  Andaman Sea is famous for deep-sea fishing and trolling. So, do not  forget to rent a fishing kit during yacht charter in Thailand and you’ll  have a great chance to catch tuna, barracuda, sailfish, marlin and  other exotic fish.

Cuisine

Cuisine

Thai cuisine is largely determined by the climate and culture  of the country. Tropical vegetation and the proximity of the sea caused  widespread use of various fruits, spices and seafood.

Also, migration and contacts with other peoples affected the ways of  cooking. For example, the homeland of Thai tribes is mountain  settlements in the southeast of China (modern provinces of Guangxi and  Guizhou). Between the 6th and 13th centuries these peoples migrated to  the southern lands, where today Thailand, Laos and Burma are located.  Naturally, all this affected culinary preferences. In Thailand, local  cuisine is a mixture of Chinese and Indian cuisine. Culinary traditions  of these countries have had the greatest impact on the formation of  local gastronomic predilections.

There are no strict cooking rules in Thailand and taste of any dish  depends not only on the set of products and spices, but also on the  personal style of the chef. Very important for Thai cuisine is the  balance between food, spices and side dishes. For example, fried chicken  with chili is combined with a soup of bitter melon with pork.

Rice in Thai cuisine is the most important product, it’s like bread  in Europe. And if the other dishes are served warm or at room  temperature, the rice should be hot enough for you to see a steam.

The second main product is noodles: thin rice (kuaytiao sen lek), thick and nourishing (kuaytiao sen yai), yellow egg (bamee).

Thais eat little, but often. When serving the table, they do not use  knives (all products are cut into small pieces). Finish eating usually  with fruits. A favorite drink of Thai people is cold water (naam yen).

The main principle of Thai cuisine is to achieve a balance of five  tastes: sweet, sour, salty, bitter and poignant. Various ingredients are  used for this purpose.

The two most characteristic of these are curry-based sauce and  coconut milk. All kinds of sauces of Thai cuisine are considered a  delicacy, their use depends on the type of dish or meat type. The most  famous are kaeng massaman (includes cinnamon, peanuts and nutmeg); kaeng  kheow waan (sweet and very hot sauce with greens); kaeng karee (served  with potatoes).

An important nuance of the culinary traditions of Thailand is the  aesthetics of the dish. Making a filigree decor of vegetables and fruits  (carving) has become a kind of art here.

All dishes of Thai cuisine can be divided into four categories:  quick-and well – fried or steamed dishes, as well as soups; spicy dishes  – salads or fried dishes with different amounts of spices, often with  the addition of coconut milk; salads – vegetable mixed with meat, the  taste can be sweet, and sour but always spicy; cooked vegetables –  usually sour, although you can meet them with a sweetish flavor.

Culture & traditions

Culture & traditions

Picturesque rocky islands, incredible views, wide sand beaches,  warm sea and lush tropical vegetation – you will see this all during  you boat charter in Thailand.

In Thailand, you will find a wealth of nature perfectly combined with  ancient history, culture and traditions. There are hundreds of islands,  beaches, coves and capes. While planning your sailing vacations  Thailand can offer you a lot. Thanks to tropical climate, beaches with  pristine white sand, crystal clear waters, excellent coral reefs and  wonderful palm trees. Add to this the friendliness of the Thai people,  their magnificent culture and wonderful cuisine. No wonder in recent  years Thailand became one of the most popular sailing destinations in  Asia.

The Kingdom of Thailand has a long history. And during your sailing  trip Thailand may open some of its secrets. Over the long years of  existence, the inhabitants of this country honor not only the monarch  and the state charter, but also Buddhist norms. That is why in almost  every part of the country you will meet small churches and chapels with  centuries of history. There are a few tens of thousands of them all over  the country.

People of Thailand call their home a “land of freedom”, because  “thai” means freedom, and it’s not just a coincidence. Thailand is the  only country in South-East Asia that has preserved its independence from  European states, while all neighboring countries were once colonies of  Great Britain or France. This helped Thailand to keep its intact beauty  and uniqueness.

The main sailing area for ychting in Thailand is the Andaman Sea, but  if you want to get more acquainted with the historical monuments of the  country, then the best choice will be the Gulf of Thailand.

Fans of nightlife should go to Bangkok and Pattaya. Discos, go-go  bars, nightclubs every evening are filled with people looking for  entertainment. Loud music, bright neon lights, noise and talk of  passers-by create a specific atmosphere here.

An important part of Thai culture is traditional music. The Thais  also attach great importance to the theater. Modern art (cinema, music)  is very popular too.

An integral part of the way of life of the Thai people is the  elephant. In the past, these animals were used in battles,  transportation of trees, and today elephants mostly entertain tourists.  The image of an elephant can be found even on the Thai flag. Worth  visiting is the island of elephants Koh Chang.

While sailing in Thailand do not forget to visit at least one the 80  national parks and 32 nature reserves. Khao Yai National Park is the  most visited park in Thailand. For those who like to watch birds, it’s  worth going to Doi Suthep National Park, Doi Inthanon, or to Khao Sam  Roi Yot Park in the south. There is the last preserved rain forest in  the Khao Yai National Park, which is one of the best parks in the world.

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