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Rent a boat in Phuket

74 boats available for bareboat or crewed charter
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Most affordable boats for rent in Phuket

List of boats sorted by the price per week. Starting with the most affordable boats from $1,449 per week (like Sun Odyssey 479 - 4 cab. - 2018) going to more premium yachts available in Phuket from $16,259 per week.

Most popular Sailboat rentals in Phuket

Popular catamarans charters in Phuket

Phuket Yacht charter options

Phuket sailing itineraries

We've curated top-notch sailing itineraries in Phuket, perfect for week-long sailing vacations or longer. Our recommendations are tailored to average 3-5 hours of sailing per day, ensuring you can fully immerse yourself in the joys of your sailing vacation without any unnecessary stress.

Phuket 7 days sailing itinerary

Phuket 7 days sailing itinerary

Duration: 7 days
Distance: 87 nm
Set sail from Phuket and explore the stunning nearby islands of Koh Phanak, Koh Hong Krabi, Phi Phi Don, and Koh Rang Yai. This sailing itinerary offers clear turquoise waters, dramatic limestone cliffs, and lush, secluded beaches. Perfect for sailors who delight in navigating vibrant coral reefs and discovering hidden lagoons.

Cost of boat rental in Phuket

The prices for yacht charters in Phuket are closely tied to the weather and sailing conditions throughout the year. They tend to be at their lowest in June, corresponding to the low season, and reach their peak in December when demand is high and sailing conditions are optimal.

Sailing in Phuket

A yacht charter in Phuket is a great way to make your vacation unforgettable. At 12 Knots, you can rent various types of vessels, including a yacht, boat, or catamaran. In this article, you will find lots of helpful information on a bareboat or crewed yacht charter in Phuket.

General Information

Phuket is the second-smallest province of Thailand, which consists of many islands. It is located in the western part of the country in the Andaman Sea. It used to be one of the largest trading routes between India and China.

Renting a boat with or without a crew in Phuket is a great opportunity to familiarize yourself with this amazingly beautiful province, feel the wind, fishing in the sea, or enjoying sunbathing on a deck. 12Knot, one of the leading rental services internationally, will ensure that you enjoy your sailing experience in a hassle-free way.

You are not required to have any special documents to book a bareboat charter. However, you may need to show your sailing resume. A base manager will read the document to decide whether you have enough experience or not.

Things to Do in Phuket

Lots of interesting places are located nearby the island, such as Koh Racha. It consists of two islands. The first island is called Koh Racha Yai, and the other is known as Koh Racha Noi. They are great destinations for everyone who wishes to explore beautiful coral reefs by snorkeling or diving. Other amazing places that you can visit when staying in Phuket include:

  • Koh Phi Phi. It is an island where The Beach was filmed with DiCaprio playing the main part.
  • Krabi. A scenic neighbor of Phuket, this place is covered with dense mangrove forests and sheer limestone cliffs. It is a perfect place to enjoy fantastic views of Mother Nature.
  • Khao Sok National Park. If you wish to immerse yourself in the virgin jungle, visit this park. It is home to many animal species, such as gibbons, hornbill birds, and tigers.
  • Big Buddha of Phuket. You can also climb this iconic 45-meter tall statue located at the top of Nakkerd Hill. It was constructed entirely on donated money. Since it is a religious place, you should be dressed accordingly.
  • Soi Bangla. It is the most colorful street of the Patong resort. This is where you will be able to visit different shops, restaurants, and bars. You can walk in the crowd, enjoying a vibrant atmosphere. This street is full of life even at night.
  • Chalong Temple. It was built at the beginning of the 19th century. The temple boasts beautifully painted walls and ceilings, not to mention lots of golden statues.

Remember to carefully plan your schedule to visit all the most interesting places in Phuket.

Sailing Conditions in Phuket

In Phuket, weather conditions remain warm all over the year. The dry weather lasts from November to April. During this season, the average temperature ranges from 20 to 30 degrees. Waves can be as high as one meter around the main island. You can expect two high tides from 0.5 to more than 3 meters daily. If you are going to rent a yacht, you should deal with the most trusted service providers like 12Knot. Always make sure that a boat you are about to rent is properly insured.

Best Time for Sailing Vacations in Phuket

The best time to sail the waters of Phuket is from November until April. This is how long the high season lasts in this province. The best months for sailing are December through January. In March, the temperature starts to increase. April is the hottest month. Tourists also arrive from May to October when winds are getting stronger and sailing conditions are more favorable than during dry months.

Difficulty Level

There are several popular routes for sailing in Phuket. One of them will take you along its eastern coast. It is recommended to start sailing up the northeastern coast right to the alluring Phang Nga Bay.

You can enjoy many beautiful bays, islets, and caves all along the way. They can be explored by kayak or another vessel in Phang Nga Bay. Then, you can take a trip around the province of Krabi. Once you reach Ko Lanta, you can sail back to Phuket.

Main Charter Bases

12 Knots offers lots of different charter options in Thailand. The following belong to the most popular bases:

  • Phuket
  • Nai Han Beach
  • Koh Chang
  • Koh Samui

Boat Types for Charter

All in all, there are 69 yachts available for charter in Phuket at 12Knot. The following types can be used for bareboat and crewed charter:

  • sail yachts
  • powerboats
  • catamarans

Travel Information

While there are no direct trains to Phuket, you can get to this place by traveling on trains going from Bangkok to Singapore. After getting off at the Phun Phin railway station, you can take a bus that will take you to Phuket in five hours. You can also fly to the province. There is Phuket International Airport located 24 miles from the city. The airport is 44 km away from Phuket Deep Sea Port.

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