Phuket, Thailand Catamaran Cruise
Phuket is Thailand's largest island and the ideal location to begin this adventure. There are hundreds of islands in the Andaman Sea to explore, countless miles of beaches fringed with swaying palm trees, shimmering emerald-colored seas, coral reefs, charming villages and simply dazzling scenery.
For the busy professional and adventurous sailor in search of an unforgettable vacation, Thailand is among the finest, most interesting and beautiful places to sail in the world.
Sailing approximately 28 nm southeast of Phuket brings you to the Phi Phi Islands, which have become one of southern Thailand's favorite tourist destinations. The most developed island, Phi Phi Don, is surrounded by astonishingly clear water. Stunning anchorages suitable for overnight stays and lunchtime stops abound. Many of the islands in this region are ringed with multi-colored coral reefs, which are rich in marine life so varied and vibrant, you will be tempted to spend all of your time in the water.
A Thailand sailing vacation offers a multitude of scenic and secure anchorages, pristine white-sand beaches, rugged uninhabited islands, and lively nightlife and resorts. The warm, hospitable people of Thailand enhance the enjoyment of a Phuket yacht charter, making the sailing adventure even more memorable in a nation often called the Land of Smiles.
10 days/9 nights: Multiple 2013 Dates
Including Airfare from San Francisco
Starting at $4999 per person based on double occupancy
2013 Dates and PriceOption 1: $4999 - Sept 6 and Sept 13
Option 2: $5349 - Aug 23, Aug 30, Sep 20, Sep 27, Oct 4, Oct 11, Oct 18
Option 3: $6699 - June 14, June 21, June 28, July 5, Aug 9, Aug 16
Option 4: $6849 - July 12, July 19, July 26
Option 5: $7199 - Aug 2
NOTE: A surcharge may be required for travel within 14 days of booking due to availability of flights. Specific dates are subject to lodging and airfare availability.
Single Supplement: $400
Day 1 - Depart San Francisco
Day 2: Yacht Haven / Koh Naka Yai - 12 nm
Arrival in Phuket. Make your way to Yacht Haven, located on the North part of the island, 15 min. from the airport. Boarding begins at 5pm, followed by a boat briefing about the security onboard, the itinerary and the optional excursions package. Departure late afternoon to the first anchorage (approx. 1.5 hours), Koh Naka, dinner on board.
Day 3: Koh Naka Yai / Koh Kai Nok / Koh Phi Phi Don - 27 nm
Just after breakfast, you'll sail to the Island of Koh Kai (approx. 3 hours) where you will enjoy a nice beach, ideal for snorkeling along a rich coral reef. Lunch on board then sailing to Phi Phi Don, one of the most beautiful islands of the area. Anchorage at sunset along Monkey Bay, on the West coast. (In case of strong winds, the anchorage would be at Tonsai Bay, on the South-East part). Swimming, dinner on board.
Day 4: Koh Phi Phi Don / Koh Phi Phi Leh / Koh Phi Phi Don - 6nm
Breakfast at anchorage then cruising to Phi Phi Leh (approx. 45 min) to discover the famous Maya Bay, where the movie "The Beach" was shot, starring Leonardo di Caprio. Sailing around the island, you will discover cliffs and caves where the locals collect bird nests to be exported to China. Back to Phi Phi Don at Tonsai Bay for lunch at anchor. Afternoon free for shopping on the island or walking up to the view point where you'll see a splendid panorama. Dinner on board.
Day 5: Koh Phi Phi Don / Koh Mai Phai (Bamboo Island) / Koh Dam - 17 nm
Sailing after breakfast (approx. 2 hours) to Koh Mai Phai, also named Bamboo Island, to snorkel along a white sandy beach, on a fish-filled coral reef. Lunch on board then sailing to Chicken Island (Koh Dam) where you can swim in an aquarium or rest on a small sandbank, between two islands. Dinner on board at anchorage in Koh Dam or Raileh beach, depending on the weather.
Day 6: Koh Dam / Koh Hong East / Ao Nang - 8 nm
Cruising to Koh Hong for 2 hours after breakfast where you will discover an amazing lagoon with a dinghy, in the heart of high cliffs and wild life. Lunch on board then sailing to Ao Nang.
Day 7: Ao Nang / Koh Yang - 18 nm
Just after breakfast, you will have the opportunity to discover jungle riding on an elephant (extra fee). Then the yacht will sail (approx 3 hours) in the Phang Nga Bay to Koh Yang for dinner and night at anchorage.
Day 8: Koh Yang / Koh Hong / Koh Wa - 10 nm
From Koh Yang, you can take an optional excursion (extra fee) on a traditional "long tail boat" to visit first the James Bond Island, famous from "the Man with the Golden Gun" then Koh Panyi, the only floating village built on stilts, where you will meet the traditional fishermen and buy some local handicrafts. Back on board for lunch and cruise to Koh Hong West to explore the fantastic lagoon by dinghy. In the afternoon, you will cruise to the nice beach of Koh Wa for swimming. Dinner on board.Day 9: Koh Wa / Yacht Haven - 8nm
Sail back to marina Yacht Haven to disembark after breakfast, between 8am and 10am. Make you way to the airport for your return flight to San Francisco.
Day 10 - Arrival in San Francisco
NOTE: It is possible that some air departures will arrive at SFO at the end of day 9.
- Round trip airfare San Francisco (SFO)/Phuket Thailand (HKT)
- 7 nights cruise
- Accommodation in private double cabin with ensuite bathroom
- Full board on ship (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- 2 sets of linen, towels and beach towels per person/week
- Insurance for the yacht and the passengers
- Water sports on board : snorkeling equipment and sea kayak
- Airline taxes
- Transfers between airport and catamaran base
- Beverages, soft and alcoholic
- Cash Box €150 (mandatory - pay on the spot) This covers:
- National Park Fees
- Tourist taxes and landing fees on the islands
- Mooring fees
- Misc expenses such as broken dishes, lost fishing lines, etc.
- Optional excursions
- Gratuities for service staff
- Any expenses of a personal nature like alcoholic beverages, mini bar in rooms, laundry and telephone bills etc. and anything not specifically mentioned as "included"
- Entrance fees and extras where not included
- Travel insurance
Optional Excursion Package: $245 per person
- Discovery of James Bond Island and the floating village of Koh Pan Yi, on a traditional "longtail" Boat
- Exploration of the mangrove on sea kayaks
- Elephant trek
- Traditionnal Thai massage in Ko Lanta
- BBQ dinner on the beach of Koh Nakha Yai or Koh Wa Yai depending of wind directions