Referred to by residents as "the Kingdom," Thailand is enchanting. Sail this fairy-tale coast and you'll discover jungles enveloping otherworldly rock formations, wildlife on both the sea and land, and welcoming people.
Bursting with flavor and powerful scenery, life is friendly and people are gracious. The coastline is endless, with over 1,000 nautical miles of shore in the Gulf of Thailand and along the Malay Peninsula, where you'll find the Andaman Sea, home to some of the most interesting sailing anywhere in the world.
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January 21st — 28th 2023
8 days, 7 nights
Between the island of Phuket and Krabi, however, is a tucked away paradise with verdant cliffs and turquoise waters. Join the Adventure!
Entering the river delta area in the north of Phang Nga Bay you will find the island of Ko Panyi where a densely populated small village is built on stilts sitting above the water. This is referred to as the “floating village”, but only the boats ride up and down with the tide, houses sit on stilts over the sea.
Two large islands sit in the middle of the bay: Ko Yao Noi and Ko Yao Yai, separated by a shallow passageway. Although a number of modern resorts have recently been developed here, these islands remain rural and traditional. The two islands are lush and geographically appear more similar to Phuket than the nearby hong islands, even if they are a world apart culturally. Going ashore will take you back in time to where the island of Phuket was before it became a major tourist destination.
Across the bay from Phuket towards the east is Krabi province, a mountainous part of mainland Thailand known for their steep and towering cliffs that stand tall over the sea below. Railay beach is on a mainland peninsula but not accessible by roads because of the impenetrable mountains that block land travel to Krabi town. The beaches are lined by hotels and tourists brought in by longtail boats flood the white sand beaches.
Not far from the hustle of Railay beach is a group of islands with great snorkeling, idyllic beaches and world class deep water solo rock climbing. Arriving at these islands from Railay will remind you why sailboats are the absolute best way to see the world.
Busy during the day with boats taking tourists back and forth from Phuket, parts of this sparsely inhabited island can become overwhelmed by daytripper tourists. Fortunately, for sailors, we spend our day sailing the seas. Tour boats leave Patok Beach in late afternoon as we arrive and by early evening the island is quiet and serene. Going ashore on a walk towards the village where the islanders live, you will pass by water buffalo grazing in fields along the dirt roads and islanders tilling the land.
Sail here for the raucous good times and the perspective that it lends you. The Phi Phi Islands over the years have become a beacon for backpackers wondering this part of the world, and during a trip ashore, their slightly rambunctious lifestyle is beyond evident. This activity contrasts greatly with the experience a sailor will have just around the corner anchored off a jungle cove with monkeys on the cliffs high above your mast top.
Culinary Director and Chef
Despite my tiny frame, I am an eater and food is always on my mind! I love every element of the food experience, from shopping the finest the farmers market has to provide to the preparation of an exquisite meal. A hostess at heart, it is the sensual and intimate aspect of dining that remains most important to me. I always keep in mind that overall indulgence is exemplified through flawless service and genuine hospitality. I believe that food has the capacity to fascinate and surprise, and I am not one to resist sharing my discoveries with any innocent bystander who has a set of ears, an open mind, and an empty stomach.
Paul has had a love for life on the water since a very young age – sailing, surfing, free diving and competitive kite boarding. Being near or on the water has always been of great importance to him. In 2014 Paul began his carrier as a charter captain which has brought him internationally offering crewed charters in Sweden, Italy, Greece, Croatia, the San Juan islands and the Caribbean. In 2016, Paul moved to the Virgin Islands to work as a full time captain aboard SV Pelican, a 58 foot catamaran, offering all inclusive dive sailing charters in the USVI and BVI. Having the Caribbean right off the back deck made for the chance to learn many of the locations for free diving, kiteboarding, hiking and all the fun activities that make a sailing trip a great adventure. Returning to the Mediterranean every summer Paul continues to grow his local knowledge of each location with a focus on Greece and Italy. His passion for the sailing life style and the ocean is infectious and he brings both excitement and experience to every charter. He is also a well recognized teacher of outdoor photography and lighting. Paul happily shares his love for boating and photography as a captain who also can teach high-level photography to guests onboard in beautiful and remote locations.
Airport: Phuket International Airport (HKT)
The starting marina is a 45-minute taxi ride from the airport
Reliable taxi stand at the arrivals terminal
Private shuttles can be booked in advance
Boarding Time: 3:00 PM Day 1
Disembarking Time: 11:00 AM Day 8
Professional Captain (your new best friend)
Private Chef (for the best food of your life)
Provisioning for onboard meals (all meals excluding 5 onshore dining experiences)
Bespoke itinerary planning w/ travel recommendations
Yacht incidentals (fuel, water, marina fees, local tax)
Catamaran for full duration of voyage
Travel to Phuket
Onshore activities such as dinning / drinks
Crew gratuity (15% to 20% is the recommended amount set by industry standards)
Wine & spirits are not included
A 50% deposit is required to confirm your cabin. If the departure is sold out, please request to be placed on the waitlist. If additional travelers inquire about booking the departure, we will add additional boats to the departure. We cannot guarantee any refunds or cancellations and a $500 rescheduling processing fee will be applied to any confirmed booking. Please review the Terms & Conditions for more information.
Lagoon 42 Owner's Suite
Three and four double cabins available Island double beds for the aft cabins and beds with side access for the forward cabins, the aft cabins benefit from a bathroom with a separate shower, very large windows in the cabins offer excellent illumination and magnificent views of the surroundings, the vertical glazing in the coachroof provides saloon illumination: a well-lit, comfortable environment that is perfectly balanced between the galley and saloon areas, the U-shaped galley, fully fitted with broad work surfaces and extensive storage space, is oriented towards the external cockpit. The attention devoted to detail and the use of the volumes make this new interior a unique and enjoyable living space.
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