Sail Thailand & Burma

Our Asian sailing trips follow a simple recipe. Start with a generous scoop of aquamarine water and secret strips of golden sand (remember to remove all traces of tourist crowds). Throw in a handful of rare corals and tropical fish, then add a dash of nautical navigating. Leave to simmer while you nap and work on that Thailand tan, then take off the heat and slow it right down with a guided trek to some jungle-covered ruins. Serve with a sizzling stir-fry courtesy of your on-board chef and a jaw-dropping island sunset for good measure. Want to try the recipe for yourself? We’ve got just the sailing tour for you…

Our Asia Sailing trips

USD $1,520
CAD $1,700
AUD $1,785
EUR €1,260
GBP £925
NZD $1,955
ZAR R16,780
CHF FR1,290
Tour the Thai islands on a sailing trip that mixes the popular beaches with discreet hideouts and mysterious natural...
USD $2,165
CAD $2,535
AUD $2,660
EUR €1,880
GBP £1,380
NZD $2,915
ZAR R25,010
CHF FR1,925
Beginning in Phuket, sail around Burma's Myeik (Mergui) Archipelago in the Andaman Sea and discover an untouched...
NZD $2,704
USD $2,151
ZAR R23,652
GBP £1,305
CAD $2,394
CHF FR1,818
EUR €1,777
AUD $2,515
Cruise the pristine Myeik Archipelago in complete comfort on this sailing adventure in Myanmar. Enjoy sunset strolls...
USD $612
CAD $714
AUD $752
EUR €490
GBP £388
NZD $808
ZAR R7,059
Take a Thai sailing tour between Phuket and Ko Phi Phi. Snorkel over a vibrant underwater world, relax on idyllic...
USD $577
CAD $675
AUD $724
EUR €490
GBP £367
NZD $763
ZAR R6,667
Set sail on Thai waters between Ko Phi Phi and Phuket. Swim in clear blue waters, kick back on warm sands and get a...

Life on the boat

When cruising the waters of the Andaman Sea, a twin-hulled catamaran is our vessel of choice. The size of the yacht may vary depending on the group, but the boat will usually have four twin-share cabins, 1-4 shared bathrooms, hot water showers and flushable toilets. Most meals, including lunches and dinners, are included on our Asia sailing trips, prepared by our resident chef on-board. Life on the boat is designed to be flexible: take a turn as skipper or kick back with a mai tai and a island sunset – it’s up to you.

Port stops on Asia sailing trips

Explore the caves of Ko Hong

Ko Hong is regarded by those in the know as the most beautiful island on the Andaman Coast. And that’s a big call. Most tourists need to organise day trips from Krabi to visit Ko Hong’s limestone cave system and secluded beaches, but not you. Pull up the catamaran and go for a swim right off the deck, or wander ashore and start exploring.

Explore on the Phuket Sailing Adventure

Hang with Moken fisherman on Bo Cho island

If you want to picture Burma’s Myeik (Mergui) Archipelago, try to think of Thailand about 150 years ago. Well away from the tourist trail, islands like the beautiful Bo Cho are time capsules inhabited by the Moken – a tribe of free-diving fisherman who live off the land (no phones, power or internet required). You won’t find a port like this anywhere else.

Explore on the Burma Sailing Adventure

Hike to a waterfall on Ko Phangan

Ko Phangan is one of our favourite Thai islands, and Than Sadet one of our favourite waterfalls (you know you’re doing well when generations of Thai royalty have visited you for a dip). Hop off your catamaran and hike along lush river trails on your way to Than Sadet. Cool off in the falls, then relax at sunset with a beachside barbecue on Ko Phangan.

Explore on the Ko Samui Sailing Adventure

Best time to travel

Thailand is lucky in that it’s very close to the equator and outside the cyclone zone of the Pacific and Indian Ocean, which means calm waters and idyllic sailing almost all the year round. The dry season (November to April) is generally the best choice however: there’s less chance of monsoonal rain and the balmy 30 degree days make for some wonderfully refreshing swims off the back of the boat. During the wet season (May to October), winds are better for sailing, but heavy rains can often blow in unpredictably. We run two sailing trips: on the west coast Nov through April, and on the east coast May through October.

Weather in Thailand

Local leader Mike

Skipper profile

Michael James Forbes, Burma

“I’ve been skippering boats since I was 21. I’ve sailed the Indian and Atlantic oceans, the Mediterranean and Caribbean seas, and now the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand. Sailing has to be one of the most peaceful forms of transport on the planet. If you have not experienced it, you’ll never know how incredible this feeling is. I see sailing as a great adventure. No two days are ever the same. You become acutely aware of your surroundings and the calming effect of the ocean.”

Sail Ko Phi Phi to Phuket , October 2015

Darren Long

Phuket Sailing Adventure , October 2015

Darren Long

Sail Phuket to Ko Phi Phi , October 2015

Darren Long

Need some inspiration?

A journey through Myanmar (Burma) in three beautiful minutes (VIDEO)

Posted on Wed, 13 May 2015

Let’s be honest, most things make us want to travel – from the smell of fresh coconuts and the hustle of a crowded marketplace to looking back on old photos. […]

Read more

What to expect in Myeik, the 800-island archipelago no-one has ever heard of

Posted on Mon, 11 May 2015

It’s known as the Mergui or Myeik archipelago, a collection of 800 jungle-covered islands off the southern coast of Myanmar (Burma). It’s okay if you haven’t heard of it. Until a few years ago hardly anyone had.

Read more

A guide to playing chinlone like a Burmese professional

Posted on Fri, 17 Apr 2015

I first encountered chinlone in one of Yangon’s back alleys. It was after seven pm, the working day was well and truly over, and a gang of middle-aged men had […]

Read more