Jump on board and sail between the tropical islands of Thailand

Feel the wind in your hair as you set sail through the paradisical surroundings of Thailand's west coast. Plunge into the glistening turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea, relax on powdery white beaches and let this short but sweet sailing adventure give you a taste of a truly magnificent part of the world.

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Terms & Conditions

Start
Phuket, Thailand
Finish
Ko Phi Phi, Thailand
Destination
Thailand
Style
Original
Theme
Sailing
Code
TSSX
Physical rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 14

Why you'll love this trip

  • Leave behind vibrant Phuket and set sail on the beautifully calm waters of the Andaman Sea

  • Explore some of the gulf's best beaches, sailing in at early morning before the crowds arrive

  • Be rocked to sleep by the gentle pitch of the yacht, perhaps choosing to spend the night on deck under the stars.

  • Feast on delicious food thanks to your onboard chef whipping up Thai favourites daily

  • Discover Koh Hong's mysterious caves

  • Take comfort in the knowledge that your biggest decision each day will be whether to snorkel or kayak

Is this trip right for you?

  • As the majority of this trip takes place on a sailing boat, you’ll need to feel comfortable with moving about the vessel, including the use of stairs. With that said, sea legs come naturally to some but not so much for others. Your friendly crew will be able to help with the effects of sea sickness if needed.

  • A zodiac is used to transport passengers from the boat to the mainland, with landings taking place at piers (dry landings) as well as on beaches (wet landings). Zodiacs can sometimes be awkward to climb in and out of, but a sense of humour and can-do attitude is all you need.

  • This is an adventure on board a real yacht, which means living spaces, cabins, bathrooms and showers need to be shared with other passengers. Sleeping quarters can be quite compact, but you will be spending the majority of your time above board in the open air.

  • Time on the water also means time in the sun. Remember to pack sun protection, such as sun screen and a hat, and drink plenty of water to keep hydrated. See ‘Essential Trip Information’ below for a full packing list.

  • Please note that smooth sailing is dependent on the weather, so itinerary changes may occur at the last minute if the weather becomes unfavourable. If any changes are made, you can trust in your knowledgeable skipper to choose an alternative route or activity.

  • Due to the size of the yachts, sound carries easily from one side to the other and can wake your fellow travellers. Please keep this in mind if you’re planning to have a late night. 

Itinerary

Sa-wat dee! Welcome to Phuket, arguably Thailand’s best known island and certainly its largest. Phuket is an island of modern pizzazz mixed with sunshine exotica. It has excellent beaches and a huge array of restaurants, hotels, bars and shopping, so consider arriving a couple of days early to check it out. Be ready to board and meet your skipper and other group members at 1pm then, after an orientation of the yacht, begin your journey across the Andaman Sea with a sail towards Koh Rang Yai Island. This the perfect place to ease into life on board. The boat will drop anchor in front of a private beach and there'll be plenty of time for a dip in the water, a relaxing dinner on board and a beautiful sunset.


Accommodation
  • Overnight boat (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Dinner
Special Information
The beauty of sailing is that each day is unique and, while we have a destination to reach, if the weather changes or something takes the group’s fancy, we are flexible on the day's itinerary. The itinerary is subject to change and may vary depending on weather and berth availability. Your skipper will make the final call to ensure your safety at all times.
Enjoy breakfast onboard then begin your exploration by cruising into the famous Phang Nga Bay, the stunning backdrop to many a film and perhaps one of Thailand's most recognisable gems, a landscape of sheer limestone karsts that jut dramatically out of the green water. Explore the remote islands that dot the sea and enjoy lunch in Koh Roi, then head to Koh Phanak and grab a kayak to paddle through the bays and canyons, discovering inlets, caves, hidden lagoons and the local wildlife. Next up is an opportunity to explore the underwater world as you snorkel off the beach at Koh Pak Bia, then cruise through to an isolated spot in the bay's north-east between Koh Klui and Koh Chang. Spend the evening slumped in a bean bag surrounded by turquoise blue water, and take a break from reading, eating and drinking to watch the sun dip beneath the waves.
Accommodation
  • Overnight boat (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Halfway between the island of Koh Yao Noi and Krabi, Koh Hong is a true desert island destination, uninhabited except for gibbons, birds, and lizards, where two powdery white sand beaches line twin bays. The name translates to ‘Room’, and this might refer to the tranquil lagoon hidden inside the island. Here you’ll take out the dinghy or a kayak and explore the sea caves before stopping on the quintessential image of a tropical beach for swimming and snorkelling. Strap on a mask and mingle with a wealth of curious marine life, or perhaps chill out on deck with a good book and a bowl of fresh fruit. Your sailing day ends beachside in Railay, a paradise with sheer-sided limestone mountains around the beach. Take in a stunning sunset then have dinner ashore amid the cluster of lively restaurants and bars. Back on the boat you can choose to spend the final night of this fabulously relaxing Thailand sailing adventure sleeping out on the deck under the stars.
Accommodation
  • Overnight boat (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Spend an early morning on Railay Beach (before everyone arrives), then sail through the Chicken Islands group to the most talked about place in Thailand – Koh Phi Phi. For many, this is the iconic image of the country – two islands connected by a great arc of pure white sand, striking limestone cliffs, and unbelievably inviting water. Travellers are drawn to the island thanks to its colourful marine life, shops, bars, restaurants and fire spectacles on the beach. Try to spot schools of brightly coloured fish off the coast of Phi Phi before sailing on to Phi Phi Don, where you’ll dock by approximately 12 noon. This is where this Andaman seafaring odyssey comes to an end, and afterwards you're free to explore all that Phi Phi has to offer or to continue your onward journey.

**Got extra time? For a more encompassing sailing experience why not consider our 7 day Phuket Sailing Adventure? For more information enter trip code TSSZC**
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

Transport

Boat

Accommodation

Overnight boat (3 nights)

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Important notes

1. The tour commences from Phuket on Day 1 at 1pm and finishes on arrival into Phi Phi on Day 4 at approximately midday, depending on weather conditions.
2. All travellers must pay National Park fees locally. Please allow US$10 for these fees.

Essential trip information

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