Map of Phuket Sailing Adventure including Thailand

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Sail through the idyllic islands of Thailand for the perfect tropical getaway

Spend seven days sailing around Thailand's southern islands exploring its sublime seascapes, sandy beaches and craggy limestone peaks. From quiet, remote islands like Ko Yao Yai to the popular backpacker haunt of Ko Phi Phi, this sailing jaunt provides opportunities aplenty to both take it easy and turn it up, experiencing this popular destination from a different perspective.

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Terms & Conditions

Start
Phuket, Thailand
Finish
Phuket, Thailand
Destination
Thailand
Style
Original
Theme
18 to 29s, Sailing
Code
TSSYC
Physical rating
Ages
Min 18, Max 29
Group size
Min 1, Max 14

Why you'll love this trip

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

  • Choose to be rocked to sleep by the gentle pitch of your yacht as you sleep out beneath the stars.

  • Live your best, beach-loving life with walks on the finest white sand, and swims and snorkels in the inviting azure waters of Thailand’s best beaches.

  • Ask yourself the big questions, like should I explore by kayak or paddle board?

  • Mix things up and experience the best of both worlds by sailing between quiet, remote islands and backpacker favourites.

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. Meet your skipper and sailing crew at 1 pm at the Bullship Bar in Chalong Bay, ready to board. Space on the boat is limited so we recommend bringing a small, soft-sided bag or a backpack (any large luggage can be left at our base in Chalong). The skipper will give you an orientation of the yacht and you'll then begin your journey across the Andaman Sea by sailing towards Ko Rang Yai, an idyllic island about five kilometres from Phuket. The boat will drop anchor in front of a private beach, the perfect spot to ease into sailing life with a dip in the warm water, dinner on board and a beautiful sunset. Welcome to your new life.
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 on board before cruising to Phang Nha Bay, the iconic location where the James Bond movie, 'Man with the Golden Gun', was filmed. This is the Thailand you've dreamt about, a landscape of sheer limestone karsts and emerald water where the hardest choice you'll have to make it whether to explore by swimming, kayak or both. Paddle through the bays, inlets and aqua alleyways shaded by towering limestone formations keeping an eye out for the local wildlife calling these little islands home. In the evening, the boat will anchor in an isolated spot in the north-east part of the bay between Ko Klui and Ko Chang, where you can spend the evening slumped in a beanbag reading, eating, drinking and watching the sun dip beneath the horizon. Heaven.
Accommodation
  • Overnight boat (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Set sail this morning towards tiny Ko Hong and explore its sea caves in the boat's dinghy before stopping at the beach. Strap on a snorkel and mingle with the marine life, or just take a swim and chill out on deck. Ko Hong, or Room Island, is so-called because of the huge lagoon hidden in the centre of the island and encircled by towering limestone cliffs covered in vegetation. Sail on to Railay, a rock-climber's paradise accessible only by boat, and enjoy the laidback nightlife with dinner and drinks ashore, as well as an epic beach sunset.
Accommodation
  • Overnight boat (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Sail today to one of the most talked about places in Thailand, the island group of Ko Phi Phi. This is arguably the country's most popular island getaways and for many, this is the iconic image of Thailand – two islands connected by a great arc of pure white sand, striking limestone cliffs and water that's an impossibly inviting shade of turquoise green. It's an area famous for being the location of Leonardo Di Caprio's 'The Beach', but with an abundance of marine life, shops, restaurants and heaving beach bars, there's something to suit every kind of traveller. Spend some free time hiking to Phi Phi viewpoint, or just enjoy the beaches and nightlife.
Accommodation
  • Overnight boat (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Whatever your enthusiasm for Phi Phi's nightlife, you'd hate to be feeling a little under the weather today as you'll depart early in the morning before stopping at Monkey Bay, just outside of Loh Dalum Bay. This is one of the most beautiful beaches in the whole of Thailand, which is really saying something given the country's endless gorgeous sands. The bay gets its names from its cheeky residents so keep an eye on any possessions you leave on the beach! Grab a snorkel because the water is clear and the coral is near to the surface, and brightly coloured fish dart around inches from your mask. After lunch, continue northwest to the undeveloped, unspoilt Ko Yao Yai. Here you’ll find lovely, lonely beaches surrounded by mangroves. Around the beautiful bays there’s excellent snorkelling, leafy forest trails and sea kayaking to choose from. It’s a great place to relax away from the tourist trail and absorb the natural wonders, somewhere where glimpses of traditional island culture are still seen. Later this evening, head out to the beach to cap off another unforgettable day with a night beach barbecue, maybe grilling up some fresh fish caught earlier today. Relax the night away beside a fire pit, and watch the sun sink beneath the waves.
Accommodation
  • Overnight boat (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Set sail across a postcard landscape of shimmering azure waters and island-studded bays southwest to Ko Racha. Known for the clearest blue water in the area, these islands are a great destination for snorkelling and are mainly home to farmers and fishermen. Get active in the warm and inviting water with activities like kayaking or paddle boarding, or head ashore to take a walk across the island, passing coconut groves and the occasional water buffalo grazing while being treated to some spectacular views. Maybe strap on a mask and head underwater with great visibility and clarity, where you can mingle with a wealth of curious marine life in a protected cove, or  simply chill out on deck and enjoy the view. Spend your last evening on the boat soaking up this unique location and view, and don’t forget to make the most of your wonderful surroundings by choosing to sleep out on deck under the stars.
Accommodation
  • Overnight boat (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
A smooth sail brings you to your final destination of Phuket Island around noon. Stop for your last chance to paddle, swim and snorkel in the waters of the Andaman Sea, spotting schools of brightly coloured fish off the coast before docking in Phuket. It has some excellent beaches and a huge array of restaurants, hotels, bars and shopping, so perhaps take a couple of extra days here to check it all out. This is where your Andaman seafaring odyssey comes to an end. Afterwards you are free to explore all that Phuket has to offer, or to continue your onward journey.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners

Transport

Boat, dinghy

Accommodation

Overnight boat (6 nights)

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Important notes

1. The tour commences from Phuket on Day 1 at 1 pm and finishes on arrival into Phuket on Day 7 at approximately 12 pm depending on weather conditions.
2. All travellers must pay National Park fees locally. Please allow US 20 for these fees.

Essential trip information

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Essential Trip Information provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what's included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.