Map of Sail Phuket to Ko Phi Phi including Thailand

Jump aboard for a sailing trip 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. From bustling Phuket to postcard-perfect Koh Phi Phi, you’ll experience snorkelling through the clear waters of Chicken Island, discover ice cream-shaped stalactites and stalagmites in Koh Phanak and kayak to your heart’s content in Koh Hong.

Phuket, Thailand
Ko Phi Phi, Thailand
Physical rating
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 14

Why you'll love this trip

  • From vibrant Phuket, set sail on the beautifully calm waters of the Andaman Sea on a private yacht and watch unforgettable sunsets from the deck every evening.

  • Explore some of the gulf's best beaches, sailing in the early mornings before the crowds of tourists and residents arrive.

  • Feast on delicious food onboard thanks to your private chef who will be whipping up Thai favourites daily. You’ll also have the option to head to some of the local seaside restaurants.

  • Discover Koh Hong's mysterious caves – nicknamed the ice cream caves, for their distinctive stalagmite shape.

  • Take comfort in knowing that your biggest decision each day will be whether to snorkel, paddleboard or kayak.

Is this trip right for you?

  • As most of this trip takes place on a sailing boat, you’ll need to feel comfortable with moving about the vessel, including stairs. Your friendly crew will be able to help with the effects of sea sickness if needed.

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


Cataleya boat sailing


A twin-hulled catamaran, the ‘beautiful orchid’ carries up to 14 passengers in three twin/double cabins and two quad cabins with en-suite facilities.


This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 Nov 2023 to 30 Apr 2024.
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Sa-wat dee! Welcome to Phuket, Thailand’s largest and most popular island. Phuket is an island full of sunshine exotica and modern pizazz. It has excellent beaches, a huge array of restaurants serving local flavours, comfortable hotels, bars and shopping options – so you might want to consider arriving a couple of days early. Today, be ready to board and meet your skipper and group at 1 pm. After an orientation of the yacht, you’ll begin your journey across the Andaman Sea. Your skipper will select an island to anchor for the night where you’ll have time to enjoy a dip in the clear water, followed by a relaxing dinner on board and a beautiful sunset.
  • Overnight boat (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Dinner
Special Information
The beauty of sailing is that each day is unique and, while you’ll have a destination to reach, if the weather changes or something takes the group’s fancy, the day's itinerary is flexible. The itinerary is subject to change and may vary depending on weather and berth availability. Your skipper will make the final call and always ensure your safety.

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 most of your time above board in the open air.
After breakfast on board, you’ll head to Koh Phanak, where you have the option to visit the ice cream cave, full of stalagmites and stalactites. You’ll be transferred to the small beach via a dinghy, from where you’ll explore the ice cream-like structures in the cave. Next, head to Koh Hong, where you’ll be given an instructional briefing for a kayak or paddleboard trip to the island. Enjoy a delicious Thai lunch on board when you return and then head to Koh Phak Bia, where you’ll spend the evening. You can swim, kayak or paddleboard, or just kick back on the yacht and enjoy the beautiful scenery. The sunset here is not to be missed! Your chef will tantalise your taste buds with an amazing Thai dinner this evening.
  • Overnight boat (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
This morning after breakfast, you’ll sail to Chicken Island – with its distinctive bird-like shape and bright blue waters full of diverse marine life, this is the perfect spot to enjoy some snorkelling. After you snorkel and have some lunch, sail towards Railay Beach in the late afternoon. There will be plenty of time to relax at the beach, read a good book in the sun or walk the coastline. Railay Beach has some great restaurants, too, so tonight you can join the group for an optional dinner on the beachfront at one of the local favourites that features live music. Later, head back to the yacht which will be anchored in the bay, via a longtail boat – a real Thai experience!
  • Overnight boat (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
After breakfast on board, head towards the most talked about place in Thailand, Koh Phi Phi. For many, this is the iconic image of Thailand – 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, as well as the array of shops, bars, restaurants and fire spectacles on the beach. You will arrive at approximately 12 pm. This is where this Andaman seafaring odyssey comes to an end. Afterwards, you're free to explore all that Phi Phi has to offer or to continue your onward journey home.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
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 or speak to your booking agent.


3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners


Boat, Zodiac


Overnight boat (3 nights)

Dates & availability

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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.

Please provide full passport details at time of booking including exact name as per passport, date of birth, nationality, issue and expiry dates as these are essential for booking services on this trip.

This trip is accommodated on board a 58 foot, twin-hulled sailing catamaran. Our boat is equipped with 1 x twin-share, 2 x double-share and 2 x quad-share cabins each with en-suite bathrooms and fans.
The skipper will allocate the rooms on arrival to the boat and single travellers will be paired up with another passenger of the same sex, this may mean sharing a double mattress. The skipper will also be sharing the catamaran's facilities and sleeping quarters.
While some may find the living quarters quite close, those who are looking to revel in the adventure and exhilaration of an authentic sailing trip usually find any discomfort is more than made up for by the spirit of this sailing experience.

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.

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