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Thailand boasts some of the most translucent waters, ancient volcanic geology and coral reefs teeming with unique colourful species. Full of culture, each day will bring a new highlight in this tropical sailing destination.
Embarkation is at 17:00 hrs. Enjoy a welcome drink onboard while listening to the yacht safety briefing and hearing about the itinerary and the optional excursions package. Departure to the island of Koh Nakha Yai (or Ko Wa Yai depending on the wind). This nice beach fringed with coconut trees is an idyllic swimming stop and a beautiful sunset over the islands the Phang Nga Bay. Dinner and night on board at anchor.
After breakfast sail the 3 hour sail to Koh Kai Nai to explore the wonderful coral reef. The reef is vibrant and extremely rich with under water life - a dream for those who like snorkeling. After lunch, depart for Koh Phi Phi Don, one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Later in the day arrive in Yongkasem Bay - the bay of monkeys, to enjoy more swimming, snorkelling and beachcombing. At the end of the day cross the bay to anchor in front of Nui bay for sunset. Dinner and night on board at anchor.
After an early breakfast sail to Koh Phi Phi Ley for discovery of Maya Bay where the movie “The Beach” was shot. Spend a couple of hours sailing around the island, to discover cliffs and caves with swallow nests. At the end of the morning, head back to Koh Phi Phi Don to moor at Ton Sai Bay for lunch on board. In the afternoon take the opportunity to go ashore to shop and discover the island and a beautiful panorama. Dinner on board, then go ashore to enjoy local fire shows and the festive spirit of Phi Phi.
Optional excursion: Traditional Thai massage
After breakfast, sail to Koh Maï Phaï, also known as Bamboo Island with a beautiful sandy beach and great for snorkelling on a reef teeming with fish. After lunch on board head towards Koh Dam Kaï, also called Chicken Island, enjoy an afternoon of relaxation on an idyllic beach shaded by filaos. At low tide walk from one island to the other on a sand bank. Dinner and night at anchor.
After breakfast, depart for Ao Nang where you can take the optional elephant trek excursion. After lunch depart to Koh Hong East to explore its splendid internal lagoon - a natural swimming pool of 200m in diameter surrounded by high cliffs. Later sail to the group of Pakbia islands to spend the night. Dinner and night at anchor.
Optional excursion: Elephant Trek
Leave Pakbia for a short sail to the estuary of Ao Thalin. Take an optional kayak ride excursion. After lunch on board, early in the afternoon sail to Ko Chong Lat Canyon, a breathtaking landscape, where its waters are famous for a colony of sea otters. Sail to Koh Yang, in the magical setting of Phang Nga Bay. Diner and night at anchor.
Optional excursion: Kayak ride
After breakfast, visit Koh Phing Kan with two optional excursions. Take the long tail boat tour to commonly known James Bond Island because of the shooting of the movie “The Man with the Golden Gun”, and then visit Koh Pan Yi , a large floating village built on stilts inhabited by more than a hundred of fishermen families. At Koh Pan Yi take the opportunity to buy local handcrafts and souvenirs. Enjoy lunch back on board then sail to the Koh Hong lagoon. This outstanding site is accessible only with the dinghy, which enters a cave leading to an inland lake surrounded with cliffs at least 100m high (in thai « hong » means “room”). In the middle of the afternoon, sail to Koh Nakha Noi for a final swim and relaxing on the beach. Dinner on board or optional barbecue on the beach night at anchor.
Optional excursion: Long tail boat tour to James Bond island and Sea Gypsy village
Optional excursion: Beach BBQ dinner
Sail back to Yacht Haven marina for a final breakfast aboard before a sad farewell with your crew and disembarkation by 10:00.
Please note: Due to weather it may be necessary to change the order of the itinerary, the number of days in one location or visit other islands. The Captain is responsible for the ultimate safety and comfort of the vessel and its passengers. It is within the Captain's jurisdiction to change the sequence of stops and ports if necessary due to inclement weather conditions, high or low water levels, dock and lock schedules, technical, logistical or scheduling reasons. Additionally, sailing vessels will motor in light winds to ensure vessels arrive in port by sunset.