Sailing Cruises in Thailand
Those keen to sail in style should look no further than Thailand’s stunning coastlines. The Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, two of the country’s most popular destinations, can be explored both above and below the water on one of many sailing cruises. Here are the best to choose from.
The Sparrow by Phuket Let’s Go
Phang Nga Bay has become one of Thailand’s most coveted destinations for a number of reasons. Between the vertical, limestone cliffs that protrude from the water’s crystal-clear surface to the famous James Bond Island, this particular bay is well-known around the world. Visitors hoping to explore this bay in depth should climb aboard the 34-foot-long catamaran known as The Sparrow by Phuket Let’s Go. This ship take passengers to either Phang Nga Bay or Coral Island, depending entirely on what visitors want to see. The Sparrow allows a maximum of eight passengers, all of whom are picked up directly from their hotel and taken to the vessel. A friendly staff awaits them with drinks and fruits, and those aboard are able to lounge and snorkel as they please, on their tour of the Andaman Sea.
One of the most exciting and unique ways in which to explore Thailand’s second-largest island of Koh Samui is by sailing around its coastline on a private charter. The Samui Archipelago is equipped with the stunning Angthong National Marine Park, making it one of the most spectacular places to see on the sea. Luckily for visitors to Thailand, Nautiness Sailing is at the ready with their modern, sailing catamaran to take visitors from Koh Samui through the national park and to its one of two of its stunning neighbors: Koh Phangan or Koh Tao.
Along the way, visitors can expect to snorkel or dive, enjoy exceptional service from the crew, and plenty of amazing sites surrounding the boat at any given moment. Visitors on a tight schedule can opt for one of the day trips, but those travelers with more time on their hands should definitely try to spend a few nights aboard the yacht.
With charters around the world, it may come as no surprise that SeaScape Sailing is one of the best yachts in which visitors should climb aboard found in the Andaman Sea. The luxurious yachts here venture to some of the west coast’s top destinations, including Phang Nga Bay, where visitors are able to dive in for a swim or kayak around the caves and coves found in this spectacular area.
Visitors can also take to the crystal-clear water with a snorkel in tow in order to explore under the sea, and SeaScape also has diving equipment available should visitors want to really explore the underwater realm. The most noteworthy part of visitors’ adventure with SeaScape is the trip to Langkawi. This duty-free island of Malaysia is one of the most stunning places in all of Southeast Asia, renowned for its delicious cuisine and epic diving spots.
The Pearl of the Andaman in Southern Thailand is great, but visitors will soon depart the island of Phuket to climb aboard the S/Y Amadeus with Thai Sailing. This catamaran can hold up to eight guests, each of whom will enjoy a number of stunning stops along the way after the boat departs from the south end of the island from Chalong Bay. Some of the amazing islands visitors can expect to enjoy include Koh Phi Phi (equipped with the famous Maya Bay), the peaceful island of Koh Lanta, Koh Ha, Koh Muk, and more. The cruise lasts a total of six days and five nights before returning to the island of Phuket, and visitors are able to sunbathe, relax, swim, kayak, and snorkel as they please along the way.
Credits : Culture Trip