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Lying on the 8° north Phuket is the ideal gateway to the Andaman Sea islands. With hundreds of islands, there are many more miles of beaches, creeks and headlands meeting the sea. Under a fine tropical climate , the beaches are palm fringed, with pristine white sand, crystal waters and superb coral reefs.

Add to that the renowned friendliness of the Thai People, their magnificent cuisine and culture, and Thailand has deservedly become Asia's premier cruising destination. Air temperatures varies from 25° to 32° ( sea temperature : 28° ).

You can enjoy comfortable cruising all year round because there are no typhoons and even the seasonal monsoons are gentle.

11 days Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to the base of Dream Yacht Thailand situated at Yacht Haven in the North East of Phuket and boarding for the night.

Day 2: 29 NM

From our base in Phuket we will sail to the south passing some of the most beautiful islands imaginable such as Koh Ka and Koh Racha Yaï where we will make anchor for the evening, here you will get to enjoy the magnificent and splendid sunset (only between November to April).

Day 3 and 4: 51 NM

We sail towards Koh Rok-Nok, which will be our longest trip. Relax here for two days, swimming around in beautiful crystal clear waters where you can also participate in some impressive snorkeling. The coral reef is exceptionally beautiful in this place surrounded by white sandy beaches.
Take a walk in nature where you will find superb views in which you will encounter squirrels and if you are really lucky you may also get to view the giant lizards.

Day 5: 16 NM

Anchoring at Koh Ha Yaï, which is one of a small group of islands out in the ocean. With cliffs jetting out into the sea here you will find a beautiful white sandy beach that awaits your arrival (only between November to April).

Day 6 and 7: 20 NM

From Koh Ha Yaï, we will head towards Koh Pee-Pee which is classified as one of the three most reputed island of the world with its magnificent views and one of the most beautiful of beaches namely Maya Bay (Anchor overnight at the Maya Bay from November to April only).

Day 8: 19 NM

From Koh Pee-Pee, we will set sail to Ao Nang or Ralay, situated on the coast of Krabi. Stopover in Koh Kaï, where the low tide will enable you to walk from one island to another. Outstanding beaches each one more beautiful than the other awaits you.

Day 9 and 10: 40 NM

Excellent anchorages are to be found at the prestigious Phang Nga Bay. Secret lagoons, crystal clear waters together with the unspoilt beauty of this magical bay will be an unforgettable end to your trip prior to sailing back to the base of Dream Yacht Thailand. (Minimum stay 2 nights).

Day 11

Check out at the Dream Yacht Thailand base.

7 days Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to the base of Dream Yacht Thailand at Yacht Haven in the North East of Phuket and boarding for the night.

Day 2: 10 NM

Departure from our base in Phuket to the majestic and magical Phang Nga Bay where we will spend the evening.

Day 3: 20 NM miles

We will set sail to one of the most famous groups of islands namely Koh Hong where you will discover a selection of secluded beaches with idyllic views and timeless beauty.

Day 4: 11 NM

Setting sail towards the Koh Poda, then onto Koh Kai, where the low tide will enable you to walk from one island to another.

Day 5: 18 NM

After a marvelous day in Koh Kai, we head towards Koh Pee?Pee, which is classified as one of the three most beautiful islands in the world. With its stunning views and most reputed beaches namely the Maya Bay where here you can enjoy an unforgettable night during the high season.

Day 6: 30 NM

Finally we set sail back to our base in Phuket. Sailing through the south where you will be able to enjoy the beauty of the many islands that we pass on our way back.

Day 7

Check out at the Dream Yacht Thailand base.

15 days Itinerary

Day 1: Koh Racha

Welcome to the base of Dream Yacht Thailand situated at Yacht Haven in the North East of Phuket and boarding for the night.

Day 2: 29 NM

From our base in Phuket we will sail south past some of the worlds most beautiful and enchanting of islands such as the Koh Ka and here we will spend the night on the Koh Racha Yaï which as an impressive anchorage, accompanied by a beautiful and splendid sunset (only between November to April).

Day 3 and 4: 27 NM

From Koh Racha Yaï we will sail smoothly over to Koh pee-Pee. Arrival at Koh Pee-Pee one of the worlds finest of jewels that remains on earth today with its exceptional views over the bay and not forgetting the magnificent sunset for your enjoyment.

Day 5: 28 NM Koh Pee-Pee/Koh Lanta

A short sailing trip where you will be able to purchase fresh products such as fruits, fish and vegetables.

Day 6: 12 NM

Anchor at Koh Muk (stopover at Koh N'Gai), which is an island of fishermen, here you will find a magnificent closed cavern, which opens onto a beautiful lagoon.

Day 7 and 8: 16NM - Koh Muk /Koh Rok-Nok

Anchor at Koh Muk (stopover at Koh N'Gai), which is an island of fishermen, here you will find a magnificent closed cavern, which opens onto a beautiful lagoon.

Day 9: 16 NM Koh Rok-Nok/ Koh Ha yai

Set sail to Koh Rok-Nok-/ Koh Ha Yai, which is a small group of islands out in the ocean. With cliffs jetting out into the sea here you will find a beautiful small white sandy beach that awaits your arrival - absolute paradise (only between November to April).

Day 10: 20 NM

We sail back to Koh Ha Yaï / Koh Pee-Pee to spend the night.

Day 11: 19 NM Koh PEE-PEE/ Ao Nang - Koh Kaï

Set sail to Kon Pee-Pee /Ao Nang or Ralay, situated on the coast of Krabi. Stopover in Koh Kaï, where the low tide will enable you to walk from one island to another. Outstanding beaches each one more beautiful than the other awaits you.

Day 12 and 14: 40 NM

Excellent anchorages are to be found at the prestigious Phang Nga Bay. Secret lagoons, crystal clear waters together with the unspoilt beauty of this magical bay will be an unforgettable end to your trip prior to sailing back to the base of Dream Yacht Thailand. (Minimum stay 2 nights).

Day 15

Check out at the Dream Yacht Thailand base.

The Similan island in 10 days

This trip is available from November to April (from- 01st May to 30Th October the islands are closed).

Day 1

Welcome to the base of Dream Yacht Thailand situated at Yacht Haven in the North East of Phuket and boarding for the night.

Day 2: 24 NM

Departing from our base in Phuket you will set sail to the south where you will spend your first superb night at anchor in Naï Harn.

Day 3: 60 NM

Sailing towards the magnificent and beautiful Similan Islands which are extremely well known. The most striking feature of these islands, at first glance, are the huge boulders that line the western and southern shores on several of the islands. Another feature, are the white coral-sandy beaches, splendidly picturesque and often deserted. The most interesting sights, however, are to be found beneath the waves. Some of the most spectacular coral growths in the world can be found here.

Day 4/7: 30 NM

Reputed in the world for its snorkeling and diving, these islands, which consist of nine in the group, are a paradise that have been well preserved. Take your precious time to discover all the hidden anchorages, the underwater world, lust forest in abundance and beautiful virgin beaches. The rangers help in the protection and breeding of tortoises and their eggs. The amateurs of snorkeling will not be disappointed with all the different species of fish they will encounter which resembles a natural aquarium.

Day 8/9: 84 NM

We will set sail back to the south of Phuket taking the same route as from departure.

Day 10

Check out at the Dream Yacht Thailand base.

2 weeks Itinerary: Surin and Similian island

(Similan and Surin are closed from the (1st of May to 30th of October)

Day 1

Welcome to the base of Dream Yacht Thailand at Yacht Haven in the North East of Phuket and boarding for night.

Day 2: 24 NM

Departing from our base in Phuket you sail southwards. North from Phuket is a bridge under which unfortunately you cannot pass. However, you get to spend your first evening in the enchanting anchorage of Naï Harn.

Day 3: 44 NM

Sail northwards along the West coast of Phuket where you will find plenty of idyllic anchorages for the night. We also recommend a stopover at the well-protected bay of Thap Lamu.

Day 4: 33 NM

Keep following the West coast to enter into the mangroves situated at the level of the island Phra Thong in order to spend the night there. You will certainly be all by yourself and experience the silence and serene solitude that reigns around you.

Day 5: 18 NM

Crossing straight westwards you reach the islands of Surin. If you are a lover of scuba diving you should pass close to the precious diving spot of "Richelieu Rock". It is one of the finest places in the world for diving with whale sharks.

Day 6 and 7: 18 NM

The islands of Surin offer a remarkable calmness. The reef merits your attention where you can see turtles quite frequently. There is also a village in the channel, inhabited by the Sea gypsies called Mokens.

Day 8: 35 NM

Head further south towards the islands of Similan. Take the occasion to stop on your way at the islands of Ta Chaï and Bon (manta rays have often been observed here).

Day 9 to 11: 24 NM

Finally you will arrive at the magnificent islands of Similan, a real snorkelling paradise. Enjoy these nine islands of worldwide reputation and all their treasures.
The most striking feature of these islands, at first glance, are the huge boulders that line the western and southern shores on several of the islands. Another feature, are the white coral-sandy beaches, splendidly picturesque and often deserted. The most interesting sights, however, are to be found beneath the waves. Some of the most spectacular coral growths in the world can be found here.
Take the time to discover them: Many hidden anchorages, hikes through the jungle and virgin beaches where the rangers support the reproduction of turtles by protecting their eggs.

Day 12 and 13: 89 NM

Head back southwards to reach Phuket with a short stopover at the beach of Naï Harn like you did on your first day.

Day 14

Check out at the Dream Yacht Thailand base.

Distances

In nautical miles from Phuket :

Into the south-east : Nautical Miles
Koh Yaï 10 MN
Koh James Bond 13 MN
Koh Roi 16 MN
Koh Hong 23 MN
Ralay 34 MN
Koh Kaï 31 MN
Koh Paï 27 MN
Koh Young 25 MN
Pee-Pee 30MN
Koh Ha Yaï 50 MN
Koh Lanta 56 MN
Koh Rok Nok 68 MN
Koh N'Gaï 50 MN
Koh Kradan 56 MN
Koh Hong 68 MN
Koh N'Gaï 69 MN
Koh Kradan 74 MN
Koh Muk 73 MN
Koh Petra 94 MN
Koh Liang 90 MN
Koh Bulon 104 MN
Koh Tarutao 113 MN
Butang islands (5 islands) 110 MN
Langkawi 150 MN
Into the south : Nautical Miles
Koh Khaï Naï 11 MN
Koh Khaï Nok 11 MN
Koh Maï Thon 18 MN
Koh Yao Yaï 07 MN
Koh Racha Yaï 29 MN
Koh Racha Noï 35 MN
Into the north-west : Nautical Miles
Naï Harn beach 24 MN
Patong beach 34 MN
Kamala beach 38 MN
Thap Lamu 78 MN
Koh Phra Thong 111 MN
Similan islands (9 islands) 65 MN
Surin islands (4 islands) 120 MN

Climate And Winds

Perfect condition of sea and winds.

The area of Phuket knows rarely h4 winds and is dominated by a tropical monsoon climate with two distinct seasons separated by two months called inter-seasons.

  • Beginning of November the winds slowly turn again to Northeast.
  • The sunniest months are December to April but November, July and August are very pleasant as well.
  • The temperature is nearly all year around between 28°C and 35°C. The temperature of the sea is between 28°C and 32°C.
  • There are no hurricans in this navigation zone and winds exceed very seldom 25 knots.

Winds

  • Mid November to Mid April: Winds from Northeast dominate widely with speeds from 10 to 15 knots. The sea is calm and the weather sunny; during April winds slow down.
  • Towards mid April the winds slow down to be replaced by Southwest winds.
  • In May winds from Southeast get established with slightly speeds.
  • From June to October: Winds from South West dominate with cloudy spells and "gusts of wind" exceed very rarely 30 knots. The sea stays generally calm with some short choppy periods.

Tides

They are semi-diurnal with intervals of app. 6 hours between high and low tide. The tidal range is about 3 meters in spring tide and 1,50 meters in neap tide. In shallow areas like the Bay of, Phang Nga tides can create currents that might be quite h4.

The sea

The swell is generally moderate and the sea is very seldom rough . The troughs reach 1 to 2 meters.