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Sail On A Catamaran In Thailand


Presentation & Prices

Sail Phuket – Phuket: One week rental of a Lagoon 421 catamaran, skipper included

From 1 November to 20 December: 6,500 €
From 21 December to 5 January: 9,900 €
From 6 January to 15 March: 8,900 €
From 16 March to 31 October: 6,400 €

Tours start every Saturday

Maximum capacity: 8 passengers + skipper

A board kitty: 250 € per person

The on board kitty includes: meals on board and restaurants, skipper, site visits, postage, water and fuel, customs duties (clearances), the purchase of the franchise, bedding, cleaning at the end of the trip.

The on board kitty does not include: transfers and bar bills.

An invitation to travel for 1 week where you can:

  • Travel from island to island in southern Thailand and explore the Andaman Sea with moderate wind and a flat sea.
  • Take advantage of the space on a catamaran and sail to the best anchorages near to coral reefs and uninhabited islands with jungles.
  • Swim at the most beautiful diving sites of the world.
  • Appreciate Thai culture and taste the flavors of the local cuisine.

This Lagoon 421 was built in 2014. Equipped for luxurious sailing you will find on board all the comforts that you may find in a hotel. Each of the four double cabins is equipped with air conditioning, a bathroom and private toilet. Outside boasts a large cockpit shaded by a bimini with ample space for sunbathing.

On board you’ll find everything you need to have fun and relax such as kayaks, flippers masks & snorkels, dinghy, fishing equipment, stereo with iPhone dock and a television.

Technical features:

  • Naval Architects: Van Peteghem-Lauriot Prévost
  • Interior Design : Nauta Design
  • Length: 12,61 m
  • Width: 7,50 m
  • Draught: 1,26 m
  • Engines : 2 x 40 CV
  • Fuel : 2 x 350 l
  • Upwind sail area : 102,3 m²
  • Water capacity : 2 x 450 l

Interior:

Lagoon 421

Itinerary & Life On Board

Life on board

Phuket map

Living on a sailboat is a little bit different from the life on land. There are a few rules to respect but a joy to discover the sailing experience! Sailboat movements are different than monohull and a catamaran movements.

A catamaran is a flat boat, it moves less but when the sea is rough, the motion can be harsher so please take this into consideration.

A typical day on board

Each day is organized in the way that we visit and discover exceptional sites, rain forest, the Soufriere volcano, abundant waterfalls as well as small colorful fishing villages.

When anchored we can use our motorized dinghy so you can go swimming on the coral reefs and enjoy discovering a variety of exotic fish.

Everyone participates at the navigation maneuvers, life on board means you will be part of the crew so you can learn and improve your sailing skills. We also have fishing equipment on board but we must provide bait.

Day 1: Welcome to the base at Ao Po Marina in the North East of Phuket and boarding for the night.

Day 2: 10 NM Sailing. Departure from our base in Phuket and off to the majestic and magical Phang Nga Bay where we will spend the evening.

Phang Nga Bay: A distinctive feature of Phang Nga Bay is the sheer limestone cliffs that are just vertically out of the emerald green water. James Bond Island and Koh Panyee are just two of the more famous spots in this bay. You can sail through the dramatic limestone islands and anchor to enjoy quiet beaches.

James Bond Island: This famous landmark, called Koh Phing Kan, first found its way onto the international map through its starring role in the James Bond movie ‘The Man With The Golden Gun’. The entire area surrounding this island with its signature rocky pinnacle is indeed spectacular.

Koh Panyee (Sea Gypsy Island): This is a remarkable village is built out over the water on stilts and with a giant rock monolith guarding its rear. It is a very good place for a seafood lunch and shopping for handicrafts.

Day 3: 20 NM Sailing. We will sail to one of the most famous groups of islands named Koh Hong.

Koh Hong: Is part of a group of islands and only has one beach – Pelay Beach. It is a quiet spot and the amazing white beach is framed by limestone rock formations. Koh Hong offers a deserted island experience. At high tide you can explore the “room” which is a large lake in the middle of the island. You can also catch a glimpse of men collecting nests for Bird’s nest soup.

Day 4: 11 NM Sailing. Departure for Koh Poda then to Koh Kai where the low tide will allow you to walk from one island to another.

Koh Poda: Situated south of Ao Nang, 8 km offshore, Koh Poda is fringed by clear waters, pristine coral reefs and offers a beautiful white beach connecting islands at low tide. It is an all year attraction as it is not affected by the monsoon season and is excellent for fishing. Islands in close proximity: Ko Thap, Ko Kai, Ko Mo and Ko Hue Khwan.

Koh Kai (Chicken Island): Gets it’s name from the strange rock formation at the top of the island that looks like the head and neck of a chicken. On the other end of the island, it consists of steep cliffs while a beautiful beach lies along the peninsula. At high tide, the beach disappears and offers excellent snorkeling opportunities. Chicken Island can also be visited all year round as it is also not affected by the monsoon season.

Day 5: 8 NM Sailing. After a marvelous day in Koh Kai we will head towards Koh Phi-Phi which is classified as one of the three most beautiful island in the world with its magnificent views and one of the most beautiful beach named Maya Bay. (Anchorage overnight at the Maya Bay is from November to April only).

Koh Phi Phi: The Phi Phi islands are some of the loveliest in Southeast Asia. There are two islands – Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh. The larger and inhabited, Phi Phi Don, attracts hundreds of visitors to stay on its lovely shores.

Day 6: 30 NM Sailing. Finally we sail back to our base in Phuket. While sailing back you will be able to view and enjoy the beauty of many islands.

Day 7: Check out at the base.

Information

Take your luggage in a light flexible bag, it's easy to store on board

  • Light clothing that will protect your skin from sunburn
  • Filter sunglasses
  • A hat to keep the sun from your head
  • Sunscreen & after sun lotion
  • Sports shoes & shoes with white soles for the boat
  • Towels (Beach& Shower)
  • Sweaters and waterproofs for protection against sea spray and wind while at sea
  • Something warm such as a sweatshirt if you are sailing in the cooler times of year
  • Do not forget your cameras and cameras (submarine, if you have!)
  • Fins, masks and snorkels are provided on board but we recommend taking your own gear

Do not forget:

  • Valid passport or ID, sailing license & boat license (if you have one)
  • We can issue you all certificates for your maritime booklets
  • Notify us of any medical conditions before boarding (food allergies, medication taken etc.)

Medication

If you are on prescribed medication ensure you travel with it as it will be difficult to find the equivalent on your sailing charter. No specific vaccination is required. An anti-mosquito lotion can be useful for evening ashore.

Towels / Lingerie & equipment on board

Towels & bedding are provided but not bath towels.

Snorkeling equipment - Kayak - Fishing rod

Currency: Bath

For conversion rates check out XE.com

Seasickness

If you suffer from sea sickness take advice from your your doctor or pharmacist. The movement of the sailboat on a catamaran is less than on a monohull but this does not prevent it from rolling in swell.

Internet

You will find Cybercafés and access in bars, restaurants, hotels as well as WiFi hot spots.

Transfer

Upon arrival at Phuket airport take a taxi to Aopo Marina. The price (2016) is approximately 1000 bath for 20 minutes however the price will be displayed.

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