Enjoy the white sand beaches, fantastic snorkelling and laid-back lifestyle of this unique sailing area.
Come and explore this magical sailing area filled to the brim with shady shores, impressive limestone cliffs, beautiful lagoons and friendly locals. Here you will find the buzz of the busier islands such as Koh Phi Phi alongside the more back to basics islands of Koh Hong and Koh Yao Noi. Fabulous snorkelling can be found in this area as well as great dive sites. Local fishing villages give you a glimpse of a much simpler life and the local food is hard to beat.
A bareboat holiday around the Thai islands offers total freedom to explore this beautiful sailing area at your leisure. Head to the bustling island of Koh Phi Phi and popular Railay Beach for beautiful sights and great nightlife or get away from it all exploring the hidden lagoon of Koh Hong or the traditional fishing villages of Koh Yao Noi.
For more support and local knowledge why not try the Thailand flotilla.
We have rated this destination a 'Level 2' (levels info)
"We had a wonderful time and would recommend the Islands. Make sure you go to Chatham Bay on Union Island, get Tim and the Bushman to cook you curried Conch - fantastic."
To skipper a bareboat charter or flotilla yacht, you need to hold a practical sailing certificate equivalent to RYA Day Skipper Practical qualification or RYA International Certificate of Competence (ICC). For charters in Greece, you must now have the ICC certificate. You must also be assisted by at least one competent crew member over the age of 18.
For charters in Croatia, Malta and the Canaries, at least one member of the crew or the skipper will also need a VHF licence.
RYA qualifications can be obtained by RYA sailing schools in the UK or alternatively choose from one of our overseas centres in Gibraltar, Greece or Turkey.
For Caribbean and Tropical charters, formal qualifications are not compulsory, however, you should be Day Skipper standard and be assisted by at least one competent crew. A brief sailing resume should be provided to outline your experience.
If you don't hold the relevant qualifications then why not add a skipper?
Winds force 2-3 (4-11 Knots)combined with generally shorter distances. Good for beginner or intermediate sailors. Line-of-sight navigation but basic knowledge of charts and ability to plot your position required.
Winds force 3-5 (7-21 Knots) with approximately 15-20nm per day. Intermediate experience required. Predominately line of sight navigation but an understanding of how to sail in open water.
Winds force 4-6 (11-27 Knots) with mileage of approximately 20nm+ per day. Ideal for experienced skippers looking to venture out to new destinations. Day skipper standard but with experienced crew would be recommended.