Discovering the islands of Thailand’s Andaman Sea by yacht
You’re in Thailand, ready to live an exotic tour of discovery in this friendly “land of smiles”. But from aboard an Andaman Dream Premium Cabin Cruise your day begins a bit differently…
The Andaman Dream Premium – a magical experience
Imagine waking up each morning to the sound of waves gently lapping against the hull of your sailing yacht with a hot prepared breakfast awaiting you on deck. You enjoy your coffee while surrounded by jade-colored waters reaching toward verdant tropical shorelines that meet with towering, otherworldly rock structures. It’s just the first of many extraordinarily scenic anchorages you’ll visit, and the backdrop for your first kayak adventure of the day.
Embarking on a Cabin Cruise sailing vacation through the Andaman Sea is an unmatched experience that allows you to explore some of Thailand’s most breathtaking islands and coastal towns. You’ll island hop from one stunning island to another, never restricted to just one. All while enjoying delicious meals prepared by your very own onboard cook, introducing you daily to local culinary delights. With a skilled skipper at the helm, this 11-day adventure promises an incredible journey of breathtaking sights, sea-based adventure and sun-soaked relaxation.
The Andaman from the deck of your yacht
The Andaman Sea lies along the southwest side of Thailand, and includes some of the country’s most popular and scenic destinations like Krabi, and Phi Phi Don and the Racha Islands. Along the way you’ll be immersed in untouched beauty while swimming in hidden lagoons, kayaking sea caves and snorkeling vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life.
One big advantage of a sailing vacation is awakening to a stunning new seascape each day, but that’s not all. You’ll see treasured locations from a very privileged vantage point – the deck of your spacious yacht – while enjoying stunning sunsets and dinner under the stars, long after the “day trippers” have departed for their hotel rooms.
The best of the Andaman – a curated itinerary
Your adventure begins at the Yacht Haven Marina in Phuket, where you’ll board a large and comfortable sailing catamaran. As your yacht sets sail from Phuket toward Phang Nga Bay, you’ll find yourself captivated by the natural beauty of Kho Phanak Island. Spend your time there swimming, snorkeling, or simply basking in the sun as you explore the island’s hidden coves and secluded spots. Known for its towering limestone cliffs and hidden caves, it offers a sense of serenity away from bustling tourist crowds. Try kayaking through mangrove forests or exploring the secret caves accessible only during low tide. In the evenings, indulge in mouthwatering Thai treats whipped up by your talented onboard cook.
Sailing to the province of Krabi
Next, head to the province of Krabi on mainland Thailand’s west coast. Visit the town of Krabi, a charming coastal town surrounded by towering limestone cliffs and crystal-clear waters. Here, you can visit the bustling night market, or take a long-tail boat ride through the canals and mangrove forests. Take time to visit vibrant markets where locals sell fresh produce and handicrafts or venture further inland to discover sacred temples nestled amidst lush greenery. As dusk descends upon the town, treat yourself to delectable Thai street food before retiring back aboard your cozy yacht.
Kho Hong Krabi is an island famous for its stunning beaches, beautiful coral reefs, and secluded lagoon known as “Hong Island”, a true paradise for snorkeling enthusiasts. Dive into vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life as tropical fish gracefully glide past colorful corals beneath you. Afterward, head over to Ao Nang Krabi, surrounded by towering limestone cliffs covered in dense foliage, this tranquil oasis provides an enchanting atmosphere that feels like a world away from civilization. Then take a dip in the warm sea or simply relax on deck as your cook prepares the next in a line of mouthwatering meals.
Explore the Phi Phi Islands of the Andaman
A highlight of cruising the Andaman Sea are the 6 islands that make up the Phi Phi Islands, where you can snorkel or dive in the clear waters, explore hidden caves, or simply take in the staggering beauty of iconic Maya Bay Beach, encircled by 100-metre high cliffs on 3 sides. Don’t miss the popular hike to Phi Phi Viewpoint on Kho Phi Phi Don for striking views overlooking the village and 2 bays.
Your journey continues to Kho Lanta, a tropical paradise known for its long sandy beaches, clear waters, and lush forests. Soak in the unique cultural heritage with its significant number of “sea gypsies”, known as Chao Leh. These indigenous people have their own distinct language, customs, and way of life, adding to the cultural diversity of the island.
Dive and snorkel in the Racha Islands
Your final destination is the Racha Islands, a pair of islands known for some of the best snorkeling and diving in Thailand. Stroll the pristine beaches of Koh Racha, take in the sun from your paddle board, or simply relax onboard among breathtaking surroundings. A refreshing swim in perfectly clear warm waters is mere steps away.
Dream sailing through the Andaman Sea
Throughout your 11-day sailing yacht vacation, your skipper and cook will ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable journey. They’ll take care of all the logistics, from navigating the waters to preparing delicious local meals. With their expert knowledge, you’re guaranteed to experience the best of Thailand’s Andaman Sea.
There’s no easier way to plan your dream sailing vacation in Thailand, with a curated itinerary for the best Thailand and the Andaman have to offer, prepared meals, and a delightful local crew to look after the details. It’s the perfect way to experience the natural beauty of the sought-after coastal towns and islands of the Andaman Sea with the freedom to relax and enjoy the journey. From the crystal-clear waters of Kho Phanak to the white-sand beaches of Kho Rok, this vacation will leave you with unforgettable memories of the stunning landscapes, vibrant culture, and warm hospitality of Thailand.
Start planning now. Find more information and our affordable rates for the Andaman Dream Premium Cabin Cruise here.