Phuket, Thailand

Sailing vacations

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The Pearl of the Andaman

With its gently curving coastline, craggy limestone islands, colorful marine parks and untouched sandy coves, it won’t take you long to see why Phuket is known as the Pearl of the Andaman. 

Set sail for the tropical bliss of the Andaman Sea, where you'll find more than 130 islands to explore. Wind your way through mysterious, emerald waters, drop anchor off deserted beaches and moor in completely untouched and undeveloped fishing villages still steeped in ancient cultures.

For world-class diving and snorkelling excellent sport fishing and unspoiled beaches, head for the western shore of Phuket. For Hollywood-style beauty and incredible nightlife, cruise to the world-famous Phi Phi islands. Here you’ll see sheer cliffs rising dramatically from the sea and miles of sultry jungle ready to be explored. The sheltering coast protects the staggering beauty of Maya Bay, the location for the film ‘The Beach’, while nearby Ko Lanta hides isolated villages and some of the best cuisine in Southeast Asia. A Phuket sailing vacation will introduce you to a world of exotic beauty and idyllic islands.

Suggested bareboat itineraries

Does the sound of being captain of your own itinerary tempt you? Then a bareboat charter vacation in Phuket, Thailand is the best way to see the legendary islands in the Andaman Sea. Here experienced sailors have the crystal blue seas unfurled before them, with quiet bays, hidden beaches and vibrant harbours all ready to be explored.

Phuket one-week bareboat

  • Fragrant Thai cuisine
  • Exploring secret caves
  • Beautiful, unspoilt beaches
  • Snorkelling with manta rays
  • Unmissable full moon parties
  • Swimming with whale sharks
Itinerary details

Experience required

Sailing experience level
At least 10 days or 200 miles as skipper on an equivalent size yacht

Our intermediate sailing destinations, Level 2 sailing areas offer a greater challenge for sailors more comfortable on the open water. Enjoy strong winds and longer spells of open water sailing, suitable for more experienced skippers.

Skippered Holiday

Try a skippered holiday

  • Relax and let your skipper take charge
  • Be as hands on or laid back as you like
  • Learn from an expert skipper
  • Gain local knowledge and recommendations
  • Peace of mind and safety on the water
  • Discretion and privacy when you need it
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Talat Yai/Phuket (Thailand)


Ao Po Grand Marina

113/1 MOO 6

Tambon Paklok-Amphur Thalang

Phuket 83110 Thailand

Base opening hours

Mon-Sun: 8am-5pm

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Types of yachts

40 yrs
Creating holidays

4 hr
Service guarantee