Sailing around Phuket

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Boats for rent in: Phuket Island

Phuket pronounced ‘Poo-Ket’, is known as the pearl of the Andaman Sea and the best charter destination in Thailand. It is a dream location and a haven for hedonists all over the world. Phuket is where Thai tradition, modern culture, and awe inspiring natural beauty meet. Here you can get lost in bustling towns, dance the night away on tropical beaches, or find complete peace and serenity in secluded coves and on nearby islands. It is a paradise perfect for exploration by boat as there is a good marine infrastructure with plenty of safe, convenient anchorages.

There are several excellent marinas on the north east coast of the island to embark on yacht charter Phuket. From here you can sail across Phang Nga Bay and encounter some of the most stunning scenery on the planet. Striking lime stone karsts jut out of the waters, and kayaking through them is a great way to realize their ancient, other-worldly beauty. The islands of Koh Yao Noi and Koh Yao Yai are reachable from Phang Nga Bay and have some wonderful beaches. Further down the east coast - Muang Phuket, or Phuket town is home to a lot of interesting Sino-Portuguese architecture and old Thai temples. Off the south east coast of Phuket lie the Phi Phi islands, where crystal clear waters provide a brilliant environment for snorkeling and scuba diving. On these islands you will find many deserted beaches and quiet anchorages, but if you begin to feel a little isolated you can join the late night activities on Phi Phi Don Island. Down on the southern tip of Phuket mainland, you can see unreal sunsets. The west coast of the island is known for its long white beaches, and places such as Patong beach, Karon beach, Kata main beach and Kammala beach are very popular with tourists. Inland excursions often begin here and it is possible to surf on this coastline. To escape the hustle and bustle of the west coast you can sail around 80 km northwest to reach the isolated Similian islands, and appreciate their deserted beaches all to yourself.

Airports nearby Phuket Island

Phuket International Airport (HKT)
Patong Beach Airport

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Climate & Weather in Phuket Island

The best time of year to sail around Phuket is between November and April when there is dry, hot weather and temperatures stay around 30-32 °C. The southwest monsoon brings wet weather from May to October but it is still possible to sail during these months as it is often sunny during the day. Good land is always in sight whilst cruising around Phuket. There are buoys and marine radio lines with international standards. Note: In the early evening you should reach your destination and drop anchor by nightfall as all navigation is done by sight.