Phuket Yacht Charter Itinerary


Phuket Yacht Charter

This is a sample 7-day itinerary for a Phuket yacht charter. The beauty of a private charter is that it is completely flexible and can be tailored to your preferences. As such, please consider this just one example of what can be done when sailing the Andaman Islands.

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7 Days Andaman Sea

  • Day 1 Phuket – Koh Phanak – Koh Hong - 24nm
  • Day 2 Koh Hong – Koh Pan Yi – Koh Yoi Noi Pardise resort - 19nm
  • Day 3 Koh Yoi Noi – Ko Dam Hok (Chicken Head) - 17nm
  • Day 4 Ko Dam Khwan - Ko Phi Phi Don northeast - 12nm
  • Day 5 Ko Phi Phi Don (north) - Ko Phi Phi Lee (Maya Bay) – Ko Phi Phi Don (Ton Sai Bay) - 11nm
  • Day 6 Ko Phi Phi Don – Koh Racha Yai - 25nm
  • Day 7 Koh Racha – Ko Rang Yai - 22nm
  • Day 8 Ko Rang Yai - Phuket - 6nm

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Day 1

Koh Phanak

Phang Nga Bay is a stunning bay full of strikingly tall islands that seem to appear from the sea, all with distinctive lime stone cliffs. Ko Phanak is an ideal first day lunch stop off, with the bay surrounded by imposing cliffs, popular with day trip sea kayaking tours, if you happen to time your stop with high tide you will have a few hours before they arrive. In the middle of the bay you will find a cave opening, which you can explore in your dinghy or on kayak, this cave goes around 50 m in before opening onto a spectacular Hong.

Day 1

Koh Hong - Phang Nga Bay

An ideal first night anchorage nice and sheltered in a bay between three neighbouring islands, there is a ranger station on Koh Yai who will pay you a visit to ask for a 200 Baht per person per day national park entry fee.

  • Koh Hong features the largest hong on any island in Phang Nga bay, this can be accessed at any state of tide, but is best experienced on a higher tide. From the main hong there is a small tunnel which on a tide between 2.2 – 2.4 m has access to another two smaller hongs.
  • Koh Yai features a small beach
  • In the mornings you will be offered fresh seafood from the local fishermen in their long boats.

Day 2

Koh Pan Yi

Koh Pan Yi (pronounced Koh Panyee) is a fishing village entirely built on stilts by Indonesian fishermen at the end of the 18th century. Population of the village consists of 360 families or 1685 people, which have all descended from 3 Muslim fishing families. The village become better known for tourism after being one of the locations used for filming of the second Bridget Jones’s diary movie, and as such now features a number of seafood restaurants.

While in Koh Pan Yi:

  • Wander the streets where you will find a number of souvenir shops, a football field (very popular local sport) a glimpse into every day life as you will see the school, and the locals going about their daily activities.
  • Eat out, Ko Pan Yi features a number of seafood restaurants looking out over Phaung Nga Bay, as this is a fishing village there are several fresh seafood options.
  • Enjoy traditional Thai massage

Day 2

Koh Yoi Noi - Paradise Resort

The Paradise resort on Koh Yoi Noi is set in it’s own sandy half moon bay, an enchanting resort featuring hammocks tied between trees, a cocktail and lounge area right on the beach, as well as a choice of two restaurants which extend onto the beach. The rooms of the resort are scattered up into the hills behind the resort.

Things to See & Do

  • Take part in a yoga class, everyday the resort offers two yoga classes, the morning class is up-beat and energetic, while the evening class are more relaxing and rejuvenating in the Yin style of yoga
  • Mountain biking – The Paradise resort is situated 7 km from the main village of Ko Yoi Noi, through a mountainous jungle, for those looking for a work out this is the ideal way to explore the local village!
  • Rock Climbing – The area is home to over 50 climbs overhanging Phaung Nga Bay, the resort has ideal climbs for all abilities
  • Thai Cooking classes – the resorts chefs offer foodies a master cooking class teaching how to create the unique flavours of the Thai cuisine
  • Quad Biking – For the adventurous, hire quad bikes and explore the jungle trails through to the village of Ko Yoi Noi where you can dine in a number of restaurants, and explore this traditional Thai village.
  • Be pampered in the day spa, nestled into the jungle the spa offers a full range of treatments and massages.
  • Dance the night away with live entertainment from the bar situated right on the beach.

Day 3

Ko Dam Hok (Chicken Head)

Coming out of Phang Nga Bay, you will be amazed by the difference in appearance of the islands; Ko Dam Hok looks like a tropical island, surrounded by sandy beaches, and glistening water. Behind the beach there is a restaurant and bungalow development that is often frequented by a large troop of tame monkeys. When leaving be sure to sail around Ko Dam Khwan and check out the huge chicken head that is formed in the rocks. Ko Dam Khwan is completely undeveloped making this an ideal anchorage to enjoy the beautiful beach and fringing reef to your self, after around 5 pm when all the day-trippers leave.

Things to See & Do

  • Snorkel the coral bommies that surround the island
  • Explore in the Dinghy between Ko Dam Hok and Ko Dam Khwan where there is a giant sand spit surrounded by fringing reef
  • Beach coombe the long sand spit
  • Dine ashore at the restaurant on nearby Koh Dam Hok, and be entertained by tame monkeys
Ko Phi Phi North

Day 4

Ko Phi Phi Don (north)

The Phi Phi islands are a must for any visit to the Andaman sea, known as the some of the most beautiful islands in the world, with high limestone cliffs softened by white sandy beach’s and crystal clear water.

The north side of Ko Phi Phi don is in direct contrast to the south side, being a tropical paradise with a soft powdery sand beach and lapping crystal clear water just underneath there is 200m of fringing reef out the front. Along the beach there are a number of resorts offering a range of beach side dining options.

Things to See & Do

  • Dine in a number of beach side restaurants
  • Beach side massage
  • Day spa in the resorts
  • Dive shops offering local diving trips

Day 5

Ko Phi Phi Lee (Maya Bay)

Either take an excursion on your own yacht, or a guided tour on a local long tail boat from either of the anchorages on Ko Phi Phi Don. Ko Phi Phi Lee is stunningly beautiful, with it’s gorgeous Maya Bay made famous from the movie “The Beach” staring Leonardo Di Caprio. In addition to Maya bay, there are some stunning day anchorages on the other side of Ko Phi Phi lee in between the lime stone cliffs that are well worth exploring.

Day 5

Ko Phi Phi Don – Ton Sai Bay

Ton Sai bay is a large well-protected bay surrounded by large limestone cliffs, under which is some great diving and snorkelling. The main village of Phi Phi Island is built around Ton Sai bay, a large village that caters for all tourists from 5 star resorts to hostels, there are a number of shops, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. This village is busy year round and offers plenty to do.

Things to See & Do

  • There are a number of dive operators that offer guided dives to nearby dive spots
  • Wander the streets bars, shops and restaurants
  • Party the night away at a number of beach front bars and night clubs
  • Enjoy massages from a number of Thai spas
  • Re-provision from a number of supermarkets and markets
  • Walking trails around the island and up to the view point
  • Snorkel, there are a number of dive/ snorkel spots on both sides of the bay

Day 6

Koh Racha Yai

Koh Racha Yai is the larger of the two islands that make up the Racha islands, known as one of the best scuba diving spots in the area with the visibility on the east coast of Koh Racha lee being as good as 30 m! The island features two main beaches both offering soft white sand and stunning views of the nearby islands.

Outside of this main anchorage there are a number of smaller bays that make great day stops offering great diving, lovely beaches and great fishing. In the main anchorage in Kon Kare Bay you will find the Ban Raya resort and spa.

Things to See & Do

  • The area is renowned for fishing, either fish from your yacht, or join a traditional Thai fisherman on his long boat.
  • Scuba diving and snorkelling
  • The Ban Raya resort has a horse riding club which you can visit and go on horse rides a great way to enjoy the stunning scenery
  • Rustic restaurants
  • Enjoy the facilities of the day spa at the Ban Raya resort
Koh Rang Yai

Day 7

Ko Rang Yai

Ko Rang Yai is a small uninhabited island close to Phuket making it an ideal final evening anchorage, it is a beautiful unspoiled tropical island featuring a 1 km long sandy beach on the western side. While no resort there is a restaurant and bar area, with plenty of day tourist visiting on long tail boats through out the day.

Things to See & Do

  • Snorkel on the fringing reef
  • Enjoy fresh seafood at the restaurant
  • Water sports – through the day there will be a number of speedboats offering a range of water sports to the tourists.
  • Beach combing

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