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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.

Sailing areas for Thailand Yacht Charter

  • Overview

    Koh Phi Phi

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    James Bond Island

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    Traditional longtail boats

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    Koh Phi Phi

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    Railay Beach

    • Mile upon mile of white sandy beaches
    • Be amazed by turquoise lagoons surrounded by limestone cliffs
    • Delicious local food can be found on every island
    • Average year-round temperatures of 28 degrees
    • Itineraries can be relaxed or more adventurous
    • Families with older children enjoy the bustling atmosphere of Phuket & Phi Phi
    • The Thailand flotilla offers support & local knowledge
  • Thailand

    Thailand sailing holidays

    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)

Sailing holiday experiences for Thailand Yacht Charter

Yacht Charter Sailing Holidays in Thailand

Yacht charter

Perfect for bareboat yacht charter in the Thai Islands.

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Flotilla Sailing Holidays in Thailand


The Thailand flotilla is a great way to explore this beautiful area with local knowledge and support.


"Our whole time in the Grenadines could not have been better. After two days on Bequia visiting friends, a brilliant four to five hour sail with a perfect wind took us down to Salt Whistle Bay on the island of Mayreau. A very busy anchorage where locals acted as parking attendants to squeeze in as many boats as possible to maximize customers for their shore barbeque where they fed us an excellent dinner. The following morning we did the very short passage round to the Tobago Cays. There followed two nights of gorgeous weather, lovely snorkelling with turtles cruising about everywhere and lobster dinners ashore. Could not have been better. "

St Vincent 2017 - M.M

Sailing Qualifications

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.

The port authorities in Greece are now insisting on one of the following practical certificates: RYA ICC (International Certificate of Competence), RYA Coastal, RYA Yachtmaster, ASA IPC (International Proficiency Certificate) or the IYT (International Yacht Training) Passport. If you hold an RYA Day Skipper or ASA104 it will no longer be accepted and you need to obtain either an ICC or IPC from the corresponding issuing body (RYA or ASA). If your RYA Coastal/Yachtmaster or ASA105/106 certificate is more than 12 years old and does not have a photo ID, then we would also strongly advise applying for an ICC or IPC. If you are a member of the RYA or ASA, you may qualify for a discount or free certificate, otherwise, you will have to pay. The approximate cost is £50. Please use this link - RYA application for the ICC or ASA application for the IPC.

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 Seychelles, the local authorities require an ICC for the skipper of a bareboat or flotilla yacht charter.

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?

Sailing Levels

Level 1

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.

Level 2

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.

Level 3

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.