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For those who are looking to sail in style should look no further than the stunning coastlines of Thailand. Since the southern part of Thailand stretches down the Malay peninsula, there are two options for sailors on either side: the Andaman Sea to the west and the Gulf of Thailand to the east. Both are popular places to explore and will offer an incredible sailing holiday in Thailand. Whether you are looking want to charter a catamaran in Thailand for a truly luxury experience, or you want to discover as many untouched landscapes as possible by renting a motorboat in Thailand, this destination is sure to deliver.
Visit the famous island of Ko Samui
Ideal wind conditions for sailing, windsurfing, and other watersports
Ancient traditions and historical charm
Untouched, untamed landscapes
Well-equipped marinas and countless secluded coves
Unbelievably delicious foods with fresh ingredients
Thailand enjoys tropical weather and warm clear blue waters making it ideal for a sailing holiday. Since it is located very close to the equator and is luckily outside of the cyclone zone of the Pacific and the Indian Ocean, it is possible to sail in Thailand year around. But this doesn’t mean that you should go whenever you want - there are other factors to take into account when you are planning your boat holiday.
Thailand has two main seasons!
The rainy season (southwest monsoon season) begins in May until October with wind speeds from 10 to 30 knots from the southwest. With stronger winds and often long periods of rain (sometimes up to 5 days without a break), it’s important to check where it is possible to anchor as many islands and areas are closed to visitors during the southwest monsoon season.
The dry season (northeast monsoon season) begins in November until April with wind speeds from 5 to 20 knots. Great, easy wind conditions and consistently dry, sunny weather make this time of year an optimum time to go sailing in Thailand.
Thailand’s extensive coastlines are vast and offer many places for sailors to discover. You could spend month sailing around Thailand or choose one of the more popular destinations and take a shorter sailing holiday. Regardless, it’s important for you to choose between the two main sailing areas in Thailand and decide on the one that suits you the best. The two sailing destinations in Thailand are the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand.
⚓ Boat hires in the Andaman Sea
Sailing on the Andaman Sea will be one of the most memorable experiences of your life. You will be able to visit some of the top islands in Thailand with an exotic backdrop that you usually only see in movies. See the gravity-defying limestone towers that rise dramatically from the emerald sea. Cloaked in forests of dense greenery, these spectral spires create a surreal landscape to sail through.
Finding a yacht charter in Mueang Phuket is a great place to start and offers some great options for marinas. Also, renting a boat in Mueang Phuket will have you perfectly located to sail to some of the top islands in Thailand. From Mueang Phuket, you can sail to the popular islands of Ko Yao Yai and Ko Yao Noi and relax on the many white sand beaches and in one of the many secluded bays. You can also sail a bit south to the popular Phi Phi Islands for some spectacular party island hopping in one of the most beautiful places in the world.
⚓ Boat hires in the Gulf of Thailand
Sailing holidays in the Gulf of Thailand just prove why Thailand is the top sailing destination. This region as good, constant winds, and perfect weather conditions during the dry season. On the Thai region of the gulf, there are more than 80 islands to explore making this a tropical playground for sailors. Near the northeastern part of the coast, you can rent a yacht on Ko Chang if you want access to some of the more popular islands in the north of the Gulf of Thailand. Here you can easily hire a boat in Ban Salak Phet.
If you to have a sailing holiday in southern Thailand, it would be a great idea to find a yacht charter in Bo Put. Some of the most popular sailing destinations in Thailand are in this region. During this sailing holiday, you can island hop around Ko Samui and up to the spectacular little island of Ko Tao. Hire a boat in Thailand if you want to live like a true explorer on the seas and see the parts of Southeast Asia that have amazed sailors for centuries.
It’s not hard to hire a boat in Thailand whether you are looking for a luxury yacht in Thailand or perhaps you want to have the ultimate sailing holiday by renting a catamaran in Thailand. Whatever you choose, here is a list of the best marinas:
Phuket Yacht Haven
Port Takola Yacht Marina
Ocean Marina Yacht Club
Ao Po Grand Marina
Krabi River Marina
Rent a sailboat in Thailand
For the perfect family sailing holiday, hire a sailboat in Thailand and take advantage of the constant winds and perfect weather. Thailand sailboat rentals are also a great option for those who are looking for a more budget-friendly sailing holiday.
Rent a catamaran in Thailand
If you want to have luxurious and classy sailing experience, you should definitely consider renting a catamaran in Thailand. You can find a spacious catamaran and feel like you have your own private villa on the seas.
Rent a motorboat in Thailand
The fastest way to explore and go island hopping is to rent a motorboat in Thailand. You can cruise in style and impress everyone in the bay with your sleek new motorboat.
Rent a luxury yacht in Thailand
Take the ultimate boat holiday in Thailand and book a luxury yacht with Zizoo. Our fleet of crewed luxury yachts in Thailand will have you living the high life, and you can do as much or as little as you please. Regardless, you will see the picturesque scenery of Thailand aboard a truly stunning luxury yacht. What more could you want?
✔ Go Scuba Diving in Thailand
Thailand is a haven for divers with more scuba diving options than most countries. You can swim with a whale shark, manta rays, and see vibrant corals. The east coast offers year-round diving while the more exciting west coast is best to see between December and April.
✔ Kayaking around the Islands
Kayaking can be one of the best ways to experiences the hidden coves around the island you are staying on. Thailand’s natural beauty is yours to enjoy at your own pace. You can have your own kayak or even find a guide to help you paddle around the area.
✔ Snorkeling in Warm Waters
Do you want to see some of the most incredible underwater scenes full of fish and rich corals? Of course, you do! All you need is a snorkel and a mask to open you up to the beauty beneath the crystal waters of Thailand.
Ready to plan your next exotic boat holiday in Thailand? You can easily contact one of our professional holiday planners at Zizoo and book a yacht charter in Thailand today!