Destinations are available throughout the Andaman Sea, from coastal cruising in and around Phuket and the adjacent islands, through the stunning karst scenery of Phang Nga Bay and Krabi, and further to the beautiful National Parks of the Similan and Surin Islands.
Phang Nga Bay
Phang Nga Bay was once a coral reef 300 million years ago, now this National Park has become an impressive sight of limestone cliffs and caves with over 100 islands spanning 400 sq/km. The steep cliffs are visible from departing our Marina and is only a short cruise northeast from Phuket. The bay offers numerous day and night anchorages with stunning scenery. Perhaps the most famous of the many islands is “James Bond Island” which featured in the movie The Man With The Golden Gun.
The Krabi Province is located eastward of Phang Nga Bay. The day sail from Phuket will take us via the limestone cliffs to the popular bays of Ao Nang and Railay Beach. The area is renowned for its limestone rock climbing with over 700 bolted routes ranging for beginners to professionals. The beach has a spectacular laidback ambiance with and full range of restaurants and resorts only walking distance away.
Phi Phi Islands
The largest and more developed of the Phi Phi islands is Koh Phi Phi Don, 30 miles from the marina. The islands offer a range of activities, restaurants and entertainment and one can spend several nights anchored in the high rising coves. From diving and snorkeling to exploring Maya Bay, the scenic lagoon where the 1999 movie The Beach was filmed, or simply relax on board with an aperitif, the Phi Phi Islands will certainly keep you captivated.
Sail 20 miles southeast from Phi Phi Islands you will reach Koh Lanta. The two major islands offer 9 west facing white sandy beaches that are stretched along the 14 miles of coastline. Koh Lanta offers a wide range of activities since it had introduced tourism in the early 1990s. Much less developed than Phuket or Krabi, Koh Lanta is a peaceful “get-away”. The dive sites around are considered some of the best in the country.
National Geographic Society noted the Similan National Park as one of the top ten dive destinations in the world. This archipelago is 60 miles from Patong Bay and consists of 9 islands with two different types of diving. The East side diving are gentle sloping coral reefs whereas the West side is known for its huge underwater granite boulders with several swimthrough’s. Suitable from beginner’s divers will be engulfed by the variety and thriving marine life.
The five islands that make up Surin are located a few miles south from the Thai-Burmese oceanic boarder. The islands are more or less uninhabited housing only a few park rangers and the Singh (Lion) Tribe of Chao Lay (Sea Gypsies). The location is ideal for those who’d like complete privacy and a feeling of detachment.