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The Sailing Area In Phuket, Thailand

Phuket, Phi Phi, Chalong, Krabi, Thailand area map

Three mountainous Islands with fabulous beaches. Two miles across the bay from Railay, good anchorages and spectacular scenery. A Bat colony lives on the big Island. Thousands fly off at dusk to the mainland to feed. They come back at dawn. There is a National park base here.

Beautiful Railay Beach

Two fabulous Islands with huge limestone cliffs. 27 miles east from Chalong. Good shelter in the many bays with excellent snorkeling, diving, climbing and kayaking. Many good restaurants and shops. We do many varied adventure trips around here. Hiking up to the many lookouts. Snorkeling with Black point sharks. Jumping off cliff platforms to deep water below, just to mention a few. This area is one of our highlights and should not be missed.

Situated on South Eastern side of Phuket. This is where we start and finish our charters. Chalong is 45 minutes by taxi from the airport. There is a check in and departure office for International vessels.

It is a big bay with good shelter all year round. There is a big pier where most dive boat operations use. Around the bay there are many bars and excellent restaurants.

North East and around 35 miles from Chalong this area is 225 square miles of breathtaking scenery with limestone cliffs rising up from the seabed as high as 1200ft.

The cliffs and islands comprise of many strange shapes. Some Islands have Hongs  (Thai for room) which is a spectacular area inside the Island covered in unusual vegetation and stalagmites. Some Hongs can only be accessed by kayak through tunnels. The sea flows through and creates a lagoon. Best to kayak at medium tide. This is great fun and a truly worthwhile experience. Many caves in this area to explore on foot or by  kayak also. Limited facility in this area for dining out. Fresh seafood can be bought from the Gypsy fishermen as their longtail boats will come alongside the yacht.

Hen and Chickens Islands near Krabi

Another truly fabulous area commonly known as Railay. Situated 40 miles North East of Chalong. Railay is an isolated peninsular off the Krabi mainland.

This area has 3 bays with many bars, restaurants and resorts. Much adventure to be had here. Adventure walks and climbing. Caving, great kayaking. What we can show you in this area will blow you away.

Nearby is Ao Nang in a separate bay. Built around the bay is the most modern town in Thailand with excellent restaurants and shopping.
Picturesque Phi Phi Island

Extended Sailing Area - Rok Nok Islands, Koh Tarutao and The Butang Islands
Two large Islands 65 miles from Chalong separated by a small channel providing good shelter and beautiful beaches. Great snorkeling and kayaking. There is a National Park base here with some bungalows and camping facilities. This is a peaceful area, great to relax in idyllic surroundings. The catamaran can be anchored close to a white sandy beach.

Situated 90 miles South West of Chalong, the most Southern group of Islands well off the beaten track. Koh Lipe has many low key resorts and small restaurants on the beaches. There is a Gypsy village here on the southern end. A lovely island to walk around with may interesting places. The Butangs provide great snorkeling in clear water. Again quiet surroundings with many interesting places to visit.

Situated 30 miles east of The Butangs close to the Mainland and Malaysia border. This was a Prison Island during the second World War and much pirating occurred in the area at that time. Now Tarutao is National Park with many beautiful bays and beaches. No clear water.

Extended Sailing Area - Langkawi, Malaysia
    Langkawi a not too distant trip  

This is a big Malaysian Island with many small Islands around.

It is a Duty Free Island, therefore good shopping to be had.

Among the many attractions here is a gondola that you can ride up the top of the mountains over the tropical rain forest valleys. Fabulous views to be had at the top and the way up. Langkawi and surrounding islands have many great rain forest walks, fresh water lakes and great scenery and beaches. No clear water.


Situated 18 miles South of Chalong. Bungalow Bay is a great stopover in N.E. monsoon. It has a beautiful white sand beach and good snorkeling areas.

A big new resort has been built on the beachfront. Access to very good small restaurants available. Big dragon lizards up to 2 meters can be found here in the bush.

Great walks through coconut plantations to other beautiful bays.

  Racha Yai Island to the South of Phuket Island
Extended Sailing Area - Similan Islands
    The Similan group of Islands is a divers paradise  

An archipelago of 9 islands 70 miles from Chalong on the North West side of Phuket.

The Islands are mainly made up with huge granite boulders creating interesting but much different scenery. This is divers paradise with so many interesting sites with crystal clear water, many big fish and great coral and boulder formations.

This is a National Park with bungalows and camping. Fabulous walks to view points through the rain forest jungle. Interesting wildlife and a turtle hatchery run by the Navy. In some bays the snorkeling is the best you will ever experience with the many varied coloured fish, lush corals and fans. A truly spectacular area.

Extended Sailing Area - Surin Islands
Near the Burmese border and 50 miles up from the Similans in which you can cruise through many small islands on the way. Diving and snorkeling here is special. This is a fabulous area with lush coral bays full of fish. Truly a paradise well off the beaten track. Also National Park with a base. There is a small Gypsy fishing village beside a stream in a beautiful bay. They like to trade their carvings.
  The Surin Islands are pristine

This is a brief summary of our general cruising area. There are many other fabulous places in this cruising area that we can cover in a briefing.

We on "Gundy Two" tailor make a charter to cater to your groups wishes subject to the time we have available. Whether you seek the adventure side or just want to kick back and enjoy a peaceful time in our paradise it is your choice. We as your crew are dedicated to showing you a good time. If you have been with us before or referred by past friends then you know that already.

Please book early to secure your required dates


Catamaran Sailing Thailand Ltd.
84/46 Moo1 Choafa Rd Phuket 86000
Telephone: +66 89 4708104
email to : gundy2@catamaransailingthailand.com