Luxury all inclusive yacht charter holidays in Thailand’s Islands and the Mergui Archipelago – some of the ‘must visit’ cruising destinations in South East Asia
Clapotis Mer private cruises specialist offers full board, crewed yacht charters in the most beautiful islands in Southeast Asia. We specialise in cruise charter services and have a wide range of comfortable and well-equipped cruising yachts which includes a classic wooden sailing schooner, large sailing boats, sail and power catamarans.
The Anadaman Sea is a large and unspoilt sailing area where you’ll find exciting yachting holiday destinations including Thailand’s islands, the Langkawi and the Mergui archipelagos. Our combination of high quality boats operating in an unspoilt holiday area make us the ideal choice for those wanting to enjoy an exotic, luxury yacht holiday experience.
Start from Phuket to enjoy luxury sailing in Southern Thailand’s islands and Krabi’s coast.
Phuket is a world class yacht charter location from which to start one of our exclusive full board yacht charters. From here you can cruise around Thailand’s most beautiful islands including Krabi’s coast and the southern Thai islands just across from Langkawi in Malaysia in the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand. Sail in the National Marine Parks in Thailand, home to scented tropical rainforests, exotic wildlife and plants.
Phang Nga Bay and the Krabi coast islands are to the north east of Phuket. You’ll find the world famous ‘James Bond Island’ along with more than a hundred pristine Thai islands. Koh Racha Yai and Koh Racha Noi are beautiful twin islands off the south coast of Phuket and the Phi Phi islands are just south west of Krabi town. You might decide to cruise further south to enjoy Koh Lanta Island and its surrounding peaceful islands. Alternatively head northwest into the Andaman Sea to the remote, yet popular, Similan Islands National Park in Thailand. Koh Adang and Koh Rawi are further south and two of Thailand’s hidden gem islands. Koh Lipe is a small inhabited Thai island with an entertaining tiny town in the Tarutao National Marine Park off Satun. It’s a peaceful place on the south-west coast of Thailand just a few miles away from Langkawi in Malaysia.
Head further afield towards Langkawi in Malaysia. A cruise between Phuket and Langkawi can be a magical experience.
Phang Nga Bay is dotted with hundreds of islands and is known for its good anchorages and calm seas during the dry season. The Thai mainland surrounding Phang Nga Bay offers nature lovers an unspoiled landscape. Here you will find Koh Tarutao Island where the Thai islands that make up the Koh Tarutao Marine National Park are accessible by yachts departing from either Phuket or Langkawi. The Tarutao and Adang-Rawi archipelagos are the most beautiful lesser-known Thai islands offering idyllic yacht sailing holidays off the southern coast edge of Thailand near the border with Malaysia, just north of Langkawi.
The Similan Islands are part of Thailand some 80 miles northwest of Phuket and are one of Thailand’s most popular sailing destinations if you fancy an area that is wild and largely uninhabited with secluded beaches and coves. Beautiful landscapes harbour a balanced and untouched tropical ecosystem.
The Surin Islands are a group of five islands. Mu Ko Surin National Park is located about 30 miles off the west coast of Thailand. The Surin community of Moken made their home on Koh Surin Nuea Island. Richelieu Rock, a purple coral reef off Surin Island, is the habitat of a variety of pelagic sea life. Surin Islands National Park is the closest marine boundary between Myanmar and Thailand.
Langkawi Island in Malaysia is around 124 miles south of Phuket and is a good starting point for your luxury sailing holiday.
This is a lovely and serene yacht charter holiday destination with ninety nine mostly uninhabited islands, pristine beaches and lush rainforest-covered mountains. It is one of the premier yachting locations in South East Asia.
A short sail north from Langkawi lets you enjoy an exciting yacht holiday in these beautiful islands. You can also start your cruise from Telaga Harbour on the west coast of Langkawi Island. Make for Burau Bay and then set sail north for Datai Bay, home to some of Langkawi’s most idyllic beaches. Tanjung Rhu Beach on the north coast of Langkawi has a legendary cave for you to visit. On the east coast of Langkawi you can anchor by Kilim River in the middle of the mangrove forest. Sail around the southern islands and into Bass Harbour to anchor off Kuah Town – Langkawi’s capital. Pulau Dayang on Bunting Island is famous for the mystical ‘Lake of the Pregnant Maiden’ and surrounded by tropical rainforests. Kayak around the water’s edge to watch the monkeys and other animals and then sail back up the west coast to reach Pantai Cenang. Here you can pay a visit to Langkawi’s Underwater World, Malaysia’s largest aquarium.
Adventure sailing holidays in the Mergui Archipelago off the southern coast of Myanmar.
The Mergui Archipelago is one of Myanmar’s jewels and it has some of the most beautiful sailing grounds and anchorages in Asia.
Start your sailing charter from the border town of Kawthaung in Myanmar and spend the night on board in a quiet cove on Barwell Island. The next morning have a wonderful time sailing and snorkeling in bright coral reef on Pony Island then head for Nyaung Wee Island (also known as Buda Island), just a short sail away, where you can visit a friendly Moken village and take a hike through the lush tropical forest and watch wildlife along the river.
The Mergui Archipelago is a pristine wilderness sailing holiday location with over 800 tropical jungle islands to explore and plentiful wildlife to watch. Cruise to the idyllic anchorage at “115 Island”; this jungle clad, mountainous group of 5 islands has more than 50 white sand beaches and beautiful fringing coral reef. At Nga Mann you can snorkel with turtles and blue spotted rays off a dazzling white sand beach. The uninhabited National Park island of Great Swinton has a mountainous interior, primary jungle with abundant wildlife, rivers and waterfalls. “Shark Cave” is a superb snorkel and dive site nearby. Clara Island has a secluded bay where you can anchor and then sail north to “Black Rock” for spectacular snorkeling or scuba diving. Salet Galet is one of the most beautiful sailing areas around the Mergui Archipelago. A narrow channel between Lampi island and Wa Ale Kyunn forms a protected anchorage surrounded by pristine jungle where you can enjoy jungle walks, kayaking and wildlife viewing. You may encounter the nomadic “Moken” tribe who still live a hunter-gatherer existence in this remote wilderness. Ko Phawt is a unique and unusual cruising location in the Mergui Archipelago with about 20 islands surrounded by shallow channels and fringed by miles of mangroves making it ideal for an amazing sea kayak trip. At Bo Cho Island you can visit a Moken village to gain a fascinating insight into the local culture. Finally sail back to Kawthuang ready for your transfers back to Phuket or Ranong or Yangon.
Exclusive All-Inclusive Yacht Charter Holidays, cruising in Thailand's most beautiful islands and around the Krabi coast
Lagoon 70 ft Double Deck Sailing Catamaran
Clapotis-Mer offers this luxurious, fully equipped double deck sailing catamaran for all inclusive exclusive yacht charter holidays in some of Southeast Asia’s most attractive sailing locations. This is a superb package offering excellent value.
The catamaran is newly launched and she is one of the finest cruising yachts available for private yacht charter in Thailand’s islands. Your sailing holiday will usually start from Ao Po Grand Marina which is the newest and most popular superyacht port on the north-east coast of Phuket Island in Thailand. You’ll be spoilt for choice!
- Cruise through the spectacular Phang Nga Bay in the Strait of Malacca which is famous for its wonderful Islands and majestic limestone cliffs.
- Anchor overnight off a private beach to enjoy a magnificent sunset and fine dining aboard.
- Sail from Koh Yao Yai island to Koh Yao Noi island and into Krabi Town.
- Spend time at a beautiful beach and swim in crystal clear waters.
- If time permits, you’ll be able to sail on to the island of Koh Poda off the coast of Krabi and head for the Phi Phi islands in the south of Thailand
- If your cruise starts from Langkawi in Malaysia you can explore the beautiful Mergui Archipelago of Myanmar.
This exceptional charter boat has ample outdoor living space where you can relax. She has teak decks and a large foredeck area with trampoline netting and a sunbathing area with padded mattresses. The upper deck is fitted with a Jacuzzi spa pool and a bar area. Her contemporary and cheerful interior is fully air-conditioned with a spacious, bright saloon on the main deck and a lounge which includes a comfortable dining area and settees. Double glass doors lead to a well arranged aft deck with seating where you can enjoy buffet style lunches and elegant dinner parties if you wish. Two 5 star chefs prepare delicious on-board meals which include fresh Thai food specialities, international cuisine and South- East Asian fusion dishes. You can swim in crystal waters from the boat’s dive platform on the stern. Modern on-board amenities include sound and music systems, LCD colour television, a selection of DVD/CD, entertainment laptop computer, Skype, Wi-Fi connection and plenty of movies. The yacht’s position can be displayed in the saloon and all guest cabins.
The comfortable on board accommodation for fourteen adults and two children is arranged in six pleasantly furnished stateroom cabins. All have air conditioning, LCD TV, DVD, music stereo system, a safe box, full bed linen sets, a wash basin with hair dryer, separate toilet near the cabin and en-suite shower facilities complete with fresh bath towels and toiletries of the highest quality.
•Two aft Master Suite cabins have large double beds each and en-suite rain showers.
•Two centre Cabin Suites have double beds (convertible into single beds) and rain showers.
•Two forecabins have double beds (convertible into single beds).
•Two forecabins are suitable for families and have a double bed (convertible into single beds) and two bunk beds. The lower bunk is suitable for an adult and the upper for a child.
The skilled yacht’s crew run the boat and look after their guests. She has a Captain, two Chef Cooks, a Stewardess and two Deckhands. They have separate living quarters to help maintain guest privacy.
Water sports, fun boating activities and entertainment include: private beach parties, island jungle walks, snorkelling, deep sea fishing and underwater photography, boat tender with a 50 HP outboard engine, big slide from top deck to the sea, water trampoline and Jacuzzi baths, beach games, two sea kayaks, two Stand up Paddle Boards, four sets of dive equipment on board and a dive compressor.
Our holiday charter package includes the services of the crew, full board meals comprising breakfast, lunch and dinner, soft drinks, the use of watersports equipment and boating activities, fishing, snorkeling and dive equipment and round trip mini bus transfers from Phuket airport to the point of embarkation in Phuket. It does not include alcoholic drinks (which are available on board and reasonably priced), National park entrances and dive-master/instructor services, jet ski, speedboat and wakeboard if required. (These are payable to the Captain at the end of the cruise.) Spa- massages with body relaxation treatments and a masseuse are available at an extra charge.
Lagoon 52 Sailing Catamaran
Clapotis-Mer offers exclusive all-inclusive crewed yacht charter in Thailand’s most attractive cruising grounds aboard this fully equipped Lagoon 52 ft Sailing Catamaran.
This luxurious yacht is brand new and has been carefully designed to provide an exciting yacht charter holiday experience in Thailand’s islands. This is one of the most beautiful sailing holiday destinations in South East Asia and your holiday will start from Phuket in Thailand. Alternatively you can choose to start your cruise from Kawthaung or Ranong and head for the Mergui Archipelago off the south coast of Myanmar in Southeast Asia. Our package offers excellent value at an affordable price. It includes the services of the crew, full board meals comprising breakfast, lunch and dinner, refreshing Thai cocktails and the use of watersports and boating activities. National Park entrance charges, scuba diving and alcoholic drinks are separately charged and payment should be made to the Captain at the end of the cruise.
Enjoyable outdoor facilities include the relaxing sunbathing and seating area in the cosy fore-cockpit and in the flybridge with a bimini top. The two low step platforms on the transom are ideal for swimming and diving.
The yacht’s interior is fully air-conditioned and harmoniously decorated with light oak veneered plywood. The generous and comfortable saloon space leads into the spacious, cushioned outdoor aft cockpit lounge which has a foldable dining teak table and upholstered bench seats where you can chill out and dine under the roof top. Contemporary on board amenities and entertainment include Hifi Media Center and a 32″ LCD TV and B&G Wifi module. The yacht has complete navigation and marine communication systems plus a watermaker, washer dryer, dishwasher and fridges and freezers in the galley and cockpit. The experienced crew of three (Captain, Cook and Stewardess) run the yacht and look after their guests. Delicious and fresh Thai food specialities, international cuisine and South- East Asian fusion dishes are served on board.
The private accommodation for ten guests comprises four double cabins with queen size beds and a middle cabin with upper and lower bunk beds. All the cabins have a dressing area, storage, 220v electrical plugs and USB socket outlets and en suite bathroom/shower facilities with hot and cold water. The crew’s quarter is separate.
Watersports include a 3.90 m boat tender with 40 HP outboard engine, a Stand Up Paddle Board, kayak, snorkeling equipment and basic fishing tackle gear.
The holiday charter yacht is available for exciting sailing trips around Thailand’s most beautiful islands in Southeast Asia.
Depending on the length of your sailing cruise, the itinerary will include: The Phang Nga Bay – Hong Island Lagoon – Panak Island – Krabi – Ao Nang Beach – Phi Phi Island in the Andaman Sea – Maya Bay – Lanta Island – Rok Island – Koh Rok Nai and Koh Rok Nok – Hat Thalu and Ao Man Sai – the Racha Islands – Racha Yai Island – Ao Siam or Tawan Tok Bay – Koh Racha Yai
97 ft Classic Sailing Schooner
Clapotis-Mer Exclusive Yachting Holidays are pleased to offer this luxury classic sailing boat for all inclusive private yacht charters in Southeast Asia’s most exciting cruising locations.
From November through to April the yacht is based in the Andaman Sea and charters from Langkawi in Malaysia and up through the Thailand Islands and onto Burma (Myanmar) and charters around the Mergui Archipelago. By April the yacht sails around into the South China Sea and offers charters from the East Coast of Malaysia, Borneo in Malaysia and then onto the Philippines and Indonesia, a vast and varied cruising ground with the perfect weather from May to October.
You can choose a cruising location from the three options below for your all inclusive yacht charter in South East Asia with good weather conditions at best time of year.
Cruise in Southeast Asian islands between November and April.
You can start your cruise from Yacht Haven Marina on the east coast of Phuket which is just a 15 minute drive from the international airport. From there you can sail to Phang Nga Bay and visit Koh Panyee, a fascinating fishing village, attractive Krabi Town, Tiger Cave (a Thai Buddhist temple in the lush jungle). Nearby Koh Hong is a pristine island within the Marine National Park off the coast of Krabi, where spectacular caves and lagoons can be found when the tide is low. To the south is Ao Nang Bay which is known as a lively holiday resort. Railay Beach in the surroundings of Krabi Town is secluded and an attractive place to visit. You can cruise to the most beautiful islands in the south of Thailand including Phi Phi, Koh Lanta and Racha in the Andaman Sea and anchor off Khai Nok island as you return to your port of departure.
You can board your yacht on the north west coast of Phuket to sail to Thailand’s western islands. The anchorages off Nai Yang or Mai Khao beaches make an excellent starting point and have easy access from the international airport. The nine Similan Islands are famous for their crystal- clear blue waters and powder white beaches set against a backdrop of lush tropical jungle. This is a beautiful cruising area in the Indian Ocean and there’s a good chance that you’ll see whales, manta rays, eagle rays, turtles and dolphins while snorkeling or scuba diving. Ko Tachai to the north is a remote island with secluded white sand beaches and aquamarine waters with plenty of fish and marine life. You’ll be able to watch rare species of sea turtles and swim with multi coloured fish. You may choose to sail further north to the Surin Islands and the Mu Ko Surin Marine National Park. This is a tiny archipelago off the west coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea where you can snorkel among colourful coral reefs. You may be able to catch a big fish while the boat is cruising south to Koh Bon. Finally sail back to, and disembark at, Nai Yang beach in Phuket.
Start and end your sailing charter from Kawthaung in Myanmar (also known as Burma), which is easily accessed by long-tail boat going across the Kra Buri River (also known as Pak Chan River, a natural border between Thailand and Myanmar) from Ranong in Thailand. From there you’ll be able to cruise to the pristine Mergui Archipelago off the southern coast of Myanmar with its lush tropical islands and plentiful wild life. You may also sail south to the Similan and Surin Islands in the Andaman Sea before setting sail again to Kawthaung. The idyllic anchorage at “115” gives you access to a jungle clad, mountainous group of five islands with more than 50 white sand beaches and beautiful fringing coral reefs. Salet Galet is one of the most beautiful sailing areas around the Mergui Archipelago. Anchor between Lampi island and Wa Ale Kyunn and you will be surrounded by pristine jungle where you can enjoy jungle walks, kayaking and wildlife viewing. Ko Phawt has about 20 islands surrounded by shallow channels and fringed by miles of mangroves making it ideal for an amazing sea kayak trip. At Bo Cho Island you can visit a Moken village (The Moken tribe still live a hunter-gatherer existence) to gain a fascinating insight into the local culture and see local Moken boats being built out of hand sawn planks. Finally sail back to Kawthuang ready for your transfers back to Phuket or Ranong.
From May to November you’ll start and end your yacht charter at the port of Labuan Bajo. From here you can sail to the Indonesian Islands and from August to September cruise around Komodo island to see the famous iconic Komodo Dragons. Komodo National Park is within the Lesser Sunda Islands that stretch eastward from Bali toward West Papua in the indonesian region of New Guinea.
From September to early December boat charters start and end in Sorong. The Raja Ampat Islands are an Indonesian archipelago off the northwest coast of New Guinea (West Papua) and its National Park has thousands of jungle-covered islands to explore. It is known for its beautiful beaches and coral reefs rich with marine life.
This schooner rigged sailing yacht was completely rebuilt in 2015 and provides comfortable cruising with an average speed of between 8 and 10 knots. She is very well equipped with modern marine electronic navigation and communication instruments which include Wi-Fi enhancers. Internet connection depends on local area network. The comprehensively equipped galley has electric refrigerators and a freezer (plus a separate refrigerator in the saloon), ice makers, stove with oven and grill, a microwave, washing machine and drier and all dinnerware.
The large teak outdoor living space features a cushioned seating area, sunbeds to relax on and a shaded dining area on the aft deck. The interior is fully air-conditioned and features clear wood panelling trim and varnished hardwood floors. The spacious and cheerful main lounge is fitted with a U-shaped sofa and cushions around a dining table that seats eight people comfortably. The meals feature tasty Thai specialities, both western and eastern cuisine, fish and seafood and South- East Asian fusion dishes. The qualified yacht’s crew composed of a Captain, Hostess, Chef and Deckhand run the boat and look after their guests.
The main lounge and guest cabins are equipped with a 32/42 inch LG Led Smart TV, Sony Hifi sound and stereo systems. There’s a collection of movies, TV shows and books.
The comfortable on-board accommodation is made up from four cabins accommodating up to eight guests. All are large and bright with a storage compartment, en-suite bathroom/shower and a wash hand basin. They have 220 volt outlets with USB points suitable for cell phones and cameras.
– The Master cabin is at the stern of the vessel and has a king size bed and seating area.
– The VIP midship cabin has a queen size bed.
– A double cabin on the port side has a large bed.
– The twin forecabin has upper and lower bunk beds.
– The ‘Captain’s cabin’ has a double bed with en-suite bathroom/shower facilities. It is available for guests if a fourth double bed cabin is required and in this case the Captain would move to the twin cabin.
A separate forecabin has four crew berths and its own en-suite facilities. It has its own access from the deck.
Water sports and fun boating activities include : a 12 ft classic gaff rigged sailing dinghy, two boat tenders each with 20 HP and 5 HP outboard engines, eight complete diving equipment sets and Bauer portable dive compressors, two sea kayaks, fishing and trolling game rods.
Our holiday charter package includes the services of the crew, full board meals comprising breakfast, lunch and dinner, soft drinks, the use of watersports and boating activities, fishing, snorkeling and dive equipment. It does not include alcoholic drinks (which are available on board and reasonably priced), cruising permits and National park entrances, dive-master/instructor services and mini bus transfer from Phuket airport to Myanmar or Ranong. (These are payable to the Captain at the end of the cruise.)
Leopard 51 ft Power Cruising Catamaran
Clapotis-Mer offers exclusive all-inclusive yacht charter holidays in Thailand’s most attractive sailing grounds aboard this new, fully crewed and equipped Leopard 51 ft Power Catamaran. This luxury yacht has been newly built and is especially suitable for private parties wishing to cruise around Thailand’s islands. Our all-inclusive boat charter packages offer excellent value at an affordable price.
Thailand’s islands are a beautiful area and offer one of the most exciting adventure yacht charter holiday experiences in South East Asia. Your holiday will usually start from the north-east coast of Phuket Island in Thailand. You‘ll normally cruise through the spectacular Phang Nga Bay in the Strait of Malacca and anchor overnight off a private beach. Here you can enjoy a Thai cocktail whilst watching a magnificent sunset before dinner served on board the yacht. The next day you’ll cruise across the channel between Koh Yao Yai island and Koh Yao Noi island into Krabi Town. If your boat charter duration is long enough, you might also set sail for the island of Koh Poda off the coast of Krabi and head for the Phi Phi islands in the south of Thailand.
Outdoor living facilities include the foredeck, which is the ideal spot to relax and enjoy cruising around Thailand’s most beautiful islands, a large fly bridge and an aft deck cockpit with cushioned seating and dining areas protected with a Bimini sun shade.
The yacht’s interior is fully air-conditioned and there is private accommodation for between six and eight guests. The spacious main lounge features a pleasant indoor area to chill out and dine and is equipped with an LCD TV, DVD/CD, music sound systems and Wi-Fi connection. There are three double cabins in the two hulls. The starboard hull has one sleeping cabin and a huge bathroom whilst on the port side there are two double cabins with en-suite bathrooms. In addition the table in the saloon area can easily convert to a big comfortable double bed.
The experienced three person crew (Captain, Cook and Stewardess) run the yacht and look after their guests. Delicious on-board meals, fresh Thai food specialities, international cuisine and South- East Asian fusion dishes are prepared on board and are an important part of the package.
Watersports and boating leisure activities include snorkeling equipment, fishing tackle gear, a floating jacuzzi, two floating sofa seats and four noodle floating devices. The most popular boat entertaining toy is a big slide from the top deck down to the sea.
The yacht will usually cruise at 10 knots, although she is capable of 20 knots, and can cover large distances. Fuel consumption will be an extra cost for Thailand’s remote yacht charter areas if you wish to visit the Phi Phi islands on a day cruise for example.
Our holiday charter package includes the services of the crew, full board meals comprising breakfast, lunch and dinner, soft drinks, the use of watersports and boating activities, fishing tackle gear, snorkeling equipment and round trip mini bus transfers from Phuket airport to the point of embarkation in Phuket. It does not include alcoholic drinks (which are available on board and reasonably priced). Any charges for National Park entrance and scuba diving (with a dive instructor and equipment) are payable to the Captain at the end of the cruise.
48 ft Custom Sailing Catamaran Thailand & Mergui
This fast, comfortable and well-equipped sailing catamaran is now available with Clapotis-Mer charter cruise specialist. The yacht operates crewed charter holidays sailing in some of the most beautiful yacht holiday areas to be found in South East Asia including Thailand’s southern islands just north of Langkawi, around Krabi’s coast and islands in the Andaman Sea. You can also choose to cruise in the Mergui Archipelago off the south coast of Myanmar in the northwest of Thailand.
Our holiday charter package includes the services of the professional crew of two (Captain and Cook/Stewardess), who run the yacht and look after the guests, full board (three meals a day), soft drinks, the use of watersports and boating activities. The crew live in two separate forecabins.
This yacht features large outdoor living spaces including a shaded aft cockpit dining area where you can relax. You can sunbathe on the spacious foredeck. The interior is bright and well ventilated. The cheerful saloon has a dining and cushioned seating area where you can get together and enjoy delicious Thai and international cuisine freshly prepared on board by the cook. Onboard amenities and entertainment include : CD and MP4 Player, ipod docking station with speakers and an audio library. You can take a shower on the transom after swimming. The galley has two fridges with freezer compartment and a large ice box and an espresso machine. A water maker provides plenty of fresh water.
Accommodation for eight guests consists of:
– two double cabins with a queen size bed and en suite bathroom and shower facilities
– two double cabins with a queen size bed and bathroom and shower facilities outside each cabin.
Water sports activities include a tender with an outboard engine, fishing and snorkeling equipment. Scuba diving, two kayaks, on board yoga and Thai massage are available on request.