South East Asia – today’s ‘must visit’ cruising destination
This is a large, and largely unspoilt, cruising area that offers an exciting combination of remote unpopulated yacht charter destinations for you to discover, World Heritage sites and bustling cosmopolitan Asia. With excellent weather and good communications this is an ideal place to enjoy an exotic, luxury cruise in some of the finest scenery in the world.
There’s a wide range of destinations offering some of the most picturesque cruising in South East Asia. You’ll find a fascinating mix of cultures, spectacular scenery and marvellous natural cruising locations.
We offer a variety of fully equipped luxury cruising yachts including classic schooners and sailing yachts, modern cruisers and traditional classic wooden boats. All have professional crew and provide full board meals.
Adventure sailing holidays in Myanmar
The Mergui Archipelago is one of Myanmar`s jewels. It has some of the most beautiful sailing grounds and anchorages in Asia. Dense mountainous rainforests, white sand beaches and natural bays characterize an archipelago of some 800 virtually uninhabited islands. It is one of the last remaining untouched paradises on the planet
These islands are densely forested and mountainous, with impenetrable jungle meeting white sand beaches and fringing coral reefs. There are plenty of natural harbours providing a complete range of day and overnight anchorages.
The Mergui Archipelago is now accessible by yacht from the Thai provinces of Phuket or Ranong. The southern islands of the Archipelago lie just a few miles west of the Thai border town of Ranong and one hundred and twenty nautical miles north of Phuket.
Charter a private yacht in Malaysia
Here’s one of the premier yachting locations in South East Asia and it can provide you with captivating and relaxing yacht charter holidays.
A typical sailing cruise will start from Langkawi to sail north towards Thailand, and the islands of Phuket, Phang Nga Bay, Tarutao, Similan and Surin. Langkawi is only a few miles south of Phuket and is ideal for nature lovers. Here is a beautiful and serene yacht charter destination with ninety nine mostly uninhabited islands, pristine beaches and lush rainforest-covered mountains.
The Koh Tarutao National Park is north of Langkawi and you’ll find a wild and largely uninhabited cruising area with secluded beaches and coves that are great for exploring by kayak.
Alternatively venture south from Langkawi to the bustling and multicultural island of Penang to find an exciting and enjoyable slice of Malaysia.
North Borneo is a stunning cruising location. Enjoy sailing and exploring the area from the comfort of an exclusive exotic boat charter expedition.
Luxury sailing holidays in Thailand
Here`s where you’ll find some of Asia`s best natural scenery to enjoy on your holiday afloat.
Phuket is a good starting point if you are new to cruising in Thailand. It is an established sailing resort and a world class yacht charter destination with several marinas conveniently located on its east coast.
Thailand offers excellent year round cruising areas with beautiful natural landscapes amid the emerald blue of the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand. You`ll enjoy scented tropical rainforest trees and find secluded coves with sandy beaches.
From Phuket you can reach places like Krabi, Phang Nga Bay with the world famous James Bond Island, Koh Lanta, Koh Racha and Phi Phi Islands. You’ll enjoy a warm climate and a huge diversity of marine life plus an interesting culture, history and exotic food.
Sail south from Phuket to Langkawi, Malaysia. Sail north for the Similan Islands, Surin Islands and the Mergui Archipelago of Myanmar.
Koh Tarutao Island
Koh Tarutao`s Marine National Park is easily accessible by yachts departing from either Phuket (eighty miles) or Langkawi (just ten miles) and is a wonderful sailing destination to explore.
The Butang group, part of Tarutao Marine National Park, provides the clearest waters and most beautiful coral gardens in the area.
The Phuket sailing area
A cruise between Phuket and Langkawi can be a magical experience.
Phang Nga Bay (between Phuket and mainland Thailand) is dotted with hundreds of islands and is notable for its excellent anchorages, perfect beaches, warm waters and calm seas during the dry season.The Thai mainland surrounding Phang Nga Bay offers nature lovers an unspoiled landscape.
The Similan Islands
They are part of Thailand and some 30 miles northwest of Phuket. Here you`ll find a yacht charter paradise. The Similan Islands are one of Thailand`s most idyllic yacht charter destinations if you fancy an area that is wild and largely uninhabited with secluded beaches and coves. There`s wonderful diving and beautiful landscapes harbouring a balanced and untouched tropical ecosystem.
The Surin Islands
This beautiful group of five islands (Koh Surin Neua, Koh Surin Tai, Koh Ri, Koh Kai and Koh Klang) is a national park and lies only a few miles north of the Similans. Mu Koh Surin is the closest marine boundary between Myanmar and Thailand.
Full Board Yacht Charter Holidays
30 metre Sailing Schooner
This exclusive classic schooner is available for all inclusive exciting sailing holidays in the most stunning sailing locations of Southeast Asia. The yacht provides comfort at sea with a professional crew and complete on-board care.
She was built in 2005 and has been recently renovated to provide luxurious yacht charter holidays. They include full board meals, soft drinks, purified drinking water and two scuba dives per week.
This luxury cruising yacht features a vast flush teak deck layout and a huge outdoor living space. They are pleasantly laid out with sunbathing and swimming areas where you can relax and meditate together with padded bench seating areas and teak wood luncheon tables that help you enjoy buffet style full board meals and dinner parties.
The yacht’s interior is fully air-conditioned and designed with a cheerful contemporary decoration. The spacious main lounge is furnished with comfortable settees that are convertible into double beds together with dining and bar areas. The yacht`s saloon is equipped with modern amenities and all on board technologies including sound and music systems, LCD colour television and DVD/CD players.
This exclusive charter yacht’s hotel style accommodation is suitable for twelve up to sixteen guests. The crew of seven members have separate quarter to help ensure your privacy.
There are three double guest cabins each equipped with a queen size bed. Three twin cabins have with upper and lower bunks. An additional large bed mattress can be made up in two of the twin cabins.
All cabins have a dressing area with storage compartment and en suite bathroom/shower facilities complete with sets of bath towels. There are 220v/110v electrical outlets in the saloon and all cabins.
Water sports include a hard bottom tender with 70 Hp outboard engine, snorkelling equipment , four fishing tackle rods, a wakeboard, two kayaks, a three seater banana boat, a pair of water skis and fully equipped scuba diving guided by a Divemaster.
Charter this luxury holiday yacht for exciting sailing cruises around the most fabulous cruising locations of Southeast Asia in the Andaman Sea. Cruise the picturesque coast of Langkawi Island and the Butang Islands, the beautiful Phuket areas and Phang Nga Bay, the Mergui Archipelago and the Similan and Surin Islands.
70 ft Double Deck Sailing catamaran
Clapotis-Mer Exclusive Yachting Holidays are pleased to offer this luxurious, fully equipped double deck sailing catamaran for all inclusive exclusive yacht charters 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 hotel style accommodation for sixteen guests 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 and en-suite rain showers.
- Two centre Double Cabin Suites have queen size beds (convertible into single beds) and rain showers.
- Two four berth Suites are suitable for families and have a large double bed (convertible into single beds) and two bunk beds. The lower bunk is suitable for an adult and the upper for a child or teenager (it is fitted with safety bars and fun ladders).
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.
28 metre Ketch gulet
The modern, luxury ketch rigged sailing yacht was built in 2009 and newly refitted in 2012. The comfortable cruising yacht provides an exclusive sailing charter holiday experience. She comes complete with professional crew of five : Captain, Stewardess, Chef Cook and two Deck Hands to help you make the most of your holiday afloat. Full board meals, afternoon tea with pastries are delicious menu options. All soft drinks are included
This luxury gulet features a pleasant and huge amount of outdoor teak deck space, swimming and sunbathing areas to relax and a large shaded aft deck area for lunch or dinner parties.
The cheerful, fashionable and fully air-conditioned yacht interior has a spacious main lounge with contemporary decoration. It is pleasantly furnished and equipped with modern amenities and all on board technologies including internet and Wi-Fi, CD library, DVD library, Stereo system, iPod Dock and DVD player.
High quality hotel style accommodation style for up to eleven guests consists of one Master Cabin and one VIP Cabin, each fitted with a king size bed and a sofa plus two Twin Cabins with two single beds and one Triple Cabin with two single beds and a pullman berth.
Each guest cabin has its own en suite bathroom/shower facilities.
The holiday charter yacht is available for exciting sailing trips around the most fabulous cruising locations of Southeast Asia.
A 14 day sailing itinerary includes: The Phang Nga Bay Krabi and Phi Phi Islands, South Koh Lanta, the Koh Muk Archipelago, the Butang Islands, Koh Rock Nok National Park, Racha Islands and Similan & Surin Islands.
Water sports include an inflatable dinghy boat with 90 HP outboard engine and water sport toys : water skis, jet ski, wakeboard, two double seater kayaks, scuba diving, snorkelling and fishing equipment.
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.)
25 metre classic ketch sailing yacht
We offer this fully equipped and newly refitted classic ketch rigged sailing yacht for private charter. Book her now through our yacht charter services for affordable adventure cruising in the beautiful waters of South East Asia.
You´ll enjoy exclusive sailing holidays inclusive of full board meals and complete on-board care.This classic yacht features teak decking and has large outdoor living spaces arranged with relaxing areas for sunbathing and a well laid out aft deck where you can enjoy the scenery, buffet lunches and dinner parties.
The yacht`s interior is beautifully fitted out in hardwood and is fully air-conditioned. The cosy and bright saloon incorporates a dining area and settee. There are hotel style cabins for up to eight guests. Two double cabins each have a queen-size bed, and two others are fitted with twin single beds. The triple aft cabin has a queen-size bed and a single bed. All cabins have ensuite bathroom and shower facilities, electric toilets, full sets of bed linens and bath towels. The crew (captain, chef cook and two deck hands) have their own separate quarters.
On-board amenities and entertainment include stereo music systems, LCD colour television, water maker, dishwasher and a BBQ grill. Guest can enjoy a variety of water sports with a boat tender to go ashore, snorkelling, fishing, kayaking and, on request, Scuba diving.
Charter this privately owned yacht to experience an exciting sailing starting from Phuket in Thailand. Cruise to the Similan Islands and the Mergui Archipelago of Myanmar (Burma) and sail across the Moei River that separates Burma from Thailand.