17 Reasons To Go Yachting in Thailand
1. The Weather
Thailand is located very close to the equator and outside the cyclone zone, perfected for sun and sail. It’s 2 seas have slightly offset seasons, making it easier to find amazing weather most of the year.
2.The Similan Islands
The andaman sea to the west is host to the similan islands national park, just north of Phuket. Famous for its world class liveaboard experiences and regular sightings of large marine life.
3. Phi Phi Marine National Park
The Koh Phi Phi marine national park can also be found this side of the county. A set of 6 stunning limestone islands protrude from crystal waters. A playground of jungle, caves, coves, lagoons and beaches for the avid adventurer to explore.
4. Ang Thong
To the East, in the Gulf of Thailand, you can find Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park. A marine national park consisting of 42 islands. Closer to Pattaya you can find islands like the stunning Koh Chang and Koh Larn, more convenient for short holidays and cruises.
5. Flat waters
Thailand's expansive bays, archipelagos and gulfs make for strong protected waters which at the right time of year is like a glassy mirror for the sun. Perfect for kayaking, snorkeling and even jet skiing.
6. Amazing Marine Life
You can strap on a snorkel or SCUBA gear and check out Thailand’s waters. Host to an immense variety of tropical life. Perfect for a private liveaboard dive
7. Glow In The Dark Plankton
From the tiny plankton that turns the sea an eerie blue as your bow cuts through her at night...
8. Whale Sharks
To large creatures like the peaceful whale sharks that cruise the waters, eating them.
9. Manta Rays
And an abundant host host of fish, snakes, mammals and even manta rays.
10. Crystal Clear Water
All made easy to find by the incredible visibility provided by crystal clear waters.
These impressive, towering rocks were formed out of skeletal fragments from sea creatures millions of years ago.
12. Beautiful Rock Formations
Being partially soluble, especially in acid, means that water erodes it over thousands and millions of years. Cutting into the edge of the islands and creating over hangs and other features...
13. Cave Systems
Such as caves of all size, above and below sea level. Kayaking and snorkeling can take you to most while SCUBA diving and climbing are required to reach for more extreme ones. Expect loads of stalagmites and stalactites.
The amazing geography of the Thai islands introduces a whole host of lagoons and inlets. Some accessible by boat while others require tenders and kayaks.
15. The Price of Things
Thailand is famous for being cheap compared to other yachting regions such as the mediterranean. From the cost of crew and diesel to fine dining and lush villas. You can experience greater luxuries for a fraction of the price.
16. Awesome Food
And for very little money you can feast on the famously fine food of Thailand. Thai chefs focus on balancing sour, sweet, salty, bitter, and spicy to create incredible flavours renowned the world over.
17. Stunning Sunsets
The calm, expansive waters of Thailand make for some amazing sunsets. The perfect way to end a long day of adventuring
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