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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

A giant bay in Similan Islands. Host to some of the best SCUBA diving in the world.

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

Maya Bay on the stunning Koh Phi Phi Ley. Made famous by movie 'The Beach'

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

Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park in the Gulf of Thailand

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

Smooth sailing on Thailand's flat sea

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

Coral reef and fish in the Gulf of Thailand

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

Bioluminescent phytoplankton lights up the Andaman sea

From the tiny plankton that turns the sea an eerie blue as your bow cuts through her at night...

8. Whale Sharks

Whale shark and fish in Thailand

To large creatures like the peaceful whale sharks that cruise the waters, eating them.

9. Manta Rays

Manta ray swimming with free diver in the Similan Islands.

And an abundant host host of fish, snakes, mammals and even manta rays.

10. Crystal Clear Water

Crystal clear waters in Koh Lanta

All made easy to find by the incredible visibility provided by crystal clear waters.

11. Limestone

Limestone cliff in Ao Phang Nga bay

These impressive, towering rocks were formed out of skeletal fragments from sea creatures millions of years ago.

12. Beautiful Rock Formations

"Limestone cliffs of Krabi, eroded by the sea.

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

Limestone caves can be found all around the Thai Islands

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.

14. Lagoons

Stunning lagoon found in the South of Thailand

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

Cheaper price means more luxury per dollar.

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

Traditional Pad Thai meal.

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 sun sets on kayaker in Phuket.

The calm, expansive waters of Thailand make for some amazing sunsets. The perfect way to end a long day of adventuring

If this post has been enough to make you think about chartering a yacht and exploring Thailand's beautiful seas, or if you were already thining about it then why not click here to look at your options.

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