Gulf of Thailand Yacht Charter
Here is a selection of luxury charter yachts available in South East Asia
Phuket in the Andaman Sea has long been known for its spectacular beaches and diving however the Gulf of Thailand also offers an exciting sailing ground in Asia. The Gulf of Thailand is a beautiful charter destination that boasts warm waters and untouched tropical Islands.
The Gulf of Thailand is bordered by Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam. The boundary of the gulf is defined by the line from Cape Bai Bung in southern Vietnam (just south of the mouth of the Mekong river) to the city Kota Baru on the Malaysian coast. The northern tip of the gulf is the Bay of Bangkok at the mouth of the Chao Phraya River. The Gulf of Thailand yacht charter area covers roughly 320,000 km².
This Gulf of Thailand charter area is relatively unknown in yacht charter circles so there are not many large luxury motor yachts or sailing yachts (superyachts) that are based here permanently however there are yachts that would consider relocating from Thailand’s Andaman Sea or perhaps other countries in Asia. There are also many yachts that will pass the Gulf of Thailand while enjoying a round the world cruise.
The Gulf of Thailand offers a year round charter destination that is second to none. Within the Gulf of Thailand there are three major charter areas of interest including the Ko Chang Archipelago, Ang Thong Archipelago, Koh Samui and Pattaya.
Ko Samui is an island resort and a district of the province of Surat Thani. The central section of the island is mountainous, whilst the coast features fine beaches with fringes that are covered by coconut groves. Yacht charterers and tourists on board luxury yachts and superyachts in Koh Samui can enjoy stunning national marine parks, exciting nightlife, beautiful landscapes and so much more. Popular beach destinations in the Ko Samui include Ao Thing Takian, Ao Bang Rak, Hat Lamai, Hat Chawaeng, Hat Nathon, Hat Thong Yang, Hat Choeng Mon and Ao Thing Takian.
Ang Thong archipelago is a cluster of 42 idyllic islands and covers an area of about 102 square kilometres. This yacht charter holiday destination in the Gulf of Thailand is about 20 NM away from the island of Ko Samui. Ang Thong features several sites that are ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving as well as inland locations that are perfect for mountain climbing.
The Ko Chang Archipelago is located in the province of Trat. It has a terrain that is predominantly mountainous and covered by dense forests. The archipelago includes a chain of over 50 small islands and is famous for its stunning waterfalls, the Than Mayom.
Pattaya in Thailand is located on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, about 165 km southeast of Bangkok. The waters off Pattaya deliver good solid sailing conditions all year round with plenty of deserted tropical bays to drop anchor for the night making it an ideal charter destination year round.
The Gulf of Thailand boasts of dozens of fine beaches. Whether you are looking for some fun and entertainment, adventures and outdoor challenges or privacy and seclusion during your yacht holiday jaunt, you will find a beach resort in the Gulf of Thailand that meets your needs and preferences.
Within the Gulf of Thailand there are three major charter areas of interest including the