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An exciting flotilla route exploring the picture-perfect islands in the Andaman Sea lying to the south of Phuket.

A fabulous flotilla for more experienced sailors, the Thailand flotilla promises to deliver stunning scenery, delicious food, friendly locals, fantastic snorkelling and mile upon mile of white sandy beaches. You will visit many iconic spots such as "James Bond Island", made famous by its feature in "The Man with the Golden Gun", the Phi Phi islands and the laid-back island of Koh Yao Noi.

For sailors wanting to venture further afield but wanting the reassurance and expertise of a lead crew, the Thailand flotilla is the perfect option. The area offers excellent tidal sailing in protected waters, winds averaging force 3-5 and average temperatures of 28 degrees. Setting sail from Yacht Haven Marina in Phuket means joining the flotilla is easy with an array of international flights and only a 20-minute transfer from Phuket International Airport to the marina.

The flotilla skipper and hostess are on hand with support and advice to help you make the most of the cruising area.

This flotilla is run in conjunction with Seafarer Holidays.

Thailand Flotilla

  • Overview
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    Traditional Longtail Boats

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    Koh Phi Phi

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    James Bond Island


    Koh Phi Phi

    Thailand flotilla sailing holidays

    • Visit Koh Phi Phi, James Bond Island & Railay Beach
    • A unique sailing area great for experienced groups & families
    • Visit iconic settings from "The Beach" & "The Man with the Golden Gun"
    • Includes end cleaning, bed linen & shower towels
    • National park fees to be paid in some areas
    • Runs January to April. Operates Saturday-Saturday
    • Supermarket 20 mins away & small shop close to marina
  • Island Route

    Island Route on the Thailand Flotilla

    Day 1 (Saturday) : Yacht Haven Marina, Phuket

    Embark at Yacht Haven Marina, a modern marina in Phuket. Do your yacht briefing and then take a taxi to Tesco to do your provisioning.

    Day 2 (Sunday) : Koh Hong (17 nm)

    An enchanting island with a beautiful natural lagoon surrounded by 100m limestone cliffs. The lagoon can only be accessed by tender/kayak/swimming through a cave and is a truly magical spot. Explore the island on foot or relax on one of the many beaches.

    Day 3 (Monday) : Koh Panyi (10 nm)

    En route to Koh Panyi we stop at the famous "James Bond Island" before continuing to the floating fisherman village. This is a great place to pick up some fresh seafood for dinner onboard.

    Day 4 (Tuesday) : Koh Yao Noi (29 nm)

    A laid-back island paradise with fishing villages, mangroves, rubber plantations and beautiful beaches. The slow pace of life here is contagious! The island is surrounded by coral and dive sites which are bound to keep you entertained for hours.

    Day 5 (Wednesday) : Railay Beach (25 nm)

    Famous for being a fantastic rock climbing destination, the limestone cliffs at Railay Beach are truly a sight to be seen. The beaches are some of the prettiest in Thailand backing straight on to the jungle.

    Day 6 (Thursday) : Phi Phi Islands (22 nm)

    An early start to explore Koh Phi Phi Leh with her many caves and great snorkelling spots. We moor at Tonsai Bay on Koh Phi Phi Don, a perfect spot for exploring the island's restaurants and nightlife.

    Day 7 (Friday) : Lawa Island (30 nm)

    After breakfast we depart for Koh Kai Nai, a small island with a beautiful white sand beach which makes a perfect swim stop. We carry on to Lawa Island for an afternoon of swimming or hiking. A great spot to witness a fabulous sunset over dinner.

    Day 8 (Saturday) : Yacht Haven Marina, Phuket (9 nm)

    Disembark at Yacht Haven Marina.

    Routes and places may vary during the season due to weather conditions & other factors.

  • What's Included

    Included on the Thailand flotilla

    • Assistance of the flotilla lead crew throughout your holiday
    • End cleaning
    • Bed linen
    • Shower towels
    • Dinghy with outboard engine
    • Full water tank and cooking gas
    • Starter pack of provisions and cleaning products

    National Park fees are not included (approx. €8-10/person and €2.50 for the yacht). Fuel is excluded – payable locally at the end of the charter.

  • Getting There

    Flights to Phuket

    TUI Airways have direct flights from Gatwick to Phuket. Indirect flights can be found with multiple airlines including British Airways and Emirates.


    Airport transfers are not included in the flotilla rate but can be added at an extra charge. Return group airport transfers are £20/person. 

"Everything was great; the local operator was good, the boat was fantastic, their staff were all very helpful & the lead boat crew were great!"

Ionian Flotilla 2018 - A.H.

Thailand Flotilla prices

2024 GB£ per yacht per week on flotillaBAVARIA 33 (2013)BAVARIA 34 (2008)
Departure Dates2 cabins / 1 WC max 4 people2 cabins / 1 WC max 4 people
20th Jan - 4th Mar38143713
13th Mar - 3rd Apr36193111
2024 GB£ per yacht per week on flotillaBAVARIA 39 (2006)Sun Odyssey 409 (2014)Hanse 385 (2013)
Departure Dates3 cabins / 2 WC max 6 people3 cabins / 2 WC max 6 people3 cabins / 2 WC max 6 people
20th Jan - 4th Mar494651435219
13th Mar - 3rd Apr455248284428
2024 GB£ per yacht per week on flotillaBAVARIA 45 (2018)ISLAND SPIRIT 410 (2019)Lagoon 42 (2021)
Departure Dates4 cabins / 3 WC max 8 people4 cabins / 2 WC max 8 people4 cabins / 2 WC max 8 people
20th Jan - 4th Mar75261089713967
13th Mar - 3rd Apr6710987712641


Extras payable on embarkation:

Refundable deposit is payable locally from €3000 per charter. Refundable deposit is available on request.

Note: Fuel is excluded – payable locally at the end of the charter.

Included: Outboard engine, end cleaning, linen and towels, flotilla lead crew, welcome pack and welcome punch party.

Optional extras:
  • Kayak £20 per day
  • Child safety netting – from £100 per charter
  • Skipper £150 per day + food
  • Cook £110 per day
  • Provisioning Service 90€ plus cost of provisioning

Prices may be subject to change.

Sailing Qualifications

To skipper a bareboat charter or flotilla yacht, you need to hold a practical sailing certificate equivalent to RYA Day Skipper Practical qualification or RYA International Certificate of Competence (ICC). For charters in Greece, you must now have the ICC certificate. You must also be assisted by at least one competent crew member over the age of 18.

The port authorities in Greece are now insisting on one of the following practical certificates: RYA ICC (International Certificate of Competence), RYA Coastal, RYA Yachtmaster, ASA IPC (International Proficiency Certificate) or the IYT (International Yacht Training) Passport. If you hold an RYA Day Skipper or ASA104 it will no longer be accepted and you need to obtain either an ICC or IPC from the corresponding issuing body (RYA or ASA). If your RYA Coastal/Yachtmaster or ASA105/106 certificate is more than 12 years old and does not have a photo ID, then we would also strongly advise applying for an ICC or IPC. If you are a member of the RYA or ASA, you may qualify for a discount or free certificate, otherwise, you will have to pay. The approximate cost is £50. Please use this link - RYA application for the ICC or ASA application for the IPC.

For charters in Croatia, Malta and the Canaries, at least one member of the crew or the skipper will also need a VHF licence.

RYA qualifications can be obtained by RYA sailing schools in the UK or alternatively choose from one of our overseas centres in Gibraltar, Greece or Turkey.

For Seychelles, the local authorities require an ICC for the skipper of a bareboat or flotilla yacht charter.

For Caribbean and Tropical charters, formal qualifications are not compulsory, however, you should be Day Skipper standard and be assisted by at least one competent crew. A brief sailing resume should be provided to outline your experience.

If you don't hold the relevant qualifications then why not add a skipper?

Sailing Levels

Level 1

Winds force 2-3 (4-11 Knots)combined with generally shorter distances. Good for beginner or intermediate sailors. Line-of-sight navigation but basic knowledge of charts and ability to plot your position required.

Level 2

Winds force 3-5 (7-21 Knots) with approximately 15-20nm per day. Intermediate experience required. Predominately line of sight navigation but an understanding of how to sail in open water.

Level 3

Winds force 4-6 (11-27 Knots) with mileage of approximately 20nm+ per day. Ideal for experienced skippers looking to venture out to new destinations. Day skipper standard but with experienced crew would be recommended.