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Sailing Thailand Yacht Charter & Sailing Courses

Sailing Thailand is GREAT FUN!

Sailing Thailand with Island Cruises basically means that you can take your time to enjoy sailing around the beautiful tropical Islands in the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea on your own pace and maybe do a sailing course with us.

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Sailing Thailand – The Company

Island Cruises, was founded in 2005. The company is managed by experienced Cruising Sailors with many years of experience in Sailing Thailand and around the world. The office is located on the main road in Mae Haad, the main town of Koh Tao. The Island Cruises Team welcomes you to enjoy the best sailing activities in a beautiful, tropical environment.

Island Cruises offers the opportunity to explore Thai waters aboard an Island Cruises Sailing Yacht with some of the most experienced Cruising Sailors who can be found in Thailand.


Pictured location of Island Cruises Offices on Koh Tao


Pass by and visit us at our office! Our sailing office is conveniently located, just 80m up the pier road from the main pier. Here you can inquire about all sailing activities on Koh Tao. Sailing on Koh Tao is Island Cruises, the one and only.


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Island Cruises – Yacht Charter

Sailing Thailand Yacht charters on the East and West Coasts

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The Island Cruises Yacht Charter Company is located, on the island Koh Tao, in the southern Gulf of Thailand. The Gulf of Thailand offers some of the most popular tropical destinations in the Land of the Smile, such as Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Koh Tao and the Angthong Marine Park. In more recent times, the 42 pristine unspoiled Islands forming the Angthong National Marine Park are vastly gaining on popularity as a sailing destination in Thailand. These islands also form the sailing grounds for our own 2 sailing yachts and our sailing dinghy, which are permanently stationed on Koh Tao.

We offer sailing safaris to the Angthong Marine Park and, if you’re up for it, the possibility to learn more about sailing in Thailand and participate in a sailing course, while discovering some cool spots around Koh Tao, Koh Phangan and Koh Samui.


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Island Cruises – Cruises & Live-aboards

Sunset Cruises, Booze Cruises, Half and Full Day Charters,
Dive and Sail. We’ve got it covered

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At Island Cruises we understand that long charters are not for everyone and that not everyone wants to learn to sail. We have tailored sailing packages on both east and west coasts of Thailand, designed to give sailing experiences that are shorter, less costly and in some cases on a join in per person basis.

We can cater for up to 12 people on one of our famous Booze Cruises or we can create a romantic setting for couples wishing to experience a magnificent Thai sunset from one of our sailing yachts located in Koh Tao, Koh Pha Ngan, Koh Samui and Phuket. Sailing Thailand with Island Cruises is a magical, unforgettable experience.


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Island Cruises – Sailing School

Laser, Zuma, Hobie Catamaran Dinghy and Yacht Sailing School

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With Island Cruises, you can learn to sail in paradise! Since 2007 we are running the Ocean Hiker Sailing School from Koh Tao. Now, at the end of 2013, after our sailing instructor Sash left for new sailing adventures to the Caribbean, we brought a new team together, offering an even wider variety of sailing courses. We also have the ideal boats to let you easily understand how sailing really works!


Island Cruises Charter Yachts Available for Sailing Thailand

Dreaming about Sailing Thailand’s
Magnificent East and West Coast Islands?


Here is a full selection of Yachts available for Sailing Thailand. East coast charters explore Islands in the Gulf of Thailand and start form either Koh Tao or Koh Samui. Sailing Thailand‘s west coast, yacht charters usually start from Phuket.


The area accessible from Phuket is world wide known to be a superb sailing ground, supporting warm tropical winds in order to create the perfect tropical sailing experience for you! The Andaman Sea is an excellent destination for sailing in Thailand during the NE monsoon season which roughly lasts from November to May. The main destinations are the sheltered Phang Nga Bay to the east of Phuket, the Similan and Surin Islands NW of Phuket and the islands towards the Malaysian border to the south.

Extended yacht charters will bring you from there as well to Burma/Myanmar and Malaysia and for the adventurous there are even sailing expeditions to exotic and far away destinations like the Andaman Islands, the Maledives and Chagos.

Sailing Thailand – All Our Charter Boats

See Details of Sailing Catamaran Amaia See Details of Sailing Yacht Yun Khan See Details of Sailing Yacht Yun Khan See Details of Sailing Yacht Freedom Fargo
See Details of Sailing Catamaran Tiki 38 See Details of the Sailing Catamaran Dreamcatcher See Details of the SY Kassio Kaia See Details of Sailing Catamaran Tiki 30
Motor Charter Katamaran Althea in Phuket Sailing Yacht Charter Catamaran Bohemia in Phuket Sailing Yacht Charter Trimaran Aquila Sailing Charter Yacht Nadezhda in Phuket
See Details of Sailing Catamaran Nakamal See Details of the Catamaran Maya See Details of the Catamaran Tiare See Details of Sailing Catamaran Ruby
Charter Yacht Hanse 545 Bareboat Charter Yacht Beneteau Oceanis 323 Bareboat Charter Yacht Beneteau Oceanis 343 Charter Yacht SY Full Steam


New Charters in our Sailing Program:

Sailing Thailand – Charters from Phuket to Andaman Islands / India

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Also newly available:

Island Cruises Yacht Charters, Bare Boat Yacht Charter, Day Charter, Sunset Charter, Dive & Sail Charter, 4 Day ANGTHONG MARINE PARK Sailing LIVEABOARD CHARTER!

Read Customer Reviews on Trip Advisor here!

Additionally Island Cruises offers the opportunity of sailing Thailand on a Fully Customized Charter, individually designed for our clients who have something special in mind, including accommodation on Koh Tao, airport transfers, and any advice or additional information which may be required about your holiday destination and/or Sailing Thailand.


Sailing Koh Tao

Sailing Thailand with Island Cruises – Day Sailing, Sailing Courses or Yacht Charters?

Island Cruises Koh Tao offers a range of sailing activities on our favorite island in Thailand since 2006. Although, there are many boats on Koh Tao, all of them are mainly used for transportation purposes using more or less noisy engines. Our goal is to give you the unique opportunity to try the most beautiful and quiet way to move on the water – powered by wind.

Find us close to the Pier at Mae Haad, Koh Tao. Click for detailsFind us close to the Pier at Mae Haad, Koh Tao. Click for details

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Sailing boats available on Koh Tao, Thailand

Hobie-Getaway-Sailing-Koh-TaoCatamaran Hobie Getaway: Sailing Courses, Bare Boat Rental, Skippered, 6 pax max. Sailing-Dinghy-Koh-TaoSailing Dinghy Zuma: Sailing Courses, Bare Boat Rental, Skippered, 2 pax max. SY-Freedom-FargoSY Freedom Fargo: Yacht Charter, Day Cruises, 20 pax day cruises, 4 pax over night.

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Koh Tao Day Sailing – Private Charter

Charter your own private yacht or beach catamaran for you and your friends or family. No previous sailing experience required. Just lay back and relax, enjoy the ride. Day charters are offered for three different durations:

Sailing-Thailand-3rdcolmn-cta-fullday-charterFull Day Sailing Koh Tao,from 9500 THB Sailing-Thailand-3rdcolmn-cta-halfday-charterHalf Day Charter Koh Tao,from 5000 THB Sailing-Thailand-3rdcolmn-cta-sunset-cruisesSunset Cruise on Koh Tao,from 8000 THB

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Koh Tao Day Sailing – Join In (per person price)

This sailing trip gives you the option to join in on our sailing booze cruise, which is a half day cruise over 4 hours, including our famous Koh Tao sunsets.

island-cruises-join-in-booze-cruisesSailing Booze Cruise Koh Tao, from 2,150 THB per person. Up to 20 persons.

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Sailing Courses on Koh Tao

Learn to sail on our paradise island Koh Tao! Since 2007 we are running the Ocean Hiker Sailing School from Koh Tao. Now, at the end of 2013, after our sailing instructor Sash left for new sailing adventures to the Caribbean, we brought a new team together, offering an even wider variety of sailing courses. We also have the ideal boats to let you easily understand how sailing really works!

Sailing-Thailand-3rdcolmn-cta-discover-dinghy-sailing-courseDiscover Dinghy Sailing Course,from 2,650 THB per person Sailing-Thailand-3rdcolmn-cta-5day-dinghy-course5 Day Dinghy Sailing Course,from 15,700 THB per person Sailing-Thailand-3rdcolmn-cta-ocean-hiker-courseOcean Hiker Course(Competent Crew Course),from 9,500 THB per person

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Dinghy / Hobie Cat Rental on Koh Tao

If you are already a sailor and feel confident to sail your own vessel, rent our our Zuma for up to 2 people or take your family and friends out with our Hobie Getaway with a capacity of up to 6 people, and explore the coast line of Koh Tao all by yourself.

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Live aboard Yacht Charterand Sailing Cruises from Koh Tao

Get your own sailing yacht to cruise the western Gulf of Thailand or join in to one of our famous sailing cruises!

Sailing-Thailand-3rdcolmn-cta-charter-freedom-fargoYacht Charter SY Freedom Fargo, from 16,000 THB Sailing-Thailand-3rdcolmn-cta-4day-angthong-safari4 Day Ang ThongSailing Safari from 64,000 THB Sailing-Thailand-3rdcolmn-cta-7day-westerncoast-safari7 Day Western Coast of Thailand Sailing Cruise from 112,000 THB

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Sailing in Thailand – Bareboat Charter Phuket

Overview of our bareboats and the sailing area around Phuket

Welcome to the Bareboat Charter Phuket corner of Island Cruises. In this section of our yacht presentation you will only find top class bareboats that are really available without skipper and/or engineer. Sufficient sailing qualification and experience in yacht handling is expected, and has to be provided, to charter these yachts as a bareboat.

Our bareboat monohull sailing yachts:

Bareboat Jeanneau SO 32iBareboat Beneteau OC 323Bareboat Beneteau OC 343Bareboat Beneteau Cyclades 50.5

Hiring a bareboat in Thailand is quite different to what you are probably used to from the Caribbean or the Mediterranean Sea. While only in Greece alone, there are several thousand production boats of well known and reputable companies like Beneteau, Bavaria, Jeanneau or Hanse, available for bareboat yacht charter, the number of available charter yachts in Thailand is far lower. If you count all available bareboat charter yachts in entire Thailand together, you won’t even reach close to 3 digits. We have selected a range of bareboat yachts for you, that we believe are fair priced, well maintained and with as little hidden costs as possible in the pricing. We are visiting all yachts listed regularly ourselves.

Our bareboat multihull sailing yachts:

Bareboat Wharram Tiki 30Bareboat Wharram Tiki 38Bareboat Summerhaven 10.65Bareboat Lagoon 380

Why charter these yachts with Island Cruises?

We represent these yachts as a yacht charter broker. Our services are completely for free to you! All costs for our yacht charter services are carried by the owners of the yachts. Since we do not own the bareboats listed on this page, we are not biased towards any particular boat, therefore we are able to recommend which bareboat would be best suitable for your personal holiday. We are always up to date for any special price offers that might come up and we can get you the best deals on bareboat charters in Thailand! If we really should miss something – our charter yachts are coming with best price guarantee – we will match any valid better offer!

Bareboat Charter Thailand – Sailing Area Description

Thailand is still a rather exotic destination when it comes to yacht charters. In most cases, you will only see a marina on the departure of your bareboat charter and again upon your return …or not at all! In Thailand a considerable amount of yachts are simply moored in a protected bay rather than in a marina. Once you have sailed away from Phuket, you will often experience to be the only sailing yacht on anchor. Especially if you are on an extended yacht charter that brings you a bit further away from Phuket. The sailing area around Phuket can be considered suitable for rather advanced sailors and are therefore ideal for your bareboat charter. Read more [...]

5 Day Dinghy Sailing Course Koh Tao

Introduction 5 Day Dinghy Sailing Course Koh Tao, Thailand

Zuma sailing dinghy in front of Sairee Beach Koh Tao

Zuma sailing dinghy in front of Sairee Beach Koh Tao

Sailing is the most fun sport you can have on the water! Catch the wind and sail away! No noise, no engine, no pollution, just you and the sea. Stop and relax wherever you want, explore the underwater world on a snorkeling stop and enjoy another sunny day on the ocean …but first you have to learn sailing!

The goal of this five day sailing course is to get you completely familiar and comfortable with all aspects of sailing a small boat all by yorself. This includes rigging, launching, sailing solo, derigging as well as the different parts of a sail boat, sailing terminology and sail theory! The course will be taught on either a Zuma / Laser (single sail, monohull), or a Hobie Getaway (larger catamaran with two sails) depending on class size. Both boats are extremely safe, responsive and a lot of fun to learn on. All you need to bring for this course is your swim trunks, sunscreen and a shirt that can get wet. Plan 4 – 5 hours every day for the course including transfers from our teaching facility to the boats.
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Lagoon 440 Bareboat Charter Catamaran

The Lagoon Catamaran under sail

Lagoon 440 Bareboat Charter Catamaran

The Lagoon 440 Bareboat Charter Catamaran is a catamaran cruiser made for ease of sailing and ease of mind. It was voted “Best Charter Catamaran of 2005″ by Cruising World and as “The Best Cruising Catamaran of 2012″ by Cruising Turkey.
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Cyclades 39 – Bareboat Charter Yacht

The Cyclades 39 Bareboat Charter Yachts

The Cyclades 39 Bareboat is a yacht built with chartering specifically in mind.  It is able to sleep six in three double bed cabins, unusually large for a sailboat this size.  The cockpit boasts a swim platform enabling easy access to the water.
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Hanse 315 Bareboat Charter Yacht

Hanse 315 Bareboat Charter Yacht Flying Spinnaker

Hanse 315 Bareboat Charter Yacht

The Hanse 315, one of Hanse’s smaller sailboats, is a popular family performance cruiser. This sailboat has an international reputation and was even brought from the U.S. because of such a large demand, despite the high shipping costs. This bareboat charter yacht can accommodate four people in two double-bed cabins.
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Hanse 355 Bareboat Charter Yacht

Hanse 355 Bareboat Charter Yacht Under Sail

The Hanse 355 Bareboat Charter Yacht is a perfect boat for cruising around the shores of Thailand. It was built in 2011 for sailors, by sailors and it could not be more apparent.  It is easy to sail solo or with a few people but still offers plenty of room for relaxing for those passengers not interested in the sailing aspect.

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Sailing Office Koh Tao

Pass by and visit us at our office! Our sailing office is conveniently located, just 80m up the pier road from the main pier. Here you can inquire about all sailing activities on Koh Tao. Sailing on Koh Tao is Island Cruises, the one and only.
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4 Day Angthong Marine Park Sailing Cruise

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4 Days Sailing Live Aboard Safari on SY Freedom Fargo

Angthong Marine Park

View from the viewpoint on Koh Wuatalab

The Island Cruises Angthong Marine Park 4 Day Sailing Safari is for sure the biggest sailing attraction in the Gulf of Thailand! The sailing cruise will lead you on an expedition to one of the last untouched and unspoilt natural attractions remaining in Thailand. The 42 magnificent limestone islands of the Angthong Marine Park, together with it’s gorgeous underwater world will be an impression that lasts a lifetime!
Covering a distance of about 100 nautical miles, this Sailing Cruise combines serious sailing with the possibility of having the major attractions of the islets completely for yourself.

Day trips to the Anghtong Marine Park from Koh Samui are frequenting the area and following a strict regime and timetable, only touching down on the main Islands.

With Island Cruises’ experienced Skippers and Crew, who know this amazing sailing ground like the inside of their pockets, things look different! We know that there are still large parts of the Angthong Marine Park yet to be explored, and with each Sailing Safari, more natural wonders are discovered by our guests and sometimes by ourselves.
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