We offer a variety of trips to suit every need. From a romantic overnight cruise for two, to an action-packed daytime excursion for up to ten, and anything in between, Faraway Yachting can help to make sure you enjoy exactly the kind of sailing experience you are looking for.
Faraway Yachting has four Service Level options to choose from, depending on whether you are new to sailing or already an experienced helmsman, as well as your requirements and preferences regarding catering, cleaning and the overall operation of the yacht.
Your vacation will varies depending of what you like to do. There are so many fantastic places to go. We can suggest you some great itineraries programs or we can tailor to your need. Anyway keep in mind that Andaman is a real heaven on earth, so you will not be disappointed.
Sample Itinerary:Phuket to Langkawi Discovery Sailing
When to come?
You can enjoy the Andaman sea all year long, the climate is tropical. Phuket has two weather seasons: The South West Monsoon and the North East Monsoon. The North East Monsoon weather begins in November and ends late April. It features calmer seas and wind conditions along with clear and sunny days. The coolest weather is in December through to early January. The South West Monsoon begins around the end of April and ends early November bringing stronger conditions to the west coast with rougher sea conditions, more wind and rain. Basically it is our wet season. Read more...
Who should go?
You can seclude yourself and spend your honey-moon on board, or you can propose to charter it with some of your friends or spend some special days with your relatives! Any combination is possible. You can host up to 10 persons comfortably.
You can either choose to charter the boat by yourself and prepare your own food, or you can choose the pleasure of having a skipper on board who will bring you to the best places and a cook who will make you discover the best foods. Looking forward fully relaxed holidays? We recommend you to rely on the expertise of a professional skipper and be pampered all day long with a nice full package.
What Budget and package?
Crewed Yacht Charter
Enjoy being pampered with the luxury of a dedicated captain as well as a chef/hostess as you cruise around Phuket. With a Crewed Yacht Charter, the only big decision you’ll need to make is determining how lazy or active you would like to be, and we will be pleased to take it from there by suggesting an itinerary based on your desired level of activity and other preferences.
Take advantage of your Captain’s in-depth knowledge of all the best that Phuket has to see and do at the optimal times of day, and rest assured knowing that your capable crew can look after every aspect of the yacht’s operation and maintenance. However, if you are interested in taking a turn at the helm or perhaps learning more about sailing in general, it would be our pleasure to enlighten you. Certain of our yachts are available specifically for crewed charters, and the rates for this service reflect the level of luxury, style and personalised attention that you will enjoy with this arrangement.
Bareboat Charter with or without Engineer/Guide
Choose a slightly more economical option with our Bareboat Charters and be your own Captain. These trips are meant only for experienced sailors, as you will be skippering the yacht yourself. You’ll also be handling meal preparation and keeping the decks and cabins clean, as well as performing basic maintenance or small repairs as needed. This service level is highly suitable for experienced sailors who enjoy dining ashore fairly often and who do not really have the need for a fully-crewed charter.
If you would find it more relaxing to focus fully on leisure pursuits and leave most of the sailing and yacht maintenance to the professionals, Faraway Yachting can also provide an Engineer to accompany you on your journey. An Engineer can provide help in many ways, including sailing the boat when needed as well as overseeing all mechanical aspects of the yacht’s operation, including any maintenance or repairs that may arise. Like our Captains, our Engineers are highly familiar with the best local options for cruising grounds, anchorages, beaches, dining and night life. They’ll be pleased to offer plenty of excellent tips, advice and information to enhance your trip.
Please note: When reserving a Bareboat Charter, either with or without an Engineer, you will need to provide proof of your sailing experience and qualifications before being thoroughly briefed on all aspects of the boat’s operation and safety. In specific circumstances we can arrange for a crew member or engineer to accompany you for the first day of your trip to help you become comfortable with sailing the yacht.
The most exclusive Service Level available … Our Luxury Charter yachts are the largest in our fleet, and the cabins are roomy and fully equipped with every convenience. Staffing for a luxury charter can be customised according to your needs and wishes but may include several hosts/hostesses, a dive master, a masseuse, a sailing master, and one or more deck hands. Think of it as a “floating resort”, with rates indicative of the size of the vessel and the highly attentive level of service you will enjoy.
What to Expect on a Phuket Yacht Charter
It is not really possible to describe a typical day on one of our Phuket Yacht Charters, because there will be nothing typical about the spectacular days and nights you will spend experiencing the best of Phuket from aboard one of our stunning and luxurious yachts. As you cruise through the cool blue waters of the Andaman Sea, the soothing sounds of the water and the warm tropical breezes will soon have you feeling relaxed and revitalised.
Once you’ve had a little time to get your bearings and recharge, the fun can really begin. Pick and choose from the nearly endless supply of activities and experiences that are available in and around Phuket to create a perfect mix for your tastes and level of energy. Your agenda each day can be as chock full of plans or as free-flowing as you wish.
In all of Thailand, the watercourses surrounding Phuket in particular are renowned for their stunning beaches, incomparable natural scenery and diverse wildlife. Your planned cruise route can be arranged so as to take in Krabi and the stunningly beautiful Phi Phi Islands. Or plan a longer cruise to the Similan and Surin Islands, renowned for their abundant and varied marine life.
All along the way, swimming, snorkelling, dining, fishing, hiking and scuba diving will be within easy reach from your private yacht. In fact, perhaps one of the best parts of sailing on your own yacht is the chance to drop anchor at beaches and islands that are considerably off the beaten track. Your captain or crew will be able to offer excellent advice and guide you to the best beaches, nooks and crannies to explore.
When it’s time to slow down the pace, top up your energy again with some delicious and healthy Thai or International food, either aboard or ashore. Fantastically delicious choices are on offer from fine dining establishments to suit every palate and wallet, so why not drop anchor and let your hair down for a night of dining, dancing and some of the incredible nightlife that Phuket is so rightly famous for.
No matter how you chart your course, an excursion on one of Faraway Yachting’s sleek and luxurious vessels will certainly be the journey of a lifetime, creating many wonderful memories to be treasured by you and your family through the years. With the tropical climate, breath-taking scenery, and a tempting array of smaller islands and beaches to explore in and around Phuket, we are certain that your sailing vacation with Faraway Yachting will exceed your expectations.