What is yacht charter/boat rental in Thailand
Yacht charter is a different name for boat rental. Most common yacht charters in Thailand are 6 nights/7 days. That’s why all prices on this website are weekly. A yacht charter in Thailand will include a deposit forfeiture insurance, sometimes also trip cancellation insurance.
When is the charter season in Thailand?
The main charter season in Thailand is relatively long, but a depend on a number of factors including, the weather, and the peak/offseasons for that area. Thailand experiences a tropical climate with distinct wet and dry seasons with the most popular time of year from December through to February with low rainfall and temperatures gradually increase from March to highs in April and May of up to 35C (95F).
Notice the interesting months of June and September, which offer a nice combination of “warm water” and out of season prices but remember that rainfalls are possible in afternoon.
What are the top reasons for charter in Thailand?
- the temperatures range from 85°F – 100°F
- islands are unforgettable, with white soft sand and turquoise water
- Thai food and drinks are an awesome mix of fit and tasty
- charter prices are of great value comparing to the Caribbean or France
Types of yachts available for a charter in Thailand
There are two main categories to sort the yachts, crew and the number of hulls. Crew can include crewed yachts or captain only yachts.
Crewed yachts have a skipper and at the minimum, a chef. For larger yachts, the crew size can go up to well over 10 people, depending on the yacht size.
Captain only yachts are more budget friendly, as they only have a skipper. Note that the skipper needs a cabin, so you are usually looking at the cabins you need + 1 cabin for the captain.
Sailing yachts are a great choice for Thailand, as the distances allow for smooth sailing. With steady breeze and virtually an unlimited number of destinations, sailing in Thailand is a great choice. Sailing yachts are usually monohulls with various lenghts.
Catamarans are a family friendly boat with two hulls and a large size of deck. Most of the catamarans (all except power catamarans) do have sails, so you can still cruise into the sunset. The most fun part about catamarans is the fact that there is much more room, so dinners or afternoon cocktails are definitely different. At the same time, getting in and out of a catamaran is generally easier, which makes the catamarans a clear choice for larger groups and families.
Best Thailand islands for sailing
The most popular islands to charter in Thailand are:
- The Surin Islands
- Koh Chang
- Koh Phi Phi
- Koh Klang
- Koh Lanta
- Koh Phangan
- Koh Tao
Most popular Thai sailing areas
The most popular sailing areas in Thailand are in the Andaman Sea or in the Gulf of Thailand.
- Koh Phayam
- Phang Nga Bay
- The Surin Islands
- Koh Tao