Ko Samui

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Ko Samui Cruising Guide

An online cruising guide for yachts sailing to Ko Samui

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Koh Samui is Thailand’s self-styled Boutique Island, with it’s ‘coconut’ feel, it offers an abundance of high end spa’s, restaurants and every imaginable luxury.

In spit of the fact that Samui is now almost entirely dedicated to the task of pampering the weary traveler the value of the surrounding area as a yacht cruising ground remains little known fact to the yacht chartering community.

The Ko Samui Cruising area includes the Islands of Koh Phangan, well know for its edgy full moon parties and the Island of Ko Tao, a world-renowned diving destination. We also take you to the virtually unheard of island group of the Ang Thong Marine Park which rivals the beauty of Phanga Bay one of the must see highlights of the Phuket cruising area.

Cruising the region

Given the popularity of Koh Samui you would be mistaken to expect hundreds of yachts cruising the area, in fact at the time of this writing there is less than 30 yachts sailing in the area and only a handful of those are a available for charter.

A yachting holiday in Koh Samui provides a unique opportunity to go sailing in during the Southeast monsoon period from June to September. This is a time when the conditions in both Phuket and Ko Chang are untenable, providing those in the northern hemisphere the opportunity to go sailing in Asia during their summer holiday and for those on the south an opportunity leave the winter behind and head to the tropics.


Chart Source:  Thai Hydrographic Department

Chart Numbers:          

    204 Ko Samui and Surrounding Islands

         243 Ko Samui and Ko Phangnan

         261 Ko Ang Thong Marine Park and surrounding Islands

In addition a complete cruising guide for the area is available as a free download HERE

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Check-in facilities (Customs and Immigration)

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Ports and Popular Stops



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Marinas & Yacht Clubs

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Marine Stores

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Offshore Islands

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Things to do Ashore


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Motorbike & Car Rentals

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Routes/Passages To/From

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Cruiser's Friends

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Forum Discussions

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  • Gulf Charters Thailand operates out of Ko Samui from June to September each year in the northern bay of Bo Phut. You can find them here: www.yachtcharterthailand.com and they have all of the local information about the cruising area

External Links

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