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Phuket Island

Phuket (pronounced "poo-ket") nestles in balmy Andaman Sea waters on Thailand’s Indian Ocean coastline 862 kilometres south of Bangkok.

Phuket Island formerly derived its wealth from tin and rubber, and enjoyed a rich and colourful history. The island was on one of the major trading routes between India and China, and was frequently mentioned in foreign trader’s ship logs.


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Phuket is hot and humid throughout the year. From November to May (the summer monsoon season), mornings and afternoons are still sunny and clear, but it tends to rain in the evenings. May to October is considered the "cool" season, and the weather is quite tolerable: 25-33 deg C, flying clouds, short and thunderous rainfalls in the afternoons and evenings.

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Ao Chalong is the main clearing in/out destination on the West coast of Thailand.

For entrance details see Thailand.




Ao Chalong

Ao Chalong. - Geo: 7.822781, 98.353128

A huge shallow anchorage on the South East Coast of Phuket Island.
At 7° 49' 22.12" North 98°20' 59.1"

In the Sat picture note the blue Elipse - shows moorings for monohulls with medium to deep draft keels. the Green Arrow points to Immigration - Customs - Port Captain

Note:- Ao Chalong is the main clearing in/out destination on the West coast of Thailand

Holding is sticky grey clay mud - Marine Dept Moorings are available for pick up - if used check by backing up on the mooring (some are suspect)

Nai Hahn Bay

Nai Harn. - Geo: 7.774863, 98.299313

A sheltered bay from the North East monsoon
At 7° 46' 29.37" North 98° 18' 10.17"

Note, this bay in the South West Monsoon gives no protection.
The surf at high tide ensures a fast ride to the beach - beware. Every year a number of tourists are drowned.

During the Great Tsunami a large number of yachts were in this bay waiting to head off to the Red sea and beyond - fortunately they were all anchored well off shore so that when the Tsunami struck no yacht was taken, all rising and falling with the wave passing under. On shore a lot a damage - a lot of people drowned.

Kata North & South

Kata North and South. - Geo: 7.815171, 98.295193

2 bays open to the South West - not suitable for anchoring during the S.W. Monsoon.
At 7° 49' 05.51" North 98° 17' 35.41"

Note, this bay in the South West Monsoon gives no protection.

File:Patong.png Patong. - Geo: 7.8962, 98.280859

Bay open to the South West - not suitable for anchoring during the S.W. Monsoon.
At 7° 54' 10.68" North 98° 17' 10.20"

Exploring Phuket Waters

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Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.


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{{Reference|Rod Heikel|Greek Waters Pilot|Imray|Laurie and Wilson, Cambridgeshire (2010)|9780852889718}}, expands to
Rod Heikell, Greek Waters Pilot, Imray Laurie and Wilson, Cambridgeshire (2010), ISBN 9780852889718
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