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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.


Thai Charts

See also Thailand.


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.

See also Thailand.

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  • Simillian Islands


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

For entrance details see Thailand.




Marinas & Yacht Clubs


Ao Chalong

Ao Chalong

Ao Chalong/wiki/Phuket#Ao_Chalong
Anchorage icon Ao Chalong [[Phuket#Ao Chalong|Ao Chalong]] 07°49.367'N, 098°21.188'E
Port of Entry

A huge shallow anchorage on the South East Coast of Phuket Island.

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

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)

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

Nai Harn

Nai Harn/wiki/Phuket#Nai_Harn
Anchorage icon Nai Harn [[Phuket#Nai Harn|Nai Harn]] 07°46.492'N, 098°17.959'E

A sheltered bay from the North East monsoon.

Note: This bay in the South West Monsoon gives no protection.

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. Onshore much of damage—a lot of people drowned.
Kata North & South

Kata North and South

Kata North and South/wiki/Phuket#Kata_North_and_South
Anchorage icon Kata North and South [[Phuket#Kata North and South|Kata North and South]] 07°48.910'N, 098°17.712'E

2 bays open to the South West - not suitable for anchoring during the S.W. Monsoon.

Note: This bay in the South West Monsoon gives no protection.


Anchorage icon Patong [[Phuket#Patong|Patong]] 07°53.772'N, 098°16.852'E
Bay open to the South West - not suitable for anchoring during the S.W. Monsoon.


Water In the marinas/wiki/Phuket#In_the_.5B.5B.23Marinas_.26_Yacht_Clubs.7Cmarinas.5D.5DWater icon In the marinas [[Phuket#In the marinas|In the marinas]]
Electricity In the marinas/wiki/Phuket#In_the_.5B.5B.23Marinas_.26_Yacht_Clubs.7Cmarinas.5D.5DElectricity icon In the marinas [[Phuket#In the marinas|In the marinas]]
Toilets In the marinas
Showers In the marinas
Laundry In Boat Lagoon and Royal Phuket Marina
Garbage In the marinas
Fuel Fuel docks in the marinas/wiki/Phuket#Fuel_docks_in_the_.5B.5B.23Marinas_.26_Yacht_Clubs.7Cmarinas.5D.5DFuel icon Fuel docks in the marinas [[Phuket#Fuel docks in the marinas|Fuel docks in the marinas]]
Bottled gas Give details on cooking gas (Camping Gaz, butane, propane, etc) suppliers. If there are no suppliers in the island just enter "None"
Chandlers Chandlers in the marinas/wiki/Phuket#Chandlers_in_the_.5B.5B.23Marinas_.26_Yacht_Clubs.7Cmarinas.5D.5DChandler icon Chandlers in the marinas [[Phuket#Chandlers in the marinas|Chandlers in the marinas]]
Repairs Repairs in the marinas/wiki/Phuket#Repairs_in_the_.5B.5B.23Marinas_.26_Yacht_Clubs.7Cmarinas.5D.5DService icon Repairs in the marinas [[Phuket#Repairs in the marinas|Repairs in the marinas]]
Internet WiFi in in the marinas
Mobile connectivity Is there mobile telephone signal such as G4, G3, GPRS on the island? How strong is the signal? Are there any blind spots?
Vehicle rentals Rental outlet/wiki/Phuket#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3ERental_outlet.3C.2Fspan.3ECar icon Rental outlet [[Phuket#Rental outlet|Rental outlet]] DD.dddDD.ddd description, location, tel. +xx (xxxx) xxxxxx


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In the Boat Lagoon marina./wiki/Phuket#In_the_.5B.5BBoat_Lagoon.5D.5D_marina.Provisions icon In the Boat Lagoon marina. [[Phuket#In the Boat Lagoon marina.|In the Boat Lagoon marina.]]

Eating out

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Places to Visit


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See Thailand.


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