Solo Cabin: $3200 per traveler | 2 Available
Double Cabins: $2700 per traveler | 2 Available
In the heart of Southeast Asia Phuket nestles in balmy Andaman Sea on Thailand's Indian Ocean. These waters are endowed with unparalleled biodiversity and tropical beauty. Cruising sailors have long been drawn to the east coast of Phuket, this region was once one of the major trading routes between India and China and was frequently mentioned in foreign trader’s ship logs. Today the Andaman Sea is a cultural melting pot of indigenous Thais, Thai-Chinese, ethnic Malays and even Moken sea nomads. Diversity leads to unparalleled cuisine and an amazing travel experience that sets the Phuket area apart from other regions. Starting north in Phang-nga Bay, towering pinnacles of limestone make castle like island formations that rise majestically from the uniquely emerald colored water. As we sail to the south, the famous Phi Phi Islands are famous around the world for crystal clear water and laid back ambiance. The Phuket Journey will take you past literally hundreds of gorgeous islands throughout the week all while living in the comfort of your very own sailing vessel.
The Collective Package Includes:
• Collective captain and chef (for a week of the best food of your life)
• Journey Coordinator travel support to help guide you on your journey
• Onboard family style meals with 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 3 dinners and snacks
• Marina fees and dockage
• Boat incidentals including fuel, water, bedding, towels, etc.
• And of course 7 days of unabashed adventure and epic memories...
50% due at booking, remaining balance due 60 days prior to departure
Before booking, please review CANCELLATIONS/CHANGES, INSURANCE, AND CONDUCT policy on the booking page. Our boat options listed are confirmed when the voyage is fully booked. For our reference, if you prefer to sail a monohull or catamaran, please contact us!
PRIVATE CREWED CHARTERS ALSO AVAILABLE NOVEMBER - APRIL
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Dayyan Armstrong founded the Sailing Collective out of a passion for connecting people with the world through adventure and sailing. Having been raised with values based on multi-cultural awareness and the importance of global culture, Dayyan combined his enthusiasm for sailing and exploration to create an integrated sailing vacation organization open to adventures, explorers, and sailors alike. With a background in music performance, social theory, and a graduate degree in economics from the New School for Social Research, Dayyan is always excited to participate in discourse in topics of theory, art, adventure, and exploration. Outside sailing and exploration, Dayyan is passionate about cured meats, design, Maine, social theory, Cook’s Illustrated, a good museum, photography, Harper’s Magazine, and various types of cooking over fire or coals.
After graduating with a degree in Outdoor Education, Ross Beane has been relentless about sharing his love of wilderness travel with people wherever he goes. Having worked with programs from Alaska to Maine, he enjoys guiding students of all ages and abilities into beautiful and remote locations to foster technical know-how and an appreciation of the natural world. With multiple certifications in wilderness emergency medicine, he brings with him an understanding of risk management that keeps it safe without compromising fun. An avid sailor since youth, Ross has made many safe crossings and has taught sailing for The Wooden Boat School, New York Harbor Sailing Foundation, and the Manhattan Sailing School before joining Dayyan to help start the Sailing Collective.
Vivian grew up in a culture where eating well was equivalent to living well, the ultimate expression of care and warmth. From seemingly incongruent beginnings in fashion design to event production to the creation of a pop-up dinner series, she realized that her real passion was for building community through the serving and sharing of beautifully presented meals. She remains curious about various methods of cooking and international flavors, finding constant joy while shopping local farmers’ markets throughout her travels.
Matt, a New Orleans native, was raised in a restaurant family. His family ran several restaurants throughout the French Quarter, all inspired by their immigration from Hong Kong. He took after his Grandmother and Uncles, spending time in the kitchen tasting anything that could, and some that he shouldn't.
After highschool Matt went on to pursue his own culinary path with ambition of cooking around the world. He took an apprenticeship in a small New Orleans creole cottage, Iris, learning the kitchen dance, one on one with the Chef. Honing his talents, he grew into bigger roles in bigger kitchens, learning from many, including Chef Susan Spicer in New Orleans and David Chang in New York, cooking everything from old world French baguettes to aerated cheese foam in mozzarella balloons. His passion for cooking has manifested itself into travels, journeys and lifetime friendships throughout the world.
Sailing Collective's Phuket, Thailand Journey is an experience no vacationer and explorer should miss. The itinerary takes us to some of Thailand's hidden secrets and dives deep into the beauty of the region. Explore the Andaman Sea; it is a cultural and culinary wonderland in a setting unmatched by any other worldwide. Sailing 40 ft catamaran sailboats with up to 8 Collective explorers per boat, this is one vacation not to miss. Gather a few friends and join the Sailing Collective in the Andaman Sea.
Ao Po Marina, Phuket, Thailand
We will meet here at 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 23. If you arrive early, there is a lounge that service food and cold beer and boasts a beautiful view. We will disembark back at the Marina at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 30. If you plan on flying out of Phuket on that same day, we advice you book a flight for no earlier than 3 p.m. — just in case!
By Plane: International Airport of Phuket (Airport Code HKT) is located on the northern end of the Island close to Ao Po Marina
Taxi from the Airport: At the Airport taxis are readily available upon arrival and transfer will take between 20 and 30 minutes. Walk out of the arrivals hall and immediately turn right – walk about 40-50 meters. You will see the metered taxi stand straight ahead labeled clearly with a large sign.
You should expect an immediate fee of $3 (฿100) airport tax. Transportation to everywhere on the island will be cheaper with these taxis. In total your taxi fare should not exceed $15 (฿550) to Ao Po Marina.
Rental Car: There are three reputable car rental companies in Phuket and although driving there is easy, there are guidelines to follow to stay safe – they are as follows:
Nai yang beach is around 2 minutes from the airport and 15 minutes from the marina.
Phuket Town is farther from the marina (about an hour drive) but it we think it's worth checking out the city before spending a week on the beaches.
A valid passport for each passenger and a crew list are compulsory for clearance.
Expiration date must be no earlier than 6 months after your planned return.
Local currency is "Baht"; euros & US $ are accepted in some places. There is a Currency Exchange Office located directly after the baggage claim where you can acquire Thai Baht (฿) if you haven’t previously done so. Taxis occasionally accept Euros or Dollars but buses won’t and in Thailand cash is king and always preferred although Mastercard & Visa is accepted in some places.
For a rough idea of conversion rates to U.S. Dollars remembering these approximate conversions may be helpful.
Sailing Collective will provision your journey with local foods and produce. Cooking Aboard: Your Sailing Collective crew is incredibly talented and can handle the group's needs with ease. We are all about participation and learning, so if you'd like to help, just ask and we'll get you involved! Collective groups may choose to dine out more times than scheduled if the group or individuals choose.
Please note, soft drinks, alcohol, wine, beer, etc. are not included in the provisioning package, but your crew can assist you in purchasing your desired beverages for your group.
Dietary Restrictions: It is important to notify your Sailing Collective representative of any dietary restrictions ahead of time and fill out details in Guest Form
In addition to exploring Thailand under sail, the following list may prove helpful in planning other aspects of your time with us. We're happy to arrange any extra activities for you at the base.
Snorkeling & Diving: The diving in Thailand is excellent. Clients must carry a PADI open water or equivalent qualification to be able to dive. Unqualified divers can do courses or resort dives. Prices range from center to center, but it usually costs between 2,500 Baht and 3,500 Baht per person for two dives and lunch. If a client wishes to dive while chartering with The Moorings, we recommend two good dive centers by our base -- Raya Divers on Koh Racha Yai and Barracuda Diving on Koh Phi Phi. The Similan Islands are a world-class diving destination and are accessible between November and April, subject to weather conditions. These islands are situated 60 miles Northwest of Patong and require a minimum charter duration of 7 days for a visit. Diving equipment can be supplied, if ordered in advance, and clients can arrange to meet up with a live-aboard dive operator at one of the dive sites for tank refills. Further information is available from the base on request. The Surin Islands are another 50 miles north of the Similans and also offer superb diving, but fewer dive operators visit them. The Similan and Surin Islands are National Parks and are subject to a daily entry fee, which will be collected on site. You will be asked to complete a waiver of responsibility form prior to departure from the base, if intending to cruise to the Similan or Surin Islands.
Collapsible bags in place of large rigid suitcases are advised for ease of transport on and off the boat.
During days on the water, you’ll want to be wearing light and comfortable clothing. As the vast majority of your time will be spent outside, prepare for elements - bring a light rain coat just in case, a hat to shield yourself from the sun, and a set of warm clothing. Throughout the week we may dine out at a nice restaurant, so bring gear that you’ll look nice in and suits your style. Loading and unloading from the dingy can be a wet activity, a pair of shoes that you can get wet is recommended.
Situated on the Northeast coast of Asia’s premier island retreat, a mere 15 minutes to the airport, Yacht Haven Marina - Phuket is an ideal location for travelers and sailors seeking the perfect port-of-call, as a base to enjoy the island of Phuket, or as a starting point to explore the wonders of Phang Nga Bay. Yacht Haven Marina, with its proximity to Phang Nga Bay and the surrounding majestic limestone islands, is Phuket’s only deep water access marina allowing maneuvering in most states of tides. Craft capacity at the Yacht Haven Marina is 80 metres with a maximum of a 5-metre draft. The marina comfortably accommodates over 200 vessels and features newly renovated docks, boardwalk and full hook-ups including phone, electricity, water and WiFi access. Onsite amenities include newly installed showers and laundry service. Yacht Haven Marina overlooks the stunning Phang Nga Bay and enjoys a constant flow of fresh breezes at all times of the year. The surrounding peace and tranquility makes the Yacht Haven Marina of choice when traveling to Phuket.
Before heading south we will venture north into the silty dark waters of Phang Nga Bay. Here we'll explore magical secret lagoons and possibly venture into the winding streets of the world famous floating village at the river mouth of the Phang Nga river deep into the national park. Calm waters, local fishing villages, and towering limestone islands make this area unlike anywhere else.
On our sail south we will wind through the Koh Hong Krabi archipelago. Krabi is world-famous for its beauty, and these islands are a perfect example of why this part of Thailand is so popular. Catering to more laid-back visitors, Rai Le Beach offers excellent dining and the opportunity to get a massage in the shade on a pristine white-sand beach lined with coconut palms.
Sailing nearly due south takes you to the Phi Phi Islands, one of the most beautiful archipelagos in Thailand. Phi Phi Don is the largest island in the group and has the best anchorage and facilities at Ton Sai Bay, where you’ll find restaurants and bars with lively nightlife. To the south is Phi Phi Le, known for its pristine beaches, excellent snorkeling, and rugged high cliffs. The movie The Beach, with Leonardo DiCaprio, was filmed at Maya Bay on Phi Phi Le.
Knowing that around the corner from you is the perfection of a white sand beach on the island of Poda, the real glory lies in an unassuming rocky pocket beach on the other side of Koh Poda. If you are an elite rock climber you’ve been made aware of this rock-like island, but the appeal holds for us lesser accomplished adventurers also. The past-vertical rock hanging over the sea has some surprisingly fun and approachable little climbs that let you to simply kick off into the ocean when you start to feel like you have enough exposure. Beyond the adrenaline thrill of overhanging cliffs and rock walls that jet vertical out of the water, there is superb snorkeling and a little shady alcove ashore with a beach wedged in between rock walls.
After a morning on the popular Koh Phi Phi Le we will set sails for a small island surrounded by excellent snorkeling in crystal clear water. Dinner here is served in a little local fish restaurant perched on the rocks above the cove.
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