With Captain & Chefs Flannery + Lauren - ALL INCLUSIVE
ABOUT YOUR SAILING COLLECTIVE JOURNEY
Your journey will be crewed by a captain and chefs who are not only trained professionals but explorers at heart. With diverse backgrounds as sailors, travelers, artists, gastronomes and academics, Sailing Collective crew members offer a wealth of information and life experience to every journey. Your crew will work with you to build a customized day to day itinerary tailored to your group needs, interests, and desired activities.
Option 1: Lagoon 400 Catamaran with 4 double cabins and 4 private bathrooms - 7 days
Final Cost: $16,300 usd ($4,075 per double occupancy cabin)
Included in the Collective Package:
• Private Collective captain and chef (for some of the best food of your life)
• Travel support to help guide you on your journey
• Custom menu designed by the chef
• National Park Permit
• Marina fees and dockage
• Boat incidentals including fuel, water, bedding, towels, etc.
• And of course days of unabashed adventure and epic memories...
50% due at booking, remaining balance due 90 days prior to departure
Please review cancellation, change, and insurance policy on the booking page before booking!
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.
Despite my tiny frame, I am an eater and food is always on my mind! I love every element of the food experience, from shopping the finest the farmers market has to provide to the preparation of an exquisite meal. A hostess at heart, it is the sensual and intimate aspect of dining that remains most important to me. I always keep in mind that overall indulgence is exemplified through flawless service and genuine hospitality. I believe that food has the capacity to fascinate and surprise, and I am not one to resist sharing my discoveries with any innocent bystander who has a set of ears, an open mind, and an empty stomach. biglittlenyc.com/flannery IG: flannerykk
Lauren Gerrie was born and raised in Southern California and moved to New York City 16 years ago to pursue her life as a professional dancer and artist. During college, while serving and cocktailing in restaurants and bars all over lower Manhattan and Brooklyn, she began to explore her deep love of cooking and the unique world that is the service industry. After working and training in Tuscany she returned to NY and began a creative culinary company with her best friend Flannery called bigLITTLE Get Together. She has competed and won on CHOPPED and CHOPPED CHAMPIONS and in 2017 returned to the show as a guest judge. Lauren recently resigned after almost seven years from her role as Marc Jacobs' private chef. She is a partner and pastry consultant for CERVO'S restaurant in the Lower East Side. She continues to work as a private chef and as a food writer for Paper Magazine, Domino Magazine, Furthermore, Counter Service, and other kick ass culinary & lifestyle publications. When Lauren isn't cooking she teaches an all levels adult dance class called MOVES, is a dog mom to her crazy pup Boot, and can be seen biking all over the city.... usually with a back pack of groceries! @laurengerrie
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 yacht.
ABOUT THE PHUKET REGION
Phuket is an island in the south-west region of Thailand. It is located 480 miles (800 km) south of Bangkok & 600 miles (960 km) north of Singapore. We meet on northern end of the island close to the Phuket Airport at Yacht Haven Marina
Yacht Haven Marina
Dream Yacht Charter (Thailand) Co. Ltd – Phuket
Phuket Island Marina Co. Ltd. (Yacht Haven)
141/2 Moo 2, Tumbol Maikhao, Thalang
PHUKET 83 110
Tel base: 00 66 76 206 492
HOW TO GET THERE
International Airport of Phuket (Airport Code HKT) is located on the northern end of the Island close to Yacht Haven 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 Yacht Haven Marina.
Public Transport from the airport
Unfortunately there are no reliable means of public transport to Yacht Haven Marina so if you’re not satisfied with a metered price, try your luck and bargain with the other taxis. Keep in mind its not always as easy as it looks nor is it always the cheapest option. As a novelty you might even want to catch a traditional Tuk Tuk
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:
In Thailand driving is on the left side of the road.
Seat belt wearing and drunk driving laws apply, and are enforced.
Full Comprehensive Insurance is a must. Beware of street side vendors with signs saying 'With Insurance' - usually the level of insurance is very basic and would not cover the car, or passengers - just third party injuries or damage.
AT YOUR ARRIVAL
If you arrive early and we are not set up just yet, you can leave your luggage at the office Dream Yacht office and explore marina. Alternatively, there is a beach and a swimming spot next the marina and you can change into your vacation clothes and start vacationing. There is a shower facility you can also use in case you have been traveling for a long time and need to rinse off.
From 5 to 7pm we will have a boat briefing followed by dinner and after sleeping in on board in the marina we set sail the next morning.
At the marina base there are a number of small shops where you can buy snacks and drinks as well as a restaurant offering casual dining and local food.
Nai yang beach is around 2 minutes from the airport and 15 minutes from the marina.
Dewa Phuket Resort 3 stars
Nai Yang Beach Resort 3 stars
Indigo Pearl 5 stars
Airport hotel 2 stars
Kasalong Hotel 2.5 stars
CUSTOMS & IMMIGRATION
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.
BANKS & EXCHANGE
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.
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.
$1 USD ≈ 33 Baht
$3 USD ≈ 100 Baht
$10 USD ≈ 330 Baht
$50 USD ≈ 1,600 Baht
$100 USD ≈ 3,300 Baht
WHAT TO EXPECT ONBOARD
Each boat has a certified Sailing Collective captain and first mate will take care of all your needs throughout the week. A sailing vacation will change your outlook on life and expand your life experiences in a new unique and unforgettable way.
Although the accommodations differ from a hotel or a cruise ship you will quickly see the advantages of traveling on a sailing vessel as we visit hard to reach port towns and row ashore on abandoned beaches. Living space inside a sailboat is compact but comfortable. Cabins have small closets and cubbies for your belongings. Each boat has multiple heads (bathrooms) and showers. They are small, but you will be used to them shortly. Boats have a full galley (kitchen) and dining table below, but most meals will be set on a table in the cockpit on deck. The boats have refrigeration, 12 volt DC electricity (like in a car), stereos, and other amenities all fit together efficiently in the space available.
Trips are provisioned with onboard family style meals with 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 3 dinners and snacks (15 of 21 meals) for 7 days. For the ten day trip you will have 9 breakfasts, 9 lunches, and 5 dinners. Additional provisions can be purchased before departure at the near by grocery store at passengers own cost. The chef will design a custom menu with provisions sourced local daily. Alcohol is not included in the cost and can be purchased in advance by the Sailing Collective crew.
IMPORTANT: Those with dietary restrictions must inform The Sailing Collective captains ahead of time.
ADDITIONAL COSTS AND EXPENSES
● $300 - $600 restaurants and outings - Thailand is very cheap and meals range from $5 to $20 max per person
● 10% gratuity for your crew is recommended
● Airport taxi and other transpiration $20
Payment for additional fees:
Paid in cash to your captain or via PayPal and your captain will give you the information. You can also send gratuity to your captain through PayPal, ask your captain for instructions.
Yacht Haven Marina
Meet your Sailing Collective crew and fellow passengers by the pool at our starting marina facility and get acquainted while settling into your new home for the week, we sail north the next morning.
Koh Hong, Phang Nga Bay
Departure from our base in Phuket to north Phang Nga Bay and spend the evening. This area is part of the Ao Phang-nga National Park, famous for it's serine uninhabited islands that rise like chimneys out of the relatively shallow waters. Our overnight stop is the Koh Hong group of islands, where we will anchor between towering limestone pinnacles, swim, and take the dinghy to explore the tunnel leading into an enclosed lagoon. In Thai, the word “hong” means room, and it refers to the enclosed lagoons that we will explore on these islands.
Koh Hong Krabi
Sail south along the eastern shores of Koh Yao Noi, with the coast of Krabi Province off to port passing dozens of stunning small islands as we go. Koh Hong Krabi archipelago, which lies in this strait is our stop for the night. These islands are incredibly beautiful, remote, and ideal for swimming, snorkeling, and fishing. Jackfish, Spanish mackerel, and rainbow runners are abundant in these crystal clear waters thanks to focused preservation efforts by the Thai government. As the name suggests, these islands are also home to some famous "hongs" or enclosed lagoons that are so fun to explore.
Rai Le Beach
In the morning we’ll embark on a short sail to the mainland. With its gorgeous beaches and secluded bays Krabi is world-famous for its beauty, and Rai Le Beach is a prime example of what makes this part of Thailand so popular. While numerous world famous resorts sit along this coastline Rai Le Beach offers a distinctly laid back vibe set aside from the hustle of it all. Rai Le offers excellent snorkeling on the coral reef and has a pristine white-sand beach lined with coconut palms for swimming and lounging. Mellow beachfront restaurants serve simple fare, and you can relax with a cool drink in the shade while you gaze at the Andaman Sea.
Phi Phi Islands
In the morning we sail nearly due south to the Phi Phi Islands. Phi Phi Don is famous for its restaurants and bars with lively nightlife. Laying to the south is Phi Phi Le, where pristine beaches, excellent snorkeling, and rugged high cliffs define the experience. These islands combined are renowned as the most beautiful in all of thailand.
Koh Nakha Yai
For our last night we will visit yet another small charming island and dine once again on amazing food. After a long day of sailing northwest past Koh Yao Yai we will anchor near the small and charming Koh Nakha Yai where the cocopalm lined beach will serve as a backdrop for our final feast.
Lagoon 400 - Length: 40 ft - 4 Heads, 4 Showers, 4 Double Cabins The Lagoon 400 is a good sailing comfortable catamaran that will be your home at sea.
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