Location options: Thailand - New Caledonia - Tahiti
ABOUT YOUR SAILING COLLECTIVE JOURNEY
Your journey will be crewed by a captain and chef 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.
THAILAND | Lagoon 45 Catamaran with 4 double-cabins accommodating 8 travelers
Cost: $17,000 USD ($22,490 AUD, $2810 AUD per person 8 pax)
NEW CALEDONIA | Catana 47 Catamaran with 4 double-cabins accommodating 8 travelers
Cost: $18,000 USD ($23,810 AUD, $2,975 AUD per person 8 pax)
TAHITI | Catana 45 Catamaran with 5 double-cabins accommodating 10 travelers
Cost: $17,000 USD ($22,490 AUD, $2,250 AUD per person 8 pax)
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
• 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...
Due to proximity to departure date, 50% due at booking
Please review cancellation, change, and insurance policy on the booking page before booking!
Marshall, is a sailor and a professional marine engineer based in York, Maine and captains throughout the Mediterranean, Caribbean, and his home waters of New England. His lust for the seas keeps him on the water in the warm Tropics, the Mediterranean, as well as in the New England winter for marine construction and tug boat operations. He has swam in the Arctic and Antarctic ocean, but the New Hampshire and Maine coasts are his home. Always exited to travel to new places and to meet new people.
Katja Tausig grew up in London - She is currently the head chef of London's Koya Soho. She has spent the past few years working and training in Japanese cuisine, but has a background of Italian food, learned at Trullo Restaurant in London. She has spent summers cooking full time for the Sailing Collective, which allowed her to connect her passions for travel and food. She enjoys learning new and unique recipes directly from the authentic source during her travels and adapts these recipes to her meals aboard using seasonal local produce provisioning locally and foraging when possible. Instagram: @katjatausig
• Phang Nga Bay, Thailand | 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.
• New Caledonia | British naval explorer Capt. James Cook discovered the island in 1774. Its rugged coastline reminded him so much of Scotland that Cook named it New Caledonia in honor of his Scottish father. Both France and Britain settled the group of islands including Loyalty Islands, Isle of Pines, Belep and a number of smaller islands in the early 19th century. Today, New Caledonia is a self-governing territory of France and features the world’s largest lagoon which covers approximately 14,912-square miles, making it one of the most remarkable and beautiful sailing locations. Cooled by the Pacific Ocean and trade winds, New Caledonia enjoys a soft, sunny climate. From the central mountain range to the warm tropical waters, visitors will discover an impressive assortment of plants and animals. Nouméa, New Caledonia’s capital, features French cultural influences. This cosmopolitan city feels much like the French Riviera, although it sits thousands of nautical miles away in the South Pacific. Colorful waterfronts are lined with bars, cafes, restaurants, and nightclubs. It is a terrific place to stock up on superb French gourmet food and wine before hoisting sail to the other beautiful destinations New Caledonia has to offer.
• Tahiti, French Polynesia | Welcome to Tahiti, which sits within a cruising ground of five groups of islands bursting with exciting marine life, emerald volcanic peaks and vivid exotic flowers. Tahiti is in the Society Islands, made up of the Windward and the Leeward Islands. This area boasts some of the most famous, spectacular landscapes in the world, including the idyllic Bora Bora for romantics, as well as Raiatea, Tupai, Maupiti and Moorea. Sail around the ancient volcanic remains and atolls while spotting turtles, dolphins, unspoiled coral and shoals of colorful fish. There is so much to experience, such as swimming with sharks and manta rays, diving, hiking and even jeep safaris of volcanic rock faces. Fans of fine dining will enjoy the very best French cuisine with a Polynesian influence, supported by a palette from paradise. You’ll be hosted by wonderful local people warmly sharing their culture with you.
Yacht Haven Marina, Phuket, Thailand
International Airport of Phuket ( 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.
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:
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." In Thailand cash is king (Mastercard & Visa) are only accepted some places), so we suggest exchanging money before arrival or at airport Currency Exchange Office located directly after the baggage claim . Taxis occasionally accept Euros or Dollars but buses won’t and in Thailand cash is king and always preferred.
For a rough idea of conversion rates to U.S. Dollars:
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
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.
YACHT HAVEN MARINA, PHUKET
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.
Koh Roi is a small rocky islet just situated at the north of Koh Yao Noi Island. This small island is a very nice stop before heading south. SW side of the island is a good shelter. Staying on anchor and exploring coast by dingy is a fascinating experience. Koh Roi has an interesting hong that can be explored on foot. Koh Kudu Yai has a number of intriguing caves and hongs that can be explored by dinghy. Occasionally, at dusk, you can see thousands of fruit bats with three-foot wingspans soar into the sky from the middle of Koh Kudu Yai as they take flight for an evening of feeding in the dense jungles on the mainland. It’s a primal sight, one evocative of ancient times. Cruising in Koh Roi waters west across Phang-nga Bay is a voyage among intriguing and beautiful islands in a tropical wonderland. Koh Roi, and its neighbour, Koh Kudu Yai, are excellent stopover points before heading south toward Krabi and its beautiful beaches, or the world-famous Phi Phi Islands.
KOH HONG KRABI
Set sail south and head along the eastern shores of Koh Yao Noi, with the coast of Krabi Province off to port. The next anchorage is the Koh Hong Krabi archipelago, which lies east of Koh Yao Noi and west of the mainland. These islands are incredibly beautiful, remote, and ideal for swimming, snorkelling, and fishing. Jackfish, Spanish mackerel, and rainbow runners are abundant in these crystal clear waters. Koh Hong Krabi yachting is memorable for its stunning beauty. The islands of the Koh Hong Krabi archipelago offer a varied array of snorkelling, pristine beaches, and opportunities to explore ashore or in the dinghy.
RAI LE BEACH
The next stop on your Phuket itinerary is just 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. Catering to more laid-back visitors, Rai Le Beach offers excellent snorkeling on the coral reef and swimming off a pristine white-sand beach lined with coconut palms. Pleasant beachfront restaurants serve simple fare, and you can relax with a cool drink in the shade and admire the sparkling waters of the Andaman Sea.
KOH PHI PHI DON
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, released in 1999, was filmed at Maya Bay on Phi Phi Le.
KOH RANG YAI
From Phi Phi Don you set a course to the north back to Phuket’s east coast. The scenery remains breathtaking as you sail past the islands and the mangrove forests along the high hills on the shore that rise ever higher toward the interior. The Koh Rang group, a cluster of islets along a bight in the coast is the next destination on your Phuket itinerary. The anchorage at Koh Rang Yai is spectacular, and there is a restaurant ashore. You can also hike on walking paths and rent a mountain bike.
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