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Island Spirit Sailing Thailand

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167/5 Moo 4 Na Jomthien, Na Chom Thian, Sattahip 20250 Thailand
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Silverlake Vineyard in Pattaya with Private Transfer
Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Silverlake Vineyard in Pattaya with Private Transfer

Silverlake is a large vineyard located in the countryside South East of Pattaya. Several grape varieties are grown from which white, red and rosé wines are produced. A romantic place with a serene atmosphere, the winery is a nice place to spend a few relaxing hours and have lunch while enjoying the views of the rural, hilly area South East of Pattaya.<br><br>As the farm is quite large and it can get hot, visitors can choose to tour the vineyard in an electric tram. Stops are made at the windmill and flower gardens, some of the greenhouses, The Movie House, the grape juice plant and the winery. At each stop there is time to make photos and have a look around the natural beauty of Silverlake.
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Angus M wrote a review Nov 26
41 contributions23 helpful votes
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Just finished 6 days on a Bavaria C45. Had a great time with my wife and family. The staff here Phil and Craig are great - they really know the local area and so the briefing was excellent and we ventured out with confidence. The boat was nice too. This area is stunning - many nice beaches and great places to eat and drink onshore too. It's all quite close by without huge distances to travel, yet with great nearshore sailing grounds too for practicing the tacking and gybing. Excellent! Recommended!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Suveera B wrote a review Nov 2
Bangkok, Thailand13 contributions1 helpful vote
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My Wife Suveera and I have been holding RYA license Day and Coastal Skippers, the latter is me only, since 1999. Issued by the Legendary instructor Simon James, today the main director of 99% of racing events in Asia. And a dear friend ...!!!!!   We have seldom used our RYA Certificates or log any miles as we both joined several high profile racing Teams in Thailand for 20 Years culminating with 2 positions on TP 52, the ultimate racing machine.   In 2017 our benefactor and dear friend owner, after 40 years of competitive sailing, decided to hang the wheel on the wall and retired.  After one more year on the circuit with a smaller boat, "Loco", a Swan 42, we also decided to retire from active racing. Suveera, 63 years young, best spinnaker packer in Thailand and me, Frankie, 58 years young and 20 years in the pit.   We both decided, time to go cruising ......!!!!   Naturally, we thought about our old mate Phil Harper and his Sailing School Operation and Charter business Gulf Charter operating out of Ocean Marina and Ko Chang.   We quickly discovered that Phil's operation had expanded to Island Spirit, a conglomerate vertical integrated sailing enterprise encompassing Phuket, Ocean Marina, Ko Chang and Samui. Charter, Training, Yacht Brokerage and leasing - quite a jump up from the small and laid back Gulf Charter and the operation Phil was leading 20 years ago. Well done Brother !!!!!   After discussing with Mel, great booking and operation lady in Phuket, we chartered Alexa, an Oceanis 42, and went off sailing for 4 days toward Phi Phi Island.   All good but after 30 years of semi professional racing not cruising we both discovered that cruising was not like cycling, it is a complex 360 degree mix of individual action and coordinated, timely expertise.   Unfortunately, after a few rough nights, we both realized that we were not good enough... Well, not comfortable enough.   Time to go back to school and as we were sailing with Island Charter Phuket, we decided to go for Island Charter Ocean Marina sailing School.   We discussed with Ron, Phil partner in charge of the school and decided to go for an intense 4 days refresh course across the spectrum of theory and practical under the renowned IYT license out of Canada with schools all over the world and Island Charter is an official chapter of IYT.   Craig Verral, their top instructor, was called from Ko Chang base and asked to come and see us at the Ocean Marina to assess us and decide the program. He is a lovely fella, holder of a 200 Tons ship Master license had crossed oceans multiple times, Skipped super yachts in the Med and was extremely patient and well mannered.   Furthermore, he also doubles as Base Manager of Ko Chang. We were humble that Phil and Ron diverted such a sailing celebrity to manage our refresh Skippers courses.   The following 4 days went like lightning in a blur of Meteorology, Navigation, Buoy and lighting signal, anchor procedures, conduct at sea, and a ton of maneuvers at the dock, fuel dock, bow approach, backing to the slip - all of the above with a seasoned but in great condition Oceanis 50, ‘White Squall’, great mother ship not a small yacht by any means .....beamy ... very beamy !!!!  I would not lie, it got my heart rate up and up while maneuvering amidst millions of USD yachts on our port and starboard !!!   All went well under Craig's calm and relaxing demeanor.   The last day knackered but more in tune with our sailing self we spend the morning to train Suveera with all kinds of dinghy maneuver.   As we are planning to sail only the two of us it was imperative that Suveera hone her ability on dinghy driving, beaching boat approach! Just in case that the “skipper” was not able to, due to diarrhea or something!!!!!   At the end of the 4th day we passed our IYT Bareboat Skippers courses with 89% success rate well above the minimum 75% required  -   yuppie !   We will be back to Mel Team in Phuket this week, in a Bavaria 45, ‘Southern Star’, 2 years old Bavaria, the beauty of the sea.   Can hardly wait...   This time - fully confident and ready to enjoy.   Summarizing :   1.      We have known Phil for the past 20 plus years and have only positive memories. 2.      Island Charter Phuket handled all of our teething problems professionally and with courtesy including 3 rounds of drinks upon our returns from the first charter. 3.      Island Charter sailing school customized, organized and managed our recertification, moreover through Craig helped us to build the confidence to go cruising again, only 2 of us on big boats. 4.      We are planning a monthly cruise between Phuket and Ko Chang and the two Bavaria 45 are too good to be true. 5.      We enjoyed our training so much that we are already planning for a Yacht Master course under Craig's leadership with a voyage to the virgin Similan Island, the best diving spot in the world.   If you need a professional but friendly and supportive Team to cater for all your sailing / Charter / Training needs for you, your family or a bunch of mates - Island Spirit is the place to go.   You can mention that you have read Frankie and Ja review and you will be treated with. CAPT Phil Rum and fresh Coconut concoction but only if you pass your course!!!!!   Happy sailing at island Charter.   Skipper Frankie and first Mate Suveera
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Hauke wrote a review Sep 2020
Bangkok, Thailand1 contribution
I did a Competent Crew Course with Island Spirit in Pattaya in August. On account of the Corona situation the number of course mates was limited but this did not affect the professionalism and enthusiasm with which the team conducted the course. Extremely knowledgable trainers provide hands on practical hints based on their vast experience at sea, a special thanks to Craig who was a fabulous coach. The people of Island Spirit are around forever and I could clearly see the reason why. I'll be back soon to continue for skipper. Hauke, Bangkok
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Chittin Pathanaporn wrote a review Jul 2020
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Phil and Craig were able to secure the catamaran and prepare everything for us in such a timely manner and with short notice as well! We had lots of fun cruising on the yacht in Koh Chang, snorkeling and paddle boarding. Overall, the service at Island Spirit is top-notch, and the cruise was definitely worth the price. Will definitely be back! :)
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Sorin G wrote a review Jul 2020
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Overall a great experience cruising the Koh Chang archipelago. Very much appreciated the state of the boat and every day guidance and assistance from th3 base. Highly recommend it!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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