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“Charter a sailing boat in Thailand”
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Siam Sailing
Ranked #5 of 13 things to do in Wichit
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Owner description: Siam Sailing is an adventure sailing charter company and has a fleet of five catamaran yachts. We offer primarily bare boat, but also skippered and crewed sailing charters. Siam Sailing's sailing area is the entire west coast of Thailand and the off-lying islands. Our yachts are custom built Polynesian inspired Wharram catamarans: 1 x Hitia 24ft day sailer/camping cat for 2 pers. 2 x Tiki 30ft pocket ocean cruiser for up to 4 pers and 2 x Tiki 38ft cruising yacht for 6-7 pers. Wharrams are quick, comfortable and yet rugged. Besides brilliant for sailing in open water they are, because they can readily take the ground , ideal to explore the myriad of creeks, rivers, hidden an hidden bays which can be found all along the coast. So they can take you well off the beaten track to new and exciting places where others can't go. We have some fourteen years of sailing and charter experience in Thailand.
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“Charter a sailing boat in Thailand”
Reviewed July 10, 2012

"Veni, vidi, vici" was the adagium of Roman emperor Julius Ceasar, and appropriately the name of our Tiki 30. We arrived to the boat (my never-sailed-before girlfriend and myself with some monohull sailing experience) and after a thorough explanation by Max, we had "seen" and understood it all. The boat came complete with gennaker and all was self-evident and easy to control, even single handedly.

When we took her out to sea for a 5 day trip around the north of Phang Nga Bay, we were overwhelmed by a feeling of safety, and indeed "invincibility": due to its modest draft (slightly over 50 cm) you can literally take her anywhere, over reefs onto the paradise beaches and into the hongs (or natural lagoons) where usually only dinghies would venture.

The bay counts innumerable islands, with caves, steep limestone walls, snorkelling spots and palm fringed beaches (with or without monkeys). We even sailed up into a river in between mangrove forests.

The Tiki 30 was surprisingly well suited for this "off-road" experience (large fridge; good stock of fresh water; handy kitchen and comfortable sleeping bunks). We just couldn't say goodbye to it and went for a 4 days extension, to take a look at the more southern islets with their pristine clear waters and brochure-like powdery white beaches.

Visited April 2012
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