Phuket remains the principal starting point for luxury yacht charter trips to a varied range of destinations, from beach hopping on the island to trips as far south as the Malaysia border or island groups far out in the Andaman Sea. Destinations have been divided into three, with the first section focusing on Phuket itself, the nearby Racha Islands and the world-famous Phi Phi Islands, located south and east of Phuket’s south coast respectively. The second section focuses on the iconic Phang Nga Bay northeast of Phuket as well as the Krabi islands and Koh Lanta, located close to the Krabi coastline on the mainland. The third section is dedicated to more remote destinations, such as Koh Lipe to the south, by the Malaysia border, and the Similan and Surin Islands to the northwest, all three about 60-65km from the mainland. Ask Yacht Sourcing for the best time to visit each destination as not all areas can be visited in the monsoon season (May-October).
Indonesia is the ideal destination for those who love to cruise the ocean. As the world’s largest archipelago, there is four times more water than land, so it makes sense to get wet to see the best of this beautiful country.
Whether you choose a journey on a luxury liveaboard or take one of the day trips offered by Explore, Indonesia is best seen from the deck of a boat. Explore’s fleet of liveaboards offer cruises in Indonesia all year round.
Speak to one of Explore’s expert advisors for further details on liveaboard adventures.
Thailand is the hub of cruising in Southeast Asia and the tropical paradise of Phuket offers easy access to some of Southeast Asia’s most remarkable scenery, from the spectacular limestone karsts of Phang Nga Bay and Krabi province to the stunning dive sites of Koh Lipe in the far south or the Similans and Surin Islands north of Phuket. Southern Thailand’s beaches and water are among the finest in the world, while the natural hospitality in the Land of Smiles and arguably the world’s finest cuisine are among other memorable takeaways of a voyage in Asia’s best-known tropical paradise.
From sublime natural backdrops to thriving ancient cultures, Indonesia’s 17,000 islands have something for everyone. The best—and most luxurious—way to see the untouched corners of our vast archipelago is by private yacht charter, with a flexible itinerary designed specifically for you. Travel in style and make your days as adventurous (or relaxed) as you like—we can arrange picnics on pink sand beaches, treks to the top of volcanic islands and snorkel trips through tropical waters teeming with marine life. Just ask.