Phuket Yacht Charter Locations
James Bond Island
Khao Phing Kan made famous by the 1974 movie “Man with the Golden Gun”. Subsequently known simply as James Bond Island to the locals and tourists alike is a favourite Phuket yacht charter location. Just off the Island lies a 20 metre tall islet called Ko Tapu. The islands are limestone tower karsts and are a part of Ao Phang Nga National Park. Khao Phing Kan consists of two forest-covered islands with steep shores and are perfect Phuket yacht charter . They lie in the northwestern part of Phang Nga Bay, some 18 kilometres from the X2 Yachting headquarters at Ao Po Grand Marina.
Its western part is about 130 metres in diameter. The eastern part is about 240 metres long and 140 metres wide and is elongated northwards. The island has a few caves and two sandy beaches, in the southwest and between the twin islands. The beaches and caves are regularly flooded with the tides and are pristinely beautiful. The Thai name for Khao Phing Kan reflects the particular shape of the island. It appears as if a flat limestone cliff tumbled sideways and leaned on a similar rock in the centre of the island.
Phang Nga Bay
Phang Nga Bay is a year round yachting playground and is located 47 kilometers northeast of Phuket. The spectacularly scenic Phang Nga Bay is dotted with over 100 islands. It is one of the best sailing and luxury yacht charter grounds in the world. The bay is bounded by Phuket island to the west, Phang Nga and Krabi provinces to the north and east. The bay is a popular Phuket yacht charter location and is famed for its limestone formations and cliffs that rise vertically up from the warm turquoise waters, the highest of which protrudes 350 m from the seabed. Many of these are fissured with caves which can be reached by sea kayak or dinghy. The bay has numerous islands, inlets and channels waiting to be explored.
Phi Phi Island
The Phi Phi Islands are amount the most famous of Phuket yacht charter areas and are located 48 kilometers southeast of Phuket. Ko Phi Phi Don is the largest island of the group and is the most populated island of the group. Ko Phi Phi Lee is the second largest island in the group. The rest of the islands including Bida Nok, Bida Noi, and Ko Mai Phai (Bamboo Island). They are not much more than large limestone rocks jutting out of the sea.
The islands came to worldwide prominence when Ko Phi Phi Lee was used as a location for the 2000 British American film “The Beach”. There are six islands in the group known as Phi Phi. They are home to an abundance of corals and marine life. There are limestone mountains with cliffs, caves, and long white sandy beaches. Snorkeling, diving, fishing, rock jumping and visiting deserted beaches is all the great things you can do when you visit the Phi Phi Islands.
Lying to the south of Phuket, the Racha Islands are a popular anchorage and charter area. They boast stunning white powder sand beaches and clear turquoise tinged water that is ideal for diving and snorkeling. Closest to Phuket is Racha Yai, which is the larger of the two islands. The main beach is Bungalow Bay which is located on the northwest coast. The sand here is snow white and feels almost like talcum powder. The bay is well protected and has plenty of marine life making it ideal for snorkeling and first time scuba diving. A little further to the south is Racha Noi. It doesn’t have any beaches. However it has excellent swimming, snorkeling and diving spots. This makes it an ideal luxury yacht charter destination.
Phuket Islands and Map of Andaman Sea
From the X2 yachting base at Ao Po Grand Marina, Phuket Thailand, the company provides a variety of cruises for its rent a yacht in Thailand service. The X2 yachting fleet can accommodate as small group of 5 – 10 people or lager group of 20 – 45 passengers for day cruises, or up to 6 passengers for overnight trips. Optionally larger groups up to 20 passengers can do longer overnight voyages, but spend the night accommodated in resorts and hotels on islands along the cruise route. Customized programs for all size groups is available, so don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your requirementsDownload Map