The island of Ko Samui is set amid beautiful seas, and together with its neighboring islands, it creates the perfect environment for water sports like diving, snorkeling, and sailing. If you want to experience the surrounding waters other than swimming but don’t want to go in the water, you can always try sailing. Whether it is your first time to do so or you are an experienced sailor, you will no doubt enjoy every moment as you go sailing in Samui.
You will not find it difficult to find boat charters because there are a number of these on the island. Some of them offer day tour packages that allow you to explore and visit some islands near Samui. Others offer lengthier trip packages, such as 3 days and 2 nights or 4 days and 3 nights of sailing along the Gulf of Thailand, giving you maximum time to enjoy the water, the islands, and the boat experience. Some of these packages allow you to spend the night on an island.
Sunset cruises allow you to sail into the horizon just in time to witness the beautiful Samui sunset while you satisfy your palate with snacks and drinks served on the boat. Sunset cruises give you a chance to see the best sunset views around Samui. If there are sunset cruises, there are also full moon cruises. These are offered just once a month, just on the day of the full moon. Full moon cruises are very romantic and are a favorite among honeymooners.
If you want to have a wedding you won’t forget, you can have it arranged on board a yacht. Boat charters have packages for special events. And if you’re a man and want to propose to the woman of your dreams while you’re taking in the view of the islands and the sunset over the horizon, just inform the boat charter and they will gladly help you arrange everything according to your plan.
The kind of boat that is used when you go sailing in Samui depends on the trip and the number of people joining the trip. Smaller sail boats, such as a sloop, are best for groups of 2 to 4 people only. When used in overnight trips, the guests often spend the night on an island while the skipper sleeps on board. Bigger yachts that are 33 meters in length can take groups of 20 or more on day trips and a smaller group on overnight trips. Catamarans are also used for big groups for day trip sailing in Samui.
The most common destinations for sailing packages are the areas around Samui, Angthong National Marine Park, Ko Tao, and Ko Phangan. These are the most beautiful locations in the Gulf of Thailand and are also the target destinations for diving and snorkeling. Sailing trips are expectedly expensive, but they do give you an unmatched experience of getting to know the islands and the waters around Samui. There is no doubt that sailing in Samui will be one of your best travel experiences.