The coastline in Krabi is popular for its pristine beaches and beautiful limestone islands, projecting out of the Andaman Sea. With this scenery, no wonder visitors come commending its natural beauty and richness. Besides snorkeling and diving, sailing in Krabi is another fun outdoor and recreational activity to explore the sea and witness the different scenery of the province and its adjacent cities. First discovered by cruising yachts and travelers some decades ago, the shoreline of Krabi has turned out to be one of the top holiday destinations. Evidenced by the rising hotels and fancy restaurants, there’s no doubt it’s the perfect place to stopover for people sailing from Phuket and from other parts of Thailand.
The coastline of Krabi is home to numerous beautiful islands, the majority of which are uninhabited. Using a chartered yacht or sailing cruise, exploring different islands and circumnavigating it can be a blissful and once-in-a-lifetime experience. Sailing in Krabi is perfect for families, honeymooners and groups of friends as it adds to your holiday that extra zest and excitement.
There are several sailing tours packages in Krabi letting you discover the corals reefs, white sand beaches, crystal turquoise water starting from Koh Sam passing to the wide coast of Ao Nang to Railay Bay. Cruising is truly adventurous by nature and sailing cruises are nothing if not full of comfort and style. Typical sailing cruises can accommodate 8 persons (minimum of 2 guests), although there are several cruises that are designed to meet a client’s requirements or preferences.
One popular sailing tour in Krabi province is Lanta Sailing and this commonly takes two to three days tour trip. Lanta Sailing is the perfect choice if you want a relaxing option to the somewhat noisy speedboats. Besides that, you’ll spend your vacation more peacefully and with privacy. Typically, the tour guides provide the food and softdrinks during the excursion, although it’s better to bring your own food and beer. You can explore Koh Lanta and its various adjacent islands and go fishing, diving and snorkeling, whatever you desire. It is quite an exceptional experience away from the conventional long tail boats.
After an exciting day sailing in Krabi, there are a number of anchorages available in the coastline, together with restaurants and hotels for accommodation. The southern tip of Railay beach has 4-5 meters over the sand anchorage, located right at the center of the bay. During low tide, you can stroll along the peninsula and explore the caves and towering limestone outcrops. Koh Sam is another ideal site for anchorage with a pair of islands around 4 meters deep. The site is a fun place for an overnight stop from monsoon winds.
If you are looking to explore the Krabi coast at a cozier pace and have two or three spare days, then sailing in Krabi is the best choice to witness the beautiful beaches of Ko Mook, Ko Rok and Koh Phi Phi. Also, this is a more relaxed option if you want to avoid the crowd of longtail boat trippers.