On the Water

Sailing Day Trips from Koh Chang

Sailing a yacht on a day trip from Koh Chang to Koh Wai

Full Day Tours and Sunset Cruises by Yacht

I’ve already listed sailing charters on the site.  They’re more for people who want to spend a few days sailing around the islands south of Koh Chang.  But here’s something different  – day tours by sailing boat.  All the fun of chartering a yacht but for a lower price and without the hassle of actually being able to sail. 

I first met Steve, the owner of Mandala Sailing, over 10 years ago when he was still working overseas and looking for a property on the island.  Fast forward a decade and Steve now runs his own sailing charter business based for part of the year in Pattaya and from December to April here on Koh Chang.  Although he does offer overnight charters and longer cruises the most popular option is a day trip which begins in Bangbao.  

I want to bring the joy of sailing to as many people as possible. All too often, when considering going out on a yacht, the words “exclusive” , “VIP” and “luxury” are thrown around and the prices sky rocket.  That shouldn’t be the case. I love to see families having a great day out.  Giving the helm to a child and watching them puff up with pride is simply awesome.

Steve Williams, owner, Mandala Sailing

A day trip is tailored to what the customer wants, but a typical day will be from Bang Bao to Long Beach, for a swim by the deserted beach at the old Treehouse resort, then around the end of Koh Chang to Koh Ngam.( Koh Chang’s Phi Phi Island ) and a very beautiful spot.  You go enjoy the scenery and Steve will prepare some fruit for the sail down to Koh Wai where you can get lunch and snorkel on the reef or try your hand at SUP (Stand Up Paddling).  Then it’s back to Bang Bao for 5pm.

Or if you want a tailor made trip to specific islands, just let him know.

Also, for anyone who’d like to try SCUBA diving he can introduce you to the joys of diving,  1,500 Baht extra gets you a dive on Koh Wai’s reef, something you will not forget.  You’ll be in safe hands, Steve has spent 17 years as a deep sea diver on offshore oil rigs. 

Day Trip To The Islands

Overnight Charter Trips

12,000 THB16,000 THB / Day
8 Hours2 – 10 Days
Drinking Water
Soft Drinks
Snorkelling Equipment
Two SUP Boards
6 People Maximum
Drinking Water
Soft Drinks
Fishing Equipment
Watersports Equipment
4 People Maximum

For most people staying on Koh Chang, it will be more convenient to join the boat in Bangbao fishing village, on the south coast of the island.  You simply take one of the public taxis to Bangbao pier and Steve will reimburse you for the expense of the round trip from your hotel to the pier and back.

For more information and to arrange great day out contact Steve direct:

Website: mandalasailing.com

Facebook:  Mandala Sailing

Tel: 061 858 0853  ( or from an overseas phone +6661 858 0853 )

2 Comments

  • Hi Steve,
    Just had a very expensive hr or so at Annies bar, Shekou …. I’m still living in Phuket & married to original wife, thinking of buying a boat, would love to catch up …

    Best, Mike

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