Hiring a Boat on Koh Chang
Sailing around Koh Chang is increasingly popular. Every year there’s a noticeable increase in the number of yachts visiting the island and I often get emails from people asking about chartering a boat for a few days. The archipelago is gradually getting a name for itself as a great place to go sailing if you want to avoid sharing an overnight mooring with dozens of other yachts. Unlike the south of Thailand, you’ll be able to sail all day and just see a handful of other yachts. And at night, moor off a sleepy deserted island. Yet you’re never more than a short sail from a resort on Koh Chang, Koh Wai or Koh Mak or Koh Kood or a Marine National Park base on Koh Rang or Koh Bai Daeng
Gulf Charters have been chartering yachts out of their base at Salakphet Seafood Restaurant pier, Salakphet, in the far southeast of the island, for years and mainly focus on catamarans and premium monohulls. A new charter company has recently been set up which aims to fill the need for bareboat and skippered charters from a location which is closer to the west coast beaches and resorts.
Also in Salakphet, many private owners moor at Island View pier or the small marina near the head of the bay. Dieter, the owner of Island View, first arrived on koh Chang, by yacht over 25 years ago and knows pretty much everything there is to know about sailing in this area of Thailand.
In mid 2015, AV Ocean started up operations out of the Siam Royal View marina in the northwest of the island. In 2017 they relocated, also to Island View pier, Salakphet. As this location is ideally suited for anyone wanting to sail to the islands south of Koh Chang. Access to the islands is easy and the water is much deeper. With no problems getting boats out at low tide.
They have just completed work on their office and lounge area and have four yachts available for charter. More will be added during the coming High Season, including a 47ft ketch that is currently being restored in Phuket. More details on sailingkohchang.com
Out on the Ocean
Jenneau Sun Odyssey 35 – 89,000 Baht / Week
Jenneau Sun Odyssey 43 – 99,000 Baht per week
Hunter 310 – 69,000 Baht per week
Lagoon 380 catamaran, brand new vessel. 39,000 Baht per day. 3 Day minimum hire. Skippered charter only.
MacGregor26 – 55,000 Baht per week ( coming soon )
All monohull yachts can be chartered with a certified skipper for an additional 3,000 Baht per day.
For more details, please contact Denis from AV Ocean direct using the form below