Sailing in Thailand

Over the first two weeks of March we spent time sailing in the Andaman Sea and visiting some of the smaller islands there.

Wave Dancer

The yacht, Wave Dancer, is a James Wharram design which uses rope lashings based on ancient Polynesian boat design. It is a modified (lengthened) Tiki 30 model. A video of Wave Dancer in action, taken when owned by the previous owner, is on YouTube here.

Wave Dancer
Wave Dancer moored near Ko Lipe.
Wave Dancer deck
Plenty of deck space.

Andaman Sea

We started out from Chalong Bay, Phuket and made our way over four days to Ko Lipe, a small habited island in the Adang-Rawi Archipelago of the Andaman Sea.

The trip from Phuket to Ko Lipe.
The trip from Phuket to Ko Lipe.

The islands we visited along the way were
Ko Phi Phi Le, Ko Ha Yai, Ko Rok Yai, and Ko Ra Wi.

Ko Phi Phi Le
Maya Bay at Ko Phi Phi Le.
Maya bay beach
Swinging on the beach in Maya bay.

Some scenes of The Beach were filmed at Maya Bay.

Ko Ha Yai
Ko Ha Yai
Ko Ra Wi
Sunset over Ko Ra Wi
Ko Rok
Ko Rok Noi on the left and Ko Rok Yai behind.
Cashew fruit
Cashews are growing on this island.

There were plenty of accessible coral areas to snorkel around and over.


We didn’t take any underwater pictures unfortunately, but don’t worry, we did find Nemo!! 🙂

There were also plenty of fishing boats around, especially around the time of the waning half moon. At night they lit up the horizon all around us with their many high-wattage light bulbs.

Fishing Boat

Ko Lipe

Resort houses
Resort houses on a “street” leading to Pattaya beach.
Signs along Walking Street.
Walking Street
Walking Street – the main street of Ko Lipe.

You do it too!

Skipper Stefan
Skipper Stefan

Captain Stefan cooked us many delicious meals!

Stefan is building up a chartering business, offering day trips, snorkeling or diving multi-day charters or whatever you can concieve of! If you want to experience the Andaman Sea like we did, get in touch and we’ll connect you with Stefan.

All in all, it was a very enjoyable and relaxing holiday.


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