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Discover some of the most captivating cruising grounds in southeast Asia, exotic cuisine, and fascinating culture when you enjoy a yacht charter in Thailand.

Pristine beaches and wing-tipped Buddhist temples litter the landscape along the southwest coastline. This idyllic nation is primed for your visit as it has long been a hot spot for the jet-set thanks to its stunning beaches, Zen-like culture, exotic foods, and legendary beach parties. The renowned city of Bangkok is the capital, but Thailand’s offshore islands, such as Phuket, are a true paradise.

Immerse yourself in the fascinating, colorful cities, take in the unique customs, and delight in the fantastic cuisine. With a host of attractions, you will never find yourself bored when visiting Thailand’s range of natural wonders and spiritual grandeur.

Outstanding snorkeling and diving

Cruise southwestern Thailand to visit the pristine beaches with turquoise waters and amazing underwater wonders for outstanding snorkeling and diving. The yacht will be outfitted with all of the kit you need. Combined with well-protected anchorages and dramatic limestone landscapes, the Andaman Sea is the reigning maritime jewel of Southeast Asia. On a cruise around Thailand’s west coast, you can explore uninhabited islands in Phang Nga Bay. This is the perfect place to hop aboard the yacht’s water toys and play in the crystalline sea.

Divers will want to jump in waters surrounding the Phi Phi islands or the Marine National Park around the Similan Islands and spend leisurely days on the scenic beaches of the Surin Islands before venturing inland to enjoy the cultural hotspots and nightlife on the Phuket, aka the “Pearl of the Andaman.” Phuket is also brimming with luxury spas that provide the ultimate in relaxation. Enjoy a massage while watching the sunset over a pristine ocean at one of the five-star resorts on the island.

Get in touch with a Thailand yacht broker

If you want to explore Thailand and its many beautiful islands, Northrop & Johnson can help. As a leading yacht brokerage, we excel at crafting incredible vacations on the water with tailored itineraries that are bespoke to you. We have access to the best Thailand yachts for charter from 30-meters, including the world’s most luxurious yachts built by pedigree European shipbuilders such as Feadship, Lurssen, Oceanco, and Amels. All our yachts boast exceptional interiors, flexible cabin configurations, spectacular onboard amenities, and a wonderful selection of tenders and water toys. Whether you want to enjoy a sailing vacation or an island-hopping adventure aboard an ultra-luxurious superyacht, Northrop & Johnson can help. Contact our team today or browse our luxury yachts for charter.

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Charter Highlights Thailand

  • Climb Sunset Point for spectacular views over the two bays of Phi Phi Don
  • Kayak through the caves at Koh Hong and Koh Panak
  • Watch the sun set over the Andaman Sea from the elephant shrine above Nai Harn bay in Phuket
  • Snorkel the Hat Nai Yang National Park (Phuket's largest coral reef), which lies just 1,400 meters from the shore
  • Enjoy a treatment at Amanpuri’s Aman Spa in Phuket
  • Soak up the sun on the white sand beaches that dot the Similan and Surin Islands

Thailand Yacht Charter Itinerary

For a full list of all available itineraries & excursions, or to chart your own course please inquire.

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Yacht Charter Thailand: FAQs

How much does it cost to charter a yacht in Thailand?

The cost of chartering your own private yacht in Thailand with Northrop & Johnson starts at around US$50,000 per week and rises to over a million for the world’s most luxurious superyachts and mega yachts. All our luxury yachts for charter are fully crewed, boast flexible cabin configurations, elegant interiors, superb onboard amenities, and a super selection of tenders and water toys. If you want to enjoy the crystal clear waters of Thailand aboard a luxury yacht, contact Northrop & Johnson or browse our luxury yachts for charter.

What's the weather like in Thailand?

Thailand enjoys warm weather year-round, with particularly hot weather from March to June, when temperatures range from 30C to 35C (86F to 95F), with some inland regions experiencing even higher temperatures. The weather is split into three distinct seasons: the aforementioned hot season from May to June, the rainy season from July to October, and the cool season from November to February, when temperatures are a balmy 20C to 30C (68F to 86F).

When's the best time to visit Thailand on a motor yacht charter?

The best time to visit Thailand on a motor yacht or sailing yacht charter is during the cool season, from November to February. This season’s favorable weather conditions make it the ideal time to maximize quality time on the water, enjoy outdoor pursuits, or make the most of your yacht charter’s many water toys.

What are some of the best destinations to visit in Thailand aboard a luxury yacht?

Phang Nga Bay

Located in the Andaman Sea, Phang Nga Bay is renowned for its dramatic limestone karsts rising out of the emerald-green waters. Drop anchor and explore hidden lagoons, sea caves, and secluded beaches, including the famous James Bond Island (Khao Phing Kan), where The Man with the Golden Gun was filmed in the 1970s.

Koh Phi Phi Islands

Situated in the Andaman Sea, the Koh Phi Phi Islands, including Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh, offer breathtaking scenery, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant coral reefs. Swim, snorkel, and dive in picturesque bays such as Maya Bay and enjoy the lively atmosphere of Tonsai Village. Make sure you visit Monkey Bay, which is inhabited by a colony of macaques.


Located on Thailand’s west coast, Phuket is a superb superyacht destination. The island boasts several world-class marinas, including the Phuket Yacht Haven Marina, alongside lavish resorts, spas, restaurants, and golf courses. The island is a popular spot with celebrities and VIPs, offering a lively atmosphere.

Similan Islands

Located northwest of Phuket, the Similan Islands are part of a national marine park renowned for their stunning underwater scenery, including colorful coral gardens, diverse marine life, and excellent dive sites. Explore pristine beaches, hike through lush forests, and snorkel in clear waters teeming with marine biodiversity in this tropical paradise.

Koh Samui and Surrounding Islands

Cruise around the Gulf of Thailand and explore the scenic islands of Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, and Koh Tao, known for their stunning scenery, vibrant coral reefs, and charming fishing villages. Koh Samui offers a variety of anchorages, marinas, and luxury resorts.

Koh Chang and Koh Kood

Located in the eastern part of the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Chang and Koh Kood are known for their unspoiled beauty, lush rainforests, and secluded, pristine white beaches. Explore pristine bays, snorkel in clear waters, and visit national parks and traditional fishing villages.

What types of yachts can I charter in Thailand?

As a sought-after superyacht destination, you can choose from a superb selection of yachts for charter, especially when you book a luxury yacht charter with Northrop & Johnson. We can book charters aboard:

  • Motor yachts
  • Sailing yachts
  • Catamarans, including sailing catamarans and motor catamarans
  • Expedition vessels
  • Fishing yachts
  • Sport yachts
  • Superyachts & mega yachts

Is Thailand good for sailing?

Thailand boasts excellent sailing conditions, making it a popular destination for sailing enthusiasts, especially off Phuket’s east coast in the Andaman Sea. Enjoy sailing crystal-clear waters dotted with secluded coves, white sand beaches, and picturesque moorings. Northrop & Johnson has a superb selection of sailing yachts for charter, including elegant sloops, cutters, and schooners, ensuring a refined sailing trip. Contact our Thailand yacht brokers if you want to enjoy a sailing yacht charter in Thailand.

Is Thailand good for scuba diving and snorkeling?

Yes, Thailand is a superb destination for scuba diving and snorkeling thanks to its wonderful warm sea temperatures, excellent visibility, vibrant marine life, and healthy coral reefs.

What marine life can I see?

Thailand offers a wonderful selection of marine life. You can expect to see:

  • Manta Rays
  • Whale Sharks
  • Leopard Sharks
  • Turtles, including Hawksbill Turtles and Green Turtles
  • Black Tip Reef Sharks
  • Seahorses
  • Moray Eels

Where do Thailand charter yachts berth?

Thailand boasts several world-class marinas. Some popular marinas popular with yacht charters include:

  • Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Pattaya
  • Yacht Haven Marina, Phuket
  • Ao Po Grand Marina, Phuket
  • Phuket Boat Lagoon
  • Krabi Boat Lagoon, Krabi

What airport will I fly into to embark on my private yacht charter?

The airport you fly into for your private yacht charter will depend on your embarkation destination. Thailand boasts numerous international airports that accommodate commercial flights from around the world as well as private jets. Some popular airports in Thailand include:

  • Phuket International Airport, Phuket
  • Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
  • Krabi International Airport, Krabi
  • Samui International Airport, Koh Samui

When you book a luxury yacht charter with Northrop & Johnson, our charter brokers will help arrange your travel to and from your private yacht. Contact our team today or browse our luxury Thailand charter yachts.

Can I explore Thailand on a bareboat charter?

While bareboat charter vacations are possible in Thailand, Northrop & Johnson specializes only in luxury South East Asia crewed boat rentals.

What's the currency in Thailand?

Thailand’s official currency is the Thai Baht. Credit and debit cards are widely accepted; however, some smaller eateries, shops, and service providers only accept cash. You can withdraw Thai Bhat from local ATMs.


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