Island-Hopping Phuket – Langkawi role 1

Sailing Phuket Langkawi

29. July 2015 by admin No Comment

A yacht charter utilizing the SY Nakamal is the best choice to explore magnificent archipelagos en route. Excellent Dive internet sites, great Snorkel spots and fine powdery dream away beaches without the human footprints may be explored by the tourist, for a century old path that will be utilized since ages by the renowned Chao-Lae the Urak Lawoi Seagipsies of southern Thailand. Making from Phuket’s most breathtaking normal harbor into the Bay of Chalong the Catamaran SY Nakamal sails direction Koh Mai Ton, among the small islets regarding more or less 120 nautical mile journey we are going to cover till our final destination, Malaysia’s responsibility free shopping haven Langkawi.

The next end is Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Lae, aided by the rocky outcrops Bida Nog and Bida Nai, found at southern tip of Phi Phi Lae. Going ashore or explore the Karsts, kayaking along the impressive sheer walls can be an adventure not to miss.

The SY Nakamal sets sail, and we travel by having a convenient 5 knots to Koh Haa. Koh Haa meaning 5 islands, is in addition an impressive stopover. Diving in caverns, interesting night dives or amazing sunsets dives will remain within memory forever. SY Nakamal is mooring protected inside uninhabited number of islands. A small sandy beach invites sun lovers by low tide, snorkeling is worthwhile and Whaleshark spotting is quite typical on the path to and also at Hin Daeng and Hin Muang. Manta rays are frequent site visitors too, due to the nutritious plankton available here.

Koh Rok Nai and Nog, one of many islands – Rog Nai has a nationwide Park Post that provides simple tents and a restaurant to people. We’re resting risk-free inside comfortable berths of SY Nakamal, looking towards another amazing snorkeling adventures. The channel between your islands while the reefs are abundant with colorful coral fishes. Perfect as being a beginner since with this specific sailing journey on the SY Nakamal we go to the Butang archipelago – among the best snorkel and dive sites Thailand is offering.

Excellent appropriate this trip may be the “Green Season”. Not just that we could observe psychedelic cloud formations so we can sail with sufficient wind to the heart’s desire, additionally the islands blanketed with primary woodland are now lush green and visitors are scarce. Truly the only inhabited area of this Butang Archipelago (others do have only N.P. articles – if) is Koh Lipe, there overnight rooms and seafood in all cost categories emerges, and in addition trips towards the surrounding islands. Here one can take notice of the sea-gypsies collecting edible shells, or fishing and all sorts of evenings before dawn a football game is up at the beach “Na Haad”. Gladly these people of Malayan origin offer snorkeling, fishing and ship trips, which is really a great opportunity to not miss. Centuries of expertise and respect for Chao Lae mirror their surnames, awarded by the mother of reigning king. Varying in the location of settlement, the surnames are: Deep water, Dark water, Tiger regarding the water, Master associated with Water, etc.

Just click here to read Part 2 of our sailing adventure in southern Thailand.

Manta and Whale Shark at Hin Deng & Hin Muang

Manta Rays Sail and Dive Thailand


Manta Ray Hin Deng - Thailand Sail and plungeEvery 12 months in April and may also we offer unique plunge cruises on our cruising catamaran Nakamal.
During both of these months the ocean is usually very calm and allows us to sail and remain starightaway at Hin Deng and Hin Muang south of Phuket. Both dive spots are famous for the countless sightings of Manta Rays and Whale Sharks and April and May are definitely the greatest months if you find some plankton within the water attracting these gentle leaders.

Sail and plunge Phuket - Manta Rays t Hin-Deng - Hin MuangHin Deng, just a rock that hardly pierces the surface of the Andaman water and and right next to it Hin Muang which is a totally submerged reef range between the most readily useful plunge internet sites in Thailand. Unfortuitously they feature bad shelter for anchoring and also when there is only small wind waves build-up and work out an overnight stay also on a stable catamaran very uncomfortable. Therefor during most of the year and only when we have visitors on board that are not getting seasick effortlessly we stop there in the day mostly just for one plunge as it is 3 hours sail to get here from Koh Rok or Koh Haa and another 3 hours sail for back once again to Koh Rok for safe and sheltered anchorage.

But during April and may also when the sea is flat such as a mirror and Manta Ray check out Hin Deng and Hin Muang in great numbers it generates for very special experience to sail and remain their aboard charter catamaran Nakamal. Moored right on the top of plunge spot you can observe the Mantas and occasionally Whale Sharks all day every day, either while scuba or just snorkelling. Also non divers can view them from deck associated with the yacht because they swim their sectors just a couple meters bellow.

This year we’ve actually been endowed specially within a sailing charter by having a group of enthusiastic divers from Switzerland. Taking movie with two digital cameras we got many real good footage and made a short film from the jawhorse and called Manta Overdose . This is actually the outcome, see for your self

During another sail and plunge charter by having a team from Southern Africa, while tied up up to a mooring at Koh Rock we’d another incredible experience. All four visitor had been simply returning from snorkeling at the near by reef. They were still within the water on the point of come back aboard when Dieter the captain of SY Nakamal who was sitting in the steps at the back of the yacht suddenly shouted “Whale Shark” The South African visitors thought he was pulling their leg and also the captain must actually urge them to put their mask back on and look just below them where two small but nonetheless incredibly majestic Whale Sharks passed right underneath the yacht. Stefan the long time scuba diving instructor whom came along with this cruise had never seen a Whale Shark before. When he heard Dieter yelling Whale Shark it just took him moments to grab his mask, snorkel and fin and jump inside water. For all aboard it’s been a amazing experience.

Sailing Yacht Charter Phuket – Orca Sighting

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Sail and Dive Phuket Orca Sighting 2014

During November 2013 Team Nakamal, Dieter and Ay, the Burmese guide Jojo and 3 guests fromSwitzerland, Yves, Sasha and Roberto happen on a 24 time deep exploration cruise into the Mergui Archipelago aboard the cruising catamaran Nakamal.

The Mergui Archipelago is made of a lot more than 800 isles, more than Thailand has therefore the most readily useful about all of these isles is the fact that just one, Macleod Island features a resort on it and just a few more are inhabited by Burmese fisherman or Moken Sea Gypsies. The islands for the Mergui Archipelago are the perfect cruising area for your sail and dive charter holiday. Because you can find a lot of islands you’ve got never to sail very definately not one area to the other. No long passages means you have got additional time to explore the islands or take part in water activities including scuba diving, snorkeling or kayaking.


Mergui Archipelago MapThe Mergui Archipelago is like Thailand’s islands need been a hundred or so years back, uninhabited and  completely pristine. One island is more beautiful than the other. Beaches with just footprints from wildlife which can be numerous on these islands. Throughout the whole 24 times sailing through Mergui Archipelago we’ve just seen another tourist watercraft while scuba diving on “ Ebony Rock “, a popular plunge site. Otherwise we just came across a couple of Burmese fishing boats for sale and of course some Kabang’s, the traditional ships regarding the Moken water Gypsies. Directly after we have actually sailed for already two weeks through this spectacular landscapes, our minds and cameras full with all the pictures we’ve wet in we couldn’t expect anything to top the experiences already made during this cruise. But we ended up being incorrect!

While sailing from Black Rock north heading for Tower Rock, Roberto instantly shouted Orcas! All of us were directly on deck and stared away at ocean to where Roberto ended up being pointing and there these people were, two gorgeous big Orcas coming towards united states. We were all extremely exited. It couldn’t simply take very long until these people were right next to the yacht. All of us had been taking photos and videos like crazy anticipating the encounter to last for only a very small amount of time. If the Orcas swam away from Nakamal we implemented them and swept up together several times once again. Than we stopped chasing them and unbelievably they stumbled on united states, swam under in the front or behind the yacht. After realising your Orcas aren’t going anywhere quickly, Dieter Dongphrajan, the captain of SY Nakamal made a decision to jump inside water equipped with his GoPro camera, hoping to get some in water footage of those fascinating creatures. Realizing that they are called Killer-Whales did not deter him. Shooting video under water proved not to be as simple the exposure was not very good due to a lot of plankton inside water. To just take video clip the Orcas had to be very closed to the camera and at times these people were.

At some point the Orcas had been a mere supply lengths away from Dieter. Adequate said and written, a photograph talks a thousand terms, a video most likely a million… Here is the results of the footage taken by every one of the users aboard SY Nakamal.

Snorkeling with Orcas – Movie

If you would like experience a fantastic holiday join united states for a sailing cruise through Mergui Archipelago.