Island-Hopping Phuket – Langkawi Part 2

Sailing Phuket Langkawi On SY Nakamal

29. August 2015 by admin No Comment

The Butang Archipelago, a team of about 50 islands and islets, is basically nationwide Park, while offering lots of fairytale exploring tours underwater and on land. Koh Rawi has waterfalls inland and people which straight fall over cliffs into the ocean. Koh Hin Ngam – the area is called the area of breathtaking stones, and real to its name repeatedly included in stones smoothed by waves , the sole place in which this happens far and wide! Koh Bitsi, Koh Tanga, Koh Chuku, Koh Pueng, Koh Adang ….. names that imply immediately the Bacardi-commercial feeling, and also the exceptionally superior water with underwater presence up to 50 meters and sloppy said “fish soup” confirms this just.

The journey continues aboard the SY Nakamal, in southern way. We see Koh Tarutao found in the Tarutao National Park in Thailand’s Satun province left and Pulau Langkawi on the horizon – visible and only 6 nautical miles inside distance, but currently on Malay soil and for that reason we adjust enough time on our watches, to and something hour. The currency could be the Malayan buck or Ringgit. Money changers and ATM machines can easily be bought everywhere. A great amount of excursions take offer, a cable car ride towards second greatest peak for the island the Mt. Cincang, from in which you have an breathtaking view over the woodland covered mountains therefore the islands capital Khua. Numerous waterfalls, a pilgrimage site – the mausoleum of Masuri is to learn, plus crystal blue normal pool surrounded by jungle. Beach resorts provide all amenities and arrange trips to stunning nature reserves, limestone rock ecosystem discovery pathways, a Sky-bridge, little cozy villages, numerous beaches and undoubtedly …. shop until such time you fall!

Duty-free items of sorts, practically forcing purchases! Whether you crave for chocolate, cheeses, Spirits, premium meats, foreign vehicles, technical devices or initial perfumes. Inside island money Khua everything is obtainable in all imaginable varieties. A charming little town! Regardless of the hustle together with bustle everywhere, the charming character of this seaside town has been preserved through the many still current older two-storey houses. Restaurants appeal to all preferences and costs, and culinary cravings is pleased as usual in Asia – on virtually every corner.

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.

Island Hopping Phuket – Langkawi – Watersport

Sailing Butang Archipelago Thailand

30. June 2015 by admin No Comment

For snorkeling, scuba diving and kayaking and deep ocean fishing, this cruising journey has all you could wish for. The Phi Phi Islands with wall surface dives and drift scuba diving, Koh Ha’s cavern and reef dives, a trip to Hin Daeng and Hin Muang, Thailand deepest drop-offs, into the dive community referred to as Manta and Whale shark magnets, but additionally highly credited for critter spotting, of these small treasures such as the Harlequin shrimp.

Koh Rok Nog / Nai in which turtles are generally discovered across the reef and feather movie stars – sitting decorations on colossal sponges. Koh Pueng with submerged surrealistic rock formations, which because of the currents provide a large selection of corals in most colors imaginable, many juvenile fishes and also amazingly colorful nudibranchs. Koh Ha, Koh Pueng, and countless other dive internet sites are waiting under the ocean become explored. Infinite diving opportunities spoil united states permanently. The two compressors abroad the SY Nakamal fill our tanks relentlessly with pure climate.

About 3 dozen plunge websites can be found simply around Koh Lipe, most of them top quality, as 8 Mile rock, Stonehenge, Sail Rock, Hin Son, Koh Lantcha, Koh Bitsi, all over Koh Adang, Koh Lipe, Koh Rawi and also decent wreck scuba diving during the Yong Hua wreck. Diving schools on Koh Lipe offer day trips and courses for scuba divers. The exposed place not just guarantees pelagic seafood but in addition sees quick currents so half-moon could be the optimal travel time. As spoiled beyond measure I will be in the future anyhow, because exceptional underwater sightings are the guideline here, together with Andaman Sea holds many surprises. During the islands overseas reefs spectacular evening dives would be the norm, and even night snorkeling can be an amazing experience because Bioluminescent a form of plankton is generally encountered. Colorful crabs, resting parrotfish, hunting barracudas and drowsy Fusseliers, colorful corals with tentacles exposed, and feather movie stars illuminated to shine because the stars regarding the show inside UW-torch light.

The reefs come in moderate depths and never disappear unexpectedly. Large coral blocks offer adequately protection toward marine life, soft and difficult corals are intact, an almost immeasurable variety of underwater fauna. On beaches macaques play, a species of monkeys that can perfectly swim, and which will be reliable to be gourmets, considering they’ve a fairly soft spot for fresh crabs, and even dive to hunt them down! A kayak tour followed closely by jungle stroll, where you will find orchids and wax flowers to appreciate, flowering woods under which a sunbathe in the shady beach is more than just exciting. Brahmini kites alongside tropical wild birds characterize the acoustics. A BBQ with self caught squid, deliciously prepared, one glass of white wine to clean it down with , a situation which turns perhaps the most reluctant into a water activities enthusiast.

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

Sailing Thailand - Yacht Charter

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.