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What awaits you on a Thailand yacht charter? Find out why Thailand makes for a truly unique and unforgettable charter experience.

Sometimes, there is nothing better than veering off the beaten track. Whilst the golden coastlines, white sand beaches and mouth-watering cuisines of the Mediterranean have a timeless allure, there is nothing wrong with craving something new and unique every now and again.

If it’s adventure you seek, there are various exciting destinations that await you, from the breathtaking natural beauty of the ABC Islands (Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao), to the azure waters and tropical marine life of the Whitsunday Islands, Australia – looking beyond tourist hotspots to find seclusion, culture and untouched scenery is one of the many advantages of a unique yacht charter.

But combining gastronomic delights, unparalleled natural beauty and exotic marine life – a Thailand yacht charter may be exactly what you need to satiate your thirst for adventure.


Thailand is one of the hidden gems of the yachting world, boasting stunning scenery, colourful culture, luscious jungles and authentic cuisine – all of which make for a truly unique, unforgettable charter experience. Although travel to this tropical destination has been somewhat restricted in recent years, Thailand has eased COVID travel requirements, meaning you’re free to explore the incomparable beauty that this country has to offer.

So what awaits you on a Thailand yacht charter?

1 Picture-perfect beaches

Powdery sands, sparkling turquoise waters and coral reefs inundated with marine life – the beaches on Thailand’s coastline and islands are unparalleled. Towering pinnacles of limestone off the sheltered waters of Phang Nga Bay are unlike anything you will have seen before, and the secluded coves of the islands just off Phuket are like your own paradise.

2 Snorkelling and scuba diving

For those with an eagerness to explore, the crystal clear waters and abundance of marine life that a Thailand yacht charter has to offer make for the perfect snorkelling spots, allowing you to immerse yourself in the underwater scenery.

Snorkelling in Thailand

3 Visit ancient temples and royal palaces

Steeped in history and culture, Thailand offers a whole host of grand ruins, ornate temples and jaw-dropping palaces to explore. Visit the Big Buddha temple in Phuket, or why not venture out to Krabi (an island next door to Phuket) to climb the 1,237 steps up to the Tiger Cave Temple.

4 Explore James Bond Island

For any James Bond fans, a trip to Khao Phing Kan is a must on your Thailand yacht charter. Having featured in the 1974 James Bond movie ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’, this island quickly rose to fame for its natural beauty. Located in the Phang Nga Bay, its most notable attraction is the 20-foot, top-heavy rock that juts out of the water’s surface – a striking spectacle and a must-see for charterers in the area.

5 Try new, exotic cuisines

The food in Thailand is renowned for its authentic Asian influences, fresh produce and diverse flavours, making it a culinary haven for gastronomes. From spicy street food to exotic fruit markets and luxury Thai cuisine – there is plenty to discover when it comes to food in Thailand.

Food in Thailand

Getting the most out of your charter in Thailand

Swathed in culture, cuisine and natural beauty, Thailand is an unspoiled haven for yacht charterers, just far enough away from the bustle of tourism without being totally stripped from familiarity and comfort.

But to get the most out of your travels in such a unique setting, you need a yacht that can offer the utmost luxury. NORTHERN SUN offers that and more.

With an impressive master cabin, three doubles and two twin cabins – this sizable 50m vessel holds accommodation for 12 guests, with ample space to unwind after a busy day exploring the many wonders that Thailand has to offer.

Her interior perfectly complements a charter around South East Asia, with tropical woods such as teak, makore and narra featuring throughout – so that even when you retreat to the yacht for a relaxed evening, the very essence of Thailand surrounds your senses.

NORTHERN SUN superyacht

Packed with all the entertainment you could possibly need – from spacious saloons to grand dining areas, games tables, a piano and outdoor lounging areas complete with a Jacuzzi – NORTHERN SUN is the perfect vessel to explore the many hidden treasures of Thailand, and has everything you need for an unforgettable travelling experience. Not to mention that she is also one of the largest foreign-flagged yachts to receive a Thai cruising license, meaning you are guaranteed a smooth Thailand yacht charter experience from start to finish.


NORTHERN SUN superyacht salon

NORTHERN SUN superyacht deck with Jacuzzi

And the best part?

This one-of-a-kind superyacht is available for charter from mid-October – allowing you to experience the beauty of Thailand during its summer season for idyllic weather, picturesque scenery and non-stop exploration.

If you would like to make an enquiry or find out more about NORTHERN SUN, please contact our charter broker team.

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NORTHERN SUN superyacht at sunset

Exploration Awaits

There is no end to the hidden coves, secluded islands and untouched coastlines that the world has to offer. Whilst the tropical allure of a Thailand yacht charter is undoubtedly potent, there are so many other unique destinations that are just waiting to be enjoyed. 

With recent legislation changes making the region more welcoming to foreign flagged vessels, Australia’s Whitsundays offer sheltered coastlines, bright turquoise waters, extensive reefs and idyllic beaches for a truly luxurious vacation - the perfect blend of relaxation and exploration for your charter. 

Or why not venture out to the ABC Islands - Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao - for the perfect Caribbean experience without the bustle of tourists? With unique landscapes, tranquil coastlines and tropical climate, this small archipelago has everything you need for a charter experience off the beaten track.

Whether seeking adventure or a chance to soak up the sun, the opportunities are endless. Find out more about possible charter destinations.

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