Originally Posted by Miss Calypte
I am new to this forum and to sailing as well! Happy to say I will be on the boat in Langkawi next week and looking to have sail to Thailand
. Have never done that before and any info you have would be appreciated.
Greetings 'Calypte" , There are generally two routes from Langkawi up to Thailand; "inside" and "outside", outside is for direct, inside is for cruising.
is good at the moment for both routes, but assume wind
will be on the nose for both, as our SW monsoon generally blows NW because of the Sumatra effect. 'Outside' gives you the Butang group and Rok Nok which offer great snorkelling/diving, but some long sails
and not a lot of protected anchorages
. The 'inside' route
offers more protection for anchorages
, (Tarutao, Phetra (in a storm) Loa
Liang, Kradan, Ngai, Lanta, Phi Phi) with good beaches etc and good enough snorkelling) just depends on the time available.
You can check in at Phuket or Krabi (via Lanta) and its all very easy(ish) have a look at cruisingWiki for a few more details.
Let me know if you need more info, I'm happy to oblige, fair winds and enjoy your trip,