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Our Thailand anchorages

Here is a list of our anchorages and our comments about each. We hope they are useful.
* our favourites

PLACE COORDINATES DEPTH comments shelter
Koh Lipe N N 06°29.907
E99°18.690
5.8M Sand, open anchorage but verycalm when we were there. Little protection
 from weather and has potential




 to be rolly.



 Didn't go ashore. Pleasant looking sandy



 beach with small resorts.










Koh Butang N 06°30.250
E99°11.056
Mooring 17.8m small islands off Koh Butang near light. Picked up one of a few moorings there, South west



 but crusty with growth. Chipped paint




 Quite strong current pushed us



onto buoy but fantastic snorkelling. Water very clear.










*Koh Rawi N 06°33.19
E99°15.0298
mooring 6m close to reef. Very clear water, excellent
snorkelling. In front of ranger station
uninhabited when we were there. Ranger present in NE monsoon we understand
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south west and North east















Koh Phetra N 07°01.437
E99°28.622
5.8M Mud, stunning 377ft limestone ridge, anchored on E side. South west



Very calm. Also used by local



.fishermen. Easily circumnavigated in dinghy.



sandy beaches on E side. Rocky on W with bird nester huts visible
Quite uncomfortable on W side











Koh Muk N 07°21.415
E99°18.403
2.5m sw corner of island, near plantation and gardens. shallower toward sand spit and resort. South west



 Island badly devastated by 2004 tsunami. Large jetty on N side of island for commuting to mainland.



good to walk in village. can get Thai sim cards from village.







Koh Phi Phi







Ao Loh Moo Dee








Ao Chalong










Coral Island






Koh Lon




*Koh Naka Yai






Yacht Haven









Koh Yao Yai

N 07°43.510
E98°46.185















N 07°49.412
E98°21.211










N 07°44.733
E98°23.022




N 07°46.952
E98°23.479




N 08°03.066
E98°28.370




N 08°10.492
E98°20.419








N 07°55.206
E98°31.581

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very busy anchorage and not many places to anchor. Can leave dinghy at jetty at head of bay for land exploration...too many tourists and
souvenir shops

 1.2nm from Ton Sai Bay (main bay) and a bit quieter, especially in the evening
snorkelling not as good here as Koh Butang but not bad, be careful of fast longtails though
Don't know what all the fuss is about.
v shallow bay. Moorings put down early Dec.2012 beginning to fail in 2 weeks has made anchoring there tricky. Moorings for rent from PCYC or ACYC. tide an issue for dinghying to
beach at either of these venues. Can take dinghy to pier/”marina” and tie up there. Check in/out facilities at top of wharf. Customs Immigration and Harbour Master. Very convenient. Can be very uncomfortable in NE monsoon when a breeze gets up.

not very sheltered for us. Wind blowing straight into the bay. Busy with tour boats on beach and anchorage full of tour boats, snorkellers and revellers.

calm and isolated. No tour boats, local huts on white beach. Very peaceful and sheltered late in the afternoon



very pretty beach. Busy with tour boats from 2-4pm on way back form Phang na Bay tours. Then isolated. Couple of beach bars serve cocktails when busy.

Outside Yacht Haven Marina, on shallow flats. Seems to be good holding. Friendly staff at marina welcomed us – gave us keypass for jetty. Good local restaurants nearby within walking distance. But rather isolated.


anchoring near any beach on the western side of island is quite safe. Quiet pretty beach near southern tip. Shelter form storm.
 

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south west and North east








north east

Koh DamHok
N 07°58.139
E99°48.310
11m
Very beautiful and calm. Stunning scenery close to Ao Nang, Railay and Krabi. Good place to wait for tide to get to Krabi Boat Lagoon ( only a few miles away)


north east
Krabi Boat Lagoon










Kata Beach







E Chalong Panwa






Koh Yao Yai (West)




Koh Phanak






Koh Hong (Phang Na)





Koh Panyee











Koh Roi





Koh Hong (Krabi)


Ao Nang









Railay Bay




Nai Harn Bay



Racha Island

N 08°00.625
E98°57.669










N 07°48.918
E99°28.622






N 07°48.827
E99°28.862





N 08°05.162
E98°28.622




N 08°11.199
E98°29.137





N 08°13.188
E98°30.226





N 08°20.504
E98°30.307









N 08°11.550
E98°36.593




N 08°04.594
E98°40.776


N 08°01.606
E98°49.028








N 08°00.404
E98°409.965



N 07°46.236
E98°18.130

N 07°36.593
E98°21.889






















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21m (mooring),


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5m




11.5m



11m

Tidal channel but very sheltered and plenty of water once through. Waypoints given by marina staff when organising. Very new and clean facility haul out to 50 tonnes. Nice marina a long way from anywhere though. Hire cars and motorbikes available from marina. Small shop and cafe there. Good local market about 7km away on highway.


slight swell in NE season but big in SW season. Hard to get ashore in dinghy because of surf. best landing spot far SW corner. Prepare to get wet. Dinghy seemed to be safe on the beach but this was during Kings Cup week.


A good alternative when Chalong gets very choppy in NE season.
Beach bars good. food at beach restaurants good. Bike hire from road but no shopping facilities nearby. Only resorts

Anchored off a little sandy beach. Near to inlet which is good for dinghying –
 fish farms up there. Lovely in creek
mangrove territory. Kingfishers and other birds.

west side of island. Impressive – better late in pm after tour boats bringing lots of tourists for canoeing in
hong have gone home. Dark tunnel to get in. Use torch at mid-tide to paddle in. Stunning scenery.

v quiet after all tour boats have gone. Sheltered between islands. Hong IMPRESSIVE. Good kayaking or dinghying. Water not very clear for swimming. strong current


Muslim stilt village. Anchor in river nearby. Extremely busy at lunchtime. thousands visit for lunch. but lovely for late afternoon stroll to meet locals. Souvenir vendors shut up when restaurants close
Cave paintings on cave wall upstream, possible neanderthal. Lovely here at top of the bay.Caves and creeks to explore.
Furthest north for us

very pretty opposite beach. Little hong can be accessed from N beach – dinghy in at half tide.
 Calm and sheltered in NE season.
 
very pretty, busy with tourists, evidence of tsunami. nice forest walk. Water clear here.

large open shallow bay. Very exposed in SW season . Can tie up dinghy at beach near longtails.
Restaurants souvenir shops along main street and beachfront
We liked it here. Hire bikes to Krabi town (20km) most spectacular road scenery!!


stunning cliffs . 3 little Beaches – jungle walks – heard wild gibbons
resorts on beach.

large wide open bay – good holding. snorkelling


very calm but busy with tour boats. Floating jetty during peak times. Very clear water  – diving and snorkelling

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Koh Lanta
N 07°29.057
E99°04.772
8.1m
anywhere along coast of Lanta Ok for anchoring. We didn't go in. looked like resort/restaurant ashore – more rustic look.

north east
Koh Phetra
N 07°02.233
E99°28.247
8m
west side of island.very rolly – possibly backwash off wall. Won't do that again!!
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E99°28.862













E98°28.622













E98°29.137

north east





















E98°30.226
between islands. Hong IMPRESSIVE. Good



kayaking or dinghying











E98°30.307
busy at lunchtime but lovely for late afternoon



Stroll to meet locals. Cave paintings on cave wall



upstream. Lovely here at top of the bay.



Furthest north for us!!






E98°36.593
can be accessed from N beach – dinghy in



at half tide. Calm and sheltered in NE season.






E98°40.776








E98°49.028
up dinghy at beach near longtails. Restaurants



souvenir shops along main street and beachfront



We liked it here. Hire bike to Krabi town (20km)



most spectacular road scenery!!






E98°409.965
Beaches – jungle walks – heard wild gibbons



resorts on beach






E98°18.130








E98°21.889
peak times. Very clear water – diving and snorkelling






E99°04.772
looked like resort/restaurant ashore – more rustic look.






E99°28.247








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