Our Thailand anchorages

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

* our favourites

PLACE

Koh Lipe N

Koh Butang

*Koh Rawi

Koh Phetra

Koh Muk

Koh Phi Phi

Ao Loh Moo Dee

Ao Chalong

COORDINATES

N 06°29.907

E99°18.690

N 06°30.250

E99°11.056

N 06°33.19

E99°15.0298

N 07°01.437

E99°28.622

N 07°21.415

E99°18.403

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

N 07°58.139

E99°48.310

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

N 07°29.057

E99°04.772

N 07°02.233

E99°28.247

DEPTH

5.8M

Mooring 17.8m

mooring 6m

5.8M

2.5m

13m

12m

2m

11m

5m

7.5m

7m

6m

11m

4.2m

4.5m

5.5m

8m

5m

10m

21m (mooring),

4.8m

5m

11.5m

11m

8.1m

8m

comments

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.

small islands off Koh Butang near light. Picked up one of a few moorings there,

but crusty with growth. Chipped paint

Quite strong current pushed us

onto buoy but fantastic snorkelling. Water very clear.

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

,

Mud, stunning 377ft limestone ridge, anchored on E side.

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

sw corner of island, near plantation and gardens. shallower toward sand spit and resort.

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.

shelter

South west

south west and North east

South west

South west

Coral Island

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.

north east

South west

South west

South west

South west

South west

south west and North east

north east

Koh Lon

*Koh Naka Yai

Yacht Haven

Koh Yao Yai

Koh DamHok

Krabi Boat Lagoon

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)

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.

north east

all seasons

North East

North east

North east

north east

north east

north east

north east

North east

north east

north east

north east

north east

north east

south west and North east

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

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

anywhere along coast of Lanta Ok for anchoring. We didn't go in. looked like resort/restaurant ashore – more rustic look.

west side of island.very rolly – possibly backwash off wall. Won't do that again!!

Koh Lanta

Koh Phetra