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“Exciting and Peaceful Family Adventure”

SY Nakamal Sail and Dive Charters
Ranked #6 of 54 Tours in Chalong
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: SAILING YACHT CHARTER PHUKET - Private Catamaran Sailing Day Charter Enjoy a great day sailing with your family or friends through the beautiful Andaman Sea aboard your privat sailing yacht. Charter one of our private yachts, step aboard and let us take care of everything else. There is no sailing experience needed. We are specialised in customised sailing cruises for day and overnight privat yacht charters. With over 30 years experience sailing in the waters around Phuket and the many islands in the Andaman Sea including the Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar, you rest assured that we know all the best places and have our secret spots where you can enjoy your holiday far away from the crowded beaches of Phuket. Our sailing yacht is your hotel and restaurant in the middle of pristine tropical paradise. We advice and than you can decide as to where you want to sail to. Our yachts are also fully equipped for SCUBA Diving. We offer the best above and below the water. Check out the many possible destinations on our website. There are descriptions with photos and videos. Contact us for any information you need. We are happy to answer all your questions in English, German, French or Thai. Let us arrange your holiday of a lifetime. See you in Paradise!
Reviewed 17 January 2018

We had an amazing time on the beautiful sailboat "Nakamal". Dieter and Ay were such gracious and caring hosts for our trip. Dieter, our accomplished captain, has so much experience and time in this area of the world that it made our trip seem effortless. We visited places that were away from the normal crowds and Dieter knew exactly when to arrive and depart, so we missed all of the "day tourists". He was full of interesting stories and was a delight to be around. Also, we can not say enough to fully describe the quality and variety of food that Ay prepared for us everyday. We had so many great dishes (also accompanied by wonderful wines) that we felt spoiled. Our children loved all the food and Ay made sure that everyone had enough food and that all our needs were met. This made our trip so much more enjoyable than we ever imagined. We snorkeled everyday and enjoyed the SUPs that were on the boat ready for use anytime. The thing that resonated the most with my wife and myself was the quality time and PEACE that we had with our children. We have a 13 yr. and 15 yr. old, they are normal, internet connected teens and we worried how the trip would be for them. But, to our amazement, they quickly relaxed into the slow pace of living on a sailboat. We all lounged around together and spent hours laying on the "trampoline" section of the boat reading and playing games together. There is also a ton of room on the front deck of the boat, complete with huge beanbag chairs to pile up and lay around on. This was our favorite area of the boat (and most charters we saw did not utilize this area the way "Nakamal" did). It was a true gift to be able to reconnect with our kids in such a meaningful way. We are all talking about when we can do another trip!

Thank welcometraveler2016
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

We surprised my husband for his 50th birthday with a 4 day charter on Mahayana. From the beginning Dieter was very helpful and direct; having never done this before I felt confident and safe long before we arrived in Thailand.
Dieter handed over communication to Steve closer to the time, and all arrangements flowed with ease.

As first time sailors; our family of 8 (2 mature adults, 4 young adults and 2 children) were cared for in every way. Steve, Ud and Ay are remarkable people - thoughtful, professional, respectful and fun. Their hosting aboard Mahayana is excellent.

Ay's cooking is absolutely delicious and she always asks "Everything ok?"
Meal times were a great highlight of our trip. I had read about Ay's cooking on previous reviews, however eating her food far exceeded my expectations.

Steve was very determined to give us an memorable experience visiting the islands that best suited our family; while paying great attention to safety, the weather and sailing time.

We were never bored, if not relaxing while sailing; we were kayaking, snorkeling, sub-winging, playing on the beach and playing Uno with Steve. We also walked a wonderful trail to the top of Koh Rok, worth all the steps along the way!!

Thank you, Thank you Steve, Ud and Ay !!
We will be back.

I would most definitely recommend Steve, Dieter and their team over and over again.

Thank Rochelle M
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Dieterdong, Owner at SY Nakamal Sail and Dive Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

Thank you very much for your good review Rochelle, it is appreciated by all of us

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

We had a Great Time on Nakamal.
Ay is the best cook in the Andamn Sea she was always well looked After.
Thank you so much
Greets from Germany
Klaus

Thank Flausis
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This review has been a long time coming - however it's here!!
We are a family of 4 - 2 kids 11 & 8 when we sailed. We had 5 nights sailing out of Phuket at the beginning of the season. We had an amazing quality family experience - we all felt very well catered for (Dieter has good wine selection capability!) with fantastic food cooked onboard, great conversations. Our kids totally loved the opportunity just to hang out and enjoyed everything Ay cooked. All in all it was a certainly an amazing experience and we can't wait to board again sometime soon.
Thank you so much Dieter & Ay

Thank Travelbysarsha
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Dieterdong, Owner at SY Nakamal Sail and Dive Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thank you Sharsha, this really is quite a surprise. It is very nice to hear that you did not forget your time with us after all this time and still write a review. Very much appreciated. and welcome back any time.
Dieter & Ay

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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

The week on the Mahayana with Steve and his crew was the last part of our trip of 8 months. And it was a great 'closing' trip.
Steve was really amazing with the kids, they still talk about him :). Endless energy and always in for some fun. We really recommend traveling with the Mahayana and Steve. Beautiful scenery and great company!!

Thank nanettedk
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