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“MAHAYANA, driven by Steve, Naticha and Neung, is effectivement a FANTASTIC "great vehicule" but not only for Buddhism!”

SY Nakamal Sail and Dive Charters
Ranked #7 of 54 Tours in Chalong
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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 11 March 2018

Quite used to travelling to Thailand (and knowing its beauty and crowdy exceptionnal sites) we were looking for an "out of common run" holidays. Our family of 8 wanted to discover South islands, but with less travel contraints (as grand-parents and impatient kids were part of the trip!!!). We decided to afford us a catamaran cruise, fully equiped.

We were planning to have a good time ; while boarding, we expected to have a fantastic trip, but in fact those holidays were just GORGEOUS thanks to Steve and its expectionnal team (Naticha, his expectionnal cooker making you feel in a 5 stars accomodation and Neung his fisher captain making him understand even with no foreign language).

We booked for a 8 days&nights travel. The sailor owner Steve adapted the roadmap according to our wishes and make us travell in full security. His knowledge of the local wild life is exceptionnal and his will of sharing his passion of sailing and protecting the nature are just exceptionnal.

The scenaries were just dazzling. We had been cruising in the touristic area of the Andaman sea, down to Koh Rok and up to Krabi. But while staying for the night on board, you could discover the beauty of the nature (no more speedboat, no more tourist, no more long tail boat; just the sound of the waves and of the nature!!).

Living in a boat on self-sufficiency made us also learn how to be more carefull to the nature and spend some timeless holidays, far from our russhing usual life, with all the comfort of this huge catamaran! Our son of 8 years old took the oportinity to make a video of those 'green usages' for its school, which was much appreciated!

We had a real great time and those holidays will remain the best of our life!

Thanks Steve: Florian is now a star at his school, thanks to the video made on the catamaran. Largo is always asking what you are doing and when you are going to come and see us with the Mahayana on our River...

Thanks Naticha: we have to cook every week-end eggs and bacon for Florian (but did not succeed to cook them as good a Naticha's one!!). Largo keep asking why is there no watermelon, no French fries, no nuggets in that winter period in France, as there were some every day with you!

Thanks Neung: may I mention that Largo is still sleeping with the blue lure that you afford him while fishing... and Florian keep saying that your sons have the chance to have a so kindfull father who could play with them on the beach and in water!

The 8 of us are so thanksfull for those exceptionnal holidays; you afford us your natural kindness which has no price and that is becoming so rare... THANKS and hope to see you again!

Sandrine, Stephane, Florian, Largo
Francoise, Patrick
Gilles
Sophie

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

We had a great time sailing with Steve and his super friendly and fun crew. Great food, so much to eat, great sunsets, great snorkelling. I slept under the stars, so relaxing. We are planning our next trip, for even a longer period of time, 10-12 days, into Myanmar or deep south of Thailand. Can't wait

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

We were group of five guys from Finland who wanted to do something different on our holiday. Captain Colin & Oiy were great, thank you for your amazing thai food Oiy! Boat was also very nice and you really should rent cayaks and paddle boards for your trip. It was really nice to explore islands with cayaks and if you have not tried these yet, now it's a good chance. All in all, days were hot, beer was cold, food was excellent and we had fun!

Thank Markus S
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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

We took a last minute day out on the catamaran mahayana with two other couples. We now wished we would have booked a four or five day trip.
From the first contact on whattsapp everything ran smoothly and we got everything and more than we expected.
Amazing food, great captain and a very enthusiast boat hand.
Steve is very knowledgeable and helped make the day.
If you've found the reviews contact quickly before this is fully booked, wish we could keep it a secret. Lol
See you next time we are in Thailand,
Thanks for the best day we have had in Phucket.

Thank Matty D
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

We had an absolutely amazingly relaxing 7 days on Mahayana with Steve, Netitia & Oud.
The boat was fabulous and Netitia's food (and humour) were outstanding. We were made to feel totally at home on the boat and Steve's hosting skills and knowledge of the Andaman sea were superb. We spent the days chilling, snorkelling, kayaking and, of course, lots of swimming. Any special requests (including an underwater photo shoot) were fully catered for. It was fantastic to visit and overnight near the islands once all the day trippers had left, ending the day with a G&T followed by superb food and company. We'll be back on the Mahayana as soon as we can be!

Thank JLKP
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