The Gulf of Thailand lies only 8 degrees north of the equator and enjoys a tropical climate year round and is bordered by Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. The yacht will be based in Samui, which is one of the largest islands in the Gulf of Thailand off the east coast of Kra Isthmus, Thailand. The beautiful island of Koh Tao, along with the pristine islands of Koh Samui and Koh Phangan, are also on the itinerary. The Thailand Aggressor offers diversity where guests may see; schooling barracudas, schools of mackerel, grouper, wrasse, snapper, batfish, moral eels, shrimp, leopard sharks, turtles and an abundance of hard and soft corals. The fertile water is relatively shallow with a maximum depth of about 300 feet. Whale sharks are frequent visitors to Koh Tao, especially to the offsore sites such as Sail Rock and Chumphon Pinnacle.
The THAILAND AGGRESSOR™ offers the Gulf of Thailand itinerary every year from May - October (starting in 2018).
Gulf of Thailand Sample Itinerary (All charters are Friday - Friday)
- Friday; Boarding 6:00 pm
- Saturday to Thursday Afternoon; Gulf of Thailand; Eat, Sleep & Dive, 5 dives offered each day, 2 on Thursday + Fishermans Village
- Thursday Evening – Cocktail party and dinner ashore
- Friday, Check out 8:00 am
Getting There, Passports & Visa Documentation:
Guests may fly to Bangkok (BKK) then connect with Bangkok Airways or Thai Airways and fly to Samui International Airport, located on the island of Ko Samui. The airport is also known as Ko Samui Airport or Koh Samui Airport. The modern airport is located north of the main city and and resort area not far from where the Thailand Aggressor docks. The airport has an open-air design with indoor areas with a gift shop, VIP lounge area etc. It is the country’s seventh largest airport with two terminals (domestic and international).
The THAILALND AGGRESSOR™ departs from Petcharat Marina. Guests will fly into Samui (USM) International Airport. The yacht departs from port Friday evening after everyone is onboard for its first night anchorage to prepare for diving the next morning. The yacht will arrive back to the pier Thursday afternoon. The crew will host a cocktail party then dinner will be ashore. There are many restaurants located in the marina area.
We highly suggest arriving a few days early and visiting Bangkok before flying from there to Samui International Airport (USM). Transfers are free of charge on the charter arrival/departure dates at the following pick up points:
Charter Start Date From Petcharat Marina:
- Friday 4.30 pm Samui International Airport (USM) for transfer to Petcharat Marina
Charter End Date From Petcharat Marin
- Friday 8 am departure to Samui International Airport (USM).
If you are already on island, you may make your own way to the Thailand Aggressor, docked at Petcharat Marina at 5:30 pm for a 6 pm boarding or, you may meet at one of the above pick up points.
(7 Day advance notification is required for transfer arrangements)
At the end of the charter, the boat will dock at Petcharat Marina where check out is at 8 am where guests will depart by mini bus to the airport or within walking to the host hotels. (taxis can be arranged to other locations)Host Hotels:The two host hotels are located within walking distance to Petcharat Marina Dock which is where the Thailand Aggressor docks. The Punnpreeda Beach Resort, and Saboey Resort and Villas are host hotels and recommended due to being so close to the yacht. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details and pricing.
Taxes & Fees:
USD $95 Park Fee paid onboard and 7% VAT tax of onboard purchases and park fee. The yacht accepts cash, MC, and Visa.